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If you are bringing a stroller/pram try and bring a golf (big wheels) type as the cobblestones are bumpy!

Bars and restaurants are children friendly although you will have problems finding highchairs at the bottom you will find non smoking restaurants

If you are staying in Prague with your children and are not sure how to keep them entertained, here are a few places that may do the trick:


Top of Petřín Hill: Mirror Maze, Observatory, Pony Rides

The mirror maze on the top of Petřín Hill - the one with the TV tower on it that looks a bit like the Eiffel Tower - can be a fun diversion for kids and adults alike. Pony rides are sometimes available for small children on Petřín, while the observatory can be of interest to older kids. To get to the top of the hill, take the funicular that starts on Újezd street (you can get there by tram 12, 22, or 23 and get off at Újezd). The funicular operates daily from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (April - October) or 9 a.m. to 10:20 p.m. (November - March) and runs every 10 to 15 minutes. You will need a public transportation ticket to use the funicular.


Prague Zoo

The Prague Zoo is located near the Trója Chateau in Prague 7 and is open year round.

Address: U Trojského zámku 3/120, Prague 7
Getting there: Bus 112 from Nádraží Holešovice (Metro C) to Zoologická zahrada (last stop)
Hours:
March: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April, May, September, October: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
June - August: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
November - February: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: adults 80 Kč, children/students/seniors 50 Kč, family 200 Kč
Website: www.zoopraha.cz


Puppet Shows

Most of the puppet/marionette shows in the Prague city center are targeted at adults rather than children. There is a puppet theatre in the outskirts that has daily shows for children but all performances are in Czech:
Loutkové divadlo Jiskra (Puppet Theatre Jiskra), Klapkova 26, Prague 8. Take tram number 10, 14, 17, 24, or 5 and get off at Ke Stírce.


Prague Parks

Some of Prague's numerous parks can be just the right place to let your kids run wild... Figuratively speaking.

Prague Toy Museum
Jirská 4, Prague 1

Tel: +420 243 722 94
Tel: +420 243 711 11

Metro: Malostranská
Tram: Number 22
Open 9.30am-5.30pm daily.
Admission 40Kc
20Kc students, OAPs; under-15s free
50 Kc family ticket.

Pick! A surprisingly nice little place with lots of antique trains and dolls, complete with English-language signs on most of them. There are not many things for the kids to touch, but there are plenty of mysterious mechanical objects such as music boxes and steam-powered toys for the kids to speculate about. There is a Barbie exhibit on the second floor that is quite interesting.



height=89Historic Tram
Tel: +420 312 334 9
Tel: +420 961 249 00

Times: Apr-Oct hourly.
Fare 15 Kc; 7 Kc children.

A great sightseeing refuge for tired feet, this quaint, wood-framed tram travels a loop from Vystavistę, down the banks of Malá Strana, across to the National Theatre, through Václavské námęstí and back to Vystavistę by way of Námęstí Republiky. It can be joined at any stop on the route.



height=89Marionette Theatre
Dejvice Theater (Dejvicke Divadlo)
Zelena 15a, Prague 6

Tel. +420 231 123 65
Tel: +420 231 124 30

Pick! When marionette theater died out in other parts of Europe, it didn't die out here, and the Czechs today are quite famous for their marionettes. "The Adventures of Don Quixote" (Dobrodruzstvi Dona Quijota) - loosely based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes - and "Spoon River Anthology" (Spoonriverska antologie) - a more faithful retelling of the legendary book by E.L. Masters - are both examples of classic marionette theater and are performed by the Dejvice Theater's resident marionette troupe, meanwhile "Mehedaha Theater," (Divadlo Mehedaha) is something more like "performance art with music and marionettes," and features puppets and other objects created by Petr Nikl, the Czech Republic's newest laureate of the Chalupecky Prize - given to under-35's for overall excellence in art.

Also in the park is the Stefánik Observatory (tel. 257-320-540; www.observatory.cz), built in 1930 expressly for public stargazing through a 90-year-old telescope. It is open Tuesday to Friday from 2 to 6pm and 8 to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to noon, 2 to 6pm, and 8 to 10pm. Admission is 30Kc ($1.05) for adults and 20Kc (70˘) for children.

The funicular departs from a small house in the park just above the middle of Újezd in Malá Strana; tram no. 12, 22, or 23 will take you to Újezd.

Elsewhere in Prague

Budding astronomers can try to catch the stars at the Planetárium in Stromovka Park (tel. 233-376-452; www.planetarium.cz). There are shows daily under the dark dome, including one in which highlighted constellations are set to music and another that displays that night sky. The shows are in Czech, but the sky is still fun to watch. To reach the planetarium, take tram no. 5, 12, or 17 to Výstaviste and walk through the park to your left about 315m (350 yd). Admission is from 40Kc ($1.40) to 120Kc ($4.30). It's open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to noon and from 1pm until the end of the last program at 8pm. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 9:30am to noon and from 1pm until the end of the evening program.

In the Výstaviste fairgrounds adjacent to Stromovka Park is Krizík's Fountain (Krizíkova fontána). A massive system of water spigots spout tall and delicate streams of color-lit water in a spectacular light show set to recorded classical and popular music. Small children are especially fascinated. There's also a small amusement park on the fairgrounds. The water/music program (tel. 220-103-280; www.krizikovafontana.cz) runs April to October from 7 to 11pm. Admission is 60Kc to 160Kc ($2.15-$5.70) for different performances at 7, 8, and 9pm, and sometimes 10pm. Take tram no. 5, 12, or 17 to Výstaviste.

The Museum of Children's Drawings is situated in Dum U Zelené Záby at U Radnice 13/8, Praha 1 (tel. 224-234-482; www.muzeumzaby.cz ). Close to Old Town Square, this reconstructed house shows various children's artwork. On Sunday, this family-friendly place becomes a hands-on experience, allowing young visitors to create their own masterpieces. It's open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 6pm.

Kralovska Planetarium Located next to the Prague Exhibition Grounds, the planetarium puts on several star shows a day. Have your hotel concierge check showtimes for English language performances.

The National Musuem The exhibits here should prove of interest to middle school-age children. They focus on minerals, botany, and zoology. One of the highlights is a reconstructed, full-size whale skeleton. This museum is open on Mondays, when many others are closed.

The National Technical Museum Older children will enjoy the collections of historic transportation methods, including antique bicycles, cars, trains, and planes. Open 9 to 5 daily, except Monday.

Boat Excursions There are a variety of different tours of the Vltava River, departing from various points. A hotel concierge should be helpful in finding itineraries.

 
In Restaurants...
detail Cafe Bio Life Zamecka 3, Hradcany, Prague 1 Tel: 257 532 836

detail Country Life Melantrichova 15, Stare Mesto, Prague 1 Tel: +420 2 2421 3366

detail Govinda Na hrázi 5, Liben, Prague 8

detail Govinda Vegetable Club Soukenicka 27, Stare Mesto, Prague 1

detail Havelska Koruna Havelska 23, Stare Mesto, Prague 1 Tel: +420 2 24 23 93 31

detail Maly Buddha Úvoz 46, Hradcany, Prague 1 Tel: +420 2 2051 3894
In Cafés...
detail Cukrkavalimonada Lazenska 7, Mala Strana, Prague 1 Tel: +420 2 57 53 06 28

In Internet Cafés...
detail Planeta Vinohradska 102, Vinohrady, Prague 3 Tel: +420 2 6731 1182


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