Many of Prague’s most significant landmarks harbour quiet playgrounds ideal for escaping the tourist trail. The most magical? The grassy courtyard tucked between the hushed brick lanes of the castle’s Nový Svět quarter. To get there, take the 22 tram to Brusnice, walking south until you see a stone passageway marked ‘Dětské hřiště’ (children’s playground). The playground closes for the winter but this picturesque village is worth a visit any time of year.
Known for its shop-window marionettes and candy-coloured Baroque buildings, Prague feels very much the fairytale destination. However, the Czech capital has much more in store for visiting families than just wooden toys and a great big ol’ castle. The kids will be enchanted by the city’s wide open green spaces dotted with well-equipped playgrounds, world-class child-friendly museums, and array of restaurants that’ll satisfy small and big appetites alike. And most importantly of all, we’d argue, the city boasts some of the world’s most drinkable and least expensive beer – meaning Prague gets the parental seal of approval, too. But save that for later: these are strictly the best things to do with kids in Prague.
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