There are plenty of sights or activities around Prague that kids of various ages will enjoy.

Petrin Hill has an Observation Tower which is a mini-replica of the Eiffel Tower, a playground and Mirror Maze (bludiště in Czech). Take a funicular to the top of the hill from Ujezd in Mala Strana to save your breath and later just walk down the hill. Mirror Maze was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exposition but still amuses kids of all ages and adults alike with its distorted mirrors and the warped reality. It’s open daily from May through August, 10am–10pm.

There are several museums in Prague designed for children. The National Technical Museum has tons of hands-on activities; while the National Museum is the site for historical and natural history collections.  

If you want to do some sightseeing and please adults and kids together, hiring a private guide is a good option if the guide is good at keeping the kids engaged and interested. One of the most established company is Daily walk of Prague, with English speaking guides. More recently young locals of Prague are offering walking tours in English.

In Summer, you can row or pedal-boat on the river – the pier is on the Kampa island side of the river.

Also, as an unsuspecting tribute to the old motoring industrial tradition of Moravia perhaps, you can hire wonderful old cars to ride around Prague in style. The cars are gorgeous, with no roof, comfortable leg room, sometimes a table to sit around. Among many car companies, you may try this one

Similarly you can ride an historic tram, tram no. 91, which runs April through November on weekends and holidays, running from noon to six pm,  starting on the hour at the tram museum at the Stresovice depot.  Cheap and fun.

Walk through the Valdštejnská (Waldstein) gardens and admire  peacocks, owls (caged) and colourful carp.

Once in the Prague Castle area, go to the Toy Museum which houses antique toys, teddy bears, several hundred Barbie dolls, robots, and steam engines. A relatively new Museum of the Miniatures is also in Hradcany. Its unique exposition is a showcase of creations by Anatoly Konyenko, a master skilled in micro miniature technique. Here children – properly equipped with a magnifying glass ‑ will be astonished to see a caravan of camels in a needle eye, prayer written on a human hair, or the smallest book in the world of 0.9x0.9 mm size which can be looked at with a microscope and which is included in the Guinness Book of Records.

Prague has lots of children playgrounds to run around and burn some energy – there is one in Letna Parkand another one by the river in Smichov; or visit Dětský ostrov (Children’s Island) in the Vltava accessible by a footbridge from Janáčkovo Nábřeží. 

Puppetry tradition and marionette shows have a long history inherited from the Baroque era in Prague and throughout the Czech Republic. Not all puppet shows are geared for children so you should collect information, first. Now the National Marionette Theater features weekend performances for children – these sell quickly, so book in advance.

One of the best attractions for kids in Prague is the newly renovated Prague Zoo. It is now one of the best in Europe with huge open spaces for animals and great trails for visitors.  You can reach it on weekends by boat leaving from Čechův most (Nemocnice na Františku).

Real hit of the season is new open interactive exposition of film special effects: Karel Zeman Museum just a few steps from Charles Bridge. Which take you and your children to journey through the world of fantasy of Karel Zeman, famous Czech filmmaker.

Karel Zeman Museum

 

Saska3, Praha 1

+420 724 341 091 

Mirror Maze
Petřínske Sady, Praha 1
257-315-212

Toy Museum
Jiřska 6, Praha 1 (Prague Castle)
224-372-294 (ticket office)

Museum of Miniatures

Strahovske Nádvoři 10, Praha 1 (Hradčany)
233 352 371
http://www.prague.net/museum-of-minia...

National Marionette Theatre
Zatecka 1, Praha 1 (Old Town)
224-819-322
www.mozart.cz

Prague Zoo
U Trojskeho zamku 3, Praha 7 (Old Town)
224-819-322
www.zoopraha.com

 Boats to the Zoo

 http://www.praguesteamboats.com/boats...