- By Kevin
- On Dec 14, 2017
- Travel Tips
Begin your exploration of the historic Prague city, some places suit for children during the Prague vacation you need to know firstly.
In the Lesser Town near Charles Bridge and next to Kampa Park Restaurant is Charles Bridge Playground.
Open: 08:00-19:00 in summer, 08:00-17:00 in winter.
Directions from the Old Town: as you cross Charles Bridge to the Lesser Town, the playground is visible on your right. From the bridge, once over the river take the steps down on your left. Turn right, walk under Charles Bridge, then immediately right again.
There is another playground in the New Town opposite the Main Train Station (Praha hlavní nádraží), with slides, swings, climbing towers, sandpit and a zip line.
Address: corner of Opletalova and Bolzanova streets.
Another children's playground in the New Town is on Slavonic Island, a beautiful spot near the National Theatre. The playground is next to Zofin Palace Restaurant. So for families a nice activity is to book a meal at Zofin, and afterwards the adults can watch the children play as they relax with a drink.
Finally, there is a playground at the bottom of Petrin Hill, near the base of the Funicular Railway.
All five playgrounds we mention are in the centre of Prague. They have modern equipment with thick rubber mats or sand around the play areas, they are well maintained, and are free for the public to use.
Axa Swimming Pool
Axa Swimming Pool is the finest in Prague's city centre.
An impressive 25m in length, this heated indoor pool is just 10 minutes walk from both the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.
The Axa Swimming Pool is open to the general public seven days a week, but make a note of the opening hours. Other facilities include a sauna, solarium and massage tables - Axa Swimming Pool.