Just on the outskirts of Prague is another cute bowling lane set up for kids and suitable for birthday parties. It’s cheaper than Bowling at Dolce Villa but the downside is that the venue does allow smoking. To avoid this you can book out all the lanes for your party or function.
A very popular topic for parents any time of the year. Where can I organise my kid’s birthday party? Since we have already tried all possible options in Prague I had to look for something new. And new it is. We eventually rented Hakuna Matata private pre-school and hired Smarty Party. We ended up having a blast and an unforgettable event for our friends and mainly for our birthday boys. Here is how it went and how it works.
Proud to announce our first report from one of our own children…
guest report by Robert York
This year, I celebrated my 12th birthday with a group of friends at I-Pilot. All together, there were 8 of us. When we arrived at the I-Pilot venue, they quickly provided us with drinks to keep us comfortable while we were waiting to go into the simulator.
This is one of the prettiest and cleanest bowling venues I’ve seen. It’s the perfect size for a party and the catering provided on-site is excellent. A half day bowling out here is a great treat for kids over these cold winter months and is definitely a good choice for birthday parties too.
Dear Families, Dear all,
This Christmas I would love to wish you...MANY MANY SMILES. Ha, there is a higher purpose for this wish. The other day my Nikki walked out of pre-school shouting:“Mommy, mommy, I had a great experience today…” My mind started producing images of giant Spiderman visiting his school or alive Lego Chima warrior.. Niki blew me off with explanation: “I came to school today, and Tada (his friend) gave me a beautiful smile…It made my day…
See, you might live in a country with different language to yours. With different rules and sometimes crazy attitude. (Yes, I am talking about the Czech republic…) Yet again - a smile is International. Smile is the same in any language…..if you meet up with an Eskimo and you smile, I bet you he will know you mean well.. :-)........
Skiing with Kids can be very tricky if you don’t know where to go and what to expect. Last winter I took my boys to the Jizera mountains up North and to Bedrichov ski resort. We stayed at pension UKO for a week and the whole experience was fantastic. A family hotel with swimming pool, sauna, kids bowling alley, play area and baby equipment was perfect. There were kids skiing slopes everywhere, as well as other winter activities.
No surprises that Christmas once again approaches at upmost speed. Since early November the square at Jiriho z Podebrad has already been set up with Christmas lights and the Shopping Malls have been draped in glittery decor for quite some time. The Christmas Markets in Náměstí Míru are always the first to open - they officially start Nov 20! And for the ultimate treat, on December 5th head there or to Old Town Square after sunset to witness the Mikulas Tradition. You’ll find a particularly spectacular trio of St Mikulas, Devil and Angel working the square and offering sweets to children who have been well behaved over the year or that sing a song to them.
If you’ve never been to Prague’s Christmas Markets make sure you do. Following is a list of the more popular Christmas Market spots along with their opening times.
My daughter is in her second year of school, sadly, one activity lacking in Czech schools seems to be drama. Fantastic for free thought, expression and creativity - it’s a great skill to carry you through life and as Lucie is full of drama and loves to dance, I decided to enrol her with Prague Youth Theatre. I’m happy to say that she loves it, it’s given her confidence and spurred on her reading and language skills in English. A big win-win for us!
Guest report by Lee Rose Emery
When you think of Sunday brunch in Prague, a high-end hotel may come to mind. While great for special occasions, a regular weekend spend of 1000czk a person may not be something you are willing to go for. But there are a number of cozy brunch spots that you may not be aware of that won’t break the bank, and offer a lovely way to spend the morning with friends or family. Here are my top favorites. I tend to gravitate towards the spots with a relaxing atmosphere, and in addition to lunch items, serve a variety of eggs dishes which my kids will actually eat, and of course, an endless supply of great coffee.
I wanted to surprise my kids with a mysterious trip out of Prague, just me and them. After some research on the web I decided to take them to the town of Tábor , an hour away from Prague to visit a Chocolate and Marzipan Museum. If the Museum wasn’t such a hit then they also have a Haunted Dungeon right on the main square and also Fairy Land as plan B. Both worked out great and we had an awesome time despite the rainy weather. We stayed at the Hotel Palcat with Spa and a kids bowling lane. A truly appealing weekend for the kids.