Yay! Sunshine, heat and the fast approaching Prague Fringe Festival with countless hours of thrilling, whacky and thought provoking theatre, music, puppetry and dance from around the globe! Last year the kid-themed shows had a fantastic response so festival organisers have expanded the family-friendly line up with acts to satisfy toddlers, school age kids, teenagers and adults.
Also, for the first time ever on Saturday 27 May from 15:00-16:00, Prague Fringe in partnership with Kids in Prague & Prague Youth Theatre will host a FREE Family Fringe Showcase at La Loca, Mosaic House. Comedic duo Zac & Viggo will host and introduce the performers staging the children’s shows. So bring your family and enjoy a taster showcase of bubbles, puppets, clowns, and more! Following the showcase two of these family-friendly acts will start their first performances in Mala Strana so it’s possible to follow the showcase with one or two full acts same day.
We were invited to a birthday party at Imaginatorium, where your kids disappear somewhere behind a wall, get locked in a room and have to use the elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. Meanwhile us parents enjoyed coffee, wine and a chat. I love this idea!
Healthy swimming without added chemicals. Radotin Biotope is the one and only swimming pool in Prague. It uses a biological method to maintain clean water without chemicals using aquatic plants and natural ecosystems in filtered lagoons. It is clean swimming without chlorine.
My daughter Lucie turned 10 last month so I wanted to throw a big party to celebrate this milestone. Like her Mum, she’s hooked on music with a beat so the obvious theme was ‘disco’.
Here’s a guide to how Lake Lipno with kids can work including all inclusive attractions and activities and the best way to spend a great time with your family. You name it. We spent 8 days at Lake Lipno last summer (originally we booked 4 days and we kept prolonging it) the kids had a blast and we know better now….
Guest report by: Kevin Michael Clarke
For the more adventurous families, a very good day out, or weekend break if you prefer, is a trip to the Prachovské Skály, (Prachov Rocks), about 10 km northwest from Jicin - One of the most popular sandstone rock ‘towns’ in the Bohemian Paradise, the area is a hevily-segmented plateau created of sandstone sediments during the Mezozoic Era. The original plateau was fractured by volcanic activity sometime during the Cretaceous Preiod. Subseuent wind and water erosion has sculted the rocks into the formations that visitors see today.
Guest Report by Karina Bolan
If you’re looking for a little bit of summer heat on a cold rainy day, you might try a trip to Tropical Islands to warm your bones. Located 60km south of Berlin, it took us about 2.5 hours to drive from Prague, an easy journey, mostly on motorways. As you turn off the A113, the truly impressive building looms into view. Formerly a Zeppelin factory, the building is simply huge, and as soon as you see it, you realise how they manage to fit a whole holiday resort inside!
It’s the time of year when we start drawing up a list of gifts for family and friends. These days there are heaps of design markets and small boutique-style shops all over Prague with unique, czech-made gifts for everyone. The range, price and individuality of the products give you a great alternative to shopping malls and big brand items usually made in China.
First lets look at the international fairs and design markets…
Here’s an interesting mix of events happening all over town. Fancy a spooky sausage sizzle? A walk through a Haunted Forest? Lantern Parades and costume competitions? Or just a special meal out with a full entertainment program for the kids? There is lots going on, here are a few events that we know of, please feel free to add any other events to our comments below.
We have a huge and expanding list of after school activities in English, interestingly, many of these are parent-run groups wanting to share their passion for a particular hobby or pursuit. A wide range of courses are on offer covering artistic, sporting and academic classes for school aged children down to toddler and baby classes. Some have started, most are about to. Either way, if you’re interested, now is the time to get in touch with the organisers.