In Prague the Easter Markets are well underway and full of spring flowers, coloured easter eggs, traditional sweet treats, pomlázka whips (don’t ask - google it!) and more. Most markets are permanently set up over the next few weeks. Additionally, two of the most popular Farmers Markets in Prague are creating ‘Easter themed’ markets this weekend (coinciding with their regular market days). Quite a few venues have craft workshops and entertainment programs for kids as well as live music so it’s worth taking a look.
I reviewed the Dendrological Gardens back in 2009, we’ve enjoyed so many visits that we now buy an annual pass every April. The park has upgraded their features and I recommend it to families wanting space and tranquility away from town. We carry in a picnic lunch, thermos of coffee, frisbee and the kids bikes. It’s easy to get to and everyone enjoys the unexpected quirks that sit within the gardens.
I could swear this Indoor Playground at Cerny Most is sparkling new. The truth is, I don’t know how long it has been opened, but it definitely looks new and well looked after. I found out about it through my friend who lives close to Cerny Most and goes there regularly. It turned out to be one of the best Ive ever visited in Prague, the disappointment is that I live on the other side of Prague. They also do birthday parties.
Guest report by Tatiana C.
About three years ago The Little Mole used to host a Monday afternoon get together for moms. It was a chance to get to know each other and for the little ones to play indoors or in their playground when the weather was nice. I met some of my best friends there and once I even spent time with the baby of a famous singer and actress.
I can only imagine how funny the name of this Indoor Playground must be for foreigners. It’s been opened for some time now and we finally went to check it out. It was during that really windy weekend and it seemed to me that half of Prague was there. So when you see the pictures - don’t be put off by the crowd. It was exceptionally packed on this day and I have been told by the manager, it doesn’t look like that normally.
Opening late last year, this kid-friendly cafe is a little gem for parents with children aged 0 to 4 years. The atmosphere is inviting and you feel as if you are relaxing in a family living space. If you are looking for a place to meet up with friends who have toddlers and babies, then give Světnička a go.
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.