This has to be the mother of all theme parks, and in my life, I’ve seen quite a few. Every child and many an adult’s dream will come true in this magical kingdom of Mickey and Minnie and their friends. In Europe, there is only one Disneyland and it’s only a 10 hour drive or 90 minute flight from Prague, near the city of lights - Paris. This year, it is celebrating its 20th birthday.
This class is not the exclusive domain of mothers, it’s suitable for anyone who wishes to strengthen and develop their core abdominal muscles and in turn ensure a strong back and improved posture. I do see these benefits as essential for any woman who has carried a baby, as pregnancy physically changes the body enormously. The other benefit of this class is the option to bring along your baby or toddler as babysitting is available.
Carodejnice takes place on the night of 30 April, ending on 1st May. This is a very old, but popular folk tradition beginning at dusk when bonfires are lit to celebrate the coming of spring. In the past the fires were lit to ward off witches and part of the process included the burning old broom sticks. These days kids love to dress in costumes and are fully encouraged to participate as well as all women. Here is quick rundown on where to go to experience this tradition!.
And Yes, the Green Witch is really ME!!!
Guest Report by Alison
A short drive out of Prague transports you back in time to a recreated Medieval village. Here you can partake in making traditional crafts and goods and picnic in the large commercial gardens filled with organic plants and herbs. The village runs regular events for families throughout the warmer months such as their Festival of Honey and Gingerbread which is on this weekend, yum!
Galerie umění pro děti translates as Art Gallery for Children and that is exactly what it is. Kids are encouraged to be themselves, they can touch, talk and even create and alter the art installations that artists have created. Currently, the gallery is running a show featuring contemporary art pieces made completely out of recycled materials, this show will run until 17 June and then be replaced by a new series of works.
Jazz Dock is a waterside club on the riverbank directly opposite Detsky Ostrov Playground (Children’s Island). Every Saturday from November to May it offers children’s theatre shows followed by craft or performance activities. This is a great last-minute option to consider on the weekend as tickets are purchased just prior to each performance.
Three floors with life size replicas of moving and roaring Dino’s opened on February,1st 2012. It’s the nicest DIno park out of the 5 Dino Parks in Czech Republic. This one is the biggest and the only one indoors. Which means you can visit this one during a cold weather. Liberec is just over an hour drive from Prague on freeway. It has an Indoor Playground as well and you can combine it with a visit to the IQ Park.
Yoga guru Lucie and well-known party entertainer Vanessa have a fun afternoon programme planed for this Sunday. How does kids yoga, a kids art and craft session and a fairy tale drama workshop sound? The kid’s afternoon runs for 3 hours and costs a reasonable 250czk per child.
I decided to tip you on this Indoor Playground although it’s in a furniture store. We’ve been going there just to eat and visit the free playground. In the past 3 months we’ve been guests at 2 birthday parties hosted in a Birthday Room right next to the Playground! I have to say it wouldn’t be my first choice for a Birthday venue but the kids had fun. I’ve also been pleasantly surprised by the menu in the restaurant and I know that many people go there just to eat.
In Prague 2 there is a great little ‘one stop shop’, by no means the exclusive domain for women. Sole2Soul offer foot and (lesser known) facial reflexology. Their treatment room is in Head Hairdressing - a salon with 5 professional stylists for men, women and children plus they now offer spray tans - perfect for special occasions and beach holidays.
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