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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Guest report by Kate T
Kavarna Maluj is a paint your own pottery studio for painters of all ages. Both a pottery studio and a café located in a sunny shop in Vinohrady, it is a fun way to spend an afternoon with your kids or an evening out with other moms.
It was on a rainy day in July that we paid our first ever visit to the much promoted and praised Technical Museum which, following lengthy renovations re-opened its doors to the public at the beginning of 2011.
Right after our family lunch at Ambiente Pizza Nuova with Indoor Play Area (you need to make a reservation at least 1 week ahead) we went to check the NEW Indoor Playground at Kotva called Kuliskov. So now there are 2 Indoor playgrounds at KOTVA right next to each other. This new one is a nice Indoor Play Area with lots of new toys and space to run around in.
I think we need to write about more Kid’s Bowling places in Prague. I have covered one for you already, Prague 4’s: Fantasy Kids Prague Bowling. Planet Bowling is in Prague 5. It has kids’ alleys with barriers and you can also hold kids’ birthday parties here.
A guest report by: Dagmar McCaffrey, The Villa
Are you wondering how to escape the dull winter months that has been impaired by the smog situation? Well I might have the answer for you. The place you want to find yourself in is called Tropical Islands. It’s a 3 hour drive to Germany, count 4 hours if you plan to incorporate toilet breaks or a lunch break. On arrival, which by the way is very well signposted and easy to find, there is plenty of space for parking, then just gather up the family and enter a paradise that awaits you in the ‘dome’.
Well what a beautiful month we’ve had. The big freeze bought with it gorgeous snow, wardrobe and logistical challenges prior to work and school. Gloves, hats, waterproof pants, jackets and boots - our hallway resembles a jumble sale at the end of the day. Add to this Christmas concerts, kindergarten carols, ice skating, sledding, baking and visiting the Christmas Markets we’ve all been rather busy but happy as Christmas Day approaches.
Don’t let the winter pass you by without trying outdoor ice-skating. This particular rink is located very close to the banks of the Vltava River and is actually a part of a larger public playground (Verejne Hriste). It’s just a stone’s throw away from Hospital Na Frantisku (Nemocnice Na Frantisku) and has special equipment for hire to help children learn to skate. At the end of the article we also give you a few further ice rink recommendations.
Stuck indoors with restless little folk? Cold weather, short days and lots of flu means that we are all spending a lot of time indoors these days. Make the most of this quiet time of year, illuminate your indoor space with lots of candles (carefully placed) and get your kids creative by trying out some of the following ideas.
This lovely tradition began just last year thanks to the hard work of a local expat mum. The idea is to gather families to sing English Christmas Carols within a church whilst accompanied by a church organ. Last year my daughter and I hiked to St Thomas Church in Mala Strana through half a metre of snow to experience this special evening. Lucie was enchanted by the beautiful church interior and despite the cold, the families that gathered considered it a success and one worth continuing.