Dreaming of Prague with kids

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Years ago my husband and I dreamed of flying over to Prague for our honeymoon. We were two young 20-somethings in love. As it tends to happen, this dream wasn’t meant to be just yet.

Instead of Prague, my husband interviewed for his dream job just one week before our wedding and had to start just three weeks after we tied the knot. I had also decided to go to grad school for journalism. The GREs were right after the wedding. Oh and my husband’s passport had expired. Apparently Prague would have to wait.

Fast forward 10+ years and two kids later and we still haven’t made it to Prague. We’ve been to many incredible places across Europe, but Prague with kids hasn’t made it into our travel plans…yet. We will get there one day, but for now I’m just dreaming about all of the things we will do together as a family.

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Prague Castle. Ok, so you can’t go to Prague without visiting the castle. It is the largest castle complex in the world, a UNESCO Heritage site, and an important part of Czech history. Our kids would get a kick out of the changing of the guard, and I wouldn’t mind getting a peek at those crown jewels.

Stroll across the Charles Bridge. Sauntering across the Charles Bridge has been on my list for ages. It was the first thing we were going to do when we arrived for our honeymoon. We would pose for a few photos and munch on Strudel from Šusta Štrúdl while watching the river boats go by. I suppose we can still do it. I’ll just have to get one of the boys to take our picture.

Puppet Shows. I never really thought I was that into puppets, but ever since my friend came back from Prague with a marionette she had made that looked a tad too much like her, I was hooked. I wanted puppets of our entire family! The Spejbl and Hurvínek Theatre has a long history of entertaining toddlers through teens and up to grandparents with characters known throughout the world. After making our own puppets we will certainly have to catch a show.

Prague Zoo. Destroyed by a flood in 2002, the Prague Zoo has been completely restored to its former beauty. When the kids need a little break from the history of Prague we can pop over to visit the camels, bison, tapirs and maybe a hippo or two.

Splash around at Go Zlute lazne. When we need a little free fun that lets us cool off and the kids can run wild we will head to this little spot to swim in the Vltava River, splash around in the kiddie pool and play on the grass. You really can’t beat the free price tag after 5p.m., although the price during the day isn’t too bad either.

Eat, eat and eat some more. Naturally, as with all of our travels, we will eat. A friend went to Prague just before her first son was born and they hit almost every bakery in the Jewish Quarter. You can bet I’ll be getting her list before we take off. I want strudel, macarons (yes, they are French, but I will eat them anywhere I can find them), Prague stones, chocolate loaf cakes, dumplings and coffee cake. I’m sure there are a few savoury bites I will want to devour as well, but for now, I’m just dreaming about the sweets.

There are so many reasons to start dreaming about any number of Prague holidays with your kids. Culture, culinary, budget or adventure; Prague is sure to be amazing no matter which style you choose to travel in with your kids. For now I’m just dreaming, but pretty soon I’ll have to make it a reality. Perhaps for our 15th wedding anniversary?

Feature images courtesy of Rodney Ee and Peter Drach.

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  • Andrea Botham
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    We did Prague over Christmas with our kids and it was fabulous! If you do go I have the best hotel, huge rooms and right on the square.

    • Keryn Means
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      Oh my gosh Andrea. Prague for Christmas would be so magical!

  • JezTheMez
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    Don’t forget the Czech Pilsner. While I would love to visit Prague, I think I would be remiss if I didn’t extend the trip to Plzen for the original pale beer. I’ve also heard that the unfiltered version you could get at the brewery is quite lovely.

  • Mama Munchkin
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    Prague tops my list of fav travels in 2016 and while I was there I totally scouted out all the fantastic things I would do if we returned with the kids. This tempts me to book it ????

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