Meet Dinos and Sand Sharks before Getting Lost in the Mirror Maze

Taking the kids to Prague is an excellent idea. They will love this city with its hundred spires, an ancient bridge festooned with sculptures and better still, lots of toy shops filled with cuddly toys and in particular little Mole, Krtek in Czech. Every neighborhood in Prague has several playgrounds with swings, climbing frames and a sandpit for toddlers. Even though it cannot move, the toy train at Kastanek Playground is special because children can sit on it, climb in, on and over it. The bonus is the pleasant cafe next to this playground with special menus for children. Eating out with kids is easy because Prague has many kid-friendly restaurants. Ovocny Svetozor, right in the center of Nove Mesto, is the best place for huge ice creams and strong fragrant coffee for mothers and beer for fathers. Very young children will love the mirror maze and bump into mirrors time and again.  Harfa Dino Park is full of life size dinos, making loud noises and moving their head and eyes. It is a bit scary for very young children but once they realize that these big dinos can't move, they, too, will love it. Finally, bring your own paint spray and add your piece of art to the public John Lennon Wall. 

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Railway Kingdom
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No need to be a model railway enthusiast, everyone who watches the trains cruising the Railway Kingdom will be enchanted. Trains run to a regular schedule and include day and night shifts. An integral part of the Railroad Kingdom is the...  Read More

John Lennon Wall
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Every night political activists daubed graffiti slogans on the wall. Every day the police scrubbed them away. After John Lennon's murder in 1980,this part of the wall belonging to the Knights of Malta became a work of art with a political touch...  Read More

Baja Bike Tour
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Don a safety helmet and mount one of the canary yellow bikes for a two-hour Baja Bike cycling tour through Prague. An English speaking guide will lead you through broad avenues and winding alleys, showing you famous and secret beauty spots of...  Read More

Trams in Prague
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Most children especially boys, love to ride on the trams. Prague has an extensive network of trams and if you like you can go round the city on public transport all day. All you need is a day pass. You get your ticket at the vending machine...  Read More

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Harfa Dino Park
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Dino Park right on the top floor of Harfa Shopping Center is for everyone who likes to want to know more about dinos. They look very real, they are huge and make fearful noises. Quite frightening for very young children, but once they realize...  Read More

Ovocny Sve›tozor, Vaclavske nam
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Ovocny Svetozor is a household name today as it was in the old days. Most people in Prague have been to one of the Ovocny Svetozors, for a coffee, an open sandwich but most likely to indulge in their for an ice cream. There are ten Ovocny...  Read More

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Sea World
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Every Tuesday at 3 pm it is shark feeding time! See how they swallow small fish and how they love it. They swim along graciously in a giant tank that holds 100,000 liters of water together with other fish. This underwater world makes a good...  Read More

Mirror Maze
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Entertainment for young and old. Take the cable car to the top of Petrin Hill first. The Mirror Maze is housed in a miniature castle on Petrin Hill. This building was part of the Great Exhibition of 1891, when also the miniature Eiffel Tower...  Read More

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As most little boys love to ride on the Prague trams and metro, IKEA is your destination. This shop is not only famous for its Swedish design furniture but also for its excellent meals that won't break the bank. Swedish meat balls are the...  Read More

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Kastanek Playground
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Stromovka is Prague's largest park. Be Czech with the Czechs and come here on a Sunday to stroll or cycle along leafy paths. Playground Kastanek, little chestnut, is close to the Planetarium and the V�staviste exhibition grounds. You will...  Read More


Meet Marianne Crone

Marianne Crone divides her time between her home in the Netherlands and an apartment in Prague, the city where her son, daughter-in-law and grandson live.

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