Family City Break in Prague

When we originally booked our break to Prague, it was going to be just the two of us. But as the time grew nearer I realised I couldn’t leave our two-year-old for 4 days just yet! So this is how our romantic trip became a family city break in Prague.

Now we had planned some different things to do, and of course, the original plan had included a lot more beer. But we did some of the same things we had intended anyway. Even with our two-year-old in tow!

What we did in Prague

We stayed a few steps away from the old town square so were in the heart of the action. The Hotel we stayed in was Hotel Cerny Slon which was in a such a good location. The room was lovely, right at the top of the historic building and we were in walking distance from the main sights.

Old Town Hall Tower

Prague from the old town hall -Family city break in Prague

We bought tickets to the top of the old town hall which gave us amazing views across Prague. Our daughter loved the walk down the tower more than the view out. But I do love a good panoramic view!

The Railway Restaurant

One of the best things we did here was to book a table at the railway restaurant. It is located in a shopping mall and is so much fun for adults and children. All your drinks are brought to your table directly by train. Amazing if a bit geeky!

Boat trip

Family city break in Prague

We took an hour’s boat ride down the river which was a lovely relaxing trip. It was worth it for the great views, especially when riding under the magnificent Charles Bridge.

Walk to the castle grounds

If you walk up the steps then it is not an easy walk. With a child on your shoulders, it is even more difficult, as my husband found out! But the views and the historic buildings are worth the walk. We were going to visit the beautiful gothic church but the queues were ridiculous so we gave it a miss. We had been before so we didn’t mind.

Charles Bridge


No visit to Prague is complete without taking a stroll down this iconic bridge. We stopped and got a caricature for our girl, such a great memory of our visit for her.

Lego Museum

The museum wasn’t as big as I thought it would be but our daughter enjoyed it. The buildings of famous monuments were nice to look at, including the Lego Charles Bridge. There were plenty of small things to keep everyone interested and the changing children’s Lego sets through the ages were quite intriguing.

So how much did this cost?

I have never done this before but after our project with M&S to see how far £250 spending money will get you in Prague, I thought I’d share the breakdown with you. If you think this is a good idea, I might continue to do this for other trips if it is useful information for my readers.

  • 1-hour river cruise 600czk = £22
  • Entrance to Lego museum 500czk = £17
  • Entrance to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower 500czk =£17
  • Railway restaurant meal and drinks 800czk = £27
  • Caricature on Charles Bridge 400czk =£14
  • Traditional Trdlo desserts street food 170czk = £6
  • Foot massage 1hr 900czk = £30
  • Traditional Czech Food at U Medvicu 700czk £24
  • Breakfast near the castle 400czk = £14
  • Return taxis from the airport 1600czk = £55
  • Additional food and drinks = £150
  • Flights with Jet2 for the three of us = £250
  • Accommodation in the Old Town for three nights at Hotel Cerny Slon =£358

Total = £986

Would you be interested in a family city break in Prague?

I would recommend a city break as a family in Prague as there are so many different things to do, despite the reputation for stag and hen weekends from those in the UK. In fact, there are lots of family friendly activities and places to explore throughout the city as you can see! What do you think? Would you take family to Prague? Comment below for any hints, tips or questions and I will answer as best I can.

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