A Different Perspective: 48hrs in Prague Using a Kids Guide

I don’t know about everyone else, but I get a little bit bored reading the same ‘must do’ posts over and over, there are only so many museums/churches/galleries you can visit.  So for my 48 hour trip to Prague, Czech Republic, I decided to plan the whole trip using a Kids in Prague guide (which I picked up by chance at the Destinations Show in London!).  I visited with my Sister, we are both mid to late 20’s, obviously we didn’t visit playgrounds, we just wanted different inspiration, here’s how we spent our 48 hours !

ACTIVTIES

Prague Golf and Games

The name doesn’t quite do it justice…it’s crazy golf IN THE DARK!  There are 18 holes that are painted with glow in the dark paint, the balls glow and the clubs glow.  There are various table top games that are free to play.  We arrived not long after opening time and had the place to ourselves for a bit but it soon got busier with groups of adults and a couple of families with children.  Adults have the option to buy a ticket that includes 2 bottles of beer (works out that you get 1 bottle free).  There is also an escape room too but we didn’t do this.

Glow Golf Prague

2hr Segway Tour with Segway Rent Prague

I love Segways, they are my favourite way to see a city when you are pushed for time.  There are so many companies operating in Prague.  We chose Segway Rent Prague because we wanted a 2 hour tour rather than a 3 hour tour which the majority of companies offered.  They were also x2 Segways rather than standard ones, meaning they have giant off roading tyres which I think are a must for the cobbled streets.  As we were the only booking we could tailor make our tour, we visited up around the castle, the Segways definitely saved walking uphill!  We also stopped for a beer half way round at the Monastery brewery!

Bobsled Track

I’m a bobsleigh nerd, I never even knew Prague had a dry bobsleigh/toboggan run until I read the kids guide!  I would have missed out!  Slightly out of the main city centre, can be reached by Metro and then a 15 minute walk.  Well worth it in my opinion.  We were the only people there (on a Monday in April), we bought 2 ride tickets each for the 800m downhill track, around £4 (140czk), good fun, there’s a speed trap at the bottom so that set a challenge to beat it on my 2nd run!  Once at the bottom, there’s a giant lift hill to get back to the top.  Check out my GoPro video of it below!

PLACES TO VISIT

Toy Museum – Prague Castle

The castle is free to wander round but you pay to get in the different areas, we had debated about whether or not to go out of our way to find the toy museum but came across it by accident while wandering around.  Entrance was £2 (70czk), the museum is small and mainly displayed toys and Christmas decorations from the 1920s – 1960s.  Currently there is an exhibition to celebrate 50 years of Barbie.  If you squish up next to the window, you can see ‘The Golden Lane’ below without having to pay again!

WHERE TO EAT

Vytopna

This restaurant was brilliant.  There are always things on the internet about the ‘excitement when you see your food coming in a restaurant’, well imagine how exciting it is when a model railway delivers your beers right to the table!  EVERY booth is connected to the railway so there’s no chance of missing out.  The food is good too!  VERY quick service!

Vytopna Prague

FINAL THOUGHTS:  Although all of these can be found in the kids guide, hopefully I’ve been able to show, they can easily be suitable and fun for adults too.  It’s definitely something I’ll search for when planning future trips, it opens up a whole other world of inspiration!  We actually managed to see even more than just these within the 48hr trip, just by walking between the different attractions we saw: The Dancing House, The Charles Bridge, John Lennon Wall, Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock and a couple of gardens that had peacocks!

What’s your favourite thing to do in Prague?  Do you think you’d ever look for travel inspiration using a children’s guide?

*All trips and attractions were paid for by myself*

 

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