Bratislava for children
Do you want conjure a smile on your children’s faces? Prepare a trip full of fun, nature and delicious delicacies while learning something new for them, and all that in one place – Bratislava.
Whoever is curious…
…is a winner in Bratislava! Discover the old legends of Bratislava history while wandering its picturesque streets. What secrets are hidden in Primaciálny palác (Primate’s Palace), St. Martin’s Cathedral and Michael’s Gate? What is the view from the Town Hall? Who is depicted with the sculptures of Posmievačik (Taunter), Schöne Náci and Čumil? Why is the radio pyramid upside down and where did the Bratislava UFO land? You and your children will learn all this through pedestrian walks, or for those with tired legs through the Prešporáčik small sightseeing historic vehicle or little Blaváčik train. Along the way, have a look into a museum with engaging, interactive exhibitions: The Bibiana International House of Art for Children and Detské múzeum (Children’s Museum).
Hop into the forest!
Fresh forest air only a leap from the big city? It is possible in Bratislava! Right in the center, enjoy 22 hectares of Horský Park (Mountain Park) with a genuine history at the gamekeeper’s lodge, which in addition to sweet Bratislava treats, offers the possibility of feeding animals, a pony ride or playing on a playground. Another green oasis with a large children’s playground is Sad Janka Kráľa (Janko Kráľ Park) and Partizánska Lúka (Partisan Meadow), where playgrounds, sporting attractions, a trampoline and barbecue area await children and parents. The nearby Železná Studienka offers a boating opportunity and the visit of the legendary funicular takes you under the television transmitter Kamzík.
First aid for gluttons can be provided in the Bratislava restaurants with a good selection of traditional Slovak dishes or in the old Pressburg Leberfinger on the opposite side of the Danube. If you prefer the creative participation of children in food preparation, Primi Eurovea is the right choice. Don’t forget to taste the legendary Bratislava rolls at the Zeppelin and Messerschmidt confectioneries, the pancakes at Funky-Punky and a must are the ice creams from Koun and Luculus.
Tips for Trips
- by boat: sightseeing boat on the Danube up to Devín Castle (vyletneplavbypodunaji.sk), to Gabčíkovo Waterworks, visit of Čunovo with the Danubiana gallery, adjacent Wild Water Sports area and Action Park
- by bike: get to know the urban routes with direct connection to the bike trails of regional and European importance with the possibility of renting bikes for the whole family (bikebratislava.sk, bratislavabikepoint.com)
- for pedestrians: walk through the National Nature Reserve Devínska Kobyla at the foot of Malé Karpaty paleontological Sandberg site, Koliba with popular bobsleigh track and Kamzík scenic tower
- for animal lovers: zoo and Dino Park (zoobratislava.sk)