Family fun comes to Prague this weekend as the Czech Republic and the world celebrate kids

Some tips for where to go and what do on children's day in Prague this year

Katrina Modrá

Written by Katrina Modrá Published on 28.05.2020 16:48:38 (updated on 28.05.2020) Reading time: 3 minutes

International Children’s Day is celebrated every year on June 1 as a day that draws attention to children’s rights as well as an occasion for kid-friendly entertainment and fun. This year it’ll be a particulary joyful day for kids after a long period of lockdown.

Celebrations in Prague will be limited in their attendance numbers, but will still take place on a smaller scale. We’ve rounded up a few tips for celebrating the little one in your life this weekend plus a bit of background on the history of this holiday in the Czech lands.

Why do we celebrate?

International Children’s Day dates back to 1925 when it was first proclaimed in Geneva during the World Conference on Child Welfare. It is celebrated  in most countries around the world. the UN commemorates children’s day on November 20.

It in the Czech Republic it was first celebrated during the First Republic era when it was marked by the presentaiton of theatrical performances and plays for children in schools, however children’s day as celebrated in socialist Czechslovakia in the 1950s was rather an occasion for honoring highlighting the social programs for children provided by the socialist state including the youth pioneer movement.

On this day of the year, children typically received presents from their parents and were treated to special outings and activities in school — and the tradition continues today.

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Where to celebrate children’s day in Prague in 2020

Karlín square

Workshops will be prepared in cooperation with the House of Children and Youth of the Capital City of Prague. Prague, a balloon magician, a bouncy castle, a children’s theater and the music band Elias and The Shepherds.

“Vendors will prepare children’s specialties for the little ones, such as ice cream, hot dogs, french fries, cotton candy, macaroons, churros, fresh fruit juices, and even baby cappuccino or soft cider. We will also sell the popular Kunratice strawberries,” say the organizers.

TIP: Visit the website for the municipality you live in, many of them host popular children’s day celebrations.

Dobeška theater

A fairytale cabaret show will take place at Dobeška theater. The performance promises a colorful cabaret full of original songs and spells followed by which participants are invited for an outdoor program on the playground and in the forest park.

Natural science station Smíchov

Crocodiles, terrariums, and other wonders await at this oasis near Anděl metro which will host the event in the outdoor area of its complex. Enjoy a carefully maintained Alpine garden and a additional greencery comprising a botanical garden.

Studio Alta

This multicultural center has prepared several programs that include making and taking home the coat of arms of your family which you will create and press on an ancient machine. An interactive theatrical performance about the universe, and “fairy tales from all over the world” are also on the line-up.

Children’s days

Children’s day on Karlin Square

  • May 30 from 9:00 to 15:00
  • Karlínské náměstí 316/7, Praha – Karlín
  • Free admission
  • More information here

Children’s day at Stanice přírodovědců (Smíchov)

  • May 30 from 10:00 to 16:00
  • Drtinova 1a, Praha -Smíchov
  • Free admission
  • More information here

Children’s day at Dobeška

Children’s day at Alta

  • May 31 from 3:00 p.m.
  • Studio ALTA
  • Sokolovská 24/136, Prague
  • Admission to various programs from 20 CZK
  • The capacity of all events is significantly limited for hygienic reasons, so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance
  • More information here

For additional tips check out our dedicated events section for families.

Where and how will you celebrate Children’s Day?

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