XIII., Állatkerti krt. 14-16.
Entrance fee: HUF 3,300 to 4,700
Ferris wheel, bumper cars, Flying Circus and cave railroad—just to name a few of the stations of which children are either fascinated or terrified. The exciting, entertaining and sometimes also frightening machines enable you to have fun for unlimited periods of time.
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Gardens
XIV., Állatkerti krt.6-12.
Entrance fee: HUF 1,390-1,990.
Free for children under 2
Abandoned relaxation, continuously reconstructed sections, elephant house and polar bears. It will take at least half a day to discover the whole park and the Palm House.
XIV., Állatkerti krt. 12/a
www.maciva.hu, entrance fee: HUF 2,000-2,800
Acrobats, clowns and, of course, all kinds of animals in one of Europe’s flagship circuses.
Budapest Puppet Theatre
VI., Andrássy út 69.
Entrance fee: HUF 800 to 1,600
The Budapest Puppet Theatre, located on Andrássy Avenue is the address of first choice for Hungarian puppet artists as well as a life-changing experience for every Hungarian kid. Retro interior, professional shows.
“Millenáris” and the Palace of Wonders
II., Kisrókus u 16-20., www.csodákpalotaja.hu, Entrance fee: HUF 1,100 to 1,400
It is worth taking a rest in the park or spending some time on the playground before you visit the interactive scientific exhibition at the Palace of Wonders, which offers a spectacular, enjoyable and understandable overview of the laws of nature and the amazing and astonishing world of physics. And that not only for the kids but for the whole family.
Aquaworld – where the summer lives
IV. Íves u. 17., www.aqua-world.hu
One of the biggest indoor water theme parks in Europe offers unforgettable entertainment to visitors of every age throughout the year.
The adventure centre is covered by a giant dome, 5-storey high and of a diameter of 72 m. It is so big it could host comfortably a family of blue whales, the biggest animals on Earth.
15 of the 17 pools of this unique water complex are open in every season. The huge adventure pool pampers visitors with lying and sitting massage, neck shower, a mountain river and much more. The indoor pool is connected to a heated outdoor pool open throughout the year.
The wave pool and the surf pool, unique in Hungary, evoke the atmosphere of seaside holidays.
The gigantic Aquapark has specially designed child-friendly spaces and offers highly enjoyable and safe aquatic experiences to the youngest.
Families with young children will love the kids’ world, in a separate wing from the dome area, with a pool of different depths, kids’ slides, aplayhouse and a changing room.
The kids’ event room is an excellent venue for birthday and other parties and events.
Füsti—Hungarian Railway Museum
XIV., Tatai út 95, www.mavnosztalgia.hu,
Entrance fee: HUF 400 to 600, for ages 0 to 4 free of charge
You can easily spend a whole day here, as the museum does not only offer the possibility to have a look and marvel at locomotives; you can also try them out—in all possible sizes and types. And those who have already watched a railway turntable in operation will want to experience over and over again how the machine twists and turns to finally place locomotives on the appropriate pair of rails. A fascinating experience for all ages!
X., Népliget, www.planetarium.hu,
Entrance fee: HUF 1,200 to 1,500
The Laser Theatre houses some productions of unprecedented interest like “The Hedgehog and the Stars”—an evergreen of the Planetarium, boasting a dome of 1,000 sqm. The activities are organised by the Society for the Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge. After the show, it is worth paying a visit to Uránia Observatory (I., Sánc u. 3/b, www.urania-budapest.hu), equally owned by the Society. If the skies are clear, telescopes at the Observatory give visitors the opportunity to see Mercury (the planet closest to the Sun), shiny Venus, red Mars and colourful Jupiter with their own eyes, or watch current astronomical developments unfold.
Funicular Railway in Buda Castle
(I, Clark Ádám tér – Buda Castle)
Amazing panorama and an old time atmosphere. 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., ticket: HUF 840-1,450
(XII., Városmajor – Széchenyi hegy. Children’s Railway)
Exciting trip above the city. Trips according to the timetable; the service can be used with a valid BKV ticket, season ticket or Budapest Card.
(XII., Széchenyi hegy – Hűvösvölgy)
Child staff, marvellous route. All year long with changing timetables. Ticket: HUF 500-1,400, www.gyermekvasut.hu
(XII., Zug liget – Jánoshegy)
On a cableway, with your feet above the forest, ticket: HUF 750-1,300
(Bike Carriage) on Margaret Island
XIII., Margitsziget, Hajós Alfréd sétány 1,
Electric scooters, bicycles as well as vintage “bringóhintó”—on two, three or even more wheels.
XI., Hengermalom u. 19-21., www.elevenpark.hu
Happiness for children over 4000 m2 and a little time for parents to relax.
XIII,, Kresz Géza u. 26., www.planetmoppet.com Labyrinth for older children over two storeys and a separate corner for younger children.
Adventure Route Csillebérc
XII., Konkoly Thege Miklós út 21.,
Climbing wall, log castle and other adventures in the forest, which require bravery and skill.