The summer is a time for well-being, relaxation, fulfilling your dreams, as well as for travelling and exploration. Everyone looks forward to the season – small children as well as their parents. We have some tips to make your children’s dreams come true and find the best opportunities for unforgettable adventures in the Czech Republic. Few girls would resist the opportunity to become a princess in a chateau full of beautiful horses, and almost every boy would love the idea of having a sleepover in a real medieval castle!
Kladruby Chateau and stud farmIs there a girl that would not love beautiful and strong horses? Probably not. Your daughters, or sons of course, can enjoy such horses in Kladruby nad Labem, which lies near Pardubice in East Bohemia. The stud farm in Kladruby nad Labem is one of the oldest operating stud farms in the world. It was promoted to a royal court stud farm by Emperor Rudolf II in 1579, and it has been home to the Kladruber, a unique Czech horse breed, raised especially for the ceremonial purposes of royal courts, ever since. Today, this breed is used by royal courts in Denmark and Sweden. The tours will take you through the stables, the chateau with the Emperor’s and Empress’s chambers, the coach garage and the harness room. If you would like to experience how the nobility used to travel in the past, you can get on the unique coach ride simulator!
Labyrinths in LoučeňThe chateau park of Loučeň Chateau, northeast of Prague, offers a rare set of labyrinths and mazes, unparalleled in Central Europe! You and your kids can get lost, and found, in twelve labyrinths and mazes in the sixteen hectare chateau park. Each labyrinth is completely unique and your children definitely won’t be bored there. The fun also continues after sunset! There is an illuminated labyrinth in the chateau courtyard. And do you know the difference between a labyrinth and a maze? No? Never mind, they will be happy to explain that to you at Loučeň Chateau. Children can also explore this Thurn-Taxis family estate during special guided tours for children. The chateau is one of the few that is open all year round, offering various events throughout the year.
Medieval DěteniceThe Dětenice Chateau resort north of Prague is known for its restaurant with medieval atmosphere. However, if you have been teaching your children to eat with a fork and knife instead of their hands you should avoid this place! They really take the medieval times seriously, and if you order a roasted chicken, you will enjoy it much better with your hands, the original medieval utensils. However, Dětenice is not only a medieval tavern, there is also a medieval hotel, brewery and, above all, the chateau, prepared for children. There are fairy-tale, spooky and witchcraft tours. In summer, you can watch real medieval jousting tournaments at the local tiltyard every Saturday and Sunday!
You can combine a trip to Dětenice with a visit to Staré Hrady Chateau and Castle in nearby Libáň, where you can experience a guided tour with a beautiful princess, a mischievous water nymph or a real witch. Moreover, the castle and chateau are home to more than thirty kinds of dragons! You definitely won’t be bored there!