Top 7 kid friendly activities in Budapest

Margaret Island in Budapest

Margaret Island in Budapest ©Elin B/Flick

If you have decided to visit Budapest with your family and you have already chosen the appropriate accommodation, it is high time to think of the programs that you can you enjoy together with your kids. The Hungarian capital is a world-class tourist destination that many stars visit as well, but is also a perfect place for families with children.

You can choose from several types of programs, but we would like to give you a little help by presenting a list of the top 7 kid friendly activities in Budapest. The only thing you need you to do is to decide which one is sympathetic.


Green areas: the City Park and the Margaret Island

The City Park is a great place of relaxation for families with children. That area of 100 acres is full of exciting opportunities for the children like the Highway Park and testing the toboggan track.

The nearly three km long, more than 96 hectares large island surrounded by the breathtaking Danube is a healing place for body and spirit, a refuge from the noise of the. It is a excellent option for children that can run around carefree and the playground of the Margaret Island offers lots of fun for your children.

Margaret Island in Budapest

Margaret Island in Budapest ©Elin B/Flick

The Children’s Railway of the Széchenyi Hill

On the 11.2 km long track of the Children’s Railway of the Széchenyi Hill is are seven stops and two board slots. The children’s railway is not only a unique experience for children and parents alike, but it is an excellent excursion and recreational opportunity as well. You should pass to the Zugligeti Chairlift, which is one of the most interesting attractions of the Buda hills.

The Zugligeti Chairlift

Besides of the wonderful panorama of Budapest you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Buda hills during a trip with the Zugligeti Chairlift. The track is 1040 meters long and the cabins are moving with a speed of 4 km/h. The height difference between the starting point and the final destination of the lift is 262 meters.

The Railway Museum

If your have a son, the Railway Museum could be an especially exciting tourist destination. Besides that he can take a look at the wonderful machines, he can participate in interactive games – such as engine driving or track cycling.

Railway Museum in Budapest

Railway Museum in Budapest ©jns001/Flick

The Grand Circus

The present building of the Grand Circus of Budapest turned 40 years old in 2011. It is a great kid friendly activity and if your youngster has never twisted the clown’s nose, or starred at the tigers jumping through burning  hoops, it’s high time to visit this colorful, magical place.

Amusement park

The history of the modern amusement park dates back to the spring of 1950. Its best years have been I the sixties; in ten years the number of visitors quadrupled. The Amusement Park of Budapest in 2005 received a prestigious international professional award, the Golden Pony.

The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden

You probably couldn’t find a better kid friendly activity in Budapest than walk in the zoo. Besides of that since 2003 the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden has a Zoo Playhouse with the aim of providing a permanent place of rest and entertainment for families with small children.

Budapest Zoo

Budapest Zoo ©Photodiary of an Endless Summer/Flick

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