Are you looking for activities for children in Budapest?
The Hungarian capital offers many opportunities that appeal to all ages!
Here is our selection of family activities in Budapest!
The Budapest Zoo is located in the City Wood (‘Városliget’) near the Széchenyi Baths. Founded in 1866, the zoo is one of the oldest in the world and has been renovated over its 150-year history. A real institution for children in Budapest, they will discover more than 1000 species including lions, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, and crocodiles, among others.
Admission Children: 1900Ft (≈6 €), Adults: 2800 Ft (≈9 €)
Address: Állatkerti krt. 6-12, 14th district, Buda – plan – website.
Public transport: Metro line M1 stop “Széchenyi Fürdő” then a 2-minute walk
By bus trolley 72, stop “Állatkert”.
Open hours: between 09h00 and 17h30 every day, varies according to the month: link with complete schedules.
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Opened in 1919, the Palatinus baths on Margaret Island were Budapest’s first outdoor baths. They offer a dozen pools including giant slides, a wave pool, hot baths, thermal baths and saunas in a park with an area of 75,000 m2. This aquatic complex offers many popular activities that will preoccupy children in Budapest.
The outdoor baths are open from June to mid-September.
Address: Margitsziget, XIIIth district – plan – website.
Open hours: every day from 9 am to 7.30pm.
GREAT CIRCUS OF BUDAPEST
The Great Circus of Budapest is located in Buda in the City Wood (‘Városliget’) near the Zoo and Széchenyi Baths. The shows are revamped every 3-4 months and accompanied by a full orchestra and featuring Hungarian and international circus artists. A performance lasts about 70 minutes and will delight young and old!
Entry price for children: from 5 to 10 € (according to positions of places) and 5 to 15 € for adults.
Address: Állatkerti krt.12, 14th district, Pest – plan – website.
Open hours: show at 15:00 on weekdays, several performances on weekends: see calendar on this link. You can also buy on the numbered places on this site.
Located in Buda in the Millenáris Park, Millipop is an indoor play center on more than 2000m2 where children can have fun safely participating in many types of games (trampolines, toboggans, climbing, etc.). A café and bistro complete the center.
Address: Millenáris park, 2nd district, Buda – plan – website.
Open hours: daily from 10:00 to 20:00.
The Tropicarium in Budapest is an aquatic zoo whose main attraction is a large shark aquarium. You can discover many species including alligators, reptiles, insects, exotic birds and many kinds of fish. Note: every Thursday at 15:00 the sharks are fed by divers. The Tropicarium is located in the Campona Mall.
The MINIVERSUM museum located in Pest in the city center (200 meters from the National Opera) offers the discovery of the Budapest and Hungarian countryside and also parts of Austria and Germany all in miniature on 300m2. This is one of the largest miniature shows in the world with 100 trains moving on 1.3 km of rails, 5 000 figurines and 600 buildings! A unique activity for children in Budapest!
Aquaworld in Budapest is one of Europe’s largest covered water theme parks with more than 20 pools, 11 slides, wave and surf pools, and a wellness area for parents.
Its location is about 15km from the city center.