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A great introduction to Budapest and one of our favourite things to do in any city. We jumped off at the stops in Buda such as Citadel which provided the best views of the city. The route starting point in city centre was right in the middle of a bunch of yummy lunch options.
Tickets included 48 hours of use, plus a free boat cruise on the Danube River. This boat gets pretty packed so try and get there early for the best seats.
A night-time tour is also included in the ticket, which goes to similar places as the day route, and uses the same audio guide information. But it was still lovely to see the city at night. One of our favourite things in Budapest had to be this little place, excuse the pun.
Miniversum is a gigantic, beautifully detailed and decorated series of miniature models covering the sights and famous landmarks from Budapest, Hungary, Austria and Germany. The models are a precise 1: I would have loved a yearly pass to come back and study each section — there was so much to see. It was almost a visual overload. I felt like I was staring at the same spot for minutes on end, and still not fully comprehending everything going on. It was almost like being a Greek god, viewing the tiny lives of mortals, perched high above Mount Olympus.
Interactive buttons along the way allowed the kids to control traffic, move trains, animate characters, or make sounds. So we pointed out what was happening and they were much more amused. The only room for improvement would be the addition of signage for the interactive buttons. A small wooden step encircled the exhibits which gave children or short people like me a much better vantage to appreciate the tiny worlds. After so many awesome things to see our kids were itching to get their tiny hands on those models and Miniversum not only thought about this, they delivered.
At the far end of the model display area was a playroom with various trains to tinker with and models to build. We even felt safe leaving the kids there for a little while and going back to study the miniature models in more detail. The model designers laced their creations with humour and tremendous attention to detail. Before exiting we walked past the control room where a collection of computer monitors tracked the activity and status of all the models.
Our kids found this pretty interesting and were encouraged to sit on the bench and take a closer look. Miniversum took a year to create with 30 people working on it. It contains over 5, little characters, each crafted by hand. There is always something happening, and every tiny detail tells a story. I could have spent a whole day in there; but the kids lasted a few hours. A small café near the playroom provided the perfect opportunity for parents to catch their breath and watch their kids, inspired by the miniature models they witnessed, to build their own worlds of fantasy and pure imagination.
From there the zoo is less then two minutes walk through a beautiful park. For nearly years Budapest Zoo has been operating and delighting children of all ages and adults too.
The traditional tasks of the zoo have changed a lot in the past decades, moving from show-presentations to educational demonstrations to now specialising in conservation of endangered species. Our kids enjoyed the trip out there just as much as they did the statues. Mini Polisz — Located at Nyugati ter, near the train station and WestEnd City Center, Mini Polisz is the ultimate interactive and roleplaying museum for young children.
Children can move from one location to the next, taking on the jobs required of each business. Among the more creative sections is a roadway where kids can practice obeying traffic rules while riding scooters and trikes.
There also is a baby room for those under one and a snack counter. For a more substantial meal, head over to the WestEnd City Center mall which offers over 50 dining options. What distinguishes Verne from other restaurants is the enormous playground located in the back of the restaurant.
It came equipped with a slide, playhouse, sandbox and plenty of shovels and buckets. Our kids did not want to leave. For the adults, the restaurant offers a varied menu including pizzas and traditional Hungarian dishes.
As the name suggests, this is the place for pizza and also pasta, all at a reasonable price especially if you dine off of the lunch menu. Gelarto Rosa — Rumored to be the best ice cream in Budapest and it certainly lives up to its hype. This tiny shop scoops the ice cream into the shape of a perfect rose.
As a bonus, they offer dairy-free and other allergen-free flavors. This meant that my son, who is allergic to several common foods, was able to enjoy a daily treat. As the shop is small, there is generally a line out the door but it is worth the wait. Plus, the shop is just a few storefronts down from Szent Istvan ter St.
Take your ice cream over to the car free square and let your kids run around while you enjoy the view of the beautiful church. Jegbufe gives you a chance to step back in time. In business since and apparently not renovated since them , Jegbufe is a Budapest institution serving pastries and drinks just as they did prior to the fall of the iron curtain.
In addition to retaining the Soviet-era décor, Jegbufe has kept the communist system of ordering goods: Once you decide which you would like to buy, you get into a separate line to pay. Once payment is complete, bring your receipt back to the original counter and claim your treat. Not surprisingly, they only take cash, and it can be a bit of a challenge to use a stroller inside.
No doubt just like in the communist days. They ride them everywhere: However, these ubiquitous scooters can be found in various shops throughout town. If you have plans to tour the zoo, spend time in City Park or stroll down pedestrian-only Vaci utca. These scooters may just be the best souvenir we have ever brought back from Europe.
For little ones, they have books, stuffed animals and beautiful hand puppets. They also arranged for an airport transfer with car seats. We elected to rent an apartment on pedestrian-only Vaci utca. Vaci utca was the ideal location for a family with small children. When my son lost his right shoe we only brought one pair with us , we had several options for purchasing a new pair.
Budapest is also famous for its underground caves. Budapest with Kids Posted in: No part of this website may be copied in any way without written permission. Hello March - Budapest Events in March Children's Budapest We know that traveling with children isn't always a piece of cake, so that's why we've gathered a list of the most child-friendly attractions in Budapest to keep your whole family entertained.
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Mar 18, · We have a 9month old baby and were thinking of a 10 day holiday to Prague and Budapest. I wanted to know how baby friendly these cities. is there enough of an ambience to soak in so that if out of fatigue we are not able to really do the sites we still feel satiated? All sorts of baby food, nappies, etc. are widely available at drugstores like Drogerie Markt or Rossmann. The biggest problem with a baby is the public transport - it's not stroller friendly at all, metro stations don't have lifts, difficulty on getting on/off the buses, trams, etc. Jan 04, · Re: Budapest with a baby Jan 10, , PM Thanks everyone for the advice- I guess I should have said the spa wasn't for the baby, but for me to be able to keep an eye on her!