It's pretty unfair that Budapest isn't more popular than it already is. It's actually a capital city that's suited for the entire family. It's beautiful, it's peaceful, yet it also has the right amount of hustle to guarantee success to those who work here. As for your kids, Budapest also has a ton of places where they can have fun all day long. From parks to playgrounds and everything in-between, you might just be surprised by how much your little ones will end up loving it here. Most especially if you bring to any or all of these fun play areas!
Let's start with Olympic Park. Located along the Danube River, it's a charming playground that has all the classics—climbing frames, slides, swings, and more! Whether you're in Budapest for a day
, a year, or longer, you can't miss going to the iconic Danube River. It's one of the city's best highlights! And if your kids aren't that impressed by it, you can always take them to this playground instead. It's a spacious enough area for them to run around and play while you look after them. Thereby, during your tour of the city, everyone ends up happy!
Budavári Mátyás Király Playground
Nestled in the Castle District, the very beautiful district in Budapest
, its location is extremely fitting. And you'll understand why it is when you bring your little ones here. Apart from the usual slides and swings, the mini castles that make up the play area will have your kids' eyes sparkling in excitement. Before you know it, your oldest had already climbed up the highest tower in the playground. Your middle child? He/she's off sliding on the side. While your toddlers will just love digging up holes in the sandpit here. Overall, this is the type of themed play area that kids of any age can enjoy!
Zöld Péter Népmese Playground
There's no denying that not all of the kids will like the Zöld Péter Népmese playground. Not that it isn't fun or anything like that, it's just, the decoration here might scare your younger kids. But your older ones will definitely just laugh at all the funny faces. They won't get scared at the big mustachioed-face because they'll focus more on the hanging rope net where they can climb and swing around. Nor will they mind the big-eyed cat on top of the playhouse as long as they can pretend to be mommy and daddy! As for your babies, the sandpit will probably distract them enough!
Swings, slides, and a football field nearby! What's not to love about Nehru Park? Located on the Nehru Bank—giving you an incredible view of the Danube River—this is a cool and breezy playground that your kids will just love to waste the day away in. One of the best parts about it is that it's so spacious, with ample legroom between the features here. this gives them the chance to move about freely and get as much exercise as they need, probably more than what they get during gym class in school
. And if they want to play sports, the nearby field is open all day too!
Bóbita Irodalmi Playground
Big paint brushes as colorful poles, a bottle of paint spilling out as the slide, and pencil shavings as the benches for the guardians. Just one look and it's clear that the theme of the Bóbita Irodalmi Playground is! Located in the garden of RaM Colosseum
culture center, it's an homage to the imagination, creativity, and artistry. Your little ones will just love how quirky and weird everything looks, but will likely know which feature is which. Your toddlers might even adorably mistake the fake animals for real ones and try to pet them. And who knows? One of your kids might end up wanting to become an artist after playtime!
Nap Hill Playground
A fairytale-themed playground unlike any other! Amidst all the classic features you'll find in Nap Hill Playground, it's the cartoon characters that might seal the deal for your kids here. Here, the characters of Hungary's famous book series, 'Pom Pom Meséi,' welcome your little ones to play with them. Sculptures and faces of the creatures they've seen on the books decorate most of the play area. Sure, ordinary playtime is good and all, but when they can have fun around their favorite characters, that makes it all the more exciting for them.
Finally, if you really want to convince your kids that studying can also be fun, take them to the Cerka-Firka playground. Here, pencils are turned into jungle-gyms, sharpeners are transformed into treadmills, and a giant pencil case can act as a fort! Who knew school supplies can be that much fun, right? What they probably take for granted every day, they're not jumping off of, running around, and using as their base against their 'enemies.' And if that's not enough, there's a trampoline and a few sandboxes here as well! It's fun for the whole family and more!
Budapest may not be the most popular city for adults but it can easily be more popular with the kids! And it's all thanks to the amazing paly areas that the Hungarian capital offers. From time to time, you might want to bring your little ones to any or all of these places!
In case you didn't know, Budapest also has a ton of great luxury rentals
you can choose to be your home here!