Budapest Zoo Built during the expo times it is a pretty grand zoo for a city this size. www.zoobudapest.com
Eleven Park Is a huge indoor fun center for kids with all those jumping climbing things that kids love to play on. Over 4000 sqm of space. Located in middle south Buda www.elevenpark.hu
Railway History Museum You can drive a real steam engine here. Perfect place for all those Thomas the tank lovers www.vasuttortenetipark.hu
Tropicarium Sharks and other tropical creatures make this a fun stop for the little ones. Located in south Buda in a shopping mall. www.tropicarium.hu
Millenaris Park, House of Future (Jövő Háza) Palace of Miracles (Csodák Palotája) http://www.millenaris.hu/ is connected with a big modern park with many play grounds. Offers many programs for all ages. Hands on science and activity museums. Located in the Millenáris Park in Budapest’s II district. Very good park for families as well.
Labyrinth in the Buda Castel district. Secret tunnels and passages with fun things to do, on weekends children’s programs and last hour of closing times lights are off and you get a lantern to explore. www.labirintus.com
Hungarian Natural History Museum Every major city has one and a great place for those rainy days. www.mttm.hu
Chair lift www.libego.hu runs between Zugliget and János-mountain (Jánoshegy). Has connection to the children’s railway as well. Can be reached via bus line 158 from Moszkva Square Allows for access to many hiking trails in the Buda hills.
Children’s railway www.gyermekvasut.com Runs from Hűvösvölgy to Széchenyi-mountain in the Buda hills. A miniature version of a real life working railroad passenger train that educates and teaches children about the railway. It is mainly open during the off season on weekends and national holidays and in the summer daily.
Margit Island is Budapest’s central park where you go for city strolls, runs and just relaxing a day at the park. The entire island is car free and offers many things. There is a swimming pool, children’s zoo (free), many playgrounds, Japanese garden and more. To get around on the island a 4 wheel bike called “bringo coach” might help www.bringohinto.hu
Swimming and water related activities for families:
Aquaworld All year round indoor water theme park www.aqua-world.hu
Dagály Swimming Pool (summer) www.spasbudapest.com
Palatinus Strand (summer) located on Margit Island www.spasbudapest.com
Római Swimming Pool (summer) Located in Buda’s Northern side www.spasbudapest.com