If you’re looking for a simple and easy day-trip with kids (Pram, changing bag, baby bottle and the works included) our top-of-the-mind suggestion would be Zamek Blatna. This cute, tiny castle fondly known as ‘Vodní zámek Blatná’ (Blatna Water castle), is literally located in the middle of water giving it a serene and magnificent character. There are beautiful water-lilies surrounding the castle.
The main attraction at the ‘Zamek’ is neither the water nor the water-lilies nor the castle itself, but the 42-hectare Castle Park. Somewhere in the park, you can find the Empire-style house where the Hildprandt family (the owners) live. The castle is still private property but is open to the public during most times of the year.
What children really love here is the large herd of fallow deer, who graze freely and are very tame. There are also numerous peacocks (including a white one) that open their feathers gracefully (if they like you).
Address: Na Příkopech 320, Blatná 388 01
Ticket Price: 25 CZK for the Park and 100 CZK for the Castle
Opening Hours: 9:00 17:00 hours in Summer. Winter times vary.
-Pack a sandwich for lunch and you have half-a-day of leisurely fun within 90 kms from Prague
-Take a bunch of carrots to feed the deer
For more details, check out our Blatna on our Directory.