Leisure by the lake

Summer is here. The temperatures are getting higher and higher by the day. We have listed some child-friendly lakes for you, where you can run away from the heat and crowds of Prague without actually leaving it.

Hostivař Lake

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Located in the Hostivař Forest Park is the largest lake in Prague – Hostivař Lake. Except for giving the opportunity to get away from the summer heat, the park also offers a wide range of activities: water slides, bouncy castle, boat rentals, sports activities and many more.
The reserve also has a shower, toilet and changing facilities, as well as places where you can get drinks and snacks.

How to get there:
Public Transport: Skalka (green line A), from there you can either take bus 177 to Selska and walk about 1km to the reserve, or you can get bus 125 to Řepčická and walk for about 20min – 1.5km
By car: through Průběžná or Městský okruh

The reserve is open every day: 09:00 – 20:00 hours

Admission fee:
Children: 60 CZK
Family: 250 CZK
Adults: 90 CZK


Swimming pool Motol

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Despite its name, the Motol swimming pool, located in Prague 5 , is not a pool but a natural water reservoir with depth of up to three meters. Around the lake you can also find a snack bar, rent umbrellas, loungers and sports equipment.  “The pools” have the best water quality in Prague.

How to get there:
Public transport: Nemocnice Motol (green line A) and walk about 1km
By car: from Plzeňská (Prague 5) to  Zahradníčkova, or drive through Městský okruh and turn left once you approach the reserve

The reserve is open every day during the summer: 9:30- 20:00

Admission fee:
Basic: 80 CZK
Reduced: 50 CZK