If you are planning to visit Belgrade with kids, I assure you that you and your little ones will not be disappointed. Belgrade is a kid friendly city and where children are always welcome.
I’ve read some prejudices that Belgrade doesn’t have enough contents for children. I will immediately reassure you that they are wrong.
I’ve been asked many times – Is Belgrade safe? This question will surely be important if you decide to visit this city with your children. But, I assure you it’s safer than many European cities.
Things to do in Belgrade with kids
What to say about Belgrade that is not already known? What makes Belgrade an ideal place for your small or a little older kids?
Family city Gude
In the map above I’ve added 10 places where you can take your kids. They should be more than enough to keep children entertained.
At the same time, you and your kids, will have the opportunity to learn about Belgrade history and culture while having fun.
An inevitable tourist destination of Belgrade. It has always been a favorite spot for kids of all ages. Kalemegdan is a city park that has a fortress in its central part.
The whole complex houses many important buildings that will be of great interest for your kids. Exploring the fortress Military museum with its indoor and outdoor exhibitions (cannons, tanks and other weapons), might be attractive for older children.
Adults will also enjoy Kalemegdan, but it can be a wonderland for children, too. You can easily spend two days in this park.
You can visit Kalemegdan Planetarium, old Roman well, splendid Ruzica Church or Nebojsa Tower and Natural History museum.
The Dinosaur park, amusement park and Zoo will be additional fun for kids. If you visit Kalemegdan park in winter, don’t miss ‘Tvrdjava’ (Fortress) skating rink.
Museum of Illusions
Nikola Tesla Museum
Another museum that worths visiting is Nikola Tesla museum. It is dedicated to glorify this great Serbian scientist , displaying the life and work of Nikola Tesla.
A visit to this museum isn’t appropriate for all children’s age. Older children will love getting a science lesson on regular demonstration lessons about the principles of Tesla’s work.
Aquarium and Tropicarium
It’s a very nice aquarium. Not very big but a good place to visit with your kids. If you are a student it’s free but tickets aren’t expensive at all so you won’t regret visiting this place.
Museum of Science and Technology
The name may sound too scientific but this is a marvellous place for visitors, particularly for families with kids. The exhibit shows items that testify to how one used to live and work in Serbia.
This wonderful museum displays Serbia’s contributions to science, medicine and technology, with excellent show and interactive exhibits (all in English). It’s suitable for both adults and kids.
Museum is located in old city center in Skenderbeg 5 street. Entrance fee is 200 Dinars (adults), kids up to seven years don’t pay. Opening hours are from 10 AM to 18 PM, every day except on Monday.
If you go in summer period, life in Belgrade moves entirely to the banks of the rivers, Danube and Sava. Everything happens there.
Ada Ciganlija Sava river lake is an oasis of rest. It is a real empire of freedom for children. Get ready to enjoy the outdoors and activities in an area enriched with a variety of amenities for both children and adults.
The Danube Quay promenade is the most attractive place in Belgrade. It extends from Zemun to Branko Bridge. more than 3 km.
Along the promenade there are a lot of floating rafts – cafes and restaurants where you can dine. Children can nibble popcorns, eat eat ice cream, pancakes, French fries, and sugar foam.
Nothing is missing here. Just prepare your wallet for cheap children fun. Amusement park, outdoor playroom, mini-band, artificial rock, riding bikes or a river boat trip leaving in from of Hotel Yugoslavia.
Skip the crowded public transit, slow traffic and take a guided bike tour around Belgrade. This tour covers all city’s attractions:
Experience both the old and new sides of Belgrade with your guide.
Don’t worry about bike rental, as one is provided for you.
Large shopping mall, big parking space. Variety of stores of all kinds. Cineplexx, a multiplex cinema with 6 screens, the big fun center ‘Futurama’, are top things for kids and teenagers.
Things to do in Belgrade in winter
Belgrade seems a bit gloomy during the winter. In winter, it is quite cold in Belgrade and snow is a normal occurrence. But still, families with children will find a lot of fun.
During the winter, children will enjoy skating rinks in Belgrade. Among which I suggest the one on Nikola Pasic Square. It’s the closest one to the city center. This rink is small, but it offers many attractions.
I’ve already mentioned ‘Tvrdjava – Fortress’ skating rink inside Kalemegdan park. But one in front of the Delta City shopping mall is the best one. It has one of the busiest animation programs with special discounts for families.
Among other surprises for their visitors, they offer free cups of hot chocolate for couples, theatre on ice, hockey, disco and kindergarten on ice. The best of all, the entrance and skates are free.
Food and restaurants for kids in Belgrade
Frans restaurant has a beautiful garden. Kids will be free to sneak around and no one will blame them. Even prices are rather reasonable. A full kids menu goes from 10 to 15 €.
It also has a children’s play area outside in the gardens. Eating under the shade of the trees is particularly pleasant during hot summer days.
The menus vary, ranging from Serbian to international cuisine. If you happen to go there, the homemade apple and cherry pies, should be on your menu.
Places to stay in Belgrade With kids
To assist you find the best place to stay in Belgrade, I’ve listed few type of accommodation, best suited for families with children.
On average, an apartment in Belgrade costs € 59.20 per night (according Booking.com prices).
To learn more about apartments benefits, I pick up some apartments according their location and some with nice views.
Many families prefer to book hotel instead of apartments. Here are some of hotels which are very valuable for families:
Garni Hotel Nevski ****
Life Design Hotel ****
This elegant hotel is one of the top picks in Belgrade. Beside its central location, its benefit are quadruple rooms which are great for families.
Lazar Lux Apartments ****
I can’t help but recommend this supper affordable apartment (not hotel). It’s ideal for families with both studios and 1 bedrooms available.