Travel with Children

Zagreb is a child-friendly city with both some wonderful attractions directly catering for kids plus a bundle of free social events taking place in the city centre during the May to September high season. All-in-all the city's infrastructure is good for strollers with pavement curbs sloping at all pedestrian crossings, though hopping on trams is problematic due to high entry stairs.

Children up to the age of seven travel free on public transport and some sights have free entry for under-fives, half-price entry for older kids and a discounted family ticket option. If ordering a taxi, Ekotaxi has car seats for babies and toddlers but you must book at least two hours before and specify the age of your little one. If you want to do some family cycling, Bike.com has children's bicycles and helmets to hire. In Zagreb, cyclists use pavements, not the road, and some wider main pavements have designated cycle lanes.

Museum of Illusion Budding scientists will be fascinated while exploring the rooms of optical illusions, mirrors and holograms here.

Dolac Market Get the kids amid the market bustle.

Secret Zagreb Teens will be thoroughly engaged by the mysterious side of the city on the Ghosts and Dragons tour.

Backo Mini Express Little ones will be mesmerised by the trains chugging across the landscape of this massive model railway.

Strossmarte Take teens up to Strossmayer in the evenings during the summer months for free live music concerts.

St Mark's Church Smaller children will enjoy watching part of the guard-changing ceremony on summer weekends.

Tortureum Most young teens will be engrossed by the macabre exhibits here.

Zagreb 80's Museum Let the kids' minds boggle at the 'ye olde' pre-internet era plus little ones will enjoy the dress-up opportunities.

Art Park Family-friendly mural painting sessions plus film screenings and live music sessions are hosted here from June through to September.

Boćarski Dom This park is the best place for tots to work off some steam with excellent playground equipment, playing fields and a rollerblading ramp as well as a relaxing path along the Sava River. To get there, take tram 17 west to the Prisavlje stop.

Maksimir Park Has two playgrounds and a zoo.

Sports & Recreational Centre Šalata Beat the heat and take a break from pounding the city streets at the pools here.

Jarun Lake On summer weekends join local families here for swimming and pedal-boating.