Travel with Children

Bucharest is not an extremely child-friendly destination, particularly for those travelling with younger children. Distances between sights are vast and getting around involves a lot of legwork and tediously climbing up and down metro stairs.

Children of any age will appreciate the sheer vastness of the Palace of Parliament building. The most popular museums with younger visitors are likely to be the National Village Museum and the Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum. The Geology Museum will appeal to older kids, especially those with a geek streak. Many kids will get a kick out of the plane hangar at the National Military Museum, with parachute displays, a host of planes and all sorts of tanks outside.

The city’s parks, particularly Cişmigiu Garden, Herăstrău Park and Youth Park, have play areas for kids and lakes where you can rent paddle or rowing boats. Further afield, the Therme Bucharest water park has enough pools and slides – as well as spas and aromatherapy baths – to please both kids and their parents.

Bucureşti Mall has a supervised play area for children.