Travel with Children

Uzbekistan is not an obvious choice for children, who seem surprisingly immune to the charms of early medieval Islamic architecture. Tashkent has a couple of amusement parks, a water park, bowling alleys and malls if your kids need a dose of the familiar. Yurt camps and camel rides help break up the normal sightseeing routine.

Baby-change facilities and high chairs are mostly non-existent, though nappies (diapers) are available in the cities. Prams can tackle the modern streets of Tashkent and Samarkand, but the old towns of Bukhara and Khiva will prove a problem.