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Family holidays full of summer experiences

The summer holiday period is here and with it the time for family outings and vacations.

If you have a small adventurer at home and look for the right destination for active holidays, the Czech Republic is the best choice for your family. Czech Republic has much to offer for everyone; diverse opportunities are at disposal for the whole family!

Experience the splendour of folk traditions in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm

An attempt to revive forgotten crafts and folk art as well as recreate traditional life in the Wallach area was behind the creation of the largest and oldest open-air museum in central Europe. It is a living museum with the Wallachian traditions, where the typical breeds and dwellings of the people are kept alive by means of work, customs, dances, songs and ceremonies. Explore this place inside and out, try your hands at some old forgotten trades and be transported back in time as you go.

The Rožnov pod Radhoštěm open-air museum enjoys an active cultural programme all year round. A large number of events inspired by local folklore, old trades and traditional handicrafts take place here. After a day out at the museum, you deserve to unwind. This can be arranged at the Rožnov beer spa, which marries elements of alternative ancient therapy used by the Egyptians with more common spa and physiotherapy procedures.

Succumb to aquamania and water adventure in aquaparks

Toboggans, wild rivers, thermal pools as well as whirlpools and elegant spa baths: all of this and more are on offer in the warm summer days at countless aqua parks and water worlds and in the Czech Republic.

Aquapalace Praha, the largest water park in Central Europe, is loved by every member of the family - from adrenalin enthusiasts to those of a quiet nature more in search of relaxation. In addition to space-bowls or the pool with artificial waves, this year two new water slides and the reconstructed wild river is waiting for children. Parents can enjoy proper rest and recovery in the sauna world and the luxurious spa-wellness.

Geysers, water slides, a wild river and the "IQ park" science center: you’ll find all that and more at the Babylon fun center and water park in Liberec, North Bohemia. Water fun in the pool can be alternated with relaxing on the terrace with a unique view of the Ještěd transmission tower, a unique architectural monument built in the Technicist style. You can also top off your day at the fun center by wandering in the mirror labyrinth or experimenting with science. Part of Babylon is indeed the first science park in the Czech Republic, where you will find two hundred interactive exhibits including a Fakir’s bed.

Enjoy water activities in Czech nature

The natural water areas and dam reservoirs in the Czech Republic offer excellent opportunities for bathing, recreational swimming, windsurfing and yachting. The lakesides are dotted with recreational centers with hotels, guesthouses and campsites offering various categories of accommodation and catering as well as sports equipment rentals.

The Lipno Dam is the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic. This huge lake set in the beautiful countryside of Bohemian Forest in South Bohemia is a popular place for all who enjoy an active holidays. During the summer season you can go cycling, inline skating, swimming, windsurfing, sailing or just lounge comfortably on one of the Lipno beaches. Not enough? Then you can rent a catamaran or a pedal boat and enjoy a wonderful ride on the lake. Lipno summer resorts, such as Frymburk or Černá v Pošumaví offer everything you need for a pleasant stay.

The Vltava River provides perfect conditions for trips on inflatable rafts as well as tourist canoes through the remarkable countryside from its source in Bohemian Forest to the city of České Budějovice. The Vltava River takes you through a lot of interesting and historical towns such as Rožmberk nad Vltavou, Český Krumlov or Zlatá Koruna. Český Krumlov is among the most beautiful towns in the Czech Republic and is listed on the prestigious UNESCO list of World and Cultural Heritage. You don´t need to be worried about getting soaked, we can guarantee an unforgettable experience as well as a smooth ride without getting your feet wet. A number of welcoming restaurants will be waiting for you offering some of the delights of South Bohemian cuisine such as “kulajda” soup with mushrooms, roast duck or pancakes with blueberries.