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Spend Children’s Day with a lot of fun in Budapest

The history of Children’s Day goes back to the 19th century US, however it was first officially declared in 1931 by Turkish President, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Since then many countries adopted the idea to celebrate and promote the right and freedoms of childhood. In Hungary, we celebrate it on the last Sunday of May so this year it will be on May 26th.

If you are a parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt you can spend the day with your little ones and participate in many unforgettable and extraordinary activities. Below we give you some tips on special events, where you enjoy the day.

The International Children’s Safety Service (NGYSZ) and the local government organize their Children Day’s celebration at the City Park (Városliget) this year. They offer several free cultural and educational programs such as Children’s Day football cup, the Highway Code (KRESZ) quizzes, horse therapy demonstration and concerts. There will be programs awaiting families and children on both Saturday and Sunday.

City Park

1146 Budapest, Kós Károly sétány

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The Hungarian Railway Museum located in the 14th District, also prepares an exciting two-day program including Judit Halász and Szalóki Ági concerts, puppet shows, interactive games and traffic safety demonstrations.  Here the families can have a great time and learn about the history of the old locomotives, steam and diesel wagons and enjoy the spectacular model railway permanent exhibition. There is a free entry for children under 14 years.

The little ones, who are interested in science can have fun and spend cheerful hours with the family at Csopa Science Center located in Óbuda. They can enjoy several games and learn about science and physics while playing. This center is the first interactive scientific playing area in Hungary and it offers more than 250 games, tools demonstrations and exhibitions. The place offers high quality and full entertainment for every generation.

CSOPA - Center of Scientific Wonders Playbar

1036 Bécsi út 38-44.

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In addition, the families can enjoy the day in The Palace of Delights in Müpa located in the 9th District. Here the parents and kids can participate in many creative and meaningful activities such as children’s concerts, dance and fairy-tale theatre performances. The special indoor and open air programs will be available from 10am until 3pm on Sunday.

Müpa Budapest

1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1

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If you would like spend a magical day in the nature you can get on at the Hűvösvölgy terminal and explore the beautiful zip line route of Normafa in the Children’s Railway. The guests under 18 age can travel free of charge to the Széchenyi Mountain. Furthermore, you can enjoy the pony rides and the family games.

Hűvösvölgy Children’s Railway

1021 Budapest, Hűvösvölgy

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This occasion is the perfect excuse to spend time together, participate in creative activities and stroll in the sunshine.

Photo: Pixabay

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