Trip with kids along the Rokytka river from Hrdlorezy to the Lookout Tower Doubravka XIV

Looking for a great day out in Prague for children? Take a break from the city with an amazing family-friendly nature walk on the territory of Prague 9. There are plenty of cycling routes, sport and educational trails to choose from in Hrdlorezy and Kyje but a walking or cycling trail along the river Rokytka surrounded by woods and nature is one of the most beautiful ones. Start your walk below the Cherry Orchard (Vrch Tresnovka) near Kaufland Jarov Shopping Center. Walking through a housing complex „Green city“, you will run across a fitness gym for adults and a children´s playground suitable for all age groups.

The trail will take you across a meadow into the wood close to the housing complex Smetanka. There is an Outdoor Fitness Gym Smetanka and a pleasant shady playground called “U Schodu” with some wooded play elements.

The third longest watercourse in Prague, the river Rokytka, flows right next to the playground. Take “Pod Smetankou” street until you reach Spartak Hrdlorezy. The little ones can enjoy a wide range of adventures, such as playing pooh sticks, discovering fords and waterfalls, watching various animals including wild ducks, nutrias, frogs and trout.

A garden restaurant Brezanka adjacent the football pitch Spartak Hrdlorezy offers snacks and drinks for reasonable prices. Enjoy a cold craft beer or a homemade lemonade while your children play at the playground that is located under the grown chestnut tree.

Little feet can tire easily and the whining “I can't go any further” may start at some point. If you choose to continue the walk, the in-line track and climbing wall will keep kids entertained as well as tree climbing or wildlife spotting.  If you take streets “Čelakovicka” and “Lanska”, you will get to the fishing lake in Kyje (Kyjsky rybnik) where you can spot fishermen catching carps, pikes, zander or catfish. Kyjsky pond offers large green areas along with some picnic spots on one side. The other side features Smetanka Nature Park, a children's playground, few pubs and restaurants. 

A 2-km-long trail will take you to the Nature Park Cihadla and to the Lookout Tower Doubravka XIV, a 23,5-m-tall observation tower made of acacia wood. This amazing tower reward its visitors with spectacular views of the city.