Serbia may not be the first travel destination you think of, but it after I travelled to Belgrade with my son I can safely say we had the time of our life and we are even thinking to re-visit Belgrade in Serbia again! Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. The former capital of Yugoslavia is bursting with fun things to do in Belgrade for everyone to enjoy also with kids! Belgrade is one of the most interesting capitals in Europe. The Balkan city offers much more than meets the eye, if you dig deeper you may be surprised. Do you have no clue what you can do with kids in Belgrade? Read below for my recommendations. ( also interested in reading my 72hours itinerary in Belgrade? Click here)
Dinosaur Park Belgrade
It might look a bit odd. Why is there a dinosaur park located just outside the entrance gate to Belgrade Fortress, ( in the Kalamegdan Park) this Dinosaur Park is a must for children who will love wandering around the large dinosaur ( plastic) figures. They have little information plates in the grass, so you can read about the origin about the dinos you are looking at. But overall it was nice ( I would say for toddlers to young kids untill 8\9 y) Located within the walls of the fortress is this quite put together Dino park with over 35 dinosaurs, some move and lots of sounds as well, all a bit of fun. it also includes a playground for children. A slide, mini trampoline, a cable car and many more.
My son loved it and the T-rex is his favorite. There was a little restaurant who offered some small finger food, like snacks and drinks. Also there are toilets located in the park. Very handy for kids. Nevertheless, worth a visit! The entrance for kids cost 350 RSD, adults a little bit less. We also saw people just walking in and skipping the payment since the guy at the desk isn’t very alert. but it didn’t hurt my wallet. We spend almost an hour here.
Take a little train through the Kalamegdan Park for less than 1,50 euros
At the entrance of the Kalamegdan Park we saw a little train who took us over the bridge, through the Belgrade Fortress and at the side of the clif were you could see an amazing view! We paid 180 RSD pp. Which is less than 1,50 euros per person. The ride took around 15 minutes and brings you back to the entrance again.
Play at the free playgrounds at Kalamegdan Park
Beside the nice dinosaur park and playground you will find closeby the entry also another playground with slides, sand etc. This playground is nicely covered in the shadow and its the ultimate place to let your kids play for a while in Belgrade 🙂
Visit the Zepter Museum (kids under 10 are free)
The Zepter Museum is located at the mainstreet of Belgrade the Knez Mihailova Street. The Zepter Museum is an museum with artworks of only Serbian artist. They have an underground, main floor and upper floor exhibition. Full of artworks from 1940 to now. Adults pay 200 RSD which is not even 2 euro. My son enjoyed this and was really interested in the many artworks! Afterwards we bought some souvenirs which you can see at the entrance.
Visit the indoor Rajiceva Shopping Center ( also has an indoor playground)
At the end of Knez Mihailova street. This mall is easily recognizable by its large sign above a plaza entrance. Rajiceva Shopping Center is both spacious and spotless, with five levels that are accessible by escalators and elevators. There are a bunch of stores but also cafes, restaurants ( An Asian bar, Vapiano, McDonalds etc. ) resting areas, and an indoor play-area for children at the third floor. The Mama Shelter Belgrade hotel is on the fourth floor. and an underground parking facility are available. The mall is spacious and light because of its many windows and glass and it is very useful because of its multiple entrances to integrate effortlessly on all sides with the old city streets.
Partially Free Military Museum in Belgrade
Back to the Kalamegdan Park, ( where actually are the best things to do for kids) Closeby the Belgrade fortress you can visit the Milutary Museum. You can adore the many tanks ( we even saw a bomb and a little ship ! ) on the outside which you can take a look at for free. But, you can also choose to go inside the Military Museum in Belgrade which was founded in 1878 for more. The museum has around 33.000 objects in various collections and a photo collection with over 100.000 photographs. Also, the museum has special library with over 10.000 titles from areas of History, Art, Archaeology and other similar branches with more than 6000 magazines to admire.
An extra tip; shoot you shot and do archery in the park!
At the end of the Kalamegdan park there is a stand where you can practice archery. This is also available and safe for kids from 5 years old. My son did some shots and it was definitely the highlight of the holiday for him. I would say.. give it a shot 😉 Click here for more information on Tripadvisor.
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