When you move with your family, especially if you have children, the first thing to do is to check their new life and whether they can easily adapt to the new environment. Finding suitable schools, doctors, outdoor venues, weekend activities and other hobbies is an important part of the new challenge. Undoubtedly, the smoothest relocation will be better.
Best place for outdoor activities
Although Belgrade has a lot of green space, we still choose some parks that we think are the most suitable for children. These parks have specific areas, beautiful playgrounds, and even wildlife sightseeing spots. Put on your jacket and get ready to enjoy!
ADA CIGANLIJA: Ada Ciganlija is the largest green park in Belgrade, which includes a lake, because it has multiple playgrounds, sports fields, small trains around the lake, bicycle paths and great picnic areas, providing many choices for children. You can get there from any of the following bus routes – 23, 37, 51, 52, 53, 58, 85 and 88. Check the route and time in Plan Plus.
KALEMEGDAN PARK: Kalemegdan park is famous for its fortress. There are several routes for skating, cycling and walking, and you can enjoy the most beautiful views of the Sava and Danube rivers. It also provides an 800-square-meter playground area for children and has built many new swings and sledges according to the latest European standards.
Beo Zoo is always a must-visit place for children. It is located on the lowest slope of the park, next to Cara Dušana street in Dorćol. The price is 300 dinars for children and 400 dinars for adults. However, if the zebra is not scary enough, you can even encounter a great dinosaur at Dino Park Jura Avantura-250 dinars for children and 350 dinars for adults. Visit the Jura Avantura facebook page.
TAŠMAJDAN Park: The largest park in the city center, located between Palilula and Vračar neighborhoods. St. Mark’s Church dominates, providing children with an excellent playground and enough space for running. In the hot summer, the fountains distributed along the park make them happy because their waterways are constantly changing.
If you want to take them to do some sports, you can also enjoy the Tašmajdan Sports Center, where there is a swimming school and other activities specially prepared for children.
PRIJATELJSTVA Park: As the name suggests, the “Friendship Park” itself does not have a suitable playground, but this park covers the green space between Ušće and the Serbian Palace. It is a good place for cycling, picnics and darts, badminton and even kite flying.
Best indoor playground
In summer, you will enjoy the weather outside, but when winter comes, Belgrade is ready to offer different options for children and teenagers. We have chosen various locations throughout the city and provided ample space for children from 1 to 16 years old. Most of them have English-speaking animators, and you can celebrate birthdays, parties or spend a few hours on weekends.
City center and surrounding areas:
1 to 6 years old: Extreme Kids, Kliker and Mali Pirati
1 to 9 years old: children and games, lollipops, piccolo Mondo and Sovica
1-13 years: Cherry, Circus and Tavanko
New Belgrade and Zemun:
1 to 6 years: Sareni Svet and Topolino
1-9 years: Kamicak and Ostrvo sa blagom
1-16 years old: Atlantis Kids, Juhu and Party
1 to 6 years: Dreamland
1-9 years: Kusica
1 to 13 years old: Dimenzija, Okean and Extra Dar Mar
+16 years old: Epik-amusement park for adults and teenagers
Check the location of the above locations here.
Children’s cultural activities
If you are looking for cultural activities related to your family, there are a few centers that are only suitable for children. You can find theaters, storytellers and tons of activities every month. Joining these groups will be a good way to meet other foreign children.
American Corner Belgrade: This monthly plan includes storytelling, educational games, a library with more than 1,000 books for children, and other activities with different themes planned every month.
Address: Makedonska 22, 1st floor //Business hours: 10-20h (Saturday to 14h) Website: www.americancorners.rs // Facebook page
Belgrade Children’s Cultural Center: The Belgrade Children’s Cultural Center has a large number of workshops in different fields such as parents, art, film, music, sports, ballet, performances and even programs, and provides a variety of free activities and activities. The page is in Serbian, but it is still worth a look. It is located in Palilula, just behind Tašmajdan Park.
Address: Takovska 8 //Website: www.dkcb.rs // Facebook page
MAJDAN Children’s Cultural Center: The structure of Majdan Children’s Cultural Center is similar to that of Palilula Center, providing various arts, education, special programs and sports activities. During school holidays, they organize fun activities such as free dance lessons and other technical days. It is located in Hyde Park near Senjak. You can get there by trolleybus 40 and 41, or bus 44.
Address: Kozjačka 3-5 //Website: www.dkcmajdan.org.rs // Facebook page
Theatre PUZ: This interesting name is Snail Theatre, and there are several performances every month. Some plays are suitable for younger children, others are suitable for older children. These glasses are played by actors in Serbia, and their performances include not only local stories, but also old classics such as “Sleeping Beauty”, “Cinderella” or “Robin Hood”. We suggest you give it a try and see how their atmosphere is.
Address: RadoslavaGrujića 21, Vracea Province, // Website: www.pozoristancepuz.com // Facebook page
Lutaka Pinocchio Theater: The Lutaka Pinocchio Theater is located in New Belgrade on the way to Zemun. It is the only puppet theater in Belgrade, and there are traditional fairy tales, legends and myths in the repertoire, such as “The Three Little Pigs” Aladdin and Peter Pan. For certain plays, such as “Three Musketeers”, they also have actors. Lutaka Pinokio performs more than 250 plays every year, including some adult games in the evening.
Address: GoceDelčeva1 //Website: www.pinokio.rs
Theater Pot: Theater Pot was established in Belgrade 22 years ago. Since its establishment, their repertoire has grown to 30, including animation and actors. There are 2 to 4 different titles and meetings every weekend, so you can choose the schedule that suits you best. You can also celebrate your child’s birthday here, which includes playing, playing some magic games and providing other entertainment. The Pan Theater has its own performance studio, which can accommodate children under 12 years old.
Address: Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 298 //Website: www.panteatar.rs
ČARAPA Children’s Theater: The ČARAPA Theater is located in New Belgrade, but all children’s plays are performed by Tašmajdan at the Belgrade Children’s Cultural Center in Takovska 8. The theater has 17 different titles and also combines animation, puppets and actors. The new spring will open in March
Address: Long Beach Spanski 24/11 //Website: www.pozoristecarapa.com Facebook page
Little theater Dasco Radovich: With his back figure of nearly 70 years of history, the small theater Dasco Radovich is one of the oldest children’s “theatre company in Belgrade. Traditional fairy tales, Serbian Legends and myths are included, including modern classic novels suitable for teenagers who like evening shows. The theater has recently moved to a new location sharing space with Lutaka Pinokio in New Belgrade.
Address: GoceDelčeva1 //Website: www.malopozoriste.co.rs // Facebook page
Theater Bosco Bucha Theater: Initially established under another name in 1937, it was not until 1950 that the Bosco Bucha Theater was officially established as a professional children’s theater. 67 years later, it is still one of the most famous theaters in Serbia, with more than 250 different scripts on its shoulders. Like other theaters in Belgrade, Boško Buha has a rich repertoire, including classic fairy tales, such as “The Wizard of Oz”, and many famous plays by teenagers, such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
Address: Trg republike 3 //Website: www.buha.rs // Facebook page
TREE HOUSE STORYTELLING CENTRE: This NGO was established in London 26 years ago and came to Belgrade in 2006 with the Tree House Storytelling Center project. Today, the center has its own autonomy and carries out a wide range of educational activities through several courses, projects and workshops. They have a mobile team that can travel to different locations in the city. There is also a small theater, a birthday celebration meeting place and a garden with its own playground. It is located in Hyde Park in Senjak.
Address: Bulevar Kneza Aleksandra Karađorđevića6 //Website: www.treehousesc.com
Belgrade Scout Association: With approximately 3,000 members, the Belgrade Scout Association is the largest non-formal education youth organization in the capital. Children who are at least 7 years old can enter the association through a school with a scout organization. The association prepares weekend activities, including meetings, picnics and camping. There are many scouts who speak English, and the website has been fully translated and provides detailed information about the scout movement.
Address: Dom omladine, Makedonska 22/III //Website: www.izvidjacibeograda.org.rs
Check the location of the above locations here.
If you want to know more about children’s activities in Belgrade, Beograd za decu is a portal site dedicated to providing cultural programs for children, and Besplatan Sport, another online site that provides a lot of content related to children’s sports. They also organized several courses for free. Both sites are in Serbian, but it’s worth checking out.
Are you looking for a nanny to come to Belgrade for a romantic dinner? Or do you need someone to help your child for a few hours a day? The following companies provide different types of services for each occasion, and their caregivers can also speak other languages if needed.
Nanny Club Belgrade
Most hospitals and private clinics in Belgrade have dedicated departments that provide paediatric, ophthalmologist and dentist services for children. Probably the easiest way is to choose the house closest to your home and conduct all the inspections for your family in the same place, but there are also clinics dedicated to mothers and children all over the city. The following list includes some of the most well-known clinics in Belgrade.
Tirova University Children’s Hospital
Mother and Child Research Institute
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