Kids love playgrounds but finding new, fun playgrounds where children can take their swing can be tough for parents. Lobu.hu collected the three most interesting playgrounds of Budapest, where kids can play in the sand, swing, or play hide and seek for hours.
Cerka-firka playground (“Pencil-doodling” playground)
It can be found on Gellért Mountain and it is a quite new playground in the city as it was inaugurated in the April of 2014. Approximately 14,000 plants were planted in its vicinity with the help of both parents and kids. It was named after the pencils of which you can find quite a lot in the area. The easiest way to get there is by bus N°27: you get off at Citadella and walk upwards a little. If you’re going there with a stroller, make sure to choose this option as the other one (trail from Gellért Square) is not to baby-friendly.
There’s rubber revetment around the games, but choosing closed shoes for children is advisable to avoid smaller rocks getting into their shoes. However, the type of the shoe doesn’t matter in case of the “pencil sharpener”, which basically works like a treadwheel and is an absolute favourite. Naturally, you can also find monkey bars, slides, trampolines and sand boxes.
Eco playground on Margaret Island
It was inaugurated in 2011 as part of the Green Sweden programme. What’s most important about the playground and what it is known for is that all of the games were made of natural materials and answer EU requirements. Moreover, this is the only eco playground in Hungary. Teaching kids about the special movement world and environmental consciousness also play an important role.
The playground is surrounded by beautiful and enormous trees, neat bushes, flowers and a lot of sand. The project was supported by the Swedish Trade Sub-Office with 10 million forints and by the capital with 22 million forints. The repertoire of Margaret Island didn’t only broaden with a unique playground, but also a neat toilet.
Hajógyári playground in Óbuda
This playground was renovated a few years ago. We can even count it as two playgrounds: one for smaller kids and one for bigger. There is everything a child dreams about: a slide park, a net tunnel, rope web for climbing, merry-go-round, turn-plate, sand box, monkey bars and several swings.
The slide park is huge and spectacular with its many long, serpent-like, straight, open and closed slides. All start from the hill, except for two. Braver kids may try the ones starting from the towers, but getting up requires a bit more cleverness. However, the shorter and wider slides are a perfect form of excitement for smaller kids as well.
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