Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Worldschooling activities this autumn

Here are the organised activities for this autumn that you can join as a worldschooler or local homeschooler.

Makers space with Katie at American Academy

Learn to make stuff in a group. For instance there would be wood work stuff, soldering tools and sewing machines. At the school American academy on mondays at 16.00.

Arts workshop at Muddum for kids 5-10

Thursday 14-16 o clock. 250 kc.

Climbing group

Just climbing for fun at Boulder bar in Prague 7, its a great place for kids and there are boulders for smaller kids too (id say youngest would probably be 3-4 to enjoy it. 85 kc and you can rent climbing shoes there if you want. Tuesdays at 2 pm

Czech for foreigners with Svobodna Skola

Learn czech in a group. Thursdays 10.50-11.35. 150 kc per lesson and family.

Music in english with Svobodna Skola

Singing and playing for the whole family! Thursdays 11.45-12.30. 150 kc per lesson and family.

Sports in English with Svobodna Skola

Ball games, cooperate games etc. Thursdays 13.15-14.15. 150 kc per lesson and family.

Parkour with Svobodna Skola

13.15-14-15 on Tuesdays. Jump over obstacles and have fun with the bilingual czech english parkour teacher Hynek from Svobodna skola! You commit to one semester and can leave or stay with the kids. 2100 kc per semester

Programming workshop with Caroline

Learn to program through Codecademy, scratch and Tynker, learn to make a simple animation or game, write a blog, open a simple webshop or whatever you want to learn to do. For children age 4 and up. We are no experts and we are learning too! Families that join must come with their children, their own computer and will be their childrens coaches.

Forest-play and nature days

Every other friday worldschoolers meet up to play and chat in the forest. We bring a picknick and just have some fun! We do excursions in the nature not only for play but to learn about biology. We have a nature-journal where we note down what we have learned. We visit an apiary farm, do bird watching, visit farms, learn about animals and plants or just meet up in the park.


There are no organised other meet-ups but you are welcome to suggest something. We always welcome new worldschoolers and new local homeschoolers.

Museum visits and excursions

We do trips and museum visits once in a while depending on demand. As the other activities I organise on Prague worldschooling its entirely free. You just pay your own costs. As a group we often get discounts and can arrange special tours. Nothing is planned for this autumn but I would like to and would need an extra hand from a czech speaker organising it.

IMPORTANT - You need commit to activities at least a day before and for some you will need to sign up for.


Some recommended regular activities for worldschoolers

Kiddum Lego School - it is what it sounds. Classes for kids and a play area. Sign up at Kiddum.

Prague English Football club - Sign up at PEFS

A Maze in Tchaiovna is a wonderful place to hang out and play games, and they have some activities. Kid friendly and they accept bitcoin.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

#Notbacktoschool but to worldschooling activities!

I have had some time off the blog and arranging activities..having a legitimate excuse. We now have another family member :). Being busy with dealing with the hot weather and trying to spin a breech baby i havent had the mood to do any organised stuff this summer. Also people have had their own plans so there hasnt really been a point.

But now that everyone else is back to school and we are trying to get back to normal in our family we will get back to business again.

Katie has been wonderful and arranged some homeschooling activities so if you want to join any you can message HERE.

For instance, there will be Makersspace on Monday afternoons from 4 pm.

Where kids can come together and make/invent collaborate on projects etc. I love this way of learning and its a big trend in the US right now. There is a ton if info and resources online, but here is a brief intro to what this is. https://www.makerspaces.com/what-is-a-makerspace/ So, the location will be https://americanacademy.cz/en/?ver=2 Its a new school opening this year in Prague 4. For instance there would be wood work stuff and sewing machines.

And Katie has also arranged a kids arts class at Muddum in Prague 7. Thursday Sept. 21st 4-6pm there will be a trial lesson - . Its art for 5 -`10 year olds. Price will be 250 kc. 

Further there will be an excursion to the Petrin observoratory and Barrandov film studious later in October.

Apart from what Katie has arranged id like to arrange a weekly climbing group on tuesdays at 2 pm at Boulder bar in Prague 7, its a great place for kids and there are boulders for smaller kids too (id say youngest would probably be 3-4 to enjoy it). Its quite cheap (85 kc) and you can rent climbing shoes there if you want. If you want to join this group send me a message on the message box here.

And some other things id like to do regularly the next few months, is one weekly sports activity at a set time (football in the park, or swimming for instance), a programming and math group, and a weekly nature activity. 

Have you got your own suggestions? Let me know!

The beauty of homeschooling: Free to do what you want when you want!
9 months in your tummy, 9 months on the tummy!

Monday, 5 June 2017

Join us for Gulliver travels arts workshop in DOX and other things this week!

Wednesday 1030-1200. Learn czech workshop! We havent got a teacher at the moment but we are equipped with books with talking super pens for learning czech and some memory games, I also have resources for learning simple conversations and counting with the help of youtube :)

Thursday 1 pm - Water park play date. Come and play with us! Bring picknick, swimming clothes, water guns and a good mood :)

Friday at 1030 - Workshop at DOX, suitable for kids from about 2/3 to 12. 

How did it happen that an airship “landed” on top of the severe and cleanliness of the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art? And why is it named Gulliver? Like one of the most famous figures in utopian literature, you will set out on a diverse exploratory mission. For a while, your world will shrink, other times you will shrink, but on the way you will see everything in an unconventional manner. Once you will engage various senses, then you will see everything around you form a different perspective.

Explore various levels of the DOX Centre, find out why the co-author of the airship received an architectural award in the area of sustainable development, and try out sustainable materials for the final workshop. Together, try to find the limits of fantasy and the fundamental assumption of pluralism, that there are always various and different paths to the right solution. The programme contains various sensory stimuli, movement, and creative activities.

The activities takes about 2 hours. The cost is 300 cz per family regardless of how many children you have. Register by emailing us (on the form on the side here) or sending a facebook message to the Prague worldschooling facebook page

A deposit of 100 czk is needed so that I know how many families will come, you can also send the whole amount to me. Can be done by account, paypal, bitcoin or cash. Last date to register is thursday.

The last time we went to DOX for a homeschooling programme it was pretty awesome. Have a look at the short video I made here!

As always, you need to give notice at least the day before so I know how many are coming to these activities :)

Some pics from last weeks forest "nerf war" meeting:

Monday, 29 May 2017

Nerf war at Obora hvězda

We dont have a lot planned this week. Unfortunately our youngest got lyme disease from a tick so he is on antibiotics and we have to stay out of the strong sun. A shame really. This week offers perfect swimming weather. I hope the world schoolers can get together without us and enjoy the sun. There are plenty of swimming options in Prague. Some easy ones g
to get to are : Petynka swimming pool and the water play park at hladkov tram stop, there is also a lake you can get to (Hostivař reserve). Watch out for the ticks though, we got our one from Petynka and that was even after what i thought was a thorough check!

So this week Im only arranging the nerf war. We will meet at 1pm at the star building in the obora hvezda forest. Its a lovely place which is good for a picknick and some den building also. There are two play parks. The field by the star building is best for the nerf war for finding bullets. The easiest way to get there is tram 22 or 25 to either obora hvezda or vypich. You will see the gate to the forest there and just walk on the gravel path until you get to the star building (cant be missed). Let me know if you are coming!

Picture of some nerf fighters from last summer :)

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Cave tour, swimming, news, etc this coming week 22nd - 26th may

Activities for worldschoolers and homeschoolers this coming week

Tuesday 23rd - Weather is looking good for this day so we are planning for outdoor swimming at the lovely Petynka pool. We will meet at 12. You can bring your own picknick and drinks, they also have a pub (of course) where they sell some fast food etc. This place has a nice play ground and very good pool for small kids. You can park here or take the tram to Malovanka and walk over the bridge. Directions.

Wednesday 24th - Czech lesson in the morning 1030 at a democratic school - this is not a drop in class. Its a regular activity until and after the summer, in a non-authoritarian playful way. We have space for one more family.

Thursday 25th - It looks like its going to rain this day. We havent planned anything but are open to suggestions if you have any :)

Friday  - 26th - Visit to KONĚPRUSKÉ JESKYNĚ (caves near Beroun. We will try to get a tour at 11. This might change however depending on the qtty in the group etc. Its best to get there by car, otherwise possible to take train to Beroun and walk 5 km. Directions. We have 3 extra spaces in our car and could offer a ride from Holesovice. Bring picknick and drinks! And something warm to wear in the cave plus good shoes. If it doesnt rain we will make a combination trip to Velka amerika as well.

Some videos from last week.

Arts workshop at DOX. We are planning a repeat soon the their other programme for schools. Likely first week of june on a thursday or friday. Do you want to go on it? Message me!

The water play park at Hladkov is excellent for homeschooling play dates on hot days. This will be a regular spot during the summer. Just near the tram stop Hladkov, free, play park as well, very good when its not school holidays :)

Checking the interest for the summer and autumn. I would like to start regular workshops and "study circles" for these "subjects". Let me hear what you think and if you have any suggestions too!

Math study circle with Khan academy etc

Wood work

Informal football club for kids ages about 4-10.

Kids yoga/gymnastics. Lets get enough families and we can rent a teacher and place!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Bunker tour, art workshop and more! 8-21st may

Prague nuclear bunker tour thursday 11/5 at 1 pm 

Very cool place! Unique collection of cold war items. Interesting for adults and kids. I have arranged a tour for us! It costs 100 cz for adults and free for kids - you will pay me with the exact money at the place. Public transport easy - we will meet at tram stop 15 mins before or outside of there. More info at http://www.prague-nuclear-bunker.com/museum-home-page/gallery

Art workshop friday 19/5 at 11 am. - join us for a tour!

I have arranged an arts workshop at the DOX museum in holesovice for us. its a special workshop for homeschoolers in english :) Do you want to come? its on friday 19th at 11 am. the cost is 300 czk per family no matter if you have one or six kids! A deposit of 100 czk must be paid to me so i wont be out of pocket, either by seeing me before or send to my paypal so ill know youll definitely come. We need at least 3 families to make it happen. Dont miss this great opportunity. This is suitable for children in most ages. You will get to see the cool zeppelin on the top and learn about gullivers travels! http://www.dox.cz/en/

Will be updated as im adding stuff:

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Plans for last part of april + what we did last week

Last week has been pretty busy, we have done something almost every day with the worldschoolers! The coming week my sister is visiting so I wont post many activities but there might be something happening in the Prague homeschooling group on Facebook - im not sure.

Sunday 23/4 For tomorrow our family will visit the Crocodile place where you can feed crocodiles at 1030 and 2pm. It would be nice if some worldschoolers would join us but it late notice i know and we plan to do this anyway

Monday 24/4 - Visit to the Prague zoo at 1030. They have great play parks and discounts on mondays.

Wednesday 26/4 - Czech lesson at 1030 - we have space for one more family to join us regularly.

Friday - 28/4 - Not settled yet - we might go to the Technical museums science workshop in the morning.

Please get in touch before if you want to join any of these activities.

Here is a video of our underground visit in the 100 year old (not in use) sewers and waste water management plant. This is a very cool place if you love stuff with cogs and wheels and running through the sewer pipes :)

We also had an extra interesting day in the Czech class (which is very much respectful to kids and fun for them) with "den zeme" ("earth day") theme learning about sustainability and what different types of rubbish is called that you can build houses from.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Worldschooling activities 18-22nd april

Activities for worldschoolers and homeschoolers this coming week

Tuesday 18th april - 11 Excursion to Trnkova Zahrada garden place if it will be good weather. for bad weather we will meet at the crocodile zoo in holesovice.  We will decide in the morning which one so if you are planning to come check our facebook group and message us.

Wednesday - 19th april - Czech lesson in the morning 1030 at a democratic school - we have place for one more family.

Thursday 20th april - Underground tour in the afternoon. Either the public tour at 2 pm or a school tour - im waiting for confirmation.

Friday 21st april - Homeschooling meeting at Mala Chuchle Radotinska. This is a nice forest walk near Smichov. Meet at 1:30 at bus stop Mala Chuchle. we will then walk through the forest, passing by the mini-zoo and several playgrounds. Bring picnic food, there is a small restaurant at the mini-zoo with goulash and sausages. The walk ends at bus stop Raditinska

For these activities we need to know in advance if you are coming. 

Saturday 22nd april  - Czech Homeschool science fair. .

Some pics from last week.

Obora Hvezda - Wood anemones

5 families from different countries came to the meeting

Spontaneous sunday meeting at the tram museum with another family

Bike park near Obora hvezda

Easter crafts at czech lesson in Svobodna Skola

Ginger bread happy easter!

Parkour at Svobodna Skola

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easter plans

This is our plans for easter

Friday 14th april - forest play in Obora Hvezda at 1 pm. This wonderful little forest is easy to reach with tram 22 and 25, we will meet up in the play park in the middle. Perfect for den building, picnic. Bring nerfs and scooters or bikes if you want. Just outside there is a practise biking park which is really nice.

Weekend nature trip - This coming weekend we are keen on an out of town adventure trip - not exactly decided what yet because it depends on the weather. If you have a car and would like to join us let us know! It will either be a cave visit (if its raining), rafting or a nature full day trek.

Saturday 15th april - Weekend easter crafts on a Maze in Tchaoivna. Im not sure we are going but it seems a nice activity!

If you are worldschooling or homeschooling in Prague you are welcome to join us, just let us know before and if you are new introduce yourself please :)

Sunday, 2 April 2017

An adventure day in the magical Kokořín-forest


A short drive north of Prague you will find the magical Kokořín-forest. It's a big wild forest with cool sandstone pillars, caves and some impressive sand stone sculptures by the Czech artist Václav Levý.

We got the coordinates from a friend and went on a half day family excursion for a walk in the forest and to build a den. We found the big stone sculptures "čertovy hlavy" (devils heads) which was unexpected because we thought this was just a normal forest trip.

30-40 minutes north of Prague.

Baking hot!

We have had some amazing summer weather in the end of march and the first days of April. It has been 20-25 degrees hot and the nature is in full bloom, mostly, in the forest its not so green yet but there is a few hepaticas and wood anemones.

This day was perfect for building a den using only a knife so that was what we did. The boys likes a YouTube channel called"Primitive technology" that is run by an Australian guy that can make almost anything just with this hands. This is their favourite video where he builds a hut with clay tiles and a clay oven.

Through the primitive technology channel, we have learned to make "strings" with the soft bark from young trees. We didnt finish the den as it was getting dark so lets hope its still there for a next time.

"Tie" sticks with a "string" made of bark.

Figuring out what the next step is..

"Roof tiles" from a pine tree that had fallen down.

After some time it started to get dark so we had to leave the den building project for a next time.

On the way back we found lots of dens in various styles that people had built. Quite the right forest for den building materials!

Porous sandstone with many holes. A natural climbing wall.

A big hole for us too!

We drove back another way and got this amazing view of the Kokořín Castle. The road wriggled its way into the dense forest between steep stone pillars and hanzel and gretel house-style family-pubs with playgrounds, of course. This will be a trip for the next time when we are in this area. Then we'll also go on a longer trek and look at the rest of the sculptures and caves. Since we were busy with our den building we didnt have time to walk the trails that were there. Anyone who wants to make a longer trek can go all the way to the castle. There are many interesting things to see in the forest such as caves, a monastery, beautiful carved stone figures and mysterious stone pillars.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Spring..or is it summer now in Prague?

Its amazing how quick it goes. A few days ago it was cold and we had to wear jackets. Today its roasting, its so hot it feels like summer. Prague is blossoming. In a few days the grass has turned green and the trees have leaves.

This means its time for the worldschoolers to come out! We have hibernating. But now its time to organize spring and summer activities. 

So here is what we will do next week and we invite new worldschoolers of course to join us:

Tuesday afternoon - trip to botanical gardens

Wednesday - Czech lesson in the morning, parkour in the afternoon. (you need to sign up for a semester for parkour and let us know in advance for czech - which costs 150kc per child)

Thursday - International robocup (lego robot competition at kiddum - you need to sign up first HERE)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Czech classes for kids and summer plans

In cooperation with Svoboda Skola, a democratic school, we can offer czech classes for kids. The lesson is 90 minutes and it costs 150kc per child.

For the summer programme starting at May I would like to know how many families would be interested in regular activities that would be free or at self cost. For instance programming, excursions, arts, football and anything else that you might like.

Please contact us if you are interested.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Worldschooling apartments in Prague

We have two apartments in Holesovice, which is a lovely part of town quite near the center and with plenty of things to do. Check out our Awesome family guide for Holesovice here. Check our our food guide for Holesovice here.

Both of the apartments are newly renovated and furnished with worldschooling and children in mind. We have lived 2 years as digital nomads and mainly stayed in Airbnb and hotels. We have learned something from each stay and implemented it in the design of these apartments. You will find things you really miss as a worldschooler, such as a proper fully equipped kitchen, toys, hammocks or hanging chairs and really fast internet.

The Maniny apartment is always for rent. We listed it on Airbnb 3 days ago and already have more than two months booked. Its available for some days in March, and from June for now. Prague is an ideal place to spend your summer. School holiday starts in july so if you stay here in june you will have the warm weather without the crowds. We are planning a special program for the summer. For july and august there is loads to do as the kids off from school needs something to do also. You will find things like summer camps and excursions and festival in plenty. The weather was very warm last summer so it is a great time to find a lake to hang out nere or a pool. There are some good places in town like Petynka.

The other flat which is five minutes walk away near the old brewery is the one we live in. We would love to do house swaps and rent it out short periods. For instance we are going away 7-27th april so if you have a place in a warm country around the meditteranean (we also considering Oman) please let us know. For the summer we can rent out or do house swaps for 2 weeks at a time until the first week in july. We are interested in everything in Europe for that time period, one thing that is important is decent internet as we work online.

On our other site www.familyapartmentprague.com we offer a bitcoin discount and possibility to book more than a week without airbnbs fees. You can book there or on our Airbnb listing. Get money off your first booking HERE if you are new to airbnb.

Our well equipped new kitchen in the Brewery flat.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Family food guide for Holesovice in Prague

After having tried living in different parts of Prague, and having eaten out very often, we
came to the conclusion that Holesovice offers the best food for the lowest price tag in Prague. In the beginning and when having visitors here first we accidentally stumbled on a few tourist traps in the touristy areas. Too many experiences with bad quality meat, greasy sauces. under or over cooked food at high prices and served by unenthusiastic staff has forever put us off trying out  those types of restaurants again in the beautiful, central areas of Prague.

There are a few places of course in central prague that are good, but they also come with the more expensive price tag. Having a family with several meals to pay for each time we go out the more upmarket places are not an option, but we do LOVE good food! Eating out delicious meals a nice summer evening or going out when we are simply to lazy to cook are things we do quite often.

So we have since we moved to Holesovice looked at the options here and found out that there is an amazing array of restaurants and cafés that serves excellent food at local prices that many visitors just dont hear about. There are so many places in just Holesovice that we havent ploughed through most of them - even after staying here for soon 6 months. Nearly all of these places are within walking distance from our two family flats that we rent out, and some offers takeaways and deliveries.

So which ones are the best? We will give our best advice for nice places to find delicious food with a good price tag here:

Photo: Benedict Banathy


This is a restaurant in the old brewery building by U Pruhonu. It is one of our closest restaurants which is so lucky because we consider it the best one in Prague. When some one comes to visit us we always bring them here, It is a brewery building with beer tanks and very high ceiling so its quite noisy. In the summer there is a pateo on the back where you can eat and where there is plenty of space for children to roam around. They serve very good czech and thai food. So far everything we have had have been super-delicious and we have always been happy. We hope that they wont ever crush that image. The unfilthered american ale here is our favourite beer in Prague. The restaurant offers take away for the beer if you have a large container.¨

Restaurace Pět peněz

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The cellar is cosy but they also have tables outside. They serve the best goulash in town! The children likes the chicken wings and burgers. They have unfilthered Staropramen beer which is so much better than regular beer.

Avion Café

This is little cafe is on the corner of the Komunardo road where there are plenty of restaurants. Its a quiet place that serves cheap good breakfasts and nice lemonades. Its great to work from, internet is good and they have enough power plugs.

7 Tacos Steak and Grill

mexican restaurant on a busy road. It is one of our childrens favourite and its a nice place that actually have good mexican food and also some czech options. The nachos are the best according to the kids.


This is a new place serving super healthy smoothies, soups, salads and other things. Great when you need extra vitamins. Its near BILLA on the map.

Čínské Bistro Fu Da

This is a little chinese takeaway place that we use quite often. Some of the stir fries are average but the sushi is good, and its an easy and cheap place that the kids usually asks to go to. It is on Komunardu street.

Holešovická Kozlovna

This brewery restuarant has a nice pateo and outdoor play ground. The staff is a little rude sometimes but the food, beer and the outdoor pateo are lovely. Its a perfect place to go with a group of friends. The steak is just the best. The children likes the chicken wings and chicken snitzel.

La Bottega Tusarova

An italian restaurant and delicatessen that has cooking classes too. Its a little more pricey but not the lunch deals.

Pivni Galerie

This is not a restaurant, but i thought it needed to be mentioned because its a very good beer gallery that my husband really likes. Apparently there is a room for beer tasting. My husband has bought very nice and unusual types of beer here. The owner is very chatty (in english).

Phill´s corner

This is a nice café / breakfast / lunch place which is located on Komunardu street. They have nice teas and lemonades. They have cheap and tasty lunch offers and very good bread.

Phill´s twenty7

I guess this restaurant has the same owner as above. It has the same style and decor. Our children loves the english breakfast they serve. The lunch is very good too - sort of like they are doing a czech take on posh english food. They have some Gordon Ramsay cook books in czech. This is where the hipsters of Holesovice goes.


An almost hidden cellar restaurant if it was for the big beer sign. This is a place that serves very cheap czech food that is actually good. The lunch costs about 80-100 czech korunna only which makes it one of the cheapest places we know. Its near the U Pruhonu tram stop.

Restaurant Baterka

This is quite a big czech pub that is really close to one of our family rental flats. Its a place that has good lunch offers and is popular with workers.

Čínské bistro 

A small chinese restaurant that is also close to one of our family rental flats. It is a cheap place that is serving mainly stirfries that is ok.

Paralelni Polis Bitcoin Coffee

This is one of our favourite cafés in Prague. Its unique and only one of its kind so far as it is bitcoin-only. If you are new to bitcoin, the staff is happy to inform and help you change in their ATM. Mostly we like it because of the creativity that is oozing from here. The coffee and tea is good. Unfortunately they dont have hot food there, but some cakes and sandwiches. Its a great place to work from and its kid friendly also. 

ThanhTam Asia Food

This is an asian restaurant that serves vietnamese, sushi and some chinese and thai food. Its a great little find since last week. We ate there 3 days in a row because the kids liked the teriyaki chicken so much. The vietnamese food is excellent. Its so cheap its almost not worth cooking your own meal when you can go to a place like this sometimes. Its on Delnicka, close to one of our family flats for rent.

Pivovar Marina

Located just by the marina with a large outdoor seating area this is a pretty good place for a hot summer evening. Its a brewery with huge beer tanks inside. Its quite noisy and not really kid friendly but still a place worth mentioning.

Tràng An at the Prague market

This vietnamese eatery is located the market. It serves the best Pho soup in Prague and very good vietnamese food at low prices. They have outdoor seating mainly so its good for a sunny day.

Bhojan Indian restaurant

This place serves vegetarian indian food at low prices. I had a Masala Dosa, first time outside of India, and it was surprisingly good. 

Burrito Loco

This is a mexican chain restaurant that serves kid-friendly meals like tacos and nachos. The salad is good.

Capua Italian restaurant

Here you can find very good pizzas and pastas in a nice setting.

Bageterie Boulevard

baguette chain that has a kid-friendly environment.

Cafe Dos Mundos

This is a cool cafe near Kamenicka tram stop that has swings that you can swing on.

Masala Indian restaurant

They offer delivery which is what we have tried and have been delicious. Generous portions.

Bistro Kavárna Oh La La

A small french cafe that also has a garden on the back. We love the decor and the breakfasts here. Staff are very nice.