Useful Tips & Programs
Useful websites with program offer
- Welovebudapest.com – TOP 10 programs with children in Budapest
- Travelwithblender - TOP 8 programs in Budapest
- Budapetbylocals – list of great programs
- Lonelyplanet – tips for programs with detailed description
- Google map – children activies in Budapest with a map
Facebook groups with relevant content - you need to join most of the groups to see the posts
- CEU parents - usually hosted by a CEU student parent
- Expat Moms in Budapest Exchange - collection of different programs
- Expat Moms and Dads in Budapest - a forum for parents to discuss and share information
- Mom2Mom Sale in Budapest - sale events
- Budapest Expat Playgrounds - meeting point for English speaking/Expat parents in Budapest
Please find below special tips from a CEU Mom
WHERE TO GO - 'depending on the age of the child I recommend the Zoo in Budapest, various thematic playgrounds (Millenaris, Rumini, Vuk, etc.) based on Hungarian children's book/stories and play houses (we like the one in Mammut, but there is also Millipop at Millenaris). There are also super places like Szamoca (http://www.gyerekkertesz.hu/) where children can learn some gardening, REX (http://www.rex.hu/) where they can interact with rescued dogs and other animals. Must go to the Natural History Museum (http://www.nhmus.hu/). There are lots of good swimming pools like MOM (http://momsport.hu/en)....should I go on?! :)'
WHAT TO DO - 'lot of free programs available. I have some friends who run an excellent web page (sadly in Hungarian) about these, see http://minimatine.hu/, maybe this service could be provided in English (or just translated by google). This could provide an opportunity for children to learn handicrafts.'
CLOTHES - 'there are a lot of second hand shops selling good quality items at a reasonable price (which may be important for students on a low budget). I recommend HADA shops (http://www.hadakft.hu/en/), but there are a lot of others. Look around on the Korut... H&M and C&A are the best value for money if you want to buy new stuff.'
(Mariann, Environmental PhD student)