Zlute Lazne – Prague’s Original Beach Holiday Location
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What’s to see and do?
If you’re in Prague during the summer and you just fancy a break from the deep culture and stunning architecture then Zlute Lazne (Yellow Spa) might be for you especially if you’ve got kids with you.
Zlute Lazne is a self-contained recreational area including a man-made beach, riverside, large grassy area, special childrens area, hiring of bikes, skateboards, in-line, scooters. Hiring of beach volleyball courts, petanque, table tennis, water sports skates/boards.skis etc. Bars and restaurants open late into the night so below you’ll get some more details and it’s only 6 tram stops from the Old Town.
How do you get there?
If coming from the centre of town then from the Old Town tram stop (Staromestske) take either Tram numbers 3 or 17 and get off at the Kublova stop. Keep walking in this direction another 300 metres and after the restaurants you’ll find the entry to Zlute Lazne. They have a car park (80 places) otherwise you park out on the road.
It’s actually open the whole year round with free-entry up to the end of April but the main season is between May 1st and September 30th.
Basic entry to the park is CZK80 per person (children under 1 metre tall get in free) and in 2016 you got that back by spending on food and drink in the park itself. You can buy a basic season ticket for one year for CZK500 or one that includes the Childrens Corner area for CZK1500. Those prices are per person. Or you accept that you’ll pay extra above the basic admission for additional services.
On-Shore Sports and Rentals
If you’ve paid your CZK80 and you’ve got a towel, you just lay that out on the grass and you can soak up the sun for free. If you want to take advantage of the sports facilities like Soft Tennis, Petanque, table tennis and volleyball then you have to be aware of the time schedule. Zlute Lazne operates three distinct time bands:
MORNING 9am-2pm – Cheapest for the hire of any courts or equipment
AFTERNOON 2pm-5pm – More expensive than the morning session and equivalent to or slightly less than the evening session.
EVENING 5pm-midnight – It’s free to enter the park after 5pm but this is Peak time and most expensive for court and equipment rental.
I’ve noticed that the afternoon and evening sessions are around the same price/hour for most sports with the exception of the Beach Volleyball courts where the rate pretty much doubles in the evening. If you are hiring skates and boards etc then expect to be taking them outside of the park to make use of the long pavement/sidewalk.
Off-Shore Sports and Rentals
This covers anything with wheels and anything that goes on the water and is divided into time bands for the following:
MORNING 9am to 2pm – Only Paddle Board and Pedal Boat rental
AFTERNOON 2pm to 8pm – Only Paddle Board and Pedal Boat rental
EVENING 8pm to midnight – Only Paddle Board and Pedal Boat rental
Anything else on offer is based on time i.e. you pay per hour and expect to put down a CASH deposit for in-line skate equipment hire. Other per/hour equipment that does not require a deposit includes long boards, carving boards, bikes, kick-bikes, wakeboard, wakeskate, water-skis. Adding safety equipment i.e. pads and helmets will almost double the cost of the rent especially for children.
Throughout the summer months there may be special events going on in the park so the normal “free after 5pm” rule will not apply and there will be a charge.
On April 30th Zlute Lazne hosts a Witches Night party which starts after lunch and finishes before 10pm.
Check the Zlute Lazne Website, Map and Services