With the temperature climbing, what better place to take the kids than one of Budapest's many baths and spas? Some are more child-friendly than others, so we've picked out our five favourites. Each offers significant discounts for younger ones and special family tickets for four.

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While the prices listed here are accurate at the time of publication, always check online as there are almost always discounts.


Aquaworld Resort Budapest

This enormous water complex evoking the tropics and the temple ruins of Angkor Wat is a children’s wonderland, with all kinds of pools and slides of varying depths and degrees of difficulty. There are also indoor and outdoor children pools open in summer, one for the smallest ones with fun water features including a mini slide, and one for those who can play and splash around freely. There's also a plunge pool, a wave pool and a water playground, the Aqua Spray Parkwe wouldn't miss. But the star of the show is the slide-filled waterpark, where the Mountain River, the Onion Slide, the UFO, the Kamikaze and the Flying Carpet can be used according to strict height restrictions, some by those over 130 cm or 140 cm. On the weekends and during school breaks, animators await the little ones with exciting activities such as family quizzes, craft challenges, or water gym.

  • Tickets (all-day/3hrs)
  • Adults: 10,700/7,500 forints 
  • Children (3-10 years old): 5,400/3,800 forints
  • Families (2 adults, 2 children): 28,200 forints


Árpád Thermal Baths

As well as being a lido, the Árpád Thermal Baths at Csillaghegy in Óbuda encompasses a covered water playhouse for kids, the Kids's World. A whole floor is dedicated to the little ones, colourfully designed and equipped with a nappy change. The pool selection here is quite varied, including an extra shallow baby paddling pool, as well as a larger one for school kids, with two slides and a slow-moving whirlpool. Everyone heads for the enormous slides, open for those over the age of 8. Taking off from the top of the building, the longest one is the Red UFO (open for those over the age of 12), but there are plenty of other colourful lower slides twisting around for the less intrepid.

  • Tickets (weekdays/weekends)
  • Adults: 5,400/5,800 forints (all areas including sauna) or 4,000/4,300 forints (no sauna)
  • Children (3-14 years old): 2,900/3,300 forints
  • Families (2 adults, 2 children): 10,900/11,900 forints


Dagály Baths

The Dagály was remodelled and expanded in 2018, with a playground added for the little ones, as well as sports facilities like basketball and beach volleyball, football pitches and an outdoor fitness park. Among the pools are shallow training pools for children, overseen by mosaic-covered sea serpents shooting water onto those playing below. And we wouldn't miss the spray park or adventure pools either.

  • Tickets (weekdays/weekends)
  • Adults: 3,800/4,100 forints 
  • Children (3-14 years old): 2,500/3,200 forints
  • Families (2 adults, 2 children): 8,000/9,200 forints


Palatinus Open-Air Baths

The Palatinus is the oldest open-air beach/baths in Budapest, located on popular Margaret Island. Opened in 1921, it quickly gained popularity and in recent years underwent renovation and expansion. Children will delight in its huge water slide park, with slides called the Magic Tunnel, Anaconda, Kamikaze and Turbo. Even the very young can play, with a great pirate-themed outdoor pool and paddling pad which is safe from an early age. There is a kid's pool indoors with toys and mini slides, too, and out of the water, they can enjoy a classic playground with climbing walls, a play castle, slides and games testing skill and patience.

  • Tickets (weekdays/weekends)
  • Adults: 5,000/5,500 forints
  • Children (3-14 years old): 3,900/4,300 forints
  • Families (2 adults, 2 children): 13,900/15,300 forints


Paskál Thermal Baths

The youngest spa in the city, the Paskál has an exciting children’s section with huge, colourful flowers spraying water, and water toys and mini slides placed around the pool. Sun shades provide relief from the heat for the little ones. Once they’ve worn themselves out splashing in the water, playgrounds can keep them occupied for a while longer.

  • Tickets (weekdays/weekends)
  • Adults: 4,000/4,800 forints
  • Children (3-14 years old): 3,600/4,000 forints
  • Families (2 adults, 2 children): 11,600/13,600 forints