Tashkent, Uzbekistan, might not be the first destination that comes to mind for a family holiday, but the truth is that this city offers a variety of fantastic attractions for children.
One major advantage of Tashkent is its excellent value for money. The majority of attractions on this list are either free or very cheap to enter, with most costing just a couple of dollars per person.
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No Tashkent attraction list would be complete without mentioning Tashkent’s Magic City. This park is open year-round and offers a number of entertainment options for children, including a theme park, an aquarium, and a cinema.
The park is renowned for its impressive 60-meter tall fairy tale castle, which adds a touch of magic to its surroundings. Moreover, the park hosts daily shows in its amphitheater plus several daily fountain shows that add to the park’s enchanting ambiance.
Entry to the park is completely free, and it welcomes visitors every single day of the year. It’s undoubtedly a fantastic place to spend a half day, especially for young children. Read our full Magic City review here.
2. Ice City
Ice City is a unique and unusual attraction in Tashkent. It’s the only place in Uzbekistan where you can play winter sports even in the scorching heat of the Uzbek summer!
The Family Entertainment Complex offers a “Frozen Lake” ice rink, a ski slope for skiing and snowboarding, and a lots of rides such as an Air Balloon, Bobsleigh Mountain, Ice Slides and many more.
All attractions are suitable for beginners and you don’t need any experience to give them a go!
You need an Ice City Card in order to enter the attraction but this costs just 5,000 Som (around $0.40). Rides cost between 5,000 and 25,000 Som which you pay for by topping up your card. Their English website is here.
Read our Ice City Review here.
3. Go Karting
Axelon Karting Club, located at Anhor Lokomotiv Park in Tashkent, offers an exciting go-karting experience suitable for all ages. The club provides a safe and enjoyable environment for karting enthusiasts to have a thrilling time.
The cars don’t go excessively fast, making it an ideal activity for families with kids. Children can participate in the fun either riding with their parents or under the guidance of an instructor.
As for the pricing, a session of approximately 10 minutes on the track typically ranges between 85,000 and 105,000 Som ($7-9). We advise families to arrive early as the attraction is popular and waiting times can be quite long.
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Tashkent’s best theme park is free to enter and has all kinds of rides from rollercoasters and dodgems to ziplines and carousels Anhor Lokomotiv has something for all age ranges.
For those who prefer a more relaxed vibe, Navruz Park at the bottom of the park offers shopping, cafes, restaurants and Tashkent’s biggest Ferris wheel with excellent views of the city.
You can read our full review of Anhor Lokomotiv Park here.
5. Water Parks in Tashkent
In Tashkent, you can find several water parks offering pools, slides, and various other attractions that are open exclusively during the summer months. It’s a perfect way to beat the heat and have a fun-filled time with family and friends when the weather is warm and sunny.
Solnechnyy Gorod (Sun City) is the city’s top rated aquapark but is a 30 minute drive from the city and must be booked in advance. If you have a hotel receptionist or a local friend to assist you with the reservation, it’s definitely worth a visit. Their website here is unfortunately only in Russian.
Other top water parks in Tashkent include Limpopo Waterpark and the small water park inside Central Park Tashkent (also known as Mirzo Ulugbek Park).
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6. Tashkent Railway Museum
Tashkent’s railway museum is a family-friendly museum in located near Tashkent North train station.
The museum boasts a diverse collection of historic locomotives, including 13 steam locomotives, 17 diesel locomotives, 3 electric locomotives, and 10 carriages, showcasing the evolution of train technology from various parts of the world.
On weekends, visitors can enjoy short train rides, adding an interactive element of fun for young children. Read our full review here.
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7. Other Kids’ Attractions in Tashkent
Tashkent city has plenty more to offer to children and families.
Whilst we can’t fully recommend Tashkent Zoo, there are plenty of other parks and theme parks in Tashkent to enjoy. The lake at Navoi Park offers a beautiful view, and you can enhance your experience by renting a swan boat. Tashkent City Park’s playgrounds and pathways are a great place for kids to stretch their legs.
From magical parks to thrilling go-karting and refreshing water adventures, the city offers an unforgettable experience for kids and families alike. Start planning your exciting journey now!
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