Free time in Brno

Here you can find some fun activities for your spare time in Brno and its surroundings.

Family activities

  • VIDA! Science center – Scientific fun for kids and the whole family. More at cz
  • Lanové centrum (Rope courses) – Jungle park, Lanové centrum Lesná
  • PlayroomsToboga Bongo, Bruno Family Park
  • Escape roomsMysteryRoom, The Room Brno, Exit Game, SteamPunk Laboratory, Quest Games
  • Laser games – there are several places in Brno, where you can play this team game, very fun and suitable for the whole family or group of friends at any age. Arenas: Laser Game Brno, Tron Laser Arena, Laser Arena Brno
  • Brno Observatory and Planetarium – offering free permanent exhibitions, open garden, and a a domed Digitarium showing space projections (some projected in English, usually says in the show description or can be secured by prior agreement). You can find more info on website cz.
  • Forest park with wildlife and lookout tower Holedná – more info at GoToBrno | Obora Holedná
  • Jump park Brno – trampolines at JumpPark
  • Aqualand Moravia – Water park less than an hour from Brno. More info at Aqualand-Moravia
  • Lužánky park – Biggest park in the center of Brno with a kid’s playground, nice place for a walk, picnic and there is often a lot happening in summer (events, workshops, yoga lessons, sport tournaments, live music etc.)


There is a wide range of sports you can choose from a try out in Brno and its surroundings. Here are some tips on the popular sport centers and places you can visit for sport purposes and recreation.

  • Public pools: koupaliště Kraví hora, koupaliště Dobrák, koupaliště Riviéra koupaliště Biotop, Aquapark Kohoutovice, Lužánky City Swimming Pool
  • Volleyball: nets can be found for example at Kraví hora or Brno reservoir (some charged, some public free of charge) or you can reserve volleyball nets at some sport centers
  • Tennis and badminton: Sprint hall, Tennis Brno Lužánky, XARENA Slatina Badminton Club
  • Climbing: Hangar Brno is a popular public climbing center, or you can have a look at Klajda Portal
  • Yoga: Yoga Garden Brno, Yoga Brno, Yoga House, Happy Yoga Studio, Yoga in Daily Life center, YogaiD, Yoga Shala
  • Fitness centers: Big1Fitness, HulkGym, AZ fitness, Zone4You fitness club, Ladies’ Gym (for ladies only), Velký Průvan Gym, MadMan CrossFit Gym, NRG Energy Fitness and many more
  • Sport centers: Bobycentrum, Centrum Viktoria, Sport Balkán, SPORTMAX
  • Cycling: there are a lot of cycling trails around Brno. All official cycling paths are marked on the website Brno na kole. Amongst the popular ones are for example one leading from Mendel square (Mendlovo náměstí), along Svratka river, around Avion shopping park and ends at Olympia shopping center, or another beautiful cycling path leads between Bílovice nad Svitavou and Obřany, also along a river Svitava with no traffic around. Besides that, you can always go biking around the Brno reservoir. On all the cycling paths, you can use roller skates as well.


  • Infinit Maximus Brno – beautiful resort with a unique wellness center near Brno reservoir
  • 4comfort – saunas, private spa (whirlpool), massages and more
  • Orion Wellness – pools, saunas, also a private whirlpool possibility, massages and more can be found on their website

Trip tips

  • Pálava (wine region) – Beautiful sceneries, ancient caste ruins surrounded by small wine villages and a big lake Mušov nearby, where you can take a swim. Takes about an hour to get there by a train and a bus, or simply and faster by a car. In this area you can visit: Mikulov, Svatý kopeček, Děvičky ruins, Pavlov – Acheopark, Kobylí vrch lookout tower, Sirotčí hrádek ruin, Dolní Věstonice (where the famous paleolithic Venus of Dolní Věstonice statue was found)
  • Lednice-Valtice area – Two castles not far from Brno by car, Lednice castle with a tropical greenhouse and Valtice castle can be found in this area. There are also beautiful surroundings, ponds, protected lands and many old architectural gems – buildings and sculptures.
  • Moravian Karst – Amazing karst caves and gorges, tours provided (some on boats)
  • Babí lom – Adventurous natural path (hike in the forest, climb over a rocky ridge), leading to a lookout tower Babí lom
  • Veveří Castle – nice walk to the Castle around the Brno Reservoir, or you can take a steamboat part way. It is also possible to rent pedal-boats or paddleboards on the reservoir, or just go swimming in summer, so there is a lot of fun options in the area.

Bars and pubs

Brno as a student city is usually very alive at night and you can find many people sitting and enjoying their drinks on the streets (legal) mainly in the city center, sometimes sitting around Jakubske namesti (square) or the Janacek Theatre fountain on warm summer nights. Useful is, that the transportation in Brno includes regular night busses (going every hour, sometimes half an hour), beginning their routes at the Main Train Station, that make your transfer home after a night out easier.

Popular bars and pubs (addresses):

  • Výčep Na Stojáka (Běhounská 16 or Pekařská 2)
  • Zlatá Loď (náměstí Svobody 5)
  • Středověká krčma (náměstí Svobody 86/17)
  • Panoptikum (Jakubská 9)
  • Pivnice u Čápa (Obliní trh 86/10)
  • Pivnice Pegas (Jakubská 4)
  • Pivní opice (Joštova 4)
  • Aloha Tiki Bar (Kozí 19)
  • La Gaviota Terraza – Lounge and Sky Bar (náměstí Svobody 85/16)
  • Shot bar (Kozí 12)
  • 4 pokoje (Vachova 6)
  • Super Panda Cirkus (Šilingrovo náměstí 257/3)
  • Bar, který neexistuje / “Bar, that doesn’t exist” (Dvořákova 1)
  • Chillárna – pub and game rooms (Štefánikova 40)
  • Havana Club Bar– also a Cuban restaurant (Masarova 9)
  • Pablo EscoBar (Minská 88)

Tea & hookah houses

Tea houses in Brno are very popular places to go relax or have fun even on casual days. Most tea houses offer hookahs, and some organize quiz nights (occasionally also in English)

Popular tea houses:

  • Utopia – biggest teahouse in Brno, quiz nights, pool tables
  • Veselá čajovna (Happy TeaHouse)
  • Dobrá čajovna Brno (Good tea house Brno)
  • Chajovna
  • Guru Hookah Bar
  • Ignis Club – Shisha Lounge
  • Queen Luxury Hookah Club
  • Mood Shisha Lounge Bar
  • Kabinet Huličů
  • Čajovna Leyaly
  • Friends Teahouse Brno