I have little cousins that I entertain (probably less than I should) and some of our favorite places are:
Gorky Park for bike rental, art, culture, and food
The Patriarch’s Ponds neighborhood, which has lots of cafes and a nice playground next to the pond.
Sokolniki Park, a vibrant place with restaurants and food stands and sports facilities.
The GUM shopping center on the Red Square for their luxuriously appointed movie theaters, including a dedicated children’s one! Don’t miss out on the classic GUM ice cream cone.
The Experimentanium Museum, which is about science and experiments, very hands-on and interactive. Great gift shop, too!
The Autoville for car lovers, vintage beauties from private collections are on permanent display. They have a nice cafe, as well.
Originally published on June 14th, 2014