Children in Moscow

Children in Moscow

From a practical point of view, Moscow is no stranger to expat families and boasts an established network of childcare services including English-speaking nannies and a number of reputable international schools and nurseries.

Moscow may not spring to mind as your dream location to bring up your children. While it can be difficult to find English-speaking activities for your children, there is still plenty to see and do for the younger expats!


There are a number of excellent international schools and nurseries in Moscow. The Anglo-American School and the International School of Moscow are two of the best English-speaking schools in the city. The Russian academic year runs from September to June.

Play Areas:

Many restaurants, shopping malls and parks now have play areas where kids can enjoy themselves and make new friends. In addition, well-equipped children’s playgrounds can be found in most residential areas and housing developments.


There are hundreds of museums in Moscow and many of them can be enjoyed by adults and children alike, such as the Darwin Museum and the Museum of Theatrical Dolls , which also holds puppet shows in Russian and many others.

Winter Wonderland:

Winter in Moscow can be a truly magical time for children, especially if this is the first time they have lived in a cold climate. The parks come alive with sledges and winter attractions. Why not visit Grandpa Frost , the Russian Santa Claus at Kuzminki Park? Or why not go skating under the twinkling lights at Gorky Park ?


Moscow has a number of circuses including the famous Nikulin Circus which has been around since 1880! There is also Moscow Zoo and numerous aquariums around the city for animal loving explorers! 


For more ideas for great family days out in Moscow click HERE and HERE!