African Princess Festival, September 8 - 10

Outdoor Children’s Festival at Chateau Mcely. As every year, we once again take inspiration from Princess Nely’s travels from her book 
Nely, Princess of Chateau Mcely – this time from her adventures in Africa. 
Helping us celebrate our tenth anniversary festival will be actor Martin Dejdar and author and festival patron Bára Nesvadbová. 

To experience a fairytale atmosphere you can view our gallery of Princess Festivals or video Princess Nely of Chateau Mcely


Package includes:

  • Two nights in the room of your choice with breakfast 
  • Saturday buffet lunch inspired by African cuisine, including selected beverages, our refreshing homemade fruit drinks, and our fun children’s Sweetbar 
  • Saturday afternoon pig roast 
  • Sunday barbecue with selected beverages and a glass of Prosecco 
  • A fun-filled program (see below) for children ages 3 and up; younger children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The program includes activities for older boys and girls, as well as a program for parents. 


Weekend program:

Friday, September 8  
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Bedtime story with MARTIN DEJDAR who will read selections from the Princess Festival’s founder and patron Bára Nesvadbová’s book Garpíškoviny. The author will also be in attendance. 
Evening à la carte menu (not included in the package and available after 6:00 p.m.)  
Saturday, September 9  
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast with a special children’s nook 
From 9:00 a.m. Bouncy Castle and Trampoline in English park
9:30 a.m. Ritual Opening of the Princess Festival in the Meditation Garden in the English Park  
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Yoga for Little Kids / African Creative Workshop
Yoga for Bigger Kids / African Creative Workshop 

(To enhance the experience, children will be divided into two groups based on age and both activities will always take place simultaneously during the given time).
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PARENTS’ PROGRAM 
Seminar on Healthy Nutrition for Children with Nutrition Counselor Cecelie Jílková.  
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Buffet lunch inspired by African cuisine on the chateau patio with selected beverages 
Refreshing homemade fruit drinks 
Fun-filled children’s Sweetbar 
Lunch will be served only buffet-style. 
Evening à la carte menu (not included in the package and available after 7 p.m.)  

Main Program   
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  African Princess pampering - preparation for the coronation:
Hair salon, light makeup and nail polish 
2:00 p.m. The African Royal Family Welcome and Gala Kick-Off of the Main Program
Ceremonial coronation of princesses and princes 
Rules to live by and life values for princesses and princes. 
Gift from the Chateau Mcely Team 
Festive cutting of the Princess Cake 
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Concurrent children’s activities
Princess Nely’s Mini Field Veterinary Hospital – by Atelier Girafa
Even you can heal stuffed animals or even your mother or friend, just like Princess Nely in our book, under the supervision of an experienced real nurse. Try out interesting medical equipment. 
Ambulance with answers from real emergency medical technicians and mini-rides.
Fire Truck and its equipment plus mini-rides

Drumming Workshop – for children and adults
Drum with us! Drums and Africa belong together.
Aerial acrobatics on the trapeze, fabric, and ring 
Pony rides
Donkey rides
(and if everything goes well, there will be a baby donkey, too)
Baby Cameroon goats in a pen
(goat petting and feeding will be offered at certain times throughout the day)
African dance lessons for princesses and princes
African princess jewelry workshop (tiaras, bracelets, rings, and necklaces)
Creative beadwork
Wreathmaking and bracelet for princesses

BMW Experience – motorcycle and auto ride-on toys and kids’ bikes  
BMW Test Drives of the New 5 Series Model for Parents and Children

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Pig roast 
4:30 - 5:20 p.m.  Fairytale Theatre in the English park  
“Sleepytime Stories” as presented by the local theater group VOJAN Libice nad Cidlinou. 
A tale about grandchildren who convince their granny to read them a bedtime story.
Two delightful stories that not only entertain, but also teach about good and not so good human personality traits.
5:30 - 6:00 p. m. Atypical toy fashion show by Ateliér Girafa 
Presentation of the Center for Everyone’s 
Fashion Show “Fairytale Dresses for Fairytale Moments” and new items from the NELY Collection – new Princess Nely dresses and Nely’s evening collection
6:00 - 6:30 p. m. Mini disco in the park for kids accompanied by Jim Cusumano’s favorite hits. 
6:30 p.m.  Farewell to the African Royal Family and end of the main program
Sunday, September 10  
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast with a special children’s nook
From 9:00 a.m.  Bouncy castle and trampoline in the English park
10:00 - 12:00 a.m.  African Body and Mind Fitness Trail (sports activities for girls and boys)  
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Barbecue for the whole family with selected beverages and a glass of Prosecco 

* The program will be held in Czech only. Chateau Mcely reserves the right to change the program.



Price per package for two nights for two adults and two children:

Contact our reservation agent:
+420 325 600 095

Price for 2 nights per person and child (2 adults and a maximum of 2 children). 
We would be happy to help choose the room that’s best for you and provide you
with a personalized rate in case your family doesn’t fit neatly into one of the categories above.
We will kindly ask you for a payment of 100% non-refundable deposit with your binding confirmation. 


Invitation to the Princess Festival for guests not staying overnight

Bring your children and enjoy a pleasant Saturday afternoon with a great program filled with fun and games. 
Due to limited capacity, please be sure to reserve your place in advance.  Thank you.

Admission to the main program includes a sumptuous buffet lunch, Sweetbar, and a pig roast 
on Saturday, September 9 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Price per adult    CZK 3,400
Price per child (ages 2-12)     CZK 890 

Lunch on Saturday will be served only as a buffet from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. 
Dinner is not included in the package and will be served from 7:00 p.m. by advance reservation only.

You are also cordially invited to our Sunday barbecue on September 10 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
CZK 1,780 per person, including a glass of Prosecco and the children’s program. 
Children (ages 2-12) CZK 540; children under 2 free of charge.

Princess festival charity support

Each year the Princess Festival helps those in need. Part of this year’s proceeds will be used to help disabled children and their families at the Centrum pro všechny (Centre for Everyone) in Nymburk. The funds will be used for their “Hurá jedeme na tábor” (Hurrah, We’re Going to Camp!) program in Jizbice u Nymburka, a special camp for disabled children and youth.