Holidaying in Vietnam with your kids could be one of the most memorable holidays of your entire family. Vietnam has exciting activities for children, apart from the temples and other historical places it is well-known for. You should try to visit all of Vietnam, as each city/region has some unique features. The way to enjoying a nice holiday in Vietnam with kids is to mix the sightseeing with fun activities, to keep them interested and happy. Check out some cities in Vietnam which has many adventurous and novel activities for children, which you must visit while travelling with family to Vietnam:
Tips for travelling with family to Vietnam
Experience cyclo rickshaw rides in Hanoi
Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi is an elegant and beautiful city. Your kids and you would love to explore this city which has 1,000 years history. It’s one of the best places to visit with your entire family, to learn about the ancient culture while picnicking on the shores of the lake Hoan Kiem Lake. The kids would enjoy watching the colorful and clever street performers, while interacting with the friendly people of Hanoi.
One of the must-do things while on holiday with children to Hanoi, is to hire a cycle rickshaw and take a tour of the city. It’s really fun and a unique way to experience Hanoi’s parkland and lakes. Take your children to the art galleries, as the children should definitely know about the native art of the country.
Out of the things to do with kids in Hanoi is to watch the amazing water puppet shows. Puppetry art is passed down generation to generation and it is an art which is simply spellbinding.
The Ethnology Museum provides in-depth knowledge about Vietnam (and has an indoor playing area for children). Take your kids to Bat Trang Pottery Village to learn pottery techniques and the entire family can make ceramic products to take back as mementos.
Catch the water puppet shows, 3D paintings and Amusement Parks in Ho Chi Minh City
As in Hanoi, when you’re travelling with family to Vietnam, you have to find exciting things for the kids to enjoy. Usually, they will be content to sight-see for an hour or two, but after that boredom sets in and you have cranky kid/s on your hands. To keep the kids happy, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the best places to visit.
The Artinus 3D Museum Saigon has some wonderfully vibrant 3D paintings of popular landmarks, sculptures and wildlife. It’s open every day, and the children would love at the results of the clicks here – the 3D background comes alive in the photos. Clever and fun!
The Saigon Zoo as well as Botanical Gardens is known as one of the oldest zoos in the whole world. A holiday with children in Vietnam warrants a visit to the Suoi Tien Cultural Amusement Park, where the entire family will be thrilled by the statues of mythical creatures, such as tortoises, phoenixes etc. Roller coaster rides, 4D theatre and an aquarium are things to do here. And of course, the wave pool and the Flying Fox water ride at the Dam Sen Water Park will make your kids never want to leave the city!
Cruising in Halong Bay
While travelling with family to Vietnam, you can’t miss visiting Halong Bay. The bay’s fascinating green waters, stunning rock formations is an unforgettable sight which will make you and your children wonder at the magnificent beauty of nature.
One of the things to do with kids is to take boat cruises and exploring the hidden caves. It will give the entire family to bond and come closer in the tranquility of Halong Bay. Another unique experience is to visit the floating islands in the ocean, an opportunity for you to experience a completely different way of living while travelling with family to Vietnam.
Crabbing and basket boat rides in Hoi An
Hoi An has much to offer, both in town and in the outskirts. The town is extremely pretty with wooden shop facades and bustling local markets. You can sample the delicious Vietnamese cuisine in the sensational restaurants. Make an adventure out of your trip to Hoi An by going to the outskirts. Here, the children can enjoy fun-filled rides in basket boats in the paddy fields. The kids and you can fish for purple crabs hiding in the bamboo stems too, Vietnamese style. Then lunch at a local restaurant and cycle through the friendly villages with exquisite scenic views.
Our children are quite entitled these days, and used to having everything. Children need to see simpler lifestyles, and a homestay in a Pu Luong village home can be a real eye-opener. This will make them more empathetic to people who have less, but still are very happy. They can help to cook dinner over an open fire, sleep on a mattress on floor, inside a mosquito net. It’s an experience which the kids will remember for a while. A holiday in Vietnam is an amazing experience for the entire family!