Top 5 Things To Do In Hoi An with Kids
We know travelling with your little ones can be daunting, especially in a new country. Wide Eyed Tours has had an office situated in Hoi An for a few years now, with staff that have their own bundles of joy. Drawing on their experience, and to make your life a bit easier (as we love to do) we have compiled a top 5 things to do in Hoi An with kids list.
1. Vin Pearl Amusement Park
The newly opened VinPearland Amusement Park is heaps of fun with not only impressive water slides, but it also has a scenic boat ride through a zoo with a huge range of animals from all over the world. Elephants, tigers, bears and lions roaming across the Vietnamese landscape – WOW!
Entrance fees are remarkably affordable, the lines to get on the water slides are tiny (unless on weekends or public holidays) and the food at the venue is extremely cheap. You can enjoy a full day out for the family at a fraction of the price you would pay on the Gold Coast.
VinPearland Amusement Park is just 30km from Hoi An, tickets cost between $25-$33 per person with return transfers about $40 AUD.
2. Lantern Making
Why not learn a traditional Vietnamese art with your kids? Sit down with local craftsmen and women and engage step by step learning how to make your very own Hoi An lantern.
While yes, they do make the entire town look beautiful, the lanterns hold a deeper meaning for the locals. It is believed that hanging lanterns in front of their houses and restaurants will bring luck, happiness and wealth to the family living or working there.
Children from 5 and up are welcome to participate.
Class option: 2.5 hours is at $8 and 1.5 hours is at $6. Including 1 lantern to bring home and a lantern key ring
3. Oodles Of Noodles
This is an inspirational cooking class that is not only suitable for all ages but will certainly give your kids a new appreciation for noodles, education and family.
Oodles of Noodles is a project run in STREETS Cafe and Restaurant, Hoi An. STREETS is aimed at training out-of-school, orphaned, and disadvantaged young people in Vietnam. It does so by giving students an 18-month training programme in their culinary/hospitality school with daily English classes, general life skills, healthcare, food, housing, and social support.
These classes give a chance for the students to practice their English and hospitality skills. The class is all about learning how to make traditional Vietnamese rice noodles, the different types of Vietnamese noodles, all 26 of them, and trying to pronounce them. Then it’s on to making your own.
4. Lune Productions
Dinner and a show? Lune productions amphitheater in Hoi An is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy an entertaining experience based on Vietnamese culture and folklore. Grab the family and go and enjoy one of their four deep-rooted expressions.
Each Lune production tells its story through music and dance acrobatics, juggling and switch between gentle rolling rhythms and abrupt heart-stopping moments.
Ask us about the many family packages and show types.
5. Relax and Play on the Beach at An Bang
The perfect place to to relax and take in the beauty of Vietnam. Located only 4km from Hoi An’s old town centre, An Bang beach is dotted with an array of restaurants and beach bars ready to be taken over by you and your family.
Pull up a lounger and order a cocktail, while your kids enjoy an ice-cream and enjoy swimming in the life guarded waters.
Our favorite beach restaurants to visit with kids: Salt Pub, La Plage & Kahunas
To add any of these to your tailor-made tour, contact us today.