CHILD & FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN HO CHI MINH CITY
Ho Chi Minh City is a vast and sprawling metropolis that can seem a little overwhelming when you first arrive. But soon, you’ll start to realise that the city is actually quite easy to get to grips with, even if the traffic or rain do add an extra challenge at times!
One great thing about the city is the variety of family friendly activities that are available right on your doorstep. From leisurely trips along the river, to physically exerting activities such as rock climbing and trampolining, there’s all manner of things to keep you and your family entertained.
If you’re looking for inspiration for activities to keep your kids engaged and entertained, keep scrolling for our round up of the best the city has to offer.
The Snap Café has been offering for the past 11 years an extensive selection of local as well as international specialties, which can be savored either in the romantic and quiet book garden, or in the family area, where children can enjoy one of the most famous playgrounds of District 2. The library corner is in the shade and cool.
Dam Sen Water Park is part of the larger Dam Sen Park complex, a favorite escape of Ho Chi Minh's urban population. Weekends see large crowds flock to the park for relief from the heat and humidity. For thrill seekers, the water park also offers plenty of activities, with a wide range of rides and slides.
Cycle the Mekong, climb mountains on dirt roads or cruise bustling Saigon by bicycle. Vietnam Bike Tours offers offbeat group or private tours to the real heart of Vietnam. First class on two wheels, this company provides treks that are truly unique experiences including tours to Cambodia, Thailand and multi-country excursions. Enjoy yourself, but be sure to look out for big trucks!
THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN SAIGON
Many of Ho Chi Minh City's things to do are suitable for families with kids of all ages. If you are living in Vietnam as an expat or just visiting, we list the 10 best things to do with your children in Saigon.
Saigon Outcast is not only a nice entertainment location, conveniently placed in Thao Dien, it is also a place for your kids to run around while you listen to live music or attend one of its many events. The half pipe may interest your older kids, and the most daring teens and adults can try the Push Rock Climbing wall.
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HCMC FAMILY ACTIVITIES
What can you do with the kids on a free weekend, an afternoon or even just a few hours? We all know we can go to the cinema and the gaming caves of the malls in District’s 1, 2 and 7, but let’s focus on more active solutions. Parks and playgrounds are great outdoor attractions for toddlers and children up to a certain age.
TA LAI ADVENTURE
Tucked away on the outskirts of Cat Tien National Park, the largest rainforest in Vietnam, you’ll find Ta Lai Long House. Committed to helping the local community and with several outdoor activities for visitors to choose from, it is an ideal place to visit if you want a weekend away in the jungle.
34, Road D, Lakeview City, An Phu, D2, HCMC
It might seem like a simple question, but the reality is far from it. For one, residents and travellers in this great city are spoiled for choice. Thanks to the hot climate, pools are almost a necessity for staying cool in Saigon’s relentlessly tropical climate. As the weather heats up and wearing any sort of clothing feels crazy unbearable, swimming pools are the perfect places to relax in Ho Chi Minh City.
Chocolate in all its glorious forms, shades and delectable flavours is oh so good for the soul. We’ve searched high and low for the best chocolate desserts in Saigon, created by true chocolate artisans that are passionate about bringing a satisfied smile to the face of many, one sweet tooth at a time.
An indoor trampoline park where player can be immersed in the newest level of entertainment and full-body exercise. We are specialised in providing a range of activities including Free-Jumping, Rock Climbing, Fun Climbing, Dodgeball, Bounce Slam Dunk, Ninja Challenge, High-Performance, Foam Pit, Giant Airbag, Sky Challenge and a separate kids’ zone for safety to be assured.
PHAT TIRES VENTURES
For all of the adventure you can handle, turn to Phat Tire, a tour agency arranging rock climbing, mountain biking, rappelling and white water rafting. Every outing includes experienced guides, reliable and tested equipment, lunch and transportation to and from the site. Grab a length of rope and get climbing or take to two wheels and cruise the countryside.
GOLF IN SAIGON
Golf enthusiasts in Saigon/HCMC do not need to take lengthy trips to the Highlands or coastal cities just to play the game they love. Less than two hours away are some of the most exciting courses in the country. Accompanying these courses are some excellent resorts for golfers that wish to play consecutive days in a row, or enjoy the scenery and relax from city life.
THRILL SEEKERS ACTIVITIES
As one of Southeast Asia’s most popular tourist destinations, Vietnam’s got a little bit of something for everyone. Well known, popular Vietnam tourist spots are great, but if you want something a little more out of the ordinary and off the usual beaten track, you can choose from a truly epic list of adrenaline activities in Vietnam.
For amateurs of all ages and levels to enjoy dancing, For professional dancers and teachers to explore their art in a dedicated environment, For choreographers to receive support and have the freedom to create, For artists from Vietnam and around the world to meet and share their passion with the dance community in HCMC.
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