6 Things To Do In Hanoi With Kids
This list of family-friendly activities in Hanoi is exactly what you need if you’re planning a trip to Vietnam’s capital with your kids in tow. For all its rich history and customs, Hanoi has a plethora of stunning attractions, such as historical landmarks, museums and art galleries that are unlike anything else in the world.
For a refreshing respite from the searing heat of the summer, the city’s outdoor water parks and arcades make for great options and family-friendly activities in Hanoi ranging from enormous theme parks with exhilarating rides to classic theatre performances in the Vietnamese tradition.
So with that being said, let’s check out 6 fun things to do with kids in Hanoi…
1. Water Puppet Theater Of Thang Long
During a one-hour show, the Water Puppet Theater on Dinh Tien Hoang Street performs 17 short sketches with traditional puppets, an orchestra of drums, wood bells, bamboo flutes and cymbals playing Vietnamese opera with vocalists helping to bring each story to life.
A VND 100,000 camera or video fee is also required if you plan to take photos or record video of the concert but it is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets as soon as you arrive in town as this is one of the most popular shows in Hanoi and they tend to sell out quickly.
2. Ice-Skating In Savico Megamall Hanoi
At L3-301-1 on Nguyen Van Linh Street is an ice rink, perfect for keeping kids entertained while the adults watch on or go for a drink and a snack at the coffee shops.
Yves Rocher, Levi’s, Lacoste Pizza Hut, Sumo BBQ and Trung Nguyen Coffee are just a few of the well-known names in this indoor mall comprising of 3 floors of shops, plus a grocery store, food court plenty of parking.
They are open very day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m so it would make a nice morning and early afternoon trip out for the family.
3. Ho Tay Water Park
At Ho Tay Water Park, visitors can enjoy high-speed slides, a wave pool and a lazy river filled with colourful caricatures and water fountains. The thrill rides and roller coasters at the nearby adventure theme park, as well as the Ferris wheel there, will appeal to older children and teenagers.
More than 35,000 square metres of water park fun awaits you here and Ho Tay Water Park in Tay Ho District is within just a 15-minute taxi ride from Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Adults pay VND 100,000 and children VND 125,000 to enter the water park, however the price decreases to VND 60,000 if you arrive after 17:00. To find out more why not pay us a visit at 612 Lac Long Quan, Nhat Tan, Tay Ho District, Hanoi on Saturdays and Sundays, as we’re open from 8am to 20:00, however on weekdays from 9am to 20:00.
4. Vinpearl Land Water Park Royal City Hanoi
There are two playgrounds, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a diving well and two wave pools in Vinpearl Land Water Park Royal City Hanoi as well as various attractions and slides.
Vincom Mega Mall Royal City’s playgrounds are a great choice for families with children of all ages, offering a wide range of activities. In addition to karaoke rooms, dancing machines and two-lane bowling lanes, there is also a 5D theatre for you movie buffs. To find out more, we’re open from 9:30 a.m. to 18:30 p.m. every day!
We can be reached at Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam or we welcome you to stop by (FLOOR B1 – R3). At the time of writing, it costs VND 100,000 (80 – 140cm) and VND 170,000 (140cm – 180cm)
5. Ten Pin Bowling In AEON Mall Hanoi
Digital scoreboards and music playing in the background make Dream Games a modern bowling alley and arcade with a large choice of games.
The Dream Bowling area at AEON Mall Hanoi is also home to fast food shops, karaoke rooms and pool tables, which attract mainly local youngsters who want to have fun while their families are out and about.
You can bowl for an hour at VND 250,000 instead of paying VND 35,000 for a full game. To find out more, why not pay us a visit at Aeon Mall Long Bien, 27 Co Linh, Long Bien District, Hanoi, Vietnam, we’re open from 10:00 am to 22:00 pm, seven days a week, 365 days per year.
6. Hanoi Central Circus
The Hanoi Central Circus is located in a big park in the city’s south and is a terrific spot to take the kids for a day of live entertainment and carnival games. The show times at Hanoi’s Central Circus vary during the day so why not pay us a visit and book your tickets and have a fun day out with the kids.
So there you go, what do you think? I’m sure at least one of these options will tickle your fancy, so why not give them a try. If you’re staying in Hanoi for several days or even weeks, you could even go to a few of these places, i’m sure the kids will love it.