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Travelling in Hoi An with kids could never been more fun with our tips. If you are wondering what’s available, how you’ll keep them entertained, and whether Hoi An was the best choice for your Vietnam family vacation – rejoice! This charming town with its enchanting lanterns is a haven for families.

Hoi An’s calm water beaches make it an ideal location for kids and families. But beyond the beach, what else is there to do in Hoi An with kids? Get ready for a treat! You’ll find Craft, Embroidery & Sewing, crochet workshop by Little Daisy Hoi An fascinating for your kids. While spending time learning new things, enjoy Hoi An culture and learning from master artisans.

Hoi An also offers restaurants with pool tables, pubs with swimming pools, cafes with playgrounds, and resorts with kids’ clubs. There are also basket boats, snorkeling, cycling, mask painting, cooking classes, buffalo rides, and theme parks to explore.

If you’re looking for even more excitement, venture a short distance out of Hoi An and discover theme parks, illusion museums, cinemas, or the iconic Hands of God bridge on top of a mountain. With so much to do, you’ll need a holiday to recover!

But what about dining options? We’ve got you covered. Hoi An offers a variety of family-friendly restaurants with outdoor playgrounds, beachside settings, and indoor play areas. You’ll even find kid-friendly vegan options.

Craft – Hoi An With Kids, Family, Friends.

Little Daisy Hoi An – Craft, Embroidery, Sewing & Crochet, Painting Workshop

Recommended for: 5 years ++

Get ready for a creative adventure in Hoi An! Little Daisy Hoi An Craft Studio is a haven for art enthusiasts, families, and kids of all ages. With expert guidance, learn traditional Vietnamese techniques and create your own handmade masterpiece.

Unleash your creativity with embroidery, sewing, or hand-painting classes. Make your own unique design on fabric, sew a stuffed animal or bag, or paint ceramics or fabric.

The studio’s relaxed and inspiring atmosphere makes it perfect for families to spend quality time together or for solo travelers to escape and express themselves creatively.

Classes open daily, with customizable booking times. Take a morning or afternoon to make some art, learn new skills, and take home a one-of-a-kind creation that will be treasured forever.

Book your class today and unleash your creativity in the heart of Hoi An!

Price: check out at littledaisyhoian.com

Hoi An With Kids - Hand Embroidery Workshop

Activities in Hoi An With Kids.

Vinpearl Land Hoi An

Recommended for: all ages

Get ready for a splashing good time in Hoi An! While it may not be the Happiest Place on Earth, Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An’s 62.4-hectare wonderland is still a fantastic destination for families with kids and kids-at-heart!

This theme park is packed with an awesome five attractions that will get your adrenaline pumping:

1. Waterworld: Get ready to make a splash in this water park extravaganza!
2. River Safari: Embark on a wild adventure and spot exotic animals up close!
3. Bird Park: Meet the feathered friends and learn all about their fascinating world!
4. Hoi An Cultural Land: Discover the rich history and culture of this charming town!
5. Adventure Land: This massive fun park is a thrill-seeker’s paradise, featuring an Indoor Gaming Room that’s sure to blow your mind!

But it’s not all about the big thrills – you’ll also find plenty of opportunities to shop ’til you drop, grab a bite to eat, and catch a show or two! And don’t forget to stick around for the spectacular light and water display at 7:30 pm – it’s pure magic!

Trust us, Vinpearl Land Nam Hoi An is an absolute must-visit destination in Hoi An – and we’re not just saying that because it’s a great spot in Hoi An with kids!

Entrance | 500,000 VND / 21.50 USD (adults) 200,000 – 400,000 VND / 8.50  – 17 USD (kids);

Thanh Nien Street, Binh Duong, Thang Binh

8.30am – 9pm

Explore the Rice Fields By Bycicle

Recommended for: 12 years + (individual cyclists)

Escape the charm of Hoi An’s historic Old Town and venture out to the rolling hills of rice fields that stretch as far as the eye can see! Just a 5-minute bike ride from the center of town, this picturesque countryside is a treasure trove of adventure and fun for the whole family.

As you pedal through the lush green fields, you’ll be treated to a real-life glimpse of rural Vietnam, complete with farmers tending to their crops, water buffalo ambling along, and adorable animals like ducks, chickens, and even puppies and kittens roaming free. And don’t forget to spot the unique “Shy Plants” that will delight kids with their funny reaction to a gentle tickle!

But remember, safety first! We strongly advise against allowing children under 12 to cycle on their own in Hoi An, due to the reckless driving habits of some locals. Instead, rent a bike with a kid-friendly seat or join a guided family bike tour to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience for everyone.

thanh ha pottery village

Thanh Ha Pottery Village.

Looking for a cultural, educational, and creative adventure in Hoi An with kids? Look no further than Thanh Ha Terracotta Park and Pottery Village!

Start your day by unleashing your creativity and painting your very own Vietnamese Theater Mask, a unique souvenir to take home. Next, get hands-on with pottery-making and explore the fascinating world of ceramics. And to top it all off, wander through a mind-blowing museum that will leave you and your little ones in awe.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Take a stroll through the park’s iconic building models, ranging from the Taj Mahal to Stonehenge and Sydney Opera House – a fun game of “spot the landmark” for kids (and adults!) alike. Our little ones had an absolute blast on this outing, and went home with their own handmade pottery and painted mask souvenirs to treasure.

After working up an appetite, head down to the Pottery Village for a step back in time to traditional pottery-making techniques that have been passed down for generations. It’s a day out that’s sure to delight kids and adults alike!

Entrance 30,000 VND / 1.30 USD (adults) 15,000 VND / 0.65 USD (kids);

Block 5, Thanh Ha Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam

8 am – 5.30 pm

Walking around Tra Que Vegetable Village in Hoi An With Kids in the early morning

Tours

Tra Que Vegetable Village

Recommended for: any age

“Get ready for an adventure! Let’s go on a fun-filled journey to Tra Que Vegetable Village! Imagine walking through a magical garden where tiny baby vegetables are growing, and farmers are working their magic to make them grow strong and healthy.

As we wander through the fields, you’ll get to pick some yummy herbs like basil and mint, and take a big sniff to see what they smell like! Can you smell the fresh earthy scent of the soil? It’s like a treasure hunt for your nose!

Look around and see all the beautiful flowers blooming in every color of the rainbow. It’s like a big birthday party for nature! And watch how the farmers work together, sharing secrets and tips to make the plants grow. You might even get to try some of their special tricks!

Tra Que Vegetable Village is like stepping into a fairy tale, where nature is the main character. So come along and join the adventure! Let’s explore, discover, and have some fun in the sunshine!”

Price to enter: Free.

Making Silk In Hoi An From Cocoon At Vinperal Nam Hoi An

Hoi An Silk Village

Recommended for: 5 years +

“Explore the Magic of Hoi An with Kids! at Silk Village”

Are you and your little ones fascinated by squiggly worms? Come along to Silk Village Hoi An, where you’ll discover hundreds of wriggling worms in a fun and interactive way!

Located amidst lush tropical gardens and replica Ancient houses, this fascinating village will take you on a journey through Hoi An’s rich history of silk production. You’ll learn about the early Champa period and how brocade was once more popular than silk. And, you’ll even get to see ancient looms in action!

But the best part? You’ll get to learn how to spot the real deal – high-quality silk – from the fake stuff! Who knows, you might just become a silk expert like one of the skilled weavers here!

This 1-hour tour is perfect for kids aged 5+ and is an affordable way to learn about Hoi An’s fascinating silk trade. And who knows, you might just inspire a new passion for creepy-crawlies and textiles in your little ones!

Price | Per person 100,000 VND (4.30 USD) buy at the entrance

28 Nguyen Tat Thanh

8am – 4.30pm / 7 days;

Lantern Making in Hoi An

Recommended for: 5 years +

“Lantern making in Hoi An is a delightful activity for kids! At one of the many lantern-making workshops, your little ones can get creative and craft their own colorful lanterns under the guidance of skilled artisans. With various shapes, designs, and materials to choose from, kids will love this interactive experience. It’s a great way to learn about Vietnamese culture and take home a unique souvenir. Recommended for kids aged 5+.”

Some recommendations: Pho Hoi Lantern Workshop, Hang Dung Lantern Workshop, The Lantern Lady,…. 

Shows

Lune Productions

Recommended for: 7 years +

“Lune Productions in Hoi An is a thrilling experience for kids and adults alike! Imagine Cirque du Soleil meets traditional Vietnamese culture. Trapeze artists soar, dancers leap and spin, and humor and poignancy fill the air. Each show, such as Palao, Teh Dar, AO Show, and Lang Toi, reveals Vietnam’s rich heritage and folklore. With mesmerizing acrobatics and juggling, the performances are a world-class treat. While not every child will love it, our 8- and 14-year-olds were captivated for the entire hour, calling it one of the best shows they’d ever seen.”

Price | adults 700,000 – 1,600,000 VND / (27 – 63 USD approx), kids 5 – 12 years 30% discount;

Dong Hiep Park, Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, An Hoi Islet

6pm (70 minutes duration)

Water Activities

Hoi An Beaches

Recommended for: all ages

“Get ready for a fin-tastic day at the beach in Hoi An with Kids! This charming town knows how to make a splash when it comes to beach fun! With two main beaches to choose from, An Bang and Cua Dai, you’re guaranteed to have a whale of a time. And don’t worry, parents, we’ve got you covered too!

At An Bang Beach, you can soak up the sun’s rays under the shade of a colorful umbrella, or take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline. And for our little beach bums, there are plenty of gentle waves for splashing and playing. But be aware, Cua Dai Beach has been affected by erosion, so we’ll have to get creative with our beach games.

But don’t let that stop us! The sandbags lining the shore might look like they’re doing their job to prevent erosion, but they’re also creating the perfect spot for our mini-me’s to play in the water. It’s like having our own personal water park right on the beach!

So grab your sunscreen, your swimsuits, and your sense of adventure, and get ready to make some waves with your little ones in Hoi An. With its beautiful coastline and fun beach activities, this Vietnamese town is the perfect spot for a family day out!”

Basket Boat Through Cam Thanh Nipa Palms

Recommended for: all ages

“Get ready for an epic day out in Hoi An with your crew! Take a basket boat ride through the super cool Cam Thanh Nipa Palms, where you’ll feel like you’re in Jurassic Park! This place is like a real-life adventure, with jungle-like palms and all sorts of crazy marine life.

As you float along, your skipper will be craftin’ awesome animal-shaped souvenirs from coconut fronds – it’s like a pirate’s treasure trove for kids! And when you hit the open water, get ready for a serious adrenaline rush! Your guide might just crank up the tunes and take you on a wild ride, spinning the boat like a pro!

Don’t worry if it gets a bit busy – that’s all part of the fun! And if you don’t want to do the tour thing, no worries – you can always bike or taxi there instead. Whatever you choose, this spot is a must-do for families looking for an unforgettable day out in Hoi An with kids lovely and cute!”

Price | Per person 30,000 VND (1.30 USD) entrance & 100,000 VND boat ride (4.60 USD total approx)

Tran Nhan Tong, Cam Thanh

Open 24 hours

Snorkling at Cham Island

Recommended for: 4 years +

“Explore the vibrant underwater world around Cham Island, featuring 135 species of coral and 200 species of tropical fish. Take a snorkeling trip with Hoi An Diving Center for a day or opt for a homestay experience for a truly local adventure. With prices starting from 1,000,000 VND (4.60 USD) for a full-day trip, it’s an affordable escape from your holiday.”

Price | 1,200,000 VND (52 USD)

33 Tran Hung Dao

+84 (0) 935 857 578

SeaTREK at Cham Island

Recommended ages: 8 years +

“Get up close and personal with the ocean floor without needing to swim! Seatrek Vietnam’s unique experience lets kids and adults alike walk along the sea floor while feeding local sea life through a diving helmet. Suitable for ages 8+, this monitored experience is perfect for families. Includes a sailing trip, snorkeling, buffet lunch, and beach time on Cham Island’s kid-friendly beach.”

“Note: If you’re on a tight schedule, consider skipping Cham Island activities for another trip, as the speed boat journey from Hoi An takes up a significant amount of time.”

Price | Adults 1,450,000 VND (63 USD) & 8 – 12 years 1,150,000 VND (50 USD)

SunSet Boat on the Thu Bon or at night.

Recommended for: all ages

“Experience the magic of Hoi An Old Town on sunset or at night on a romantic sampan ride. For just $6.50, you can glide along the river and take in the breathtaking views of the lantern-lit town. As you sail, you’ll pass by a kaleidoscope of colors and make a wish by setting a candle afloat on the water. Our 8-year-old daughter loved it, and so will you!”

Price | 150,000 – 200,000 VND (6.50 – 8.50 USD) per boat x 30 minutes

Bach Dang Street, Hoi An Old Town

Mid-Range

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