Add dates
Hanoi

Family-friendly Activities

Popular Family-friendly Activities in Hanoi

Our most recommended Hanoi Family-friendly Activities

Hanoi: Islands, Caves, Kayak & Halong Dragonfly Boat Cruise

1. Hanoi: Islands, Caves, Kayak & Halong Dragonfly Boat Cruise

Discover the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a cruise and a guided Kayaking tour. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on a cruise to the Thien Cung cave. Get closer to the islands on a leisurely kayaking tour. After you’re picked up at hotels located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop halfway to take a short break or restroom. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier around midday and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise, you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong Bay). You will then head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Finally, enjoy 45-minutes of kayaking or paddling a bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels at the World Natural Area recognized by UNESCO. Return to the Tuan Chau pier and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the early evening. Menu for lunch: 1: Tomato/ cucumber salad 2: Fried potato 3: Steam shrimp 4: Fried eggs roll 5: Fried squid  6: Deep fried seafood spring rolls 7: Fried chicken with mushroom 8: Steamed fish with tomato sauce 9: Fried vegetable (available upon season) 10: Steamed rice 11: Fresh fruit 12: Afternoon fresh fruit and tea

Hanoi Water Puppet Show Tickets - Express Pass

2. Hanoi Water Puppet Show Tickets - Express Pass

Skip the lines at the Water Puppet Theater with this service that includes show tickets. Choose from several Water Puppet Show times. Experience one of Vietnam's most memorable and traditional art forms during a live 50-minute performance. The art of water puppetry has a distinct Vietnamese identity. It came into existence more than a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. In its earliest days, water puppetry portrayed the daily life of villagers – in farming and fishing activities, children’s play and in romance. Today the performance also brings in ancient legends and myths.

Hanoi: Vegan Vietnamese Cooking Class in a Local Villa

3. Hanoi: Vegan Vietnamese Cooking Class in a Local Villa

Our Vegan Cooking Class offers vegans a unique opportunity to indulge in delicious Vietnamese Cuisine specially crafted to meet their dietary needs. And more than a cooking course, we would like to spread the image of Vietnamese Vegan Cuisines in relation to our belief in Buddha. Our activities thus begin with a short visit to a local market to see the colorful fresh vegetables and fruits and try to choose your ingredients. This spectacular adventure awaits you at our cooking class will give you the chance to explore Vietnam beyond the ordinary. At our kitchen, you can make 4 Vietnamese vegan dishes with the help and instructions from our cooking instructors. This is the chance for you to learn how to make Vietnam vegan seasonings and marinades as well as enjoy your own cooking creations.

From Hanoi: Perfume Pagoda Tour and Yen Stream Boat Ride

4. From Hanoi: Perfume Pagoda Tour and Yen Stream Boat Ride

ITINERARY : 8h – 8h45 : We pick you up at your hotel and start to visit Perfume Pagoda. 9h15 – 9h30 : Have a short break for 15-20 minutes to relax 10h15 : We arrive at Perfume Pagoda and walk to Yen wharf to get on local boat. The boat will go through Yen stream and you can enjoy beautiful landscape. 11h30 : Short trek to the main cave on the mountain summit ( 2.5km), we visit Huong Tich cave. The tour guide will help you understand about this landscape. 13h00 : Have lunch at the restaurant. 14h00 : Visit Thien Tru Pagoda for resting and if you wish, Buddhist prayer. Thien Tru Pagoda was built in the 18th century under King Le Thanh Tong dynasty. Thien Tru means a heaven kitchen, derived from the imagination of the locals in this region, of which the rock formations in this area look like chefs busily working in the kitchen. 15h30 : Back to Yen wharf and return by bus to Hanoi. 18h00 : Arrive back to Hanoi and get dropped at the Hotel. The Trip end !

From Hanoi: Bai Dinh and Tràng An Guided Day Trip with Lunch

5. From Hanoi: Bai Dinh and Tràng An Guided Day Trip with Lunch

BAI DINH – TRANG AN - 1 DAY TRIP BY LIMOUSINE 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the most famous & biggest Pagoda in southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone - Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Budhha Statue… 12h30: Have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken fried rice…. Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch 13h30: Visit Tràng An which was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”. With 2.5 hours for the boat trip, you will be persuaded by the beauty here. 16h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 18h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Bai Dinh, & Trang An Guided Day Trip

6. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Bai Dinh, & Trang An Guided Day Trip

BAI DINH – TRANG AN - 1 DAY TRIP BY LIMOUSINE 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the most famous & biggest Pagoda in southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone - Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Budhha Statue… 12h30: Have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken fried rice…. Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch 13h30: Visit Tràng An which was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”. With 2.5 hours for the boat trip, you will be persuaded by the beauty here. 16h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 18h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi Buddhism Tour by Scooter

7. Hanoi Buddhism Tour by Scooter

On this Buddhism tour in Hanoi, you will get the opportunity to explore the peacefulness of Buddhist culture. Your tour takes you to Bo De pagoda in Long Bien district. After pick-up by your friendly local scooter driver, cross Long Bien bridge to get to the destination. While passing Long Bien bridge, the tour guide will stop for a few minutes to tell you about this historical bridge. Upon arrival at the pagoda, learn about the legend of Buddhism, the meaning of every statue laid out in the pagoda, and some lessons taught by the monks (your tour guide will translate). You will enjoy a delicious vegan lunch made by the monks and cooks from the pagoda. At this pagoda, there are some orphaned children who were left here by their parents and are now raised by the monks. Guests can play with them, teach them English, give them some presents like clothes, notebooks, backpacks, pens, etc (cost of gifts is included in the price) as a meaningful and humanitarian gesture.

From Hanoi: Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An, and Mua Cave Day Trip

8. From Hanoi: Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An, and Mua Cave Day Trip

BAI DINH – TRANG AN - MUA CAVE 1 DAY TRIP BY LIMOUSINE 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the most famous & biggest Pagoda in Southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone - Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Budhha Statue… 11h00: Have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, fried rice…. Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch 13h00: Visit Tràng An which was recognized by UNESCO as A World Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong’s Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”. With 2.5 hours for the boat trip, you will be persuaded by the beauty here. 15h30: Get back to Limousine Bus then leave for Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here 17h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 19h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi: Guided City Tour with Lunch

9. Hanoi: Guided City Tour with Lunch

Hanoi City Tour Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, 2 Hung Vuong Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex, his house with pond, museum, one pillar pagoda, his garden. visit his former living and working place, exploring place where he lived and work. This is a special historical house related to his life, there are 3 unique cars since French Colony still near Uncle Ho house, his mango garden, anti-bomb tunnel... One Pillar Pagoda, Ong Ich Khiem St, Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam a small pagoda ( built 1049) with shape of Lotus Flower next to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), Hanoi 100000 Vietnam a small temple located on side of Hoan Kiem lake with Big turtle preserved and kept on large glass coffin, related a General in the pass. Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street, Around Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam Visit a local restaurant for your set menu lunch, All dishes in this tour are Vietnamese traditional dishes in the northern region such as Frying water-spinach, spring rolls, boiled white rice, fish sauces... Pass By: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen Street Cau Giay, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam Exploring 54 groups of ethnic people through Vietnam country, their house architecture, uniform, specimens of ethnic house...different cultures in each group. You will be surprised by thousand of items come from these Ethnic groups. This is the last attraction in the tour, keep on returning Hanoi -Old Quarter - where the streets are named for historical trades. Enjoy some free time to shop and explore before your Hanoi full day city tour ends in the late afternoon with hotel drop-off.

From Hanoi: Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Guided Day Trip with Lunch

10. From Hanoi: Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Guided Day Trip with Lunch

HOA LU - TAM COC - 1 DAY TRIP BY LIMOUSINE 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax 10h30: Visit Hoa Lư ancient capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1010. You have a chance to learn about Vietnamese history in the feudal system under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty 11h45: Have a buffet lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice …Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch 13h00: Visit Tam Coc by 1.5-hour bamboo boat. You will be surprised by the charming beauty here with paddy fields, river, water, cloud, sky, and a stunning cave system during the boat trip. All make a masterpiece that the Vietnamese people called “Ha Long Bay on land” 15h00: Continue the tour for 45 mins - cycling around the village to discover the life of the local people. 16h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 18h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi

Frequently asked questions about Hanoi Family-friendly Activities

What are other things to do than Family-friendly Activities that are worth visiting in Hanoi?

The other unmissable things to do in Hanoi are:

Which Hanoi Family-friendly Activities are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Hanoi

Want to discover all there is to do in Hanoi? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Hanoi

It was a great trip. Our guide Son (I hope I have spelled his name correctly) was very knowledgeable and his command of English was very good. He talked about Halong Bay telling us some interesting facts. First we stopped of at the place where they were cultivating pearls, then we got on the boat to Halong Bay starting first with lunch. We sailed passing by few landmarks such as Fighting cocks. Then we had 40mins for kayaking and then we visited Dong Thien Cung cave.

Full day tour went smoothly, guide was knowlegeable, informative, bus driver was cautious and drove safely. Halong bay cruise and cave visit is a must do for all first time visitors to Hanoi. Keep up the good work!

Beautiful nature, exciting activities (kayaking, cave visit), this is a much recommended trip. The lunch was delicious, the tour guide knowledgeable and friendly, we enjoyed this tour a lot!

It was such a fun and relaxing day. Our guide Harry was so helpful and friendly. The seafood lunch whilst cruosing Halong Bay was amazing

Friendly, fun and fabulous food! My best meal in Hanoi x