Xperience Team

25 Apr 2024 - 7 min read

9 Exciting Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City with Kids

Traveling with kids to Ho Chi Minh City? No worries, fam! This vibrant city is packed with incredible spots that'll keep the young ones entertained and teach them a thing or two about Vietnam's rich culture and history. From thrilling theme parks to educational tours, there are always exciting things to do in Ho Chi Minh with kids. Check out these nine best things to add to your itinerary!

1. Refreshing Day at Dam Sen Water Park

Jumpstart your family's adventure in Ho Chi Minh City with a refreshing day at Dam Sen Water Park. Located in the heart of the city, this sprawling water park offers various attractions, including thrilling water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers and fun swimming pools. Children get to splash and romp to the fullest, while parents can relax in the sun or join in on the fun. With its tropical atmosphere and exciting rides, Dam Sen Water Park is a great place to cool off and have fun with the whole family. With its location in District 11, this water park is easily accessible by bus, taxi, or motorbike, it's all available!

Location: Dam Sen Cultural Park, Lạc Long Quân, Phường 3, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Opening hours: Wednesday - Monday, 9 AM - 6 PM (closed on Tuesday).
Entrance fee: Starts from VND 110,000 per person.

Dam Sen Theme Park Day Trip - From Ho Chi Minh City

2. Stepping into a Whimsical Adventure at White Rabbit Amusement Park

Up next on your itinerary is a visit to White Rabbit Amusement Park, where kids can enter a world of fun and adventure. Located in District 15, this charming park has 17 fun-filled attractions, ranging from colourful rides, roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and Star Flyer games to attractions that delight children.

From classic amusement rides to heart-pounding roller coasters, there is no shortage of excitement at White Rabbit. Parents may join in the fun or simply chill and soak up the beautiful surroundings of the park while their children are out playing. You and the kids could enjoy the swimming pool if you fancy dipping your head into the water. With a charming ambience and endless entertainment options, White Rabbit Amusement Park is bound to be a fun place for the whole family.

Location: 875 Đ. Cách Mạng Tháng 8, Phường 15, Quận 10, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday - Friday, 3 - 10 PM

Saturday - Sunday, 8 AM - 10 PM

Tuesday, 12 - 10 PM.

Entrance fee: Starts from VND 290,000 per person.

3. Exciting Journey through Vietnamese Mythology at Suoi Tien Theme Park

Situated in District 9, Suoi Tien Theme Park takes you on a journey through Vietnamese mythology with its Buddha-themed water park and exciting rides. The park is adorned with statues and decorations that tell ancient stories, providing a unique cultural experience alongside the fun. This sprawling is also filled with thrilling live shows, and other enchanting 97 landscapes that will captivate your day. From exploring ancient temples to meeting mythical creatures, there's no shortage of adventure to be found at Suoi Tien.

Location: 120 Xa Lộ Hà Nội, Thành Phố, Thủ Đức, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.
Opening hours: Daily, 8 AM - 5 PM.
Entrance fee: Starts from VND 25,000.

Suoi Tien Theme Park Tickets


USD 5.61

4. Experiencing Traditional Puppetry at The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

Just a short walk from Ho Chi Minh City Hall, you will find The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater. First opened in 1969, this playhouse features fun and rich Vietnamese folktale shows for 200 people per session! The kids can watch colorful puppets come to life in a captivating performance. Some of the famous shows you can enjoy are Journey to the West and Cinderella. Sit back and enjoy as talented puppeteers bring ancient legends and folktales to life on stage, accompanied by live music and special effects for 50 minutes. The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater offers a unique and immersive cultural experience that will delight audiences of all ages.

Location: 55B Đ. Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.
Opening hours: Daily, 9 - 11.30 AM and 1.30 - 6 PM.
Entrance fee: Starts from VND 300,000 per person.

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Show Ho Chi Minh City


USD 13.1

5. Snowy Adventure at Snow Town Saigon

Snow in tropical Vietnam? Yes, at Snow Town Saigon! Escape the heat and enjoy a snowy adventure at Snow Town Saigon, an indoor winter wonderland that offers fun for the whole family. Kids can frolic in the snow, build snowmen, and have snowball fights, while parents can relax and take in the festive ambience. The 18-degree-celsius park could be a superb break from the city's heat and a rare chance for them to play in the most significant snow park in Southeast Asia.

Location: Toà nhà The CBD Premium Home, 125 Đồng Văn Cống, Phường Thạnh Mỹ Lợi, Thủ Đức, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam.
Opening hours: Daily, 9 AM - 7 PM.
Entrance fee: Starts from VND 200,000 per person for two hours.

Snow Town Saigon Tickets - Easy Access


IDR 76,500.00

6. Bouncing and Flipping at Jump Arena Him Lam, Quận 7

Got some energy to burn? Head to Jump Arena in Quận 7. Bounce, flip, and soar through the air at Jump Arena Him Lam, Quận 7, Ho Chi Minh City's premier trampoline park. This trampoline park is all about fun and fitness, with five different areas, from trampoline sports, a high altitude challenge, an area to train your skill and strength, a jelly zone, and a children’s area.

Kids can unleash their energy and test their skills on a variety of trampolines, foam pits, children’s houses, and obstacle courses. Parents? Good news, you can also join the fun sweat! Try their basketball trampolines or jumping towers to boost your adrenaline! With its high-flying, fun, secure & high-maintenance tools and friendly ambience, Jump Arena Him Lam is a must-visit destination for families looking for active entertainment in Ho Chi Minh City.

Location: 2 – 4, Route 9, Ward, Tân Hưng, Quận 7, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam.
Opening hours: Daily, 9 AM - 9 PM.
Entrance fee: Starts from VND 170,000.

Jump Arena Him Lam District 7 Tickets


7. A Day of Being Locals at Mekong Delta Tour

Looking for a complete holiday experience? Take a day trip to the Mekong Delta. Experience life like a local with a day trip to the Mekong Delta, where you and the family can explore the bustling Cai Rang floating market, lush fruit orchards, and picturesque villages. Kids can take a boat ride along the Tiền River, sample delicious local fruits, and learn about traditional crafts and customs from friendly locals.

Beyond that, you can also indulge yourself in Sao Beach with its pristine water and white sand. Or if you're looking to get closer to nature and monkeys, head to Cần Giờ Biosphere Reserve. This UNESCO-protected reserve is home to mangrove forests, monkeys, and beaches! It's an eye-opening experience for family, as you can see life in the Vietnamese countryside and discover Vietnam's rural charm.

Location: Mỹ Tho, Tien Giang, Vietnam.
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Entrance fee: Starts from VND 1,050,000 per person from groups of 10+.

Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh City


USD 62.96

8. Delving into Vietnam's wartime at Cu Chi Tunnels

Delve into Vietnam's wartime history by visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate underground tunnel system used by Viet Cong forces during the Vietnam War. As the home base of the military, the Cu Chi Tunnels took on a significant role in the Vietnamese army's fight against the American military in South Vietnam. It operated as an isolated defence stronghold to plan strategies and launch successful military campaigns, most notably the landmark Tết Offensive in 1968.

Children can explore the tunnels, learn about guerrilla warfare tactics, and see first-hand the ingenuity of the Vietnamese people. With historical value and fascinating insights into the country's past, the Cu Chi Tunnels are a must-visit destination for families fascinated by Vietnam's wartime history.

Location: Phú Hiệp, Củ Chi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Opening hours: Daily, 7 AM - 5 PM.
Entrance fee: Starts from VND 50,000 per person for 60 minutes.

Cu Chi Tunnels - Half-Day Tour by SST Travel


USD 15.34

9. Unleashing Creativity at Vin Space Art Studio

Last but not least, Vin Space Art Studio is a fantastic spot for young potential artists or just releasing stress getaway. Unleash your child's creativity at Vin Space Art Studio, where you and the kids can participate in art workshops, painting classes, and craft activities led by experienced instructors. With classes and workshops in painting, sculpting and more, it's a space where the little ones can express themselves creatively and take home a piece of art as a souvenir.

Location: 19 Đường Số 38, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam.
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5.30 PM.

Flight to Vietnam

VietJet Air

Start from US$ 26.67

Nha Trang (CXR) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Fri, 28 Jun 2024

AirAsia Berhad (Malaysia)

Start from US$ 34.68

Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Tue, 16 Jul 2024

Vietravel Airlines

Start from US$ 36.53

Da Nang (DAD) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Wed, 3 Jul 2024

From thrilling water parks to fascinating cultural experiences, Ho Chi Minh City offers plenty of exciting activities for families travelling with children. Whether you're exploring ancient temples, splashing around, or unleashing your creativity, Ho Chi Minh City has it all. So, make your itinerary now and book it through Traveloka! Flight tickets, hotel reservations, and attraction tickets are now in one app! Download now and Xperience all fun things to do in Ho Chi Minh with kids!

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