5 Best Southeast Asian Destinations to Travel With Kids

From amusement parks, adventure parks, to safaris. South East Asia offers an endless list of family friendly activities that makes this area the perfect choice for families while looking to spend some fun-filling holidays together.

Popular holiday destinations such as Bali, Phuket, Singapore, and other areas mentioned below, offer ideal environment for those who just want to have a relaxing getaway with their children.


Bali has everything from beautiful beaches, rich culture, friendly people, great weather and wonderful food; a perfect combination for a family-friendly holiday! And with its wide range of family accommodation like Club Med and The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, children and parents will enjoy every minute of their holiday on this amazing island.

Waterbom Park – wet & wild fun

The perfect recipe for a fun day is to spend it in the Waterbom Park. An oasis in the middle of famous Kuta street, Waterbom Bali is set in a lush tropical garden with countless ways to fill your day with thrilling activities on land and in the water. Fun for the young and the young at heart!

Required age: all ages, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Waterbom Waterpark in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Waterbom Waterpark in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia


Treetop Adventure Park – nature from a birds’ eye view

Venture with the whole family from tree to tree and discover nature from a birds’ eye view at this Treetop Adventure Park. With 7 circuits on heights between 2 and 20 meter, 72 challenges for all levels and ages, and 12 flying foxes up to 160 meters long this can fill a whole day with fun and more fun.

Required age: minimum 4 years old

Treetop Zipline Park in Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia
Treetop Zipline Park in Bedugul, Bali


Splash Waterpark at Canggu Club – get ready to get wet

Splash Water Park features world-class water slides with interactive ride technology that takes fun to a whole new level! Canggu is only a 10-minute drive from Seminyak and is surrounded by the beautiful rice fields. Get ready to get wet!

Required age: all ages

Splash Waterpark in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Splash Waterpark in Canggu, Bali


Bali Marine Safari Park – adventure in all varieties

At Bali Safari & Marine Park, you can choose to enjoy your safari from the back of an elephant, interact with your favorite animal up close, experience the wildest fine dining moment surrounded by lions or make your own big splash at the water park and fun zone. A real adventure in the wild for young & old!

Required age: all ages

Bali Marine Safari Park, Bali, Indonesia
Bali Marine Safari Park, Bali


Bali Zoo – just fun, over and over again

Young children can visit the zoo over and over again, no matter where in the world. Bali Zoo is the first and only zoo in Bali with 350 rare animals from either Indonesia or foreign countries. It is a place where various kinds of flora and fauna are gathered with the intention of education and conservation.

Required age: all ages

More than 2,500 activities across Asia. eOasia


Dolphin show – fall in love…

Every child gets a smile on its face the moment he/she glimpses a dolphin. This is your chance to see those beautiful and friendly animals during the early morning dolphin show at Lovina Beach. And it won’t just be your children who will fall in love…

Required age: all ages

Dolphin Watching in Lovina, Bali, Indonesia
Dolphin Watching in Lovina, Bali


Elephant encounter – get up close and personal with this friendly giant

Without a doubt a must for all people visiting South East Asia is an encounter with an elephant. In the Elephant Safari Park in Taro you can get up close and personal with these friendly giants in a beautiful tropical park setting. Here you can ride, hand-feed and touch them, take photos with them and learn all about these incredible animals. All elephants were rescued from deforestation in Central & South Sumatra.

Required age: minimum 5 years old

Elephant Safari Park in Taro Village, Bali, Indonesia
Elephant Safari Park in Taro Village, Bali


Bali Bird Park – enjoy the bird sanctuary

Who doesn’t like tropical, colorful birds? Kids and adults will certainly enjoy this Bali Bird Park, a natural-habitat-like sanctuary with almost 1,000 birds from 250 different species and a special area for the Komodo dragon (the enormous Indonesian lizard). Take a walk through the park for close encounters, feed the birds, witness a free flight bird show and visit the bird nursery.

Required age: all ages

Bali Bird Park, Bali, Indonesia
Bali Bird Park, Bali


Devdan Show – acrobatic dance and Indonesian culture

Feel part of a wondrous journey of 90-minutes at the Devdan Show “Treasure of the Archipelago” at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. Enjoy a spectacularly modern and contemporary acrobatic dance performance inspired by Indonesian culture. Your kids will feel the magic and learn at the same time.

Required age: minimum 4 years old

Devdan Show in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Devdan Show in Nusa Dua, Bali


Perfume Workshop – create your own fragrance

Introduce your children to the art of fragrance composition at a Perfume Workshop for children. They will select their favorite smell and write the formula to create their own and unique perfume!

Boys will love it as much as girls and will feel like little scientists.

Required age: minimum 4 years old

Perfume workshop in Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
Perfume workshop in Jimbaran, Bali


Taman Nusa Cultural Park – go cultural

A great way to teach the children about the culture of Indonesia is a visit to Taman Nusa Cultural Park. All of Indonesia’s rich and diverse culture is showcased at this location that offers information in an attractive and interactive way while enjoying the natural beauty of Bali. Visitors of this cultural park are invited to experience Indonesia’s journey throughout the centuries.

Required age: all ages

Taman Nusa Cultural Park, Bali, Indonesia
Taman Nusa Cultural Park, Bali

Fishing trip – Family fun fishing in Lombok

Thinking about heading to, Bali’s less well-known but equally stunning neighbor, Lombok? Why not spend the afternoon soaking in the radiant sun on this half-day fishing program. Bond with the whole family and learn together as your children pick up a new skill to impress their friends with after the summer holidays. It’s a fun way for your kids to experience nature and learn the art of patience whiles discovering the unspoiled reef and exotic breeds of fish.

Here’s a useful beginners guide on how to make the most of your family’s fishing trip, from what gear to use to, safety regulations and other useful tips!

Book the afternoon fishing trip in Lombok and explore Senggigi’s best fishing spots here.

Required age: minimum 5 years old

Family fishing in Lombok
Family fishing in Lombok



Phuket is amongst the most family-friendly destinations in South East Asia combining great weather, safe beaches, clean seas and an enormous choice of activities for all ages to enjoy. In Phuket you can find dozens of resorts completely adapted to children like Centara Karon Resort, so the kids can have fun while the parents relax. Sounds like the perfect holiday already!

Splash Jungle Water Park – the perfect setting to get wet

Are you and your kids ready to make a splash? Splash Jungle is a thriving and safe destination for everyone’s adventure, from the toe-dipping kids’ pool to exhilarating rides like Boomerango! Located at the edge of Phuket’s jungle and overlooking the beautiful Mai Khao Beach this is the perfect setting to get wet!

Required age: all ages

Splash Jungle Waterpark, Phuket, Thailand
Splash Jungle Waterpark, Phuket


Zipline Adventure – feel like Tarzan or Jane

Enjoy this eco-experience Zipline Adventure; a voyage of adventure and discovery. Zipping from tree to tree you will feel like Tarzan or Jane. With 28 platforms, 15 ziplines, 2 abseil points, 2 sky bridges, 3 spiral staircases, 1 sky rail and a 20-minutes wilderness walk there is no moment of boredom.

Required age: minimum 4 years old

Treetop Zipline in Kathu, Phuket, Thailand
Treetop Zipline in Kathu, Phuket


Phuket Aquarium – thousands exotic marine creatures

An island vacation wouldn’t be complete without fish (and we don’t just mean the fish on your plate). Have your children learn about what they eat and what might eat them, or rather not! With thousands of tropical, colorful and exotic marine creatures, the Phuket Aquarium will keep children entertained for hours.

Required age: all ages

Phuket Aquarium, Phuket, Thailand
Phuket Aquarium, Phuket


Snorkeling at Phi Phi Island – admire the colorful underwater world

Being so close to paradise, take a speedboat to Phi Phi Island to visit the stunning white sandy beach with monkeys playing in the trees. Here the whole family will put on a mask and snorkel to admire the colorful underwater world in a shallow reef with perfect sea conditions.

Required age: all ages

Snorkeling trip around Phuket, Thailand
Snorkeling trip around Phi Phi island, Phuket


Elephant trekking & ATV Tour – excitement guaranteed!

Better not tell your kids the night before, because they will be too excited to sleep! An elephant trekking tour combined with an ATV ride is a guaranteed way to see your children smile. Just outside Phuket you will drive an ATV through beautiful scenery connecting with locals in the surrounding fields. After this you will climb onto the back of an elephant for a bumpy ride and get the chance to freshen up by swimming in a natural pool underneath the waterfall.

Required age: 4 years and older

Elephant riding around Phuket, Thailand
Elephant riding around Phuket, Thailand


Fantasea Show

Learn about Thai culture and history by experiencing an entertaining, fascinating and mythical Fantasea show. This show is infused with cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art show elements, both fun for children and their parents!

Required age: all ages

Fantasea Show in Phuket, Thailand
Fantasea Show in Phuket


Live Room Escape Game – try to get out…

Most of the times as a tourist you will go to see a show or story being the audience. In a Live Room Escape Game you are the story while playing a live game! The Escape Game is a concentration of Thai history and myth; an interesting and fun challenge for older children and parents.

Required age: minimum 6 years old

Escape hunt game in Phuket, Thailand
Escape hunt game in Phuket, Thailand


Hong by starlight (ideal for families)

Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave kayaking exploration literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine geology, including the caves and hidden lagoons. Impressive nature and wildlife surrounds you and your family.

Required age: minimum 3 years old

Kayaking trip around Phang Ngam Phuket, Thailand
Kayaking trip around Phang Ngam, Phuket


Traveling to Vietnam with kids is much easier than you might think, especially if you head to Hoi An. A city that offers a perfect mix of culture, beach, active cycling and delicious food that creates a perfect holiday destination for adults and children.

Palm groove – discover by basket boat

Discover the palm groove by basket boat and learn about fishing life of the Cua Dai Estuary. Try to catch fish and help the fishermen at work before relaxing with a grilled seafood meal. An educative and entertaining eco tour for the whole family.

Required age: minimum 6 years old

Palm Grove Basket Boat, Hoi An, Vietnam
Palm Grove Basket Boat, Hoi An


Cycling tour – enjoy the scenic countryside

Spend a day leisurely cycling through the most-scenic countryside of Vietnam, far away from busy traffic and the noises of the city. The whole family can jump on a bicycle to bike around the islands on the Song Thu river delta crossing over by ferries and floating bridges.

Required age: all ages

Secret beaches cycling tour – discover deserted beaches

Enjoy a half-day cycling tour and discover the hidden and deserted beaches of Vietnam. Relax with your feet in the warm sand and swim in the waters of these beaches still unknown to most tourists. Your children and you can meet and interact with fishermen setting out to sea in their traditional “basket boats”.

Required age: all ages

Cycling Tour in Hoi An, Vietnam
Cycling Tour around Hoi An


Lantern discovery workshop – make your own-made souvenir

A fun way to learn something about Vietnamese culture is this lantern discovery. After visiting a few landmarks, you will stop at the house of a lantern craftsman where you will create your own lantern. An own-made souvenir to bring home!

Required age: minimum 3 years old

Lantern Workshop in Hoi An, Vietnam
Lantern Workshop in Hoi An



Kuala Lumpur has a big list on offer with activities for children of all ages. Anything from unique theme parks with exhilarating rides, animal farms, fully interactive activities like SkyTrex and G Force X to more gentle places like the KLCC Aquaria will keep the family busy for weeks.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park – whirl and twirl

Water slides that whirl and twirl, a manmade river ride, a surf beach, a wave pool, a 360° revolving pirate ship… The list of exhilarating attractions at the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is extensive and will keep your kids entertained for hours and hours.

Required age: all ages

Sunway lagoon Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sunway lagoon Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur National Zoo and Aquarium – hour of entertainment

This enormous zoo is located just northeast of Kuala Lumpur. It houses over 5,000 specimens from over 470 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish from Asia and Africa. Enough to keep the kids entertained for hours!

Required age: all ages

Negara Zoo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Negara Zoo, Kuala Lumpur


Taman Negara – the world’s oldest rainforest

Free yourself from the hustle & bustle of city life and get to Taman Negara, the world’s oldest rainforest. Here you can be entertained for days, with activities like a canopy walk, jungle (night) trekking, boat cruise, fishing, cave exploration and much more.

Required age: all ages

Taman Negara Rainforest, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Taman Negara Rainforest, Kuala Lumpur


Kidzania Kuala Lumpur – a new meaning to role play

Giving new meaning to role play, Kidzania KL is a memorable, edutainment center designed to show and encourage kids to “work” in professional jobs. It looks like an indoor city with miniature-sized replicas of office buildings and cars. Kids can choose from over 90 different types of grown-up jobs like a surgeon, judge, mechanic or hairdresser.

Required age: all ages

Kidzania, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kidzania, Kuala Lumpur


Singapore is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Asia. Street vendors line the roads with local products, the fusion of Indian, Chinese and Malay cultures is obvious and the people are as friendly as anywhere in Asia. But Singapore is an Asia that is organized, very safe, easy to navigate and has all the amenities you may need when traveling with children.

eOasia Marina Singapore

LEGOLAND® – build, play and admire with LEGO®

The one and only Legoland Park in Asia is located just an hour away from Singapore, just across the border in Malaysia. LEGOLAND® makes the perfect family holiday destination, which features 7 themed areas, over 40 rides and lots of shows and attraction. A park that every child loves to visit!

Required age: all ages

Legoland, Malaysia
Legoland, Malaysia


Universal Studios – feel like being part of the movie

Featuring 24 movie-themed rides and attractions (of which 8 are unique and exclusive to Singapore), Universal Studios Singapore will keep you and your kids enchanted for a whole day. Go behind the scene of your favorite Hollywood movies and enjoy epic fun rides in this impressive park!

Required age: all ages

Universal Studios, Sentosa Singapore
Universal Studios in Sentosa


S.E.A. Aquarium – learn about life in South East Asia’s oceans

As one of the world’s’ largest aquariums, S.E.A Aquarium is a marine realm that teaches kids – and parents – all about life in the oceans of South East Asia. Home to more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species in 49 different habitats, this immense aquarium is a fascinating experience you won’t forget! Be prepared for begging children wanting a goldfish (or shark?) when returning home ☺

Required age: all ages

Sea Aquarium, Singapore
SEA Aquarium, Singapore


River Safari Park – jump onboard for a river-adventure!

Embark on a journey of discovery at Singapore’s River Safari, Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. In its 8 river habitats you can meet more than 5,000 aquatic and terrestrial animals from over 300 species, including 42 endangered species. This includes Singapore’s resident giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia. A river-adventure that will make your kids feel like being on a real safari.

Required age: minimum 3 years old

River Safari Park, Singapore
River Safari Park, Singapore


Night Safari Park – a tram ride across 7 geographical zones

The award-winning Night Safari Park is home to over 2,500 animals that live in their naturalistic nighttime habitat. Experience a guided tram ride that takes you across 7 geographical zones of the world, a real star-attraction that your kids will dream of for many nights.

Required age: minimum 3 years old

Night Safari Park, Singapore
Night Safari Park, Singapore


Bintan Island – nature, family resorts and fun activities

A short boat ride from Singapore, Bintan Island is a great destination for nature lovers as it is blessed with lush greenery surrounded by blue seas. Tours through the Bintan mangroves are offered for all ages to understand more about nature in this part of Asia.

Several family resorts are offered on Bintan Island where you and your children can enjoy a holiday in a safe and relaxing environment. All sorts of watersports are available to take advantage of your kids’ energy. Or if you prefer to be on land, take the family for a go-karting race, bike tour, challenge each other for a game of paintball or beach volleyball or try a bungee bounce. This island will keep your kids entertained for weeks!

Required age: all ages

Bintan Island Trip, Singapore, Indonesia
Bintan Island Trip from Singapore, Indonesia


As you can see, Southeast Asia will spoil you and your children with endless options of things to do for the young and the young at heart. From family friendly resorts, amusement parks, animal encounters, and cultural discoveries, we can assure you that you will have a memorable family holiday. So, get out there and be prepared to have the holiday of a lifetime together with the kids!


Happy holidays 🙂

Chiang Mai eoasia

You may also like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *