Best Kid Friendly Places to Check Out While in Taiwan

Nov 13, 2019 | ESCAPE, Taiwan

by MJ Toledo

Leofoo Village Taiwan ©Tsaiian

Many parents forego travel the moment they have a child. However, there are many reasons why you should be excited to travel with your kids. Thankfully, Taiwan boasts countless destinations perfect for the entire family.

What enters your mind when you think about traveling with your kids? Screaming at airports, screaming at parks, and more screaming at hotels. While it’s true that you will run into challenges along the way, the fun you will have will outweigh every single hardship you encounter.

The best months to visit Taiwan with your kids are from April to June, and September to November. When you travel in summer, children might struggle to deal with high temperatures, and your trips may be canceled due to typhoons.

If you’re tired of exploring your city with your kids, pack your bags and head over to Taiwan. This is the ideal place to introduce your little ones to Asian food, culture, and people. Because locals speak good English, you won’t find it hard to go around from place to place. Check out some of the best spots in Taiwan you should add to your itinerary.

Don’t Miss These Places

Here are the must-visit places in Taiwan. These locations will both be enjoyed by the young ones and those who are young at heart.

Taipei Zoo

When in Taiwan, you shouldn’t miss the biggest zoo in Asia. Located in the Wenshan district, this area is the perfect destination for adventure-seekers and animal-lovers. This sprawling 165-hectare Zoo is dedicated to education, recreation, research, and conservation, so take this opportunity to teach your kids about animals and their habitats. If that’s not enough to encourage you to visit, maybe this next reason will…It has a panda!

It would take at least 3 hours to explore the area. Tickets range from $1 to $2, and preschool kids can enter for free. If your family is tired of walking around, you can use a shuttle train for as low as $0.15.

Taipei Zoo ©Larry Koester

Elephant Mountain

If you want to explore nature, we’ve got the perfect spot for you. Elephant Mountain is a famous hiking trail in Taiwan which will treat the entire family with an astounding view of the city skyline, including the Taipei 101. Here, you can take family photos you can hang on your living room wall.

This spot can get quite crowded on weekends so it is advisable to hike on a weekday. Your kids will absolutely enjoy the two-kilometer hike as long as you go late in the afternoon. The hike will only take less than 30 minutes so it wouldn’t be too taxing for children.

Elephant Mountain ©Heikki Holstila

​Farmers’ Table

When in Taipei, it’s a must to explore Taiwan’s culinary delights with your kids. If you want to skip night markets, try A Farm’s Table. This organic restaurant goes by its philosophy of serving non-processed foods to families. While you are waiting for your meal, your children can dress up in cute aprons and meet new friends in the play space. The restaurant also boasts an onsite organic market.

Although the menu is mostly in Chinese, its servers would willingly assist you. It also has an impeccable location so after you eat out, you can play along with your kids in their playfully designed kitchen.

Leofoo Village Resort and Theme Park

Dancing water fountains, wildlife, and fun parades? Check, check and check! The Leofoo Village Resort and Theme Park is the largest one in the country. This spot would definitely be your kid’s favorite part of your Taiwan trip. Don’t worry, you can let your inner child run free here, too.

This 100-hectare theme park has more than 60 rides, a safari-themed hotel, a safari area, and a waterpark. Although there are many people in the park, it’s so spacious huge crowds won’t be a concern.

Leofoo Village Entrance Taiwan ©Jeremy Thompson

Don’t Be Afraid to Explore Off the Beaten Track

Don’t be limited by the places listed above, there are thousands of other off the beaten track destinations in Taiwan that are great for families. For example, the trails located in Kaohsiung will be perfect to visit if you want to disconnect with the outside world. Here, children can see wild Formosan macaques, and plants they’ve never laid eyes on before.

This cheap and versatile destination will definitely make your family closer than ever. What places will you be visiting on your trip? Let us know in the comments.