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Top 5 Kid-Friendly Activities in Hanoi You Should Check Out!

Vietnam is not just a fantastic destination for a family outing, it’s also an incredible country to explore with a toddler! Dealing with crowded alleyways and bustling traffic may seem intimidating, but it’s entirely manageable and worthwhile. 

Let’s find out the Top 5 Kid-Friendly Destination Activities in Hanoi You Should Check Out here with Lua Viet Tours! 

Hanoi Street Food Venture 

What can be better than a Street Food Venture through Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter? A wide variety of street food stalls or fancy restaurants are waiting for your little ones to explore the vibrant sights and smells of Vietnam’s street food scene. 

Get a look at some open cooking scenes in Hanoi Old Quarter!

Get a look at some open cooking scenes in Hanoi Old Quarter!

Sample various tasty treats like savory “Banh Mi” sandwiches, crispy “Nem” (spring rolls), and fluffy “Banh Beo” (mini rice pancakes) that are safe options for your little companions.

Ho Chi Minh Banh My Set

A must-try breakfast set is a great way to experience Vietnamese cuisine together – perfect for families!

Get a look at some open cooking scenes where you eat because it will showcase the ingredients and procedures in a way that’s fun and engaging for children, making them adventurous eaters! This is a unique way to experience Vietnamese culture and create lasting memories for the whole family.


Open cooking scenes shall provide your kids with a wonderful time!

Buckle Up for a Bumpy Ride: Hanoi Vespa City Ride!

Get ready for an exciting adventure with a Hanoi Vespa City Ride! These one-of-a-kind vehicles take you on a thrilling journey through the city’s historical landmarks and hidden gems.

Kids will love the wind in their hair as they cruise past Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter, and the iconic Long Bien Bridge. On weekdays, the literal center of the city is where all the locals and travelers gather.


Take a stroll around the Turtle Tower at night on Hoan Kiem Lake

During the weekend, the area is closed to through traffic and turned into a large pedestrian-only area. Take a slow ride around the above beautiful zones and sample different street food options, watch street performers, and admire the picturesque beauty of Hanoi. 


Streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi during the day

Making some stops at historical sites like the Hanoi Opera House or the Temple of Literature will be brought to life by engaging history stories, making the past come alive for young minds. This energetic ride is a fantastic way to see the city’s vibrancy and create lasting memories. 


Saint Joseph Cathedral is where the residents usually gather in the evening

Bonding Through Food: Family Cooking Class!

Turn mealtime into a memorable experience with a family cooking class! These interactive classes are designed for families with children of all ages. Hanoi is a gastronomic paradise, where you can taste some of the best dishes from all regions of Vietnam and beyond.


Delicious Hanoi Food Dishes

Get ready to fill up that growling stomach in a fun and relaxed environment, you’ll learn to prepare classic Vietnamese dishes like “pho” (noodle soup), “bun cha” (grilled pork with noodles), and fresh spring rolls.  


The chefs will explain the ingredients to children before cooking

Expert chefs will guide you through every step, ensuring everyone feels comfortable and involved. At the end of the class, enjoy the delicious food you’ve created together – a meal filled with laughter and unforgettable memories!

Puppets Come Alive: Water Puppet Show!

Experience a unique Vietnamese art form with a Water Puppet show! With its origins in the rice fields of the Red River Delta, this unique performance combines intricate puppetry, music, and storytelling.

This is where you can witness the enchanting movements of colorful puppets gliding across the water’s surface, accompanied by live music and vibrant storytelling.


Experience a unique Vietnamese art form with a Water Puppet show!

You can expect to see a range of scenes depicting everyday rural life, historical events, and mythical tales. The puppets glide gracefully across the water, seemingly alive and animated, while the puppeteers skillfully control their movements behind a bamboo screen.


The wonderful puppet movers behind the scenes.

The captivating stories and live music will mesmerize children of all ages.  Learn about Vietnamese folklore and history through these enchanting performances, leaving your kids with a lasting impression of Vietnamese culture.

>>> Discover The Water Puppet Show in Hanoi here! 

Get Creative: Make Your Pottery at Bat Trang Village!

Just outside of Hanoi is a 14th-century village known for its porcelain and pottery. Visitors can experience working with clay on a pottery wheel and painting ready-made porcelain. It’s also a great place for parents to shop for new additions to their dishware collection. 


Get hands-on and create your very own ceramic masterpieces

This unique experience allows your family to get hands-on and create your very own ceramic masterpieces. With the help of skilled artisans, kids can mold clay, decorate their creations with vibrant colors, and learn about the traditional pottery-making process.  

Fired in a kiln and ready for pick-up later, the finished pieces will be cherished keepsakes of your Vietnamese adventure, reminding you of the creative fun you had together.


Fired in a kiln and ready for pick-up later, the finished pieces will be cherished keepsakes of your Vietnamese adventure

If you still have any concerns, Lua Viet Tours is here to provide you with all the insider tips for your family trip, including a variety of kid-friendly activities to explore in Hanoi that you will want to take advantage of! 

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