Hanoi Guide

A buzzing, hectic City. One thing is for sure leave your pushchair at the Hotel and strap on that baby carrier. 

TheThe traffic here is something to behold (not in a good way!). Prepare to dance yourself across the roads sidestepping mopeds left, right and centre. There are some lovely things to explore with children in this city, so take a deep calming breath and go and explore!!

Take a stroll around the Old Quarter

TheThe famous 36 streets : The old lanes full of artisans were all famous for their craft! Now its a bit more geared towards the visitors but still well worth an amble around!

Which Family Pod?  Toddling around ; Energetic explorers

Tiny Tip: Take a Cyclo Tour to take the stress out of it!

Reunification Park

Whilstat When you need to escape the madness of the City head to this Park, with so much to explore with the little ones. Put together a picnic and make a day of it! With some play areas but what your children will want to head to is the Fair Ground rides, with a small rollercoaster, flying chairs and a Merry go Round. The prices are very cheap but the rides look a little old and creaky! If you don’t fancy the retro rides walk over to the Lake complete with Swan peddlos and get out on the water. After lunch grab a fresh coconut juice and just wander around and do some people watching with people ballroom dancing, practising Tai Chi or just playing football (Vietnamese style!) there is plenty to see!

Museum of Ethnology

A great museum that will walk you and your little ones through the History of Vietnam and its Tribes. With most of the Museum being outdoors where you can visit different Tribal houses, a three roomed wooden house, the tilted house and a clay house! There is also has a lagrge open air play ground band the children can even have a go at some traditional Vietnamese games including having a go on a traditional see seaw!

Which Family Pod?  Toddling around; Energetic explorers

Ho Tay Lake Water Park

Only a short ride out form Hanoi this water park is easy to get to by Taxi and a good place for the littlies to have a bit of fun and splash around! There are big water slides (for teenagers or young at heart mom or dad!) with views of the rice fields from the top of the slide! For the littlies there is a lazy river for you to float around in, small water slides, model elephants in a shallow pool with a full size mummy and tiny baby elephant for your little one to explore! Cascading waterfalls and even a wave pool for the stronger swimmers. I, however, would have to set aside two days for this park the first day for my husband to go on all the big slides and the zip wire, and then a second day as a family!!

Which Family Pod?  Toddling around ; Energetic explorers

Tiny Tip: Get here early as it can get very busy and very hot!

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