Dalat is a good place for the whole family to be immersed in nature and activities. Travelling to Dalat with kids can be fun and thrilling. These are the best family-friendly activities in Dalat that are worth to be included in your trip itinerary if you're going to have vacation in Dalat with kids.
1. ZooDoo Zoo
When traveling to Dalat with your family, the first place to visit is ZooDoo Zoo. This zoo is located more than 40 km from the center of Dalat city. Even the distance is a bit long, the unique experiences that await in the zoo will make you feel the trip extremely worthwhile. ZooDoo is nestled among the mountains in Da Nhim commune, Lac Duong, Lam Dong province. On the way to ZooDoo, the whole family can admire the poetic scenery of the mountains with vast pine forests and colorful flowers.
At ZooDoo, the children get an opportunity to interact with a lot of lovely animals such as kangaroos, monkeys, ponies, camels, raccoons, Alpacas, fluffy sheep, and parrots. The special thing is that they can go near to feed the animals.
ZooDoo only serves visitors during certain hours and gives priority to visitors who book in advance, so for a smooth and convenient trip to the zoo you should pre-book your visit here: ZooDoo Admission Ticket.
The best way to reach the zoo is by a shuttle bus transfer. You can book a round-trip shuttle transfer between your Dalat hotel and ZooDoo here: Round-trip transfer between Dalat Centre and ZooDoo.
Address: ZooDoo, Da Nhim Commune, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 16:00, daily
Entrance Fee: 100,000 VND per adult, 50,000 VND per child, free for children below 90 cm.
Dalat is bursting with tourist attractions and there many new attractions where you can experience the beauty of the city. Some of the latest attractions can be found here: Best New Attractions in Dalat.
2. Datanla Waterfall
Datanla Waterfall is one of the largest waterfalls in Dalat, situated on the Prenn Pass, 5 km from Dalat City. When you will reach the foot of the waterfall, you will come across the image of a majestic magnificent waterfall with the water splashing over an area.
Datanla Waterfall quickly became a fun place with extremely unique games. You and your kids here will have an opportunity to experience the Datanla roller coaster. During the ride you will zip through the forest and stop by the majestic Datanla Waterfall.
You can also challenge yourself and your kids by participating in some of Dalat adventure experiences of High Rope Course. The game is divided into 6 levels, in a difficult direction to increase the challenge. The first level is designed to be suitable for children aged 3 to 8 years old so it is a good place for the whole family to play together. Bring your family and enjoy an exciting 2-hour adventure here: High Rope Course Adventure in Dalat.
3. Dalat Strawberry Garden
When coming to Dalat, it is impossible not to mention the gardens filled with red and sweet strawberries. Strawberries are a famous specialty of Dalat. When visiting the strawberry gardens in Dalat, the children can experience the real life of a farmer. You not only can buy strawberries or take photos here but also pick your own ripe and eat the berries right at the garden. The garden experience like this will surely make the kids excited.
Some of the best strawberry gardens that can be visited with kids are listed here: Top 14 Strawberry Gardens in Dalat.
4. Lang Biang Mountain
Lang Biang Mountain is one of the must-visit destinations in Dalat, which is known as the roof of Dalat as the height of the mountain is 2167 m above sea level. Lang Biang Mountain, located about 12 km from Dalat city center in Lac Duong district, has 2 peaks, named as Nui Ong and Nui Ba. Lang Biang tourist area is extremely suitable for families as the kids here can enjoy the panoramic view of the flower city hidden behind the mist.
Here, you can rent a jeep to go to the top of the mountain and explore the landscape. On the top of the mountain, there are also interesting entertainment activities such as horse riding and taking photos, where parents can take the children to make cowboy poses and the kids surely enjoy it.
Address: 305 Lang Biang, Lac Duong Town, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province
Entrance Fee: 30,000 VND per adult and 15,000 VND per child
Jeep Rental Price: 360,000 VND per car for 5-6 people. If sharing the ride with others, the price is 60,000-80,000 VND per person for a round trip.
You can explore Lang Biang Mountain and nearby destinations like Palace I, ethnic village, and Dalat Railway Station by joining Lang Biang Mountain Panorama & Dalat City Day Tour.
5. Dalat Milk Farm
Dalat Milk Farm is considered as one of the most peaceful places in Dalat. Dalat Milk Farm is located about 25 km from the city center in the direction of Duc Trong district. This farm attracts many visitors by its beautiful vast flower fields, the poetic blue lake and the lovely dairy herd and houses to form a perfect picture.
In Dalat Milk Farm, children can observe the process of producing quality cow milk with European technology, learn how to take care of cows as well as feed the cows. In particular, children will enjoy the fresh milk of the farm in the middle of the cool natural landscape.
Address: Lac Truong Village, Tu Tra Commune, Don Duong District, Lam Dong Province
Opening Hours: 8:00 - 17:00
Entrance Fee: Free
If you're traveling on a tight budget, here is the list of the best FREE things to do in Dalat without breaking the bank.
6. Dalat Railway Station
Dalat Railway Station is considered to be the oldest railway station in Vietnam and the Indochina region. The station was built in 6 years from 1932 to 1938 in a unique and lovely architecture style. At the platform, there are old steam locomotives. Dalat Railway Station has now become an extremely popular tourist destination that everyone wants to visit.
Dalat Railway Station only operates a 7 km long route to Trai Mat Railway Station. You can take your kids to ride this antic local train. The train will take you through the flower and vegetable growing areas. This can be one of the most exciting experiences while exploring the mountain town with kids.
For more information about Dalat Railway Station, check our detailed review here: Dalat Railway Station.
Address: No. 1 Quang Trung Street, Ward 10, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
Opening Hours: 8:00 - 16:00
Entrance Fee: 5,000 VND per person
7. Giant Pumpkin Garden
There are several Giant Pumpkin Gardens in Dalat that attract a large number of tourists every year. One of the most popular places is located on Ho Xuan Huong Street in Dalat. This giant pumpkin garden is owned by Mr. Le Huu Phan. The garden grows the giant South American pumpkins that can grow up to 80-100 kg. The pumpkin garden is not the only attraction here as this place also grows many other unique agricultural products including the black tomatoes.
Giant Pumpkin Garden is a great place to take your kids to visit and take souvenir photos. They will feel amazed by the size of these huge vegetables.
Address: 50 Ho Xuan Huong Street, Ward 9, Dalat, Lam Dong Province
8. Black Rock Garden
If your family is animal lovers and like cute puppies, do not miss Black Rock Garden, which is one of the most unique themed cafes in Dalat. Black Rock Garden is currently home to more than 40 large and small dogs of various species such as Corgi, Alaska and Husky. When coming here, you and your kids will be free to play with these extremely cute dogs. Not only does it catch your heart with these cute 4-legged friends, Black Rock Garden also has a very beautiful setting and very cool space. If you go there on the right season, you will admire the whole field of yellow sunflowers blooming right next to the spot. To stay overnight and play with these lovely pets, you can rent camping tents here as well.
Address: 344, group 13 Luong Dinh Cua, Trai Mat, Dalat, Lam Dong Province
Entrance Fee: 70,000 VND per adult and 50,000 VND per child (the price includes water and sightseeing)
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00
Dogs are only allowed to go out to play from 9:00-11:00 and 13:00-17:30, depending on weather conditions.
Dalat is also popular for its themed cafes with a cool concept, and Black Rock Garden is one of them offering very unique and memorable experience for pet lovers.
To explore all Dalat tourist attractions with your family in the most convenient way, rent a private car with a driver and make your own itinerary to enjoy a comfortable drive in a modern air conditioned car which can be booked here: Dalat Private Car Charter.
Where to Stay in Dalat? This is our guide to Dalat best areas that can help you decide which area is most suitable for your family needs in Dalat. The list of the best rated hotels in Dalat with great reviews might also be helpful to choose the right place for your stay.
When the sun goes down, Dalat has many attractive destinations and fun things to do at night.