Vacationing in Taiwan provides a family with a multitude of options for kid-friendly activities. The country's subtropical to tropical climate offers many beaches and hiking for an outdoorsy family. Meanwhile, the area has some of the finest historical sites and museums for a culturally-focused family. Finally, there are many modern tourist attractions for the more modern group. 

When traveling with children, it's important to know what they like to do, what you want to introduce them to, and their general reaction to these types of attractions. When you're planning your trip, don't forget to find family accommodation that is straightforward and offers the features you need. Below are some of the finest family activities, including things to do in Taichung.

Taroko Gorge

Few family activities are as thrilling as getting out in nature, and Taroko Gorge offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The gorge is named for the Taroko aboriginal tribe and provides a wide variety of outdoor entertainment options for the active family. It spans a stunning 360 miles, making it an area you can visit multiple times and find something new each trip. The gorge is known for its hardy marble canyons and is highly resistant to erosion. Guided tours are offered, as well as personal exploration. Located 2-3 hours outside of Taipei, the site is considered one of the absolute must-visits in Taiwan. Pursue quality family accommodation and plan a trip today.

National Museum of Natural Science

For the curious child, museums are popular locations for entertainment, and there's no better place to explore than the National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung. One of the top things to do in Taichung for families, this museum is located in the North District. It offers a constantly rotating assortment of exhibitions sure to delight any science-oriented kid and engage families with an array of dazzling sights. There are also multiple theaters to visit for entertaining films on science subjects. With several engaging family activities to enjoy, this is one of the best things to do in Taichung for families.

Night Markets

Dining out is a necessity on trips, and for families, it's often one of the best ways to get immersed in a culture. While Taiwan offers dining options of all kinds, from western restaurants to unique dining options at small inns, there's no experience like a Taiwan night market. Open between sunset and sunrise, these establishments offer low-cost food that's classic Taiwanese cuisine, as well as an experience all its own. A visit to a night market, some of which have been open since the 1800s, satisfies your palate and mind.

Children's Amusement Park

People come to Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, for its legendary entertainment options. That applies to families with entertainment choices such as the expansive Children's Amusement Park. This is one of the few locations in central Taipei dedicated solely to entertaining the younger family members. Despite the name, the park offers whole family activities, including a roller coaster, an arcade, and more. This classic amusement park is sure to delight all who come, making it one of the most popular kid-friendly activities in the country.


As a region of islands with an enviable climate, Taiwan has an abundance of beaches sure to delight any family. Indeed, it's possible to spend an entire vacation jumping from beach to beach, having different experiences each time. The area also offers some of the most extended times to visit the beaches in the world, only getting too cool for a trip to the sands in the winter months. The beaches peak in popularity during the summer, so the fall may be a preferred option if you're looking for a bit of solitude. No matter when you visit, Taiwan's beaches are perfect for all ages.

Taichung Metropolitan Park

A quality park in the middle of a city offers the best of both a visit to a town as well as an outdoor experience, and Taichung Metropolitan Park provides the best of both worlds. Check out the various food stands for dining as you stroll and explore. Take some time to view the art exhibits throughout the area or have a leisurely row on the lake. This park is a firm representative of the many metropolitan parks in the country, all of which merit a visit. 

Fudekeng Environmental Restoration Park

A unique experience, Fudekeng Environmental Restoration Park offers families the chance to experience grass skiing at what was once the first notable landfill in Taipei. Today, the landfill has become a park with outdoor recreation options. In addition to grass skiing, an activity for which the park provides skis, families can fly radio-controlled airplanes, have a picnic, and even ride bikes. This family accommodation can't be beaten if outdoor recreation time is what you need.

Fo Guang Shan Monastery

Taiwan is renowned for its religious sites. These range from temples to expansive monasteries, and one of the most thrilling for families to explore is the Fo Guang Shan Monastery. This monastery is known for its giant Buddha statues, including the Great Buddha, considered the highest-standing Buddha in the region of Southeast Asia. Along with this, you'll find numerous pagodas, all of which are open to the public for exploration. The monastery also boasts the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, which provides visitors with a complete education on the history and teaching of Buddhism. A visit is one of the best kid-friendly activities and an educational experience.

You need a place to stay when you're done with the many things to do in Taichung and the rest of the country. SOF Hotel is pleased to offer the finest family accommodation in the region. The Quadruple Room has two double beds, making it perfect for families. This luxury room provides a comfortable atmosphere after a lovely day out. To learn more about the hotel, check the frequently asked questions, or for questions about the facility, contact us here.