Things to do in Taipei with Kids

This is an overview of all the best  places to visit in Taipei City with kids. Read on to learn more.

I’ve lived around Taipei for more than 5 years and have seen various kid-friendly locations throughout the city. I made this guide to cover all those locations.

Best Things to Do in Taipei for Families

Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

Taipei Zoo

The Little Rock

Taipei Astronomical Museum

National Taiwan Science Education Center

Austin Land

Daan Forest Park

Rongxing Garden

Water Country Park

Best Things to Do in Taipei With Kids

The following sections will cover all the best places for families to visit. I’ll cover important information about each place in addition to details such as pricing and location.

Read our guide to Taipei City to make the most out of your visit in Taipei.

Let’s get to it.

1. Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

taipei childrens amusement park
Source: news.immigration.gov.tw
Entry Fee *NT$200
Avg. Time Spent HereDaily: 9 AM–9 PM
Hours3 hrs.
AddressNo. 55, Section 5, Chengde Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 11169
Chinese Name臺北市立兒童新樂園
Websiteenglish.tcap.taipei
Included in Taipei Fun Pass?Yes

Formerly known as the Taipei Children’s Recreation Center, the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park is a popular destination for families in Taipei. With more than 200,000 visitors each month.. It’s a great place to spend a day when it’s too hot outside.

The ticket will grant unlimited access to 13 rides. Or you could enter the park and pay per ride. I cover all the costs in a separate piece.

There are plenty of food booths and restaurants throughout the park, such as Burger King or Hualien Dumplings.

Get here by taking the Taipei MRT Red line to Jiantian, Shilin, or Zhishan stations. From there, you’ll take one of the following buses to the park:

  • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park 1
  • 255 shuttle bus
  • Red 30
  • 529
  • 41

And there’s plenty of affordable parking if you’re renting a car or motorbike.

Here’s something for y’all to do indoors.

2. The Little Rock: Taipei Indoor Playground

Ticket Price *NT$250 per person
HoursMonday–Friday: 2–10 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM–7 PM
Address11147, Taipei City, Shilin District, Section 2, Zhongcheng Rd, 12號1樓
Websitefacebook.com/thelittlerock.tianmu.2017
Chinese Name小岩館-天母店

The Little Rock, Taipei, is a rock climbing gym that offers free climbs to children under 4 years old. However, you’ll need to buy specific climbing shoes. This place is great for anyone who has kids who like climbing on everything and need a way to release their energy.

It’s a 15-minute walk from the Zhishan MRT Station on the Red Line.

There’s not much else to say about this place. Let’s move onto our next recommendation.

3. Taipei Zoo

Giant panda at Taipei zoo
Giant panda at Taipei zoo
Admission Cost *NT$60
Avg. Time Spent Here4 hrs
HoursIndoor & outdoor exhibits: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
AddressNo. 30號, Section 2, Xinguang Rd, Wenshan District, Taipei City, 116
Chinese Name臺北市立動物園
Websiteenglish.zoo.gov.taipei
Included in Taipei Fun Pass?Yes

The Taipei Zoo is home to more than 377 animal species, including giant pandas, koalas, and giraffes. The zoo is a popular tourist destination, and is best for families with children and animal lovers. It’s also home to plenty of kids’ areas such as a petting zoo.

The Taipei Zoo is the most ethical zoo in Taiwan, thanks to its membership in the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums (WAZA), Taiwan Aquarium & Zoological Park Association (TAZA) and more. This means the staff treats the animals well and the critters have plenty of space in their exhibits.

There isn’t too much food aside from a couple small food court areas and food carts. I’d bring your own drinks, unless you want to wait until reaching one of 2 convenience stores.

I recommend getting to Taipei Zoo as soon as they open. Considering your family will need to stop for frequent breaks, you may not make it through all the exhibits in time if you arrive too late in the day. Then you’ll need to consider the time it takes to get to the zoo or search for parking.

Speaking of. Drive here or take the Taipei MRT Brown Line to the Taipei Zoo terminal station. The zoo sits immediately outside the MRT station.

The station also sits by the Maokong Gondola, which will take you into Maokong Mountain, a great place to get tea or get an excellent view of Taipei City.

Prefer parks? Here’s a great pick.

4. Daan Park

Watering workout machine Daan Forest Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Entrance FeeFree
AddressNo. 1號, Section 2, Xinsheng S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Hours24 hours
Chinese Name大安森林公園
Park SizeAround 64 acres
ParkingUnderground garage

Daan Forest Park is the largest park in Taipei. It’s a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The park has a variety of attractions, including a lake, a bamboo forest, a jogging track, and a playground. It’s a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

It’s also an amazing place to play Pokémon GO. You’ll find gyms and Pokémon everywhere due to all the folks who play in the park.

Arrive in Daan from March 1st to the 31st, and you could experience the Taipei Azalea Festival. It’s a great opportunity to see various Azalea exhibits spread throughout the park.

You’ll find plenty of restaurants—chain and mom-and-pop—surrounding the park. You’ll have no issues finding food.

Get here by taking the Taipei MRT Red Line to Daan Forest Park Station. From there, you’ll depart from any of the exits and see the park.

Too hot to spend the day in the park? Let’s go indoors.

5. Taipei Astronomical Museum

taipei astronomical museum
Source: museums.moc.gov.tw
Admission Cost *Adult: NT$40
Taipei Residents: NT$20
Discount: NT$20
Groups of 30+: NT$28 per person
Certain Groups: FREE
Avg. Time Spent Here1 hr
HoursClosed Mondays
Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun: 9 AM–5 PM
Sat: 9 AM–8 PM
AddressNo. 363號, Jihe Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 111
Chinese Name臺北市立天文科學教育館
Websiteen.tam.gov.taipei
Included in Taipei Fun Pass?Yes

The Taipei Astronomical Museum (TAM) is a great place to learn about space and explore Taipei’s observatory. It’s a fun and educational way to spend an hour or two with your family.

Here’s what you’ll find on each floor within the museum:

  • 1st floor: Introduces technologies, Earth (e.g., history of Earth), & ancient astronomy.
  • 2nd floor: Learn about the moon, constellations, stars, & tides.
  • 3rd floor: Introduces galaxies, has telescopes, & has other exhibits.
  • Top floor: 2 observatories & radio telescope.

You’ll need to search nearby for restaurants or fast food joints.

You must take the Taipei MRT Red Line to Shilin Station, then walk along Jihe Road to get to the museum. You’ll find plenty of signage that directs you to the museum.

Here’s another place where kids can learn about science.

6. National Taiwan Science Education Center

National Taiwan Science Education Center
Source: en.ntsec.gov.tw
Ticket Price *Regular: NT$100
Discount **: NT$70
Free †: Certain groups
HoursDaily: 9 AM–6 PM
AddressNo. 189, Shishang Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 111
Avg. Time Spent Here1 hr.
Websiteen.ntsec.gov.tw
Chinese Name國立臺灣科學教育館
Included in Taipei Fun Pass?Yes

** Those with student IDs and groups of 20 or more people will get discounts for each ticket.

† The following folks may enter NTSEC for free:

  • Members of ROC museum Association
  • Science teachers who work at Science Education Center
  • Museum membership card or volunteer honor cardholders
  • Those who have handbook for physically & mentally challenged
  • Anyone aged under 6 or over 65

The National Taiwan Science Education Center is a science museum in Taipei that offers a variety of exhibits and activities for tourists and locals alike. It’s a great place to learn about science and technology in a fun and interactive way.

The center would be best for tourists who are interested in science and technology. It’s also a good place for families with children, as there are many exhibits and activities that are designed for children.

Here’s a floor map:

ExhibitionDescriptionFloor
Scientific GamesUse your body to operate certain scientific devices.5
PhysicsInstallations that show how physics work.5
NTU Modern Physics Lab.Introduces physics.9
SemiconductorIntroduces application & characteristics of semiconductors.3
The Museum BridgeLeads to different parts of museums.9
ChemistryChanges of chemical points through exhibits.5
MathematicsLearn about mathematics.6
Air BicycleRide a bicycle on a steel cable 20 meters above the ground.5
Large CentrifugeLarge rotating disk that up to 10 people can sit inside.5
Technology & Gender-Based InnovationWomens’ inventions.3
HOMING Collection of items from nature.4

You’ll find few places to get food here. Most of the food establishments are at the neighboring Taipei Children’s Amusement Park.

Get here by taking the Taipei MRT Red Line to Jiantan Station, then taking bus 41 or 30 to the National Taiwan Science Education Center Stop.

Not fun enough? Let’s move on.

7. Austin Land

Ticket PriceChildren <1: NT$100–250
Children 1–12: NT$250–650
Adults: NT$150
HoursDaily: 10:30 AM–7 PM
Address105, Taipei City, Songshan District, Section 4, Bade Rd, 138號8樓
Websiteaustinland.com.tw
Chinese Name奧斯丁夢想樂園

Austin Land is an indoor amusement park in Taipei that is perfect for families with young children. It has a variety of rides and activities, including a ball pit, a slide, a carousel, and a mini-golf course. It’s a great place to let the kids run around and have some fun.

There’s a restaurant inside the place if you want to purchase food there. Or you could get something outside.

Next location.

8. Rongxing Garden

rongxin garden
Source: iplay.sa.gov.tw/GymInfo/Index/15708
Ticket PriceFree
Hours24/7
AddressNo. 1, Section 3, Minquan E Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491
Avg. Time Spent Here2 hrs
Chinese Name榮星花園公園

Rongxing Garden Park is a 6.5-hectare park in Zhongshan District, Taipei. It’s a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The park has a variety of attractions, including a lotus pond, a children’s playground, basketball court, and more.

It’s a great place to relax and enjoy nature.

Lastly…

9. Water Country Park

gongguan water park
Ticket PriceSummer (7/1–8/31): NT$80
Non-summer (9/1–6/30): NT$50
HoursClosed Mondays
Tuesday–Sunday: 9 AM–5 PM
AddressNo. 1號, Siyuan St., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
Avg. Time Spent Here2 hrs
Websitewaterparken.water.gov.taipei
Chinese Name自來水園區

The Water Country Park is a small area within the Taipei Water Park around Gongguan that has plenty of water-based activities for families.

The park would be best for tourists who are looking for a place to have fun and enjoy the water. It’s also a good place for families with children, as there are a variety of activities for children to enjoy.

Children who are under 6 years old or 115 cm in height can enter for free. Tickets for children under 12 years old costs NT$40 during summers and NT$25 when it’s not summer.

Reach the water park by taking the Taipei MRT to Gongguan Station (Green Line). From there, you’ll need to walk a bit until reaching the park.

That’s all.

Things to Do in Taipei With Kids Map

Footnotes:

  • * Prices can change at any time.