Family and Kids in Colombo

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Colombo? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Colombo, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Colombo.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Colombo for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Galle Face Green

    Park, Picnic Spot

    This lovely park, facing the Indian Ocean,  was once a marshland. The British Governor, Sir Henry Ward had it landscaped into a luxury promenade for the wealthy in 1856. Moreover, the clearing gave the cannons at the Fort a clear firing sight at any assaulting force from the sea. Today, it is THE place to be at sunset, when the grand colonial-era buildings surrounding the fort are bathed i...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Colombo Lighthouse

    Family and Kids

    It's a shame one cannot climb up to the top anymore; access was restricted during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Still, the construct makes for some nice selfie opportunities and inventive photography. It was built in 1952, and has a height of 29 metres. At the base of the lighthouse is a naval gun battery, traditionally fired at least once a year on National Day, on the fourth of February. Also at ...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka

    Zoo, Bird Watching

    Opened in 1936, the zoo has a lot of assets packed into a mere 10 hectares. There are at least 3000 animals, representing at least 300 species in total. The exhibits are quite straightforward, and divided into several sections. These are Primates (16 kinds of monkeys), Birds (flamingos, swans, ostriches, aquatic birds, migratory birds, raptors), a butterfly garden with 245 different species, an...Read more
  4. Amazing Colombo attraction for kids
    Excel World

    Amusement Park, Theme Park

    Excel World Colombo theme park is very popular among kids. Excel World amusement park include rides, video games, bowling, a gaming arena, a pool lounge, laser tag, pub, food court. One can enjoy activities like 7D cinema, children's amusement activities and bar with live singers during the weekend. Excel World rides imported from Europe make a pretty sight for children as w...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Green Path

    Family and Kids

    The road given in the address here IS the green path. While it is otherwise a normal two-way traffic road, it is surrounded on both sides by lovely gardens and lawns. That's still not its main attraction, though. On the pavements of this street, local artists lean their painting against the wall. It's like a spontaneous open air art gallery. It's a very good art gallery. All the stuff is for sa...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Colombo
    Khan Clock Tower

    Family and Kids

    Built by the Khan Family of Bombay in the early 20th century, this four-story high monument has become an important landmark to the Pettah Market. It is really no more than a quick photo opportunity though. It is surrounded by some old buildings. There's an inscription on the base that you can check out.
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Pettah Floating Market

    Family and Kids

    A lot of hype went into the construction and opening of this market. It was kind of worth it. There idea behind this market was two-fold. One, to create a tourist interest. And two, to relocate the unlicensed vendors congesting up the area around Pettah. As a result you have about 92 trade stores selling everything from shoes, clothes, electronics, appliances, cheap jewellery, fruits and veggie...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Mount Lavinia Beach

    Beach

    Mount Lavinia is a beachside property with a spectacular view. It takes you away from the regular hustle bustle of the city for some calm and quiet. Enjoy watching the waves lap up the shore and spend your day in beautiful solitude. This is an ideal beach destination in Colombo and has extensive options to relax, eat and drink on the beach. You can also enjoy sailing through the boat if yo...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    The National Museum Of Natural History

    Science Museum

    Situated in the premises of Colombo national museum, this museum displays the natural heritage and is one of its kind in the country. The special feature is that plants and Animal specimens which are endemic to Sri Lanka, rare and threatened with extinction are displayed in this museum. There is a large collection of specimens such as Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Insects, Fish, Amphibians of vario...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Viharamahadevi Park

    Park

    This is the oldest and largest park of port of Colombo which was developed in the British rule. Formerly named as ‘Queen Victoria Park’ and then renamed after the Queen Viharamahadevi of Sri Lanka, it is situated near the colonial-style town hall building. The park features include a huge Buddha statue and a series of water fountains. It also includes a mini zoo, a children's play a...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Fort

    Family and Kids

    During the European era Fort was indeed a fort, surrounded by the sea on two sides and a moat on the landward sides. Today it’s a curious mix of brash modern structures, such as the World Trade Center, and venerable red-brick institutions from the Colonial-era, such as Cargills and Millers. The security presence is heavy here, curtailing vehicle access and some pedestrian access. A good l...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Talangama Wetland

    Family and Kids

    If you want an alluring get away from the hustle bustle of the city of Colombo or you badly want to get rid of the jet lag, this is the best place to be. Popularly known as the bird lover’s paradise, the small Talangama Lake is a natural destination where around 100 of bird species are sighted and observed. It is also a hub for various reptiles, butterflies and dragonflies. Home to the ra...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Sapumal Foundation

    Family and Kids

    Located in the former home of a well-known Sri Lankan artist Harry Pieris, this is now an assortment of Sri Lankan art work. The bungalow in itself is a beautiful structure with tediously constructed tile-roof and is a must-look-out for art lovers. The display includes collection from the early 20th century. This gallery also contains 200 paintings that follow the development of Sri Lankan art....Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Cinnamon Gardens

    Garden

    About 5km south of Fort and 2km inland, Cinnamon Gardens is Colombo’s ritziest address. A century ago it was covered in cinnamon plantations. Today it contains elegant tree-lined streets and the posh mansions of the wealthy and powerful, as well as the city’s biggest park, several sports grounds and a cluster of museums and galleries. The centre piece of Cinnamon Gardens is the 50-a...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Crow Island Beach Park

    Park

    Located 7 kilometres from north Colombo’s CBD, Crow Island has a history of many criminal activities and extensive pollution. Over the year, after many protests, this area has been converted into a family-friendly, recreational beach park. This park was opened to public in April 2016 and borders the mouth of the Kelani River. The park is developed amidst mangroves and marshes and boa...Read more