Family and Kids in Nanjing

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Nanjing? 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 Nanjing, 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 Nanjing.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Nanjing for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Xuanwu Lake

    Water Sport

    Situated at the foot of Mt. Zhongshan, it is one of the most famous and protected lakes in Nanjing. The lake gained the name ‘Xuanwu’ because a black dragon was said to live in the lake. The entry to the lake is the historic Xuanwu Gate, part of the Nanjing City wall. Once inside, you will see that the lake is divided into five inter-connected islands. Highlights include: Jogging/W...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Purple Mountain

    Garden, Park, Observatory

    Originally called Jiangshan Mountain, it was renamed to the ‘Purple Mountain’ in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, owing to its purple shale rocks. Highlights include: At the Centre, the national monument, the Sun Yatsen Mausoleum. To the south of the mountain are Zixia Cave, Yiren Spring, Nanjing Underworld Aquarium and Zijin Mountain Observatory. To the west of the mountain stand the Meih...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Qinhuai River

    Family and Kids

    Your Nanjing experienceis incomplete without seeing the Qinhuai River. The largest river in the city, its banks bustle with markets and street vendors. It is divided into two parts: The Inner river runs through the heart of the city. The Outer river was once a city moat of ancient Nanjing. Viewing the river scenery from onboard a lantern boat is definitely the best option. Absorb the atmosphe...Read more
  4. Amazing Nanjing attraction for kids
    Nanjing Museum

    Family and Kids

    CaiYuanpei, a modern democratic revolutionary and educationist established the Nanjing Museum in 1933. It is the first large-size national museum in China and is a must see for history lovers. Exhibitions in the museum include: The two main buildings showcase historical and revolutionary cultural relics, paintings, calligraphies, and ancient books (some of them foreign). The Basic Hall display...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Pearl Spring Tourist And Holiday Resort

    Family and Kids

    Desire a relaxing get away from the city? Pearl Spring offers that peace and other attractions in its 3,700 acre resort. Supposed to bring luck, throw pennies into the Pearl Spring. Camping and barbequing, golfing, rides at the amusement parks, visiting the various zoos and gardens are also galore. One will also see the very impressive replica of the Great Wall, known as the ‘Great Wall o...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Nanjing
    Nanjing Lovers Garden


    Designed by the famous Chinese garden architect Zhu Youjie, Nanjing Lovers’ Garden has a European style atmosphere and is very different from the traditional gardens in the city. Catering to the notions of ‘love’ held my most young Chinese people; it is a popular spot to take wedding photographs, videos and barbequing. The garden faces the Xuanwu Lake to the South and Zhijinsh...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Ruins Of The Ming Palace


    Ming Palace was the 14th century Imperial Palace of the early Ming dynasty. Today, you can see the original pillar base and some columns which stand on the ruins of this once huge palace. The landscaped garden in the Ming Palace is good to take a quick stroll around. You will find some tits and bits of historical importance on this site. You got to take a guided tour, if you are interested in k...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Tangshang Mountain

    Family and Kids

    From times immemorial, kings and officials have considered this to be the ultimate destination for relaxation. Tangshang is known for its hot springs. The odorless water contains calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium and averages between 50°C-60°C. It is also known to cure a number of ailments. Other sights to be seen are: The Yangshan Scenic Area is a place of archeological interes...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Qi Xia Mountain

    Family and Kids

    The majestic peaks of the Qi Xia Mountain, the Dragon Peak, Tiger Peak and Flying Phoenix Peak, which is the main peak, will catch your interest immediately. Fire coloured maple trees cover the mountain side, reflected in the Mirror Lake. Thisby itself is a breathtaking sight. The Qixia Temple is definitely a must see as well as the Sarira Pagoda and the Thousand Buddha’s Cliff- all are s...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Zhongshan Botanical Garden

    Garden, Botanical Garden, Educational Site

    The first national botanical garden of China, the Zhongshan Botanical Garden is home to many rare species of flora. It is not only known for its extensive plant kingdom but also for its educational and research programs, spanning over continents. The garden is divided into two parts: The Northern Garden consists of 10 specialized gardens. It has rich achievements in the research of medicinal p...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Zijinshan Observatory


    Located in the Purple Mountain Scenic Area, this observatory symbolizes the start of modern Chinese astronomy. Most of the instruments that are on display are unique to the Chinese whereas some were made in Germany and Switzerland. The observatory is also famous for its architecture and abundant library. The Nanjing Astronomy and History Museum is within the observatory itself and displays full...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing Museum

    Family and Kids

    A museum that was once a Government Office, it used to manufacture silk fabrics for the emperor and the officials of the Qing. The exterior is built in a classical Chinese style and is quite a contrast to the concrete streets beside it. Inside, there are various exhibitions showcasing silk, qipao dresses and animated artwork. The Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing Government Office also witn...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Bailuzhou Park


    Spend some of your time by engaging yourself in chess in the meadow of Bai Lu Zhou Gong Yuan. Soccer is the only outdoor game which can be enjoyed here. Any trumpet player has a great opportunity to play trumpet in the tranquillity of the park. The park is mostly visited at night for having a leisure walk in the paved trails. The decoration of light which is done here during the Lantern Festiva...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Gulin Park


    Any phytophilous could visit 400 acres of Gulin Park during the time of plum exhibition to see above 3000 species of plums. Due to the tranquillity of the park, it is used as a venue for the students of Nanjing Arts Institute for drawing and painting. There are many temples and ancient structures in the park. If you get access to the Eight Centre Court (highest point of the park) you would be a...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Hongshan Forest Zoo


    Nanjing Hongshan Forest Zoo is a 171 acres zoological park which was established in 1998. The park is divided into reptile hall, amphibian hall, Primate animal region, Fangniushan herbivore, Dahongshan beast region and Xiaohongshan bird region for keeping the particular species of animals. Among the 280 types of species there are 3000 animals in the zoo. Some of the common animals and birds whi...Read more