Top 5 fun kids' activities for a family holiday in Hoi An

Keep the children busy when on holidays in family friendly Hoi An with cooking classes, cultural experiences, a market tour and a visit to the beautiful An Bang beach.

A white beach at Cham Island, Danang, Vietnam
  • Sheriden Rhodes
  • January 2020

The historic Vietnamese city with its beautiful countryside is ideal for family travel, offering plenty of things to do that kids will love and that are great for family time.

Take a daytrip to the Cham Islands

For a glimpse of local island life, catch an express boat from Cua Dai Beach - it takes about 30 minutes - or take an organised tour. Swim and snorkel around the island then stop for a barbecue lunch.

Explore the Hoi An Night Market

If you are looking for something to do in the evening, this market has fabulous hawker stalls. Kids will love the banana pancakes, mango shakes and rolled ice cream.

The night markets in Hoi An
A trip to the night markets is a fun way to experience the local culture for the whole family.

Swim at An Bang Beach

This stretch of coast with its beautiful beach is one of the nearest to Hoi An and offers kid-friendly water sports and a row of restaurants with a beachy vibe. Our favourites are Shore Club and The DeckHouse.

Do a Kids' Cooking Class at the Nam Hai Cooking Academy

At the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, the Junior Cooking Academy takes children’s tastebuds on a tour with its eco cooking class. Starting with a visit to the village where the organic vegetables are grown, the class shows kids how to prepare traditional local snacks such as spring rolls and Vietnamese pancakes.

Kids at a cooking class in Hoi An
Kids will love learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese fare.

Enjoy Hoi An’s local culture

Catch nightly performances, including bai choi (a kind of Vietnamese game similar to bingo) and traditional singing, at the corner of Nguyen Thai Hoc and Bach Dang in Hoi An.

Here are Hoi An’s best local eats.