Last Updated on 12-30-2023

If you are planning a family vacation and looking for an exciting destination, Taipei should definitely be on your list. The vibrant capital of Taiwan offers a perfect blend of modernity and tradition, making it an ideal place to explore with kids. From lively night markets and breathtaking parks to quirky cafes and cultural treasures, Taipei has something to captivate every member of the family. In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through the best things to do in Taipei with kids, ensuring an unforgettable experience for everyone.

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Taipei Zoo – A Wild Adventure

Start your family escapade by visiting the Taipei Zoo, the largest zoo in Asia. Situated in the Wenshan District, this family-friendly attraction will captivate both young and old. Kids can enjoy observing various animals and learn about wildlife conservation. The zoo’s Children’s Gallery on the B1 level offers a dedicated space for kids to have fun, making it a must-visit spot during your trip to Taipei with kids.

How to go to Taipei Zoo ?

  • MRT: take MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line and get off at Taipei Zoo Station.
  • Bus Service: 236, 237, 282, 294, 295, 611, 676, 679, 933, 1073, 1501, 1503, 1558, BR3, BR6, BR11, BR15, BR18, G1, S12, get off at Taipei Zoo stop.
  • By Car:
    • National Freeway No.1 Chungshan Highway: Chien Kuo North Highway → turn left on Hsinhai Road → Second Northern Highway → Wanfang Interchange (toward Muzha) → turn left into Muzha Road → turn right onto Wanfu Bridge → turn right onto Hsinguang Road.
    • National Freeway No.3 Second Northern Highway: Muzha Interchange → National Highway No. 3A → Wanfang Interchange (toward Muzha) →turn left into Muzha Road → turn right onto Wanfu Bridge → turn right onto Hsinguang Road.
    • National Freeway No.3 Second Northern Highway: Muzha Interchange → turn right onto Hsinguang Road.
Taipei Zoo
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Huashan 1914 Creative Park – Unleash Creativity

Huashan 1914 Creative Park is a fantastic place to unleash your family’s creativity. Originally a winery, this revamped industrial space now houses artistic exhibits, workshops, and events. From interactive art installations to innovative crafts, kids will be inspired and engaged throughout their visit.

How to go to Huashan 1914 Creative Park ?

  • MRT:
    • Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (Blue Line/Orange Line): Exit 1, walk for approximately 3 minutes
    • Shandaoshi Station (Blue Line): Exit 6m walk for approximately 5 minutes
  • Bus services:
    • Huasha Park (Civic Boulevard)/699
    • National Taipei University of Technology (Bade Road)/205, 257, 276
    • Zhongxiao Elementary School/202, 202 Section, 212, 212 Express, 232, 232 Vice, 269, 299, 600, 605, 605 Vice, 605 (Xintai 5th Route), Zhongxiao New Main Line
    • Huashan 1914 Creative Park (Zhongxiao E. Road)/247, 205, 212, 220, 232, 232 Vice, 257, 262, 276, Taipei Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus
  • By Car:
    • The entrance to the parking lot is on Zhongxiao E. Road; 24-hour parking available
Huashan 1914 Creative Park
Source: 【玄史生】

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Liberty Gardens – Embrace History

Take a step back in time and visit the iconic Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Liberty Gardens. This historical landmark allows families to explore Taiwan’s past and learn about its fascinating culture. The beautifully landscaped Liberty Gardens surrounding the hall offer a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll and a relaxing family picnic.

How to go to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Liberty Gardens ?

  • MRT: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station:Tamsui-Xinyi Line(Red)and Songshan-Xindian Line(Green)
         ⇒  8 minute walk to Exit 3
         ⇒  9 minute walk to Exit 5
         ⇒  13 minute walk to Exit 6
  • Bus services:
    • Xinyi Road, Section 1: Xinyi Rd./Hangzhou Rd. intersection: 0 East, 20, 22, 38, 88, 88 Shuttle, 204, 670, 1503, Xinyi Main Line, Taipei Sightseeing Bus (Red Route).
    • Hangzhou Road, Section 2: Jinou Girls High School: 38, 237, 237 (around NCCU), 249, 253, 297, 2021.
    • Aiguo East Road: MRT Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station (Aiguo): 248, 644, 648, 849, 849 Quchi Community.
    • Roosevelt Road, Section 1:
      • MRT Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station (Roosevelt): 18, 208, 208 Shuttle, 251, 252, 660, 9089, Heping Main Line, Roosevelt Main Line.
      • MRT Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station (Bureau of Labor Insurance): 18, 251, 252, 644, 648, 660, 849, 849 Quchi Community, 2021, Roosevelt Main Line.
  • By Car:
    • Exit National Highway 1 at the Taipei Interchange, go south along Chongqing North Road, turn left onto Ketagalan Boulevard, take the third exit out of the roundabout, and go straight along Xinyi Road to your destination.
    • Exit National Highway 3 at the Muzha Interchange, turn left onto Xinhai Road, take the Jianguo Elevated Road interchange, go north on Roosevelt Road, on Section 1, Roosevelt Road turn right onto Ningbo East Street, then turn left onto Aiguo East Road to reach your destination.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Liberty Gardens
Source: 【迷惘的人生】

Dadaocheng Wharf – Enjoy Riverside Charm

Spend a leisurely afternoon at Dadaocheng Wharf, a picturesque riverside location with a blend of old and new. The wharf offers stunning views of the Tamsui River and the city skyline. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride or indulge in delectable street food while appreciating the serene ambiance.

How to go to Dadaocheng Wharf ?

  • MRT:
    • Beimen Station(Green Line)⇒  14 minute walk
    • Shuanglian Station(Red Line)⇒  17 minute walk
  • Bus services:
    • Red 33 to Dadaocheng Wharf stop
    • 274, 641, 669 to Minsheng W. Rd. Entrance(Dadaocheng Wharf) stop.
  • By Car:
    • Nat’l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Taipei Interchange → Sec. 3 to Sec. 2, Chongqing N. Rd. → Minsheng W. Rd.
Source: 【吉爾】

Night Markets – A Gastronomic Adventure

A trip to Taipei with kids is incomplete without exploring the vibrant night markets. Shilin Night Market and Raohe Street Night Market are among the most popular ones. Let your taste buds savor a variety of Taiwanese delicacies, and let the kids have fun trying unique snacks.

Ningxia Night Market
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Taipei Children’s Amusement Park – Endless Fun

For a day filled with fun and excitement, head to Taipei Children’s Amusement Park. This family-friendly attraction offers thrilling rides, games, and entertainment suitable for children of all ages. Parents can join in the excitement or simply enjoy watching their kids have a blast.

How to go to Taipei Children’s Amusement Park ?

  • MRT & Bus services:
    • MRT Jiantan Station Exit 3 -> Bus 41, Red 30, “Taipei Children’s Amusement Park Line 2” or 529 (No service on weekends and national holidays)-> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park
    • MRT Shilin Station Exit 1 -> Bus 255 shuttle, Red 30, “Taipei Children’s Amusement Park Line 1” (No service on weekdays) -> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park
    • MRT Zhishan Station Exit 1 -> Bus “Taipei Children’s Amusement Park 1” (No service on weekdays) -> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park
  • By car:
    • Via National Freeway No.1:
      • Yuanshan (Songjiang) exit -> Minzu E. Rd. -> Minzu W. Rd. -> Chengde Rd. -> Lane 587,Wenlne Rd. -> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park
      • Chongqing North Road exit -> Bailing Bridge -> Chengde Rd. -> Lane 587,Wenlne Rd.  -> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park
    • Via National Freeway No.3:
      • Muzha exit -> Freeway No. 3A-> Xinhai Rd. -> Jianguo Elevated Rd. -> National Freeway No.1 (toward Taoyuan) -> Chongqing North Road exit -> Bailing Bridge-> Chengde Rd. -> Lane 587,Wenlne Rd. -> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

Modern Toilet Cafe – A Quirky Dining Experience

Make dining an unforgettable experience by visiting the Modern Toilet Cafe. This one-of-a-kind eatery serves food in toilet-themed dishes, offering a quirky yet entertaining mealtime for the whole family.

Taiwan Modern Toilet Cafe
Source: 【FB page】

Taipei 101 – Reach for the Sky

No visit to Taipei is complete without a trip to Taipei 101, once the tallest building in the world. Take the high-speed elevator to the observatory for breathtaking views of the city below. Kids will be fascinated by the towering structure and the elevator ride.

How to go to Taipei 101 ?

  • MRT:
    • Xinyi Line: Taipei 101 Station, Exit 4
    • Bannan Line: City Hall, about 10 minutes walk from Exit 2
  • Bus service: You can get to Taipei 101 and Taipei 101 MRT Station by taking the bus to Shifu Station, Shimao Station, Xinyi Administrative Center, and/or Grand Hyatt Hotel.
    • MRT Taipei 101 / World Trade Station (Shifu Road): Bus No. 28, 281, 537, 647, 915, BR6, BR7, BR18, BR21, G1.
    • MRT Taipei 101 / World Trade Station (Xinyi Road, Section 5): Bus No. 28, 207, 281, 537, 797, BL5, Xinyi Mainline to Taipei Main Station
    • 101 International Shopping Center Station (Songzhi Road): Bus No. 28, 32, BL5, 537, 797, 市民小巴7
  • By Car:
    • From the North on Zhongshan Elevated Road – Take the Xinyi Road Exit:
      • Turn left onto Xinyi Road → turn left onto Keelung Road → turn right onto Songshou Road → Taipei 101 will be on your right, there are many parking ramps in the area
    • From the South on Zhongshan Elevated Road – Exit at Chenggong Road Intersection
      • Turn right from Chenggong Road Section 2 onto Xiangyang Road → Turn right on Zhongxiao East Road → Turn left on Songren Road → Turn right on Songshou Road.
    • Coming from Muzha via Xinhai Road
      • Turn right onto Keelung Road → turn right to Songshou Road → Taipei 101 will be on your right, there are many parking ramps in the area
    • From Civic Avenue Elevated Road Yongji Road Exit
      • At the 2nd traffic light turn right onto Zhongxiao East Road → turn left onto Songren Road → turn right onto Songshou Road → Taipei 101 will be on your left, there are many parking ramps in the area
Taipei 101
Source: 【Yu-Chan Chen】

Taipei City Parks – Natural Retreats

Escape the urban hustle and bustle by spending quality time in Taipei’s city parks. Daan Forest Park, Youth Park, and Taipei Children’s Recreation Center are some of the top choices. Let kids run freely in the green spaces and playgrounds while you soak in the natural beauty.

Daan Forest Park in Taiepi city
Source: 【許家豪】

Explore Ximending – A Colorful Neighborhood

Ximending is a lively neighborhood filled with vibrant shops, trendy cafes, and fantastic street art. Explore the quirky side of Taipei with kids, and don’t forget to visit the famous Modern Toilet Restaurant for an unusual dining experience.

Taipei is undoubtedly a paradise for families seeking an enriching and fun-filled vacation. From exploring the city’s cultural heritage to experiencing its modern marvels, Taipei offers a diverse range of activities that cater to all ages. So, get ready to create unforgettable memories with your kids in this captivating city!

How to go to Ximending?

  • MRT:
    • Ximen station: Exit the MRT at Exit 6, and when you reach the ground level, instead of crossing the road, turn right and go forward until you reach the pedestrian area. The paved path in the middle, rather than the tarmark, plainly marks the location. However, be cautious because scooters are still widespread in pedestrian zones in Taipei.
  • Bus service: 206, 218, 234, 252, 260往東園, 302路, 644, 658, 705
Source: 【Connie】

Best Accommodations for Families in Taipei

Forte Green garden apartment

Forte Green Garden Apartments, located in the Songshan district of Taipei, is the ideal choice for family vacations. Just a short 6-minute walk from the Xinyi District and Taipei City Hall MRT Station, this accommodation offers easy access to city attractions. The spacious rooms are perfect for families, equipped with modern amenities including free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs to ensure a comfortable and convenient stay. Surrounded by a pleasant environment, it provides a peaceful retreat amidst the bustling city. Whether you’re on a family vacation or a business trip, Forte Green Garden Apartments is the perfect choice for an unforgettable stay in Taipei.


AJ Residence, located in Taipei, is an ideal place for family accommodation. This hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms equipped with fully-furnished kitchens, private bathrooms with either a bathtub or shower, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryers, all complemented by beautiful city views. You and your family can relax in the garden and on the terrace, enjoying a pleasant time together. Moreover, the hotel’s convenient location allows easy access to nearby restaurants, shopping areas, and entertainment venues, enabling you to explore the culture and cuisine of Taipei. AJ Residence is committed to providing a warm and home-like atmosphere for families, making it a comfortable choice whether you’re on vacation or a business trip.


JSL Hotel is located in the heart of Taipei, offering 157 rooms and excellent proximity to the metro station. What sets this hotel apart is its unique hand-painted corridor murals that create an oasis-like atmosphere distinct from typical hotels. In addition to Japanese-style hot spring rooms, the hotel provides standard rooms suitable for both business and leisure travelers. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and private bathrooms, with some rooms featuring balconies. In summary, JSL Hotel offers diverse room options and is especially well-suited for family stays due to its distinctive decor and hot spring experiences, ensuring a comfortable family accommodation in Taipei.

You can also visit our official website to see more family-friendly accommodations in Taipei.

Make the most of your family vacation by experiencing the best things to do in Taipei with kids. The city’s captivating attractions, friendly atmosphere, and scrumptious cuisine are sure to leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime. So, pack your bags, embark on this exciting journey, and create beautiful moments together with your loved ones!

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