Sri Lanka is packed with unique and memorable holiday experiences for the whole family. We’ve travelled extensively across Sri Lanka and understand the places and experiences that families enjoy most as well as the best, family friendly hotels. While there’s no going wrong with a beach stay on any family itinerary, the island offers a host of other engaging activities like fun craft and cooking workshops, festivals, train rides and magnificent temples as well as a host of activities to suit the more active families. White water rafting, hiking, mountain biking and surfing are just come of the more adventurous activities available for families.
Most of the traditional dance in festivals are bright, loud and energetic making them perfect for children. The climate across the island is varied, making it a year round destination, so be it Christmas, Easter or the summer holidays, the country offers families plenty of options. Kids can be fussy eaters, but there’s plenty of local cuisine like rotis (flat breads) and hoppers (crisp pancake like bowls) that kids will enjoy. We have put together some suggested itineraries for families with children of all ages in mind. There’s lots to see and do so let’s take a look at some of our favorites places in Sri Lanka for families.