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Taipei City Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Taipei City Family-friendly activities

Taipei: Miramar Ferris Wheel Ticket

1. Taipei: Miramar Ferris Wheel Ticket

Enjoy panoramic views of Taipei from the Miramar Ferris Wheel. The second tallest ferry wheel in Taiwan offers a unique and romantic experience by day and night.  Admire the view riding up to the top of the wheel where you can see the Taipei Songshan Airport, the mountains of Dazhi and Neihu, and towering buildings like Taipei 101. At night, the Ferris wheel features three light shows inspired by the earth, wind, and sky. With the differently themed shows, the Ferris wheel radiates colorful light beams into the Taipei night sky. With 48 carriages carrying up to 288 passengers at a time, each cabin can accommodate 6 passengers for the 17-minutes experience.

Taipei: Maokong Cable Car and Taipei Zoo Combo Ticket

2. Taipei: Maokong Cable Car and Taipei Zoo Combo Ticket

Experience 2 of Taipei's best highlights with this combo ticket for the Taipei Zoo and Gondola Ticket.  Taipei zoo is the largest zoo in Asia, housing over 400 different sorts of wildlife, including pandas, giraffes, hippos, tapirs, lions, flamingos, koalas, insects, kangaroos, penguins and more. Dedicated to conservation, education, research, and recreation, the Taipei Zoo is a great choice for families who are looking for fun and educational activities. Continue the journey to the adjacent Maokong Gondola, which is the first gondola system in Taipei City. Throughout the 30-minute ride, you will enjoy a scenic journey up the Maokong Mountain, which is famous for its locally-grown tea and amazing view over Taipei City.

Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

3. Taipei: 2-Hour The Real Deal Private Tour

Stroll through the narrow alleyways of Taipei’s oldest district. See how the locals live and chill-out on the streets: playing board games, drinking tea and eating out. Visit a local school and try the wooden hoop game that local kids have played for centuries. Pass through the tiny street full of Chinese medicine shops, a hidden treasure you’d never find in a tourist guide book. Only locals know of it. On this private tour, experience authentic Taipei. You can also enjoy the must-see sights such as the awesome Lungshan Temple: the oldest and most beautiful temple in the whole of Taipei. Your host will guide you through and you’ll see how the locals use prayer beads before offering food and flowers to their gods. Back in the tranquil, relaxed street life atmosphere, your host can tell you all about the local traditions and customs. You can hear about how the strong family values of the locals are at the heart of almost everything they do. Getting hungry? Choose a tasty curried rice ball or a sweet bean curd snack. You local host can show you where you can enjoy the best in town.  No trip to Taipei would be complete without a visit to a street market. This tour can include one that you’ll never forget. Fish stalls next to fashion boutiques. Household goods alongside flower shops. It’s all here - the authentic Taipei. The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host will be a true local and can give you great advice.

From Taipei: Hsinchu Fall Farm Tour with Harvest Experience

4. From Taipei: Hsinchu Fall Farm Tour with Harvest Experience

Join a day trip from Taipei to Miaoli and Hsinchu with a guide to observe the Taiwanese countryside. See farmers turn chrysanthemums into tea and liquor in Tongluo, enjoy a local lunch in Baoshan, attend a sugarcane workshop at Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park, and see persimmon orchards in Xinpu. Start with a visit to Chiuhu Terrace in Tongluo, Miaoli County. See chrysanthemums in full bloom cover the whole terrace, turning it into a gorgeous carpet of yellow and white. Learn how they are used to add color, flavor, and nutrition to food, herbal tea, and chrysanthemum liquor. In addition to chrysanthemums, see the production of grows red dates (jujubes), which is exclusive to Miaoli County. Find out their significance in Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of people with digestive disorders, skin problems, poor blood circulation, fatigue, etc. At lunchtime, savor a healthy and tasty lunch made with these iron-rich red dates. After lunch, visit Baoshan, Hsinchu County. Once an important sugar-producing area in northern Taiwan, it has now been transformed into a leisure park to introduce the local sugar industry from seed to feed. At Xincheng Fengtang Leisure Park, learn about the development of the sugar industry in Taiwan. Also, experience rural life with a hands-on sugarcane harvesting workshop, including reaping and juicing. Next, visit Wei Wei Jia Persimmon Tourist Farm in Xinpu, Hsinchu County, which is well-known for turning ripe persimmons into delectable autumn treats. Capture the sunlight shining on the golden-yellow peeled persimmons on the drying racks. Witness the process of making dried persimmons in a traditional way, and see how the golden-yellow peeled persimmons turn into sweet red-orange snacks. After the educational tour, head back to Taipei.

Taipei: Family Walking Tour

5. Taipei: Family Walking Tour

Experience a rewarding adventure with your family on this exclusive walking tour of Taipei. Listen to a local professional guide explain the many famous cultural and architectural sites in Taipei. Stroll through the city center with your family on this two-hour tour at an easy pace. Have fun learning about Taipei's fascinating history and hearing stories that both the adults and kids are sure to enjoy.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Taipei City?

The best day trips and excursions from Taipei City are:

Taroko Gorge National Park

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What people are saying about Taipei City

This is an amazing tour run by a fascinating woman June. She walks you around the temple and the narrow streets explaining all about the history and culture. It was so interesting to talk with her about lots of different matters and she even invited me to join her to meet her friends! I absolutely loved this tour and learned so much! Definitely recommend this tour to anyone! Tip: try the bitter tea! ;)

As a solo traveler, it was a very enjoyable experience to walk through a bit of Taipei’s cultural history. I was fortunate to have a one-to-one experience which allowed a more personable and pleasant experience. Walking through old alleys such as Herb Land and the nearby old market was interesting and insightful to the city’s growth.

Very convenient and a good place to go with kids

There are guided tours as well on GYG that you should try and get but they go out fast. There are ones also done by the museum but the English tour is not so great because the lady's English was average and hard to hear what she said sometimes.

Perfect start to our trip to Taiwan. Good explanations, lots of background information. Very understandable. Very very personable tour guide. Well-chosen sights. All in all: only recommendable. Thank you, Agnes

I recommand you this tour with June. It was great!!! She is so nice and interresting.