Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka family holiday

Sri Lanka is one of our most popular holiday destinations and it is not difficult to understand why. It is a relatively small country, which means comparatively little driving, but it’s packed with wonderful historical, cultural and scenic attractions. The breadth of things to do and the easy-going culture mean that a Sri Lanka family holiday works for children of all ages.

Elephants at Minneriya - Family holidays in Sri Lanka

Watching elephant in Sri Lanka

The ancient sites (six of which are UNESCO World Heritage listed) are superb. They include huge Buddhist sculptures carved from rock and a hilltop fortress constructed on a rocky outcrop more than fifteen hundred years ago. These ruins are very child-friendly as there is plenty of opportunity for scrambling around.

The scenery is glorious too with white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees, lush green paddy fields that are home to lumbering water buffalo and hilly tea plantations. Lastly, the food is delicious. Exquisite dishes are flavoured with coconut, cinnamon, cloves and other locally grown spices.

Sri Lanka family holiday - walking on the beach

Nivaveli Beach

Why take the kids?

Sri Lanka is a brilliant place for a family holiday for all manner of reasons but chief amongst them is that the people are so incredibly friendly. This is true for much of Asia, but is particularly so in Sri Lanka. You will find your children welcomed wherever you go and nothing is too much trouble. English is widely spoken and there is very little hassle.

In addition a Sri Lanka family holiday offers a huge range of activities that children will love. Our top picks include:

  1. Searching for wildlife in national parks
  2. Playing hide and seek amongst ancient ruins that are more than two thousand years old
  3. Watching elephants bathe in rivers
  4. Hiking through tea-plantations
  5. Swimming in waterfalls
  6. Playing on the white sandy beaches

For some great photos and even more activity ideas, check out our Top 10 – Sri Lanka with kids blog.

Sri Lanka Family Holiday - the Hill Country

Tea plantation hike

Example Sri Lanka family holidays

All of our itineraries are completely bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family, taking into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on. However, to give you an idea of what you could do on a Sri Lanka family holiday, have a look at our sample itineraries, Sri Lanka Summer Tour and Sri Lanka Christmas & Easter Tour.

Also check out the places that you might like to visit on your trip and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our Sri Lanka photo gallery.

Lastly, don’t forget to check what the weather will be like at the time that you want to travel. Or simply give us a ring and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best Sri Lanka family holiday for you and your family.

Sri Lanka family holidays - truck transport

Travelling local style

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