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Best Things to do With Kids in Sri Lanka – Exploring the Kid Friendly Side of the Island

Sri Lanka caters to holidaymakers of all age groups. This means if you are travelling with kids, rest assured, they will be well taken care of. Below is list of favourite activities among children.



For a family Sri Lankan holiday visiting the many beaches found here is definitely the way to go. So utterly soothing and plenty of fun, the varying beaches found around the island flaunt everything from golden to white sands and are among the most tranquil places to spend your dawns and dusks in. Children will love playing in the sand and washing their feet in both the quiet and the wild waves that lap the shores. If you are specifically looking for a beach based holiday in Sri Lanka choose a resort in Bentota such as the AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa for you can even enjoy bathing in the ocean with the comfort of your room being close by.


Water Sports

If your kids love the water, they will love a little adrenaline added to all the water based fun. With water sports get ready to experience the wild and the wonderful in a series of exciting activities where you are whisked across the surface of the water in a series of exciting moves. Jet skiing is perhaps the most thrilling of them all but that's probably because it has the biggest dose of speed in comparison to its peers. Then there is the banana boating, donut rides and several more where you are pretty much towed around in an inflatable object across the water and all the bouncing and falling makes it plenty of fun.


Turtle Hatcheries

Yet another highlight in the South of Sri Lanka is the many turtle hatcheries that are found here. A chance for a one on one experience with turtles, here you can see, touch and even enjoy a chance to carry turtles. Turtle hatcheries have been set up in Sri Lanka with an aim to promote conservation of these species that are fast depleting. In this light every stage of the turtle's life cycle is beautifully displayed at these hatcheries and some of the rarest varieties are even looked after here.


Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

A chance to literally mingle with elephants, the Pinnawala Orphanage is a favourite destination for those travelling with children. Symbolic to the island, elephants in Sri Lanka are highly celebrated species that are used for a number of purposes. At the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage you can take part in the experience of caring for these majestic creatures by contributing to their feeding process. The orphans are fed milk and the adults are fed fruits; the experience as a whole is really something else. You can also watch the elephants play in the water and mothers care for their young. For a fun-filled dose of elephants, this really is the best place in the island.

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