Sri Lanka Family Holidays

Sri Lanka has it all. In one small island families can be enjoying a sun soaked afternoon on the beaches near Galle one day then bumping along through the tracks of Yala National Park, in search of leopard, the next.

Stay in family friendly accommodation in the heart of the spice country and under canvas in a family tent while seeking out the elusive leopard. Not too many temples but enough to spark the imagination, with time for evocative train journeys, a game of cricket or charging about on the beach.

Family holiday suggestion in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers limitless options of things to do or places to go with your family. Our Sri Lanka specialists have put together a 15-day holiday suggestion that covers Wilpattu National Park, colonial tea plantations and a fully staffed villa on the beach.  We hope this gives you some ideas.

Ideas for a Sri Lanka Family Holiday

  • Exhilarating seaplane flights from the tea country to the coast
  • Mad Hatter’s tea party on a private tea estate
  • Kite flying on Galle Face Green, Colombo
  • Peaceful, villa style accommodation offering space and attention

Featured family properties in Sri Lanka

The Leopard Trails Mini Ranger Course opens a whole new world to young explorers. The program takes place during game drives and around the camp, with short walks tracking animals.

For younger guests there are bicycles to roam around, and the more adventurous can walk up to the larger lagoons. Ulagalla Resort openly welcomes families and has dedicated children’s menus.

A beautifully designed villa situated bang on the beach with stunning views. It has all the services of a hotel without having to share with any other guests. No shushing of the children necessary!

A qualified naturalist is on hand to take families on walks through the local tea plantations and forests. The garden has croquet, tennis and badminton courts.

Advice from Our Family Experts

“Travelling in Sri Lanka is great for both the first time visitor to the Sub Continent, those who want to dip their families toes in the region, and for those who have been on several occasions. Spend time exploring the sites but with a family twist or get off the beaten track with less discovered parks, villages, and beaches. Sri Lanka does offer something for every kind of family, whether you’re wanting adventure or time together on the beach, with fabulous food, smiling people and a drive of no more than four hours at a time.”

Joe Parkes | Steppes Travel Family Expert

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