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If you’re planning your next big holiday with your loved ones, you might be wondering if Sri Lanka is a good family holiday destination. Sri Lanka is the beautiful tear shaped island at the southern tip of India and has many children-friendly resorts and hotels for you to choose from. With inviting weather, spectacular scenery, and compelling cultural attractions, there are plenty of things to see and do with the whole family. Explore this wonderful country on a Sri Lanka family holiday and make memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Sri Lanka Family Holidays

Places to visit in Sri Lanka with family

Sri Lanka is known for its magnificent beaches, and there’s no wonder why. With gorgeous white sand and stunning views, you are sure to spend plenty of time here during your trip. You can even go on a boat trip and discover more of the island. For those who enjoy exploring, visit the cultural triangle situated in the middle of Sri Lanka. Here you will see the fascinating archaeological remains, including the ancient Sigiriya rock fortress where visitors can climb steps between the giant paws and enjoy incredible views from the top.

There are also a range of stunning national parks for you to explore. While there are many opportunities for adults to scuba dive, younger members of the family can go snorkelling at the Pigeon Island National Park. Children may also enjoy the Elephant Transit Home, where sick or orphaned elephants are cared for. It’s quite close to Udawalawe, which is a very popular national park for spotting wildlife.

Give them Kandy

The railway journey from the nation’s capital Colombo to Kandy can be a thrilling experience. You will travel on a heritage train for around three hours and see some truly incredible views of the amazing Sri Lankan scenery. When you arrive in the spiritual capital of Sri Lanka, there is loads of things to do and see. Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic where Sri Lanka’s most precious Buddha relic – a tooth – is kept safe. Admire the sumptuous golden temple interiors, stay for an offering ceremony or puja, and maybe see the temple’s tusker – a particularly imposing ceremonial elephant. In Sri Lanka the majority of the population is Buddhist, and every full moon is a national holiday so local people can go on pilgrimages or pujas.

Spot a whale

There are many lovely beaches and resorts south of Colombo, especially in the Bentota region where the beaches are wide and the resorts are glamorous. Further south, you will find Mirissa, which happens to be very close to a migration route that many of the largest sea creatures like to use. November until April are the best months for whale watching when the seas are calm, plenty of whales migrate during these months. On a good day, you might see blue whales, sperm whales and even dolphins. There are lots of family-friendly places to stay in the Mirissa area with plenty of entertainment and appealing nightlife for the older members of the family.

Sri Lanka family holidays you will never forget

Whatever your budget or whatever you like doing, you’re sure to find the perfect Sri Lanka family holiday for you here at Away Holidays. We carefully check all the holidays that we offer to make sure we only offer the best to our valued customers. There are many gorgeous family holiday resorts in Sri Lanka where you can relax, have a good time, and plan all of your exciting trips and excursions.

Sri Lanka holidays deliver great value, with unforgettable sights and experiences that you will find nowhere else. Add to that beautiful tropical weather, colonial hill stations and fascinating cultural sights and every member of the family will find many things to see and enjoy. You’ll find all of our Sri Lanka holidays to be a mesmerising mix of local customs, balmy days, delicious food and unforgettable views. To find out more, contact the friendly Away Holidays team today.

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