Sri Lanka with kids – Tea, Trains and Elephants

Tea, trains and elephants! All the inspiration you need for a short family holiday with kids!

Jungles with wild elephants, trains that chug along through hills, adventures on tea estates with Ceylon Tea. That short family break you’ve been planning just got a whole lot more exciting for the curious little minds and the young at heart. This has got to be one of the best family holidays abroad!.

Sri Lanka Tailor-Made. Just for you!

    Tour Details

    * Learn the art of tea plucking, rolling, and withering.
    * Ride a train with fantastic views and startling drops
    * Safaris to see wild elephants at the ‘Gathering’ or track leopard spoor and be a Junior Ranger
    * Paint colourful masks by the Galle Fort
    * Meet rural kids and walk through their farms
    * Disney’s Monkey Kingdom!
    * Or if a luxury family holiday is on your mind, we can weave in the indulgence –think Cinnamon Air domestic flights, luxury family friendly hotels across Sri Lanka and safaris to see Blue Whales on a luxury yacht!

    7 Day Sri Lanka family holidays


    Kandy | Ella | Yala | Tangalle – South coast
    Anuradhapura | Trincomallee | Sigiriya | Kandy – East coast

    *Includes meet and greet at airport / English speaking family-friendly chauffeur with luxury vehicle / toddler or booster seats as required / 24 hour operational support

    • Duration:
      6 nights/ 7 days or tailor-made.
    • When to go:
      Available all year
    • Accommodation:
      Sri Lanka offers you a variety of kid-friendly hotels, luxury boutique villas to family tents on a campsite by the beach and even tree huts with the right comforts. Or you can just opt for a range of family friendly resorts – some, with kid’s clubs as well.
    • Is this holiday for me:
      This tour has been billed as one of the best bespoke family holidays abroad by young families from UK, Singapore and Dubai. With friendly locals, year round sunshine, direct flights from the UK, Singapore and Dubai and Ayu in the Wild’s incredible immersive activities, Sri Lanka is a top 10 family holiday destination
    • Activity level:
      Moderate but can be tailor-made with more downtime

    • Can it be tailor-made:
      Yes of course! Our tours are not set in stone. Tell us what you think your kids can handle and we will curate all things to do on a short tailor made family getaway depending on your kid’s ages.
    • Is it a private tour:
      Yes, you will travel in a private chauffeur driven vehicle (fitted with toddler or booster seats, as required). Each experience will be hosted only for you by a local who is part of our team of family-friendly location specific guides.
    • How much will it cost:
      100% of what you spend, stays right here in Sri Lanka!

      Send us an enquiry to cost out a bespoke holiday for you.

    Map - South coast


    Map - East coast



    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • Can I make this a longer/shorter tour?

    Yes, you’ve come to the right bespoke family travel agent! Just tell us how long your family wants to be on holiday and we will curate the experiences to suite your short tailor-made family vacation getaway.

  • Is this Sri Lanka tour available all year?

    Tell us when you wish to travel and we will advise you on the best route depending on where it is likely to rain during the two monsoons that fall on our island.

  • Can I have a mix of luxury and value family friendly Accommodation?

    Yes, give us an indication of what you are comfortable to spend on your family accommodation - per night and we will curate the right mix for your short tailor made holiday with kids.

  • How much traveling is involved?

    Quite a bit. You need to be prepared for a few long journeys on some days through some beautiful landscapes, villages and bustling towns to see everything that is worth seeing! Or, you can select our special offer domestic scheduled or charter flights

  • Can I end the tour with a beach stay and which coast should I choose?

    Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.

  • Image Gallery

    Explore Disneys Monkey Kingdom Explore Disneys Monkey Kingdom
    Have fun with local rural kids in Sri Lanka Have fun with local rural kids in Sri Lanka
    Safari to see wild elephants at the 'Gathering' Minneriya Safari to see wild elephants at the ‘Gathering’ Minneriya
    Scenic train ride in the hills Scenic train ride in the hills
    The Ceylon Tea experience The Ceylon Tea experience
    Tree huts - unique family accommodation Tree huts – unique family accommodation

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