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Things to do in Moratuwa with kids

Moratuwa is the largest suburb of Colombo and is located near the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. Planning a trip with your kids might be a challenging exercise, especially when it comes to you selecting the attractions that you want to visit. However, travelling with your kids can turn if you plan it out well. Are you worried that your kids wouldn’t enjoy travelling or they might get bored? Your elder kid might love adventure, while the youngest may still want to visit a local park. And so, here are some places that are sure to steal the hearts of every child despite their age and likes. Here’s a list of things to do in Moratuwa with kids, that will help you in building a perfect itinerary for a perfect vacation in Sri Lanka with your family.

Five things to do in Moratuwa with Kids

Here are handpicked five things to do with your kids when in Moratuwa.

  • Leisure World Water Park
  • Beira Lake
  • Dehiwala Zoo
  • Viharamahadevi Park
  • Snorkelling

1. Leisure World Water Park

This Leisure World water park tops the list when it comes to places to visit with your kids. It is also the first Amusement and water park in Srilanka. Located in Colombo, this park is an ideal place for a fun day with your friends and family. There are a number of boat rides, swimming pools and other rides are available in this park. The most famous ride is the Boomerang ride (a boat-shaped raft that descends from a 60-feet structure). Apart from the Boomerang ride, other rides such as Cresent swing, Pirate ship, Super swing and Maverick-12 are also available here. This is one of the most visited attractions in Colombo and hence you might expect some crowd. May is the ideal month to visit this park if you wish to avoid crowds. 

water ride with kids
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Address Avissawella Rd, Hanwalla, Sri Lanka
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Open 9 am to 5 pm
Phone +943622253999

2. Beira Lake

You will be awestruck by the beauty of this lake. This lake is a must-visit attraction when it comes to places to visit in Colombo. 

Lake Beira Moratuwa
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History

This lake was initially about 1.65 kmin area, now it is reduced to 0.65km2. The construction of this lake dates back to 1591. It was built by the Portuguese for the main purpose of serving as a barrier of protection from their invaders and also for transporting weapons internally. Though the Portuguese were the ones who constructed, the lake became beautiful during the Dutch era. The cutch people builts canals starting from the lake, thereby resulting in the flow of water across the place. As a result of these canals, some small islands emerged within the lake.

Lake Beira

It was during the later British era, this lake was desecrated by the waste from the nearby industries. This lake was then restored by the efforts of the Srilankan Government. 

Strolling along the pathways of this lake or taking a boat ride in the lake is the best thing to do with your kids. The entry to this lake is free however, you will have to pay for the boat rides.

3. Dehiwala Zoo

The National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka is also known as the Dehiwala Zoo or Colombo Zoo. It is one of the oldest Zoological Garden located in the Mount Lavinia district, near Moratuwa.  The zoo hosts 3 shows; The bird show, the elephant show and the sea lion show. These shows are loved by tourists.

Bird park Moratuwa
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The butterfly garden in this zoo has more than 30 species of butterflies and it also exhibits the lifecycle of butterflies. The zoo also has an aquarium within it. This is definitely one of the best places to visit with your kids.

Elephant Show
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Address 120 Galvihara Rd, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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Open 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Phone +94112712751

4. Viharamahadevi Park

It is a public park, best suited for friends and family. It is one of the oldest and biggest parks in Colombo, built during the British era. This park also serves to be a good picnic spot on a bright sunny day. Stroll around the park, relax and enjoy with your kids; leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city. This park is located at the heart of the city and so, reaching the park will not be difficult. The entry fee is minimal with some offers for children.

Viharamahadevi park
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Address Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
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Open 24 hours
Phone +94112426900

5. Snorkelling

Not all of us are comfortable doing Scuba, especially when it comes to travelling with Kids. Are you one of them? Then snorkelling is the best alternative. In Snorkelling the divers view the beauty of the ocean and marine life not so far from the surface of the water. Surprisingly this activity is kid-friendly and so give it a try when you are out there with your kids. 

The Bar Reef is located just offshore from the Kalpitiya Peninsula. This is the largest reef in Sri Lanka. Here, you will get to see a variety of fishes, experience the beauty of the underwater and remember it for a lifetime. The ideal time to snorkel is during April-May. 

Right from sightseeing, wildlife safaris, adventure sports, historical site to beach life; there are a plethora of things to do in Moratuwa with kids. Hope these suggestions were helpful for you to craft your itinerary. Still, need help? Visit Pickyourtrail.com. Our experts are here to help you in crafting your very own customized itinerary to Sri Lanka. You can also check out the packages available to Sri Lanka with Pickyourtrail.

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