Sri Lanka Family Travels

Sri Lanka has just been voted best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet. This is quite an accolade but it is easy to see why. There are so many sides to Sri Lanka despite it being a relatively small island but this is part of the appeal. Due to its size, you can easily get from place to place and see and do so much. Sri Lanka is also growing in popularity with family travellers because it is such an easy destination to travel with kids.

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The perfect 14 day family-friendly southern Sri Lanka loop

Sri Lanka was recently voted best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet - quite an accolade, but we think it's easy to see why.  The endless beaches, the lush green hills, the history, culture, food and most importantly the…
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Tea tasting & tea estates in Sri Lanka's Hill Country

No trip to Sri Lanka would be complete without spending a little time in the Hill Country where you will see rolling hills blanketed in luscious green tea plantations. And it is all the more exciting if you’re a tea lover. Hill Country (or Tea Country) is arguably the most scenic part of the island and is also quite a bit cooler than the coastal areas due to its elevation.
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Half day safari in Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe was created in 1972 to provide a habitat for animals displaced by the construction of the Uda Walawe dam. The park is now famed for its elephants and has the largest population of Asian elephants of all of the national parks in Sri Lanka. With around 500 resident elephants, if you want to do some elephant-spotting, Udawalawe would be a good choice with sighting all but guaranteed.
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Yala National Park - where crocodiles eat leopards!

The two most popular National Parks in Sri Lanka seem to be Udawalawe and Yala and it is well worth including one or the other in your itinerary. They are very similar especially in terms of the wildlife you may see, although Yala has the highest density of leopards in the world so it really depends on the route you are going to take as to which one you choose. If you love safaris, maybe you will have time to squeeze in both!
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Best family friendly beaches of southern Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has 1,340km of coastline, most of which is made up of sandy beaches. Many of Sri Lanka’s beaches have quite rough surf, however, and whilst this is great for surfers or strong swimmers, they are not particularly child-friendly if your child likes frolicking around in the sea. Here are our recommendations for the most child friendly beaches in southern Sri Lanka.