Kids’ Zone

Rock Climbing, California Fitness, D4

I’m calling this page Tom’s World because this list was shared to me by my neighbor, Tom Meyer.  Tom is a devoted father to his two gorgeous kids.  And what more can a dad do but make a list of places in and out Saigon he knows his kids would enjoy.  From where I came from, “Tom’s World” is actually an amusement place where kids can hang out and play and party.  It has franchises all over my country. 🙂

Tom passed to me this list and from time to time, I’ll be updating this with the help of people in our neighborhood, especially Allyson Keane (another neighbor).  Allyson is a wealth of information, especially when it comes to keeping kids entertained. So where do you bring your kids in Saigon?

BINH QUOI BOTANICAL GARDEN
1147 Binh Quoi St., 28 Precinct, Binh Thanh District
(848) 3556.6020 – 3556.6021
binhquoi@hcm.fpt.vn
http://www.binhquoiresort.com.vn

Highlights: Lanscaped park, organized weekend buffets, activities and entertainment for kids.  You can also take a boat from District 1 to this place.
Boat Ride: 35,000 VND
Food: 60,000 VND per person

DAM SEN PARK
3 Hoa Binh Street, Q11
(848) 3963 4963
admin@damsenpark.vn
http://www.damsenpark.vn

Highlights: Theme park and water park
Entrance Fee: 25,000 VND

GYMBOREE PLAY AND MUSIC
http://gymboreeclasses.com.vn/index_bk.php

District 1: Somerset Chancellor Court, 1st floor, 21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St.
District 7: Crescent Mall, Phu My Hung

HO CHI MINH CITY YOUTH CULTURE HOUSE
4 Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Quận 1
84 (0) 8 829 4345, 84 (0) 8 822 5423, 84 (0) 8 829 3232, 84 (0) 8 829 3246
ttp://www.nvhtn.org.vn

Highlights:  indoor ice skating rink, bowling

K&K PLAYGROUND
15 Tong Huu Dinh Street in D2 (near BIS)
http://kkplayground.com/

KIDDIE SUN
Mặt trời bé con (then Kiddie Sun)
81 Phung Van Cung st, Ward 2,Phu Nhuan. Dist, HCMC
http://www.kiddiesun.com/

Highlights:  Indoor play area

KIDS CLUB SAIGON
79/7 Pham Thai Buong, PMH, D7
090 8460267
info@kidsclubsaigon.com
http://www.kidsclubsaigon.com/

Highlights: Indoor playground, arts and craft, and organized classes (sports, ballet, swimming, etc.)

KIDS YARD
Thien Son Plaza, Q7
http://www.kidsyard.com.vn

Highlights: Indoor play area
Entrance Fee: 50,000 VND / child and 1 adult;  Extra adult – 10,000 VND
Operating Hours:  Weekday 2 – 9:30 pm; Weekends/Holidays – 8:45 am – 9:30 pm

KIZCITI
Khanh Hoi Park, District 4
http://kizciti.vn/

Highlights: Kids get to role play different jobs
Entrance Fee: 180,000 VND during weekdays; 220,000 VND during weekends.
Operating Hours:  9 am – 3:30 pm; 4 pm – 9 pm

Read our experience here.

LEGO BRAIN
Grandview D
https://hello-saigon.com/2013/02/26/lego-brain/

Highlights: Indoor play area
Entrance Fee: 100,000 VND

Read our experience here.

LEGO EDU & PLAY
Sky Garden 2
https://hello-saigon.com/2013/06/25/lego-play-edu/

Highlights: Indoor play area
Entrance: 80,000 VND for 1st hour

Read our experience here.

LE SABLE MOM ‘N KIDS CAFE
Sky Garden 3, Phu My Hung, District 7

Highlights: Indoor play area and cafe
Entrance: 60,000 VND per child

Read our experience here.

LOTTE MART PLAY PLACE
Phu My Hung, District 7

Highlights: Indoor play area
Entrance: 60,000 VND

NOAH’S CLUB
No3, Duong so 4, Nguyen U Di Street
Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
08-3744 4709
noahandmum@yahoo.com.vn
http://noahsclubchildcare.blogspot.com

QUEST XONE
549-551 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Q10, Ph: 3866-2010 & 3866-2011
Map

Highlights: Indoor play area

SAIGON ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDEN

2 Nguyen Binh Kiem St., Q1

http://www.saigonzoo.net/idx.php?lang=en

Highlights:  Zoo, garden, games
Entrance Fee: 25,000 VND

SNAP CAFÉ
32 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien, Q2. (first turn right off Thao Dien St about 150 metres from the highway – no signage, just look for no 32)

Highlights:  Restaurant and playground

SUOI TIEN PARK
Tan Phu Ward, Q9 (on the road to Hanoi)
(848) 3835.0420 – 3896.4705 – 3896.0260
info@suoitien.com
http://www.suoitien.com

Highlights:  Theme park, crocodile farm, water park, and restaurants
Entrance Fee: 35,000 VND

Read our experience here.

TINI WORLD
G/F Citi Plaza, 230 Nguyen Trai St., District 1

Highlights: Play facility
Entrance Fee: minimum 30,000 VND


VAN THANH PARK
48/10 Dien Bien Phu Street, Binh Thanh District http://www.waytosaigon.com/detail_Parks_Van_Thanh_Park_10_69.html

Highlights:  Park, swimming pool, children’s play area (pay per hour) and BBQs for rent Entrance Fee:  FREE
*Activities are paid per hour at around 30,000 VND/hour

VIETOPIA
02-04 Đường số 9 Khu Đô Thị Mới
Him Lam, P. Tân Hưng, Q.7, TP.HCM
(08) 6264 1777
http://www.vietopia.com.vn

Highlights: Kids get to role play different jobs
Entrance Fee: 190,000 VND for kids Tuesday – Thursday; 280,000 VND for kids Friday – Sunday; 45,000 VND for adults

Read our experience here.

VINPEARL GAMES
Vincom Center, Dong Khoi St., Q1

Highlights: Bump cars, indoor playground, arcade

ZOO & WATER PUPPETS SHOW
Cultural Centre alongside Thao Dan Park on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St.Q3

Highlights: A 20 minute puppet show runs about hourly in the museum to the left of the main gate of the zoo. Separate entrance fees for zoo, museum and show, but all very cheap – like 10-30,000 VND each. Zoo is good for a run or walk with lots of shady areas but not much in the way of eateries though ice cream and drinks are easily found. Also has a children’s amusement park at the north end of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai/Xo Viet Nghe Tin side.

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P.S.  This is a list in constant progress.  Grateful for any additional information you would like to share!

60 Responses to Kids’ Zone

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  3. Aliza says:

    One important detail missing, would love to know the actual ages of the kids that attend these locations. After hearing all about Snap Cafe for example,it turned out my kids were at least 6 years older than most and other than the food were not interested in the playground.
    Look forward to your feedback.

  4. Lyra says:

    Thanks for your comment Aliza! Will be sure to update accordingly! 🙂

  5. danny says:

    do u know where can we buy baby products in pmh or district 1? thanks

  6. Lyra says:

    Hi Danny. From the top of my mind, in PMH, M&B in Sky Garden 1 (facing Nguyen Van Linh St.) There’s also another M&B in District 4 right after you cross the bridge from District 7 which should be at your left. If you can grab a copy of The Word or maybe check out wordhcmc.com, they have a listing for shops selling baby items.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

  7. danny says:

    hi Lyra, thanks

    i am also looking for a baby sitter, about 3 hours a day only. this is to look after the baby when the mum is cooking. my wife is particular about cleanliness and hygiene, therefore, the baby sitter job is just to look after the baby, no feeding and bathing of baby required.

    do u know where can we get a baby sitter and how much is the going on rate? one company called Happy House quoted me VND40,000/hour. i think it’s slightly high or is this the market rate?

  8. Lyra says:

    Hi, you can try checking this section of the site: https://hello-saigon.com/help/.

    Hope you find the right fit. 🙂

  9. danny says:

    hi Lyra,

    thanks again.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Enjoying your blog!! Great idea!!

    for older kids there is Golden Cafe in Thao Dien (D2). They have a huge bouncy castle and a skate board ?pike?/ramp. Big menu; great pizzas. Entrance is about 40,000/hr per child.

    Just opposite BIS Primary in Thao Dien is also JoyMax. G/F has large indoor climbing frame/play area. Party room and restaurant. Upstairs they have an arcade. Again, i think it’s about 40,000 per child/hour

    Also conisder Dai Nam Park out in Binh Duong province. Plenty to keep older kids happy (snow world, race cars, roller coaster, … … … ) It’s a ways out, but it’s huge!! Just dont’ go on public holidays … CRAZY busy

  11. Vanessa says:

    Was wondering if organic whole milk, baby foods and huggies diapers available in Saigon? Will be in town for 3 months with a 1 yr old!
    Thanks

    • Lyra says:

      Hi Vanessa,

      Baby foods and huggies diapers are available. For organic whole milk, there are gourmet shops around.

      Hope this helps!

  12. Vanessa says:

    Thanks Lyra for a very quick replied! 😉 feeling much better about our trip to Saigon now!

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  21. Jen says:

    Hi, I heard there is a play gym opened in Saigon one or two months ago. Is anyone know about this and can I have the address?? Thanks.

  22. Bill says:

    some updates…
    HELLO KIDS moved to the Crescent Mall, used to be upstairs behind Boomerang in the Crescent apartments complex.
    Is KIDS YARD at Thien Son Plaza still there? I couldn’t find it upstairs last time I was there (April).
    It should be explained that KIDS CLUB SAIGON is a pre-school, you can’t just bring your child there, must register for ongoing classes.
    I believe GYMBOREE is the same type of place. It’s located at 21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai in D1.

  23. Amy Cao says:

    Kids yard is still there on the 4th floor of Thien Son Plaza. I was there yesterday.

  24. nickila says:

    hi, maybe you can add kizciti.The KizCiti theme park is located on Hoang Dieu Street, Ward 5, District 4, HCMC. Entry ticket costs VND180,000 per child on a daily basis, VND220,000 during holidays and VND50,000 for each parent.

    Children under 3 enjoy free admission.
    *taken from google

    • Honeyclotte says:

      Hi kizciti is a good one too..we went there with kids ( 4 y.o)and they had so much fun. They can be a doctor, nurse , pilot, policemen, with big lounge for parents while waiting for their kids.

  25. ahock says:

    HI Lyra;

    Do you know where I can buy an HP inkjet D2600 ink near PMH area?

    • Lyra says:

      Hi! Is that a new model? I’ve seen some HP inks of new models sold at HP store in Crescent Mall. Unfortunately for me, my inkjet ink was unavailable there so I had to get it from Phong Vu in D3.

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    I am so thankful I found your blog through google. Do you happen to know any place that sell organic milk? I checked in An Nam and they don’t have.

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  30. steve says:

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  33. Frau says:

    Hi i am looking for a store here in saigon where i can buy ride on car for my son. i was searching in google but i cannot find one 😦 thank you

    • Lyra says:

      Hi Frau, I’ve seen in Vincom A near the grocery. If you’re familiar with Funnyland in Phu My Hung, I think I’ve seen some there. But I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a lot in Me & Be stores.

      • Frau says:

        thank you… i dont know the address of me and be store… can you give me one near district 3 because this is the area where i live. Thank you.

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  37. Ngan says:

    Swimming class for infants and kids with English speaking teacher at AIS Thao dien, next to An Phu Market. U can search for the website. My 12month loves it. I think some of you may love it too.

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    hi,,actually i’m doing my final project on kids salon and now im on research stage.do you have any other interesting places besides Cut 4 Tots hair Salon?

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