Taipei Children's Amusement Park (in Chinese "New Child's Amusement Park" 兒童新樂園 Értóng xīn lèyuán) is one of the funnest places for Children in Taiwan. Because it is run by Taipei City, the entrance fee is significantly subsidized, meaning you can have a full blown child amusement park experience for a fraction of the price. If you have kids, this is definitely a place you should stop to visit.
Taipei Children's Amusement Park actually began as a park near Songshan Airport, built by the Japanese in 1937, near the old Taipei Zoo.
In 1945, it was taken over by Taipei City under the ROC.
In 1958 it changed its name to Zhongshan Children's Park because it was located on Zhongshan North Road, and was taken under private management.
In 1968, the park was bought back by Taipei City.
After the Taipei Zoo moved to Wenshan District in 1986, the extra room became added space for the children's park.
In 1991, the name was changed to Taipei Children's Amusement Park.
In 2008, the park was moved from its original location to near the Art Center in Shilin District, because an archaeological site was found there and the city wanted to protect the Keelung River.
In 2014 the old Children's Amusement Park was closed and the new Amusement Park in Shilin Officially opened.
Every day 9 AM to 5 PM
Hours extended to 8 PM during summer and winter break, and hours are extended to 6 PM on Sundays and holidays.
Entrance: 30 NT
Rides: 20-30 NT per ride
(FromJune 1st - July 14th 2020, to overcome the effects of COVID-19, for children 12 and under the park offers a 50 NT ticket for entrance and all of the below rides!)
Ocean Carousel: 20 NT
Ferris Wheel: 30 NT
Monorail: 20 NT
Crazy (Flying) Bus: 20 NT
Wave Swinger (Radial Swinging Chairs): 20 NT
Telecombat (Spinning Aircraft): 20 NT
Spinning Tea Cups: 20 NT
Spinning Chairs: 20 NT
Swinging Pirate Ship: 30 NT
Magic Star Trek Roller Coaster: 30 NT
Dancing Fly Tilting Wheel: 20 NT
Bumper Cars: 30 NT
Drop Tower Free Fall: 30 NT
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(From June 1st - July 14th 2020, to overcome the effects of COVID-19, for children 12 and under the park offers a 50 NT ticket for entrance and all of the below rides!)
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: From Taipei, take Chengde Raod North to Shilin and keep going until it becomes Provincial Highway 2A. The park will be on your right, hard to miss. There is free scooter parking on the street and paid car parking nearby.
By MRT/Bus: Take the red line MRT to Jiantan Station, then take bus 288 north to the Children's Amusement Park.
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Su'ao's Crayon Castle (officially Luck Arts Crayon Factory) is a crayon factory castle in Su'Ao township in Yilan County, that has been specifically designed as a DIY experience center for kids where they can make their own arts and crafts, as well as their own set of markers, and crayon in the shape of Taiwan! The DIY activities include making markers and crayons, face painting, painting porcelain, making chalk, and water coloring. Basically, it is a paradise for young children.
The Lucky Art corporation started in Yilan in 1990, and has four factories worldwide, two in Taiwan, and one in Shanghai and Vietnam.
The factory in Yilan produces over 1.5 million crayons per day.
In 2008, the Lucky Art corporation opened its tourist crayon factory, which now sees more than 200,000 visitors per year.
In 2017, the crayon castle was expanded to double its size, and added a parking lot that can accommodate over 200 cars.
General DIY (4 activities and 100 NT coupon): 250 NT per person
Chalk DIY: 150 NT per person
Watercolor DIY: 350 NT per person
Paint Porcelain: 160 NT per person
Price for children under 90 CM: free
8:30 AM to 6PM
(Tickets not sold after 4 PM. Sessions every half hour.)
How to get there:
By Car: Take National Freeway 5 south until it ends. You will see the Crayon Factory on your right as the road becomes the Haishan West Road.
By Train: Take the TRA to Xinma Station (新馬站) and then walk or take a taxi the remaining 500 meters to the crayon factory.
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