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.
Please see below:
I have been to the Taipei Children's Amusement Park a few times, with both older and younger kids. I have two young children of my own, and it is a great thing to have this kind of amusement park so close in Taipei City.
On weekends the park is usually packed with people.
The entrance fee is just 30 NT, and you can swipe your Easy Card.
Wait times for each ride in minutes...it was a busy day.
Height restrictions for each ride.
Entrance to the park as seen from the inside.
View of the main courtyard and some of the rides.
There is a small indoor portion which has some arcades, bumper cars, and restaraunts.
View of the restaurant area.
There is also a small water park where you can ride boats and squirt water.
A large metal slide (requires a fee to ride).
Another view of the park, including the swinging pirate ship and playground.
There is also a place for kids to drive little electric cars (parents can also control by remote).
View of the roller coaster and monorail.
The long line to the Ferris wheel.
View of the monorail from inside the Ferris wheel.
Another view of the Ferris Wheel.
You can see the roller coaster and the Wave Swinger (Radial Swinging Chairs).
View of the carousel, waterpark, and main entrance.
Another view of the Wave Swinger (Radial Swinging Chairs) and spinning chairs.
View of the indoor facility.
View of the central park.
Another view looking south.
View of the science center next door.
Looking into the Ferris wheel.
Looking down at the monorail station.
View of the nearby Meilun Park.
View of Yangminshan and China Culture University on the mountain.
View of the playground and sand pit.
Another view of the pirate ship, water park, and carousel.
Closeup view of the carousel.
View of kids playing in the sand pit.
Another full view of the park.
Drop Tower Free Fall.
Swinging Pirate Ship.
Waiting for the monorail.
View from the monorail.
TONS of people waiting for the Ferris wheel. We also probably waited 20 minutes to ride the monorail.
Another view of the park from the Monorail.
View of the indoor park from the monorail.
The monorail doesn't move very fast.
Blurry image of spinning teacups.
Another blurry image of more inside rides.
Spinning wheel and rocket ship ride.
That's it! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more of our blogs about Taipei to come.
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