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Fun place for toddlers: New Children's Amusement park

 To celebrate the start of the school year for the children, we finally took them to the New Children's Amusement park for the rides.

Getting here is pretty straightforward, the red line will take you to Shilin stop and there are several buses that will get you there.

By Metro & bus

  • MRT Jiantan Station Exit 3 -> Bus 41, Red 30, “Taipei Children’s Amusement Park Line 2” or 529 (No service on weekends and national holidays)-> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park
  • MRT Shilin Station Exit 1 -> Bus 255 shuttle, Red 30, 620 or “Taipei Children’s Amusement Park Line 1” (No service on weekdays) -> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park
  • MRT Zhishan Station Exit 1 -> Bus “Taipei Children’s Amusement Park 1” (No service on weekdays) -> Taipei Children’s Amusement Park

The tickets are seriously cheap to get in, it’s free for kids under 6 and 30NT ($1USD) for adults. However, each individual ride's costs are not factored into this entrance fee.

The park is open Monday-Sunday with different closing hours, but pretty much you should be there when they open at 9 a.m. on the weekends to avoid the long lines.

For most of the rides there are height restrictions, but if your children are over 95 cm they should be able to ride on most of the rides. The park has detailed maps and descriptions of the rides: Taipei Children’s Amusement Park-Rides (

We love that there’s the water dispensers near the bathrooms and trash cans!

For rainy days the sand pit is covered and there are the inside playground that are like the government parent kids play centers here also.

We go to the amusement park periodically so here's an updated video: