From cultural shows to wet and wild water parks, as well as ‘edutainment’ centers, there are many points of interest to keep everyone from toddlers to teens occupied.
Whether you’re travelling to Bangkok as a stopover or coming to stay for a month – you’ll have these many options for some family fun in the capital of Thailand at the very least!
1. Make your favourite hot pot at the hot pot lab! – Shabu Lab Thailand
Who doesn’t love a steaming pot of hot pot? Especially if you can adjust the taste and ingredients to your own preference!!
Create the perfect hot pot broth by mixing flavours in your own pot, with flavors like Mala (spicy), Tom Jaew (sour), and Sukiyaki (sweet) to choose from.
When you’ve perfected your broth, feel free to pour in all your meat and veggies in for the perfect pot of goodies.
Don’t forget to dip your meat and veggies in your favourite dipping sauce before eating them too! But if you do forget, then don’t worry. This buffet-style hot pot restaurant gives you unlimited time, means you can always try again until you’ve perfected your hot pot broth! 😀
Shabu Lab Thailand
Price:From 379 Baht / approx. USD $11.91 Address: 430/11-12 Siam Square Soi 10, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 (Coordinates here) Contact: +66 2 251 7558 Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 9pm
2. Hug and play with corgis to your hearts’ content – Corgi in the Garden
Any corgi fans here? You?! Guess what, you can now pet and cuddle with corgis all you want (while enjoying refreshments) at Corgi in the Garden!
What? You’re asking who exactly you’ll play with? Of course it’s one of the 13 corgis always roaming around the cafe – Dean, Quinn, Porkchop, Pumpkin, Salmon, Bean, Bone, Babycorn, Blossom, Bluebell, Barley, Buttercup, and Marmalade.
If you’re planning to come here, make sure you come at the right times:
Forget the city scene. Take a breather around nature by taking your family to farm-themed restaurants with activities to do too!
To get you started, here are two of the most interesting restaurants in Bangkok: Baan 1000 Mai Cafe & Farm (บ้าน ๑,๐๐๐ไม้ Cafe & Farm) and Montreux café and farm. Not only do they sell food and drinks, farming (and fun!) activities are also available for your family, ensuring you’re never out of things to do while you’re here!
Both farm/restaurants are approximately an hour’s drive away, allowing you to discover a different side of Bangkok as you relax and enjoy the calming vibes of each place.
3. Get your hands and feet dirty (and tummy stuffed!) – Baan 1000 Mai Cafe & Farm (บ้าน ๑,๐๐๐ไม้ Cafe & Farm)
Here’s where you can let your kids learn and interact with the different farm animals at Baan 1000 Mai Cafe & Farm, such as ducklings, chickens, and sheep. There’s also a mini farm where both adults and children can experience planting rice, making century eggs, and watering crops – for those not afraid to get their hands and feet dirty.
Too much farming stuff? Take a break at the pond where you can canoe around while bonding with your young ones. Feeling creative? Head over to the art area where your kids will be able to mold small sculptures and create glass deco.
Don’t forget to recharge your energy at the cafe where you’ll find simple but delicious goodies like baked goods and salads. Organic produce is also available for sale here!
With Baan 1000 Mai Cafe & Farm’s treehouse and swing available for you and your kids to explore, don’t be shocked if your kids suddenly want to build a treehouse back home. 😛
บ้าน ๑,๐๐๐ไม้ Cafe & Farm
Price: From 10 Baht / approx. USD $0.31 Address: 48 Tambon Bang Toei, Amphoe Sam Khok, Chang Wat Pathum Thani 12160 (Coordinates here) Opening hours: Sat-Sunday from 9am to 5pm Contact : +6691 998 2466
4. Experience the true farming life in Bangkok – Montreux café and farm
Want to experience true farming life in Thailand? With rice fields all around Montreux Cafe & Farm, you’ll feel like a farmer in a Thai farming village.
Let your kids try their hand at feeding the chicken and fish, collecting eggs to make salted eggs (and actually making them!), and planting rice. Other activities like colouring plaster dolls, boating, and drawing are also available for you and your kids to try so you’ll never be left out of the fun! 😀
For stomachs growling with hunger, stuff yourself with scrumptious food and refreshing drinks from the restaurant while you enjoy the view of rice paddies.
Not too sure what to eat? There’s a wide array ranging from fried chicken and french fries to spicy Thai glass noodle salad that guarantees you’ll find something to your liking!
If you’ve ever wanted to fly a passenger jet, Flight Experience Bangkok is for you. This aviation entertainment center offers visitors the chance to operate a Boeing 737-800NG flight simulator. For most of us, it’s probably as close as we’re ever going to get to flying the real thing.
This activity is recommended for both children and adults. You’ll be able to practice your take-offs and landings, fly from one city to another or fly around your choice of landmark. (Our vote goes to The Grand Palace.)
If you’ve done this before, add some extra challenges to your simulation such as landing in bad weather or programming the autopilot. This Boeing 737 simulator includes state-of-the-arc technology like a high-tech visual system with a high definition projection onto a 180-degree curved screen.
You can fly into any of the 24,000 737-capable airports during the simulation. This activity is recommended for children above age 11, but it’s sure to be a memorable experience for everyone. As a final note, the simulator can seat 3 people, so you’ll be able to watch your kids either soar like an eagle or crash and burn.
Flight Experience Bangkok
Address: 982/22 Gateway Ekamai Room 2112 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Ekkamai Contact: +6692-529-4616 Opening hours: 10AM – 9PM Price: From 4,000 Baht / USD $127.39
Sure, vacation is supposed to be fun for kids, but what if your kids could learn about the world while still having the time of their lives? Check out these imaginative playlands where your kids might just learn something new on their break from school.
6. What do you want to be when you grow up? – Kidzania
At Kidzania in the Siam Paragon Department Store, kids are faced with a single question: what do you want to be when you grow up? With over 100 activities, Kidzania helps children discover various jobs. They can bottle coca-cola, learn to make hamburgers, roll sushi or fight fires. The possibilities are endless!
Through this process, Kidzania hopes to help children learn financial literacy, social skills, mutual cooperation and respect.
Address: 991 Rama I Road | 5th Floor, Siam Paragon Department Store, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Siam Contact: +6626831888 Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10am-5pm; Weekend/Public holiday & Eve of public holiday 10.30am – 8.30pm Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 640 Baht / USD $20.4; Child entry from 700 Baht / USD $20.19 (rates may vary on weekends and weekdays)
Similar to Kidzania, but for a younger age group, Children’s Discovery Museum encourages children to discover how the world works through hands-on experiences. It’s a great place for inquisitive young minds!
Check out the science gallery to create giant bubbles while you are on the inside, or dig up dinosaur bones like an archaeologist. Just make sure you leave enough time for all the activities!
Children’s Discovery Museum
Address: Soi 4, Kamphaeng Phet Road | Chatuchak,Bangkok, Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Mo Chit. Contact: +6622724500 Opening hours: 10AM – 4PM Entrance Fees: Free
8. Take Advantage of Technology – Imaginia Playland
A newly refurbished technology-centric children’s center located in Emporium Mall, Imaginia Playland strives for a ‘learning through playing’ experience. There’s a thorough range of activities from art to strategic thinking for toddlers all the way to teens.
There are 19 different areas to take advantage of. Among our favorites are the Time Tube Slider, a giant slide between the two levels – and the Wonder Car, which allows kids to paint a life-size model car using the touch of their finger and a computer.
With the perfect location in the center of Bangkok, this is a wonderful rainy day activity.
Address: 622 Soi 24, Sukhumvit Road | Khlong Toei Nuea, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Phrom Phong. Contact: +666648338 Opening hours: Mon – Thur 10AM – 7PM; Fri – Sun 10AM – 8PM Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 200 Baht / USD $5.77; Child entry from 480 Baht / USD $13.85
9. Relax While Your Kids Play and Learn – Playtime Ekamai
On the top floor of Park Lane Mall in Ekamai, Playtime Ekamai is an indoor playground with extra amenities for both adults and kids. There’s a multi-storied traditional play area with slides, but there’s also a trampoline, zipline, obstacle course and various tunnels.
If that isn’t enough, children can also play in the dinosaur excavation site, the rock climbing wall, the balloon pit, the soft ball battle zone or the crafts and cooking stations. For the adults, relax with a foot massage while your children play.
Address: Sukhumvit 63,Sukhumvit Road,Klongtoey Nua,Wattana | 3F Park Lane, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Ekamai. Contact: +662-382-0077-79 Opening hours: Mon – Thur 9AM – 6PM; Fri – Sun 9AM – 7:30PM Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 130 Baht / USD $3.75; Child entry from 250 Baht / USD $7.21
10. Indoor play center or kiddy heaven? – Funarium
Most appropriate for younger children, Funarium is an indoor play center boasting over 2,000 square meters of fun. The area is partitioned into four zones for different age groups.
Toddlers to 4 year-olds have their own safe, soft-padded play pad complete with a mini slide and small ball pit. On the other hand, children 4 years and older have a huge, 2-story structure for jumping, balancing and climbing. There’s also a trampoline, sand pit, puddle pool and a 4-lane racing slide which can also accommodate parents.
For older children, Funarium includes a bicycle/rollerblading rink, a basketball court and a football court.
All of the equipment at the Funarium is serviced and cleaned on a regular basis throughout the day. Should you feel hungry during your time at this children’s destination, there is a restaurant on site.
Because Funarium provides fantastic facilities to keep children safe and active, this is a go-to choice for both tourists and locals with children in Bangkok.
Address: 111/1 Sukhumvit 26, Bangkok 10110 Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Thong Lo. Contact: +6626656555 Opening hours: Mon – Thur 9AM – 6PM; Fri – Sun 9AM – 7PM Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 220 Baht / USD $7; Child entry from 130 Baht / USD $4.20
11. Spend the entire day at Bangkok’s largest indoor playground – HarborLand
Tired dealing with cranky kids? Bangkok has the solution for you! Recently opened in April 2019, we highly recommend bringing your kids to the Mega Bangna branch of Harborland. It boasts 6 different attractions, spoiling your kids with tons of choices to choose from.
Training your kid to be the next world-class race car driver? Start young at Motor City, where your little ones can learn how to drive by driving around the circuit, or even bumping other cars while discovering the joy of driving.
For more active kids, HarborLand also offers other attractions where kids can skate around, exercise their muscles at the jungle gym, or play a laser tag game with their friends/family.
And if your kids are FINALLY feeling famished after playing the entire day, head over to Vistacafe Kids & Family to catch your breath and get some food and drinks.
Not ready to end the day yet? HarborLand’s Happy Care service lets you leave your kids with a babysitter (while you go off and finish your shopping), ensuring the best of both worlds!
Price: From 100 Baht / approx. USD $3.13 Address: 38 , 38/1-3 , 39 หมู่ที่ 6 ถนนบางนา-ตราด, Sukhumvit Rd, Tambon Bang Kaeo, Amphoe Bang Phli, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10540 (Coordinates here) Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 9pm Contact: +6665 848 1000
12. Challenge your limits on two wheelers – Peppermint Bike Park
Ever dreamt of being a daredevil on wheels? Here’s your chance.
Regardless of your age, Peppermint Bike Park has various biking courses scattered around the trail, ranging from challenging paths like the Butterfly Wall Ride and the Drop Zone to beginner-friendly paths.
Those new to off-road cycling (and planning to become serious cyclists) can also request to be introduced to experienced cyclists. Here, you’ll be able to ask for recommendations on biking techniques, bike selections, and classes for mountain biking (for those interested in learning more).
Remember to take a break at one of the cafes at Peppermint Bike Park. Whether you want to be accompanied with a dog, bike, or friends – recuperate after sweating it out on your two wheelers.
Don’t have a bike or helmet on hand? Not a problem. For a fee, you can easily rent one that fits you.
Peppermint Bike Park
Price:From 200 Baht / approx. USD $6.30 (Prices vary per kart) Address: Second floor of RCA Plaza, above Tops Supermarket close to the Petchaburi Road entrance to RCA. (Coordinates here) Contact: +6690 980 1368 Opening hours: Tue-Fri from 11am to 8pm; Sat-Sun & PH from 7am to 9pm (Closed Mondays)
We all know that Bangkok can feel like you’re living in a boiling pot of water. The good news is that you and your family can have fun, and cool off without leaving the city by visiting these awesome water parks!
14. Unlimited water and land rides to your hearts’ content – Siam Park City
There’s no place better to let your bundles of energy play to their hearts’ content than taking them to Siam Park City. As one of the biggest theme parks in Bangkok, it offers all kinds rides at their Adventure Park and Water Park – ready to entertain everyone regardless of their age.
Whether your kids are still young or entering their teens, the park’s various family-friendly rides guarantee a fun-filled day while you’re here. With Adventure Park separated into four sections, categorised by height restrictions, spend your day riding rides that fit you best.
Get your heart pumping as you reach the sky with thrilling roller coaster rides like Vortex and Boomerang. If adrenaline-rushing rides aren’t your thing, test your bravery by entering the horror-themed Big Double Shock. But for the brave, set off on a journey to an alternate world with rides like Jurassic Adventure, Dinotopia, and Africa Adventure.
Whats next? Cool down at the largest waterpark in Asia! Float on your back and laze around at the Floating Pool and Wave Pool. Too slow for your liking? Slide down 7 storeys at Speed Slider and be welcomed with a big splash when you’ve landed.
Most importantly, your tickets give you unlimited access to all the rides and the water park for the entire day! Happy playing! 🙂
Siam Park City
Entrance fees: From 750 Baht / approx. USD $23.51 Address: 203 Suan Siam Rd, Khwaeng Khan Na Yao, Khet Khan Na Yao, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230 (Coordinates here) Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm Contact: +662 919 7200
15. Bangkok’s Secret Water Park – Fantasia Lagoon Water Park
With two identical water parks on top of Mall Bangkae and Mall Bangkapi, Fantasia Lagoon Water Park promises an afternoon of cool fun in downtown Bangkok. The park is split into several different sections, with activities suitable to all ages. There are shallow pools for toddlers to splash around in as well as large water slides for the older members of the family. But if you’re like us, the Lazy River is perfect for hours of relaxation.
There’s even a Pirate Cove area with a pirate ship for exploring! Just don’t spread the word too far. Fantasia Lagoon Water Park is still a bit of a secret!
Fantasia Lagoon Water Park
Address: The Mall Bangkae 275 หมู่ 1 Phetkasem Rd, Bang Khae Nuea, Phasi Charoen, Bangkok 10600 or 3522 Lat Phrao Rd | Klong Chan, Bangkok 10240, Thailand Getting There: The nearest SRT-City station to the Bangkapi location is Ramkhamhaeng, and the nearest BTS station to the Bangkae location is Bang Wa. But you’ll need to use additional private transportation or a tax to reach either from the public transportation stations. Contact: +66 2 363 3119 Opening hours: 10:30AM – 8.30PM Entrance Fees: From 200 Baht / USD $5.77
Previously known as LeoLand, Pororo Aquapark is located in Central Bangna department store. The newly renovated water park includes 9 pools and 4 slides with areas suitable to both children and adults.
The most exciting part of this water park is its water slide which catapults you over the street. You feel like you are suspended over mid-air, but it quickly pulls you back in and deposits you back on the roof in the safety of a pool.
While this water park may not be on the same scale as those found in Hua Hin or Pattaya, it’s certainly worthy of a day of cool fun in Thailand’s capital.
Address: 585 Bagna-Trat Road | Central Plaza Bangna, 6 th Floor, Samut Prakan, Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Udom Suk. There’s a free shuttle from the station to the department store every half an hour. Contact: +6627457377 Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10:30AM – 7PM; Sat – Sun 10AM – 7PM Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 400 Baht / USD $11.54; Child entry from 280 Baht / USD $8.08
17. For the seafood lovers! Fresh seafood galore – Farm Somjai Seafood (ฟาร์มสมใจซีฟู้ดส์)
Any seafood lovers here? If you’re just like me, then you’ll love this place! Surrounded by the sea and canal (Khlong Long), Farm Somjai Seafood offers fresh Thai-style seafood. They farm some of their own seafood, so you’re guaranteed fresh-tasting seafood any time you dine here.
Not sure what to eat? We recommend Thai favorites like Tom Yum Goong, Pla Muk Neung Manao (Steamed Squid with Lime and Garlic), or Homok (Thai Steamed Fish Curry).
Non-spicy options like Crab Curry and Stir-Fried Thai Garlic Shrimp are also available for the kids!
Did you think fresh seafood is all Farm Somjai Seafood has to offer? There’s also a special farm tour here, so you know where all the food served on your table comes from. Kids will be sure to enjoy this part as you get to ride on a speedboat during the tour and when you’re travelling to and from the restaurant.
Farm Somjai Seafood
Price: From 120 Baht / approx. USD $3.76 Address: 57 Soi Rim Khlong Pramong, Khwaeng Tha Kham, Khet Bang Khun Thian, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10150 (Coordinates here) Opening hours: Wed-Sun from 11am to 8pm Contact : +6662 141 4199
18. Eat and shop from wooden boats on a canal – Khlong Lad Mayom Floating Market
Be transported back to the olden days with remnants from old Thailand at Khlong Lad Mayom Floating Market. See traditional wooden boats swimming up and down the canal carrying food and fresh produce available for purchase.
Otherwise, discover grilled seafood, traditional Thai desserts, and other stalls selling food and clothes by the canal.
We recommend a stroll on both sides of the canal to relish the vibes of the floating market. This allows you to fully enjoy the market as you control your pace and ensure that your kids don’t get too tired.
But if you have limited time or your kids are starting to get bored, opt to take one of the boat tours, available for a fee. Not only will you get a quick overview of the market, you’ll also get to experience travelling in one of the wooden boats along the canal! A definite win for both children and adults. 🙂
Khlong Lad Mayom Floating Market
Price: From 40 Baht / approx. USD $1.25 Address: หมู่ที่ 15 30/1 Bang Ramat Rd, Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170 (Coordinates here) Opening hours: Weekends and Public Holidays from 8am to 5pm Contact: +662 422 4270
19. Cool down and get wet! – Flow House Bangkok
Is Bangkok’s heat getting to you? Then you should definitely cool down at Flow House Bangkok! Surf the waves without needing to travel out of town, and enjoy the refreshing water activity (whether or not you fall off your surfboard).
Whether you’ve done it before or are a complete newbie, you’ll have an instructor and the equipment needed to start surfing. All you need to do is come over with a change of clothes to start riding the waves.
Younger kids not brave enough to face the strong waves can head over to the kids’ pool instead, while older kids and adults get on the FlowRider.
When you’re done, or just in need of a short rest, sit around the sun-loungers or the viewing deck while sipping a cool glass of beer (for adults) or milkshake from the Flow Bar.
PS: Don’t forget to take note of how many hours you paid for when visiting to make the most of your time when you’re here.
Flow House Bangkok
Price: 550 Baht (650 Baht after 6pm or on weekends) / approx. USD $16.60 Address: Flow House, A-Square, Sukhumvit Soi 26, Klong-Toey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. (Coordinates here) Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm (last Flowride commences at 9pm) Contact : +662 108 5210
20. Teleport to different worlds and have fun together! – VR1 Bangkok
Say goodbye to big, chunky arcade game machines and hello to state-of-the-art VR games!
At VR1 Bangkok, choose from a wide array of games ranging from shooting games and dance challenges to cooking competitions – as you teleport into the virtual world through your flashy virtual reality glasses and show off your best skills.
Although VR1 Bangkok mainly uses HTC Vive, it also offers Oculus and Playstation VR systems. This, added with its numerous rooms, ensure you and your family can always drop by and play the games you love most!
When you’re done, don’t forget to recharge at the cafe. With fries, soft drinks, and other delicious goodies awaiting you, fuel up before you continue having fun in Bangkok!
Price:650 Baht / USD $19.80 (for the 1st hour per room), 550 Baht / USD $16.70 (for the 2nd hour per room) (price per room) Address: 154 Aneckvanich Building Sukhumvit 55 Bangkok, Thailand (Coordinates here) Contact: +66 80 288 2777 Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 12midnight
Dream World is a large amusement park located on the outskirts of Bangkok. The park has plenty of attractions for all ages.
Older children will enjoy the thrill rides. These include the Skycoaster, the Viking, the Hurricane and the Flying Carpet. All four have elements of fast-paced, stomach-dropping movement.
On the other hand, there are rides like the antique cars, bumper boats and a sightseeing train for smaller children.
If you’re looking to cool off, there are two options. First, you might enjoy the water rides such as the Super Splash or the Grand Canyon. But the second option is our absolute favorite! Snow Town is an indoor play area, complete with real snow!
You can bundle up in provided jackets then take turns sledding down the hill or building snowmen. Who would have thought that you could play with real snow in downtown Bangkok?!
At the end of the day, take a sunset ride on the cable cars. Then catch a lift back to your hotel as you reflect on all the fun you had at Dream World Bangkok.
Address: Moo 1 62 Rungsit-Ongkarak Road (Kilometer 7th) | Bueng Yitho, Thanyaburi 12130, Thailand Getting There: Dream World is unfortunately not located near Bangkok’s public transportation systems. It is close to Don Mueang International Airport, and you can reach it through a complicated bus system. However, it is far more convenient to purchase a package which includes transfers from your hotel. Contact: +66 (2) 2 577-8666 and +66 (2) 2 991-6523 Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM – 5PM; Sat – Sun 10AM – 7PM Entrance Fees: From 1000 Baht / USD $28.85
22. Get Your Next Profile Picture – Art in Paradise
If you’ve every wanted to be a part of a painting, you can do just that at Art in Paradise. This easy-to-reach interactive art gallery features 2 stories of 3D masterpieces. These are painted on the walls and floors with superb accuracy and shading to make it look like you can just walk right into them!
As a visitor, you’ll be invited to participate in upwards of a dozen scenes including Stairway to Hell, the Coronation of an Emperor and Ride a Flying Carpet.
It can be a bit overwhelming at first, but the game is to find the best pose for each scene. There are hundreds of possibilities and you’ll see that every guest is trying to get the best pic. On most of the paintings, arrows have been placed to show the best angle and pose. The results are stunning!
So, if you’re ready for a new profile picture of you and your family, get yourselves to Art in Paradise.
Art in Paradise
Address: Ratchadapisek Road, Din Daeng,Din Daeng, Bangkok, Thailand 10400 Getting There: The nearest MRT station is Thailand Cultural Centre. Contact: +6626609130 Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 400 Baht / USD $12.70; Child entry from 200 Baht / USD $6.4
When it comes to toys, there’s no better place to turn to than the Tooney Museum. The museum features a variety of toys, mostly new but with some antiques mixed in. There’s Woody and Buzz from the Toy Story, the Joker and Batman and even Barbie.
The museum was started by a private collector. His collection eventually became so impressive that he couldn’t keep it to himself any longer. So he built this 800 square meter facility to share all of his toys with the public.
The toys are separated into different categories to make for easy viewing.
On top of the fascinating displays, there’s also a small cafe just outside. And for those who would like to start their own toy collection, a shop selling many of the items seen in the museum is also on the premise. Even if you don’t make it to the museum, you can still shop online at their website.
Address: 69 275 M.1, Soi Si Saman 8, Si Saman Rd.,Pak Kret 11120, Thailand Getting There: The museum is located near Don Mueang International Airport. You can reach the museum using public buses, but it is far better to catch a taxi or use your own private transportation. Contact: +66863370136 Opening hours: Fri – Sun 10AM – 8PM Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 250 Baht / USD $8; Child entry from 200 Baht / USD $6.4
24. Immerse Yourself in Thai Culture – Siam Niramit
After dining and shopping, seeing a show is the next major thing to do in Bangkok, and Siam Niramit is the perfect cultural performance for you and your family.
In fact, Siam Niramit is regarded as the largest cultural performance in Bangkok. Opened in 2005, the auditorium can accommodate up to 2,000 standing spectators. The backstage staff consists of nearly 300 people and the stang is almost 65 meters wide and 40 meters deep, making it one of the world’s largest stages.
The nearly two-hour show boasts gorgeous costumes, great actors, real animals, big sets, water play, fireworks and high-tech special effects. A variety of Thai cultures are demonstrated throughout the 80-minute show.
Before you head to the performance, make sure you have enough time to visit the cultural village around the theater. There is a Thai massage area, a snack area, handicrafts for sale and cottages to represent various districts in Thailand.
If you wish to enjoy dinner and a show, a buffet dinner is available for purchase prior to the start of the show.
Do note that cameras are not allowed in the theater so it’s best to leave yours in your hotel room.
Address: 19 Tiamruammit Road, Bangkok 10320,Thailand Getting There: The nearest MRT station is Thailand Cultural Center Contact: +6626499222 Opening hours: The show starts at 8:00PM Daily Price: Tickets from 1500 Baht / USD $43.27
25. Snap a Selfie with a Celebrity – Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Have you ever wanted to sit on the Queen of England’s throne? Or act like the president in the Oval Office? How about meeting a movie star?
You can do all of these things without leaving Bangkok. That’s right! You only need to visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to fulfill all of your dreams.
This museum is full of wax figures representing the most famous celebrities, including President Obama, the Queen of England, Vin Diesel, Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams and David Beckham. Guests are free to approach and pose with the wax figures. This is the perfect time to get a photo with the celebrity you or your family have always dreamed of meeting.
PS: if you plan to visit both the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, be sure to enquire about combination tickets. These usually save you a bit of money on general admission to both attractions.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Address: 989 Rama 1 | 6th Floor, Siam Discovery Shopping Center, Bangkok 10300, Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Siam. Contact: +6626580060 Opening hours: 10AM – 9PM Entrance Fees: From 650 Baht / USD $20.70
26. Swim with Sharks – Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
On the bottom two floors of the new Siam Paragon Centre in Bangkok, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World might just be the most marine-tastic experience you’ll have in Thailand’s capital.
The Sea Life center hosts more than 30,000 marine animals, including but not limited to seals, ragged-tooth sharks, leafy sea dragons, blue-ringed octopus, stingrays, giant spider crabs, leopard sharks and more.
Ocean World is one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia and “edutainment” centers in Bangkok.
Upon entry to Ocean World, you’ll be introduced to seven different marine environments starting with the “Weird and Wonderful.” Then you’ll explore the “Open Ocean,” “Rainforest,” “Deep Reef,” “Rocky Shore,” “Sea Jellies,” and “Living Ocean.”
Walking through these environments may be adventure enough for some. But for those looking to get a little more up close and personal with the marine life, Ocean World offers a diving adventure into their 2.8 million liter oceanarium.
During the experience, you’ll come face-to-face with marine life while being guided by fully qualified instructors.
If you don’t feel like getting wet, yet still want to get closer to the animals, consider a ride in the glass-bottomed boat.
This will take you over the oceanarium so you can observe the sharks, rays and fish below. Alternatively, sign up for one of the organized tours with aquatic life experts who guide you through the aquarium and answer all of your most pressing questions.
We’re sure your children will be asking to return to the aquarium again and again after a visit to Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World!
Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
Address: Siam Ocean World Co., Ltd.; B1-B2 Floor, Siam paragon; 991 Rama 1 Road; Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Siam. Contact: +6626872000 Opening hours: 10AM – 9PM Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 890 Baht / USD $28.34; Child entry from 710 Baht / USD $22.61
If you’re in the mood to open the throttle but are restricted by Bangkok’s traffic, EasyKart is the perfect solution for your adrenalin needs. This indoor go-karting track in downtown Bangkok is suitable for all ages. You can race with (or against) your kids.
There are three sizes of kart for different experience levels, ranging from 100CC to 270CC with a maximum speed of 60 kilometers per hour. Each race lasts 8 minutes and the necessary safety equipment is provided and required.
The track itself will keep you on your toes. There are several sharp turns and a few stretches where you can really test the speed of your machine.
This track is technologically advanced too. Your lap times are recorded on an electronic board overhead, and each driver is given a printout of the times after the race.
If you want to sit a race out but still cheer on your family and friends, head up to the observation deck where you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the action!
Address: 31//11 RCA Plaza, 2nd Floor, Rama 9 Road, Bangkapi, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10320 Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Petchaburi and the nearest MRT station is Rama 9. Contact: +66 2-203-1224-25 Opening hours: 1PM – 12AM Price: From 450 Baht / USD $12.98
[CLOSED] 28. Creativity even your kids will appreciate! – Bangkok NANTA Theatre
NANTA Cooking show originally began in South Korea. The show is still very popular in that country and has been running for over 16 years! Because of its success, NANTA has been able to begin performing in several Asian countries, including Thailand.
The performance consists of a bland of acrobatics, musical magic, dance, comedy and mime as a part of the Korean percussion tradition. In addition, NANTA is a non-verbal performance.
But we haven’t even touched on the coolest part about NANTA yet. The performers are actually chefs preparing a wedding dinner, so all the items used as percussion instruments can be found in the kitchen! This additional element makes NANTA a must-see!
Do note that cameras are not allowed in the theater so it’s best to leave yours in your hotel room.
In addition to musical performances, NANTA also features interactive sessions with the audience. All visitors can participate, so be ready to get your percussion on!
Bangkok NANTA Theatre
Address: 31/9 Soi Soonvijai, New Petchburi Rd | Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, RCA Plaza Bldg, 1F, Bangkok 10310, Thailand Getting There: The nearest MRT station is Petchburi. Contact: +6626414407 Opening hours: The show starts at 8:00PM daily (except first Monday of the month) Price: Tickets from 1451 Baht / USD $46.21
Perhaps you’ve ridden a 4D ride at an amusement park (like Dinosaur Planet). The 4DX at Paragon is similar to those rides, but it takes the 4D experience to a new level. By that we mean, it gives entire Hollywood films an extra ‘D.’
The theater itself is slightly larger than normal, and you might notice some extra features as you sit down. For example, there are speakers surrounding your head and what looks like the barrel of a water gun protruding from the seatback in front of you.
These additions make the 4D experience possible. As you watch your film of choice, the theater will be filled with different scents, you’ll be sprayed with water, fog will lift from the screen, your seat will tilt and vibrate, and you’ll get blasted with strong winds, just as if you were actually in the movie.
Combine this with normal 3D and you have one of the world’s best movie experiences at your fingertips.
4DX @ Paragon
Address: Paragon Cineplex 6th Fl., Siam Paragon | Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Siam. Contact: +66212946356 Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM Price: From 500 Baht / USD $14.42
30. The Landmark in the Sky – Asiatique Sky Ferris Wheel
Newly built in 2012, the Asiatique Sky Ferris Wheel quickly became a landmark on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It was originally supposed to be a temporary attraction, but its popularity demanded that it become a more permanent fixture.
We can understand why. The views from the top are spectacular, particularly at night.
Most cabins fit 4 people. If you are a couple or a group of 3, plan to sit with others. Those who would prefer a private cabin can pay more for the privilege. There is also a very secretive VIP experience with its own special cabin with a glass bottom and the ability to cut the line.
On each ride, you’ll get three full loops plus a partial loop for loading and unloading.
This activity is suitable for all ages. As an added benefit, you’ll find other rides, a restaurant and some shops near the ferris wheel for your enjoyment.
Asiatique Sky Ferris Wheel
Address: 2194 Charoenkrung Road. | Wat Prayakrai, Bang Kholame, Bangkok 10120, Thailand Getting There: The nearest river ferry pier is Wat Rajsingkorn Contact: [email protected] Opening hours: 5PM – 12AM Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 400 Baht / USD $12.74; Child entry from 250 Baht / USD $8
31. Where the Handicraft Magic Happens – Bangkok Doll Factory and Museum
Marionette dolls have a ubiquitous presence in Thai handicraft markets. Yet only the rare tourist knows their significance. You can be one of these people after a visit to the Bangkok Doll Factory and Museum.
This small museum showcases a variety of handmade dolls sporting costumes from around the world. Most of the dolls are the creation of Khunying Thongkorn Chantha Wimol, a well-known Thai doll maker.
Many of the 400 traditional Thai dolls found in the museum draw on Thai mythology and history for their shape and outfits.
For many guests, a highlight of the visit are the dolls representing the characters of Khon Dance Drama, which depicts the forces of good and evil.
At the end of the museum, you’ll see professional doll makers working their craft. These dolls are available for purchase and order should you with to take a piece of the Bangkok Doll Factory and Museum home with you.
Bangkok Doll Factory and Museum
Address: 85 Soi Ratchataphan, Bangkok 10400,Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Sanam Pao. Contact: +6622453008 Opening hours: 8AM – 5PM Entrance Fee: Free
32. Who doesn’t love a good trampoline park? – Amped Trampoline Park
Newly opened in March 2016, Amped is Bangkok’s newest trampoline park. With a convenient location, great equipment and an uncrowded atmosphere, Amped may also be the best trampoline park in the capital city.
At the entrance, you’ll look onto the play area where there are several interconnected trampolines to bounce between. There’s also a foam pit set next to a large trampoline. Everyone can flip and somersault from the trampoline into the pit below.
Toward the back of the area, there are two extremely bouncy trampolines. Here the staff will gladly show you how to bounce and flip off the walls.
And if you need more of a challenge than just jumping and flipping, Amped Trampoline Park also boasts a dodgeball area, a rock climbing wall, a spider climb, a slide and a tightrope surrounded by a foam pit.
Admission to the trampoline park is paid by the hour. You will be given a color wristband which indicates when you hour starts and is finished. Bring the whole family for an hour of exercise and fun!
Amped Trampoline Park
Address: 36/3 Soi Sukhumvit 69 | Chavanich, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Phra Khanong. Contact: +6621367858 Opening hours: 10AM – 9PM Entrance Fees: From 230 Baht / USD $6.64
33. Get Your Board Game On – More Than A Game Cafe
Do you love board games as much as we do? If so, you’re going to love More Than a Game Cafe. This is Bangkok’s largest board game cafe and is the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon.
Featuring hundreds of board games for hourly rental, you’re sure to find your favorite game from years gone by or discover a new favorite. In the latter case, most of the board games in the cafe can be purchased. From Settlers of Catan to translated Thai classics, we’d be surprised if your family didn’t play multiple games during your visit.
If the kids aren’t quite sure about board game strategy, More Than a Game Cafe offers tailored workshop sessions for each game.
Because of the sheer number of games on offer, picking one is an exciting yet confusing affair. Staff are on hand to help in selecting the perfect game for your family. The cafe also serves an extensive menu of drinks, sweets and sandwiches.
If you’ve got a competitive streak, perhaps it’s best not to play against your family. Instead, the cafe runs frequent events and competitions for board game fans. Just check out their facebook page for the most up-to-date schedule.
More Than A Game Cafe
Address: I’M Park Mall, Soi Chulalongkorn 1, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Getting There: The nearest BTS station is National Stadium and the nearest MRT station is Hua Lamphong. Contact: +6627127455 Opening hours: 10AM – 9PM Price: From 50 Baht / USD $1.44 per hour (more details on the hourly package please refer to the website)
Like any family, the other members can occasionally get on your nerves. Rather than duke it out in a screaming match, take your frustrations to LazGam. New in 2016, this family-friendly attraction claims to be Bangkok’s only real laser tag experience.
There are several different ways to play, but most commonly, you’ll be split into two teams to battle each other. Otherwise, you can play “Solo Play” which is essentially every man for himself.
The game is fairly easy. Run through a darkened obstacle course in order to shoot your opponents using laser guns. You will most likely be shot, but don’t worry.
This only takes you out of the game for 3 seconds. Points are awarded for each accurate shot and deducted when you are hit. At the end of the game, you’ll be able to see who shot you and where you were shot. Our competitive spirit tells us the winner in your family may have gloating rights until your next trip to LazGam.
Because of the nature of the game, LazGam is only open to children age 7 or older.
Address: Holiday Inn, 5th Floor, 1 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Getting There: The nearest BTS stations are Asok and Phrom Phong. Contact: +6626637703 Opening hours: 12PM – 10PM Price: From 499 Baht / USD $16 (subjected to weekend surcharge of 100 Baht)
35. Escape the city and go cycling with the family – Wachira Benchathat Park (Rot Fai Park)
Known by three names, Suan Rot Fai, Wachira Benchathat Park and Railway Park, this green plot of land forms the perfect escape from Bangkok’s busy streets.
The first thing you need to know, is that there’s plenty to do within the park, from family cycling, to visiting Bangkok’s only insectarium and butterfly garden.
Wonderfully relaxing, you’re unlikely to encounter another tourist in Wachira Benchathat Park. This hidden gem is unknown to most, yet its location (near the busy Chatuchak Market) and cool atmosphere make it a great family retreat.
Suan Rot Fai used to be a golf course belonging to the Thai authorities. Not long ago, it joined two other parks in the area as a public landscape. Today, it encompasses 150 acres of greenery.
A winding, three-kilometer track is ideal for getting your exercise. Walkers, joggers and those pushing strollers navigate half the path.
The other half is reserved for cyclists. If you’d like to cycle around the park, shops near the entrance of the park rent bicycles complete with child seats for about 30 Baht (USD $0.87) per day!
If water sports are more your style, paddleboats and canoes can be rented for a scenic paddle on the lake. These run about 50 Baht (USD $1.45) per hour.
Other family-friendly destinations within the park include tennis and basketball courts, a children’s playground and Bangkok’s only insectarium and butterfly garden.
Wachira Benchathat Park (Rot Fai Park)
Address: Kampaeng Phet 3 Road | Lad Yao, Chatuchak,Bangkok 10900, Thailand Getting There: Take the MRT Blue Line to Phahon Yothin Station or Chatuchak Park Station. Alternatively take the BTS to Mo Chit Station. Contact: +6625379221 Opening hours: 5AM – 9PM Entrance Fees: None
Now that you’ve got more than two dozen options for a family holiday in Bangkok, pack your bags and head on over to Thailand’s City of Angels.
You’re going to need more than a week to try all of these 28 family-fun activities!
Are there more family-friendly activities in Bangkok? Let us know in the comments below!
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