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Not always thought of as the most family-friendly city, Bangkok has a lot to offer under-18s.

Rather than a necessary stop on your way to the islands or the cultural north, the Thai capital will be firmly on your itinerary after you discover these 27 kid-centric attractions.

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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 traveling to Bangkok as a stop-over or coming to stay for a month – you’ll have at least 24 options for some family fun in the capital of Thailand!

1. Ride a Raptor – Dinosaur Planet Bangkok

Newly opened in March 2016, Dinosaur Planet is bringing the Mesozoic Era to downtown Bangkok. The “edutainment” center combines the thrill rides of a theme park with an educational slant.

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One of the most popular attractions, the 4D Deep-World takes you underground on a 4D adventure where you’ll meet T-Rex! On the other hand, the ferris wheel lifts you high above the street level for a fantastic view of the Bangkok skyline.

Stars of Dino and Dino Farm are great for kids. Here you’ll be able to interact with a set of robotic dinosaurs and children can take a ride on their favorite gentle giant.

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For a bit more education, head to Dinosaur District where you and your family can learn all about fossils, dinosaur eggs and the history of the dinosaurs.

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Here’s a hot tip: be sure to stay into the evening. After the sun goes down, the Great Volcano and Extinction Live Show entertains audiences with a light show while dinosaurs fight for survival.

Here’s another hot tip: Because we’ve heard reports of long lines and busy attractions at the weekend, we definitely suggest you check out Dinosaur Planet Bangkok during the week.

Dinosaur Planet Bangkok

Address: 544/1 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Getting There: The nearest BTS stop is Phrom Phong Station.
Contact: +66631676975
Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM
Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 600 Baht / USD $17.36; Child entry from 400 Baht / USD $11.57

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2. Feed the Barnyard – Alpaca View

An unusual and definitely family-friendly destination, Alpaca View is a petting zoo, karaoke joint, farm and restaurant all rolled into one.

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Upon reaching the farm, you’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the Eiffel Tower.

There are models resembling farm houses, Nintendo characters and elephants scattered throughout. Every way you turn, there’s something new to fascinate the children.

Thai food is served in the restaurant, but the main attraction is the animals. Of course, there are alpacas galore. For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting an alpaca, be forewarned. They spit.

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There’s also sheep, donkeys, goats, ducks, rabbits and piglets to see. For 20 Baht (USD $0.57) you can buy a bottle of milk to feed the piglets. Alternatively, spend 40 Baht (USD $1.14) and you’ll have food or carrots for the donkeys, sheep, rabbits or alpacas.

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Finally, if this whole experience has put you in the mood to sing “Old McDonald Had A Farm,” head over to the karaoke booth where you can yodel the night away.

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All together, Alpaca View makes an evening of fun for any family visiting Bangkok

Alpaca View

Address: Lad Prao Wanghin Rd, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230
Getting There: Take the MRT to Lad Phrao Station then hop in a taxi to the address above.
Contact: +660853322255
Opening hours: 5PM – 2AM
Price: Thai Dishes from 150 Baht / USD $4.35

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3. Soar Like An Eagle – Flight Experience Bangkok

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.

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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.

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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: +66846142694
Opening hours: 9AM – 10PM
Price: From 4,550 Baht / USD $131.25

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4. Combine Learn and Play – Kids’ Edutainment

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.

4-a. 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!

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Through this process, Kidzania hopes to help children learn financial literacy, social skills, mutual cooperation and respect.

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Kidzania

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 9AM – 5PM; Sat – Sun 10:30AM – 8:30PM
Entrance Fees: Adult entry from 420 Baht / USD $12.12; Child entry from 700 Baht / USD $20.19

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4-b. Hands-on Fun – Children’s Discovery Museum

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!

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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

4-c. 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.

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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.

Imaginia Playland

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

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4-d. Relax While Your Kids Play and Learn – Playtime Ekkamai

On the top floor of Park Lane Mall in Ekkamai, Playtime Ekkamai 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.

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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.

Playtime Ekkamai

Address: Sukhumvit 63,Sukhumvit Road,Klongtoey Nua,Wattana | 3F Park Lane, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Ekkamai.
Contact: +66023820077
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

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5. Cool Off! – Bangkok’s Water Parks

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!

5-a. 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.

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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!

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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: +66024871000
Opening hours: 10:30AM – 10PM
Entrance Fees: From 200 Baht / USD $5.77

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5-b. Slide Over the City – Pororo Aquapark

Previously known as LeoLand, Pororo Aquapark is located in Central Bangnga department store. The newly renovated water park includes 9 pools and 4 slides with areas suitable to both children and adults.

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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.

Pororo Aquapark

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

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6. Play in a Winter Wonderland – Dream World

Dream World is a large amusement park located on the outskirts of Bangkok. The park has plenty of attractions for all ages.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Dream World

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: +6625331152
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM – 5PM; Sat – Sun 10AM – 7PM
Entrance Fees: From 1000 Baht / USD $28.85

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7. 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!

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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.

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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 300 Baht / USD $8.65; Child entry from 200 Baht / USD $5.77

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8. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth – Mr. Jones’ Orphanage

Perhaps the most delectable entry on this list of family fun activities in Bangkok, Mr. Jones’ Orphanage isn’t exactly your typical orphanage – it’s actually a really cool cafe!

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This cake shop has an astounding array of sweets. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw all of the goodies!

From the M&M Kit Kat cake to the strawberry sponge cake, we don’t know how you’ll pick just one cake to try. There are a couple dozen options, at least.

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The “Orphanage” is overflowing with teddy bears and wooden trains, a childhood dream come true. Even the coffee comes out with a teddy bear design.

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Today, there are several branches of Mr. Jones’ Orphanage in malls throughout Bangkok. However, the original still holds a dear spot in the hearts of those who have been visiting Mr. Jones’ Orphanage for years. Try it on your next trip to Bangkok to start your own coffee and cake tradition.

Mr. Jones’ Orphanage

Address: 251/1 Thonglor Soi 13 | G Floor, Seen Space, Bangkok
Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Thong Lo
Contact: +6621852378
Opening hours: 10AM – 12AM
Price: Cakes from 104 Baht / USD $3.00

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9. Toy Fans Rejoice – Tooney Museum

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.

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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.

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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.

Tooney Museum

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 150 Baht / USD $4.33; Child entry from 100 Baht / USD $2.86

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10. 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.

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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.

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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.

Siam Niramit

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

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11. 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.

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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 590 Baht / USD $17.02

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12. 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.

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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 the largest aquarium in the whole of Southeast Asia and one of the largest “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.

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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 450 Baht / USD $12.98; Child entry from 280 Baht / USD $8.08

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13. Feel the Need for Speed – EasyKart

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.

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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.

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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!

EasyKart

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: +66860280880
Opening hours: 1PM – 12AM
Price: From 450 Baht / USD $12.98

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14. Have a Sing-Along – Playhouse Magical Cabaret

It wouldn’t be a list of things to do in Bangkok without a ladyboy show. While you may question whether this is family-appropriate, Playhouse Magical Cabaret is less cabaret and more performance dance, making it safe for the whole family.

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Recently settled into their new location in Suan Lum Night Bazaar, the show includes a huge range of genres such as musicals, singing, dance, magic and humor. Many of the song and dance numbers are set to well-known hits, making the performance fun and memorable to all.

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And don’t get us started on the costumes! Each and every performance features another gorgeous outfit. The singers and dancers glitter as they move across the stage.

The venue itself is small, but perfectly laid-out to give everyone in the house a good view. The new technology used at the Bazaar Theater serves to add to the mystique of the show.

Overall, if you and your family would like to see a ladyboy and cabaret show in Bangkok, it has to be the Playhouse Magical Cabaret.

Playhouse Magical Cabaret

Address: 5 Suan Lum Night Bazaar C floor Ratchadaphisek Ratchadaphisek Rd, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
Getting There: The nearest MRT station is Lat Phrao.
Contact: +666622150571
Opening hours: Showtimes at 7:00PM and 8:30PM
Price: Tickets from 1200 Baht / USD $34.62

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15. 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.

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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 Tuesday through Sunday
Price: Tickets from 1100 Baht / USD $31.73

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16. It’s more than just 3D! – 4DX @ Paragon

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.’

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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.

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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

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17. 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.

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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.

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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 300 Baht / USD $8.65; Child entry from 200 Baht / USD $5.77

Website

18. 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.

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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.

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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

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19. 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.

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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.

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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

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20. 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.

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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.

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For older children, Funarium includes a bicycle/rollerblading rink, a basketball court and a football court.

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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.

Funarium

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 110 Baht / USD $3.17; Child entry from 200 Baht / USD $5.77

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21. Test Your Puzzle-Solving Skills – Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok

At Bangkok’s best escape game, you’ll have to test your puzzle solving skills in order to survive. These types of attractions are booming worldwide, and Bangkok is one of the best places to try out this phenomenon.

During the game, you’ll have to channel your inner detective to solve a series of riddles and puzzles as well as find hidden clues in order to escape from the locked room.

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The Escape Hunt Experience in Bangkok has several different puzzles including Bangkok Blackmail and the Legend of the Naga. All of the games last a maximum of 55 minutes, but if you’re good, you’ll be done in less time than that.

While Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok is fun for the whole family, we can imagine that small children may find this to be a scary and difficult environment.

Can your family escape before time runs out?

Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok

Address: 399, Sukhumvit Road, Asok Junction | Level B2, Interchange (Citibank) Tower, Bangkok 10110,Thailand
Getting There: The nearest BTS station is Asok and the nearest MRT station is Sukhumvit.
Contact: +6626112828
Opening hours: 9:30AM – 8:30PM
Price: From 1800 Baht / USD $51.93 for 2 people

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22. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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23. Battle in the Dark with Lazer Tag! – LazGam

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

LazGam

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 350 Baht / USD $10.10

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24. 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.

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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.

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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 25 family-fun activities!

Are there more family-friendly activities in Bangkok? Let us know in the comments below!

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