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Written by Baia Dzagnidze
Co-written by Anne Scott
Edited by Dawn Pillay

If you ask anyone around about Pattaya, chances are they will tell you not to bring your family there. While Pattaya is known to have some of the best nightlife there is, what most don’t know about are the fun family-friendly attractions available.

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We did our research and found out that Pattaya is more than just its nightlife. There are plenty of fun things to do around the area with the family too.

And if you think that’s not true, just look at the list of 19 family-friendly activities in Pattaya below and we’ll prove you wrong. :p

1. Visit a magical ice kingdom! – Frost Magical Ice of Siam

Newly opened in October 2016, this exciting winter escape in Pattaya is one that will undoubtedly thrill the kids.

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Indulge in the wintry -10ºC temperature as you walk around marvelling at ice sculptures based off Thai culture and attractions.

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It’s an unexpectedly magical experience with mythical Thai ice creatures that almost look like they’re prowling around grounds.

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Apart from the adventurous ice walk, there’s also a waterslide and the Love Ice Bar onsite. Get deliciously icy drinks here to top off the fun and chilly experience!

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Frost Magical Ice of Siam

Address: Kratinglai – Pattaya
Contact: 063-669-4559
Opening hours: 9am to 8pm
Price: 600 Baht / USD $ (Adult), 500 Baht / USD $ (Children aged 4-12), Free for children below 3

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2. Get creative and enjoy a DIY Pizza Buffet with the kids – Pizza Plaza Pattaya

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At this all-you-can-eat pizza plaza, the whole family gets to have fun together! Make and bake your own mini pizzas from scratch in cute ovens on your tables.

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First, you’ll get a wooden plate and a bowl of cheese, and your choice of tomato or sweet and spicy tomato sauce. Then, head to the toppings area to get your pizza base and put your favourite toppings in the cups provided!

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The kids will enjoy designing their pizzas with different toppings, and you won’t have to worry about waiting too long for your pizzas to cook. It takes about 3 minutes to cook a pizza, and your children will be able to safely cook their own pizzas (with parental supervision of course).

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Apart from pizzas, there are other all-you-can-eat items available in the buffet – from lip-smacking chicken wings and spring rolls, to soups, salads and lasagna. There’s also desserts like waffles, ice cream and more!

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Don’t forget to take fun family photos at this modern-retro classic diner, it’ll be a great memory to take home from your family vacay. 😛

PS: There’s a little play area for the kids here too, if they get bored – but we highly doubt it.

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Pizza Plaza Pattaya

Address47/72-73 Welcome Town, Moo 9, Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20150, Thailand
Contact+66 90 558 8221
Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 9pm
PriceFor the 1h 15min pizza buffet – USD $12 / 399 Baht (adults); USD $3.90 / 129 Baht (kids from 101-120cm); USD $5.70 / 189 Baht (kids from 121-140cm); FREE for kids under 100cm!

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3. Slip and Slide With Your Favorite Cartoons – Cartoon Network Amazone

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Thailand is blessed to be home to the world’s first and (so far) only Cartoon Network themed park. Lucky for those who need to escape Thailand’s hot weather, Cartoon Network Amazone is a huge water park that will definitely cool the family off!

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In this unique cartoon water park, you can enjoy all of your favorite Cartoon Network characters, including the Powerpuff girls and Jake from Adventure Time. (Come during Halloween and have some terrifying fun with them and their Halloween pals too!)

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There’s 5 main water attractions, and 9 main shows going on everyday – this means rides for the whole family, from a kiddie splash pool to intimidatingly tall water slides. A few fan favorites include the Goop Loop where you stand on a trap door which opens below your feet, sending you plunging down into a 12-meter free fall.

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There’s also the Intergalactic Racers which allows your older children to challenge their friends or siblings to a water-filled race down steep water slides.

From Alien Attack (where 2 riders swirl down a 320 meters water coaster ride and battle Swampfire, Cannonbolt and NRG from Ben 10 Ultimate Alien)…

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… to Humungosaur, the first fully themed monster water park ride (where 4 riders seated in 2 person rafts spin down 213 meter twin tracks  before a super crazy vertical drop) – there’s nothing but a crazy day of fun for the family waiting!

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With so much available, Cartoon Network Amazone is a fantastic way to beat the heat and have a memorable holiday experience.

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PS: Adventure Time rides are available for Adventure Time lovers (we know there are plenty of you out there ;P), from Rainfall Rainicorn to Jake Jump, your kids will love you even more for bringing them here!

Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

Address: 888 Moo 8  Najomtien, Chonburi, Thailand 20250. Map here
Contact: +66 (85) 367 1611
Opening hours: 10AM – 6PM
Price/Entrance fees:
Non Thai Residents – 1590 Baht / USD $46 (Adult), 1290 Baht / USD $37 (Child), 1290 Baht / USD $37 (Senior, above 65 years old)
Thai Citizens & Residents – 1290 Baht (Adult), 990 Baht (Child), 990 Baht (Senior, above 65 years old)
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* Children under the age of 3 years old are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
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4. Discover New Latitude Wines – Silver Lake Vineyard

New Latitude Wines are defined as those produced in non-traditional climates. Silver Lake Vineyard and other Thai wineries are pioneers in this type of wine production. Because of the strong coastal sun, rich soil and long growing season, wine production in Thailand has thus far been successful.

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Silver Lake Vineyard is the product of Mr. Surachai Tangjaitrong and Ms. Supansa Nuangpirom who began wine production in 2002. To date, they have produced a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chenin Blanc. Many more varieties are expected in the coming years.

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Today, visitors are more than welcome to visit the facilities. You can just stop by for a tasting or take a tour of the production area.

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In addition to producing tasty wines, Silver Lake Vineyard is also a venue for local and international musicians. The beautiful setting is perfect for large gatherings or intimate concerts. Be sure to check the schedule on their website for more information.

Silver Lake Vineyard

Address: 31/62 Moo 7, Na Jomtien, Pattaya, Chonburi 20250, Thailand
Contact: +66 02-261-6565
Opening hours: 9AM – 6PM (M-F); 8:30AM – 7PM (S-S)
Price/Entrance fees: Entrance is free. Tours from 100 Baht / USD $2.82 without wine or 250 Baht / USD $7.05 with wine.

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5. Inspire Your Kid’s Creativity – Bottle Art Museum

Something your kids will really enjoy, is the creativity at Bottle Art Museum where everything from boats and famous world landmarks have been constructed and shoved into bottles? “But how did they put that in there?” is a question you can expect the kids to ask.

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There are over 300 gorgeous miniatures including Japanese pagodas and plenty of other works on display in bottles of all shapes and sizes!

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A trip to Bottle Art Museum will help to inspire your kids’ creativity and teach them a little more about art – and through the works available, maybe even something about the world around them.

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It’s not only fun but educational at the same time, which makes the perfect family-friendly activity in our books.

PS: Classes are offered, so if your kids have any questions, feel free to join the classes and find out more about what goes into creating these ‘bottle art’.

Bottle Art Museum

Address: 297 / 1-5 Sukhumvit Road, Naklua , Banglamung. Chonburi 20150
Contact: 061-282-3559
Opening hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Entrance fee/Price: 100 Baht / USD $2.80 (Child), 200 Baht / USD $5.70 (Adult)

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6. Baa Baa Black Sheep – Pattaya Sheep Farm

If you’re traveling to Pattaya with children, you won’t want to miss the Pattaya Sheep Farm. Opened in 2013, this is the best place in Thailand to get up close and personal with cuddly baby sheep. As an added bonus, this attraction is affordable for the whole family.

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The Pattaya Sheep Farm is home to dozens of adult and baby sheep with which you are free to interact. Other residents of the farm include ponies, piglets and a selection of birds.

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Upon entry to the farm, you’ll be able to purchase a bottle of milk for 20 Baht (USD $0.60) to feed the baby sheep. Be ready! They will come running as soon as they see the milk.

There is also a pony ride and trampoline to keep children entertained. Parents will love the Barn Steak House where they can enjoy a gourmet meal after a day on the farm.

Want to mix your love of the beach and animals? Then, head to Pattaya Sheep Farm for some cuddly adventures!

Pattaya Sheep Farm

Address: 73/8 Moo 3 | Nong Pla Lai, Banglamung,Pattaya 20150, Thailand
Contact: +66 92 321 6718
Opening hours: 9AM – 7PM
Price/Entrance fees: Entrance from 50 Baht / USD $1.50

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7. Aargh Mateys! – The Admirallica, a Pirate Cruise

Take some advice from Captain Jack Sparrow and join the Admirallica for a day trip of pirate-y fun. This colonial-era galleon is manned by a swashbuckling crew who don’t always play nice. The whole family is sure to enjoy a bucket full of laughs on this unique tour.

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During the pirate-filled day trip, you’ll enjoy breakfast and a buffet lunch on board as well as speedboat tours of Koh Rin, Koh Ped and Monkey Island where children can play games and adults may snorkel, swim or fish.

On the way back to port, a disco foam party allows you to mingle with all your new pirate friends.

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The “Treasure Hung Pirate’s Day Tour” on the Admirallica departs every Saturday from the Ocean Marina Yacht Club at 10AM and arrives back to port at 5:30PM.

Grab your parrot, peg leg or eye patch and board the Admirallica, Thailand’s only pirate-themed cruise.

The Admirallica, a Pirate Cruise

Address: Bali Hai Pier, Pattaya, Thailand
Contact: +66 89 932 1045
Opening hours: 10AM – 5:30PM
Price/Entrance fees: 1600 Baht / USD $45.50 for adults; 800 Baht / $22.75 for children ages 7 – 12; Free for children under the age of 7

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8. Let the Kids Go Wild – Harbor Land Pattaya

This attraction makes us wish we were kids again! Located deep within the Harbor shopping center lies Harbor Land. Many claim this is the largest indoor playground in Asia. We know for sure that it is at least the largest indoor playground in Pattaya.

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From a climbing wall to giant slides, Harbor Land seemingly has it all. Kids can test their skills on tricycles or mini-bikes. There’s also target practice using ball launchers. And many times the staff entertains with silly costumes or small performances. A jungle gym of ropes and swings could keep the kids busy for hours alone.

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In the unlikely event that you or the kids get bored in Harbor Land, Mario Land is located next door. At this children-friendly spot, you can play video and arcade games to your heart’s content. Of course, there are shops, restaurants and an adult-sized slide in Harbor Pattaya for Mom and Dad, too!

Harbor Land Pattaya

Address: Na Kluea, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand
Contact: +66 89 332 1000
Opening hours: 9:30AM – 9PM
Price/Entrance fees: From 250 Baht / USD $7.00 for children shorter than 105cm; 330 Baht / USD $9.35 for children 105-150cm; 380 Baht / USD $10.75 for children taller than 350cm; 150 Baht / USD $4.25 for parents

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9. Wander Through Horticulture History – Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

If you’re a traveler at heart, then you’ll love visiting the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden during your stay in Pattaya. The 2.4 square kilometer park is beautifully landscaped and is perfect for an all-day trip.

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Originally purchased by Khun Pisit and Khun Nongnooch Tansacha in 1954, the gardens have been completely transformed from the mango, orange and coconut fields that once dotted the landscape. After traveling far and wide, the couple decided to recreate some of the flower gardens they’d seen around the world. They also dreamed of building tourist facilities such as Thai-style houses, swimming pools and restaurants.

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Today, their dream is a reality. From a world-class orchid nursery with 670 native varieties to a 17th-Century French garden and a recreation of Stonehenge, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a haven for horticulture enthusiasts.

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Here’s a hot tip! Rent a bicycle at the entrance to the gardens. That way you’ll be able to cover more ground than you ever could by foot.

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You’ll also have the chance to see fascinating cultural shows during your visit. Each day there are Muay Thai demonstrations and Thai dance performances.

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

Address: 34/1 Moo. 7. Na Jomtien District, Sattahip. Chonburi
Contact: +66 (038) 415145
Opening hours: 8AM – 6PM
Price/Entrance fees: Tours from 400 Baht / USD $11.36 for foreigners

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10. Try Horse-riding – Horseshoe Point

For children who have always wanted to try riding a horse, Horseshoe Point provides the equine opportunity to do just that. Located at Horseshoe Point Resort, this riding school provides equestrian training, horse trail riding, and even hosts riding shows too!

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A good way to get up close with these big friendly animals, and teach your children a fun new skill, parents will get to have just as much fun as the kids.

If you’re looking for a fantastic family-friendly place to stay at, you can consider Horseshoe Point Resort as one of the options. It’s a luxury themed resort that not only caters to horse lovers with its riding school, it also has an activities park!

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Choose between ATV rides, paintball, water balloon, pool tables, table tennis and more. Horseshoe Point has quite the list of activities to offer.

Horseshoe Point

Address: 100 Moo 9, Tambon Pong | Amphur Banglamung Chonburi, Pattaya 20150, Thailand
Contact: 66 38 735 050
Entrance fee/Price: From 350 Baht / USD $10 (for a pony ride), from 1000 Baht / USD $28 (for a pony riding class). More information here

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11. Expect the unexpected – Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum

Housing 7 exciting attractions, Pattaya’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is guaranteed to give your older kids (and you) quite the interesting time.

Explore the Believe It or Not and wander through more than 300 strange, beautiful and some shocking exhibits within 10 different galleries. These include torture devices, a real shrunken human head and more.

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If you’re up for it, go through the Haunted Adventure, or Infinity Maze. You won’t want to miss out on the 12D Moving Theatre and Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks too. The 12D Moving Theatre is an adventure simulator ride with 12 effects that allows the audience to not only see in 3D but feel every bump and turn too.

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As for Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, be enthralled with life-like wax figures of famous people and more.

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All in all, your family is in for a good time, and will go home with marvellous tales to share with family and friends.

Disclaimer: Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum can be quite creepy. Do note that it’s not suitable for young children.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum

Address: 3rd floor, Royal Garden Plaza, Pattaya Beach Road
Contact: +66 (0)3 871 0294-8
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ripleysworldpattaya
Opening hours: 11am to 11pm
Entrance fee/Price: From 250 Baht (USD $7)
Tip: Purchase your tickets online one day in advance to get discounts! More information here

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12. A Fun Race for the Family – Pattaya Kart Speedway

One activity you can never go wrong with is gokart racing. It’s thrilling for kids and adults alike and is a guaranteed fun family-friendly activity.

At Pattaya Kart Speedway, the family can hang out at the 450 meter Beginner Track where children get to race on mini-karts, or parents take their kids on a ride in two-seater karts.

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It’s safe and fun for younger kids and if you have teenaged kids, they’ll be equally thrilled with the Professional Track suitable for those with karting experience.

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PS: Pattaya Kart Speedway also offers Offroad, ATV, Bungy Jump and Paintball options if you’re looking to take the your older family’s adventure to the next level!

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Pattaya Kart Speedway

Address: Thep Prasit Rd, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Contact: +66 38 300 434
Opening hours: 10am to 1am
Entrance fee/Price: 300 Baht / USD $8 (Standard Kart), 350 Baht / USD $10 (2-seater Kart), 150 Baht / USD $4 (Baby Kart)

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13. Your Own Pristine Paradise – Ko Lan, Koh Samet

There are many little islands around Thailand, which is why the country is fantastic for some island hopping action. In Pattaya/Chonburi region’s case however, the only two you need to know about are Ko Lan, and Ko Samet!

13-a. The affordable island getaway (30 baht?!) – Ko Lan

Also known as Ko Laan or Ko Larn, this island paradise is only 7.5 kilometers from Pattaya, making it easily reachable for a day trip or an overnight adventure just by a 30 Baht boat ride. Two small villages on the island offer accommodations.

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4 kilometers in length and 2 kilometers in width, the best of Ko Lan’s beaches are located on its west side. Tawaen Beach is the most popular with visitors, but do try to explore the other pristine beaches such as Tien Beach, Tonglang Beach, Samae Beach and Naon Beach.

During your visit to Ko Lan, be sure to try one of the local restaurants. Their specialty is seafood, and it is divine!

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Once you tire of the beach, be sure to hike up into the hills. There you will find monkeys and wonderful views. There’s also the Buddha Hill Temple. It’s quite a hike to the top, but the view from the top is the absolute best on Ko Lan!

Tip: To get around on the island, you may hire a Songthaew to get to the more popular beaches. Alternatively, you may also try to hire a motorbike taxi to get to the less visited beaches like Tien Beach.

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Getting There: Ferries travel between Pattaya’s Bali Hai Pier (coordinates here) and Ko Lan’s Na Ban Beach from 7AM until 6PM daily (full timetable here). The one-way fare is 30 Baht (approximately USD $0.85).

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13-b. Indulge in a relaxing day at the beach on this sleepy island – Koh Samet

Within easy reach of both Pattaya and Bangkok, Koh Samet offers travelers the chance to relax in paradise. With miles of white sand beaches and crystal-clear water, Koh Samet has a way of charming everyone who visits.

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The island hasn’t suffered from overzealous development in the same way many Thai islands do. It’s still sleepy and clean. Yet, Koh Samet has all the necessary tourist infrastructure to make a fantastic destination for your holidays.

Between the 10 beaches and inland hills, there’s plenty to keep you busy. You might also wish to participate in an island speedboat tour or work toward a scuba diving certification.

Several local eateries serve up Thai specialties and a trip to the island wouldn’t be complete without a banana roti.

If you’d like to mix daytime relaxation with evening drinks, there are plenty of options on Koh Samet. While it may not have the backpacker party vibe found on other islands, there are beachside bars and a few discos to keep you out until all hours of the night.

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Directions: To get to Koh Samet, take a speedboat or ferry from either Ban Phe or Nuan Thip. (For those travelling from Pattaya, Ban Phe is 1 and a half hours’ drive from Pattaya and 3 hrs drive from Bangkok.) The speedboat or ferry journey costs 70 – 400 Baht / USD $2 – $11.32
Price/Entrance fees: From 200 Baht / USD $5.66 for foreign adults for entry to the national park zone

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14. A Dose of Cuddly and Cute – Teddy Bear Museum

The brain-child of Mr. Kim Hyun Chol, an executive of Teddy Bear Island LTD, the Teddy Bear Museum is one of the largest museums in Thailand. Built to convey the warm feelings a teddy bear gives us, this Pattaya museum is perfect for recreating childhood memories.

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The museum is also ideal for snapping memorable travel shots. You and your friends will be able to interact with the teddy bears in each of the 12 zones. These include an Inca Zone, Fossil Zone, Africa Zone, Dinosaur Zone, Thailand Zone, Under the Sea Zone and more!

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Every Saturday and Sunday, there is a special show and dance led by Captain Teddy Bear and Friends three times a day.

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For those visiting with children, the Teddy Bear Museum has a treehouse playground with a slide. And for those who want to take home a memento of their time in Pattaya, the Teddy Bear Gift Shop sells the teddy bears you see in the museum.

Teddy Bear Museum

Address: 436/49 Pattaya Beach Road, Soi 1, Pattaya 20110, Thailand
Contact: +66 38 411 285
Opening hours: 9AM – 10PM
Price/Entrance fees: From 500 Baht / USD $14.16

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15. A Magical Excitement – Tuxedo Illusion Hall

More for the kids than the adults, Tuxedo Illusion Hall is a magic show your kids will definitely enjoy. A dedicated magician and his assistants perform magic tricks creating illusions combined with light and sound effects.

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The kids will be wondering at how the magic tricks were performed, while parents will love seeing the kids react to the tricks!

If you’re looking for something simple to visit, Tuxedo Illusion Hall gives you a great way to spend time entertaining the children while you rest from the day’s tiring activities.

Tuxedo Illusion Hall

Address: 149 soi 2, Thanon Pattaya Sai 2, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Contact: +66 38 488 880
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IllusionHall/
Show times: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Entrance fee/Price: From 500 Baht / USD $14 (for Deluxe seats)

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16. Walk into a 3D Masterpiece – Art in Paradise

Have you ever wanted to be part of a painting? At Art in Paradise, you can do just that! This interactive art gallery includes upwards of 100 3D masterpieces, painted on to the walls with intricate shading to make it look like you can just walk into them!

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The pieces of 3D artwork are separated into ten themed sections such as wild animals, nature, reproduction of classic pieces, past civilizations and optical illusions.

This artwork looks best in photographs, so don’t forget your camera! You’ll see plenty of museum-goers snapping shot after shot in front of these paintings. The results are stunning! You and your friends will actually look like you are a part of the painting. You can drink water with a giraffe, touch the Mona Lisa or even walk daringly across rapids.

Are you ready for a new profile picture? Get a unique pic at Art in Paradise!

Art in Paradise

Address: 78/34 Moo 9, Pattaya 2nd Road, North Pattaya
Contact: +66 (0)3 842 4500
Opening hours: 9AM – 9PM
Price/Entrance fees: Entrance from 500 Baht / USD $14

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17. Sleepover with Sharks – Underwater World Pattaya

If you’ve ever wondered what lives beyond the beach in Pattaya, look no further than Underwater World Pattaya. Here you can get up close and personal with Thai marine life.

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The aquarium is split into several sections. At the touch pool, kids can feel many marine animals from Thailand’s shallow waters. The coral reef zone is the rainbow of this seascape. Here you’ll find colorful fish and examples of coral species native to Thailand’s seas.

For lovers of big animals, the Open Ocean Zone features black-tipped reef sharks, eagle rays and nurse sharks. In the Jellyfish section, you can discover the grace of these magic-like creatures, and finally, the Giant of Siam Zone may be the most exciting of all. Here you can walk through a sunken ship to see how marine life has colonized what was once above the sea!

Hungry for more? Check out the scuba diving opportunities in the shark tank at Underwater World Pattaya. Children may also wish to attend the Sleepover with Sharks & Rays Camp.

Underwater World Pattaya

Address: 22/22 Moo 11 Sukhumvit Road Nongprue Banglamung Chonburi 20260
Contact: +66 (0) 3875 6879
Opening hours: 9AM – 6PM
Price/Entrance fees: 500 Baht / USD $14.20 for adults; 300 Baht / $8.50 for children

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18. Get Up Close and Personal with Mother Nature – Khao Kheow Open Zoo Pattaya

Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Pattaya is an innovative concept that allows visitors to get really close to the animals! There will be little separating the 8,000 animal residents (of 300 species) from your car door.

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This cage-less zoo allows you to drive through 400 acres of animal habitat. At various stops on the route, you can feed certain animals like the tigers and giraffes. Food for the animals does cost extra.

If you don’t have your own car, don’t worry. Golf buggies are available to rent for 350 Baht plus 50 Baht insurance for one hour. Just watch out for the monkeys! They love to get into the golf buggies and pilfer anything they can get their paws on.

In addition to being a great tourist attraction, Khao Kheow Open Zoo is doing its part to ensure the survival of the animal kingdom. 1400 acres of the zoo is reserved for scientific research and the breeding of endangered species.

Khao Kheow Open Zoo Pattaya

Address: 235 Moo 7 | Bang Phra subdistrict, Si Racha 20110, Thailand
Contact: (66) 0-3831-8444
Opening hours: 8AM – 6PM
Price/Entrance fees: From 300 Baht / USD $8.50

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19. Swing Like a Monkey – Flight of the Gibbon Chonburi

Can you imagine soaring high above the Thai jungle, swinging from branch to branch just like a graceful gibbon? With one of the best eco-adventures in all of Southeast Asia, you’ll have your chance to act like our tree-living cousins. The Flight of the Gibbon in Chonburi is a wild ride to remember!

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This 3-hour, 3 kilometer course sends guests flying through a rainforest canopy to 24 different platforms by use of ziplines. The longest of these ziplines is 300 meters! 2 hanging sky bridges and 2 rappel descents must also be tackled on the course.

Throughout your zip-line adventure, you’ll learn about the flora and fauna of the area from your knowledgeable local guides.

A Thai lunch, round-trip transportation and a tram tour around Khao Kheow Open Safari Park is also including in the Flight of the Gibbon experience.

Feel up to an additional challenge? Add the Go Gibbon experience to play on the only jungle gym in a jungle!

Flight of the Gibbon Chonburi

Address: Flight of the Gibbon ChoBang Phra, Si Racha District, Chon Buri 20110, Thailand
Contact: +66 53 010 660
Opening hours: 6AM – 10PM
Price/Entrance fees: Entrance from 3599 Baht / USD $102

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20. Take a Trip Around the World – Mini Siam

If you’re an aspiring Instagram star, be sure to schedule a visit to Mini Siam. This interactive park is filled with mini replicas of famous Thai and world landmarks. They’re the perfect size for creative portraits or tricking your friends into thinking you’ve been around the world!

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Photos via violettaeduardovna, melisazhong, mika19bon

The 46,000 square meter park is split into two sections: Mini Siam and Mini Europe. You’ll find the Democracy Monument and Ayutthaya from Thailand as well as the Arc de Triomphe, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Eiffel Tower and Angkor Wat from around the world. There are also replicas of relics from Rome, Egypt and Greece.

For the best experience, plan your visit for about 6PM. At this time, you’ll get both the daytime view and be able to see the monuments when the lights turn on in the evening. A complete tour of the park takes about 2 hours.

Mini Siam

Address: 387 Moo 6, Sukhumvit Rd, Pattaya City Naklua, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150, Thailand
Contact: +66 38 727 333
Opening hours: 9AM – 9PM
Price/Entrance fees: Entrance from 300 Baht / USD $8.50

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Is that enough proof Pattaya is family-friendly? We definitely think so! Let us know which attraction you’d most like to visit in the comments below!

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