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.
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.
Indulge in the wintry -10ºC temperature as you walk around marvelling at ice sculptures based off Thai culture and attractions.
It’s an unexpectedly magical experience with mythical Thai ice creatures that almost look like they’re prowling around grounds.
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!
2. Get creative and enjoy a DIY Pizza Buffet with the kids – Pizza Plaza Pattaya
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.
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!
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).
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!
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.
3. Slip and Slide With Your Favorite Cartoons – Cartoon Network Amazone
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!
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!)
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.
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)…
… 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!
Video via jenzzii
With so much available, Cartoon Network Amazone is a fantastic way to beat the heat and have a memorable holiday experience.
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!
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.
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.
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.