The Best Family-Friendly Activities in Bangkok, Thailand

Local children in a Songtaew, Bangkok | © mkismkismk/Flickr
Local children in a Songtaew, Bangkok | © mkismkismk/Flickr
Photo of Iona Proebst
8 December 2017

Bangkok can seem somewhat overwhelming at first, but don’t worry we’ve got your back. The Thai capital is a vibrant and fun city with plenty on offer even for the kids. Check out our list of family-friendly activities to explore during your time in the city. They’ll be asking to come back for more!

Asiatique Riverfront

Asiatique, Bangkok’s hipster entertainment venue, is located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. The former trading port is now an eclectic night bazaar – come market – comprised of boutique shops, eateries, bars and live music. On offer at Asiatique, you’ll also find classic Thai puppet shows, Calypso ladyboy cabaret and a huge Ferris wheel.

Ferris wheel at Asiatique | © FRGT/10/Flickr

SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World

Experience the magic of the underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. This underground aquarium is a magical way for your children to get to know different aquatic animals. You’ll see colourful fish, seahorses, penguins and much more. There are also shows with light and sound technology and informative descriptions for your children to learn about the underwater world.

Dinosaur Planet Bangkok

A hot favourite for kids is Dinosaur Planet Bangkok where you’ll travel back to ancient times and walk with T-rex and packs of Velociraptors. Wander around the 200 life-size models of the best-known dinosaurs as you learn about these prehistoric beasts. The complex is divided into 7 interactive zones which include volcano, live show, 4D show, a dinosaur district and more!

Siam Niramit Theatre

For a more cultural activity head to Siam Niramit Theatre to experience traditional Thai culture through music, theatre, performance and costumes. Enjoy outstanding performances and learn more about Thailand’s history, culture and traditions. Children love the spectacle and traditional masked dances in particular.

Bangkok Snake Farm

The Bangkok Snake farm is a fun and informative activity for the whole family to enjoy together. The Bangkok Snake Farm is a refreshing place which shows utmost respect and care for our reptilian friends. Embrace the opportunity to learn about different snake species and even get the chance to hold a friendly snake. A visit to the Bangkok Snake Farm is an enlightening experience and will likely turn you into a snake fan.

Bangkok Snake Farm | © Madeleine Deaton/Flickr

Art in Paradise Bangkok

Art in Paradise Bangkok is a fun 3D art museum. Get everyone involved as you don’t just look at the art you become part of it. Let your children (and yourself) explore their creativity and come up with new and exciting ways to engage with creativity.

Bangkok Parks

Bangkok is home to dozens of huge beautiful parks which are a great place for the kids to let off some steam, relax, bike or play in the many playgrounds. Some of the most famous parks are Lumpini, Benjasiri and Benjakitti. Bangkok’s parks are popular with locals and tourists alike who come to jog, walk or partake in group outdoor fitness classes. A welcome bonus is that parks are a free activity that offer something for everyone in the family.

Lumphini Park Bangkok | © 60D Man/Flickr

Bounce Bangkok

Bounce Bangkok is a fun-filled trampoline park and climbing centre. Join your kids and bounce the day away, a family activity everyone will have a great time participating in. The park has different types of trampolines to practice your bouncing skills on. A guaranteed fun day out.

River or canal boat trip

For an outdoorsy day head out on an adventure to explore Bangkok’s intricate network of fascinating canals and the historic Chao Phraya River. Navigate your way through the canals to explore how local people live, see local cottage industries, visit the famous Temple of Dawn, Wat Arun, and simply relax and enjoy being on the water. Jump aboard the Chao Phraya Express which is a scheduled service that runs up and down the river or the Klonh Saen Saep Boat Service which travels through the canals.

Exploring the Bangkok canals | © Dushan Hanuska/Flickr

Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Similar to its English counterpart, Madame Tussauds in Bangkok is a fascinating museum of wax statues. Madame Tussauds in Bangkok is not just home to international celebrities it also has a collection of famous Thai celebrities too. Pose and take photos with your favourite star and marvel at their realistic features.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Not for the faint-hearted, Chatuchak Weekend Market is a huge bustling and vibrant market. Packed full of clothing, antiques, souvenirs, restaurants – anything you can imagine and more. Come prepared with your bargaining skills and enjoy the family treasure hunt of Chatuchak.

Chatuchak Weekend Market, 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2 272 4813

Wooden tuk-tuks for sale at the Chatuchak Market | © seanchicoine/Flickr

Funarium Indoor Playground

Funarium Indoor Playground is a perfect activity for the little ones. This large indoor playground has a huge climbing structure, little kids soft play, sand and water area, arts and crafts and a baking station. There is also a cafe on site to refuel and relax in.

Lazgam – Laser Games

Lazgam is the ideal way to keep bigger kids entertained. This heart racing laser centre covers two floors and has a maze of walls and barricades to get lost in. Lazgam offers a number of different games including Alien Invasion. Most games are intended to be played as a team while a few are suitable for individual players.

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