10 of the Best Things to Do with Kids While in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok can be hot, crowded, heavily trafficked, and just about everything that a parent might not want when dealing with their kids on vacation. But don't let this put you off, as the City of Angels does have a good number of sights for children of all ages, plenty of them that mom and dad will enjoy as well. Start off with a visit to the informative and extremely fun Queen Saovabha Institute's Snake Farm, which has great photo ops and fun combined with education. Also high on the list is the Art in Paradise interactive art gallery, where 3D renditions of traditional art masterpieces encourage viewer participation. Imaginia Playland is another new interactive kids play experience that is a winner.

For outdoor pursuits, go wave riding at Bangkok's only surf friendly experience, Flowhouse, or for something more traditional, head over to Bang Krachao, Bangkok's biggest open green space, where you can rent bikes, canoe, or just run around and enjoy the open space. A day trip up to Ko Kret island is also a good way to escape the urban gridlock, as no cars are allowed on Ko Kret and the island is famous for its desserts, a fact that most certainly will not go unnoticed by the younger folks.

Kids will love the desserts here, parents will enjoy the pottery, and everyone will love the nature and lack of cars. Ko Kret is an island in the Chao Phraya River at the northern end of Bangkok. Originally settled by Mons, it is famed for its...  Read More

Yes, Bangkok now has a branch of the world famous Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, and this one has its own special Thai touches. The museum is a very child and family friendly affair, with lifelike figures that you are allowed to touch, poke, hug,...  Read More

Bangkok is not renowned for its art galleries, and while Art In Paradise might not be traditional art, it is a highly enjoyable and educational fun stop for the entire family, just make sure to bring your camera and some willingness to ham it...  Read More

Outside the city

Kids will love the open spaces and freedom to run around, while parents will appreciate the lack of traffic and lack of stress over having to keep an eye on the kids. Bang Krachao, also known as "the lungs" of Bangkok is a vast area of green...  Read More

Bangkok can often be a trying city for parents when it comes to doing something fun for their kids. The aptly named Funarium is a great way to give the kids some fun in a safe and well maintained environment. This indoor playground is home to...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis

Urban surfing comes to Bangkok, at the Flow House, a city beach club and family fun spot where one can get up on a boogie board or surfboard on perpetual sheet waves created by the Flowrider wave generating machine, perfect for surfing and body...  Read More

Queen Saovabha Institute Snake Farm
Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis

Both entertaining and informative, the Snake Farm is a great spot for parents and kids alike. The Queen Saovabha Institute which runs the place has a complex housing an exhibition area for 35 species of living snakes, a 100-seat arena for venom...  Read More

Siam Ocean World

Siam Ocean World demands a hefty entrance price, but the kids most certainly will love it, and mom and dad will be well impressed with the aquatic collection. Built underneath the flashy Siam Paragon Mall, this set of giant aquariums is home to...  Read More

As it is so hands on, kids will enjoy this informative spot as much as their parents. The Museum of Siam, also known as the Discovery Museum, is a well designed and lain out multimedia exhibition, focusing on the questions of "who are Thais" and...  Read More

This massive playing space takes up 1,400 square meters of the 3rd floor of the Emporium Mall, and is a dedicated learning playground for children, with 19 different zones focused on different themes and activities for kids to take part in....  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave

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