I would never have thought about taking the kids toBangkok, in my head it was just a place backpackers went. I don’t know why I have overlooked this amazing historical city but since going I have to admit I think some parts would be perfect for children. Pick and choose your timing of the holiday though as the heat can be a deal breaker for their moods and boy is Thailand hot.
The Thai people love kids, it is amazing to see them being greeted with open arms and a wave of love. Their temperament is so calm that it could calm and charm anyone, me included. I have rounded up a few activities shown to me during my trip to Bangkok and which are rated by Marco Polo Guides too (luckily they had the addresses as I would never be able to spell them).
Nakhon Nayok Road, Rangsit
Taxi’s available from all Bangkok Hotels
M-F: 10am-5pm S-S: 9am-7pm
Ticket: 450 Baht (babies under 90cm free)
Thailand’s version of Disneyland, this park is beautiful beyond belief with gardens AND boasting the largest slide in Asia, which is just a bit nuts.
Children’s Discovery Museum…
Queen Sirikit Park - part of Chatuchak Park.
Kamphaeng Pet 4 Road,
Skytrain: Mo Chit
T-F: 9am-5pm S-S: 10am-6pm
Adults: 70baht Children: 50baht
Think the science museum but brighter. This is an interactive playground full of amazing activities, they can cook, be a firefighter or even play music there is so much to do, it’s well with a visit.
Central World, 6th floor (open every day)
Skytrain - Chit Lom (direct entrance to Central World)
Kiddy Land is the craziest place alive. My kids would have fainted at just the sight of this place. Soft Play areas, child friendly restaurants, carousels and even an area full of computers! The place also has all your kids clothing needs so if they lose their socks in the soft play, no biggy, just nip in and grab some more.
Skytrain - Victory Monument (then 10 mins taxi)
Open Daily - 9am-6pm
Ticket: Adults: 100baht- Kids: 50baht
This cute public zoo comprises of so many animals from South East Asia as well as some from Africa, Giraffes and Lions to name a few. Take yourself a picnic and have lunch at the playground. There are also paddle boats and track cars so loads to do for everyone.
Kite Flying in the city…
Sanam Luang (infront of the Grand Palace
also in… Lumphini Park
Feb - end of April
If you take your own kites this is a free activity, however, they do have vendors that sell brightly coloured kites you can fly. It makes for some beautiful photographs with the palace in the background. It must be done.
Best Times to go...
The age of your child and how well they cope with heat and rain, can be a huge factor in which month you visit Bangkok. Here is a quick guide to the temperatures and rain fall in Bangkok.