Family activities to try in Bangkok

Family activities to try in Bangkok
Updated 2022-05-08 13:55

Discover the best places in Bangkok where you can have a great time with your family. It may not always be thought of as a family-friendly city, but it has a lot to offer.  

Bangkok may not be always thought of as a family-friendly place to go to as it is always associated with night markets, ancient temples, luxury cruises, and incredible nightlife. However, beyond its wild facade, Bangkok has lots to offer for families with children.

The City of Angels is much more than it reveals at the first glance and there is lots to discover here: from exciting theme parks to edutainment venues and museums for kids.

Here are some of the best things the big city has to offer to expat families.

Cooking classes & food tours

This is very recommendable, especially for families with adventurous taste buds. It is an excellent way for parents to introduce a new culture to kids — starting by buying the ingredients and finishing by eating the dishes cooked

You may check Blue elephant (BTS Surasak), Bangkok Thai Cooking Academy (BTS Onnut)

Edutainment venues

When the chaos of Bangkok troubles and it gets too hot outside for playing outdoors, air-conditioned indoor playgrounds are best to enjoy with the kids. Try out activities such as laser games, 4D experience, ice-skating, go-karts, trampoline parks and climbing centres provided by innovative edutainment scenes.

You may check these LazGam (BTS Asoke/BTS Promphong), EasyKart (MRT Rama 9), 4DX (BTS Siam), Amped Trampoline Park (BTS Prakhanong), Funarium (BTS Thong Lor)


It helps encourages children to learn and experience the different aspects of the country. A great place for parents and children to bond and shape inquisitive young minds. It doesn't only keep the kids busy the whole day, it is also a great way for them to experience the hands-on fun with the educational activities.

You may check the Children's Discovery Museum (BTS MoChit), Tooney Museum (close to Don Mueang airport, you may take a taxi going there).

Playgrounds and parks

Family picnics in the parks located in the heart of the city will let you breathe fresh air away from the busy and congested streets of Bangkok. Kite-flying, boat rentals, fish-feeding, cycling, and monitor lizard watching are the best things to consider.

You may check Lumpini Park (MRT Lumpini), Rot Fai Park (BTS MoChit), Chatuchak Park (BTS Mochit), Benjasiri Park (MRT Queen Sirikit)

Themed water parks

It is a great way to cool down and enjoy the blazing heat of the sun in Thailand's capital! There are lots of theme parks in Bangkok suitable for all ages -- from baby pools to giant water slides for everyone in the family to enjoy.

You may check Fantasia Lagoon Water Park (BTS Bang Wa is nearest, but you need to take a taxi to go there), Pororo AquaPark (BTS Udom Suk and free shuttle), Dream World (close to Don Mueang airport, you may take a taxi to go there)

Zoo encounters and animal parks

Getting up-close and personal with different animals would be an excellent spot for both parents and kids to enjoy and make the visit exhilarating, and worth the while.

You may check Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World (BTS Siam), Dusit Zoo (you may take a taxi to go here), Safari World, Snake Farm (MRT Sam Yan or BTS Saladaeng)

Theatre cultural shows

After enjoying the food and shopping galore, seeing a cultural performance with the family is the next best thing to do. A variety of Thai culture performed by great actors with big sets, high-end effects, and great costumes will enhance your stay.

You may check Bangkok NANTA Theatre (MRT Petchaburi)

These are just some of the fun-filled indoor and outdoor activities to do with your family in Bangkok - so if you are planning your next move to Bangkok, don't forget these activities. Take a leap and book those tickets! Bangkok has a lot to offer and will keep you surprised every step of the way!

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