Busy bustling Bangkok may not seem like the obvious choice for a Thailand family vacation, but Bangkok is an exciting destination and there is plenty to do in Bangkok with kids.
There is a wide range of good accommodation options, a cheap and efficient public transport system, and lots of things to do with kids – both cultural and fun.
Best time to visit Bangkok
Bangkok enjoys a tropical climate meaning it is hot and humid all year round. Bearing this in mind, Bangkok does have three slightly differing seasons. Rainy season runs from late May to October, when days will likely be overcast with heavy afternoon downpours. Cool season runs from December to February when the city enjoys slightly lower temperatures and humidity. Hot season runs from March – May.
- Bangkok is hot and humid all year round
- The Peak season is November – March
- March, April and May are the hottest months
- December – February are the coolest months
- The rainy season lasts from late May to October
How to get around Bangkok
Bangkok has notoriously bad traffic jams. Luckily there are other ways to get around Bangkok and avoid the traffic, including the BTS Skytrain, MRT (underground/subway) and River Taxis. Taxis are also cheap and abundant, and for fun you will still find tuk tuks around the city.
- The BTS Skytrain connects the main shopping and entertainment districts
- River taxis are best for getting to the historical sites and riverside attractions
- Taxis are cheap and abundant, although traffic jams are common
- Tuk-tuks are still a fun way to get around town
Where to stay in Bangkok with kids
No matter what your budget for your family holiday in Bangkok, you will be able to find a hotel to suit you. From luxurious riverside resorts to small and friendly budget hotels in the Khao San Road, we can help you find the best family hotels in Bangkok for your Thailand family vacation.
Top things to do in Bangkok with kids
There are loads of fun things to do in Bangkok with kids. From cultural days out visiting temples and floating markets, to learning to whip up a Thai feast, and full on family fun days at a choice of theme parks. Here we check out all the best things to do with kids in Bangkok.
What to pack for Bangkok
When packing for Thailand, remember that Bangkok is hot and humid all year round. So light cotton clothing is recommended all year round. If you are planning to visit the temples in Bangkok, be sure to dress modestly. Carrying a sarong in your bag is always a good idea.