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.
The Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Khaew) is one of the most famous attractions in Bangkok. This collection of gleaming golden temples, halls and pavilions is a must-see in Bangkok. The best way to get to the Grand Palace is via a river cruise down the Chao Praya river. Click here for more tips about getting around Bangkok.
The famous floating markets of Bangkok are one of Thailand’s oldest shopping traditions. Taking a boat tour along these lively bustling markets and bargaining for souvenirs is guaranteed fun for the whole family. Kids will love the lively atmosphere and all the sights there are to take in.
Dreamworld is a great fun Bangkok theme park for the whole family. Thailand’s answer to Disneyland has world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower to visit and fairytale characters to meet. You can ride the rollercoasters and fairground rides, watch a variety of shows and even go sledging in Snow Town!
Siam Park City
This popular Bangkok amusement park offers a fun combination of water slides and thrill rides. Thailand’s largest theme park has five fun zones to explore, including X-Zone for adrenaline junkies and Small Zone for the little ones. The Water Park also boasts the world’s largest wave pool.
Thailand’s most famous cultural show features over 150 performers wearing bright colourful costumes performing traditional dances, acrobatics and more, accompanied by stunning visual effects. Scenes revolve around Thai culture and mythology and you can expect flying dancers, thumping music and even thunder and lightning!
This global award-winning educational entertainment centre features a mini-city where kids can role-play in over 70 different activities. From putting out fires to performing life-saving surgery or landing a jumbo jet, it’s all an incredible learning experience.
Thai Cooking Class
Thai cuisine is world-famous for its fresh ingredients and tasty spicy sauces. Learn to cook some of Thailand’s most famous dishes for yourself so you can take a slice of Bangkok home with you! Kids will love learning about the different ingredients and getting a chance for some hands-on cooking fun.
SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World
There are over 30,000 fish from more than 400 species to admire at SEA Life Bangkok. Walk through the underwater ocean tunnel, feed the penguins, otters and water rats or sit back and enjoy a toe-nibbling fish pedicure.
You can also take a glass-bottom boat ride or ocean walk – and even dive with sharks if you’re feeling brave!
Ayutthaya Day Trip
Thailand’s ancient capital, Ayutthaya is dotted with ruined temples, giant Buddha statues and ancient palaces. A visit here is the most popular day trip from Bangkok. Ayutthaya is located 80km from Bangkok so it is a full day trip to visit. Most day tours include a visit to the Royal Palace and calling in at a floating market to break up the journey.
Bangkok Food Tour
Thailand’s cuisine is famous across the world for its delicious street food dishes, but there is more to Thai cuisine than Pad Thai and Green curry. Taking a guided food tour is a great way to get to know Thailand’s lesser-known dishes and learn a bit about Thai culture and local life as you go.
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