Bangkok has loads of family-friendly activities that kids will love. These range from aquariums and theme parks to interactive art galleries and exciting live shows – you could fill an entire vacation without anyone in the family ever getting bored.

    You can also find ‘edutainment’ venues for children to learn while they play, games arcades and exciting outdoor attractions. Truly, there is just as much fun and adventure to be had for the little ones as for mom and dad, and the possibilities are endless. This list details the best things for families with children to do in Bangkok, with a handy age range so you can find which ideas are suitable. Check out what the big city has in the way of kids’ activities, below.


    Dream World

    Ages: 3 years and up

    A visit to Dream World theme park is a fun-filled, entertaining day out where, as the name suggests, children’s fantasies become realities. They can sleigh or make snow angels in Snow Land, ride a rollercoaster up Space Mountain, and meet Cinderella and Pocahontas, all in one day.

    While Dream World’s high-octane rides might not measure up to the best of American or Japanese theme parks, the sights and attractions for smaller children are excellent and insure an exciting family day out and a lot of memorable photographs. Dream World is on the outskirts of Bangkok, close to Don Mueang Airport in the north of the city.

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    Location: 62 Moo 1 Rangsit-Ongkharak Road (km.7) Thanyaburi, Pathumthani 12130, Bangkok

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 577 8666


    Madame Tussauds

    Ages: All ages

    Located in Siam Discovery Center shopping mall, Madame Tussauds Bangkok is no old-fashioned wax museum. For the entertainment value and a chance to rub shoulders with world celebrities, heads of state, activists, sports heroes and heroines, legendary artists, and even royalty, the museum is worth checking out. Enjoy 10 themed rooms of wax figures, each well designed to reflect the theme.

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    Location: 6th Fl. Siam Discovery, 989 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 658 0060


    Muay Thai Live

    Ages: 5 years and up

    Muay Thai Live at Asiatique Bangkok is an exciting theatrical show combining entertaining performances with the ancient martial art of Muay Thai boxing. Great for a family evening out, the show allows everyone to see the martial art behind the blood sport and is far more appropriate for younger children than a genuine prize fight. Located in Asiatique Night Market, there are plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy either before or after the show.

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    Location: THE STAGE Theatre, Asiatique Bangkok, Chareonkrung Soi 74-76, Bangkholaem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday at 8 pm (closed on Mondays)


    Siam Amazing Park

    Ages: 3 years and up

    Considering Bangkok’s tropical climate, waterparks are few and far between in the city. By far the best place is the aging but still fun, Siam Amazing Park. Kids are at their happiest when they can splash, wade, dive and ride down slippery slides freely, while parents can do some relaxing in the shade or join in the fun. There are exciting rides and pools for all kind of water babies. There is also a separate amusement park with some fun rides for smaller kids.

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    Location: 203 Suan Siam Rd, Kannayao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 919 7200


    Fantasia Lagoon

    Ages: 3 years and up

    Fantasia Lagoon is a relatively large and attractive waterpark built on the roof of The Mall Bangkae, which is located across the river on the Thonburi side of Bangkok. Despite being open for many years, the park is surprisingly unknown to tourists, with mostly Thai locals coming and play here.

    Fantasia Lagoon is a fun place for kids and young adults to spend a day with huge pools and decent-size slides. In addition, you have the entire mall to play with, including a cool games zone located right below the water park.

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    Location: The Mall Shopping Center, Ngamwongwan Branch, Bang Khae, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10160, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 8.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 363 3119



    Ages: 3-12 years

    Kidzania is the most innovative addition to the 'edutainment' scene in Bangkok. It brings a higher level of fun, allowing children to try out a range of activities in a model city. Popular ‘jobs’ include playing doctor at the miniature hospital, fighting fires, policing the streets or learning how to make sushi like a master chef. Located in Siam Paragon shopping mall, this is one of the easiest spots to find in Bangkok with plenty of other fun things to do nearby.

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    Location: 5th floor of Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    Open: Weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm, Weekends from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm


    Bounce Bangkok

    Ages: 4 years and up

    Bounce Inc. Bangkok is an action-packed trampoline park. The huge space is popular with children and teens and is open to everyone aged 3 and older (young children require adult supervision). Sessions last 1 hour, with seating for mom and dad to watch the action.

    You'll find trampolines of all kinds: some have padded walls so you can practice your parkour flips and jumps, others are slanted at a 45-degree angle, others land into a crash mat so you can attempt crazy tricks without even the slightest worry of getting hurt. It's located on the 4th floor of EmQuartier shopping mall. Take the BTS to Phrom Phong station to find Bounce trampoline park.

    Location: 4th Floor EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 079 1146


    Ice Skating

    Ages: 4 years and up

    Ice skating is a classic children’s activity that's available in several locations throughout Bangkok. Bangkok has several great ice rinks – some that are Olympic-sized. If you're a bit wobbly on skates, you can opt to take a lesson or even use one of the penguin-shaped stabilizers that help beginners keep their balance.

    Popular ice rinks in Bangkok can be found in Central Rama 9, Major Ekkamai on Sukhumvit, and CentralWorld shopping mall in Siam.

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    Ages: 7 years and up

    Laser games in Bangkok have been few and far between in recent years so when Lazgam opened we were happy to have a family-friendly, all-weather activity to try. Games last 15 minutes and really get the heart racing.

    Located on the 5th floor of the Vacation Inn Sukhumvit, Lazgam Bangkok is spread out across 2 floors within a maze of walls and partitions. There are several types of game to play but the most common are Teams, red vs blue, or Solo Play, which means every man for himself. Other game types include Alien Invasion when one player starts as the alien and has to shoot people to turn them into aliens too. Lazgam Bangkok is open to anyone aged 7 and over.

    Location: Vacation Inn Sukhumvit Hotel, 5th Floor, Sukhumvit Soi 22, Khlong Tan, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 2 pm to 11 pm, Friday from 2 pm to midnight, Saturday from 10 am to midnight, Sunday from 10 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 663 7703


    Children's Discovery Museum

    Ages: 3 years and up

    The Children’s Discovery Museum Bangkok offers a wealth of fun and educational activities to keep the kids occupied for a whole day, such as digging up dinosaur bones in its archeological site and creating giant bubbles. The museum encourages a hands-on approach to learning with interactive displays it calls a 'discovery learning process'.

    You can find the Children’s Discovery Museum Bangkok located in the north of the city near the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market. Just take the BTS Skytrain to Mo Chit or MRT to Kampangphet and then it’s a short walk from there.

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    Location: Kamphaeng Phet 4 Rd, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 272 4500


    Zanook Wake Park

    Ages: 6 years and up

    Zanook Wake Park is the best downtown Bangkok wakeboarding lake, with the fun addition of a floating, inflatable playground in the center of the lake. You can rent all the necessary equipment and there's an on-site restaurant with views of the action.

    Whether this is your first time trying to wakeboard or you are an experienced rider, Zanook Bangkok is the best place to strap on a board and carve up the water close to central Bangkok (it’s close to Bang Wa Station on the Silom line).

    Location: 77 Bangbon 3 Rd, Bangbon, Bang Wa, Bangkok 10150, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Friday from 11.30 am to 9.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 9 am to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 104 9053


    Bangkok Butterfly Garden & Insectarium is where you can take the family for a day out admiring nature’s artistry in Chatuchak. You enter the huge and lofty enclosure of the conservatory with rockeries, shady ferns, wildflowers and a cooling waterfall – all the elements that make up the insects' natural habitat.

    Unfortunately, only a few species of beautiful winged creatures hide within the dome. So, if you’re quiet and still, you may be able to lure 1 out of hiding. Combine your visit with a tour of Queen Sirikit Gardens, which lies between here and the Children's Discovery Museum.

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    Location: Kamphaengpet 3 Road, Lad Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 272 4359

    Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveler

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