Whether you live in Thailand or you’re on holiday, keeping the little ones happy is paramount. Though at first glance Bangkok seems more geared up for the grown ups, it’s actually surprisingly kid-friendly if you know where to look.
Here are some top tips for keeping everyone happy, from tots to teens:
Over at the Kids Robotics Learning Center, youngsters can get technical in hands-on classes, building, programming and testing robots
Tire them out
Aquatic action adventurers can try out the surfing simulator at Flow House where there’s the added parental bonus of a beach bar, so you can get a drink and some snacks while the kids have a splashing good time.
Have an adventure
Explore the amazing sub-aquatic world at Siam Ocean World where colourful fishes, sea-dragons and jellyfish dwell. Wander the tunnels, to gaze into the deep and even - if you’re brave enough - swim with sharks.
Get into nature
Even in the city, it’s possible to get outdoors and into some fresh air and fun. Bangkok’s parks offer a great day out for all the family; they’re perfect for a picnic in the sunshine or fun and games in the shade.
Lumphini Park is packed with stuff to do including boating on the lake and searching for the giant monitor lizards who amble around like they own the place.
Over at Benjasiri Park, it’s all action all day, with circus performers practising their skills and while the adults can get their workout on the outdoor fitness machines, so too can the kids on colourful climbing frames.
To truly leave the big smoke behind, take the whole day out at Bang Krachao, known as Bangkok’s Green Lung. Just a short boat ride from Klongtoei pier, you’ll find yourself deep among the flora and fauna of a massive area of unspoilt forest - perfect for bike rides.
So, if you’re traveling to or through Bangkok with the kids, don’t panic! They’re sure to be just as well occupied as you. And for more insider tips from Thailand, stay tuned to the blog. Meanwhile, did we miss any? Let us know your favourite child-friendly activities in Bangkok.