One of the all-time favorite short getaway locations – Bangkok offers loads of family-friendly activities for all to enjoy. Getting around this bustling city is relatively convenient with ride-hailing apps like Grab and Gojek. Alternatively, avoid the Bangkok jam and opt for their BTS and metro stations, which are often nearby popular attractions and malls. However, it is good to note that roads in Bangkok are not the most stroller friendly so it is highly recommended to bring a carrier along. Here is our list of kid-friendly places to check out in Bangkok. From attractions, entertainment and food, we’ve got you and your little ones covered!
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This popular attraction features a marine park and safari park in one location! Take a ride through the park and get up close with various wildlife from all around the world. The parks are stroller-friendly, so you can bring along your own or rent an animal-themed stroller at the park entrance. Enjoy greater savings when you book online or get a day pass for both parks. Also, children under the height of 100 cm get free access!
Opens on weekdays 9am - 4.30pm, weekends 9am - 5pm
Safari World, 99 Panyaintra Road Samwatawantok, Klongsamwa, Bangkok 10510 Thailand, www.facebook.com/safariworld.bangkok
Discover and meet the amazing marine life right in the basement of Siam Paragon. Conveniently located at one of the largest shopping malls in Bangkok, you can easily get here via the BTS Skytrain's Siam station, which connects directly to the mall. The aquarium offers a variety of talks and an opportunity for both adults and children to learn more about aquatic life. The area is stroller accessible and children under 3 years old get to enter for free.
Opens daily from 10am - 8pm.
Sea Life Bangkok, B1-B2 Floor, Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Rd, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand, www.visitsealife.com/bangkok/en/
Located in the heart of Bangkok, explore and learn about the history of this magnificent palace, which was once the official residence of the Kings of Siam. Now it houses various historical buildings and structures, including the iconic Emerald Buddha. Do note the temple has a strict dress code so avoid wearing sleeveless shirts and wear bottoms that cover your knees and ankles. It is also recommended to visit the temple early in the morning, so you and the little ones can avoid the crowds and heat.
Opens daily from 8.30am - 3.30pm.
The Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Road, Grand Palace, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, www.royalgrandpalace.th
Step away from the bustle of the city and take a break at the Lumphini public park located in central Bangkok. In the mornings and evenings, you can see locals gathered for aerobics and tai chi classes. Located right by Silom MRT station, soak in the local vibes and enjoy a peaceful walk around the park. There is also a playground located right in the park which provides plenty of space for the kids to run around freely.
Opens daily from 4.30am - 9pm.
Lumphini Park, 192 Wireless Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand, www.tourismthailand.org/Attraction/lumpini-park
Located at one of Bangkok’s oldest canals, this 200-year-old house on stilts is perfect for those looking to relax and spend some time discovering Thai traditional arts. Be awed by the large puppet figures and learn about Thai folklore and classic Thai literature at the Artist House. Free Thai puppet performances are often held here daily at 2 pm except on Wednesdays. There are also various activities for kids and adults including paper mask painting and jewelry making.
Opens daily from 10am - 6pm. Shows are held here daily at 2pm except on Wednesdays.
Artist House Bangkok, 309 Soi Phet Kasem 28, Khuha Sawan, Phasi Charoen, Bangkok 10160, www.facebook.com/BaanSilapin/
Learn all about the Rattanakosin era and Thailand’s culture from the 1900s. The museum features various interactive exhibits that make use of state-of-the-art technologies to let visitors experience the displays - guaranteed to keep both adults and kids entertained. The museum also offers audio guides for non-native speakers. Adults can enjoy these exhibits at just 100 baht and children under 120 cm can enter for free.
Opens on Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am - 7pm.
Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, 100 Ratchdamnoen Klang Rd. Bowonniwet Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200, www.nitasrattanakosin.com
One of the major floating markets in Bangkok and less commercialized than most, it is a great place to experience the authentic Thai-style floating market with the little ones without having to maneuver through the crowds. The highlight of the market is the amazing selection of traditional Thai food and desserts. You can also take a boat ride to explore the charming canals and visit the nearby farm and temple.
Opens on weekends from 9am - 3pm.
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, 15 30/1 Bang Ramat Rd, Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170, Thailand, www.facebook.com/taladnamkhlongladmayom/
Beat the heat with your family at this amazing kid-friendly, Pororo-themed water park. With towering slides for the older kids and playground pool areas for the younger ones, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Spot the popular South Korean cartoon character, Pororo and his friends, for a meet and greet session - a guaranteed favorite among the kids. Kids below 90 cm can get to enter for free! Also, do check out their website for regular promotions.
Opens on weekdays 10.30am - 7pm, weekends 10am - 7pm.
Pororo Aquapark BKK, Central Plaza Bangna (6th floor), 587,589 Debaratana Rd. Bangna Nuea, Bangna, Bangkok 10260, www.pororoaquapark.com/en/main
Designed for families to spend quality time together, this amazing space features play areas, restaurants, and shops all in one location! Their outdoor playground is shaded and well ventilated, it is also situated right in the middle of the open area, offering plenty of space for your kids to run about. There are also various monthly events like craft workshops and pop-up markets held at their event space, check out their page here for the latest updates.
Opens daily from 9am - 10pm.
Bambini Villa, 18 Soi Athakravi 1, Sukhumvit 26 Bangkok 10110, www.bambinivilla.com
The oldest amusement and water park in Southeast Asia, the Siam Amazing Park has been in operation since the 1980s! At just 900 baht, you can enjoy entry to both parks and kids under 101 cm can enter for free with an accompanying adult. The Small World zone features various rides catered for your mini-me including boat rides and carousels. While the older kids can put their courage to the test at the thrilling roller coasters and water slides.
Opens daily from 10am - 6pm.
Siam Amazing Park, 203 Suan Siam Rd., Kannayao, Bangkok 10230, www.siamamazingpark.com
Just right beside the popular Chatuchak market, the museum has loads of activities and play areas for your kids to explore and have fun for FREE! There are different zones to cater to various age ranges. The sensory play area offers interactive displays and mini-sized climbing structures for the younger ones. While the older kids can visit other zones including the AR exhibits and dinosaur zone which boasts a huge excavation site for children to explore their inner archaeologist.
Opens on Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am - 4pm.
Children’s Discovery Museum, 810 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, www.cdm-bangkok.com
Designed to let children learn through play, their play area is thoughtfully crafted to target your children’s cognitive, social and physical development. Kids can explore the indoor playground, obstacle courses and ball pit from 660 baht onwards! Children below the height of 75 cm and the age of 12 years old can also enter for free. Adults can also join in the fun with kids at the space-themed laser tag. Set in an amazing location at CentralWorld Bangkok, you can pop by any time during your shopping spree.
Check the website for opening hours.
Just an hour's drive from central Bangkok, this huge all-in-one cafe offers various activities that can keep the whole family entertained for the day. From pop-up stalls, restaurants, bars and cafes, you can take your pick from the wide selection of food options and shops. Surrounded by the lush greenery, one highlight of the cafe is its beautiful photo spots like the amazing lotus pond. Another highlight is the free petting zoo, where you can meet animals like peacocks, bunnies and ponies.
Opens daily from 8am - 6pm.
Dubua Cafe, 88 Bang Kaeo Fa, Nakhon Chai Si District, Nakhon Pathom 73120, www.facebook.com/DuBuaBangLen/
Located in one of the hippest neighborhoods in Bangkok, this creative space offers a whopping 4 stories worth of cafes, pop-up stores and restaurants. At the mezzanine floor, there is a marketplace with over 18 food stalls to choose from including local Thai dishes, Mexican cuisine and Taiwanese street food. The tranquil atmosphere and open space offer a nice place for the family to chill out after exploring the city.
Opens daily from 8am - 1am.
THE COMMONS, 335 Sukhumvit Rd. Thong Lo 17 Alley, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, www.thecommonsbkk.com/thonglor
One of Bangkok’s newest night markets, get ready to be transported into Japan when you step into Ichiba Station market. Be awed by the rows of stalls donning red paper lanterns, huge Japanese characters and not forgetting the iconic cherry blossom trees. There is also a mini replica of the famous Shibuya crossing from Tokyo. Besides Japanese dishes and street snacks, you can enjoy the wide range of international food selection including western and Thai cuisine.
Opens daily from 5pm - 10pm.
Ichiba Station, 489 3 Ram Inthra Rd, Ram Inthra, Khan Na Yao, Bangkok 10230, www.facebook.com/Ramintra.km9
Surrounding this towering military monument, you can find a long stretch of stalls selling clothing, accessories and toys. Tucked away along the nearby canal is the popular Victory Monument Boat Noodles Alley. The dish is often served in small bowls, usually consisting of noodles, meat and different types of broth. Enjoy this authentic Thai food experience with your family. The portion is perfect for kids and you can try multiple dishes without feeling full.
Opens daily from 9am - 10pm.
Victory Monument Boat Noodles Alley, 2/16-18 Phahonyothin Rd, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400, www.tourismthailand.org/victory-monument
Catered mainly to the locals and not frequented by tourists, the hipster Indy Market is a great place to experience the free-and-easy local vibes. There is a whooping selection of over 500 stalls selling clothes, handicrafts and food. The prices here are relatively cheaper and you can find various Thai street snacks and restaurants for the whole family to enjoy. Reach the market via taxi or take a cab from the Skytrain Wong Wian Yai station to avoid the jam.
Opens daily from 6pm - 12am.
INDY Market, Dao Khanong, Chom Thong, Bangkok 10150, Thailand, www.facebook.com/BankchartINDY