Exploring Bangkok with Kids: 6 Places to Visit

PUBLISHED BY VIACONNECTS | 10 Feb 2021

Lively, bustling Bangkok is best known for being a shopping and party destination with its massive shopping malls (link to shopping malls article), bespoke rooftop bars, and vibrant nightlife. But you'll be surprised to know that the Thai capital also has much to offer to families with kids! It has got various family-friendly attractions that'll keep you and your kids entertained all day, from educational museums to exciting amusement parks. Check out our list of the best family-friendly attractions in Bangkok to visit with your kids!


1) Kidzania Bangkok

Three children dressed up as delivery men

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A trip to KidZania Bangkok is a must for all young aspiring doctors, chefs, pilots and more! Located on the 5th floor of Siam Paragon, this 7,000 square-metre interactive play area was specially made for kids aged 4 to 14 years old where they can dress up as professionals from various fields. With over 100 careers to choose from, your kids can learn essential life skills and develop confidence in doing different activities. Who knows? This can be where your child discovers his/her interests!


Ticket price: Babies - Free, Toddlers - 875 baht, Kids - 1350 baht, Adults - 800 baht

Location: 991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

How to get there by BTS: Take the BTS to Siam Station which is just a short walk away from Siam Paragon where KidZania Bangkok is located.


2) Dream World Bangkok

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If you want to enjoy an exhilarating, adventure-filled day for the whole family, head straight to Dream World Bangkok. Divided into four themed areas (Dream World Plaza, Dream Garden, Fantasy Land, and Adventure Land), Dream World Bangkok is every bit as its name implies. The park is filled with over 40 thrilling rides and family attractions! Older kids will love the action-packed rides such as Tornado and Sky Coaster, while the young ones can go on the sightseeing train around the park. You also get to enjoy animal shows and impressive performances like "Hollywood Action".


Ticket price: DreamWorld Super Visa - 1000 baht (includes all rides for an unlimited time)

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

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

How to get there by BTS: Take the BTS to Victory Monument Station. From there, ride bus 538 that heads to Dream World Bangkok.


3) Safari World Bangkok

A mom and her son happily feeding a giraffe

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If your family loves animals, nature, and the great outdoors, you definitely need to include a trip to Safari World Bangkok in your itinerary. Located about 40 kilometres outside of Bangkok, this sprawling zoo boasts two main areas, Safari Park and Marine Park, where you can get up close and personal with over 100 animals from all over the world. There are several animal shows scheduled throughout the day: from the entertaining Orangutan Boxing show to the Sea Lion show! Come to the shows early so you can get front-row seats!


Ticket prices:


ADULT

Safari Park - 1000 baht

Marine Park - 1300 baht

Safari + Marine Park - 1500 baht


CHILD

Safari Park - 900 baht

Marine Park - 1100 baht

Safari + Marine Park - 1400 baht


Location: 99 Panya Indra Rd, Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khlong Sam Wa, Bangkok 10510, Thailand

Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

How to get there by BTS: Take the BTS to Victory Monument station and exit at Exit 2. Walk straight for about 100 metres until you reach Safari World.


4) SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World

Exotic fish swimming underwater

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If you're looking for more marine adventure, then a trip to SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World is in order! Tucked inside Siam Paragon, this massive indoor aquarium offers its visitors 11 different zones to explore. Some notable areas include the Shark Walk, the Penguin Ice Playground, Rocky Hideout, and Seahorse Kingdom. Get acquainted with exotic underwater rarities such as the Giant Spider Crab, the Giant Pacific Octopus, Sand Tiger Sharks, and more!


Ticket price: Adult - 981 baht, Child - 801 baht (single visit)

Location: Siam Paragon Building, B1- B2 Floor 991 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

How to get there by BTS: Take the BTS to Siam Station which is just a short walk away from Siam Paragon where SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World is located.


5) Siam Amazing Park

People on an exhilarating roller coaster ride

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Looking for ways to cool down in the Bangkok heat during your trip? Located on the outskirts of Bangkok, Siam Amazing Park is Bangkok's oldest amusement and water park with a massive wave pool, several waterslides, and even adrenaline-pumping roller coasters. What's great about this place is that, despite being one of Bangkok's most popular family attractions, Siam Amazing Park offers great value for money and a lot of affordable dining choices!


Ticket price: Adult - 600 baht, Child - 430 baht

Location: 203 Suan Siam Rd, Khan Na Yao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand

Opening hours: Daily, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

How to get there by BTS: Take the BTS to Victory Monument Station. From there, you should see a circular skywalk that leads to a bus stop called “Ko Din Daeng”. From there, hop on bus number 168 which should take you to Siam Park City.


6) Museum of Siam

Visitors taking selfies in front of the Museum of Siam

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For something a little more educational on your trip to Bangkok, we recommend visiting the Museum of Siam! Set in a majestic, neoclassical house, the museum is marriage of elements from the present and the past with the intent of teaching the national identity and history of Thai people. While it may not seem like the most exciting activity, visiting the museum is a great way for your kids to learn new things about the country they're visiting. Plus, they have interactive exhibits to make the entire learning experience more enjoyable.


Ticket price: 200 baht per person

Location: 4 Sanam Chai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

How to get there by BTS: Take the BTS to Siam Station and ride a taxi going to the Museum of Siam.


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