30 Best Things to Do in Bangkok with Family & Kids - 2020
From beaches to temples, street food to shopping and an unending list of adventures, there are endless things to do in Bangkok with family on your vacation to this paradise. Whether you want to experience serenity or you want to up your adrenaline levels by experiencing adventure sports, the capital city Bangkok will live up to your expectations. 

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Amusement parks where your kids can splash around in the water, cruises where you and your spouse can marvel at the beauty of the gleaming land, open-air restaurants where you can dine under the night sky with the entire family, and live boxing matches that will thrill you to your core - Bangkok has it all.

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Moreover, there are a plethora of exciting things to do in Bangkok with kids, especially dining at the Banyan Tree Hotel to witness a birds-eye view of the city. Edutainment is the main theme of many playlands here, and your little ones will get to learn about a wide array of topics ranging from technology, art, dinosaurs, marine life and wildlife at places like Safari World, Kidzania and Dusit Zoo.

Here is a list of things to do in Bangkok with family:



01

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

A visit to Sea Life can be one of the most fun and informative things to do in Bangkok with family. Not only will your kids get to see a wide array of sea creatures from up close, but they will also get to learn more about their habitats.

Witness giant spider crabs and Pacific octopus floating in the tanks, and learn how these magnificent creatures camouflage in their surroundings. Walk through the underwater tunnel to get a glimpse of the colorful animals living in the coral reefs, and the petting pond allows you to touch squishy jellyfish and starfish.

Location: Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings:10 am to 9 pm

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Bangkok Sky Dining

Bangkok Sky Dining

The 61st floor of Banyan Tree Hotel offers a stunning view of the city skyline and a family dinner here will be the icing on top of your holiday cake. The open-air restaurant and bar will feel as if you have stepped into a giant spaceship. Surrounded by glass and metal skyscrapers, it has a sophisticated yet laid-back vibe. Enjoy a delicious meal as the city laid out beneath sparkles and dazzles you with its limitless beauty.

Location: Banyan Tree Hotel, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings: 11 am to 10 pm

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04

Siam Niramit Show

Siam Niramit Show

Decorated in contemporary Thai style and featuring a mini village, a restaurant, and a souvenir shop, Siam Niramit is one of the most fun things to do in Bangkok with family if you are interested in Thailand’s history, culture, and traditions.

The show itself is monumental and panoramic with a multitude of performers and a realistic representation of Siam’s history. Divided into three parts, the thrilling show will transport and move you with its scenes.

Location: Thiam Ruam Mit Rd, Khwaeng Huai Khwang, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings: Starts at 8 pm

05

Dream World

Dream World

When it comes to fun-filled and adventurous things to do in Bangkok with kids, nothing can rival a trip to Dream World. Whether it is riding sleighs and having snowball fights in Snow Land, or riding the rollercoaster in Space Mountain - Dream World has it all.

They will also get to meet Disney princesses like Pocahontas and Cinderella, and play in the water at Super Splash. Each of the four themed zones offers a unique adventure for your little ones.

Location: Tambon Bang Yitho, Amphoe Thanyaburi, Chang Wat Pathum Thani

Timings: 10 am to 5  p.m

06

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

 Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

There was a time when you could only take selfies from afar without touching the wax sculpture at Madame Tussauds. No more! Now you can play hoops with your favorite basketball player, your wife can appear on The Oprah Show, and your kids can hang out with their favorite stars.

From culturally significant figures like the Dalai Lama, world geniuses like Beethoven and Einstein to the Thai Royal Family and rock stars like Madonna - the 10 rooms are decked with celebrities from all walks of life.

Location: Siam Discovery Centre, Siam, Bangkok

Timings: 10 am to 9 pm

07

Muay Thai Live

Muay Thai Live

Experience the local culture of Thailand with this exciting theatrical show which demonstrates a blend of entertainment and ancient martial arts. Featuring fight scenes better than those you would expect to see in a Hollywood flick, the sheer talent, and resilience of the boxers is as impressive as it is exciting.

You can also expect to see sword fights and an array of other weapons which further adds to the thrill of a Muay Thai live show. The Warrior Rising set features real fighting between authentic boxers.

Location: Charoenkrung Road, Asiatique the Riverfront, Bangkok

Timings: 9 am to 7 pm

08

Ayutthaya Day tour

Ayutthaya Day tour

Explore the ancient capital of Thailand in order to experience serenity and tranquillity far away from the hustle-bustle of Bangkok. With its treasure trove of historical landmarks, magnificent temples, beautiful palaces, and majestic Buddha images - there is a lot to see here.

A day tour of the city offers a wealth of experiences for the whole family. Learn about the local culture, visit the peaceful river banks, cycle through the winding, narrow streets, and take a river cruise to soak in the natural beauty.

Location: Ayutthaya, 80 km north of Bangkok

Timings: 7 am to 5 pm

09

Safari World

Safari World

Safari World offers your kids the chance to enjoy all the fun and entertainment of a zoo without any cruelty towards animals. Divided into two segments, the park is spread over nearly 700 acres and all the animals and birds have plenty of open space to move. There is also a separate marine park and bird park, besides souvenir shops, food stalls and live shows are conducted on a weekly basis.

From ostriches and storks to tigers and Himalayan black bears - enjoy witnessing the majestic fauna roaming freely.

Location: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Khwaeng Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khet Khlong Sam Wa

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm

10

Kidzania

Kidzania

Edutainment is one of the most fun yet informative things to do in Bangkok with kids and there is no place better than Kidzania to the end. The mini town features a European style of architecture under a dramatically painted sky and every stall features a separate learning experience for children.

They get to participate in and learn the intricacies of 80 different jobs, everything from being a pilot to a firefighter. Whether it is riding a mini fire truck to work or rescue people in a tiny ambulance, everything is realistic, just on a small scale.

Location: Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

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Art in Paradise

Art in Paradise

For art enthusiasts, one of the most engaging things to do in Bangkok with family is a visit to the Art Museum for its host of 3D artworks and excellently crafted paintings. You can be a part of a host of different scenarios ranging from riding on a flying carpet to descending on the stairway to hell. Get coronated as an emperor, walk on a rickety bridge and cut through the waves on your surfboard. From parents to kids, the artwork will mesmerize and fascinate everyone.

Location: 4th floor, Esplanade Mall, Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm

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Line Village

Line Village

When it comes to fun things to do in Bangkok with kids, there is nothing more special than taking your little ones to meet their favorite Line characters. Whether it is Brown, Cony, or Choco - with the virtual reality experience, the kids will feel as if they are meeting them in real life.

Take stunning photos in the storybook jungle, explore the ice cave, and go virtual camping. Find the secret door at the mystique Library and go on a treasure hunt. A wealth of adventure awaits your tiny tots at Line Village.

Location:
 Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 

Timings:
10 am to 10 pm

13

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

Whether it be the toddlers that love flying or preteens who dream of becoming pilots, Flight Simulator offers a realistic simulation and is one of the most popular things to do in Bangkok with family. The cockpit is designed authentically, and instructors offer a briefing session before you commence flight.

A 30-minute package will let you take off and land at your choice of airports, with audio and visuals so good that the simulation feels authentic and impressive. 

Location:
Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok

Timings:
9 am to 6 pm

14

The Grand Palace Bangkok

The Grand Palace Bangkok

Your vacation to Thailand would be incomplete without paying a visit to the most famous landmark in Bangkok. The Grand Palace was home to the Thai king and an administrative building for nearly 150 years. Now, visitors are free to witness its awe-inspiring architecture, intricate attention to detail, unmatched craftsmanship, and spellbinding grandeur.

Whether it is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, The Central Court or one of the Throne Rooms - the impressive building is certainly worth a visit.

Location: Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings:  8.30 am to 3.30 pm

15

Siam Park City

Siam Park City

When it comes to things to do in Bangkok with family, nothing beats an amusement park with a host of exhilarating rides and thrilling slides. As soon as you enter, you see a multicolored princess castle that is sure to excite your little ones.

Explore the five zones at your leisure. From the cool slides at X-Zone to Family World and Small World, kids of all ages will have fun here. The most popular segment is the water park where you can cool down in the largest wave pool in the world.

Location: Suan Siam Rd, Khwaeng Khan Na Yao, Khet Khan Na Yao, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings: 10 am to 6 pm

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Bangkok Floating Market Tour

Bangkok Floating Market Tour

Experience the authentic culture and get a glimpse into the local life of Thailand by visiting one of the floating markets. Streetside shopping is one of the most fun things to do in Bangkok with family and there is no better place to do it than in a floating market.

The capital city is home to an array of bustling bazaars where you can enjoy the local flavors, buy trinkets and souvenirs for your friends and family, and get a close look into the lives of the locals - all while on a boat!

Location:
Damnoen Saduak 

Timings:
No timing restrictions

17

Pororo Water Park

Pororo Water Park

Enjoy a day of exploring fun rides at the most popular water park in the city. One of the most fun things to do in Bangkok with kids is splash around in clear, crisp water at this amusement center. Nine different play zones have been arranged for children of all ages, and the entire family can participate in the adrenaline-inducing Tong Tong's Magic Slide where you ride over the skyline of the city. Interactive waterplay activities, luxe lounges, and food courts serving delicious food await you at Pororo.

Location:
585 Bang Na-Trat Rd, Bang Na, Bangkok

Timings:
10 am to 7 pm

18

Chao Phraya cruise

Chao Phraya cruise

One of the most luxurious things to do in Bangkok with family is taking a dinner cruise through the city. Enjoy delicious Thai cuisine, witness live shows, and get some stunning views of the riverside landscape. The buffet-style dinner is accompanied by a live band and professional singers, and the vistas of nighttime Bangkok dazzling in all its glory are simply enchanting.

You will be sailing past many iconic landmarks and ancient temples on your journey, and if you are lucky, you may even catch some Thai dancing. 

Location:
Soi Charoen Krung 24, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok

Timings:
7 pm to 11 pm

19

Elephant Show & Crocodile Farm

Elephant Show & Crocodile Farm

Enjoy the greatest elephant show in all of Thailand along with a dash of crocodile wrestling at the Elephant and Crocodile farm in Bangkok. Housing over 10,000 crocodiles, this place has one of the biggest crocodile displays in the world.

Watch brave men fight these dangerous mammals and escape unscathed in a display of bravery and zeal. Dramatic narration accompanies the unique phenomenon and the goosebumps-inducing sight is sure to leave you at the edge of your seat.

Location:
Phetkasem Road, Samphran, Bangkok

Timings:
8.30 am to 5.30 pm

20

Zanook Wake Park

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Zanook Wake Park
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Enjoy the thrill of wakeboarding in the best downtown water park in Bangkok. World class equipment facilities and friendly staff make up a day of limitless fun for the entire family. The center of the park features a floating inflatable playground where your little ones can scramble, climb and jump around. If you are new to wakeboarding, park staff is very hands-on in helping newcomers.

And for the seasoned experts, an array of jumps and hurdles are arranged to play with. Later, you can head over to the Thai restaurant for some choice of food.

Location:
Thanon Bang Bon 3, Khwaeng Bang Bon, Khet Bang Bon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings:
9 am to 9.30 pm

Price:
THB 750 / INR 1690

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21

Imaginia Playland

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Imaginia Playland

When it comes to creative and fun things to do in Bangkok with kids, Imaginia Playland located on the 3rd floor of Emporium Mall beats everything else. With 19 different segments spread over 1400 square meters, the park offers a range of activities based on art, music, literature, and technology. The Dream Jungle features a host of bouncy nets for kids to enjoy, and they can paint a life-sized car model at Wonder Car.

Location:
The Emporium Shopping Complex 3rd fl., Sukhumvit 24 Rd., Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok

Timings:
10 am to 8 pm

Price:
200 THB / INR 450

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Corgi in the Garden Cafe

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Corgi in the Garden Cafe

Imagine dozens of corgis excitedly wagging their tails and jumping on you as you enter the building. That’s exactly what you will get to experience at the Corgi Cafe. If you or your kids are dog lovers, this is a must-visit destination in Bangkok.

Take countless photos with the cute puppies, enjoy watching them tease each other mischievously, and see them sprint on their stubby little legs every time someone enters the cafe. An atmosphere of joy and happiness permeates the place and your kids are sure to enjoy this unique trip.

Location:
Kallapaphruek Road Bang Wa, Phasicharoen Bangkok

Timings:
10.30 am to 6 pm

Price:
THB 250 / INR  565

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Temple of the Golden Mount

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Temple of the Golden Mount

Also known as Wat Saket, the temple was built on an artificial hill and is called Golden Mount because of its dazzling gold chedi. Buddha relics are housed in its chedi houses and devotees of Buddhism flock here from all over the world during the vibrant fair held every year. The sacred pilgrimage site is peaceful as it is stunning.

300 steps need to be scaled before you reach the iconic chedi and witness the worship rituals. A cemetery is built at the base of the mountain which is also eerily beautiful.

Location:
Khwaeng Ban Bat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings:
9 am to 5 pm

Price:
No entry fee

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The Golden Buddha Temple

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The Golden Buddha Temple

Also known as Wat Traimit, the temple houses the largest gold-plated sculpture of Buddha in the world. It was originally covered in plaster to protect it from invaders and the pieces of plaster that fell over are also on display.

5 meters high and weighing over 5 tons, it is a holy shrine that must be visited. Locals and tourists flock alike to the temple to witness the sacred rituals and bask in the serene environment. Get the blessings of Buddha, and learn about Buddhist rituals and traditions.

Location:
661 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100

Timings:
9 am to 5 pm

Price:
THB 10 / INR 23

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Benchasiri Park (Sukhumvit Road)

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Benchasiri Park (Sukhumvit Road)

Celebrate a picnic with your folks amidst the lush green landscape of Benchasiri Garden. Also known as the green lungs of the city, the park features several rides and slides for kids. Recreation spots, playgrounds and an array of contemporary sculptures are found in abundance, but the serene and quiet ambiance is what attracts tourists to this place. You can also check out the commemorative coin sculpture depicting an image of the queen located in the center of the park.

Location:
Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 

Timings:
5 am to 9 pm

Price:
No entry fee

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Snow Town

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Snow Town

The indoor themed village of Snow Town offers a host of exciting things to do in Bangkok with family, with its wide range of rides and slides. Ski on the snow slopes and recreate the sensation of being up in the hills. Let your kids build snow fairies and engage in snowball fights.

Chic restaurants line the main street where you can get barbecue and ramen. Since the playground is quite small and simple, the place is more suited for small kids than preteens or teens.

Location:
 Gateway Ekamai shopping mall, Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Phra Khanong, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings:
11 am to 12 pm 

Price:
THB 100 / INR 225

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Funarium

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The indoor playground at Funarium is a large entertainment area with tonnes of fun things to do in Bangkok with kids. Spread over 2000 square meters, it features a soft play area for tiny toddlers so that they do not hurt themselves while playing, and an arts and crafts center for older children. Mini slides, ball pools and soft blocks for building towers are also available.

The little ones that love cooking can head over to the baking station, and you can get yourself a hot cup o’ joe in the meanwhile.

Location: Sukhumvit 26 Alley, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings: 9 am to 7 pm

Price: THB 110 / INR 248

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Children's Discovery Museum

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Take your kids on a wholesome day of learning and entertainment at the discovery museum where they will get to dig up dinosaur bones, create giant bubbles, and explore the tunnel of mirrors. The interactive displays are perfect for teaching them about the mind and body, they can learn about construction at urban planning at Build Our City section.

The playground outside features Pyramid Net - a fun ride, and the fountain area is perfect for some splashing. The onsite canteen offers delicious food too.

Location:
Kamphaeng Phet 4 Rd, Khwaeng Lat Yao, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings:
10 am to 4 pm

Price:
No entry fee

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Dusit Zoo

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Dusit Zoo

Home to over 1600 indigenous and migratory animals, Dusit is more than just a zoo. It features a state-of-the-art animal park with amenities like an ultramodern animal hospital, a zoo museum, an educational center and an informative sightseeing tour on a train.

A gorgeous lake is located at the center of the park and you can indulge boat paddling here. A World War II underground shelter has been built near the hippo shelter, and local dishes can be enjoyed at the Food Centre.

Location: Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings: 9 am to 7 pm

Price: THB 200 / INR 450

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Fantasia Lagoon

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 Fantasia Lagoon

With a price tag of just 100 Baht, a visit to this water park is one of the most yet cheap things to do in Bangkok with family. Separate segments cater to children of different ages - Magic Jungle and Mystery Island will keep the toddlers occupied while Lazy River is perfect for adults to soak in the sun and enjoy a cocktail.

Entertainers performing balloon shows and magic tricks are also seen, and there is a food court that serves delicious Thai delicacies.

Location: Bang Khae Nuea, Petchkasem Road, Phasi Charoen

Timings: 10 am to 8.30 pm

Price: THB 100 / INR 225 

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Dinosaur Planet

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Dinosaur Planet

Exploring the world of majestic prehistoric beasts is one of the most entertaining yet educational things to do in Bangkok with kids. 200 life-sized models of the most popular dinosaurs are housed in this amusement park where children can take incredible photographs with these long-extinct animals and learn all about their habitat and life span all those millennia ago. The centerpiece volcano also forms an interesting attraction point.

Budding paleontologists and archaeologists will find the park educational and fun.

Location: Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm

Price: THB 500 / INR 1125

NOTE:  This place is permanently closed.

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