Best Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Bangkok
You don't often think of Bangkok as green, relaxing and kid-friendly. But it totally can be! I have been living in Bangkok for three years with my four kids and have put together some of the city's incredible family-friendly gems here in this guide!
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Where to stay in Bangkok
The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon
Urban retreat in Bangkok complete with an outdoor pool, state-of-the-art 24/7 fitness center and variety of dining options.
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Riverside resort with upscale rooms and suites on the west bank of the Chao Phraya.
The Siam Hotel
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Things to do in Bangkok
Get growing Community Farm: A real-size wooden Troy horse and dinosaurs to climb, a zipline, mudslides, suspended bridges, bamboo rafts, and a challenging obstacle course above water. Welcome to Bangkok’s craziest nature-based playground.
Talat Noi: A peaceful walk in a part of Chinatown frozen in time offering an incredible mix of hip eateries, traditional Chinese shop houses, and narrow winding alleyways filled with unique character. Don't miss: The So Heng Tai Mansion, Baan Rim Naam, Siang Kong Shrine, Mother Roaster and Patina.
Wat Arun & Wat Po: The most famous temples of Bangkok that will make your kid's eyes sparkle (prefer an early morning or late afternoon visit, if possible after a tour at the National Museum).
Lumphini Park: A green heaven in the heart of Bangkok. Ideal for a rest in the grass, a peaceful walk or some playground time.
Talat Noi: A peaceful walk in a part of Chinatown frozen in time offering an incredible mix of hip eateries, traditional Chinese shop houses and narrow winding alleyways filled with unique character. Don't miss: The So Heng Tai Mansion, Baan Rim Naam, Siang Kong Shrine, Mother Roaster and Patina.
Mahnakhon Skywalk: Walk over Bangkok’s skyline on this glace observation deck culminating at 314m high.
Bangkok's flower market: An enchanting blooming market filled with hundreds of enchanting smells and colors.
Day Trips from Bangkok
Ko Kret: A car-free island, 45 minutes away from Bangkok's city center. Cycle amongst rice and banana fields, discover potters’ workshops and indulge in local craft beers. To do: the bicycle lane in the middle of veggie patches, ChitBeer (Thailand's 1st craft brewery only open on the weekend) and ceramic workshops.
Places to eat & drink in Bangkok
The Commons Thonglor: An open-air industrial-looking community mall, featuring high-quality eateries, lifestyle shops, and a kids' play space with drop-off options! A local families’ favorite, not to miss.
Sweet Poppy: A family heaven featuring an open-air dining hall overlooking wooden play structures and nature-based play stations for kids.
Siri House: Don’t forget bathing suits to fully enjoy this restaurant’s amazing garden and pool. Come any time, their menu covers the entire day with western inspired delicacies.
Mother May I Kitchen: Home-cooked Thai food served in a relaxing bohemian setting, featuring a large garden with a balancelle, a fountain and a large lawn. A true inner-city escape!
(Not Just) Another cup: A dreamy brunch: mouthwatering healthy food and family-friendly vibes just across from our favorite play space in town!
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