Bangkok offers plenty of attractions and activities for families with kids. From entertainment parks to intriguing wildlife, the city has enough in its kitty to catch the fancy of the young. Take a look at the top four.
This air conditioned wonderland is designed to keep kids busy and overwhelmed with a number of sporting and artistic activities. Secret passageways, basketball hoops, trampoline, slides, race track cum skating rink, toys, sand pits, arts and crafts centre and dance performances keep the kids enthralled throughout. It also has a dedicated section for parents to enjoy some peace and quiet while their kids have fun.
Kidzania Bangkok is an ‘edutainment city’ in Siam Paragon mall where children can play adults by doing simulated jobs like nursing, news reporting, fire fighting, flying and others. The activities are designed to simulate real world conditions using realistic equipment, complete with relevant uniforms and dress code. Parents are not allowed to interfere in the chores of the ‘city’ and can instead relax at the nearby lounge. Watch your young one as a life saver in the form of a doctor, a heroic fire-fighter or a suave pilot and cherish their innocent delight and happiness.
Siam Ocean World
Located beneath the famous Siam Paragon mall, this ‘world’ boasts one of the largest underground aquariums in South East Asia spanning the size of three Olympic swimming pools. Dazzle your kids with over 30,000 creatures from various aquatic regions of the world neatly categorized according to their environment. A 270 degree underwater tunnel, dedicated shark tank and LED shows will amaze your kids no end. The fun does not stop here! You may also dive into the water.
Tired of seeing animals in enclosures? Safari World, located just on the outskirts of Bangkok, offers an opportunity for a unique yet safe intimate encounter with animals. Spread over an area of more than 400 acres, the animals here roam freely across vast open spaces. Watch the animals in their natural settings and keep a camera handy. You will see fantastic sights such as tigers bathe, zebras graze, and bear cubs cuddle right in front of you. There is also a theme park with animal performances, featuring seven shows, including the hugely popular and delightful dolphin show. And to top it all, you can even feed giraffes from a feeding platform!