Traveling as a family is fun and brings people together. For this reason, it makes more sense to plan a trip to Thailand with children. Many people associate Thailand with its amazing markets and temples, but there’s more to this beautiful country than its culture. The country is world famous for its extravagant number of spectacular attractions, both natural and man-made. It’s packed with family-friendly activities and attractions, allowing visitors to explore with the kids. These are the best places to visit with kids in Thailand.
11 Mae Wang District, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is full of family adventurers. In the Mae Wang district, travelers visiting Thailand with children will indulge in a unique kind of water adventure. The activity is almost similar to kayaking, except a bamboo raft is used instead of a kayak. Bamboo rafting is a popular activity here, and visitors can do it with a guide or without a guide. Paddling the rafts is like paddling the kayak, and no one will encounter any challenges if they have kayaked before. Visiting Mae Wang for bamboo rafting is enjoyable and suitable for families traveling to Thailand on a budget. The raft can only accommodate a maximum of five people.
Approximatly one hour
ten Flight of the Gibbon, Chiang Mai
Thailand is home to some of the most spectacular rainforests in the world. Located in the Khao Kheow rainforest, the Flight of the Gibbon is arguably Thailand’s most impressive zipline operator. Created in 2007, this zip line is perfect for exploring with children. The zipline crosses 26 platforms and a day trip includes exploring the zoo. Flight of the Gibbon’s safety standards are second to none and provide an incredible opportunity for the whole family to have fun on the eco-adventure.
The cost of the experience:
9 Imaginary world
Located near Bangkok, the Dream World theme park is great fun and perfect for kids. Kids’ dreams will come true when they ride the Space Mountain roller coaster and meet their favorite cartoon characters, such as Cinderella. There are other unique rides to ride, including Viking, Hurricane, Skycoaster, one of the park’s most popular rides, and the Flying Capet. Children of all ages will enjoy being at Dream World, as there are plenty of activities.
8 Tooney Museum
Located in Nonthaburi, Tooney Museum is sure to entertain children and the young at heart. A short distance from the Novotel Bangkok IMPACT, this museum houses more than 100,000 toys derived from cartoons and films presented on two floors. The museum features Disney cartoon figurine toys and most modern ones. After spending enough time exploring the cartoons, travelers can take their kids to the perfect restaurants located at the museum and have something delicious!
10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday to Sunday
THB 150 per adult, THB 100 per child, THB 3,000 for private tours
seven Race at EasyKart
Kids are always hungry for speed and active adventure, and EasyKart is the perfect place to get kids excited for a family race. The good news is that there are many EasyKart branches in the country. The karts come in different sizes; one can choose, depending on his level of experience. They can speed up to 60 kilometers per hour and visitors can race together or compete with their children. Watching the kids run from the observation deck is also an option.
1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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6 Bangkok Doll Factory and Museum
Founded in 1956 by Khunying Tongkorn Chandavimol after taking a doll-making course, Bangkok Doll Factory and Museum should never be missing on a list of things to do when visiting Thailand with children. The museum includes Khunying’s collection of around 400 dolls and others from around the world. When visiting the museum, families and their children can watch the dolls being made, which the children will certainly have fun doing. To get to the museum, one can board a taxi from BTS Phaya Thai and contact the museum for directions.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily, except Sunday
5 Splash Jungle Water Park, Phuket
A popular summer destination in Phuket, Splash Jungle Water Park is one of the best places in Thailand to visit with kids. The park is built in a way to ensure an amazing and fun experience for locals and vacationers alike. Covering approximately 22,400 square meters, the park comprises 14 fields decorated with a mixture of African, Turkish, North European, North American, Inca-Mayan and Asian styles. It cost over 500 million baht to build the park. Activities include floating on the Lazy River along the creek, which is 335m long, and boardwalks. Other amusements in the park include water guns and slides.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Entrance ticket cost:
$40.9 per adult, $19.7 per child
4 Fantasea Park Phuket
Fantasea Park Phuket is perfect for children, especially before going to bed. Covering 60 acres, this beautiful cultural theme park features a magnificent theater that can accommodate up to 3,000 people. The theater presents different shows on Thai culture, acrobatics, animal performance, stunts, pyrotechnics, magic illusion, magic illusion and aerial performance. After exploring the theater, visitors can always make themselves comfortable in the 4,000-seat dining hall and enjoy a family meal.
Business hours :
5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
The price of a ticket:
$69 per adult, $62 per child
3 Dino Park Mini Golf
Located on the beach road in the middle of Karon and Kata beaches, Dino Park Mini Golf is one of the best places to visit with kids in Thailand. It has an 18-hole golf course and a trendy restaurant set in a beautiful prehistoric setting. Each hole on the course features a different prehistoric animal. Children will enjoy shooting the balls inside the holes while trying to overcome the obstacles created by the surrounding caves, volcanoes and traps.
Business hours :
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2 Flying Hanuman, Phuket
This place is suitable for adventurous kids, probably those aged five and up, and is a fun, adrenaline-filled adventure. The experience on this zipline is amazing as the kids move from tree to tree. This tour makes Phuket an ideal beach and nature destination, as the natural surroundings are breathtaking, thanks to the beautiful forest. The tour allows children to fly above the trees through various platforms, spiral staircases and sky bridges. It’s an adventurous experience that every child will love.
1 Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
Thailand is renowned for being home to huge elephants, probably the destination with the most numbers in Asia, and kids will enjoy saying hello to these wonderful creatures. Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park is the perfect place to meet and interact with the animals, and kids will find those rescued from different national parks around the country roaming free. Travelers can feed and bathe the animals, and the children will be delighted to have fun. Children will have an educational experience on how to interact, care for and protect elephants.