If you want a guaranteed hit for the small children in your family, then Funarium Indoor Playground in Bangkok is the place to go. This large entertainment area may look like a warehouse from outside, but once you step inside and through the childproof gates - to prevent them from getting out, rather than in of course – you will find 2,000 m2 of activities, with a large climbing structure, little kids soft play, sand and water area as well as a arts and craft centre and baking station. The entire space is air-conditioned so children can run around without worrying about the weather outside, whether it’s rainy or simply too hot. At Funarium you will also find a cafe area, perfect for refuelling during a half a day trip to the indoor activity centre.
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The cost varies depending on your size, 200 baht for three hours for kids measuring up to 105cm, 320 baht for three hours for kids over 105cm and up to the age of 13. Adults and kids over 13 pay 110 baht. We would recommend Funarium for children up to the age of 10. It is definitely more focused on entertaining young children than keeping the older ones happy. To run around and enjoy this indoor playground you need to be wearing socks, but if you forget there are pairs for sale for around 75 baht. Getting there is easy, but we recommend a taxi from Phrom Pong BTS as the walk isn’t much fun. Fun Arium is located on Sukhumvit 26, behind K Village a small shopping centre and is open every day from 9:00 until 19:00.
The smallest kids have their own dedicated area in the far right hand corner. Here you will find a mini slide, small ball pool and soft blocks to build towers with. At certain points of the day the Funarium team will appear and perform songs and dances. The audience of toddlers watching the show during my trip were dancing along to rhymes such as the Hokey Cokey. For bigger kids the gigantic climbing structure is impressive, two storeys high with a four lane silver speed slide, a ball blower, trampoline and plenty of secret passageways for kids to clamber through and around. There is even a mini flying fox to swing around like Tarzan or Jane. Outdoors you will find a small sandpit and some cute tepee tents.
Older children will also enjoy shooting hoops the basketball court, which is surrounded by a race track, where kids of any age can bike or scoot around, plenty of different sized bikes are available and some have stabilisers attached. Once a day the track turns into a skate rink, and there are roller skates for hire on site. Funarium also have activities for young ones who are interested in a bit of quiet time. Next to the cafe you will find a small supervised kitchen area for some baking and upstairs is the arts centre, where budding painters can get creative. There is plenty of supervision at Funarium Indoor Playground, so older kids can be left to their own devices. Their wrist bands allow them to purchase food and extra activities (banking and skating cost extra) without needing cash. Children will definitely love their time at Funarium and adults can enjoy a bit of a break, there is even a parent’s room with comfy armchairs, TV and magazines.
Funarium Indoor Playground
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 19:00 everyday
- Address: 111/1 Sukhumvit 26, Bangkok 10110
- Tel: +66 (0)2 665 6555