The best family attractions in Bangkok offer something for just about every type of traveller and all ages too. From aquariums and theme parks to interactive art galleries and exciting live shows, you could fill an entire vacation without anyone in the family ever getting bored. Several of these attractions are found in famous shopping malls downtown, but others are quite hard to find on the outskirts of the city. However, with a little planning, you can easily hop around and see more than one cool family attraction for each day you are in Bangkok.
The idea of this page is to offer interesting ideas which the whole family can enjoy together. If you are looking for exclusively child-focused ideas, check out our page on Things to Do for Kids in Bangkok.
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean WorldSiam Paragon
It is an aquatic wonderland the size of three Olympic swimming pools full of interesting animals from the ocean deep. This underground aquarium - one of the largest in Southeast Asia - will dazzle you with innovative, world-class exhibits and over 30,000 curious-looking creatures from various depths and aquatic regions across the globe. What makes SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World particularly good for families is its location in the basement of Siam Paragon, making it one of the easiest attractions to reach from most areas of the city. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 21:00 daily
- Location: Basement floor, Siam Paragon, Siam
- BTS: Siam Station
Art in ParadiseRatchada
Art in Paradise is Bangkok’s best Trickeye Museum or 3D Museum. Classic compositions have been recreated in such a way as to allow visitors to be part of the portrait, and some of them are really funny. Make sure you bring your camera because many of the exhibits only work through the eye of a lens. This is a great attraction for families to spend a few hilarious hours, especially on rainy days. Esplanade Mall is located in Ratchada and is easy to reach by MRT Underground as National Cultural Centre Station is right in front of the mall. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Ticket Booth closes at 21:00)
- Location: Esplanade Shopping Mall, 4th floor
- Tel: +66 (0)2 660 9130
Ice SkatingCentralWorld/Rama 9/Ekkamai
If the Bangkok heat gets too much, ice skating is one of the best ways to cool down for a few hours. Bangkok has several great ice rinks – even one that is Olympic-sized. If you're a bit wobbly on skates, you can book a lesson or grab one of the animal-themed stabilisers that are readily available. If you would prefer to watch, the ice rinks at Central Rama 9 and Major Ekkamai have stadium-style seating. Read More...
A visit to Dream World theme park is a fun-filled, entertaining day out where, as the name suggests, children’s fantasies become realities. They can sleigh or make snow angels in Snow Land, ride a rollercoaster up Space Mountain, and meet Cinderella and Pocahontas, all in one day. While Dream World’s high-octane rides might not measure up to the best of American or Japanese theme parks, the sights and attractions for smaller children are excellent and ensure an exciting family day out and a lot of memorable photographs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 daily, until 19:00 on holidays
- Location: 10 minutes north of Don Muang Airport at KM. Stone 7 on Rangsit-Ongkharak Road. By air-con bus, take No. 538 Victory Monument - Don Muang - Rachamonkolk or No. 523 (Mochit - Kasetsart University)
- Tel: +66 (0)2 533 1152
Located in the Siam Discovery Center, Madame Tussauds Bangkok is no old-fashioned wax museum. For the entertainment value and a chance to rub shoulders with world celebrities, heads of state, activists, sports heroes and heroines, legendary artists, and even royalty, the museum is worth checking out. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 daily (might change slightly during long weekend or national holidays)
- Location: 6th Fl. Siam Discovery Center
- Tel: +66 (0)2 658 0060
Muay Thai LiveRiverside
Muay Thai Live at Asiatique Bangkok is an exciting theatrical show combining entertaining performances with the ancient martial art of Muay Thai boxing. Great for a family evening out, the show allows everyone to see the martial art behind the blood sport and is far more appropriate for younger children than a genuine prize fight. Located in Asiatique Night Market, there are plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy either before or after the show. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tues - Sun 20:00 (closed Monday)
- Location: THE STAGE Theatre, Asiatique Bangkok, Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
Siam Park CityRamkamheng (32km east of CentralWorld)
Considering Bangkok’s tropical climate, water parks are few and far between in the city. By far the best place is the ageing but still fun, Siam Park City. Kids are at their happiest when they can splash, wade, dive and ride down slippery slides freely, while parents can do some relaxing in the shade or join in the fun. There are exciting rides and pools for all kind of water babies. There is also a separate amusement park with some fun rides for smaller kids. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
- Address: 203 Suan Siam Rd., Kannayao, Bangkok 10230
- Tel: +66 (0)2 919 7200
Safari Worldclose to Don Mueang Airport (40 km north of CentralWorld)
Safari World is a zoo for those who don't like zoos… of course, like any animal parks, it has some good and some not so good sides, but the animals here certainly do have huge amount of space to roam free. Open since 1988, Safari World is divided in two distinct areas: The open space of Safari Park where you can drive through in your car or in the park bus, as well as a Bird Park filled with aviaries and suspended walkways, and the Marine Park, which is more of a traditional zoo mixed with shows and souvenir shops. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Safari Park: 09:00 - 17:00, Marine Park: 09:00 - 18:00
- Address: 99 Panyaintra Road, Samwatawantok, Klongsamwa
- Tel: +66 (0)2 518 1000
Fantasia LagoonThonburi (21km west of CentralWorld)
Fantasia Lagoon is a relatively large and attractive water park built on the roof of The Mall Bangkae, which is located across the river on the Thonburi side of Bangkok. Despite being opened for many years, the park is surprisingly unknown to tourists and only Thai locals come and play here. Fantasia Lagoon was refurbished in 2014 and is a fun place for kids and young adults to spend a day with huge pools and decent-size sliders. In addition, you have the entire mall to play with, including a very attractive games and entertainment zone located right below the water park. And it only costs 100 baht! Read More...
- Address: 275 Moo 1, Petchkasem Rd. Phasicharoen Bangkok 10600
- Tel: +66 (0)2 487 1000
Dusit ZooOld City
Dusit Zoo, or 'Khao Din', is a fully-function animal park with facilities such as an animal hospital, zoo museum and educational centre, sightseeing train, activities ground and canteen. It houses some 1,600 domestic and international animals, including albino barking deer and white Bengal tigers. Covering a total area of 188,800sqm, Dusit Zoo was Thailand's very first zoo and has been around for more than 60 years. It sits in the midst of Bangkok’s administrative centre, surrounded by important landmarks such as The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Parliament and Chitralada Palace. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 18:00
- Location: Rama V Road, Dusit
- Tel: +66 (0)2 282 7111-3 ext 128