As a travel destination, Bangkok is probably best known for its food, night markets and cheap massages. However, if you are planning a visit to Bangkok with kids, even young kids, the city still has plenty to offer.
We all know about Bangkok’s notorious traffic jams. If you don’t feel like contending the endless jams, especially if you are in Bangkok with kids, one strategy is to plan for activities that don’t take you too from away the BTS or Skytrain line (where many of the major hotels are located).
Using the BTS trains to make your way to different spots around town with minimal need to fight through the traffic below.
Here are some ideas of places you can visit while in Bangkok with kids without the need to stray too far from the BTS line.
Ideas for What to Do in Bangkok with Kids
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Found in the basement of the swanky Siam Paragon shopping mall, SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World is a great place for those with young children. It has two levels of exhibits with marine life that includes otters, turtles and even penguins. You can even ride in a glass-bottomed boat as sharks circle below at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. Read more about it here.
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Closest BTS Station: Siam
Little Zoo Cafe, Siam Square
Little Zoo Cafe is a spot where animal-loving kids can interact with little pets such as cats, dogs, chinchillas and even exotic ones such as foxes and meerkats. It is located in a two-storey unit a short walk away from the Siam BTS Station (not inside the Siam Square shopping mall). Read more about it here.
Closest BTS Station: Siam
TrueLove at Neverland Husky Cafe
Another spot for animal-lovers is the TrueLove at Neverland Husky Cafe. To interact with the dogs here, kids must be at least three years old and need to be supervised by an adult. For the admission fee, you will get a cake, drink and an hour to interact with more than 20 huskies. The closest BTS station to TrueLove at Neverland Husky Cafe is Ari BTS Station but you may still need to take a short taxi ride from the station to the cafe. Read more about it here.
BTS Station: Ari
KidZania is a global phenomena where kids are thrust in a city of their own to take on jobs and earn money. KidZania Bangkok is located within Siam Paragon (the same building as SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World). Some of its establishments where kids can seek employment in include an Auto Repair Shop, Barber Shop Beauty Salon and Hamburger Shop. Read more about KidZania Bangkok here.
BTS Station: Siam
Imagina Playland, indoor playground at The Emporium Mall, is a great place to visit when in Bangkok with kids. Kids can hang out and have fun at its varied play areas which cater to all ages. There is wooden play fort, artworks that kids can play with and an awesome fun slide. Read more about Imaginia Playland here.
BTS Station: Phrom Phong
Downtown Bangkok has plenty of shopping malls, but if you are looking for somewhere different to visit, try Terminal 21. Each floor at this shopping mall is themed after a different travel destination. There is a Japan-themed floor, London-themed floor and more. This means plenty of photo ops for the entire family. Find out more here.
BTS Station: Asok
As a final bonus suggestion, if you do end up shopping at the mega shopping mall, CentralWorld Bangkok (which is close to the Chidlom and Siam BTS stations) with the kids, you will be glad to know there is a free play area on the 6th floor for kids!
We hope you have a great time in Bangkok with kids!