If you thought Bangkok is a place for 18+, where you can turn around with your best buddies, let me give you 10 best things that are meant for kids to do and enjoy the city as much as you can.
Bangkok has something in store for every child: from witnessing butterflies to exploring the underwater life, your child will get ample amount of choices to choose from, to enjoy this rich city. An exciting boat trip on the Chao Phraya River and lots of shrieks at a water park are sure to make their day.
Bangkok Ocean World:
Come and meet some of the world’s unique marine creatures at the SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World (formerly Siam Ocean World), situated two floors down the flashy Siam Paragon shopping mall. This one is Asia’s largest underground aquarium that displays over 30,000 inquisitive looking water creatures.
The aquatic wonderland is awesome with size of almost three Olympic swimming pools with a wide array of interesting animals. Most of the creatures are transported all the way from the Amazon River or the Jurassic period. Have a nose to nose with some of the deadliest predators in the 270-degree underwater tunnel and if you want, take a dive in and swim with some sharks and rays.
If you think, this is all, better rethink. You can also enjoy the virtual environment of the sea creatures created in the 4D theater, the first of a kind in Bangkok. This state-of-the-art technology will surely get you goosebumps. Permission is restricted to children below 3 years. Tickets can be purchased online at least 24 hours prior to the show.
The Bangkok Ocean World is open from 10:00 - 21:00 daily.
The very latest and most innovative efforts made by Bangkok to lure kids is Kidzania. This is an edutainment zone for your kids. The level of fun and education combined has been scaled up to a next level.
Each and every shop and buildings in Kidzania town is a learning experience for children from four to 15 years old. Almost all the activities involve small groups of 6 to 8 kids where no parents are not supposed to interfere or participate. From lessons on how to change your dad’s car tires to learning firefighting and cooking, everything is taught here. The best part is that your kid can even earn his/her own 'KidZos' money by doing these small so-called jobs. Further, you can even open the bank account for the same at CIMB bank.
During weekdays the tickets to visit this edutainment center is fixed at 425 Baht for adults and toddlers while people under the age of 15 years can pay 850 Baht to be here.
During weekends and Holidays, the ticket prices for adults and toddlers is 500 Baht while for Kids, it is fixed at 1,000 Baht.
On the third floor of Emporium Mall is the Imaginia Playground which focuses to educate and entertain kids. The concept of Imaginia is to empower learning through playing. The activities that children can take part in includes art, music, literature, technology and strategic thinking.
The activity center is well suited for children below 15 years of age. The play center is open daily from 10:00-20:00. However, it is advisable to visit during weekdays. Three-hour day passes are available at 480 baht for kids above 91cm, 250 baht for 71-90cm and 100 baht for little ones under 70cm. Parents or guardians over 15-years-old pay 200 baht.