The 10 best things to do in Bangkok with family

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Bangkok is the perfect vacation spot for families. From safaris and theme parks to museums and malls, everyone from the little ones to Grandma will fall in love with Thailand’s majestic capital.

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1. Shop to your heart’s content at CentralWorld

One of Bangkok’s most significant attractions, CentralWorld shopping mall, is not to be missed. The mall is Thailand’s largest shopping complex, boasting more than 500 shops, 100 food outlets and several entertainment options for the whole family. Children can spend hours at the Kids’ Zone play area or express their artistic skills at Genius Planet Zone, while you indulge in the ultimate shopping experience. Explore some of the world’s largest designer and high-street brands including Polo Ralph Lauren and H&M or grab a delicious meal and drink at Groove, CentralWorld’s new upscale dining destination.

2. Get introduced to Thai culture at Siam Niramit

Siam Niramit is a captivating live show featuring traditional Thai dance and music designed to entertain and audiences of all ages and walks of life. From re-enactments of the royal processions in the Ancient Kingdom of Lanna to depictions of traditional ceremonial celebrations, Siam Niramit promises to take you on a journey of Thailand’s history. The show comprises three distinct acts and is held daily, throughout the year in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district. Ticket options include access to the show plus dinner and refreshments.

3. Explore marine life at Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

Boasting more than 3,000 marine animals of different shapes and sizes, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World is Southeast Asia’s largest aquarium. Admire exotic creatures including Sand Tiger Sharks, Gentoo Penguins and Wolf Fish and learn about the aquarium’s conservation and breeding projects. Thrill seekers can even dive with sharks.

4. Visit Safari World for close encounters with wildlife

For an exhilarating experience, take your family to Bangkok’s Safari World for the opportunity to get really close to wild animals in an African safari-style setting. Spot some of the most magnificent creatures in the animal kingdom including giraffes, zebras and ostrich as you drive through the park. You can also enjoy several events at Safari World including the Lion and Tiger Feeding Show and the Dolphin Show. Safari World also features Eggs World, an educational centre that provides fun facts about egg-laying animals, their life-cycles and habits.

5. Satisfy your inner child at Dream World

If you’re a fan of theme parks and thrill-rides, Dream World is the ideal place to take your family. Go on one of the park’s many roller coaster rides for adults and older kids including the Sky Coaster, the Tornado, the Grand Canyon and the Raptor. Younger children can enjoy a wide range of attractions at Dream World such as the Giant’s House and the Sightseeing Train. There are also a number of vibrant live events at the park including the Colours of the World Parade and other street performances to keep the entire family entertained.

6. Travel back to the Jurassic period at Dinosaur Planet

Ideally located in the centre of Bangkok, Dinosaur Planet is a fun-filled entertainment centre where grand models of dinosaurs are brought to life using technology and audio-visual effects. Delve into the intriguing world of this extinct species at Dinosaur District, where you’ll be able to see Stegosaurus and Triceratop skeletons. Watch dinosaur egg replica hatch at Dino Lab and learn about the events that led to the end of the Jurassic period at the Extinction Live Show. For a one-of-a-kind experience, go on the Dino Eye, a ferris wheel that promises stunning views of the park’s prehistoric world.

7. Indulge your sweet tooth at Mr. Jones’ Orphanage

Although the name of this cake shop can be elusive, Mr. Jones’ Orphanage is well-known for serving up mouth-watering sweets, desserts and cookies made with some of your favourite childhood candy. Try a slice of KitKat cake with a glass of Mr. Jones’ famous flavoured milk. You can also stop at the cake shop for a light lunch as you enjoy a selection of sandwiches and tea or coffee. Mr. Jones’ Orphanage has four branches in Bangkok including one in CentralWorld shopping mall.

8. Relax and unwind at Lumpini Park

After a long day of activity, head to Lumpini Park for some fresh air and down time. The park’s lush grounds include walkways, playgrounds and plenty of spots to sit back and relax while your children enjoy the open spaces. Take a boat ride across the park’s artificial lake or try to spot the 30 species of birds that call Lumpini Park home. If you’re travelling to Bangkok during the winter months, you may be able to catch live classical music performances at the park.

9. Learn and have fun at Children’s Discovery Museum

The Children’s Discovery Museum is a particularly great spot to take your children for an educational experience in a fun setting. The museum offers activities designed to teach children about science through discovery and experimentation. Activities include excavating archaeological sites for dinosaur bones as well as learning how the human body and its vital organs function through interactive multimedia presentations. Encourage your children to construct their very own miniature buildings at the Build Our City section. After a full day of fun and games, head to the museum’s library for a selection of children’s science books to take home with you.

10. Make a splash at Fantasia Lagoon Water Park

Built on the roof of The Mall Bangkae, Fantasia Lagoon Water Park is very popular with Bangkok residents for its wide variety of pools, slides and exciting water rides. Adrenaline junkies can have a go at the Slider Tower ride while children can enjoy interactive games at the Lazy River. In addition to the rides, Fantasia Lagoon Water Park features live shows and games designed to delight children of all ages. And after a day of fun in the water, you can take your family to the mall for a spot of shopping and a replenishing meal.

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