Thailand is such an ideal destination to visit as a family, no matter what age the kids are. Swaths of white sand beaches, amusement and water parks, dynamic cities, and awe-inspiring national parks indulge families with a wide selection for adventure, relaxation, and education. Traveling to Thailand Setting is seemingly the top choice for families, these activities will also appeal your kids, making the trip fun for both children and adults alike.
Explore the City of Bangkok
While many parents want to get out of Bangkok as fast as they arrived, the city can be a really exciting place to explore with kids as they will find tons of things to do and see. Some of the simplest and most fun outings are riding Bangkok’s sky train, local tuk-tuk, taking the Chao Praya River express to explore different city districts or enjoying the sweet and yummy mango sticky rice. The range of accommodation and diversity in tourist areas is phenomenal and offers varied rates, backdrops, and activities. Kid-centered attractions throughout the city include Siam Ocean World, the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia, surfing at Sukhumvit Flow Rider, art in Paradise Trick-Eye 3D Museum in Ratchada, Madame Tussauds wax museum, and ice skating at Siam Discovery Center. Siam Park City is a water/amusement park and the best place to beat the city heat with wading and swimming pools, waterslides, roller coasters, and other exciting rides.
Take Care of an Elephant at Elephant’s World
One of the best places to enjoy a close-up elephant experience—and an incredible organization to support—is Elephant’s World in Kanchanaburi. It’s a farm used as a refuge for injured or old elephants needing day-to-day help. Take your kids and spend a whole day cleaning the elephants, making their meals, feeding them and scrubbing them at their favorite time of day: bath time! There is definite joy in this experience, one that older children will likely never forget. Kids are exhilarated by this rare opportunity and in turn, they are taught about authentic care facilities and wildlife conservation.
Fly like a Gibbon in Pattaya
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a gibbon flying from branch to branch, then this is about as close as you’ll ever get. Imagine soaring through the air, at speeds nearing 50 miles per hour, suspended above the rainforest of one of the most beautiful islands on the planet. No matter how experienced (or inexperienced) you and your kids are, your whole family will be able to enjoy this thrilling adventure. It’s much easier than you can possibly imagine. You’re hooked on and fly! Apart from giving you and your children a thrilling experience, these activities are also designed to let you get up close to nature and discover the region’s flora and fauna.
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