Glorious sunsets, glistening temples, and warm smiles are just among the many things that make Thailand golden
Bangkok, Khlong Luang
Fun places for the little ones!
Kidzania is an awesome idea. Kids can dress up and become an airline pilot, doctor, firefighter, scientist and more. The company originated in Mexico but now Bangkok has a branch!
991 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
A beautifully maintained space where babies and kids can crawl around and play in a safe environment. The slide and ball pond is pretty fun for adults too! Dada can grab a coffee while the kids play. Went for a kids party yesterday and had a lot of fun!
RQ Residence Building Rm 107, Floor, 1 number, 14 ซอย สุขุมวิท 49/9 Klongtan Nuea, เขต วัฒนา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
On the 3rd floor of Emporium shopping mall is this large and well run play area for kids. It can be loud and busy at weekends but there are lots of ways for kids aged between 1-5 to blow off steam. There’s a mix of physical activities like climbing nets and bikes and a giant slide as well as more creative art and music areas. It’s slickly run, for example in several areas you can scan your RFID wristband and email a photo of your kid to yourself.
The Emporium Shopping Complex 3rd fl., Sukhumvit 24 Rd., Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Spend 400 thb at any of the restaurants or cafes at Open House and you can get an hour's free play time in the Play Area. there's a ball pit, trampoline and giant slide. It's supervised by friendly staff so the kids are well looked after!
Level 6, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand
Another premium kids playground similar to Mari Go Round. Quite large with a slide, ballpit and sandbox and toy kitchen. Lots of space for the kids to run around safely. 300 baht for 2 hours. They also do prenatal and baby yoga sessions.
8, 3 Klang Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
A basic play area for kids on the top floor of Central chidlom. better for slightly older kids, the main clambering area is for 100-140cm height. Only 40baht entry.
1027 อาคาร เซนทรัลชิดลม ชั้น 6 Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
On the 3rd floor of Emporium department store there's a free area with a lots of toys from Playmobil, Plantoys and LEGO to play with!
622 ถนน Sukhumvit 24 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
This museum near Chatuchak Weekend Market has indoor and outdoor science themed play areas and is completely free! Bring your own food and a change of clothes if you want to go splashing outside!
Kamphaeng Phet 4 Rd, Khwaeng Lat Yao, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand
A little community park on Thong Lo. There a cafe with cheap coffee and a charity shop where you can donate/buy books and clothes and a winding pathway through greenery with some basic play equipment for kids. Gets muddy after rain!
Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Screen 7 at this upmarket cinema in Emquartier is the Kids cinema open on weekends. The house lights are kept up and there are a ball pit and slide for the kids to play on while the movie is on. Durint the week it's a regular cinema, albeit nobody is stopping you from diving in the ballpit if you want :) Saw Lion King here! (Fun but think the original was still better)
ศูนย์การค้าเอ็มควอเทียร์ 8 ถนนสุขุมวิท 35 Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Newly opened indoor playground on Soi 53 above Crepes and Co. Bright and airy space with tons of toys, books and games for the kids. A big slide with a ballpit, giant bears, play kitchen, a wooden blocks pit, a mini piano, caress, Duplo, a little outside garden balcony, etc etc. 300 baht for kids and 100 baht for adults, no time limit. Very similar to Mari Go round but closer to the BTS. Popular with Japanese moms. They do a mean dog foam art on cappucinos!
126 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Good place to find decorations for kids birthday parties. Pinatas, paper plates, banners,candies, costumes etc. Bit pricey but good range of stuff.
12/5 Phrommit Sukhumvit Soi 39 Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Klong Toey Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
This is a semi-indoor semi-outdoor community mall full of kid-friendly shops, schools , cafes and play areas. They run a lot of events (for example there's a Halloween event this weekend). There's a nice outdoor playground which is open air but also shaded, a nice combination for Bangkok!
18 Soi Athakravi, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
First Thailand outpost of a Korean franchise of premium kids cafes. They've clearly put a lot of time and effort into making it kid and parent friendly, everything is well maintained and frequently cleaned. Compared to similar cafes likes Sunny Side Up and Mari Go Round it's bigger and has some cool features like a beautiful working carousel, and the food in the cafe is prepared freshly. BUT they plan to charge 900 baht/session (currently it's 450 during soft opening) which seems very overpriced given the competition.
Room No. A 110-113, Bambini Villa, Soi Attakawee 1, แขวง คลองตัน เขตคลองเตย กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
I miss going to sing Karaoke! This Japanese chain opened up recently in the family friendly Donki Mall. Book a room for 4-20 people, pick your songs from the tablets, then sing your heart out while enjoying free soft drinks and ice cream (adult beverages are available if that's what's needed to make you sing). They have a special room for kids with toys to keep the kids distracted if your singing is too terrible.
4-401 Donki Mall Thonglor, 107 ซอย สุขุมวิท 63 Klongton Nuea, เขตวัฒนา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Family friendly mall connected to Ekkamai BTS. Free kids playground on 3rd floor with a couple of slides next to Mothercare. There's also a new paid play area on the fifth floor called harbourland for slightly bigger kids with big slides, roller skating etc.
22 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Phra Khanong, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Huge indoor play area for kids on 5th floor of Gateway Ekkamai. Free entry if under 80cm (you just pay adult entrance 180baht) and a fun toddler area with slides, ball pit, soft play, dress up games. Above 80cm it's 440baht for 4 hours. The best slides and obstacle courses are for 100cm+ including an enormous slide down a volcano, roller rink and cycling track. Ideal for kids between 2 and 10. Bit crazy on weekends but it's large enough to accommodate a lot of kids.
Gateway Ekamai, แขวง พระโขนง เขตคลองเตย กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Opened last month this community farm is located in Bang Kachao, Bangkok's "Green Lung". There's a cool looking adventure playground for kids, a cafe, allotments, or you can rent a hen for a year and get 20 eggs per month!
Soi Wat Rat Rangsan, Tambon Bang Kachao, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10130, Thailand
Mediterranean restaurant with a nice outdoor terrace and a great free playroom for kids. I had a very good ribeye steak for 590b for my birthday :) Good espresso martinis too.
64 Sukhumvit 51 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Cute new German cafe just off Thong Lor. Everything is fresh and organic ingredients. You can order sourdough rolls with a choice of toppings like fresh goat cheese, pate, egg or pepperoni as well as soups and salads and a full coffee menu. There’s a little play area with some nice toys and books for the kids.
Behind, Panjit Tower, 117 ซ. สุขุมวิท 55 แขวง คลองตันเหนือ เขตวัฒนา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Artificial football (soccer) pitches. Protected from the rain but still outdoors. There are changing facilities too. At weekends Kiddy Kicks organize training sessions for kids starting from as young as 2! The coaches are great with kids.
716, 718 On Nut 17 Alley, Khwaeng Suan Luang, Khet Suan Luang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand
My daughter loved her first gymnastics class at this gym. The staff seem to love kids and the 45 minute sessions integrate music and dancing, bubble blowing, as well as playing on the gym equipment. Parents have to wear masks and socks, kids go barefoot. After a trial class you need to buy a package of 12 or 24 lessons but you can use them flexibly as they have classes every day of the week.
90 ชั้น3 Fifty Fifty Thonglor, ซอย ทองหล่อ 2 Klongtonnua, เขตวัฒนา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
I admit I was completely fooled by Miniso's marketing. It seems to be a Japanese store, think the aesthetic of Muji or Uniqlo, but everything is extra cute and cuddly. They have branded deals with Marvel, Sesame Street, Bare Bears and others, so you can find anything from soft toys to pencil cases, cushions, homewares. It's the only store I've been to I just want to give every item in the store a big hug. Back to the branding, turns out Miniso is about as Japanese as Haagen-Dasz is Danish ;) It was founded in Guangzhou!
LG Floor, Terminal 21, ซอย วัฒนา แขวง คลองเตยเหนือ North Klong Toei, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Kids can be expensive! This japanese second hand store is a good way to pick up toys, and things like car seats, strollers and so on as reasonable prices. Everything is in good condition. Prices are clearly marked and it's probably worth googling the price to buy items new for comparison, since not everything is that cheap. They also have a counter where you can sell unwanted stuff to them.
29 ถนน สุขุมวิท Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Steps with Theera is a really worthwhile organization in Bangkok which helps and hires neurodiverse youngsters and trains them. If you would like to help people with special educational needs, it just got a lot easier with the opening of their new branch out to the Commons in thonglor. The coffee shop and cafe is right next door to the sunny side up play group so I often grab a cup of coffee while my daughter attends next door. Very child friendly with toys and books for the kids and help for people with additional sensory needs.
Address:, 335 ซอย ทองหล่อ 17 แขวง คลองตันเหนือ เขตวัฒนา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Kid friendly with free play area for kids! Open despite lockdown (need to book ahead)
3, 10 Soi Sawadee 1, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Bangkok suffers from a lack of green spaces. As part of a Green Bangkok 2030 project the city is building new parks. I recently visited the "soft opened" Benchakitti Park Phase 3 and was impressed! It's a huge new extension to the existing park next to Queen Sirikit convention centre. You can enter on foot at the south end of Sukhumvit Soi 10 (the other pedestrian gates are not open yet) and once you are inside you feel a world away from Bangkok. There are dedicated cycle lanes and pedestrian paths and skywalks, crisscrossing a huge green area of trees, scrub and wetlands. At the moment there are few facilities besides some toilets, so bring drinks and snacks. Best to visit early morning or after 4pm when it's not too hot - though there was more shade than I expected i wouldn't go for a jog here in the midday Bangkok sun! This will definitely be a jewel in the crown on Bangkok once fully open, so come visit before the crowds arrive.
184 พระรามที่ 4 Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Glorious sunsets, glistening temples, and warm smiles are just among the many things that make Thailand golden