Tajlandia i Bangkok z dzieckiem zwiedzanie atrakcje w Bangkoku

The Best Attractions for Kids in Bangkok

Bangkok is generally known as a city of entertainment for adults, but there are plenty of attractions for children.

We lived in Bangkok for a few years with three young children and certainly could not complain of being bored. Continue reading to find out our favourite places and ways to explore Bangkok with kids.

A map with all the attractions can be found at the end of the post.

Exploring Bangkok with children? Yes, it's doable

Bangkok z dziećmi. Atrakcje dla dzieci w Bangkoku

Having children did not stop us from exploring Bangkok. We managed to see the most beautiful places, go out to a sky bar in the evening and even visit the famous Khao San Road.

We also regularly visited attractions typically aimed at children, of which there are many in Bangkok.

zwiedzanie Tajlandia Bangkok z małym dzieckiem
Tajlandia i Bangkok z dziećmi
Khao San Road

How to explore Bangkok with kids

  • When we plan a trip, we choose places that we, adults, want to see. But we never forget something for the children, even if it's just ice cream at 7-Eleven. After all, everyone deserves a bit of pleasure.
  • Tourist attractions can be interesting for children. While at the Wat Pho temple we admired splendid architecture, our children enjoyed watching fish in the pond.
  • Sometimes the attraction is the journey itself, like riding a tuk tuk, river tram or the sky train.
  • When we wanted to go out to a sky bar, we chose a place where children are allowed (e.g. Above Eleven, Belga). In some bars, children are welcome but only until a certain time, for example 8pm. 
  • Ze względu na temperatury polecam zwiedzać Bangkok wcześnie rano albo juz późnym popołudniem. Środek dnia najlepiej zostawić na jedzenie, drzemkę, odpoczynek w hotelu i zabawy w basenie. Zobacz Travel to the Tropics with Kids: How to Prepare

Exploring Bangkok with kids - list of attractions

Temples and tourist attractions in Bangkok

Temples can be interesting for children if we allow them to explore at their pace. If they want to stop for a moment to admire ... an ordinary stone, just let them do that.

Visiting temples in Bangkok is very easy, as the most famous ones are located pretty close to each other. In addition, they are easy to get to even by public transport. 

Don't forget to dress appropriately in temples. Shoulders and knees should be covered. Clothing should not be too tight either. 

Wat Pho - Temple of the Reclining Buddha

If I had to name just one temple you should visit in Bangkok, it would be Wat Pho - the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, with its impressive 46m-long golden statue.

Wat Pho is beautiful and, in my opinion, a very kid-friendly place. The temple is colourful, full of greenery and flowers. There is a shop in the temple grounds where you can buy something cold to drink and buy some ice cream.

In addition, it is very easy to move around the temple grounds with children in a pushchair.

Świątynia Wat Pho w Bangkoku
The Reclining Buddha
Explore Bangkok with Kids

The Royal Palace and Wat Phra Kaew Temple

Pałac Królewski w Bangkoku
The Grand Palace, Bangkok

Nearby Wat Pho is one of the most representative landmarks in Bangkok, the Grand Royal Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) that lies within its grounds.
The Emerald Buddha is the most important Buddha statue in Thailand, although it is only 66 cm tall.
Three times a year with the arrival of a new season, the changing of the Emerald Buddha's garment is made by the King himself. 

Explore Bangkok with Kids

Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn

Wat Arun is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, just opposite the Royal Palace.

The temple is very colourful as its decorations are made of porcelain. There is a pleasant walking area at the back.

The temple can be reached by taking the river tram.

Wat Arun Bangkok

Wat Saket - Golden Mount

Wat Saket Temple, known as the Golden Mount, gets its name from its location at the top of the only hill in Bangkok. To get to the top you have to climb 320 stairs. 

Although the stairs are not steep and the climb is not challenging, it is definitely better to take a carrier with you. The climb to the very top is accompanied by plenty of attractions in the form of numerous sculptures, statues and streams.

Wat Saket is a great viewpoint over the whole of Bangkok.  

Wat Saket Bangkok

Exploring parks in Bangkok with Kids

Parks are definitely my favourite areas in Bangkok. You will find separate children's play areas in the parks and there are usually toilets nearby. Alleys in parks are accessible for strollers.

Among tourists, Lumphini Park is by far the most famous, but it is not the only park in the city worth visiting.

Lumphini Park

Lumphini Park is famous for water monitors living in the park and for its very nice views. The park has an open playground and a public library. There are plenty of places in the park where you can sit in the shade, eat something and relax while watching people do tai chi. 

How to get to Lumphini Park?

The park is very easy to reach by public transport, with both the MRT Blue line metro line running nearby ( Lumphini MRT or Silom MRT station) and the BTS Silom Line train ( Sala Daeng station). There is a footbridge to the north-east, which can be used to walk or cycle to Benjakitti Park.

Take a Deep Breath at Benjakitti Forest Park

This is my favourite park, which we lived next to for two years and visited very often. The park has a playground and lots of stunning greenery. You can also meet water monitors here.

The park was formerly called Benjakitti Park, but has recently undergone a renovation. The park has been significantly enlarged and the expansion aimed to create a place that will become a habitat for a variety of bird species and act as Bangkok's green lungs. In addition, the park will be able to accommodate 128 million cubic metres of water, which is particularly important when Bangkok is regularly flooded during heavy downpours. 

The park is popular amongst locals as there are miles of footpaths and cycle paths.

Take a Deep Breath at Benjakitti Forest Park
How to get to Benjakitti Forest Park?

The easiest way to get to the park is by MRT Blue Line metro (e.g. from Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre station) and BTS Sukhumvit Line train. If you choose the BTS, you must get off at Asok station.

Benjasiri Park

Benjasiri Park is located next to the Phrom Phong BTS station. The park is tiny, but there are up to two, well-equipped playgrounds and a lake. The park is conveniently accessible by lift from the BTS station (exit 3).

While in the park, it is worth entering the EmQuatier shopping centre, where you will find an indoor garden and plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Queen Sirikit Park and Children's Discovery Museum

The Queen Sirikit Park is a beautiful botanical garden located right next to Chatuchak Park. In addition, next to the park itself is the Children's Discovery Museum. We were in the park and museum 4 years ago, so a lot may have changed since then, but it is definitely a very attractive place for an outing with children that can be combined with shopping at the famous Chatuchak Market.

The museum has a conventional and a water playground, an archaeological site and many other attractions. Entry is free, but you will need to show your passports. It's better to take children's swimming costumes or clothes to change into.

Bangkok with children - indoor attractions

In shopping malls you will find attractive entertainment venues for children, both free and paid ones. Typical attractions include playgrounds and playrooms, ice skating, art workshops, trampolines parks and many others. Check out some of them.

Harbor Land Playground - Icon Siam

This is our favourite place. Highly recommended!

For whom? Suitable for children from 6 months to 13 years of age

Prices: Prices depend on the height/age of the child, the number of carers and the type of tickets. Check details on the website: https://harborlandgroup.com/all_pricing_en/

We regularly frequent Harbor Land in Gateway Ekamai, but last time we visited Harbor Land in Icon Siam. There are several locations in Bangkok itself and in Thailand. Harbor Land is one of the largest air-conditioned playgrounds and stands out for its number of attractions, cleanliness and an attention to safety.

The playground is divided into zones by age and height of the child, and each attraction has clearly visible instructions for use. The facility staff are very attentive to safety and cleanliness. It is really clean. Additionally, there are air purifiers inside. During breaks from play you can relax and have a snack in the dedicated lounge.

The other big advantage is the absence of deafening music.

How to get to Icon Siam?

Icon Siam is a shopping mall located in Khlong San district, on the Chao Phraya River. There are several possible ways to get there.

The first way I recommend is: using the shuttle boat, which runs every 5-10 minutes between Icon Siam and Sathon Pier. As recently as May 2023, a free boat was still running; now a ticket costs THB 10 per person.

When taking the BTS Silom Line, it is best to use Sathon Pier, which is located at the station itself, bottom left. The boat ride is very comfortable, including for handicapped people and those travelling with a pram. We were there with a pushchair and got it from the pier to the boat without any problem,

Additional benefits include the great views during the boat trip which should be enjoyed by kids.

Second way: Taking the BTS Silom Line, get off at Krung Thon Buri station and change to the BTS Gold Line. Then you need to get off at the next station Charoen Nakhon, from which there is a direct entrance to Icon Siam.

You can still use buses, paid ferries and taxis, but the above-mentioned options are very convenient.

Kidzooona playground

Kidzooona is an air-conditioned playground where there sections designated for playing and running around. The equipment and toys at Kidzooona are of very good quality and everything is kept clean. Unfortunately, the music is very loud there. We used to go to Kidzooona in Gateway Ekamai.

How to get to Gateway Ekkamai?

Ekamai can be reached by the BTS Sukhumvit Line. You should get off at Ekamai station.

Bounce trampoline park

Bounce is a trampoline park located in The EMQuatier shopping centre (4th floor) at BTS Phrom Phong station (BTS Sukhumvit Line). After some active bouncing, I recommend going to the Helix section for lunch, which has several floors of restaurants and an indoor garden upstairs. 

Prices depend on the age and the package you choose. It is best to check here: https://www.bounceinc.co.th/pricing/

Cost-free playgrounds

Almost every mall has some sort of free-access playground in addition to the paid attractions. usually these playgrounds can be found on the upper floors.

Central World shopping mall

Unfortunately, the free playground that was previously on the 6th floor has been removed. Central World offers a paid Play Mondo playground on the 2nd floor.

Icon Siam shopping mall

On the 5th floor, there is a children's area called "Kids Avenue", where there is a small but well-equipped playground.

Sea Life at Siam Paragon

Another awesome place where children will not be bored is Sea Life, the marine aquarium. We had a year's pass to Sea Life and each time we enjoyed our stay there and so did the children. There is a mini snack bar halfway through Sea Life and a gift shop at the end. 

Sea Life can easily be explored with a baby pushchair; we were usually there with a double stroller.

How to get to Sea Life?

The easiest way to get there is to take the BTS Silom Line train and get off at Siam station, from where there is direct access to the Siam Paragon mall.

Mahanakhon Skywalk - glass deck 310m above Bangkok

Bangkok z dzieckiem Skywalk Mahanakhon

 Thailand's tallest building, the King Power Mahanakhon, called Lego by locals, features a famous glass observation terrace and a 360-degree observation deck 315m above the ground.

It is a great experience to walk along the glass terrace on the 78th floor and see busy Bangkok under your feet.  

It is well worth a visit, but it is a very popular attraction and there is a queue of people waiting to enter the terrace. Better not to have too high expectations of the amount of time spent on the glass terrace. 

Important note: ze względów bezpieczeństwa w czasie ulewy i złej pogody taras jest niedostępny dla zwiedzających.  Bilety kupione online nie są zwracane, można je co najwyżej zrealizować w innym dniu.

Ticket prices are lower during the week and there are also various promotions and combined tickets, so it is best to check the price by yourself. You should roughly expect these costs:

  • weekends: the ticket for an adult is over 800 THB, for a child aged 3-15 years, 250 THB
  • during the week: 500 THB per adult, 250 THB per child

King Power Mahanakhon is located right next to Chong Nonsi station (BTS Silom Line). From the station there is a direct exit to the building (Exit 3), you can't miss it.

Rowerowe wycieczki i najlepszy plac zabaw dla dzieci!

Bangkok z dzieckiem, Bang Kachao

Wyobraź sobie miejsce w Bangkoku, gdzie można bezpieczenie jeździć na rowerze z dziećmi wśród oszałamiającej tropikalnej zieleni. Brzmi zbyt pieknie, żeby było prawdziwe? A jednak takie miejsce istnieje. To wyspa Bang Kachao, którą od Bangkoku oddziela tylko rzeka Chao Phraya i kilkuminutowy rejs łodzią. W Bang Kachao można spędzić kilka godzin albo kilka dni, zwiedzając wyspę na rowerach. Tutaj też znajduje się rewelacyjna, otwarta przestrzeń do zabawy, na której dzieci mogą się wyszaleć i ćwiczyć sprawność. Wszystko o Bang Kachao znajdziesz here.

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4 thoughts on “Bangkok z dziećmi. Atrakcje dla dzieci”

  1. Świetny wpis! Dużo przydatnych informacji w jednym miejscu. Tak bardzo żałuję, że znalazłam go dopiero teraz po powrocie z miesięcznej podróży po Tajlandii. Do Bangkoku wracaliśmy w jej trakcie 3 razy i zawsze była zagwozdka, co zrobić z naszą 18-miesieczną córką, żeby też coś miała z tej podróży. Kilka z wymienionych atrakcji odkryliśmy sami, ale zdarzył nam się niejeden dzień, kiedy kręciliśmy się po mieście bez celu i planu. Wtedy wasza mapka byłaby niezastąpiona. Ale może przyda się na przyszłość.

    1. Bardzo się cieszę, że mój wpis się spodobał. Mam nadzieję, że przyda się jeszcze w przyszłości. Jestem ciekawa, czy spodobało Wam się w Bangkoku.

  2. A są jakieś wodne place zabaw tak jak w Singapurze. Nie myśle o aquaparkach ale pryskaczki ( nie wiem jak się to nazywa)

    1. Niestety, akurat z tym jest słabo w Bangkoku. Wodny plac zabaw jest na pewno w muzeum dla dzieci przy Chatuchak, innych nawet nie kojarzę.

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