1. Learn about marine life
With hundreds of oceanic species thriving in more than 5,000,000 litres of water, SEA Life Bangkok Ocean World is one of the largest aquariums in South-east Asia. Learn about conservation alongside your kids and watch the staff feed penguins, sharks and other creatures of the deep.
2. Practise being a grown-up
The wildly popular KidZania allows children to don all sorts of costumes and act out the roles of professionals such as firefighters, doctors and flight attendants. After a day of play, they might just get an idea or two about their future.
3. Jump on giant trampolines
What could be better than a 5,600 sq m trampoline park? Let your kids burn off some energy and boost their physical fitness levels at Bounce Thailand. Bounce Fit caters more to adults looking to get in shape, while Mini Bounce takes extra safety precautions for tiny trampoline artists.
4. Go ice-skating
It might sound odd to go ice-skating while in a tropical country, but this pastime is one of Bangkok’s favourite ways to beat the heat. Rent skates by the hour at The Rink Ice Arena, which has several branches throughout the city.
5. See dinosaurs
Conveniently located on Sukhumvit Road right next to the EmQuartier shopping complex, Dinosaur Planet Bangkok offers a Jurassic Park-style experience with life-sized animatronic beasts from the Triassic, the Jurassic and the Cretaceous periods.
6. Frolic about a giant playground
For those rainy-season afternoons when toddlers are feeling all cooped up, the massive 2,000 sq m Funarium Indoor Playground is an easy crowd-pleaser. Everything from arts and crafts to sports is available in this primary-coloured wonder world.
7. Ride a swan boat
Situated in the heart of the city, the 57.6ha Lumpini Park is a sprawling green oasis with plenty of space to play. Take turns feeding the fish or riding pedal-powered swan boats across the pond’s glassy waters.
– TEXT BY DIANA HUBBELL
PHOTOS: FUNARIUM INDOOR PLAYGROUND, DINOSAUR PLANET BANGKOK, THE RINK ICE ARENA, BOUNCE INC, SEA LIFE BANGKOK OCEAN WORLD, KIDZANIA, INSTAGRAM
This article was originally published by Singapore Press Holdings.