What are THE BEST things to do in Bangkok with a toddler? If you are traveling to Thailand with a toddler your trip is likely to start and finish in Bangkok. Bangkok is a fascinating city and you may want to spend a few days there. The great news is there are some excellent family-friendly activities in Bangkok.
In the past couple of years many things have changed in Bangkok. There is a loss of old information floating around online about activities and play parks which are sadly closed. However, some awesome new attractions have also opened up. We are super excited to share the latest information with you. In this article we will share 12 amazing things to do in Bangkok with a toddler in 2023.
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Summary of THE BEST things to do in Bangkok with a toddler
|Children’s Discovery Museum||Fun, engaging and interactive science museum located right next to Chatuchak park.||FREE|
|Chatuchak Park||Large beautiful park, great for kids to run around and get some fresh air.||FREE|
|Floating Market||Big day trip could be challenging. But very memorable and fun.||500 baht including transport|
|Swensen’s ice cream||Lots of ice cream shops around Bangkok.||100 – 200 baht|
|Pororo rooftop water park||Fun kid friendly rooftop water park on top of a shopping mall.||280 baht children and 400 baht for adults|
|Kidzoona||Large creative and innovative indoor kids play space. Relax whilst your toddler is engaged in creative and active play.||2 hours: Adults 100 baht and kids 290 baht. Full day: Adult 120 baht and kids 360 baht.|
|Hajime Robot Cafe||Japanese style hotpot and sushi restaurant with robot waiters.||FREE|
|Visit a Bangkok temple||Lots of beautiful Buddhist temples around Bangkok. Interesting and multisensory experience.||FREE|
|Choco Project at SOKO||Small chocolate cafe selling decadent chocolate treats.||100 baht – 200 baht|
|Bambini Villa||Kids mall with playground and activities and events for kids.||FREE|
|Science Centre for Education||Space museum – planetarium with engaging and interactive space activities.||30 baht entry. Star show 40 baht.|
|Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World||Large aquarium with an impressive array of sea life. They also offer shows and other packages.||1,390 baht for an adults and 981 baht for children|
1 Children’s Discovery Museum Bangkok
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One of the best things to do in Bangkok with a toddler is to visit the Children’s Discovery Museum. This is a fantastic Museum dedicated to science, art, culture, history and more. There is so much to do here you could genuinely spend an entire day at the Children’s Discovery Museum. The Children’s Discovery Museum in Bangkok has several different zones where children can investigate, interact and explore. We absolutely love the dinosaur fossil dig, the impressive outdoor playground area and the interactive science experiments. They also offer creative arts and craft sessions.
How do you get to the Children’s Discovery Museum?
You can take a taxi (use the Grab or the Bolt taxi app for convenience and good prices). Alternatively take the subway: Chatuchak Park station on the MRT blue line or Mo Chit on the BTS Sukhumvit line.
What time is Children’s Discovery Museum open?
10am – 4pm closed mondays
How much does the Children’s Discovery Museum cost?
This awesome museum is FREE of charge
2 Chatuchak Park
The only downside of Bangkok with a toddler is that toddlers can’t safely tiddle round a big city. So if you’re in Bangkok for a few days you may want to visit a park or two. One of the biggest Bangkok parks is the Chatuchak park located to the north of the city. The impressive Chatuchak Park is located right next to the Children’s Discovery Museum. Chatuchak Park is a very large park with green spaces, ponds, plants, playgrounds and much more. The entire length of the park is nearly 2km. This is the best place to escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and get some fresh air.
Getting to grips: It can be a little confusing because Chatuchak park is actually made up of two parks – but there is only one large green space. To the north is Wachirabenchathat Park (Rot Fai Park) and to the south is Queen Sirikit Park. As a rough guide, Rot Fai Park has more activities and things to do. Queen Sirikit Park is more intricate with gardens, flower beds and beautiful waterways.
How do you get to Chatuchak Park?
Use the Grab or the Bolt taxi app for convenience and fair prices. You can also take the subway: Chatuchak Park station on the MRT blue line or Mo Chit station on the BTS Sukhumvit line.
What time is Chatuchak Park open?
Daily 5am – 8pm
How much does Chatuchak Park cost?
3 Floating Market
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If you are looking for unique things to do in Bangkok with a toddler why not visit the floating Market? There are several floating markets around Bangkok. Before you read on, this is one of the more challenging things to do in Bangkok with a toddler. There is quite a long journey to get to the floating Market. You will also need to supervise your toddler carefully when you are there. So this is not one of the most relaxing things to do in Bangkok with a toddler. However, this is a very memorable and interesting experience for a family.
The most prominent and biggest floating market in Bangkok is called Damneon Saduak. This floating Market is located over 50 km west of Bangkok and the journey is likely to take several hours each way. Damneon Saduak is open to visitors throughout the week. If you take a boat to tour of Damneon Saduak floating market, it is likely to take around 1 hour. Expect to see people selling fruit, veggies, and local food on boats. You can buy street food like Pad Thai and Sticky Rice Mango.
There are also lots of gift shops too. Be aware that people may put toys and gifts in your toddlers hand to get a sale. This can be frustrating as a parent – so be prepared for this.
There is a floating market that is closer to Bangkok city centre. The Taling Chan Floating market is only open on saturday and sunday.
How do you get to Damneon Saduak floating market?
Go to the Sai Tai Mai bus terminal (the southern bus terminal), take a bus to the Damneon Saduak floating market for 80 baht (6.30am, 8.00am, 10.00am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm, 3.00pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm) Journey time around 2 hours. Barter for a boat tour (aim for 300 baht per person)
What time is Damneon Saduak floating market open?
Daily 7am – 5pm
How much does Damneon Saduak floating market cost?
You can visit the floating market for under 500 baht per person all in (roughly £10 or $13). Food and gifts at the floating market as more expensive than typical Thai prices.
4 Swensen’s ice cream
No article on things to do in Bangkok with a toddler would be complete without some ice cream. In Bangkok you can find lots of ice cream shops. There are both independent ice cream shops and chains such as Swensen’s. Swensen’s is located in many shopping malls and offers a tempting range of ice creams and colorful treats for toddlers. This is the perfect way to cool down from the intense tropical heat in Bangkok.
How do you get to Swensen’s?
Most malls are close to subway lines. Check out the Swenson’s at Central world mall.
What time is Swensen’s open?
Hours depend on the store. Swensen’s at Central mall is open from 10am – 10pm
How much does Swensen’s cost?
Expect to pay around 100 – 200 baht for most icecream treats at Swensen’s
5 Pororo rooftop water park
If you are looking for energetic and active things to do in Bangkok with a toddler why not take a splash at a waterpark? Saldy, many of the rooftop water parks in Bangkok have closed down. This can make it difficult to find up-to-date information online. There is an awesome water park located on the roof of Central Bangna shopping mall. The Pororo Water Park has lots of exhilarating slides and pools.
They also have a kids splash park and a shallow toddler friendly pool. This is a super fun family friendly activity in Bangkok. The shopping mall is also really nice with food stalls, clothing shops and more.
How do you get to The Pororo Water Park?
Bangna Stop on the Sukhumvit BTS line and a short taxi ride.
What time is The Pororo Water Park open?
Open daily 11am – 7pm
How much does the Pororo Water Park cost?
Prices are based on the height of your child. Children under 90cm tall are free. Children from 90 – 120cm cost 280 baht. Adults and children over 120cm cost 400 baht.
If you’re looking for an awesome indoor play space in Bangkok for a toddler check out Kidzoona located in the Gateway Ekamai mall. Kidzoona is a chain of indoor soft play spaces suitable for young children (ideally 2 – 10 years old). One of the things that makes Kidzoona so special is the balance of creative, imaginative and active play.
They have an impressive range of activities and innovative play spaces to engage children and build skills, confidence and creativity. This is a great activity for a toddler if you are looking for something that is relatively low on supervision. There are spaces to sit down and relax whilst your little one’s play. Kidzoona play spaces are very well supervised by local staff. Overall this is one of the best activities in Bangkok with a toddler.
On the downside, Kidzoona in Bangkok is pretty expensive (compared to other Kidzoona in other locations). Don’t forget to bring socks – kids must wear socks to play here.
How do you get to Kidzoona?
Take the BTS Sukhumvit line southbound and hop off at the Ekkamai stop. Alternatively take a taxi.
What time is Kidzoona open?
10am – 8pm
How much does Kidzoona cost?
2 hours: Adults 100 baht and kids 290 baht. Full day: Adult 120 baht and kids 360 baht. An adult does need to be present to supervise kids. And you do need to pay for this. Sigh.
7 Hajime Robot Cafe
If you are looking for fun and unique things to do in Bangkok with a toddler consider taking a visit to a robot cafe. The Hajime Robot Cafe is located to the south of Bangkok. At this Japanese Robot Cafe you can enjoy a meal served by a robot. The Hajime Robot Cafe has an eat all you can hot pot with an excellent menu including meat, seafood, veggies and side dishes.
You really can enjoy an impressive feast here. They even have desserts. The robot runs up and down a track delivering plates of food to tables. If you want something a little more fluffy and toddler-tastic Bangkok also has a delightful unicorn cafe too.
How do you get to the Hajime Robot Cafe?
The Hajime Robot cafe is not located close to any subway stops. The best way to get here is to take a taxi. Use Bolt or Grab to get the best prices.
What time is the Hajime Robot Cafe open?
Daily 11am – 10pm
How much does the Hajime Robot Cafe cost?
The buffet costs 850 baht or 1,600 baht for the luxury buffet.
8 Visit a Bangkok temple
If you’re looking for cultural things to do in Bangkok with a toddler, take a visit to one of the many beautiful temples. The colorful artwork, fascinating statues and unique architecture creates a stimulating and beautiful environment for a toddler to explore. In our experience the monks are very welcoming to toddlers and they were very happy to see them exploring the temple. The main thing to remember is that adults are expected to dress respectfully.
As a rule of thumb, make sure shorts and skirts cover your knees and tops cover your shoulders. Here are a few temples you may like to visit in Bangkok: Wat Benchamabophit Dusit, The Golden mount, Loha Prasat, Wat Suthat Thep Wararam Ratchaworamahawihan. Bangkok temples are generally free to visit.
9 Choco Project at SOKO
Bangkok has a lovely chocolate cafe located near Sukhumvit road in the Phra Khanong area. The Choco Project at SOKO is a small cafe selling chocolate drinks, chocolate puddings and chocolate cakes. This cafe is pretty expensive but the chocolate is very high quality.
We were particularly impressed with the rich thick chocolate drinks here. The Choco Project does not have high chairs or amenities for toddlers- but your toddler may be impressed with the goods.
How do you get to the Choco Project?
Take the BTS Sukhumvit line and get off at Thong Lor station. The Choco Project is a short walk from here.
What time is the Choco Project open?
10am – 5pm Closed Wednesdays
How much does the Choco Project cost?
Things are a little more expensive here. Everything on the menu is in the 100 baht – 200 baht range.
10 Bambini Villa
Bambini Villa is a small mall dedicated to kids. This mall has a kids cafe with imaginative play areas and toys. There is also a small indoor kids play park and several shops selling kids stuff. At Bambini villa there is also a kids play cafe with creative and imaginative kids play spaces. This really is worth visiting if you’re in Bangkok with a toddler.
The staff at Bambini Villa are super friendly and welcoming. They often run activities and games and love to dote one kids.
They also run special activities and events – great for toddlers and young kids. They tend to run kids’ activities at weekends and often host seasonal events and celebrations.
How do you get to Bambini Villa?
The Bambini Villa is a short walk from the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre
What time is Bambini Villa open?
Daily from 9am – 10pm
How much does Bambini Villa cost?
It is FREE to enter and enjoy this fun mall
11 Science Centre for Education
The Science Centre for Education is also known as the Bangkok Planetarium. This is a great activity for toddlers to introduce them to the magic of outer space. The Bangkok Planetarium has an impressive range of models, simulations, displays and experiments. Kids learn through seeing, hearing and playing. There is also an hourly star show – well worth watching if you have time. The Bangkok Planetarium is located a short walk from the Gateway Ekamai mall (with Kidzoona) – this is a great area of Bangkok to explore with toddlers.
How do you get to the Science Centre for Education?
You can get to the Science center for education by taking the BTS Sukhumvit line and getting off at the Ekkamai stop. Alternatively take a taxi. Use the Grab or Bolt taxi app to get the best prices.
What time is the Science Centre for Education open?
9am – 4pm (Closed on Mondays)
How much does the Science Centre for Education cost?
30 baht for entry and 40 baht for the star show.
12 Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World
If you are looking for activities in Bangkok to inspire your toddler, consider a visit to Sea Life Aquarium Bangkok. This impressive aquarium has a wide range of sealife: Sharks, sea horses, puffer fish, moray eels, lionfish, clown fish, spider crab and much more. Sea Life Bangkok also has displays, a 4D cinema and underwater shows. You can see shark feeding, penguin feeding and more. You could easily spend a full morning or afternoon at Sea Life Bangkok or even a full day.
How do you get to Sea Life?
Sea Life Bangkok is very central. It is located in the Siam Paragon Mall. It is very close to the Siam station on the BTS Sukhumvit line.
What time is Sea Life open?
Daily 10am – 8pm
How much does Sea Life cost?
You can get tickets for 1,390 baht for an adult and 981 baht for children. Book directly on their website for the lowest prices.
What are the BEST places to stay in Bangkok with a toddler?
HERE are a few awesome toddler friendly hotels in Bangkok:
Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit
Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit – luxurious large 5 star hotel with excellent facilities for kids.
Taraplace Hotel Bangkok
Taraplace Hotel Bangkok – near Khaosan road, great price and lots of space for a family. Nice location.
Sunset Residence Pinklao
Sunset Residence Pinklao – nice, clean and stylish apartments with lots of space. Very good for the price. Good location.
Indy House 59
Indy House 59 – cheap, simple and lovely budget accommodation. Spacious rooms including bunk bed.