Highly recommended! This is a great cooking class (and market tour) that is very family friendly. I always recommend cooking and food tours for families as it’s an easy way to introduce a new culture to kids – and this one is lots of fun. Start by visiting a local market to buy ingredients, return to the cooking school to cook four thai dishes, then finish by eating what you made. Central location not far from Khao San Road but a little tricky to find so plan to arrive early just in case.
Every electronics device you can think of (from iPhones to laptops to cameras) can be found here.
5. Khao San Road – Family Friendly (sort of)
Khao San Road is the backpacker hangout for many travelers. But it has a very fun vibe and lots of places to shop for western goods that kids will find appealing. There is definitely drinking and partying but it gets going pretty late. Christmas and New Years are admittedly pretty crazy.
A huge mall that is cheaper and more kid-friendly than some of the other high-end malls in the area.
7. Best Playground: Lumpini Park
A great park for walking and boating. There’s a great playground here and monitor lizards scampering around.
8. Boat Trips on the River and Canals
Boat trips on both the canals that run through Bangkok and the larger river are a fun way to sea local life. The Chao Phraya Express is a scheduled boat that runs up and down the river. The Khlong Saen Saep Boat Service runs the canals in central Bangkok and is used primarily by commuting locals. For tours of the western canals in Thonburi where you can see local life as it’s lived near the water take the Skytrain to Saphan Taksin and hire a long boat from Tha Sathon pier.
A cross between a night market and a mall. Lots of kid-friendly shops and food.
18. Best Luxury Hotel for Families in Bangkok: The Anantara Siam
The Anantara Siam has a wonderful pool, great location for shopping, and large luxurious rooms. Not far away is the Holiday Inn Bangkok which offers great value, has a nice pool, large family rooms with bunk beds, and is even closer to Bangkok’s best malls.
19. Best Budget Hotel for Families in Bangkok: Viengtai Hotel