Bangkok, Thailand is one of the countries that most Singaporeans visit regularly, and for good reason too.
The Thai capital is filled with activities for everyone in the family. The guys can feast on all the delicious food, while ladies can head to the spa retreats to have a relaxing time. The little ones will be having plenty of fun too, with a wide array of activities for them to do. The Land of Smiles will certainly have your whole family feeling happy!
Located in Emporium Mall, Imaginia Playland is a technology- centric centre that caters to children from toddlers to teenagers. There are a variety of zones, each offering a “learning through play” experience.
At Dream Jungle and Dragon Cave, for instance, kids can bounce on interactive trampolines and crawl over massive elevated nets before sliding down a giant slide. In the Time Tube Slider zone, they get to journey down a make-believe mountain range at full speed, and at the Builder’s Studio, kids are invited to create something new from specially designed wooden toys. Tickets start from 100 baht (S$4.20).
Located on the sixth floor of Central Plaza in the Bang Na district, Pororo Aqua Park is a themed rooftop waterslide park, named after the South Korean cartoon penguin. Highlights include Tong Tong’s Magic Slide, which has a double splash pool landing; the award-winning Pororo’s Funnel, a 158m-long tubular waterslide; and Eddy’s Adventure, a convoluted slider ride.
There are also a variety of pools for kids of all ages – Porong Porong’s River takes you all around the aqua park in a special tube float. Tickets cost 280 baht (S$11.80) per child and 400 baht per adult. Admission is free for children 90cm and shorter.
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.
Dream World has plenty of theme-park rides and attractions for children young and old. The little ones will love playing in the indoor ball pit, riding the old-fashioned train that travels around the park, and taking a spin in the motorised bumper boats.
For the older kids, there’s a “haunted” mansion, thrilling roller coasters and the hair-raising Viking ship ride. But what makes this park unique is Snow Town, which maintains a temperature of -8 deg C and is filled with powdery snow, slides, snow sleds and a giant snowman. All rides and attractions have minimum height requirements. From 1,100 baht (S$46) per person for unlimited rides.
Race with – or against – your kids at Easy Kart Bangkok, an indoor go-karting track. There are three different go-kart sizes to choose from, depending on how fast you want to go. Safety is a priority here – a team of engineers, technicians and mechanics maintain the go-karts daily, and all go-karters have to be properly attired and wear crash helmets.
If you prefer to just watch your kids instead of take part with them, the track has an air-conditioned viewing area. Tickets start from 450 baht (S$18.90).
This article first appeared on SilverKris, May 2018.
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