7 fun, family-friendly things to do in Bangkok with kids
The best places to visit when you travel to Bangkok, Thailand, with your little ones.
Welcome to the Go City travel content series where we highlight fun activities at your favourite destinations around the world.
When travelling to a new city, you'll often find yourselves making the best of time by visiting as many famous landmarks or attractions at one go. Some of us pressed for time may opt for sightseeing passes as some allow you to skip queues, plus amass big savings for the whole family!
That's where attraction passes platform Go City comes in handy – in my last trip to London, I used the London City Pass to access major attractions like Westminster Abbey and Kensington Palace with ease. Go City has launched new destinations in APAC – including Seoul, Macao, Pattaya and Hong Kong – and saw multiple destinations exceed pre-pandemic sales numbers.
Bangkok remains one of the top destinations in Southeast Asia, and to help you plan your family trip, let's take a look at the two types of passes that are available on Go City Bangkok, and pick the right offering based on how long you'll be in town for and what your priorities are while you're there.
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Family-friendly activities in Bangkok
1. 2-Hour Meridian Dinner Cruise (International Buffet)
Sail along the Chao Phraya for two hours and be treated to an extensive Thai and international dishes buffet. Enjoy a traditional Thai performance and look out for some of Bangkok's most famous temples and sites, including Wat Arun and the Grand Palace.
2. King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk
Experience 360-degree views of Bangkok from King Power Mahanakhon Tower, the city’s tallest building standing at a jaw-dropping height of 317 metres. Learn about Bangkok through augmented reality and interactive touch screens at the observation platform, and if you don't have a phobia of heights, lie on the see-through glass floor on the 78th floor.
3. Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market
Head to Maeklong Railway Market in a round-trip private transfer. A guide will be on hand to give you the lowdown on the history of this seafood market and describe the produce being sold. Next, hop on a paddleboat and make your way to Damnoen Saduak Market. This famous floating market is known for its vendors selling produce directly from their boats.
4. Ayutthaya Day Tour
Discover the magnificent temple ruins of Ayutthaya and learn all about the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. You'll explore four of the ancient city's oldest and most significant temples and marvel at the unique architecture. All entrance fees include transport around the site and an a la carte lunch at a local Thai restaurant.
5. Nongnooch Tropical Garden in Pattaya
Explore the extensive gardens and ride the sightseeing bus through exciting exhibits and modern displays at Nongnooch Tropical Garden. Included in your Explorer pass is the sightseeing bus ride around the park.
6. The Erawan Museum
Enjoy entry to this unique museum and learn all about Thai and Asian culture. With your pass, you'll also have access to the gardens to explore statues and art pieces on the grounds.
7. Dream World Thailand
With over 25 rides and attractions, we recommend exploring the Tornado, Sky Coaster and Animal Farm rides.
Types of Go City passes
There are two types of passes that you can choose from:
1. All-Inclusive Passes
All-Inclusive Pass - 2-day pass onwards
Go City's famous All-Inclusive passes allow customers to visit as many attractions in a destination for one fixed price, delivering incredible savings, choice, inspiration, and ease.
Each All-Inclusive Pass is subject to a purse value based on the pass's duration. The purse value is the maximum amount you can use based on the standard gate price for each attraction. For example, in the 2-day adult All-Inclusive Pass, you can visit as many attractions up to THB 14520.
See below for purse values for each pass:
2-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult THB 14520 / child THB 13220
3-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult THB 18985 / child THB 16785
4-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult THB 22585 / child THB 19965
5-day All-Inclusive Pass: adult THB 25695 / child THB 22055
2. Explorer Pass
Explorer Pass - choose from 3-choice pass
And for those who are more selective, there's the Explorer Pass. With this pass, you can select how many attractions you wish to visit, and you'll have 60 days to do so. Plus, there's no need to decide which ones you'll visit before you purchase, so you can still keep your plans flexible.
Each Explorer Pass is subject to a purse value based on the pass's duration. The purse value is the maximum amount you can use based on the standard gate price for each attraction. For example, with a 6-choice adult Explorer Pass, you can visit six attractions for up to THB 9450.
Here's a breakdown of the purse value for each pass:
2-choice Explorer Pass: adult THB 3350 / child THB 3250
3-choice Explorer Pass: adult THB 4950 / child THB 4750
4-choice Explorer Pass: adult THB 6450 / child THB 6040
5-choice Explorer Pass: adult THB 7950 / child THB 7330
6-choice Explorer Pass: adult THB 9450 / child THB 8620
7-choice Explorer Pass: adult THB 10740 / child THB 9820
Plus, with the Go City app, you'll have all the information you need at your fingertips. We're talking about attractions information, suggested itineraries, a handy map, and more!
How to start using the pass
First, choose the All-Inclusive Pass or the Explorer Pass and make your purchase. The confirmation email will be sent to you. Download the Go City app. You can then use your order confirmation number to add your pass to your phone. Not a fan of apps? You can also print your pass at home using the link in your confirmation email.
This content was produced in partnership with Go City.