Bangkok is one of the busiest, most diverse and interesting cities to visit in Asia.
With a wide variety of things to see and do, including culture, history, nature and fun, it’s a great destination for families.
Make sure you take your time to explore the best that Bangkok has to offer.
We’ve done the leg work already, and through our research, we’ve found the 29 best things to do in Bangkok with your family.
1. Discover Bangkok by Tuk-Tuk, Boat and Skytrain
Explore Bangkok in one day using various methods of local transport.
First time visitors will gain a great insight into Bangkok’s main attractions, locations, and how to use the transport.
With your tour including the skytrain, tuktuk, public river boat and shuttle boat on the canals you will get around like a local.
During your tour you will see sights including the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Lumpini Park.
Also see Thai culture as you explore the streets, river and canals that house a variety of locals.
If you are time limited, this is a fantastic one day tour of the main cultural and historical sights.
- Hotel Pick up.
- All transportation costs
- Friendly local guide.
- Entry to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House.
2. Temple Run through the City
Within the city of Bangkok there are plenty of famous and beautiful temples to visit.
During your tour you will visit some of the most impressive landmarks.
As well as learning about their history you will learn about the cultural heritage of these temples.
Firstly you will visit Wat Pho, one of the oldest temples and home to the giant reclining Buddha.
Continue to Wat Traimit and see a 3 meter high solid gold Buddha.
Finally visit Wat Benchamabophit which is also known as the marble temple.
- Hotel pick up and air conditioned vehicle.
- Local Guide.
- Entry to Wat Pho, Wat Traimit and Wat Benchamabophit.
3. Marvel at the Grand Palace
No trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the stunning gold gilt Grand Palace.
Established in 1782 the ornate complex houses multiple important and impressive buildings.
Including royal and throne rooms, government offices and the temple of the emerald Buddha.
King Rama I built the palace when he came to throne.
Afterwards it became home to the Kings of Siam and later Thailand until 1925.
However, it is still used for official events and royal ceremonies several times a year.
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Skip the line entry to the Grand Palace.
4. Boat around Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
One of the best modern day cultural experiences in Bangkok is a visit to Damnoen Saduak.
After pick up you will head 2 hours out of Thailand to explore the market.
Along the way you will stop at a coconut sugar farm and salt evaporation pond.
Continue to Damnoen Saduak market and hop on board a long tailed speedboat with your guide.
Travel through salt marshes and past silt houses to the market.
On arrival, your guide will give you a brief introduction before you can explore the unusual stalls and buy souvenirs.
Children in particular will love marvelling at the different items for sale and the novelty of visiting a floating market.
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Air conditioned coach.
- Long Tail boat ride to Damnoen Saduak market with a local guide.
- Entry to the coconut sugar farm and Damnoen Saduak market.
5. Explore the Ancient City of Ayutthaya
The ancient ruined city of Ayutthaya is iconic of Thailand’s history and cultural heritage.
During your tour you will see many of the cities highlights in an educational tour.
Begin at Bang Pa In Palace which has an inner zone for the royal family, and outer area for tourists to explore.
Continue to Wat Mahathat which was one of the most important temples of the old capital city.
Other temples you will visit include Wat Na Phra Meru and Wat Lokayasutharam, also called the temple of the reclining Buddha.
Also take photos of the iconic Buddha head in a tree, and learn how it came to be there.
Finally enjoy a return river cruise to Bangkok and pass by Wat Arun (temple of the dawn) and the Grand Palace.
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Air conditioned vehicle.
- Entry to palaces and temples of Ayutthaya.
- Return riverboat cruise.
6. Meet the Resident Monkeys of the Lopburi Ruins
Couple a tour of Lopburi city with watching cheeky monkeys playing.
Children will stay entertained by the monkey’s antics while parents can marvel at the history and architecture.
Lopburi is one of the oldest cities in Thailand and will give you an insight into an ancient civilisation.
During your tour you will visit San Phra Kan, a former Brahman shrine dating back to the Khmer period.
Continue to King Narai’s Lopburi Palace, which was designed by a french architect and inspired by the Palace of Versailles.
Then enjoy farm activities such as a mini cooking class before lunch.
Finally relax on the farm and go on the river in a bamboo raft.
- Transport with air conditioned Vehicle.
- Entry to Lopburi ancient city sights.
- Lunch and bottled water.
- Farm activities including mini cookery class and bamboo rafting.
7. Cycle Off-the-Beaten Tourist Paths
Discover Bangkok by bike on a family friendly tour.
Along the way your journey will take you through streets where locals are doing their usual everyday things.
It’s a great way to see everyday culture in Bangkok.
During the tour you will stop at cultural sights such as Chao Zhou Shi Kong shrine where you can make an offering.
Also see Chinatown, Pak Khlong Talat flower market, and Chao Phraya River.
Other stops include the temples of Wat Prayurawongsawat Worawihan and Wat Kalayanamit Varamahavihara.
- Bike, safety helmet, and bike bag for small items.
- English speaking Thai guide.
- Tea and coffee.
- Ferry Transfers.
- Internet access and downloadable photos from the tour.
8. See Bangkok After Dark
At nightfall the temperature drops and it’s much more pleasant to explore the city.
Taking a TukTuk means you can travel down quieter routes, see more local culture, and still stop at several highlights.
During your tour you can explore local markets and enjoy street food and perusing the stalls.
Also see temples including Wat Pho, which has brilliantly lit golden pagodas at night.
Finally you will visit the 24 hour flower market where you can choose to head home or continue your evening out.
- Transportation by TukTuk.
- English speaking guide.
- Snacks, dinner, desert and non-alcoholic drinks.
9. Ride All You Can in Dream World
Treat your family to a day of rides and plenty of fun in beautifully landscaped gardens at Dream World.
Consisting of four fun islands with more than 30 rides, you are sure to have a fun filled day.
Firstly theres a European style plaza with a pretty main street at Dream World Plaza.
Continue to Dream Garden which houses wonders of the world, including the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China and more.
Make your dreams come true in fantasy land, where you can see the likes of Cinderella and sleeping beauty.
Alternatively hang out in Adventure land and ride Space Mountain and other roller coasters and rides.
- Transport in air condition vehicle.
- Skip the lines entry to Dream World.
- English Speaking Guide.
10. Take Fun Photos in Art in Paradise
Allow your imagination to run wild at Art in Paradise 3D art museum.
During your trip to the 3D museum you will see murals including deep sea caves or the ruins of Ayutthaya.
With 10 different sections and plenty of murals, there is plenty of fun to be had.
In the camouflage room, test your eyes as things aren’t what they seem.
Or make funny poses as you run away from crocodiles or pose as an angel.
With so many different scenes it’s not hard to take convincing photos, making it great for kids of all ages!
- Entry to Art in paradise.
11. Visit the LINE Village
The LINE VILLAGE is a fabulous adventure park where you can meet LINE characters.
This indoor digital theme park has 23 different zones for fun interactive games.
Also meet Brown and his friends including Cony, Sally, Leonard, Choco Moon and more.
During your visit, experience a Digital Selfie VDO kiosk and 4D VR Experience.
Also, there’ll be plenty of fun photo opportunities surrounded by your favorite LINE characters.
- Entry to LINE village.
- Exclusive LINE sticker.
12. Shoot and Run in a Laser Tag Game
As well as being the first Laser game in Bangkok, Lazgam is also the biggest.
It’s the perfect place for families to wear out excited children and have plenty of fun.
Take a break from the heat, culture and history and enjoy a fun few hours running around.
With a 500 meter square arena, and futuristic setting it’s perfect for a fun game.
In addition your game is complimented with fantastic light and sound effects.
Choose how many 15-minute games you wish to play, or treat yourselves to a daily pass.
- Entry Lazgam and choice of quantity of games.
- All required equipment.
13. Try Surfing in Flow House
Head to Flow House Beach Club for some surf inspired fun.
Families of all ages will find plenty to do here.
Firstly try the FlowRider Simulated Wave Machine and have a go at surfing or bodyboarding.
Wave sessions start every hour.
Full instructions and all equipment is provided.
Alternatively, sit back and relax at the surf bar or restaurant while your kids take on the waves.
- Skip the line entry Flow House Bangkok.
- All required equipment and professional instruction.
14. Get Close with Marine Life in Ocean World
Marvel at marine life with a visit to Sea Life Bangkok.
With 3,000 marine and freshwater species to see you can easily spend all day explore.
Explore 7 different sections including weird and wonderful, rain forest, rocky shore, deep reef, sea jellies, living ocean and open ocean.
Additionally walk through a 270 degree glass tunnel beneath a tank.
Also head to conservation cove and learn about the importance of our oceans.
It’s both great fun and educational for families.
- Round trip transfer.
- Entry to Sea Life including Ocean feeding, 4D theater and behind the Scenes.
- Popcorn and Pepsi.
15. Encounter Life-like Wax Figures in Madame Tussauds
Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at Madame Tassauds in Bangkok.
Pose alongside celebrity wax works including Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan and David Beckham.
Also see historical figures including Einstein, Picasso and Beethoven.
Or take selfies with Asian leaders such as Mahatama Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.
As well as marveling at the works of art you will be starstruck with so many famous figures to see.
- Entry to Madame Tassauds.
- Hotel Pick Up (additional option).
16. Immerse in Local Art and Culture in Klong Bang Luang
Klong Bang Kha Luang (canal of the nobility) is historically a residential area for nobility.
Today the district is one of Bangkok’s most popular tourist destinations.
During your tour you will see the klong (canal) which serves the local community and is a commuter route.
Throughout the area you can see old houses, shops and temples.
At Khlong Bang Luang Artist House watch a traditional Thai puppet show.
Also enjoy the art gallery, or join in with workshops such as painting a paper mache mask.
- Puppet show.
- Paper Mache Mask and materials to decorate it.
17. Hop on a Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River
Hop on board a beautiful boat for a river cruise and dinner.
It’s the perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy day.
Especially as you can also take in the sights of Bangkok lit up at night along the river bank.
Along the way you will see Wat Arun (the temple of Dawn) and the Grand Palace.
As well as a tasty buffet you will enjoy a live band and local entertainment.
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Dinner, cruise and entertainment.
18. Learn to Cook Thai Dishes
Thai food is well-renowned worldwide, so why not learn how to make authentic Thai dishes.
Baipai cooking school is one of the best in Bangkok.
Your family will learn authentic techniques from master chefs.
With a home-style learning environment you will feel at ease as you create delicious thai food.
Dishes you may learn to cook include golden bag, spring rolls and papaya salad with dried shrimp.
Afterwards enjoy eating your creations.
- Hotel pick up in air conditioned vehicle.
- 4 hour course with professional chef.
- Cook Book.
19. Fill up on Authentic Thai Street Food
Foodie families will tantalise their taste buds on this street food tour of Bangkok.
With dishes inspired by all 4 areas of Thailand you will learn about traditional foods.
Also try traditional Thai deserts and refresh yourselves with authentic herbal teas.
During your tour visit 7 different locations to sample Thai dishes.
Stops include Bangrak Bazaar and Bang Rak Market.
Along the way you will also see Sathorn Unique Tower, State Tower and Prince Theatre Heritage Stay.
- Entry to Bangrak Bazaar and Bang Rak market.
- At least 10 different foods and drinks.
- Professional guide.
20. Swim in the Beautiful Erawan Falls
Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for a day and visit Erawan Waterfalls.
Reputedly the most beautiful falls in Thailand, and with good reason.
Along the way you will stop at Bridge over River Kwai where you can take a short stroll and enjoy photo opportunities.
Continue to Erawan falls for a day of swimming, play and relaxation, surrounded by stunning natural beauty.
Also see elephants in their natural habitat at a local camp.
- Round trip private transfer.
- Entry to Bridge Over the River Kwai and Erawan National Park.
- Professional guide.
- Lunch and bottled water.
21. Spend a Day in the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
A great way to learn more about Elephants is by visitng the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.
Kids will love seeing real life elephants and learning more about these amazing animals.
During your tour you will help prepare food for the elephants and feed them.
Most elephants here are rescued from shows or theme parks.
Although you will see the free roaming elephants up close, this is a no riding sanctuary.
Afterwards enjoy a delicious lunch of pad Thai.
- Transportation in air conditioned vehicle.
- Entry to Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary.
- English speaking guide.
- Lunch, fresh fruits and bottled water.
- Photo service and traditional Karen clothes.
22. Bike through Lush Jungle
Did you know there is a hidden jungle paradise in the heart of Bangkok?
Exploring the centre of Bangkok is a great way to see it.
Also see local markets, parks, local life and nature on your cycle tour.
It’s perfect to burn off your children’s energy while also exploring this interesting city.
Attractions include Khlong Toei Market, a wet market, and crossing the Chao Phraya River by longtail boat.
Finally spend a peaceful 2 hours exploring Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park And Botanical Garden by bike.
- Use of Mountain bike and helmet.
- Local English speaking guide.
- River crossing.
23. Look for Great Buys in the City’s Bustling Markets
Discover insider knowledge of Bangkok’s biggest and best markets with a private guide.
Firstly visit a spice market near Leng Buai Ia Shrine which also sells freshly prepared food and jewellery.
Next visit Sampeng Market in Chinatown, one of the biggest and busiest markets in Bangkok.
Continue to Phahurat Market (Little India) for traditional costumes and beautiful Thai and Indian textiles.
Then head to Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market) which sells fresh fruit and vegetables alongside beautiful flowers.
Also visit the temples of Wat Mangkon Kamalawat and Wat Kalayanamit Varamahavihara.
- Private local guide.
24. Shop at the Souvenir Stalls in Khao San Road
Khao San Road is one of the hotspots of Bangkok.
Which is unsurprising given the amount of cultural things to do.
From colorful local markets selling everything from pets to antiques and clothing.
To fantastic street food and fun open air bars, there is something for everyone.
If you want to take your family here, there are a wide array of tours which visit Khao San Road.
Including sightseeing tours, market tours, foodie tours and evening tours.
25. Learn about Thai History in the National Museum
The perfect tour for history buffs is a visit to Bangkok National Museum.
During your tour you will learn about Thai culture and history.
Highlights include an early Buddha image from India and traditional musical instruments from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Also see the impressive collection of royal funerary carriages, including ones that were so large, they needed 300 men to move it.
With a private guide you are free to roam where you wish and learn about the things which interest you most.
- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Expert guide.
- Entry to Bangkok National Museum.
26. Visit the Jim Thompson House Museum
The Jim Thompson House Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in Bangkok.
It showcases traditional Thai home design and decor.
The house is named for its builder, Jim Thompson, an American expat and architecht intrigued by traditional Thai houses.
With its opulence, attention to detail art collection, and vast gardens the house quickly became popular with visitors.
Families will love exploring this luxurious traditional Thai house.
- One way transfer from hotel to museum.
- Entry Jim Thompson House Museum.
27. Watch the Joe Louis Traditional Puppet Show
A puppet show like no other, this performance is sure to intrigue the whole family.
The Joe Louis Thai Puppet Theater claims descendant to the original creators of Thai puppet theatre.
Each of the puppets is intricately carved and crafted.
In addition, it requires 3 people to manipulate each puppet.
Puppeteers dress in black, and their performance with the puppets is so perfect you will forget they are there.
Shows are traditional Thai stories, making this a fun cultural show for the family.
- Entry to Joe Louis Thai Puppet Theatre.
28. Burst Out Laughing at the Cookin’ Nanta Show
The hit show Nanta has been popular for over 20 years, and is still going strong.
With plenty of comedy and mishaps during this cooking show, your sides will be aching from laughter.
The story is about 4 chefs preparing a wedding feast in too little time, and all the comedic errors that occur.
It’s a fun entertaining show that the whole family will enjoy.
Upgrade to a royal seat to be closer to the stage.
- Free shuttle bus from MRT Petchaburi (Exit.1)
- Entry to Nanta Cooking Show
29. Watch the Spectacular Calypso Cabaret Show
Head to the Calypso Theater for an evening of Caberet entertainment.
With skilled transgender artists, and flamboyant dazzling performances, you will have a great evening.
You are bound to be dazzled by the glittering, glamorous costumes.
Acts include Burlesque style performances, traditional Geishas, an Elvis impersonator and Marilyn Munroe!
Choose between an early or late evening performance to see Bangkok’s finest.
Bangkok has so much to offer every visitor, especially families.
There are plenty of fantastic sights to see from both historical and modern day culture.
As well as beautiful natural areas and wildlife experiences that young kids especially will love.
Discover the best Thai food and dining experiences, or learn to make your own.
Or simply head out for a day of fun at a theme park or on an unusual tour.
It won’t matter if its your first visit or 10th, there is plenty to see and do.
With these 29 tours encompassing the best family friendly tours where will you start?