Beat the summer heat and cool off at one of these water parks in Bangkok and nearby provinces!
1. Fantasia Lagoon Water Parks (Bangkok)
Fantasia Lagoon provides hours of swimming, splashing and sliding fun; it is especially great for toddlers and younger kids. It’s also quite clean and well maintained. In addition to shallow pools and water playgrounds, the park offers large slides, whirlpools and a lazy river. With branches at The Mall Ngamwongwan, Bang Khae and Bang Kapi, Fantasia Lagoon parks are situated on the top floor of the malls, featuring expansive city views from atop the tallest slides and easy options in terms of food and snacks.
2. Skippy Waterland (Bangkok)
Skippy Water Land is located at Plus Mall on Kanjanapisek Road on the Thonburi side of town. It’s the perfect summer outlet for young children from ages 1 to 7. Relatively new, it’s quite clean and well managed. Knee-deep water makes it a relatively safe environment for free play. The relatively small enclosure includes 3 large slides, a complex water playground, multiple fountains and toddler play features. Plus Mall features a large selection of food chains and small market stalls for those needing a break from the heat.
3. Pororo Aquapark Bangkok (Bangkok)
Located atop CentralPlaza Bangna (6th floor), this newly renovated park provides a number of sliders, pools and water play zones — all based around the “Pororo the Little Penguin” cartoon character. Exciting attractions for kids (120 cm and up) include Tong Tong’s Magic Slide, with a double landing in an elevated splash pool; Pororo’s Funnel, a 158 meter long tubular waterslide; Petty’s Speedway, a fast corkscrew body-slide; and Eddy’s Adventure, a twisty slider ride. Toddlers and younger children can play in a shaded and shallow pool fitted with water features and a water playground with climbs, slides and sprinkler toys. There is also a lazy river, swimming and jacuzzi pools.
4. Siam Park City (Bangkok)
Take a day trip to Siam Park City on the outskirts of the city. In operation for over three decades, Siam Park is Bangkok’s original and most famous recreational water park, featuring huge swimming pools, towering waterslides and an expansive simulated wave pool. Facilities are a bit dated, but one highlight is the 400-metre Super Spiral waterslide. The complex also encompasses an amusement park, making it good for an entire day of play.
5. Zanook Wake & Aqua Park (Bangkok)
On the west side of Bangkok Metropolitan Area, Zanook Wake Park is the only cable park in the city, located just 25-minutes by car from Silom. Ideal for teens, activities include water skiing, wake boarding and standup paddling (SUP) on a large freshwater lake. The adjacent Zanook Aqua Park is an inflatable aqua park that’s suitable for everyone, from children to adults, who will enjoy dodging, sliding, and climbing the obstacle courses and artificial cliff in the middle of the lake.
6. Black Mountain Water Park (Hua Hin)
Located inland in Hua Hin, two hours by car from Bangkok, Black Mountain Water Park is fitted with modern equipment, including a 17-metre high tower with nine different slides (suitable for children ages 5 and up). The park also features a wave pool, lazy river, beach pool and kids’ pool, offering a day of fun for all. Younger children can splash and play in a shallow pool area fitted with various slides and climbing equipment.
7. Vana Nava Hua Hin (Hua Hin)
Located in Hua Hin’s city centre, this park spans 3.2 hectares with over 19 attractions. One highlight (for the daring set) includes Thailand’s first Abyss slide, where up to six riders soar together from a height of 28 meters, share several near-vertical spins and then plummet into a huge funnel at speeds that surpass 45 kilometres per hour. In addition, the park’s Wild Water zone boasts a number of adrenaline-inducing rides and slides for adults and teens. For younger kids, the Rain Fortress features seven slides that connect to a child-friendly pool. A separate kids’ pool sports interactive fountains and play structures, including slides.
8. Santorini Park Water Ventures (Cha-am)
Another relatively new park, Santorini Water Fantasy is located in Cha-am, Petchaburi, right off the main road that takes you into Hua Hin. It is about an 1.5 hour drive from Bangkok. The park, adjacent to the Santorini Park mall, offers 5 thrilling rides, including the highlight Ares’s King Cobra, a 78-meter long, 15-meter high serpent-shaped slider with many twists and curves that can take riders up to speeds as high as 51 kilometres per hour. Height restrictions apply and this park is definitely better suited for older teens.
9. Splashdown Action Park Pattaya (Pattaya)
If you or the kids are fans of the television game show called Wipeout, Splashdown is the place for you! Located off Sukhumvit Road (in Pattaya Klang), this adventure water park features 8 attractions, including a tall 50-foot inflatable waterslide, zorb racers, and the big red balls that test your (anti-wipeout) skills. Such thrills are best suited for older kids and teens. Safety equipment, including helmets, life jackets and waterproof shoes, is provided.
10. Cartoon Network Amazone (Bang Saray/Pattaya)
The world’s first Cartoon Network-themed water park, the relatively new Cartoon Network Amazone sits on 5.7 hectares in Bang Saray, about a 90 minute drive from Bangkok (and a 20 minute drive from Pattaya). Ten themed entertainment zones, based on popular CN televison shows like Ben 10, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls, offer fun for the whole family. Highlights include high speed water roller coasters, a lazy river and Cartoonival, the world’s largest aqua playground boasting 150 different water features. There’s also a Megawave pool for some beach-inspired action, among many other attractions.
11. Ramayana Water Park (Sattahip/Pattaya)
The latest (and largest) addition to the water park offerings in Thailand, Ramayana features over 184,000 square metres, spanning seven zones with various designs, rides and attractions: Whizzard, Aqualoop, Bumerango, Colorado Drop, GAT/CRT-140, Dual Waves Pool, Lazy River, Duelling MasterBlaster, and The Vortex. There are also several swimming pools, including one with a swim up bar for adults and a 70-metre long track pool for water aerobics, volleyball and basketball, as well as dedicated attractions for younger kids.
12. Scenical Splash (Khao Yai)
Nestled in the hills surrounding Khao Yai, off Thanarat Road in Pak Chong district, Splash World is part of the newly revamped Scenical World theme park. With more than 15 types of water rides, this waterpark offers something for everyone. From relaxed to wild, there is a whirlpool, gigantic wave pool, lazy river and many types of waterslides with crazy designs including high, curved, drop from the top, and intense tunnels!