For a Songkran experience with cultural performances, water play and other fun activities, here are 6 places in Bangkok that cater especially to families.
1. K Village hosts a fun “Songkran Splash” celebration geared towards children on 13 to 14 April 2017, from 11am to 5pm. Kids will have a blast with water play (they provide water gun filling stations) and a huge bouncy castle. And admission is free!
2. Funarium is putting on their “Songkran Fun2O” celebration. From 10am to 5pm on 13 to 17 April 2017, they will have music, a laser maze, water play games, magic shows and other Songkran themed activities for toddlers and older children. Please call 02-665-6555 for more details on the pricing and activity schedule.
3. The outdoor courtyard of EmQuartier sets the scene for Songkran fun — from noon to 10pm, from today until Sunday, they will have activities such as a huge ball pit (complete with inflatable toys), DIY workshops and lots of food. Contact 02-259-8345 for more information.
4. From today to Sunday, from 4pm to midnight, head to Asiatique to join Water Festival 2017. The event features cultural displays such as the bathing ritual of the Buddha statue, Thai temple fair-style games, and live music by Thai artists. They are also providing free shuttle boat service from seven piers, with stops are riverside temples to make merit. Please call 02-108-4488 for details.
5. Tween and teens will enjoy the Bangkok Songkran Fest 2017 at CentralWorld, with a foam party, live music and pop-up amusement park featuring a Ferris Wheel, carousel, rock climbing wall, Euro bunny jump and other attractions. It’s on from today until Saturday (noon to 9pm). It will likely be very crowded so please exercise caution.
6. Terminal 21 takes the fun indoors with its Songkran Festival 2017, with old time market stalls and various cultural performances including traditional Thai dances on 13 April 2017 at 3pm and 6pm; a khon performance from the Ramakien (Ramayana) on 14 and 15 April 2017 at 1pm and 5pm; a human puppet performance on Sunday, 16 April 2017, at 3pm and 6pm; and a puppet theatre on 17 April 2017 at 3pm and 6pm.
For more Songkran tips, please click here. Also, if you’re not keen on crowds or getting wet, check out our free downloadable Songkran activity booklet — it has lots of activities you can do at home with the children.