The kids were super excited to finally go to Get Growing after hearing so much about their adventure playground and we were glad to get them unplugged and outside. Get Growing is located in Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’ across the river in Bang Kachao and it’s a seriously cool place for the kids to hang out for the day.
About Get Growing Community Farm
Get growing community farm is a relatively new farm and has been open just under a year, it’s definitely the new place for family fun activities and a great day out of the city. The farm is full of things to keep the kids busy with a natural playground, allotment gardens and a place where you can just enjoy being outdoors. It’s so nice to see the kids using their imaginations and creating their own fun!
Keep The Kids Active
There are so many things for the kids to challenge themselves and get out of their comfort zone, from climbing areas, to zip lines and little rafts where they can pull themselves across the river. The highlight for us was the slide that literally allows the kids to go splashing through the mud on little mats. We had trouble getting the kids off this one and we saw a few adults enjoying the fun too! The one recommendation we would give, is to go prepared, especially at the moment after the rains as the kids get really dirty – but in a super fun way. Do bring your own towels and some old clothes, swimsuits and shoes that you don’t mind the kids getting wet and muddy, think school camp attire.
It’s also a good idea to cover the kids in bug spray and sunscreen and remember to bring plenty of it as all the water fun washes it off, although the staff were really helpful in this respect and were offering us mosquito repellent at regular intervals.
Things To Consider If You Go
One thing we particularly liked was that they had thought of everything as far as what parents need for a family day out. They have changing rooms, western style toilets with showers (thankfully) and lockers which makes it so much easier when you have bags of towels and extra clothes for the little ones. We took lots of snacks and refillable water bottles for the kids but there is a small air conditioned cafe on-site as a respite from the heat. The free dinking water, where you can fill up the kids bottles throughout the day was a nice touch and we all agreed they would make a fortune if they sold ice lollies! We ate at the restaurant which was good value and not bad as far as activity cafes are concerned, our only constructive feedback was that it did take about 40 minutes for us to be served so beware if your little ones are hungry.
It’s also quite easy to get to. Take a boat from Khlong Toei Pier (10 baht pp, each way). Once you reach the other side of the river, it’s about 400m down the road, on the right (look for the giant Trojan horse, you can’t miss it). We rented bikes and did a picnic at the park too but you could easily walk there from the pier.
If you’re looking for something a little different to get the kids active and outdoors, then I would highly recommend you give this place a try, we will definitely go back.
- Location/Address: Soi Wat Rat Rangsan, Tambon Bang Kachao, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10130
- Nearby Public Transportation:
- Contact: +66 83 136 5004
- Opening hours: From 9am-5.30pm everyday
- Ages: 1-16 years (seen a few Dads enjoying the zipline too!)
- CLOSED TUESDAY
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