Bicycling is a favorite activity for countless children around the world. This holds true for kids in Bangkok as well. While Bangkok is a megapolis that is not normally considered “bike friendly” there are a number of biking outlets and opportunities around the city. We discovered Peppermint Bike Park one weekend and loved the experience.
About Peppermint Bike Park
Peppermint Bike Park is located in Lat Phrao. The park was created as an urban escape for cyclists who need to get their fix without having to travel for hours outside the city.
The park features a variety of terrain that is suitable for every level of biker. There is a smooth, flat and well maintained asphalt path around it’s perimeter for beginners and a variety of twists, turns, bumps, bridges and challenges throughout for more advanced riders.
Peppermint has, literally, everything you need for a family day of biking. You can rent bikes, helmets and other gear on site. Their equipment is modern and well maintained. You can also bike in the cooler evening time, with the park featuring a well lit experience well into the night.
There is a small cafe at the park as well, but this only provides drinks and snacks – not a full dining experience.
What We Loved Most About Peppermint Bike Park
It was not difficult to find the park. We took a Grab taxi and had no trouble finding the park after about a 30 minute ride. We chose to go to the park on a Saturday early-afternoon and, because of the heat, essentially had the entire place to ourselves (with one other family).
The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. We checked in and were fitted with bikes and helmets in a matter of minutes. We all enjoyed having the run of the park – both parents took turns switching between riding along side our slightly-better-than-beginner daughter and our two much more advanced boys. In fact, at one point our daughter had a small accident and the staff immediately helped with some (very minor) first aid.
The park is not large (you can bike around the perimeter in less than a minute), but the variety of terrain makes for at least an hour or two of fun. For children who are truly confident on a bike, the bumps, twists and turns offer solid opportunities for exciting-but-safe risk taking.
Things To Consider If You Go
We made the novice mistake of visiting Peppermint Bike Park at the height of the Bangkok day. When we go back, we’ll definitely plan on going in the morning, or looking for an evening option just to avoid the heat.
In the same vein, make sure you bring plenty of water and, I would suggest, snacks as well. The park has a small waiting/observation room area where you can relax in air conditioning with fans that we used several times during our hour of biking.
- Location / Address: 127 Soi Yothin Phattana 3, Khlong Chan, Bang Kapi District, Bangkok 10240
- Nearby Public Transportation: None
- Dates: Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays)
- Times: 11:00 – 20:00 (Tuesday – Friday) 7:00 – 21:00 (Saturday & Sunday)
- Price: 200 THB entrance (bike and helmet rental are separate)
- Ages: 5 and above (110cm height requirement)
- Contact: +66 90-980-1368
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeppermintBikePark/
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