Looking for a place your tweens or teens can have their own fun in Bangkok? Here are ten top suggestions to keep them entertained.
- Trampoline Parks
Bangkok’s trampoline craze has proven a big hit in recent years. One of the big favourites is the huge Bounce Thailand at The Street Ratchada and The Emquartier, boasting interconnected trampolines, a trampoline dodgeball court, and a huge course with angled trampolines and padded walls!
- Rock Climbing
Thrill-seeking kids can scale the heights at one of Bangkok’s numerous rock climbing facilities. The huge Climb Central boasts soaring industrial ceilings, and an impressive overhang lead wall. Teens can take advantage of a ‘Youth Entry’ ticket, which includes a day pass and set of equipment for 500 THB.
- Laser Tag
Blasting your mates with a hand-held laser in a neon-lit room never gets old. This retro game still holds mass appeal. Head to LAZGAM (at Holiday Inn on Sukhumvit 22) for a sci-fi-themed experience in a spaceship maze that includes a 500-square-metre labyrinth. Gamers can pick from various scenarios, including “Last Survivors” — a solo game where players fight it out for individual glory.
- Cooking Classes
Wannabe chefs can sharpen their culinary skills at The Courageous Kitchen Bangkok Cooking School. Offering Thai cooking classes “for kids and kids at heart”, Courageous Kitchen has a course just for tweens/teens (12-16 years old), and those aged 17 and over. All proceeds go towards helping feed, train, and empower young people at risk in Bangkok.
- Surf Simulator
Hit the surf at Flow House— an artificial surfing simulator that lets you bodyboard or flowboard (a mixture of various board sports). After riding the waves and getting thoroughly drenched, riders can refuel at the on-site Surf Cafe.
- Escape Room
Logical thinking and an eye for detail are the name of the game at Escape Room. Groups get to put their sleuthing skills to the test in one of four themed rooms (Space Adventure, Lost Symbol, Prison Break, and Bank Robbery). Hidden clues, codes, and hints must be deciphered to break out of the room before the 60-minute time limit expires.
The ultimate way to get the adrenaline pumping! At the purpose-built IMPACT Speed Park, kids can tear around an outdoor 800-metre track in zero emissions electric karts. Digital screens let everyone monitor what’s happening lap-by-lap, and the fastest drivers get to bask in their moment of glory on an F1-style rostrum.
Located 20 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Taco Lake is Thailand’s first cable wake park. A motorized cable system lets riders wakeboard, wakeskate, kneeboard or water ski around the lake. Taco Lake’s team of instructors offer expert tuition, and there’s an on-site restaurant to fuel up between sessions.
- Playing in a Rock Band
Form a band and rock out with your mates. Welcome to Rockademy, a performance-based music school housed in a two-storey building on Sukhumvit 26. Kids learn their craft while being exposed to a huge range of musical styles. Plus, they get to hang out with fellow musicians, share ideas, and watch the occasional live show from up-and-coming bands.
- Urban Biking
Located in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district, Peppermint Bike Path is one of the city’s coolest cycling trails. Adrenaline-seeking kids will be drawn to the challenging Adventure Track — complete with steep hills, wooden bridges and wall rides. At night, trails are lit up so riders can enjoy biking in the dark in the cooler evening temperatures.
Photo Credit: Peppermint Bike Park