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Top Picks for Outdoor Discovery in Bangkok

As the weather has cooled down (somewhat), it’s time to get the little ones outdoors for some fun! Here are our favourite 6 attractions in Bangkok that offer opportunities for both outdoor play and discovery.

Children’s Discovery Museum

Here, it’s all about hands-on learning. Located at Chatuchak Park, the museum has three buildings covering over 7,000m², and there’s also 3,000m² of outdoor areas; the latter is definitely the highlight! Kids can take part in a range of fun activities, including digging up dinosaurs in the large archaeological site; playing in a dedicated area fitted with water jets, rain showers and fountains (bring swimwear and towels); and climbing on a large structure/tree house, complete with slides, ladders and nets. It’s all completely free but bring your own snacks, drinks and/or lunch, as there is no food for sale on the premises.

Suan Rot Fai

Located just north of Chatuchak Market, a visit to Suan Rot Fai gets you well away from the hustle of Bangkok. The lush green spaces of this 150 acre park are ideal for tranquil walks, and you can also rent out bikes and cycle around the park’s three-kilometre track. For those with babies and toddlers, it’s also a fantastic place to bring the stroller. Kids can also keep active thanks to the park’s playground, while the Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is a must-visit – home to an exotic collection of species, including the Golden Birdwing, Plain Tiger and Giant Silkworm Butterfly.

Root Garden

This cute little urban farm is fantastic for families with younger children, particularly those with babies and toddlers. Situated at the front of Thonglor Soi 3, a small patch of unused land has been transformed into a working farm with its own vegetables patches, a rice paddy, chicken coops and goats. Children can help out by feeding the animals or watering the crops. There’s also a small cafe out front if you fancy a snack and coffee while the kids play. Also, as this is a temporary space, visit now before the garden relocates to another plot in the city.

Ancient City

Set amid 320 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in Samut Prakan (around 30 kilometres from Bangkok), Ancient City is home to 116 replicas of significant architectural buildings and monuments. These include historical temples, palaces, pavilions and stupas – some of which are full-sized models while others are scaled-down versions – but all are historically accurate. Rent bikes or bring your own (or rent a golf cart) to cover the grounds. In between sights, enjoy a rest and a bite to eat at one of the various restaurants or the Floating Market.

Wat Pho

Not only is Wat Pho the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, it also has the largest collection of Buddha images anywhere Thailand – around 1,000 in total! But the most famous (and stunning) of these images is unquestionably the Reclining Buddha, a 46 metre long statue coated in gold. The kids will undoubtedly find this the most fascinating part of their visit. But they’ll also love exploring the picturesque gardens within the grounds, complete with waterfalls, trees and mythical creatures carved from stone.

Wat Prayoon

Situated within a lush compound on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Prayoon is wonderful for young children.  The temple is known for its vast population of turtles that you can feed with bread, pork balls and fruit on sale in the courtyard. Turtles and large fish are clearly visible when food is on offer. Children will squirm with enjoyment and fascination as they personally hand feed the animals.

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