Travelling is not just an exciting feat; it is also extremely relaxing and gives you a much-needed break from your usual routine. Even if you have a busy travel schedule, the change of place and environment is enough to freshen you up. While it is much easier to plan a trip as a solo traveler, backpacker or with a group of like-minded adults, traveling as a family with young kids is a different ball game altogether. There are many other factors that you need to consider when planning trips with kids such as nature of the destination, type of accommodation, flight dynamics and above all budget since you will be paying for the dependents too.
If you are someone who is looking for a destination that is both kids friendly and pocket-friendly, Thailand is one of the best places to travel to. The country is a paradise for beach lovers and the tropical climate makes it easily accessible all year round. The vibrant culture, great food, and inexpensive attractions and accommodation make it a great destination for western tourists. Here are some of the interesting places in Thailand that you can explore with kids.
Bangkok is the capital city and the main commercial hub of the country and this is the place where you will be landing. Most tourists use Bangkok as a transit point to catch connections to other destinations in the country, however, Bangkok has a lot to offer in terms of attractions and sightseeing. Dreamworld and Siam’s Park are amongst Asia’s best amusement park and have attractions for both kids and adults. Bangkok also has a franchise of Madam Tussaud’s and an upside-down house which is popular among both kids and adults.
Pattaya was initially a fishing village near the capital but is now developed into a complete tourist destination. Pattaya is a beach town situated ate a mere 3-hour drive from the capital and offers numerous activities. Contrary to popular opinion, quite a few Pattaya attractions are purely kid-centric. Pattaya is home to the world’s first Cartoon Network water theme park. The Safari World and Ocean Safaris are an exciting attraction for animal lovers and highly educational and fun activity for kids. Besides that, Pattaya has a beautiful shoreline dotted with exotic beach resorts and luxury hotels. If you are traveling on a tight timeline or a budget and cannot travel to the farther islands, Pattaya is an excellent option to explore.
The largest island of the country, Phuket is also one of the most developed and by far the most happening island destination in Asia. The island’s shoreline boasts many beautiful pristine beaches that are complemented by the turquoise waters of the Andaman and dense rainforests at the back. From a touristy and lively Patong Beach to a more exotic Kata, you can take your pick according to top your preference. Phuket also has an amazing water park, elephant safari, zipline, and white water rafting and Phuket Fantasea show that can be enjoyed by the entire family.