Travelling with Teens: How to keep your kids happy whilst visiting Bangkok

Travelling with teenagers can be a bit of a challenge at times, especially if they are a little bit unadventurous. Thankfully, the vibrant city of Bangkok boasts a wide range of attractions that are sure to make even the pickiest of teenagers smile. Here is a selection of the best.

Dream World
Dream World is Thailand’s largest theme park and offers a plenty of wild rides and other activities. Snow Town is one of the most popular attractions here and features a specially chilled room where the whole family can take part in activities such as tobogganing, visiting Santa’s grotto, snowball fights and building a snowman. Other attractions here include live special effects shows, the Haunted House, the Giant’s House, the Pirate Ship and several different rollercoasters including a space themed indoors rollercoaster that is sure to get the adrenaline pumping.

Dusit Zoo
Teenagers will have the chance to interact with a wide range of different types of animals when they pay a visit to this well-constructed zoo. The reptile house is sure to be a hit with teenagers, while the seal show is always popular. Dusit Zoo also offers elephant rides, mini go-karts and paddle boats on the zoo’s large and picturesque lake. The benches that surround the lake are great places for families to sit while enjoying a picnic and a number of nearby food kiosks sell a good range of both Thai and Western meals and snacks for visitors to choose from.

Siam Ocean World
This aquatic attraction is situated in the basement of Siam Paragon, which is Bangkok’s largest shopping centre. A large number of marine creatures such as seahorses, jelly fish and sting rays can be found here in special tanks, while walking through Siam Ocean World’s large glass tunnel really puts people in the centre of the action. There are seven different zones here for visitors to explore including a special starfish petting pool the largest panoramic oceanarium in the whole of Asia. Teenagers are also sure to enjoy the new 4D theatre, which allows them the chance to meet sharks and other marine creatures face to face.

Snake Farm
This exciting attraction is run by the Red Cross and offers reptile lovers the chance to interact with various different types of snakes. The Snake Farm was set up to educate people about the different snake species and allows visitors to handle some of the different snakes here and learn all about which snakes are dangerous and which ones can actually be good to have around the house.

Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum
This recently opened attraction offers visitors the chance to run shoulders with the stars. A large number of some of the most celebrities from around the world have been immortalised in wax and are displayed here in specially created settings. This is a good place to meet stars such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Madonna, Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson. Unlike many other similar museums, visitors to the Bangkok branch of Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum are invited to touch and even hug and kiss the celebrities on display and take photographs that are sure to fool friends back home.

Of course, this is just a small selection of Bangkok’s family-friendly attractions. Other activities that the kids are sure to enjoy include riding bikes in Suan Rot Fai, browsing for bargains in the Weekend Market, watching a film at one of the IMAX cinemas and ice skating. Thailand is becoming a more accessible with plenty of cheap flights to Bangkok available, so it’s well worth considering for a memorable family holiday.