Things to Do With a Toddler in Bangkok, Thailand – Zoos, Elephants and a Water Park

Your toddler will love the hippos at Dusit Zoo in Bankgok

Being on vacation with a toddler in Bangkok, Thailand might seem scary. It shouldn’t do. Many people come to Thailand every year with toddlers and, not only do they have a great time, but their toddler does too. If you’re planning a trip to Bangkok and are looking for fun things to do with your toddler, look no further. They’re safe, easy to get to, and not too expensive – plus, you’ll love them too.

Your toddler will even like the ATM machines at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok

Dusit Zoo – A fun place for a family with a toddler as it’s not too big, Dusit Zoo still has over 2,000 animals, a Bird Show, a Monkey Zone, where you can watch monkeys doing crazy things, and an excellent Children’s Zoo. Your toddler can pet a rabbit, see the elephants and watch the parrots in their own show. You can also hire a boat and go out on the small lake. Dusit Zoo is easy with a toddler as there’s a small tram that goes all around the park, so dragging a tired toddler around isn’t necessary here, not when you can ride. Dusit Zoo is close to Parliament House. Just take a taxi from National Stadium sky train station.

Siam Park – South east Asia’s largest water park, Bangkok’s Siam Park is a wonderful place to cool off from the incredible heat. Your toddler will love jumping around in the paddling pool and, with water wings or a kid’s lifebelt, dad can even take your toddler in Siam Lagoon for a swim. Siam Park also has a small zoo and rides for the little kids. They open at 10am until 6pm (with the amusement park open until 8pm). Don’t miss the merry-go-round too. The park is located near Suvarnabhumi Airport. Easiest way to get there is by taxi.

Samphran Elephant Ground – If your toddler loves elephants, they’ll love Samphran Elephant Ground. Located about a 45 minute drive away from Bangkok (take a taxi), at Samphran your toddler can watch an elephant show, where the elephants play football, dance and play games. There’s even a battle scene from hundreds of years ago where actors in traditional Thai dress act out famous Thai battles. Don’t miss the crocodile show too, where you can see a trainer wrestle with a crocodile. Not finished yet, your toddler (and you!) can ride on an elephant, see a magic show and even have a photograph taken with a Bengal tiger. Samphran Elephant Ground is on Petkasem Road in Nakhon Pathom, and opens from 8:30am-5:30pm.

IPC Club House – If you’d like your toddler to make some new friends while in Bangkok, check out IPC Club House. An incredible place for toddlers and kids up to age 11, IPC Club House offers short classes for little kids in cooking, arts and crafts, athletics, ballet and even story time. There’s also a playground, football classes and more. IPC takes children from 3 months to 11 years, but a parent has to stay on-site the whole time the child is in class. Classes can be paid for per class (starting at around 500 baht – $15), with classes running from 45 minutes up to 2 hours each. IPC Club House is located at 351 Sukhumvit, Soi 31. Call them at 02 261 6487 to make a class reservation (you’re also better doing it a few days in advance, as they do get busy).

Photo copyright of hippo – Marek ƚlusarczyk/Wikimedia Commons