7 Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Thailand

05, February, 2018

7 Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Thailand

Thailand's array of activities, weather and affordability make it a fascinating family-friendly destination.

Let's take a look at a just a few of the hot family-friendly destinations that will be appreciated by the family and kids:

Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a wonderful place for the entire family on the Thailand package tours with its relaxed and calm atmosphere that is relatively compact and easily explored. This mountainous region has a wide array of fun and engaging activities for all family members, including cooking schools, local markets, a wonderful zoo, and engaging museums. Also, the local countryside is perfect for the authentic trips to a remote hill tribe community, as well as elephant sanctuaries, zip lining, rafting and trekking.

A great family-friendly outing is certain to include a trip to the Doi Inthanon National Park. This is a great place for a long trek that can be finished with a relaxing family picnic. This park is a bird watcher's delight with nearly 330 species of birds, as well as plenty of historical treasures and relics scattered throughout the park.

Also, a cooking class is great fun for the entire family, although it is likely to appeal more to the children aged 7 or older. There are plenty of high-quality cooking schools in Chiang Mai which gives the family an opportunity to shop for fresh ingredients at a market and prepare a few of the most popular Thai dishes.

Pai is located in northern Thailand and makes a pleasant alternative destination on the family travels. Its stunning valley location is a perfect base for a variety of activities, such as rafting and jungle trekking, as well as many places to stop for a bite to eat.

Pai is easily reached from Chiang Mai via a hired vehicle and stopping at Chiang Dao en route makes it possible to explore a few stunning temples and cave systems.

Bangkok is Thailand's bustling capital city that is filled with fun things to see and explore. Since the majority of international flights land in the capital, there is a very high chance of spending one or two nights in Bangkok. Bangkok is a great place for travellers to experience the local culture and huge variety of food.

There are many family-friendly places to visit in the city which can include indoor playgrounds for the children, snake farms and theme parks. However, there are plenty of ways to create great travel memories by getting immersed in the city life. For instance, the entire family can spend time playing in one of the many green parks, exploring the local markets, and trying the delicious street food scene.

A wonderful place to visit with the kids in tow is Safari World and Sea Life Ocean World. Safari World is a kid’s paradise and offers a fun and exciting day out for the entire family with great shows to watch, the opportunity to feed giraffes, and plenty of other wild animals to see. Sea Life Ocean World is the largest aquarium in SE Asia and makes it possible to really witness life under the sea.

For the travellers that love to shop on the Thailand tour packages, the Chatuchak Weekend Market is certain to please with its thousands of stalls selling everything imaginable. This lively market is spread over 35 acres and a great place to buy items of clothing, ceramics, lamps, etc. for family and friends at home.

Krabi is a perfect family-friendly destination for the Thailand beach holiday. Located in the south of the country, Krabi is certain to create a relaxing environment, as well as having plenty of things to see and do. This province has fantastic white beaches, stunning scenery, a coastline with over a hundred offshore islands, as well as a thick jungle interior rich in exotic wildlife, waterfalls, caves, national parks, elephant sanctuaries, and towering limestone cliffs. The beaches are absolutely breathtaking, secluded and quiet.

A great way to appreciate the beauty of the islands is to take an island tour on a speedboat which will travel to popular places like Phra Nang beach, Poda Island, Tub Island, and Chicken Island.

Also, rock climbing is a great choice for the older children. Beyond the wonderful beaches, Krabi is also a great place to start snorkelling with plenty of opportunities to pick up a snorkel and mask to start exploring the region's beautiful underwater scenery.

Phuket is certain to be among the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. Phuket is a mountainous, rainforest island that not only has the gorgeous beaches, but also a wonderful old town to explore, as well as horseback riding and aquariums.

The island has plenty of resorts with babysitting services and kids clubs to give the parents a little time to have a well-earned break. Phuket is easy to reach from mainland Thailand and other local countries to make the journey as hassle-free as possible.

Koh Chang
Koh Chang is a further beach option to visit on the Thailand tours, but has the much more laid-back atmosphere. This is a perfect place for both families and backpackers. Also, the accommodation options are wide-ranging and include high-end resorts to low-cost bungalows on the beach. A few of the family-friendly activity options include exploring waterfalls, building sandcastles, snorkelling and swimming.

Koh Samui
Koh Samui is one of the favourite destinations for the Thailand family tours. The fun packed island is relatively easy to reach and offers many different things to see and do for the entire family. Koh Samui has several beaches to visit such as Mae Nam which is a peaceful and quiet beach getaway, while Chaweng beach is certain to appeal to the family with older children that want to get more involved in local activities.

Also, there are several resorts with a dedicated kid's program to keep the little ones entertained. A great activity for the family interested in the local wildlife is the many animal rescue centres that are happy to accept volunteers for the day.