There was once a time when Pattaya was a peaceful fishing village. But now it is one of most visited places in Thailand. It is considered as a haven for adults, and when it comes to planning a family vacation to Pattaya with kids, most people avoid it. This common misconception that Pattaya is only for adults is a thing of the past. Now you can plan your Pattaya family vacation and take your kids everywhere!
Yes, that’s right. You can take a family vacation in Pattaya. Surprised?
What is there to do apart from all the drinking and late night partying you ask? Well, we’ll let you in on a secret. There is in fact, a ton of things to do and places to hang out with your children!
Here is a list of the best things to do with your kids in Pattaya.
1. Swimming in Water Parks
We all know Thailand can get scorching hot, so a trip to the water park is a perfect idea for spending a fun time with your kids!
Ramayana Water Park
Lose track of time in the largest water park in Pattaya! Cool down from the scorching heat and dip yourself in the pool! There are a total of 11 rides you and your kids can all try out. Guess what? The best thing about Ramayana Water Park is that you can order food from ANYWHERE inside!! and it’ll be delivered to wherever you are in no time! chicken, pizza, you name it!
Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park
Cartoon Network Amazone Water park is the world’s first Cartoon Network themed water park, and it’s a perfect getaway destination for you and your family. While your kids can enjoy swimming and having fun in the water playground, you can spend precious time riding thrilling water coasters! See if you can spot all the Cartoon Network characters like Adventure Time’s Finn & Jake, Ben 10, Powerpuff Girls and many more! All of them are there for you to create a memorable experience!
The highlight of this water park is The Omnitrix, which is the world’s first fully enclosed dome water slide. Come and slide down the Omnitrix along with all the other rides that will surely give you an adrenaline surge!
2. Get friendly with animals in the Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo is a large open zoo in Thailand, “Open” meaning the animals are not caged, but are free to roam the boundaries of the zoo. The zoo itself covers about 2000 acres of land, containing more than 8000 different species. It was originally expanded in supporting wildlife preservation projects and caring for injured animals, but has since expanded for further research purposes. Khao Kheow Open zoo is divided into several thematic zones; The African Savannah, Khao Kheow Night Safari, Cats Complex Park, Walk Through Aviary and Eld’s Deer Park.
Get up close and personal with all the animals you see in the zoo! Lucky for you, we have a discounted price for a ticket to Khao Kheow Open Zoo right here!
Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary
Visit Pattaya’s Elephant Jungle Sanctuary for a heartwarming time meeting the world’s gentle giants. Forget the typical and cruel tourist itineraries like ‘elephant back riding’ and ‘elephant circus’. Pattaya Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is only concerned with the welfare and preservation of these magnificent creatures. No elephants are mistreated in Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, and as a traveler, you will have the unique opportunity to spend time doing a number of different activities with the elephants.
Feed the elephants plenty of fruit! have a mud bath with them and enjoy play time with them! A once in a lifetime experience you do not want to miss!
Swiss Sheep Farm Pattaya
Swiss Sheep Farm Pattaya is another place you can enjoy spending time with animals. Barnyard animals to be precise. It won’t just be sheep you will see as the name of the place suggests. As well as sheep, there are goats, alpacas, horses and much more, because this is not your ordinary barnyard animal zoo.
As well as interacting with the barnyard animals, you will also be able to roam around and take photographs with the beautiful European style barns and other structures.
Swiss Sheep Farm Pattaya is perfect for families to spend a pleasant time with their children! Don’t worry if you get thirsty or hungry because there are plenty of shops and restaurants for you to buy food and drinks. Your entrance tickets to Swiss Sheep Farm includes a chance to feed some of the animals there, so it’s a perfect chance to try something you’ve never tried before.
Underwater World Pattaya
If you’re looking for an attraction which is both entertaining and educational for your kids, you’re looking at the right place. Underwater World Pattaya is the most beautiful aquarium in Pattaya, offering visitors a chance to be amazed at the variety of aquatic species in the aquarium. The aquarium is divided into several zones for you to go through, exhibiting different species in each of them. Walk along the path and gaze at all the different mysterious sea creatures swimming above you!
Spend a wonderful time with your kids in Underwater World Pattaya for an unforgettable experience!
3. Visit the best places to take memorable photographs
Sanctuary Of Truth
The Sanctuary Of Truth is one of the most iconic religious monuments in Thailand. Built entirely out of wood, it exhibits sculptures based on Buddhist and Hindu motifs. The building reaches an amazing height of 105 m, standing next to the beach, it offers you a must view picturesque viewpoint for all. An interesting fact about the temple is, that construction of the temple began in 1981, and is still undergoing. The Sanctuary of Truth is scheduled to finish construction in the year 2050! So it is worth visiting more than once!
Come and witness the beauty of The Sanctuary Of Truth with your children and take beautiful family photos with the beach and temple in the background!
Teddy Bear Museum
You can assume from the title of the place itself, yes it’s a museum FULL of teddy bears. With over 1000 teddy bears on exhibit, give your kids a museum visit they will remember forever. You will never be bored! As there are 12 zones full of teddy bears to look through, each of them uniquely designed under a number of themes!
Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is one of the coolest attractions in Pattaya. This is a three-dimensional interactive art gallery with hundreds of optical illusion paintings.
The artworks are set up in a way that it looks like you are part of the painting. Kids will love it! Come here and be imaginative with your kids and take photos as if you are part of the artwork! It is great fun for both children as well as adults, so be ready to spend at least 2 hours there! You can buy 37% off ticket for Art in Paradise here.
Upside Down Pattaya
Everything is upside down in Upside Down Pattaya except for yourself! Look around the Upside Down House and be confused at everything you see! want to confuse yourself more? Why don’t you challenge your skills at finding your way out of the Amazing Labyrinth (maze)! Do you want to know what it feels like to be a pilot piloting a jet? and want to experience the training astronauts have to go through to become one? Upside Down Pattaya has a Gyroscope Area where you can try just that!
And last but not least, you have to try the Crazy bicycles! This is the true test of your cycling skills. If you can ride along the track, you will have the honor of having your name in their Hall of Champions, AND if you can ride their track from start to finish without touching the ground, there is a prize money of 1000000 BHT! No kidding! So bring your family here and all give it a go!
4. Attractions your kids are sure to love!
Plan an exciting family adventure trip to the largest indoor playground in Asia! It’s also a popular place to locals since its indoors and cool, away from the heat! There are 9 play zones you can have fun with your children! Watching your children have a great time will put a big smile on your face too, you won’t regret coming to Harborland Pattaya.
Mini Siam Pattaya
Explore landmarks of countries from all around the world in one massive park! If you can’t travel the world to visit all the famous places, just come to Mini Siam Pattaya and you will see it all! from The Statue of Liberty, France’s Eiffel Tower, Egypt’s pyramids, Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and many more! You can say you’ve been to all the famous places around the world in just one day! Plus, you can buy tickets to Mini Siam at an incredible 30% discounted price! Click below!
Ripley’s Believe it Or Not
Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum offers visitors the most bizarre experience to everyone. With 10 galleries filled with more than 300 unique exhibits, Ripley’s is sure to freak you out! You’ll be able to see things you have never seen before like a real shrunken human head, a mask made of real human skin and more! Along with the “Odditorium” there are themed attractions like Ripley’s Scream In The Dark! or Horror Adventure, or Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks exhibiting wax statues of famous people, or have fun in Ripley’s Moving Theatre 9DX!
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