Planning for a Bangkok family vacation on a budget? We’ve got just what you need!
In this guide, we’ll give you our top picks of places to stay (under SGD$180 per night) and things to do in Bangkok. Plus, check out this promo code <SHIOK30> to enjoy $30 OFF your hotel bookings in Bangkok here!
*Minimum spend of SGD$400 required.
Accommodations range from luxurious hotels to budget-friendly guesthouses, so there is something for everyone. And with attractions like the Siam Ocean World, Safari World, Pororo AquaPark, and EasyKart — Bangkok is a great destination for families looking for fun activities to do together.
I Residence Hotel Silom
I Residence Hotel Silom is a great option for those who want to be close to the action but don’t want to spend a lot of money. The hotel offers views of the city skyline, and it’s located near some of Bangkok’s best shopping and dining.
The Sukosol Bangkok
The Sukosol is another great option for families. The hotel is located near the Chao Phraya River, and its rooms offer views of the river and the city skyline. It’s located within a 15-minute walk to Victory Monument and Pratunam Market.
Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam
Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam is a perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel offers great views of Bangkok’s skyline, and it’s located near some of the best shopping and night markets in the city. Located right beside Platinum Fashion Mall (connected via the new wing). There’s also an infinity pool and an outdoor beer garden to kick back and relax.
Named to sound like the nearby landmark ‘Victory Monument’, VIC3 Bangkok is a refreshingly modern and centrally located hotel, and it offers a peaceful and comfortable stay in the busy Phaya Thai district. VIC3 Bangkok provides bright and contemporary studio rooms that let guests feel at home away from home. If all that Thai food has made you feel sluggish, Vic3 has a modest but well-equipped gym and an adjacent swimming pool.
Disclaimer: All nightly rates mentioned in this article are based on bookings made before 30 June 2023. The deals are subject to change according to the dates and availability of the hotel room.
Family-Friendly Activities in Bangkok
At first glance, Bangkok might not seem like they have a lot of kid-friendly attractions to visit. However, once you start looking, you’ll find that there’s plenty to keep the little ones entertained!
Pororo Aqua Park Bangkok
Pororo Aquapark is a great place to take the kids if they’re looking to cool off and have some fun. The rooftop aquapark has a variety of slides and pools, as well as a pool bar zone with food and drinks!
Central Plaza Bangna (6th floor), 587,589 Debaratana Rd. Bangna nuea
Bangna, Bangkok 10260
Ticket pricing: Adult S$10, Children S$8
Monday – Friday 10.30 a.m. – 07.00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday and Public holidays 10.00 a.m. – 07.00 p.m.
** Tickets are closed for sale at 5.00 p.m.
** Pool and water slide are closed at 6.00 p.m.
** Customers can shower and dress up until 7.00 p.m.
Easy Karts Go-Karting Center
Bangkok is a city that is always on the go, and Easy Kart Bangkok is the perfect place to get your heart racing. They offer three different types of karts to choose from so everyone can participate. The Kids Kart is perfect for little ones who want to experience the thrill of racing, while the Regular Kart is perfect for those who want to compete with their friends. For those who are looking for an even bigger adrenaline rush, the Fast Kart is the way to go. The race track is located indoors at RCA Plaza Bangkok.
RCA Plaza, 2F, 31/11 Rama 9 Road | Bangkapi, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand
Ticket pricing depends on the selection of the kart model, click here for more info. 1 race duration is 8 minutes which is around S$20 for Kid Kart and Regular Kart.
Daily from 1 p.m. to midnight
Just 30 minutes away from downtown Bangkok, there is a charming European town named Chocolate Ville – an outdoor dining destination. Admission to Chocolate Ville is completely free, you’ll only need to pay for the food and drinks when you’re dining there. You’ll almost feel like you’ve been transported to London or Italy if not for the sweltering heat. The quaint European-style dining park is truly romantic when the sun sets and the streets are illuminated. The central restaurant served a variety of cuisines, ranging from Thai to Western. Chocolate Ville is a great place to check out if you’re tired of shopping in Pratunam.
Soi Nawamin 74, Yak 3-8, Kaset-Nawamin Road, Klong Kum Subdistrict, Bueng Kum District, Bangkok 10230, Thailand
The best way to get to Chocolate Ville is by taking a Grab ride. It costs around S$11 if you depart from downtown Bangkok (Siam, Pratunam, etc). The journey will take around 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
Daily from 4 p.m. to midnight