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Starting with a farmer experience at Farm de Lek in the northeast of Bangkok, Farm de Lek features a “play farm” where children can learn about and take part in day-to-day agriculture activities, from collecting eggs and planting vegetables to making organic fertiliser. More adventurous kids can take part in the zip lining, boating or even ATV riding (with their parents’ permission).
After a full day of playing farmer, Reindeer Park Resort is an ideal spot to relax and unwind. The resort is close other attractions such as Wang Ta Krai Waterfall and Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam.
Make reading fun again at Neilson Hays Library where houses an impressive collection of 17,000 books and magazines. A must-see for all kids is the Children’s Corner, a cosy and inviting space where youngsters can spend hours perusing the pages of various books. On Saturdays, the library hosts a Story Time session that features readings, arts and crafts activities and even a yoga session for kids. You may spend a night at Baan Pra Nond Bed & Breakfast, just two km away from the library. This Thai colonial building was once the former house of a Supreme Court Judge and features a kids’ club, restaurants and swimming pool. Kids will also be pleased to know that their canine friends are also welcome!
Take advantage of the full or half day experiences with your kids to see more than 450 rescued animals in a responsible and cruelty-free way at The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) in Phetchaburi, which houses and rehabilitates rescued animals, including elephants, gibbons and otters. Here visitors can learn more about the wildlife living on the reserve, take part in volunteer activities and walk away with a better sense of animal welfare and conservation issues. A short ride away is the famous Cha-Am beach where you and the kids can play in the sun. At the Cha-Am Hotel bicycle rentals are available if you fancy taking a ride along the shore.
Or take visit the Ancient City in Samut Prakan, home to more than 116 monuments including chedis, bell towers, shines and a theatre pavilion that showcases the grandeur of the ancient Ayutthaya era. Here children can learn about the history, culture and traditions of Thailand’s five major regions then stay at the Forest Resort – a serene spot for parents to relax while the kids amuse themselves at the nearby amusement parks.