Sathorn Kids’ Top Ten To-Do List

If you’re looking for a family-friendly apartment for rent in Bangkok on a monthly basis, look no further than Bangkok Garden Condominium, the city’s premier downtown family oasis. If you need an apartment near an international school in Sathorn, this is undoubtedly your best bet as there are many top-quality schools in the adjacent area. And when the weekend and school holidays roll around you don’t need to worry about entertaining your youngsters as there are a myriad of great things to see and do right on your doorstep. So, without further ado, let’s dive on in and look at the top ten ways to keep your kids entertained and happy in downtown Sathorn.

  1. For pet lovers, we recommend a visit to The Animal Café, an exotic animal hang-out at La Raffles Community Mall on Sathu Pradit Soi 19. The two-part venue offers a café area and adjoining owl room on the ground floor and a restaurant/playroom area upstairs, replete with an array of animals – chinchilla, fennec fox, regal caracal, cherry shrimp, tiny crab, horned frog, salamander, etc.
    Open 11:00 am – 8:00 pm daily; THB 200 (adults) / THB 100 (kids).
  2. If your children are not afraid of heights, we highly recommend a visit to Bangkok’s tallest building – King Power Mahanakhon (BTS Chong Nonsi). From the 74th floor up, you’ll find three levels. On level one is the indoor observatory. Go up another storey, and you’ll find the glass skywalk. And on the very top, 314-meters high up the 360-degree viewpoint.
    Open 10:00 am – 12:00 am daily; THB 1,050.
  3. No great city is complete without ample green space, and in Bangkok, that’s Lumphini Park. Located in the heart of Sathorn, beside BTS Sala Daeng and MRT Silom, this expansive recreational space is beloved by Bangkokians young and old. For kids, there are paddle boats, outdoor play equipment, a library, plus an array of turtles, birds and monitor lizards to spot.
    Open 4:30 am – 9:00 pm daily; free.
  4. Let kids aged 1 to 10 burn off some energy and use their imagination at Monkey & Me, a padded play space with climbing equipment, toys for pretend play and a large trampoline. For birthdays, they offer catering, decorations and karaoke in the private room. The cafe serves a range of kid-friendly food and drinks; along with caffeinated beverages for the adults.
    Open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm on weekdays, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm on weekends; THB 50 (adults) / THB 200 (kids).
  5. Tucked away in a quiet lane just off Soi Suan Plu near BTS Chong Nonsi is M.R. Kukrit’s House, a heritage museum dedicated to Kukrit Pramoj, a writer of more than 40 novels, stage plays, poems and short stories and Thailand’s former Prime Minister from 1974-75. It consists of five traditional teak houses (the earliest of which is more than 100 years old.), a pond/garden and collection of artefacts, including ceramics, antiques, fine arts and rare books.
    Open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily; THB 50 (adults) / THB 20 (kids).
  6. The specially designed Play & Music classes at Gymboree Rama 3 for kids in four age ranges – 0-6 months, 6-16 months, 12-28 months and 2-5 years – incorporates new technology with classic learning techniques to engage young minds. These dynamic classes support social, physical and intellectual development with lots of cognitive learning and play.
    Open 8:30 am – 5:30 pm daily; THB 800 / class (plus THB 6,000 registration fee).
  7. Central Plaza Rama 3 is a shopping centre located on Ratchadapisek Road. The shopping centre has a total of nine floors. It contains a mix of retail shops, a Central Department Store, Tops Supermarket, food court, Major Cineplex (9-screen cinema) and retail arcade, with chain stores like B2S, Supersports and Power Buy.
    Open 10:30 am – 9:00 pm on weekdays, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm on weekends; free.
  8. The Bangkok Snake Farm specialises in the cultivation of venomous snakes, extracting venom to produce antidotes for snake-bite victims. Via various displays and shows, the farm offers an informative and fascinating experience for those curious about the world of reptiles. The farm is located about 800m northwest of BTS Sala Daeng and MRT Silom.
    Open 9:30 am – 3:30 pm on weekdays, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm on weekends; THB 250 (adults) / THB 50 (kids).
  9. Tucked down quiet Soi 34 off bustling Charoenkrung Road is the delightful Darunbannalai Children’s Library, a haven for all things literary and lovely. This inviting and colourful library is set in an old home and has delightful reading nooks with books in Thai and English. There is also a small café and play area outside.
    Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday – Sunday; free.
  10. For those wanting a mystical journey, on Sathorn Soi 8 near BTS Chong Nonsi can be found Unicorn Cafe, a haven of all things pink and sweet. Play with My Little Pony figurines and devour rainbow-coloured cupcakes and shakes and let loose your imagination for fun and frivolity.
    Open 12:00 – 8:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday; free entry.