Bangkok, Thailand’s extraordinary capital, is a destination like no other. The city is a hive of activity with gilded temples and palaces, entire markets set up atop boats on the water, every imaginable shopping experience and scrumptious local food on every street corner. From luxury resorts and private villas to backpacker hostels, homestays and family hotels in Bangkok, there is something for everyone. The first step in planning a vacation is to find yourself a comfortable base, this is especially important if you are travelling with young kids. You will want to be somewhere central like the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, with easy access to transport.

Travelling with family can get exhausting for parents who have to come up with endless ways to keep their kids entertained. Kidzania, a new concept in the ‘entertainment meets education’ industry, is the latest addition to Bangkok’s many attractions. Kidzania, a concept which was founded in Mexico, has been bringing family entertainment to the world since 1999. The franchise operation has eighteen other locations around the world. They cater to kids aged four to fifteen.

The entertainment zone is designed to look like a small town made up of European style houses and buildings. Each one provides kids with different, fun learning experiences. The experiences mimic jobs that they see in the real world and even require wearing the relevant uniform. Kids can choose from eighty types of ‘jobs’. A ‘firemen’ would use real water to fight a simulated fire, while ‘rescue crews’ would take the injured to a ‘hospital’ and use very realistic equipment that is replicated in a smaller size to fit a child’s hand. Flying a Boeing 737, being a sushi chef and working in a newsroom are also among the choices available. An activity can accommodate six to eight kids at a time, while parents must watch from a distance.


Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.