There was a time when Pattaya was nothing but a humble fishing village. Now, it is one of the most famous and visited tourist places in the whole of Thailand. Pattaya has some of the best attractions of Thailand and is considered as a party land for adults. But when it comes to planning a trip with children, most people avoid Pattaya.
This common notion that Pattaya is only an adult destination is a myth. It has plenty of exciting activities for kids as well. Visiting Pattaya with kids can be fun, engaging and extremely exciting if you know where and how to spend your family time.
Here’s a list of the best things to do in Pattaya if you are travelling with kids.
Visit the Koh Larn Coral Island
Take your family for a day trip to the beautiful coral island of Koh Larn. An excellent place for spending a full day with family, Koh Larn is located 7km off the coast. Also known as Koh Lan, this wonderful little island has 6 main beaches with many watersport activities including parasailing, jet skiing and more. The beaches also serve some of the most assorted menu of seafood. While you can visit the island for a day trip and come back to the city at night, there are many resorts and hotels as well if you want to spend night there.
Cartoon Network Amazone water and amusement park
An excellent place to spend time with your kids, the Pattaya Cartoon Network Amazone amusement and water park boasts of various fun water slides suitable for all age groups. The adrenaline junkies will enjoy the high storey tower from where you can jump off and enjoy gutsy ride all the way down to the water pool. The whole day at the amusement park can prove to be a day well spent and rest assured your kids are going to enjoy to the fullest.
Go- Kart in Pattaya
The Go- Kart track in the city of Pattaya attracts tourists and locals alike. Offering a perfect family fun time together, the Go Karting center has special karts for little kids too. They are safe, secure and ridden by even the first time riders too. With more than three go kart courses in the city, and catering to kids as young as 1 years of age, the Go Karting scene in Pattaya is definitely to look forward to. The top three go karting courses available are Pattaya kart, Easy Kart and Speedway. Go Karting is one of the most popular things to do in Pattaya with Kids.
Siracha Tiger Zoo
Take your kids for a 30-minute drive in the outskirts of the city to see the famous Siracha Tiger zoo. One of the most famous zoos in Thailand, Siracha Tiger Zoo boasts of many local and exotic animal species that are rare to be seen. The spacious zoo boasts of exquisite birds, crocodiles, and exotic variety of tigers, and a stunning flora that adds to the beauty of the place. The huge area of the zoo can be covered by shuttle service specially dedicated for the comfort of the tourists.
The Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
With over 300 exhibits to astonish your mind, The Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum has on display some shocking truths and stories that are stranger than fiction. An amazing place to visit for the whole family, the museum takes you by surprise at every step. Along with the 3D effect museum, it also offers various rides and slides for the added fun for kids. Various fun rides, the famous skyrider, and a 12D moving theatre keep the kids busy for the whole day.
Louis Tussauds Waxwork Museum
So what if you haven’t been to the Madame Tussauds, if you’re in Pattaya you can visit the Louis Tussauds Waxwork museum with 68 of your favorite celebrity wax statues. Divided into 9 different zones namely, the Pop Stars, Chamber of Secrets, British Royalty, Political & Humanitarian Leaders, Horror Den, Batman & Friends and Celebrates in Character. Each of the celebrity displayed has a small digital screen section nearby telling their claim to fame in both English and Thai language.
Go fishing in Pattaya
One of the best things to do in Pattaya for kids is to go fishing with them. Boasting of various great fishing spots, fishing can prove to be a great fun family time together. Fishing equipment’s are easily available on rent and you can make them learn and enjoy fishing with your kids. Most families opt for fishing to spend some great family time.
Visit the Sanctuary of Truth
While spending some cherished family together, visiting the Sanctuary of truth should definitely be on your itinerary. A beautiful and grand temple boasting of intricate wooden carvings, the place has influence of Thai, Hindu, Chinese and Khmer art and culture. Bringing the kids here and introducing them to the faiths and beliefs of the locals can add greatly to the cherished experiences of the trip. Moreover, the stunning vistas and the photos taken here are sure to be one of the best memories of your entire trip.
It is true that Pattaya does not enjoy a very good reputation amongst families with kids, thanks to its naughty image in the adult scene, but Pattaya is not just about that. While there is no denial that it has some serious enjoyment for adults, calling it a city not fit for taking kids is an overrated statement. All you have to do is a little research and visit the places that are suitable to be visited with kids. The best way to ensure your kind of travel is to carefully book Pattaya holiday packages online keeping in mind the kind of travel you are planning to do.
So, wait no more, book your tickets to Pattaya today!
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