When we first began planning our 12-day Japan family vacation, we had originally planned to split our time equally between Tokyo and Kyoto. As we did more research, we were surprised to learn how incredible the Kyoto hiking is, so we eagerly decided to create a 7-day Kyoto itinerary with kids.
A Thailand family holiday will create memories that will last a lifetime. Tropical beaches, lush jungles, rugged mountains and friendly locals all make Thailand kid-friendly. Adults will surely love the famous Thai foods such as Pad Thai and the delicious Thai curries. But finding kid-friendly food in Thailand may prove to be a bit more difficult.
Thailand is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, tropical jungles and warm, friendly locals. There are so many things to do in Thailand for kids. It’s no wonder that Thailand is such an amazing holiday destination and you can expect the same for your Thailand family holidays.
Here is a short list of things parents should know before traveling to Thailand with kids:
Thailand is world-renowned for its lush tropical surroundings and beautiful beaches. Here are a few of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches which your family will love:
After two weeks of temples, temples and more temples in the north, we knew we’d be ready for a Thailand beach holiday with kids. It was hard to choose from the long list of amazing Thailand beach destinations with kids, but we ultimately chose Ao Nang for its incredible scenery. Dramatic limestone karst mountains tower overhead everywhere you look, both on land and sea; it’s really an incredible setting.
Most people travel to Chiang Mai to enjoy outdoor activities in its beautiful setting. We were really hoping to go for a Chiang Mai bike tour in the countryside, but we weren’t sure if we could find a tour operator with cycling equipment for kids (ours were 3 & 5 years old at the time).
Bringing our kids to a Chiang Mai elephant sanctuary was a top priority for our visit to Chiang Mai with kids. Sadly, there are many elephant parks in Thailand which mistreat the animals, so we did a lot of research to find an ethical elephant camp.
Ayutthaya is the former capital of Siam and was once one of the world’s most important cities. It was nearly destroyed by a Burmese attack in 1767, but we are fortunate that enough temple ruins remain to give us a feel for what this incredible city was like in its prime.
We visited Aytuthaya, Thailand with our two kids, aged 3 & 5, in December. We were a little worried about the temples being too boring for them, but they never complained once.
Kanchanaburi, Thailand is best known as the home of The Bridge over the River Kwai, but we were drawn there by the amazing outdoor activities. In three full days, we were able to do our three favorite outdoor activities with our kids (aged 3 & 5); hiking, biking and kayaking.