The majority of people talks about Pattaya are associated with beautiful beaches, water sports and fun nightlife with endless parties. However, the resort city has plenty of family friendly attractions to offer as well. To fully enjoy your family vacation in Thailand, explore the best things to do in Pattaya with kids.
1. Ramayana Water Park
Ramayana Water Park is an attractive tourist destination for your family to have unforgettable memories together. This is the largest water park in Thailand, covering 18 hectares. In total, there are more than 50 water activities, divided into two groups - family and extreme. There are 2 children's zones - for toddlers and older children, where interesting designs for games can be found. The highlights include the double wave pool, an Aquasplash playground with fountains, and even a green maze. The 240-meter-long slides are considered the longest in the world. Besides, you can relax and admire the beautiful scenery of the surroundings.
Address: 9 Moo 7, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi
How to get there: The best way to get to Ramayana Water Park from Pattaya downtown is by taxi (about 20 minutes)
Opening Hours: 10:30-17:30, daily
Entrance Fee: 1,190 THB for adults, 890 THB for children, free for children under 90 cm height
In addition, there are special offers and discounted family tickets.
Costs of additional services:
- Transfer from anywhere in Pattaya: 120 THB
- Left luggage service: 120-190 THB
- Mini camera: 100 THB
Book discount ticket here: Ramayana Water Park
2. Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo is one of the largest open zoos in Thailand with more than 8000 animals of over 300 species. The kids will have a great experience here as they will visit the wild animals such as elephants, leopards, deer, rhinoceros, and lions. They will also be given a chance to feed animals and watch penguins perform. There is also an option to discover the unique wildlife life of Khao Kheow Open Zoo at night.
Address: 235 Moo 7, Tambon Bang-Pra, Sriracha, Chonburi
Opening Hours: 8:00-18:00, daily
Entrance Fee: 250 THB for adults, 100 THB for children
Book discount ticket here: Khao Kheow Open Zoo as you can save 27% on Khao Kheow Open Zoo tickets!
3. Pattaya Sheep Farm
Pattaya Sheep Farm is home to dozens of mature sheep and babies that you can freely interact with. Pattaya Sheep Farm is the best place in Thailand to get up close with the adorable sheep. You will be able to buy a bottle of milk for 20 THB to feed them. Other residents of the farm include ponies, piglets and various types of birds. There is also a horse ride, pony ride and trampoline to keep kids entertained. There is also Steak House where they can enjoy a delicious meal after a day at the farm.
Address: 73/8 Moo 3, Nong Pla Lai, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung, Chonburi
Opening Hours: 9:00-18:00, daily
Entrance Fee: 70 THB
Book discount ticket here: Pattaya Sheep Farm Ticket
As some of these family-friendly attractions are a bit far from the city, you can opt for a private car charter service from Pattaya and enjoy a convenient, hassle-free ride to visit them.
4. FROST Magical Ice of Siam
FROST Magical Ice of Siam, opened in 2016, is one of the top tourist attractions in Pattaya, covering an area of 30,000 square meters. This place could be an alternative to feel snow in a tropical country like Thailand. Your family will enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits each season that tell of urban legends and Thai literature. You will find many sculptures carved from ice as well as various attractions. In addition to the adventurous walk, there is also a slide and the Love Ice Bar on site. The temperature in this tourist attraction is -10 degrees but they provide jacket even if gloves need to be bought.
Address: 75/6 Moo 3, Nong Pla Lai, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung, Chonburi
How to get there: You can get there by taxi in approx. 25-30 minutes from Pattaya City Center
Opening Hours: 09:00-23:00, daily
Entrance Fee: 600 THB for adults, 500 THB for children (4-12 years old), free for children under 3 years old
Book discount ticket here: FROST Magical Ice of Siam Ticket
5. Cartoon Network Amazone
Thailand is fortunate to be the first and the only Cartoon Network themed park in the world. Cartoon Network Amazone is a giant water park that is definitely a great way to beat the heat and have a memorable holiday experience for the whole family. In this unique water park, children can enjoy all their favorite Cartoon Network characters, including Powerpuff Girls, Jake the dog from Adventure Time, Ben 10, and many more. In the area, there are 5 main water attractions and 9 main shows that take place daily.
Address: 888 Moo 8, Na Jomtien, Sattahip District, Chonburi
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00, daily
Entrance Fee: 1,590 THB for adults, 1,290 THB for children and senior, free for children under 3 years old
Book discount ticket here: Cartoon Network Amazone Admission Ticket as you can get 30% OFF if you book 7 days in advance for a party of minimum 4!
6. Underwater World Pattaya
Underwater World Pattaya is home to an impressive variety of sea creatures with over 5,000 marine animals from the region. The aquarium is divided into several parts where you can find impressive diversity of sea creatures including corals, sharks, manta rays and giant fish. The Giant of Siam Zone should be particularly interesting for families where you can walk through a sunken ship. If you want to have special experience, you can check out the snorkeling opportunities in the shark tank at Underwater World Pattaya. Children also have an opportunity to join the Sleepover with Sharks & Rays Camp. Remember to book in advance to explore scuba diving and many other interesting programs!
Address: 22/22 Moo 11, Sukhumvit Rd., Nong Prue, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung, Chonburi
Opening Hours: 9:00-18:00, daily, last admission at 17:30
- Coral Reef Zone: 10:30 and 15:00
- Shark & Manta Ray Zone: 11:00 and 16:00
- Giant of Siam Zone: 11:30 and 15:30
Entrance Fee: 500 THB for adults, 300 THB for children, free for children under 90 cm height
Book discount ticket here: Underwater World Pattaya
7. Harbor Land Pattaya
Harbor Land Pattaya is located inside the Harbor Shopping Center. Many people claim it to be the largest indoor playground in Asia. We know for sure that this is at least the largest indoor playground in Pattaya. There are many games, ranging from rock climbing areas, giant slides, and much more. Children can test their skills on tricycles or mini bikes. There is also a goal of practicing using the ball launcher. Of course, there are shops, restaurants and even an adult slide in Harbor Land Pattaya. If you or your children will get bored of Harbor Land, nearby you can also find Mario Land, where unlimited video games and arcade games can be played.
Address: 190/25 Moo 9, Pattaya Klang Rd., Nong Prue, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung, Chonburi
Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00, daily
Entrance Fee: from 250 THB for children under 105 cm, 330 THB for children from 105 cm to 150cm, 380 THB for children taller than 150 cm and 150 THB for adults
Book discount ticket here: Harbor Land Family Entertainment Center Pattaya
8. Teddy Bear Museum
If you are a true fan of Teddy bear, you should not miss this museum. Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya, also known as Teddy Island, was opened in October 2013 by Korean designers. This museum in Pattaya is the perfect place to recreate childhood memories and an ideal destination for families with young children. The pavilion is divided into 12 zones including Inca Empire, dinosaur, fossil, Africa, Thailand, Underwater World, Eskimo, Christmas village, space, fairy tale, Chinese, and European. Each area is designed according to a separate theme with a realistic light, color, and sound effects. The museum currently displays more than 2,000 items related to Teddy. You are also allowed to touch the models. Teddy Bear Museum also has a playground with a slide. Every Saturday and Sunday, there is a special show and dance hosted by Captain Teddy Bear and Friends three times a day.
Address: 436/49 Pattaya Beach Road, Soi 1, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung, Chonburi
Opening Hours: 10:30-19:30, daily
Entrance Fee: from 500 THB for adults and 300 THB for children
Book discount ticket here: Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya
9. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a very suitable destination to visit when traveling with your family. Nong Nooch has a tropical garden and entertainment area suitable for all ages. The garden covers a space of 2.4 square kilometers and there are about 20,000 tropical tree families collected from more than 50 different countries. It has some of the most beautiful flowers in the world with more than 670 species of orchids. Your kids will have an amazing time checking out the dinosaur statues and figures in the location. You can also come here to watch Thai boxing matches, cockfight or Thai dance performances.
Address: 34/1 Moo 7, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi
How to get there: you can take a taxi from Pattaya City Center and should take approximately 20 minutes to get there
Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00, daily
Show Schedule: Thai Cultural Show at 10:30, 13:30, 16:00
Entrance Fee: 500 THB for adults, 300 THB for children (90-120 cm high)
Book discount ticket here: Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
10. Horseshoe Point Pattaya
If you want your children to try horseback riding, Horseshoe Point Pattaya offers horse riding opportunities for that. This equestrian school is located at Horseshoe Point Resort, which is known for its quality horses and riding facilities. They are also organizing horse riding performances and other activities ranging from mountain biking and soccer to paintballing and water ballooning. You can even enjoy outdoor activities like rugby, cricket and archery.
If you're looking for a great family-friendly place to stay, you can consider Horseshoe Point Resort. The Mediterranean-style guestrooms at this resort offer a cozy atmosphere with luxury amenities. The resort is a 10-minute drive from Siam Country Club and Thai Polo & Equestrian Club. It is a 20-minute drive to Pattaya and Jomtien Beaches.
Address: 100 Moo 9, Tambon Pong, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung, Chonburi
Entrance Fee: from 350 THB for a horse ride, from 1000 THB for a horse riding class
11. Karting Experience
Karting is not only safe and fun for adults, but also for children. The karts at EasyKart Pattaya are available in adult and child sizes and the race track is separated so safety is guaranteed. Families can drive at the 450-meter Beginner's Track, where children can race on small karts, or parents take their children out on two-seater karts. Besides of driving karts, EasyKart Pattaya is also offering ATV, bungee jumping, or paintball options, if you you're looking to take your older children to have fun.
You can try out different kart models available and choose your speed preferences before heading onto the racing tracks.
Address: Bali Hai Pier, 361/83 M.10, Nong Prue, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung, Chonburi
Opening Hours: 10:00-01:00, daily, last admission at 00:30
Fee: 500 THB for children aged 7-13 and 130cm+ in height on Kid Kart, 600 THB for adult on Regular Kart, 800 THB for Double Seater Kart is available for 2 adults
Book discount ticket here: Go Karting Experience by EasyKart Pattaya
12. Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Having many exciting attractions, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum is guaranteed to give your older kids an enjoyable time. This museum is located on the top floor of the Royal Garden Plaza building in the heart of Pattaya city so it is very convenient to visit. This museum is the entertainment center that shows visitors strange data about the world we live in, with most of this data you would have no idea that it existed. The whole museum is divided into 10 zones, each of which is a separate decorative theme with more than 350 interesting exhibits on display and a number of shocking exhibits in 10 different galleries.
Address: 218 Royal Garden Plaza (2nd Floor), 20-21 Moo 10 Beach Road, Nong Prue, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung, Chonburi
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00, daily
Entrance Fee: from 300 THB
Book discount ticket here: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
You can also bring your children to explore some of the best museums in Pattaya. Many museums offer great fun for both kids and adults and should be on any to-do list when traveling to this lively city.