Check out our top-5 Pattaya family attractions. Over the past few years, Pattaya has been working hard to change its image. Historically known as a party city, Pattaya has been attracting a certain clientele for the past 30 years or more. But in recent times, the demographics have started to change.
I personally know as a father of two young sons living in the Pattaya region that there are more things to do for families with kids than ever before. The city now a great place for those seeking a family holiday.
So, if you are in Pattaya with your kids, what is there to do that combines fun, excitement, and education? Surprisingly so, Pattaya is probably the best place in Thailand for purpose built-family attractions. Here are our top-5 Pattaya family attractions.
Ramayana and Cartoon Network Water Parks
Water parks are one of the areas that Pattaya easily leads the way in Thailand. Although we have had Pattaya Water Park at the foot of Pratumnak Hill for many years, in the past couple of years, we have seen the construction of two of the biggest water parks in Thailand. The Ramayana Water Park and the Amazone Cartoon Network Water park are both located a 20-minute derive outside Pattaya in the Bangsaray countryside. They offer state-of-the-art waterslides that you would expect to see in the biggest and best water parks in America. These are two of the best Pattaya family attractions.
Central Festival Shopping Center
Although a shopping centre might not seem like one of the best Pattaya family attractions, it most certainly is! The Central Festival Shopping Mall on Pattaya Beach Road is a veritable paradise for kids… and mum and dad too! This boutique shopping centre is home to the world’s leading clothing and electrical brands, and also to Toys R Us. With a multi-tiered SFX Cinema and 3D Max ride, alongside arcades and much more, a few hours at Central Festival offers something for all families with kids.
Pattaya Paintball Club – Pattaya Family Attractions
Paintballing and BB gun activities are a young boy’s wet dream. And if the truth is told, dad is also loving this activity, although he only goes along to take part ‘for the kids!’. Pattaya Paintball Club offers not only paintballing but also BB gun fun and also football. What more could a male of the species, a boy or man-child want? The park is home to purpose-built paintball and BB gun courses with lots of adventure team games available. There is also a shop that sells BB gun products onsite. Pattaya Paintball Club is located in the heart of the city, on Pattaya 3rd Road.
Underwater World Pattaya – Top Pattaya Family Attractions
Although all family attractions in Pattaya revolve around fun, it’s even better when education is also involved. Underwater World Pattaya is simply one of the most popular Pattaya family attractions in the city. It offers a purpose-built aquarium unrivalled in this part of Thailand. From sharks and stingrays to amphibians and reptiles, all manner of aquatic and marine life is on show at Underwater World. This is the ultimate place to take your kids in Pattaya.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Visiting zoos can be a contentious decision. Some people believe that wild animals should not be held in captivity. And when they are it should be more of a safari park feel. So, when you want to take your kids to see wild animals up close and personal, we would recommend that you visit the Khao Kheow Open Zoo. Which is more of a safari park than a standard zoo! Here you can view some of the coolest animals in the world such as snakes, monkeys, elephants, insects, and even the famous Bengal Tigers. The open zoo is approximately a 45-minute drive from Pattaya, but don’t let that get in the way of your family fun.
Pattaya family attractions are perfect for those with kids who are thinking of visiting Pattaya or are already here. It’s important that we get out there to support local businesses and attractions during these trying times.