Children's Day in Bangkok

Your guide to things to do and where to have fun with your kids in Bangkok
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By Time Out Bangkok staff writer |
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The second Saturday of January marks Thai Children’s Day, when public organizations and private establishments stage kid-friendly events across town. Take this opportunity to entertain your little angels and to satisfy the youth spirit that lives in you as well. Here’s a brief list of things you can do on this day with—or without—your kids.

Where to go on Children's Day

MahaNakhon SkyWalk
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Attractions, Towers and viewpoints

MahaNakhon SkyWalk

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Duty-free giant King Power, has unveiled the building's 360-degree rooftop observation deck that sits 314 meters above the ground, which is currently Thailand's highest. Dubbed Mahanakhon SkyWalk, the observation triplex of three floors: the indoor observation deck on 74th and 75th, and the rooftop platform and a bar on the 78th floor—of which one of the highlights is the spine-chilling glass-bottomed platform that promises to pump up your adrenaline.     Ticket prices are 850 for access to the indoor view-gazing room, while the 1,050 gets you access to all three floors. To celebrate the opening, MahaNakhon SkyWalk gives a discount to all patrons: the all-area access is now B765 per person until Jan 31, 2019. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 

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Attractions, Libraries, archives and foundations

Neilson Hays Library

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Neilson Hays Library is Bangkok’s—or perhaps Thailand’s—longest-running, privately funded library. Though initially founded in 1869 as the Bangkok Ladies’ Library Association, the neoclassical structure where the library now stands was only built in 1921. It was commissioned by Dr. Thomas Hays in remembrance of his wife Jennie Neilson, who, in her time, was one of the association’s guiding forces. The building was designed by Mario Tamagno, the Italian architect who also created the blueprint for the Anantasamakhom Throne Hall. Throughout the years, Neilson Hays has proven to be more than just a library; it has become a cultural center of sorts for the city, hosting all kinds of activities and gatherings, from seminars to exhibitions.  

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Snake Farm
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Attractions, Wildlife centers

Snake Farm

The government-owned Snake Farm is open to the public for free on the Children’s Day. Time your visit to watch the snake- catching show at 11:00 and 14:30. 

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Bangkok Planetarium

Isn’t it good to treat your kids to an adventure through the Space and Universe – during the day time? Thanks to its newly-refubished star projectors, Bangkok Planetarium promises to impress everyone with the beauty of the sky through a series of multimedia screenings. 

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The Marvel Experience Thailand
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Attractions, Arcades and amusements

The Marvel Experience Thailand

The much-anticipated themed entertainment attraction The Marvel Experience Thailand finally open to the public. But before you go, let's take a quick look at what to look forward to inside the first S.H.I.E.L.D headquarters in Bangkok. Your fictional adventure starts from the first two chambers, the Jocasta Introduction and the TMX LIVE: News Report, where you'll learn about what expects of you: three HYDRA villains—Red Skull, M.O.D.O.K. and Madame Hydra—are attacking Mega Bangna and you're recruited to become a S.H.I.E.L.D agent. Then, you continue your walk into various zones, such as: Stark Mobile Lab where you'll see what billionaire Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man is working on, Mobile Command Center, Holoblaster Shooting Gallery in which you get your hands on Stark Industries' arms, Simularium 360 3D, Transport Corridor where you study the policies written to guide you on a safe ride with Spider-Man, 4D Motion Ride where 4D stimulator enlivens your adventurous journey, Training Center, Astral Plane and Secret Meet & Greet zone where wrap up your trip by taking photos with your favorite superheroes. Note: You have to choose to go into one of the five rooms, in which you'll never know which superhero you'll be taking a selfie with. Sounds fun? Yes, if you like surprises.  Don't forget to check out The Marvel Experience Super Store to burn your wallet (on stuff like Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet, Captain America's shield, or Marvel's Muay Thai shorts) before you leave the premi

Kids-friendly events

Things to do, Festivals

Endless Celebration

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Duty-free mecca King Power has joined up with Disney to transform its downtown complex on Rangnam Road into a magical land for Mickey Mouse and his friends. Make your way around the Mickey Mouse-themed fun park and shop for specially created Mickey Mouse merchandise. On 18 Nov, join thousands of other Mickey fans to celebrate the 90th birthday of the world’s most beloved mouse and help the city achieve a new record for the Guinness World Records. There will also be meet-and-greet sessions with your favorite Disney characters between 23 and 25 Nov, plus more activities throughout Christmas and New Year.

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Music, Classical and opera

Concert in the Park

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The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra is making a return to a new venue at Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park to serenade the city’s park-goers with a free concert series, featuring legendary melodies, classic Disney songs, and music reminiscent of and composed by the late king. Ideal for Sunday picnics in the park.

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