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Child’s Play: The Best Kids' Clubs in Thailand 

January 15, 2024
Children with yellow chef hats baking cookies at The Peninsula Bangkok which is home to one of the best kid's clubs in Thailand - Luxury Escapes

Hoping for a Thailand family holiday that’s as easy as the ocean breeze? These top-notch hotel kids’ clubs ensure a seamless blend of exploration and relaxation. 

It’s not called ‘the Land of Smiles’ for nothing – Thailand’s renowned hospitality makes it one of the best destinations on earth for a relaxing family holiday. Embarking on a family adventure here is like stepping into a storybook of diverse landscapes and boundless wonders: from the bustling markets of Bangkok to the serene beaches of Phuket, Thailand effortlessly caters to every family's unique travel dreams. The cherry on the cake is the huge range of imaginative and enchanting kids’ clubs, which are enough to make adults wish they could join the fun. 

Read on for our pick of the best hotel kids’ clubs Thailand has to offer. 

Best for… urban adventures 

Children can play all day in Anantara Siam Bangkok's kid's club complete with a model train kit as part of one of Thailand's best kids clubs - Luxury Escapes
Anantara Siam Bangkok's kids' club.

Most travellers to Thailand pass through buzzing Bangkok at some point in their journey – beyond its reputation for wild nightlife, it offers easy cultural experiences for travellers of all ages. 

Rosewood Bangkok

The upscale haven of Rosewood Bangkok caters to every generation with equal care. The Rose Buds program offers thoughtful baby amenities, including adorable child-sized robes and slippers. The Explorers Club engages four- to nine-year-olds with a range of activities, while teens can delve into mocktail-making and kid-specific ‘spa-cations’.  

Peninsula Bangkok

Nestled along the river, Peninsula Bangkok is a tropical oasis of palm-fringed pools and interconnected rooms, with flexible check-in/check-out times that cater to your travel schedule. In lieu of a traditional kids’ club, the ‘Peninsula Academy’ offers Thai cooking and art classes for youngsters, while family sightseeing is made easy with a Thonburi klongs boat tour, encountering monitor lizards and feeding catfish. 

Anantara Siam Bangkok

City living meets resort comforts at the central Anantara Siam Bangkok, an easy stroll from iconic sites like Erawan Shrine and Lumphini Park. Spacious rooms, diverse dining and an immense pool are sure to please the whole family, while the kids' club promises a play kitchen, model train construction and more, under the watchful eye of specially trained Anantara staff. 

Best for… serious beach time 

Kids can play all day in Katathani Phuket Beach Resort's outdoor water park as part of one of Thailand's kid's clubs - Luxury Escapes
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort.

But let’s get real – the star attraction of a Thailand family holiday is the country’s pristine white-sand beaches and warm tropical waters. 

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

Just an hour from Phuket airport, Katathani Phuket Beach Resort fits the brief perfectly, set right on gentle waters of Kata Noi Bay. The fabulous Chang Noi Kids’ Club offers soft play, an outdoor playground, 'edutainment' games, and an array of books and toys, and there is a mini water slide and four pools for kids alone. Grown-ups aren’t forgotten with spa services and indulgent massages in the garden. 

Avani+ Khao Lak Resort

North of Phuket in quieter Khao Lak, Avani+ Khao Lak Resort is an immense family-friendly playground. Amenities include four pools, a water park, a skate park, a climbing wall and much more, for a dynamic family escape. The AvaniKids club offers supervised programs for different age groups, featuring games, arts and crafts, and a dedicated teen space provides video games and karaoke.  

Meliá Koh Samui

Dive into water sports and snorkelling at Meliá Koh Samui, while little ones enjoy the mini water park and drift down the lagoon-style pool. The Kidsdom Kids’ Club offers all-day fun, and families can bond over cooking classes or just unwind in spacious family suites equipped with entertaining games. 

Best for… off-the-beaten-track experiences 

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, home to one of the best kids clubs in Thailand.
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort.

Head to out-of-the-way locations or opt for unusual accommodation for unforgettable family memories. 

InterContinental Khao Yai

All aboard the InterContinental Khao Yai! On the fringes of Khao Yai National Park, this resort’s 19th-century railway theme is perfect for train-mad tots. Family suites feature double bunk beds, while the kids’ club offers treasure hunts, vegetable farming, and Thai dancing. The nearby park promises encounters with elephants, hornbills, porcupines, and monkeys. 

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Create an unforgettable Thailand family holiday by meeting real-life elephants at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. Nestled in northern Thai jungle, this ethically run sanctuary offers up-close encounters. Walk with the herd in the morning mist, feed them fruit and spend the night in a family-sized jungle bubble within the sanctuary, witnessing a magical parade of elephants passing through the night. 

Soneva Kiri

Escape the tourist trail on Koh Kood, Thailand's least populated island, and discover family-friendly luxury at Soneva Kiri, an eco-conscious haven. The Eco Den offers dedicated childcare for kids under six, while the Children’s Den, shaped like a giant manta ray swimming over the trees, designs meaningful experiences for older children. The whole family can bond with snorkelling, rainforest treks, and stargazing in the resort's observatory.  

Feature image: Peninsula Bangkok.

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