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    Question What do with a 3-year old?

    Seems like the family and I will have to stay 8-10 days in Bangkok. No problem entertaining the missus and I, but how do we keep our 3-year old from getting bored to death?

    Any recommendations on things to do for small children?

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    Keep the 3 year old cool and dry with some cartoons - that age is too young to really appreciate much else...

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    amusement park
    like siam waterworld?
    or safari world?

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    Maybe Dream World

    Thailand's very own Disneyland! If your family enjoys adrenalin-charged theme parks, make sure you take your kids to Dream World. Divided into imaginative areas like Fantasy Land, Dream Garden and Adventure Land, this fun loaded park is perfect for families.

    Roller coasters, a haunted mansion, bumper cars and a Viking boat are just some of the surprises waiting in Adventure Land. In Fantasy Land, kids can climb up a beanstalk to the giant's house, look inside Sleeping Beauty's castle, check out Cinderella's pumpkin carriage, or the pond where the frog turns into a prince.

    You can take the monorail around Adventure Land, or ride the waves at Super Splash, the White Water Rapids at Grand Canyon, or test your driving skills on the Go-Kart track. The absolute highlight for Thai kids though is Snow Land (in the middle of a tropical city) which has an enormous snow field where you can ride a sleigh, make a snowman and find out what an igloo is. There is also a daily parade where the kids get to meet their favourite cartoon characters and a Hollywood Action Show with spectacular effects.
    Admission: One Entry including re-riding, Snow Town, buffet lunch and round trip transfers from any hotel within Bangkok, only THB 1,000
    Contact: +66 (0)2 533 1152
    Location: 10 minutes north of Don Muang Airport at KM. Stone 7 on Rangsit-Ongkharak Road. By air-con bus, take No. 538 Victory Monument - Don Muang - Rachamonkolk or No. 523 (Mochit - Kasetsart University)
    Open: 10:00 - 17:00 daily, until 19:00 on holidays
    Show times: 14:30 Monday - Friday, 14.30 and 16:00 weekends and holidays.

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    The park next to Emporium, or if the weather is bad or too hot, the children's playground inside Emporium is good. The aquarium in Paragon is a fun for a little kid, although the two-tier pricing is annoying. There is also a small aquarium and museum at the Science Center in Ekamai Science Center for Education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia There is a play room for kids on the fifth floor of the museum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghandi View Post
    Keep the 3 year old cool and dry with some cartoons - that age is too young to really appreciate much else...
    Might be true if the child has been brought up on a diet of mindless cartoons and random beatings. Otherwise I'm sure most 3-year old children will appreciate a tour to the zoo, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Ninja View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghandi View Post
    Keep the 3 year old cool and dry with some cartoons - that age is too young to really appreciate much else...
    Might be true if the child has been brought up on a diet of mindless cartoons and random beatings. Otherwise I'm sure most 3-year old children will appreciate a tour to the zoo, etc.

    Go to the Children Museum near JJ Mall (Chatujak) - most 3 years will get bored with that type of thing.

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    [quote=Silent Ninja;1206256]
    Might be true if the child has been brought up on a diet of mindless cartoons and random beatings.
    I watched Tom and Jerry as a young boy and it never had any adverse affects on me.
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    My kids love Tom and Jerry!

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    Leave the 3 year old with the wife bugger off out and enjoy yourself.

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    trust daveboy to bring a little reality to the thread, best response yet.

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    Some cartoons isn't a problem. 8 days of cartoons and nothing else is.

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    Find a nice 18yo nanny.....fun for all the family

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    It is a bit out of town, but the air force museum (near Don Muang airport)is worth a visit if he is into planes and helicopters and that kind of stuff. There is a small dusty railway museum in Chatuchak park, which can been seen in combination with the Children's museum mentioned above.

    Paragon shopping centre has a good children's play area (combine it with a visit to the aquarium mentioned above)

    Take the sky train to Thaksin bridge, and take one of the free shuttle ferries (as the regular ferries are usually crowded and it is a rush to get on and off) to one of the many hotels (e.g. the Marriott) and back - can be combined with a drink and/or lunch at or around the hotel.

    Khao San road in the early evening - there is a buzz about the place that children seem to like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Ninja View Post
    Seems like the family and I will have to stay 8-10 days in Bangkok. No problem entertaining the missus and I, but how do we keep our 3-year old from getting bored to death?

    Any recommendations on things to do for small children?
    sleeping pills.


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    I had a small pack of cards of 100 things to do with Kids in Thailand, I bought it at Asia books.

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    [QUOTEOtherwise I'm sure most 3-year old children will appreciate a tour to the zoo, etc.][/QUOTE]

    Seems like you answered your own question. You were mean to Ghandi. Why?

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    Places for kids:
    *As mentioned Children's Museum next to JJ - very good.
    *Fun-arium - a great day with food and relax area for parents.
    *Yo Yo Land - heaps of rides and you only pay for the ones you go on.
    *Any of the play areas in any shopping centre - great value!
    *Safari World is good but not sure its value for a 3 yr old.
    *Dreamworld I haven't been yet (going in Dec) but heard it's more for older kids.
    *The water playground on top of Central Bang Na.
    *Lumphini Park has 2 playgrounds but you need to go early or late as it's pretty hot.
    *If your here on a Sunday go to the Buffet at Amari Atrium - kids are free and there is heaps of crafts and activities for them.


    Good Luck and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Ninja View Post

    Any recommendations on things to do for small children?
    There is a fair bit to do - Oceanworld, dream world, zoo, there is a waterworld out by minburi (I think). I seem to recall there is a bangkok for kids website somewherre on the net- just did a quick search and there are dozens of web sites aimed at bangkok activities for kids.

    But really no need to overplan - 3 year olds have a short attention span, and by the time you get there they are pretty much ready to head home. Add in toilet breaks, snack breaks, drink breaks, crying jags etc, and you only ned to plan about 10 minutes real activity each day.....seriously.

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    Take him to see some animation piece, or bring him to see the animals in the zoo, I think that he must be very happy

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    I took a 2 year old to the Marriott Spa down river from Saphan Taksin (they have their won river boat rice barge) and it was great. Staff even played with her to give us a little break when eating and we used the services of one of the hotel staff as a baby sitter (Bt200 an hour) one evening.

    Not the cheapest option I know but the expanse of the hotel provided opportunities but don't forget that some decent entertainment, even if only the TV, is paramount. Take some DVD's with you if you must and they don't have USB input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Ninja View Post
    Seems like the family and I will have to stay 8-10 days in Bangkok. No problem entertaining the missus and I, but how do we keep our 3-year old from getting bored to death?

    Any recommendations on things to do for small children?
    toys...games...television... quite easy....and you can talk to them also if you have the time!

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