Bangkok, Thailand is the city that truly keeps on giving. The food is incredible, the nightlife is endless, and there are even plenty of fun, family-friendly activities scattered around the city. For a few ideas for the kids that are both fun and educational, take a look at some popular field trip ideas from numerous international schools within the community.
Learn About the Economy at KidZania
Notably one of the most popular field trips for kids is KidZania. This educational day offers over 80 ‘jobs’ for kids to partake in, where they can earn money and even open a bank account! Children learn about expenses and the economy. Many places like BASIS International School and others bring students here for a real-life example of how the world works! This is a fun-filled day full of lots of educational opportunities to explore and question the world.
Engage with the Culture of the Land
Expat children living in Thailand have plenty of ways to interact with the Thai culture. There are numerous temples scattered throughout Bangkok to explore, and even a small ancient city! “Ancient Siam” has some of Thailand’s most notable temples, scaled down to a smaller size for all to view.
Let Children Discover Their Inner Scientist
The National Science Museum in Bangkok is a great museum in both English and Thai. This museum offers many hands-on activities, regularly changing exhibits, and even a play area to make the most out of any educational toys. This museum helps to foster a love for science and exploration.
Participate in a Museum Crawl
There are plenty of museums in Bangkok—whether you are interested in Art, History, Thai Culture, or Science, you can easily find a museum to meet your needs. Many museums are cheap or low cost, so this is an easy and cheap educational day.
Get Out into Nature
Although Bangkok is a city, there are still great nature opportunities. One popular field trip with many schools is the PTT conservation park, where students can walk through a small forest and spend time in a museum learning about conservation. There is also the option of Bangkok’s “green lung,” or Bang Krachao, where you can rent a bicycle and cruise the tiny alleyways.
Bangkok is a big city with a lot to offer. Whether you are on your own or with family, many activities and areas are waiting to be explored.