Family holidays in Thailand have it all. The Land of Smiles is home to endless beaches and watersports, as well as ancient temples filled with culture. The year-round tropical climate provides this destination with colourful wildlife and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Meanwhile, the country’s rich history means there are lots of learning experiences for young and old visitors alike.
If you’re planning a family holiday, this is the perfect getaway. Thailand is famously welcoming to children and most resorts are well-equipped for tourists of all ages. You will find excellent kid’s club facilities, babysitting services, and plenty of children’s activities to keep little ones engaged.
Many restaurants also cater to kid’s palates, allowing you to enjoy Thailand’s superb food without the struggle of pleasing picky eaters. There are plenty of traditional Thai dishes that kids are sure to love, such as fried rice, noodles, and spring rolls.
When embarking on a tour with Lightfoot Travel, your holiday is tailored to suit your family’s needs. The activities and places you visit can be crafted so that you see the side of Thailand you’re looking to experience.
If you want to be immersed in Thailand’s culture, a guide can take you to the heart of the country - the exotic capital of Bangkok
. Full of Buddhist temples, diverse markets and an assortment of local food, it’s an urban adventure of exhilarating sensations.
If you want to discover the country’s natural wonders, explore the national parks in the Gulf of Thailand. These sites are a feast for enthusiasts of marine wildlife, with boat tours taking you from island to island as you drink in the scenery.
Alternatively, trek up to the mountains in Northern Thailand
. Here, you can take a hill tribe tour to learn more about the locals’ customs and traditions, all while enjoying their hospitality and food. From spending time with a shaman to discovering the lush jungle landscape, there’s something to entertain every member of the family.
Things to do
There’s no shortage of things to do in Thailand. Speed around Bangkok in one of the famous tuk-tuks used to ferry people around the city. Stop at Wat Phra Kaew, the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, located in the historical centre. Or, to learn about how the locals incorporate the environment into their livelihood, take a cruise on the Chao Phraya River.
Outside the capital, kids will love the experience of an elephant nature ride in Khao Lak
, alongside kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling. There are plenty of family-friendly outings to the jungle, followed by long days spent at the beach, soaking up the Thailand way of life, or napping under a coconut tree.
Places to visit
You and your family can enjoy the countless white sand beaches Thailand has to offer, staying at the luxury resort of Amanpuri
, overlooking the Andaman Sea. Over on the east coast, Ko Chang offers inviting accommodation that meets every need, for a fun and stress-free holiday.
Inland, Chiang Mai
is great for adventure, with elephant parks and white-water rafting alongside glistening golden temples. You can also go east to explore the waterfalls in Pha Taem National Park, where you can visit the famous cliff art dating back 3,000 years, for a glimpse of history out in nature.
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