It is that time of the year again? Summer time! Whether it is indoor or outdoor, Chiang Mai offers a range of great activities for kids. Are your children a bit adventurous? Why not take them elephant discovering, teach them to do elephant poopoo paper or discover live insects? Or perhaps they are a bit younger and like to be indoors? Chiang Mai has an indoor ice skating rink and various indoor play areas located around the city, designed especially for the young ones.
These holidays in Chiang Mai, you can be sure you children will go back home with some great memories and stories to tell everyone.
Siam Insect Zoo
In Mae Rim, close to Tiger Kingdom and Poo Poo Paper Park, the Siam Insect Zoo is a “must do” activity for children, it might even be the highlight of their trip.
At Siam Insect Zoo they have everything to create some amazing photos. If butterflies are your thing you are welcome to sit in the butterfly house and enjoy hundreds of butterflies and tropical flowers found within. If your children are feeling a bit more adventurous, they can go see some of the spiders, insects or lizards they also have on hand. Kids can get that perfect picture of a giant beetle or spider crawling up their arm, sure to make all their friends back home do a double take. The Siam Insect Zoo is great for all ages.
Siam Insect Zoo :
Mae Rim. Chiang Mai. Open daily 9am to 5pm
| Adults THB 200 | Children THB 100.
POOPOO Paper Park
POOPOOPAPER Park is THE park with the funny name, that no one should miss in Chiang Mai. It is a great interactive outdoor museum style park which is great for the whole family.
On the self-guided tour around the park kids will learn all about the process used to make the now world famous paper products from the fibres found in elephant dung. They can also create or decorate notepads and book markers at one of the different workshops.
Typically a tour lasts around 45 minute during which kids stop off at the eight different pavilions and learn the entire process used to make poo poo paper. Local artisans are on hand and staff are very professional, they know how to play and take care of kids. Great for ages 4 and up. Open daily from 9 am. to 6 pm. | Price: Entry 100 Baht / children under 5 FREE.
Elephant PooPoo Paper Park :
87 Moo 10 T. Mae Ram. Mae Rim. Chiang Mai.
| Tel. 053-299 565
Children under 5 : free entrance
Elephant Nature Park
A real treat for kids is a visit to an elephant sanctuary: seeing elephants enjoying themselves in a natural setting is such a different experience from the zoo. In Chiang Mai, the Elephant Nature Park is an elephant sanctuary where elephants roam free. During the day, kids will learn about the habits of elephants, walk them to the open fields, to their mud baths and even play with the baby elephants. | Full day THB 2,500 | Child THB 1,250
Elephant Nature Park :
Rachamankha Road. Chiang Mai.
| Tel. 053-272 855 | www.elephantnaturepark.org
Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is an interactive art exhibit. All the artwork is painted on the floor and walls in a way that makes it look 3D. The best part is they are all designed for your kids to join in and become a part of the artwork.
Adults THB 300 | Kids THB 200
Changklan Road. Chiang Mai
Sub-Zero Ice Rink
Even here in tropical Chiang Mai your kids can enjoy some mid-day ice skating at the Sub-Zero Ice Rink. They have rental equipment for all ages, including hockey style ice skates along with helmets. | About THB 200 for children under 140 cm.
For children 7 years old and older.
3rd floor Central Festival. Chiang Mai
Sub-Zero Ice Rink Cat Cafe
The idea came from Japan. It is simple: enjoy a delicious drink or fruit juice with furry feline friends roaming around Catmosphere Café is a popular place with families and kids; cats are familiar with having new people around them.
Huay Kaew Road @ The Punna.
Tel. 092-273 1011