Family and Kids in Chiang Mai

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Chiang Mai? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Chiang Mai, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Chiang Mai.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Chiang Mai for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Elephant Nature Park

    Park

    Set in a natural valley, bordered by a river, and surrounded by forested mountains is the Elephant natural park which serves as a home to rescued and rehabilitated elephants from all over the country. It is amazing to observe the daily routine of the elephants and a glimpse of rural life is worth capturing. The park also aims to provide Rain forest restoration and cultural preservation along wi...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    Family and Kids

    A must see, on any visit to Chiang Mai, is the wondrous and holy temple of Wat Phra That which is located near the top of Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep). Built as a Buddhist monastery in 1383 it is still a working monastery today, this breathtaking architecture, statues, murals and shrines will definitely make you pause and have a better look. The intricately carved 300 steps of the mythical Naga Se...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Wat Chedi Luang

    Family and Kids

    Sponsored by the UNESCO for restoration, the Wat Chedi Luang is one place where you have to be when visiting Chiang Mai. The Ruined Lanna-style Chedi dates back to the 15th century and houses a Jade Buddha are picturesque keeps. Wat Chedi Luang's other prominent attraction is the lak meu·ang (city pillar, believed to house the city's guardian deity) enshrined in a small building to the l...Read more
  4. Amazing Chiang Mai attraction for kids
    Chiang Mai Zoo

    Zoo

    At the foot of Doi Suthep, the Chiang Mai Zoo occupies a lush park setting and boasts a fairly comprehensive assortment of animals plus two special attractions (pandas and an aquarium) that require separate admission fees. The aquarium reportedly has Asia's longest viewing tunnel (measuring 113m) and replicates the water environments of Thailand, from the northern rivers to the mangrove swamps ...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Wat Phra Singh

    Family and Kids

    This is undoubtedly Chiang Mai's most visited temple and owes its fame to the fact that it houses the city's most revered Buddha image, Phra Singh (Lion Buddha), and it has a fine collection of classic Lanna art and architecture. Phra Singh is housed in Wihan Lai Kham, a small chapel to the rear of the temple grounds next to the chedi. The exterior chapel displays the Lanna characteristics of a...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Chiang Mai
    Chiang Mai Night Safari

    Wildlife Safari

    This attraction is open during the day but the real action happens at night during the Predator Prowl and 'Savannah Safari', when an open-sided tram transports visitors through the parkland. The night safari differs from the Chiang Mai Zoo in that some animals like wildebeests, giraffes, white rhinoceroses and zebras are allowed to roam and often come right up to the bus. In the 'Predator Prowl...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Wat U Mong

    Family and Kids

    Located against the Doi Suthep mountains, Wat Umong is the city’s one and only forest temple and dates back to over 700 years. This Buddhist temple features a variety of meditation tunnels and old ruins along with a huge stupa. A monastery, enclaves featuring Buddha statues and ancient drawings of temples and elephants adorn the beauty of this temple. A large pond with turtles, ducks, and...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Doi Suthep-pui National Park

    National Park, Picnic Spot

    Looming over the city like guardian spirits and providing a sanctuary of forest and mountain cool air, Chiang Mai's sacred peaks, Doi Suthep (1676m) and Doi Pui (1685m) were used by the city's founders as a divine compass in locating an auspicious position. Suthep was named after the hermit Sudeva, who lived on the mountain's slopes for many years, and is the site of Chiang Mai's holy temple Wa...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Wat Chiang Man

    Family and Kids

    Know as Chiang Mai's oldest temple, Wat Chiang Man used to be the residence of King Mengrai. It is located inside the walled city on Rachakinai Road. King Mangrai allegedly lived here while the new city of Chiang Mai was being constructed. Enshrined in Wat Chiang Man is a tiny crystal Buddha called Phra Setang- Kamanee. It is thought to have the power to bring rain. Another image, called Phra S...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Wat Suan Dok

    Family and Kids

    Also popular as Wat Buppharam, Wat Suan Dorg is a beautiful Buddhist temple dating back to the 14th century. The temple is home to various structures which are historically important including the main pagoda which preserves Buddha’s relics, a garden with ashes of Chiang Mai rulers and an open assembly hall. The temple was built by a former Chiang Mai king and has a large number of chedis...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    The Three Kings Monument

    Family and Kids

    Proudly wearing 14th-century royal garb, the bronze Three Kings Monument commemorates the alliance forged between the three northern Thai-Lao kings (Phaya Ngam Meuang of Phayao, Phaya Mengrai of Chiang Mai and Phaya Khun Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai) in the founding of Chiang Mai. This monument appear in the centre of the square and comes across all the time. The statues mark one of the city's spi...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Wat Lok Molee

    Family and Kids

    Wat Lok Moli is a Buddhist temple situated on the north side of the north moat surrounding the old part of the city, about 400 meters west of the Chang Phuak city gate. Built in the 16th century, the Mengrai royal family maintained the temple and the temple houses the asehs of many of its members. The brickwork of the large chedi is left mostly bare, this in contrast to the, often recently...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Wiang Kum Kam

    Family and Kids

    An easy trip from the main city will take you to this picturesque-straight-out-of –the-book place. The ruins as well the little village is very charming. Considered to be the earliest settlements In Chiang Mai, this was also a historical capital of the Lanna dynasty. Flooded and lost due to the change of course of the river Mae Ping, this place was found in archeological excavation. Over ...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Chiang Mai National Museum

    Family and Kids

    Recently renovated, Chiang Mai's National Museum is well worth a visit. The museum has an up-to-date and modern showcase for the heritage of Lanna. The downstairs area shows the historical development of the north of Thailand from Pre-Neolithic times to the present. There are models and paintings depicting legends and historical events, also scenes of the way of life in olden days. There are sh...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Wat Chet

    Family and Kids

    Dedicated temple-spotters are the prime candidates for Wat Jet Yot. It was built to host the eighth World Buddhist Council in 1477, a momentous occasion for the Lanna capital. To the back of the temple compound are the ruins of the old Wi-hahn, which was supposed to be a replica of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India, but the proportions don't match up. Some scholars assume that the bluepri...Read more