The cool neighbourhood in Bangkok that’s surprisingly great for kids too

This hipster haven hides many gems that’ll keep the little ones entertained while letting you enjoy the chill side of Bangkok.

Shugaa, Bangkok
  • Emily Wang
  • August 2019
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Small, independent boutiques, and some of the best bars and cafes in the city … Ekamai might not seem like the obvious choice for families travelling to Bangkok, but it’s precisely the neighbourhood’s effortless cool and laid-back vibes that make it perfect for parents who want to enjoy their holiday as much as they want to make it memorable for their kids. Here are the best places to eat, stay and play in and around Ekamai.

Where to eat and drink

The Gardens of Dinsor Palace

Set within the grounds of a former royal mansion, this gorgeous restaurant feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.

Gardens of Dinsor Palace
Beautiful gardens complete with peacocks, fountains, rabbits and swans await at The Gardens of Dinsor Palace.

Address: Soi Chumbala Sukhumvit Road, Wattana
Tel: +6627142112
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Tasting Room by Mikkeller Bangkok

Tucked away from the busy main street in what used to be a residential house is the Bangkok branch of the Danish microbrewery.

Tasting Room by Mikkeller Bangkok
Pick from a list of 30 rotating craft beers and take a seat on the front deck so you can keep an eye on the kids while they play in the spacious garden upfront.

Address: 26 Ekamai Soi 10, Yaek 2, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtan Nua, Wattana
Tel: +6623819891
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Shugaa

Geometric pendant lamps, angular lines and a palette of pastels ... Shugaa is unabashedly made for the ’gram.

Shugaa, Bangkok
Don’t forget to get the quintessential #OOTD shot at Shugaa.

When it comes to the desserts at Shugaa, they don’t just look good — they’re genuinely inventive. But leave room for the drinks too! Shugria is a must-try. Inspired by Sangria, this non-alcoholic beverage is made of fermented grape and roselle and finished with fresh orange slices and apple cubes.

Dessert at Shugaa, Bangkok
The kids will love the cutesy fondant cakes, and you can opt for the more sophisticated chocolate mousse with smoked chocolate crumble and popping candy.

Address: 27 The Residence, Sukhumvit Soi 61, Wattana
Tel: +6623815940
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Things to do with kids

Sub-Zero Ice Skate Club

This indoor skating rink is a great way to beat the relentless heat. There are also drop-in classes available for children as young as three.

Sub-Zero Ice Skate Club
The friendly staff at Sub-Zero Ice Skate Club is there to make sure your kids skate safely.

Address: 1221/39 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana
Tel: +6623911944
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Angoon Children Park

Sometimes parents underestimate how easily contented kids can be — a trip to the park can be just as memorable and fun for them. Angoon Children Park might not be in Ekamai but this green oasis is just an easy 8-minute drive away. The kids will love roaming the wide-open spaces while you chill at the cafe or browse through shops selling second-hand ware and organic produce.

Address: 3 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana

Where to stay: Somerset Ekamai Bangkok

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Somerset Ekamai Bangkok room
Baby cots are available at no charge upon request.

Fully equipped apartments

The elegant apartments are equipped with a kitchen, washing machine and dryer.

Babysitting services

If you’re hoping to steal a couple of hours away from the kids, simply engage the services of the professional babysitters provided by the residence.

The Cured Chamber
Located on the ground floor of Somerset Ekamai Bangkok is The Cured Chamber, a casual bistro that specialises in cured meats.

On-site spa

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Playground at Somerset Ekamai Bangkok
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