Top Five Farm Attractions Near Bangkok
Published on: February 26, 2019
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Living in the urban jungle that is Bangkok, it’s a treat to take our kids out of town to experience life closer to nature. Here are the top five farm attractions recommended by a local mom who’s seen them all.
By Plum Attawiparkpaisan
Farm de Lek – Nakorn Nai Yok
Farm de Lek is one of the most popular farm destinations for school trips near Bangkok. You can touch and feed the animals including pigs, ducks, rabbits, horses, goats, and chickens. In the morning, kids can enjoy farm activities like mixing pig feed and feeding the pigs, collecting eggs in the henhouse, rowing boats and feeding fish. In the afternoon, they can play in the great outdoor playground with a treehouse and zipline, ending with a swim in the natural pond. The farm also offers horseback riding classes and a day camp for kids during school breaks.
Mini Murrah Farm – Cha Choeng Sao
Mini Murrah is a family-friendly dairy farm with an air-conditioned restaurant and many activities for kids. It is only one and a half hours drive from Bangkok. You can see geese and pigs roaming freely while the buffalo lie in their barn listening to music. Entrance is free and for a fee kids can feed buffalos, pigs, ducks, rabbits, goats, and fish and also enjoy a mudslide and experience working in a rice field. The restaurant has a good variety of food and children can make their own pizza, ice cream, pancakes and butter from scratch using dairy products from the farm. There’s also a playground for small children.
- 79/4 Moo 2 Sib-ed Sok, Ban Pho, Chachoengsao (GPS: 13.604692, 101.131188)
- Phone: 081-819-2819
- FB: MiniMurrahFarm
- Open: Monday to Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday and Sunday & public holidays, 10am-9pm
Little Tree, House of Learning – Nakhon Pathom
Only a thirty-minute drive from Bangkok, this cafe has English and Thai-style gardens for children to explore while you enjoy tea and cakes. A full-day’s program or school trip can be arranged in advance, where children can learn flower arrangement and natural cloth dyeing as well as explore the nearby duck pond, chicken house, rabbits and mulberry bushes. They also have a day camp during school breaks for children to learn the simple way of life and enjoy nature.
- Ban Mai, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom Province (GPS: 13.687283, 100.251372)
- Phone: 086-306-4852
- Facebook: littletreelearning
Danus’ Hobby Farm – Hua Hin
A restaurant with farm attraction, Danus’ Hobby Farm is located on the way to Hua Hin, about a ninety-minute drive from Bangkok. You can find sheep, rabbits, hamsters, chickens, and geese there. There’s a ฿70 entrance fee for the farm but it’s free if you have your meal at the restaurant. Children can pet and feed the animals and it makes a good lunchtime stopover if you’re on the way to the beach.
- Pet Kasem Road, Huai Rong District, Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi (GPS: 13.324346, 99.828549)
- Phone: 087-900-7789
- Facebook: danushobbyfarm
Teacher Thani Rice Field – Pathum Thani
Just forty minutes away from Bangkok, Na Kru Thani (also known as Baan Kru Thani) is another popular place for school trips, where children can experience the Thai farmer’s way of life with hands-on activities in the rice field. Children can learn all about how to grow rice in the traditional way, ride on a friendly buffalo, collect fresh eggs from the farm and make omelets, climb trees, and take a tractor ride around the village.
- Rahaeng, Lat Lum Kaeo District, Pathum Thani (GPS: 14.076095, 100.423107)
- Phone: 081-308-1918
- Advance booking required.
About the Author
Plum Attawiparkpaisan is a full-time mom of a seven-year-old daughter. She enjoys traveling with her daughter and believes that children can learn a lot outside the classroom. Plum is Thai and has lived in Thailand all her life. She hopes that her knowledge as a local can be useful to parents who seek a family-friendly experience in Thailand.
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