If you’re a family living in Bangkok or considering a move to the city then one of your first concerns is likely your children. Can you give your children an equivalent or better life if you are living in Thailand and working in a city as big as Bangkok.
Well, Western families really tend to love their time in Bangkok where their children and education and activities are concerned. As a big and bustling city, Bangkok has a whole lot to offer expats with children in the way of after-school activities. Many expatriate families will choose one of the top international schools for their children to attend, and while this provides a very thorough education on international standards sometimes, the schools lack the emphasis on fitness and sports that you find in so many US and European schools.
This is where the wide range of afterschool sports, ballet, and dance come in very handy for keeping expat children occupied and happy in their new home. The children’s activities are listed here, in many cases though these facilities offer varying levels of instruction in case you’re keen as well!
Popular After-School Activities for Expat Kids
Bangkok Basketball & Softball Association
Where: International School Bangkok
Who: Open to all registered school students as well as any other children
How: Contact either Bob Hall at 692.2771 or Paula Pryor at 960.3844
Bangkok Soccer Schools
Where: 3/F Crystal Football Club, 18 Soi Praditmanutum Road 19, Lad Prao
Who: A team ideal for children interested in learning competitive soccer skills
Honour Tae Kwon-Do
Who: Various age levels
How: +66 (0) 87901.2033 / +66 (0) 8952.12616
Jitti’s Gym for Muay Thai Training
Who: Huge range of ages from 8 to 50+
How: (662) 282.3551
Bangkok Ballet Shop
Where: MBK Shopping Center, Bangkok, Thailand
How: Call 081.820.2937, 081.903.1470
Bangkok Reel Club
Who: Any ages interested in learning Irish dance.
How: Contact Mrs Danielle Fegan at 0.1755.8737
Rising Star Dance Studio and Cala Dance
Where: 3/F 55th Plaza, Soi Thong Lor and 8/F Emporium Office Centre
Email: [email protected]
Kamol Farm for Horseback Riding
Where: 15/F Richmond Building 75/74 Sukhumvit Soi 26
Who: Beginner lessons available as well as show jumping and cross country.