Are there any safe fun places to hang out as a family in the evenings with kids ages 10-15?
Thanks for your help!
There are movie theaters.
You see family groups wandering malls. (Food courts, games, shopping, etc.)
You see families walking up and down the main streets. If you pass a bar kids can't see anything in a go-go bar unless they have Xray vision.
Some restaurants have seating with a view of the street.
See FAQs on the side for "Family Friendly Options."
Super cool thanks! Any night markets that will be good as well?
One of the better malls for now in Pattaya is the Central Festival which opens until 11pm. A very good food court in the basement and a cinema on the top floor. Next year the Terminal 21 in North Pattaya opens.
That link posted by Chris in post #2 is very good
Lots of good photos
Also the link about the resorts with waterslides and the 23 amazing things to do both very good listsEdited: 25 October 2017, 13:06
I think the best night market is next to the outlet mall on Thepprasit Road.
There are loads and loads of stalls selling lots of souvenir type things a lot cheaper than stores in town as well as lots of great food stalls and massage places etc. Easy to get to by baht bus too. Jump on at Sai Song, get off halfway down the hill to Jomtien and get another on Thepprasit Road.
You can also head into the outlet mall where you can buy Lacoste(genuine) etcEdited: 25 October 2017, 13:49
Reference the link from Chris,post 2,most if not all of these are daytime activities such as the Cartoon Network, most will be closed in the evening. You didn't say if you have boys or girls,what is likely to appeal to one may not suit the other. Central Festival is well worth a visit for the shopping but you can go to the movies at home likewise the bowling. Harbor Mall is fill of activities for children of all ages,we took the kids and their best friends from school and they had a wonderful day there,ask about the "buffet" nothing to do with food but a ticket that covers entry to all the different areas.
The ladyboy cabaret shows are good,very professional production wife and daughter prefer Tiffany,also check KAAN show amazing difficult to describe expensive but discount tickets available at present from booth on the bottom floor of Central Festival. Night markets in Thailand are ok but very unlikely to be of interest to boys,our son refuses to go to any and his sister is more interested in the food than the shopping.
Wouldn't the night markets above will be open all week or only on certain days?
I have 10years old girl and 13,15 years old boys
Movies and bowling can be fun mainly if they have the VIP movies theatres that can be very expensive back home
I will check into the shows as well
I'm sure that after days like water park or Koh Larn they will just want to have a quite night at the hotel so we should be set for 3-4 nights out
Most night markets are open every night, it's the daytime one that have certain days best to get the details from your hotel. There are three cinemas in Pattaya usual showing the same movies, two bowling alleys Central Festival is the best choice as multiscreen cinema and bowling together on the top floor, there are two VIP options in the cinema, I don't know how expensive it is in Israel but the standard cinema tickets are very cheap, always check what language the movie is in as they can be a mixture of Thai or English sometimes with subtitles beware the air-conditioning in Thai cinemas it's freezing.
Your children aren't far off ours,we have boy 17 and girl 10 so I'd definitely recommend Harbor Mall ours and friend's had a marvellous day there,look at their website for all the attractions and get the pass that covers everything. The KAAN will be fine for their ages,it's really amazing, the ladyboy cabaret shows are likely to appeal to the ladies,our son hates them but they are exceptionally professional if you like music and dancing.
Either Cartoon Network or Ramayana water park are very good if expensive, they don't allow you to take your own food or water inside food is very expensive once you are in.
If you are in one of the big hotels they usually have tour desks who can book tickets for most attractions, also check the bottom floor of Central Festival Mall both Cartoon Network and KAAN have desks there offering discount tickets. Good luck keeping the children happy it's not that easy.