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Guide to Hua Hin for Families

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You won’t get much more family-friendly in terms of beach resorts in Thailand than Hua Hin. It has family-focused hotels, great beaches, child-friendly restaurants, and plenty to see and do to keep the kids entertained. Here’s what to do with the family during your time in Hua Hin.

Good for
  • Family
  • History Buff
  • Nature Lover
  • Beach Goer

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Hua Hin Beach

Beaches

For Art's Sake

Art Museums

Black Mountain Water Park

Water Parks

Hua Hin Bike Tours

Sightseeing Tours, Equipment Hire, Bike Tours

Cha-Am ATV Park

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Hua Hin Railway Station

Railways

Mrigadayavan Palace

Architectural Buildings

Pranburi Forest Park

Forests

Cicada Market

Art Galleries

Kirsty S's City Tips

  • Hua Hin’s beaches sometimes have problems with jellyfish during the rainy season, so look out for warning signs on the beach.
  • Hua Hin is very tourist-centric and as such prices are higher than in local areas. Haggling at stalls and small shops is fine, but be sure to maintain a friendly demeanor.
  • In terms of tipping, local restaurant owners will be grateful if you round up the bill or leave spare change, whereas a 10-15% tip is more common in upmarket establishments.
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    Hua Hin Beach
    Beaches
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    Kirsty S Says:

    This is what most people come to Hua Hin for. There are a few beaches in the area but the main Hua Hin Beach delivers in terms of convenience, facilities and aesthetics. It’s a great place for all the usual beach activities, and the water is shallow enough to make it suitable for small kids to have a splash around.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    Tips
    • Expect the beach to become much more busy on weekends, when many Thai tourists visit from Bangkok.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 98 things to do in Hua Hin
    • Lovely beach 16/12/2017
    • Clean beach 14/12/2017
    • Hua Hin Beach
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    For Art's Sake
    Art Museums
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    Kirsty S Says:

    An art gallery that the kids will actually enjoy! For Art’s Sake is a fun and interactive way to spend a few hours. Here, the whole family can unleash their imaginations and interact with the 4-D artwork and sculptures, which have been created by Thai artists and divided into five different themes. Just don’t forget your camera!

    Good for
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • For Art’s Sake is located along Phetkasem Road, not far from the Hua Hin Hospital.
    • If you want a picture with the whole family in it, just ask one of the gallery’s helpful staff to take it for you.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 98 things to do in Hua Hin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lots of fun 11/11/2017
    • Fun time. Great photos Great memories 07/09/2017
    • For Art's Sake
    Address:
    22/141 Phetchakasem Rd.
    Hua Hin
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 32 520 699
    Other:
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    Black Mountain Water Park
    Water Parks
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    Kirsty S Says:

    A firm family favorite in Hua Hin, the Black Mountain Water Park sits just 15 minutes’ from Hua Hin town. It features such delights as a 17-meter tower with nine different slides, a wave pool, a more gentle lazy river, and a beach complete with infinity pool. There’s also plenty of shade and a strong emphasis on safety. Kids of all ages will love it.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • Take the free shuttle bus to the waterpark from the clock tower in central Hua Hin.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 98 things to do in Hua Hin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice visit 03/12/2017
    • Love this water park 19/11/2017
    • Black Mountain Water Park
    Address:
    1 Moo 2
    Prachuapkhirikhan
    Hua Hin 77110
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 32 618 444
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$1
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Hua Hin Bike Tours
    Sightseeing Tours, Equipment Hire, Bike Tours
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If your kids are confident on bikes, taking a trip with Hua Hin Bike Tours is a great way for the whole family to see some more of Hua Hin and its popular sights and attractions. This company provide high standard bike tours and don’t mind customizing to suit different groups' interests.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Hua Hin Bike Tours can be found along Phetkasem Road, in the B-Quik parking lot.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 39 Outdoor Activities in Hua Hin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fab Trip 10/12/2017
    • Absolutely stunning ride 17/11/2017
    • Hua Hin Bike Tours
    Address:
    15/120 Phetkasem Road
    In the B-Quik parking lot
    Hua Hin 77110
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 81 173 4469
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Cha-Am ATV Park
    4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If you’ve got older children or teenagers (or are a big kid yourself!) the Cha-am ATV Park is a good bet. Everyone can let off some steam on the ATVs for an hour or so, taking in the rugged scenery as you go. There are also other activities at the park if this doesn’t appeal though, including horse riding, paintballing, and archery.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • The park is situated in Cha-am, just off Phetkasem Road. Follow the signs from the Springfield Beach and Veranda hotels.
    • The Cha-am ATV Park is open from 9am until 6pm and is closed on Wednesdays.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 8 Tours in Cha-am
    • fun for all ( hot weather ) 07/05/2017
    • It was a fun experience 01/05/2017
    • Cha-Am ATV Park
    Address:
    760/7 Soi Phetkasem Bo Kham km 212 Cha-am
    Cha-am 76120
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 81 893 3938
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    09:30 - 17:30
    Other:
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    Hua Hin Railway Station
    Railways
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    Kirsty S Says:

    This unique, picturesque train station was built during King Rama VI’s reign and is only a short distance from the center of town. The bright wooden buildings are undeniably Thai in style and design and the kids will love taking a wander around while you enjoy the photo opportunities.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • There are always a lot of tourists about taking photos of the station. If you want to catch it at a slightly less busy time, try mid-morning.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 Transportation in Hua Hin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting piece of history 16/12/2017
    • Ok trains. Very charming station 16/12/2017
    • Hua Hin Railway Station
    Address:
    Prapokklao Rd.
    Hua Hin 77110
    Thailand
    Other:
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    Mrigadayavan Palace
    Architectural Buildings
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Another royal visit of interest in Hua Hin is the Mrigadayavan Palace. It was built during the same period as the train station, so is similar in style, and was where the royal family used to stay when they wished to be beside the sea. It’s been set up as a museum now, with various artifacts and photography on show, and is well worth a quick look around.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Photography isn’t permitted in all of the palace’s rooms so be sure to check before you get your camera out.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Cha-am
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • under renovation 03/12/2017
    • A little disappointed visit 11/11/2017
    • Mrigadayavan Palace
    Address:
    1281 Phetkasem Rd
    King Rama VI Army Camp
    Cha-am 76120
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 32 508 444
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    08:30 - 16:30
    Other:
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    Pranburi Forest Park
    Forests
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The Pranburi Forest Park spans a huge protected area right at the mouth of the Pranburi River. It features two nature trails that will take you and the family through some incredible scenery. One leads inland through dense mangrove forest, and one hugs the coast with views of the sea. On both routes, keep your eyes peeled for the animals and other wildlife that call the park home. There is shade from the trees along the routes and kids will find it easy to walk.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Following Phetkasem Road, the Pranburi Forest Park is situated around 25 kilometers south from the center of Hua Hin.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Pranburi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A walk to remember. 06/12/2017
    • Gorgeous nature area!!! 22/11/2017
    • Pranburi Forest Park
    Phone:
    +66 32 621 208
    Other:
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    Cicada Market
    Art Galleries
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The Cicada Market is a relaxed night market with an emphasis on art and music. There’s a huge crafts market selling work by local artists, and there are live music and dance performances here too.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The Cicada Market is only open on weekend evenings and is situated along Phetkasem Road, about halfway between Hua Hin town and Khao Takiab.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 98 things to do in Hua Hin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great market 17/12/2017
    • Totally unexpected 16/12/2017
    • Cicada Market
    Address:
    83/159 Nong Kae-Khao Takiap Rd
    Nhongkae
    Hua Hin 77110
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 99 669 7161
    Hours:
    Fri - Sun
    16:00 - 23:00
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