"Look mum, I can now play golf!"

7.5 Stars (7.5 / 10)

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Pool at luxury family-friendly resort Sofitel in Krabi

200 Moo 3 T.Nongtalay A.Muang, Krabi

If there is one thing we learnt after our stay at the very family-friendly Sofitel, Krabi, it’s that kids rule here. Visits by baby elephants, kids’ movies by the pool, rooms from where you can dive straight into the pool, golf lessons for kids, …….

"Mom this must be the longest pool in the whole world!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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10 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, Phuket 83110, Thailand

The only thing more exciting than swimming in one of Phuket’s longest pools or living it large at one of Phuket’s largest kids’ club would be to make your very first visit to a beach club, even if it were just to see the fire-eating! After you’ve dip…….

"Look mummy, I'm a farmer!!"

8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

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Rice planting activity for families at hotel four seasons Chiang Mai thailand

502 Moo 1, Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road Chiang Mai

Terraced rice fields, mountains and the occasional waterfall are all you see at you at this unbelievably scenic working rice farm (yes, the Four Seasons Chiang Mai produces 2000 kgs of rice annually). Grab a traditional farmer’s garb and partake in…….

"This pool is as big as a monster mom!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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41/12 Moo 3, Khuk Khak Takuapa, Phang Nga

After several visits to Phuket, we decided to venture further out into Khao Lak. Be ready for the drive from Phuket airport – it was about 1.5 hours with no traffic for us. But worth the trek, for sitting pretty on the palm-fringed Khuk Khak Beach, t…….

"Mummy, are we living in a very big king's palace?"

9 Stars (9 / 10)

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Dhara Dhevi Pony

51/4 Moo 1, Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Road,Chiang Mai Thailand

Been a while since your tots and you were wowed? The dream-like Dhara Dhevi was designed to do exactly that. Here’s a chance for the kids to experience what an ancient Thai kingdom may have looked like, complete with wooden bridges, moats, amphithe…….

"By far, the most dream-like resort I have ever been too…"

9.5 Stars (9.5 / 10)

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110 Moo 4, Koh Kood District, Trat 23000, Thailand

“If it’s good enough for the Pitt-Jolie brood, then it’s good enough for mine”, were the only words in my head as I walked (barefoot – this resort has a ‘no shoes no news’ policy) into this resort sitting on Thailand’s least populated island. I mea…….

"My son finished the circus training programme here saying that he wanted to join the circus when he grew up….makes me roll over with laughter every single time I think about it!"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

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kids pool at luxury family-friendly resort JW Marriott Phuket

231 Moo 3, Phuket, 83110, Thailand

Interestingly, Phuket has become my family’s ‘drop of a hat’ family holiday destination and the JW Marriott is where we invariably land up. Why? Because there are family-friendly hotels that will welcome your young uns’ and then there is the JW Mar…….