Pumpkin Art Town is the newest in a growing trend of picturesque family destinations in the surrounding areas of Bangkok, where kids can play, and parents can relax, have a beverage and eat good food. This space, located in Prathum Thani (45 minute drive minimum and three tollways!), has a strong focus on nature, with impressive trees, a pond, a cactus house, and a restaurant hugging the Chao Praya River.
The natural setting provides tranquility in its atmosphere and is perhaps the strongest reason to make the journey to Pumpkin Art Town. The playground is pleasant and basic, and some of the equipment is quite old, such as the car my daughter enjoyed driving (below).
Pumpkin Art Town prides itself on variety, with on-site accommodation, a Craft store, a restaurant, a space for party bookings, and perhaps best of all, Art and Craft workshops for families to enjoy together.
The three types of workshop available at Pumpkin Art Town are: Fiber Art Workshop (weaving, sewing), 3D Art Workshop (making things from play dough) and Basic Art Workshop (painting pots, making tote bags, creating visual displays with paper.)
Most the apparatus are made from wood, with climbing walls, rope bridges, sand pits, and swings all giving kids plenty to stay occupied. It’s not a huge playground space, so it can get quite chaotic on a weekend. It’s big enough though, and the fact it’s engulfed by nature is a major positive.
The menu in the Pumpkin Eatery restaurant is nicely varied, some Thai and international dishes. The prices are OK and the standard of food is also fairly good.
In summary, Pumpkin Art Town is a long way from central Bangkok, but there are some strong reasons to visit this space for a family day out. If your child is hyperactive like mine, just prepare some entertainment for the long car journey! For more picturesque family settings around Bangkok click here.
BKK OX rating (out of 5):
Play equipment/Toys: 🌟🌟🌟
Restaurant (service, menu, quality): 🌟🌟
Travel Convenience: 🌟
Pumpkin Art Town Address and Contact information:
11 Moo 1 Soi Krachang 5Amphoe Pathum Thani, Pathum Thani, Thailand
Telephone: 065 536 6691