Easter Sunday is upon us, lovely readers and have no fear of missing out on the festivities in one of the world’s most Buddhist countries.
From child-friendly egg hunts and face-painting to boozy brunches and tea parties, Bangkok’s champagne flute runneth over with options.
Here are some #eggciting (warning: many puns) secular activities happening across town this weekend for everyone to enjoy.
The Commons, Sunday
The oh-so-hip Thonglor open plan community mall is hosting a Wild Rumpus that’s fit for the whole family from 11am – 4pm on Sunday.
Visitors can participate in easter egg hunting, storytelling, games, face painting, craft making and more. Entry is free but we’d recommend checking out the full schedule to plan accordingly for activities such as the Easter Deviled Eggs Workshop, which requires advanced booking. Three rounds of egg hunts will be held between 11am and 3pm, as well as other games and a bunny hop. From 11am to 4pm, anyone can walk into the second floor Play Yard to decorate baskets, craft some bunny ears, paint eggs and make slime.
W Bangkok, Saturday
The luxury W Hotel on Bangkok’s Sathorn Road is hosting an all-you-can-eat Easter brunch from 12:30pm – 3:30pm on Saturday at The Kitchen Table.
The buffet will serve up classics such as Glazed whole hams, roast legs of lamb, smoked beef briskets and BBQ pork ribs. But it’s not all about food. While parents can mingle with W Cocktail culture drinks, children can decorate East Bunny biscuits and paint Easter eggs. The buffet costs THB1,999 ($US63) per person, which includes free flow soft drinks and juices. For THB2,999 (US$94), free-flow cocktails, wines, beers and bubbles are included. Children under 7 eat free while those 7 – 12 pay half price.
The Westin Grande, Saturday
The Westin Grande Hotel right off BTS Asok is also hosting a family-friendly workshop and buffet on Saturday.
For THB1,590 (US$50), one child and an adult can paint a Easter Chocolate Egg and then eat their hearts out at an international lunch buffet. Additional guests are THB445 and THB890 for children and adults, respectively. “Color Your Bunny” painting workshops will be held 10:30am to noon, after which lunch is available until 2:30pm. Reserve seats online.
The House on Sathorn, Friday – Sunday
Step into the colonial-style House on Sathorn restaurant in the Bang Rak district for an Easter Afternoon Tea Party in the garden 2:30pm to 5:30pm, today through Sunday.
For THB1,950(++), guests can enjoy two pots of TWG teas with two cocktails and a live band.
K Village, Sunday
K Village is turning its open-air lifestyle mall into an Easter Rainbowland from 10am to 6pm on Sunday with egg hunts, face-painting, games, storytelling and free cotton candy.
Entry is free but games and face-painting activities cost THB60 each. And yes, there will be prizes. The first 150 arrivals will get to paint easter eggs for free, so hop to it! The monthly farmer’s market will also be going down 9am to 6pm on both days of the weekend.
Conrad Bangkok, Sunday
The Conrad Hotel in downtown Pathum Wan district is hosting an Easter Fair complete with egg hunts, egg painting, magic shows, cooking classes and, of course, brunch. Entry starts at THB1,850 but children under 6 can eat free if they come with two parents.