Phuket is a great tropical destination for families. Yes it is! Obviously there is the beach and the sea, but that would be a waste not to add a bit of activities to your stay. These activities are great to enjoy as family, and your kids will love finally sharing some fun and good time with you!
Note that this is fun for boys or girl, but I might refer as ‘he’ or ‘him’ to keep it easier to read. And of course I know there is a lot more you can do, these are just some popular suggestions to have unforgettable time with the whole family! All these tours can be organized easily from your hotel. Prices are just an indication to help you planning.
The colorful shopping and amusement park with the elephant rides are just the preamble for an impressive stage performance involving a dozen of adult elephants. Lots of easy games to play before dinner and show will delight your kids and probably you too. From 1,500 Baht (show only) . Read more…
Phuket Trickeye Museum is quite a new attraction in Phuket Town and is the perfect escape for a couple of hours on a rainy day. Located not far from the old Phuket Town, it is easy to reach and can be combined with some museums visits. The price is a bit high, but if you have kids you will not regret all the fun poses and hilarious photos you will be taking back home! Read more…
Surf House Phuket is the latest artificial wave sport in Phuket, the
perfect way to learn the basics of surfing, wakeboarding or even
kiteboarding without all the usual effort and often pain associated
with. Here anyone can give it a try in just a couple of minutes and
depending on your past experience and natural balance, you will be
surprised how fast you can actually stand on these tiny flowboards. Read more…
It is a lot easier than you might think, even the youngest can give it a try with a ‘knee board’ as on the photos. It is safe and very exciting, they will ask for more. You can share the fun with them and talk about it for days! If you fall, you fall in water and with the life jacket, it’s easy to reach the nearby edge where a bike will pick you up. 750 Baht for 1 hour, 1,000 Baht for 2 hours.. Read more
The upside down house is exactly and amazingly what the name says. This incredible house stands inverted on the side of the Bypass road outside Phuket Town will challenge your senses and offer plenty of photo opportunities. Each of the three floors of Baan Teelanka (meaning upside down house in Thai) is the exact replica of an real house but inverted. Living room, kitchen, bed and even a Tuk Tuk appears to be hanging from the ceiling… until your brain realizes that you might be the one at the wrong place! Lots of fun! Read more…
Get into a giant inflatable (semi) transparent ball filled with a bit of water and roll down a 190 meter long grassy hill. Silly fun but everyone loves it! 2 people can fit inside which makes it even move crazy.
Price: 950 Baht for 2 rounds
Location: in the back of Kalim Beach (near Patong).
Dino Park, in the center of Kata Beach is still a good and easy entertainment for the whole family. With a pretty realistic prehistoric jungle haunted with full size dinosaurs with an active volcano, it it half way between Jurassic park and the Flintstones. The 18 holes course is fun, not too hard nor too easy but the area is rather hot. Once you finished a game, move to the Flintstones bar for a drink and one of their Dino burgers. Read more…
The Phuket Aquarium in Cape Panwa is not to be compared with the massive Siam Ocean World of Siam Paragon in Bangkok as the tunnel itself it only few metres long, but it is still a great
place to entertain you and your kids on a rainy day and it might even be
your chance to see baby turtles. Read more
Recently built in Mai Khao Beach near Phuket Airport, Splash Jungle is a medium size water park with water slides and a wave pool. The main attractions are the high slide and the spinning funnel that will make you dizzy. A large kids pool provides plenty of fun for the youngest with a mini slide. It’s fun but rather expensive compared to water parks in most countries. Read more
Adult: 1,495 Baht – Child (5-12 Years) : 750 Baht
The latest fun activity on the island is quite a challenging one, but fortunately almost everyone can do it! The Phuket Tree Adventure is set near Wat Chalong just behind the Phukana Golf course and claims to be the highest tree climbing in Asia. 1,900 Baht per adult and 1,200 baht for kids. Kids from 6 to 9 can play in the kids zone for 400 baht only. Kids from 10 years old can join the adult course. Read more
Which kids hasn’t dreamed of driving dad’s car? If he is 16 years old, give him this chance and let him ride a kart! If younger, take him in the back seat of double karts as long as they are at least 1,25 cm tall. It feels a lot faster than it really is as you are sitting really low on the road and car are well protected. Race with him it will be such a thrill, you will make his day if you are cool enough to let them win! From 650 Baht – 15 mn. Read more…
A leisurely stroll along Chalong Beach or Bangtao beach on a small horse is an easy surprise for the kids… Small horses are easy to ride. Phuket Riding Club in Chalong or in Phuket International Horse Club Bang Tao (expect 1,000 baht/hour).
Not only for the ATV ride but for the mangrove and the forest you will cross to reach the unusual mangrove beach, inaccessible by car and therefore not very well know. A bit of practice in the mud and enter the jungle to see some unique Phuket vegetation. Located few km from the heroine monument on the way to Bangrong Pier.
Adult Riders: 1,600 Baht
Child Riders: 1,300 Baht (from 8 years)
Child Passenger 1,100 Baht (from 4 years)
Starting young is a great way to open new horizons and create a special connection with children. You don’t have to go for the real full dive, but just go for the discover scuba diving course in hotel pool is plenty of fun and a possible eye opener for a future passion. If you child is old enough, Phuket has some wonderful dive site just nearby, without having to take tedious courses… (starts 8 years old).
This activity is for the kids more than 12 years old. Khaosok, outside Phuket, is a popular location for this activity together with some elephant riding. After a short briefing, everyone gears up with helmets and life jackets and down you go. Starting gently and progressively faster with several adrenaline pumping moments… all very safe of course. From Adult 2,300, Children: 1,800
With elephant trek : Adult 3,000, Children: 2,300, Usually includes Thai lunch. Read more