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Fun family things to do in Phuket

Phuket is a great destination for families as there are many fun things to do in Phuket with kids and the whole family. Of course, you could spend your entire holiday on the beach and in the sea with your children, but it would be a waste not to add some activities to your stay. The family activities listed on this page are great to enjoy with your kids; they will love sharing the fun with you!

Here are some favourite suggestions for an unforgettable time with the family. You can book most of these activities with your hotel; you only have to ask the reception. They are also widely available at street tour counters

1. Andamanda Phuket

Andamanda Phuket Water Park

Andamanda is the latest and largest water park in Phuket. It is enormous, with many sliders, pools, restaurants and playing areas. There is a section for kids and one for younger children. It is a great place for families but can be busy during peak season.

Location: Kathu
Address: 333 Kathu, Kathu District, Phuket 83120
Open: 10 am – 7 pm
Phone: 076 646 777
Prices: Adults: 850 baht for adults, Kids: 550 Baht


2. Blue Tree Water Park

Blue Tree Phuket is an immense water park for adults and kids to enjoy a day in the warm waters of a tropical island. With its multicolour and brightly decorated building, the park is easy to spot on the roadside of Cherngtalay, halfway between Bangtao beach and the well-known heroine’s circle. This 17,000-square metres lagoon is gigantic, with an impressive restaurant building and a vast array of water activities, water slides, zip lines and paddleboards. Read more

Location: Cherngtalay
Address: 4/2 Srisoonthorn, Cherntalay, Phuket 83110
Open: 10 am – 6 pm
Phone: 076 602 435
Price: 950 baht for adults, 350 Baht for kids


3. Surf an Artificial Wave at Surf House Phuket

Surf House Phuket

Surf House is an artificial wave flowing over a rubber floor, allowing anyone to get their first surfing experience in Phuket safely. It’s easy, fun and painless when you fall (and you will). Also, you won’t have to swim and wait for a wave; the wave is always here for you. Instructors help you and your kids do their first steps, and soon, you can stand independently. It’s not cheap, and there might be a bit of a wait to get your turn, but it’s fun to sit with a drink while watching other surfers survive. There are two Flow Riders in Phuket: Surf House Patong and Surf House Kata. Read more

Surf House Patong
: 150 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach, near Bangla Road
Open: 9:30 am – 11 pm
Phone: 081 979 7737

Surf House Kata
: 4 Pakbang Road, Kata Beach
Open: 12 pm to 12 am
Phone: 081 979 773


4. Phuket Kids Clubs

Happy Kids Club Phuket

Kids clubs in Phuket are interactive playgrounds where parents can play with their children or leave them with professional caretakers. Kids’ Clubs generally have a range of kid-friendly facilities like ball game rooms, games, toys and playgrounds, while many also offer classes like painting, dancing and even cooking. Families looking to keep the kids entertained while on holiday should check out these Phuket kids’ clubs.


5. Rush through Splash Jungle Water Park

Splash Jungle Waterpark Phuket

Splash Jungle is a medium-sized water park with water slides and a wave pool on Mai Khao Beach near Phuket Airport. The main attractions are the high slide and a mad spinning funnel that will make you dizzy. A large kids’ pool provides plenty of fun for the youngest with a mini slide. If you are not a fan of fast sliders, you can gently drift along the 335-meter Lazy River or sit at the large pool bar while the kids are having their blast. It’s fun but rather expensive compared to water parks in most countries. Read more

Location: Mai Khao Beach
Address: Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao Beach (Next to Phuket Airport)
Open: Daily 10 am – 6 pm
Phone: 076 372 111
Price: Adult: 1,305 Baht – Child (5-12 Years): 630 Baht


6. Take fun photos at the Upside Down House

Phuket Upside Down House

The upside-down house is precisely what the name implies. This incredible house stands inverted on the side of the Bypass road outside Phuket Town. It will challenge your senses and offer plenty of fun photo opportunities. Each of the three floors of Baan Teelanka (‘upside-down house’ in Thai) is a replica of a real house but inverted. A living room, kitchen, bed and even a Tuk Tuk appear to be hanging from the ceiling until your brain realises that you might be at the wrong place! A garden maze in the back of the house will entertain the kids. Lots of fun, guaranteed! Read more

Location: Near Phuket Town
Address: 51/11 Chalermprakiet Ratchakan Thi 9 Road (known as By-Pass Road)
: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: 076 376 245
Price for the House: Adult 350 Baht, Kids 190 Baht (4 to 11 years old)


7. The Selfie Experience

The Selfie Experience is a new photo playground in Phuket, covering 3,000 m2 indoors with more than 40 backgrounds to play with, a fun way for families, friends and selfie lovers to spend a day away from the heat or an occasional rainy day.

Location: Phuket Town (Bypass road)
Address: 99/99 Moo 5 Chalermprakiat Road T, Ratsada, Mueang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Hours: 10 am – 9 pm
Price: 400 baht
Phone: +66 98 895 4796
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tsephuket


8. See and feed the Elephants

Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket

Note: Tree Tops Elephant is temporarily closed

Tree Tops Elephant Reserve Phuket is a truly ethical elephant sanctuary. It might come to you as a surprise, but not all ‘sanctuaries’ are ethical. The growing number of travellers who love and respect elephants are wondering what is happening with all the sanctuaries in Phuket. Yes, the majority agrees that trekking must stop, but… not all sanctuaries are ethical. It can be a bit confusing, so what should you do?

Location: near The Big Buddha
: 78/10 Soi, Chalong, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket 83130
Open: 9:30 am – 5.30 pm, Closed on Sunday
Phone: 095 256 6912


9. Glide on a Zipline at Flying Hanuman

Flying Hanuman

Gliding in the air between immense trees in the jungle of Phuket is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Flying Hanuman is an immense zipline consisting of 28 platforms, some as high as 40 meters! There are several ziplines on the island, and we tried the one in Kathu, not far from Patong Beach. The crew is very attentive and takes safety very seriously. There are four courses per day, and kids as young as four can join! Read more

Location: 89/16 Moo 6, Soi Namtok Kathu, Wichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Kathu, Phuket 83120
Open: 8 am – 5 pm
Courses: 8 am – 10 am – 1 pm – 3 pm
Phone: 076 323 264-5, 081 979 2332


10. Learn Wakeboard at Phuket Cable Ski

Phuket Wake Park

Wakeboarding with a cable ski is a lot easier than you might think. There are now three wake parks in Phuket, and even the youngest kids can try it with a kneeboard, which is much more stable but still gives you a good thrill. It is safe and so exhilarating; they will ask for more. You can share the fun with them and talk about it for days! If you fall, you only fall in the 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 about Phuket Wake Park in Kathu

Phuket Wake Park
: 86/3 Moo 6 Vichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuket, 83120 (on the way to Kathu Waterfalls)
Open: 7 am – 9 pm
Phone: 089 873 0187 – 076 510 151


11. Ice Skating at Ice Arena Phuket

Ice Arena Phuket

Ice Arena is a place to take the kids for a few hours of fun at the Boat Lagoon, not too far from Phuket Town. The price is 590 baht per hour and per person, including skates. The practice ‘penguin’ comes with an additional cost of 250 baht per hour, so you better learn fast! Ice Arena is open from 9 am to 10 pm with short breaks during the day to clean the ice. Read more

Location: Boat Lagoon Amphoe Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand 83000
Open: 9 am – 10 pm
Phone: 094 591 5595
Price: 450 baht for adults and 350 baht for children


12. Rebel Rock Climbing

Rebel Rock Climbing

Located in Cherngtalay, on the way to Bangtao Beach, Rebel Rock Climbing is an impressive 3-story, 700 sqm indoor set of walls to ascend. Everyone, from kids to adults, from beginners to very advanced, can practice their skills on top-rope walls, boulder walls, lead climb walls, boulder caves and top-out boulder walls. It looks great for corporate events as well. Friendly staff are here to teach you and help you find the best route to the top. Safety is taken seriously, perfect for adults and kids, especially on a rainy day! Read more

Location: 194/6 M.7 Srisoonthorn, Thalang, Phuket
Open: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 8 pm (closed on Monday)
Phone: 076 608 734
2-Hour Pass: Adults: 700 Baht, Kids (under 12): 600 Baht


13. Rawai Park Kids Club

Rawai Park Phuket

Rawai Park Kids Club is a colourful playground on Rawai beach in the south of the island and is particularly suitable for the youngest children. The main attraction is a large shallow pool equipped with water slides, fountains and waterfalls where kids and parents can have fun. You can also play with the kids in a vast indoor area with many toys, an outdoor playground, or a safe climbing area for the bigger kids. Read more

Location: 58/88 Moo 6, Soi Rouyphad, Rawai, (Rawai Beach), Muang, Phuket, 83130
Open: 9 am – 8 pm
Phone: 098 396 5369
Price: Monday to Friday 200 baht, Saturday and Sunday 350 baht, Parents: 100 baht all week


14. Rollerball Zorbing

Phuket Zorbing

Get into a giant inflatable (semi) transparent ball filled with a bit of water and roll down a 190-meter-long grassy hill in Kalim Beach, near Patong. Silly fun, but everyone loves it! 2 people can fit inside, which makes it even crazier.

Location: Kalim Beach, Patong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Open: 9 am – 6 pm
Phone: 089 872 6532
Price: Starts 950 Baht for 1 roll + a drink

15. Mini Golf at Dino Park

Dino Park Mini Golf

Note: Dino Park is still closed

Dino Park, in the centre of Kata Beach, is still fun and accessible entertainment for the family. With a pretty realistic prehistoric jungle haunted by full-size dinosaurs with an active volcano, it’s halfway between Jurassic Park and The Flintstones. The 18 holes course is fun, not too hard nor 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

Location: Patak Soi 7, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Near Marina Phuket Resort
: 10 am – 11 pm
Phone: 076 330 625
Price: 240 baht for adults, 180 baht for children


16. Scare yourself at Game Space

Game Space Phuket in Patong Beach

Open for a few years on Bangla Road in Patong Beach; Game Space has a lot of great games and virtual reality rides to enjoy for an hour or two. And just watching those who dare climb in those spinning contraptions is fun too! It’s very popular at night, but it’s also a fun way to spend an occasional rainy day.

Location: 29/1 Bangla Road, Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
Open 12 noon – 2 am
Phone: 076 344 193


17. Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Aquarium

The Phuket Aquarium in Cape Panwa is quite modest and is not to be compared with the massive Aquaria at Central Floresta in Phuket Town, but it is more educational and also serves as a Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) rather than an entertainment playground. If you are in this area, it’s a great place to entertain you and your kids on a rainy day, and it might even be your chance to see baby turtles! It is also much more affordable than its new counterpart in Phuket town. Read more

Location: 51 Sakdidet Road, Cape Panwa
: Daily from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Phone: 076 391 126
Price: 180 Baht for adults and 100 Baht for kids


18. Go Kart Racing

Which kid 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 much faster than it is as you sit low on the road, and cars are well protected. Race with him will be a thrill; you will make his day if you are cool enough to let them win! From 650 Baht – 15 mn. Read more

Location: 118/5 Vichitsongkram Road. Kathu, Phuket, 83120
Open: 10 am – 7 pm
Phone: 076 321 949
Price: Normal Karts: 15 mn rides 750 Baht – 2 Seater Kart: 10 mn 650 Baht – Race Kart: 10 minutes 1.000 Baht


19. Ride a Horse


A stroll along Chalong Beach or Bangtao beach on a small horse is a pleasant surprise for kids. Small horses are easy to ride. Phuket Riding Club in Chalong or Phuket International Horse Club Bang Tao (expect 1,000 baht/hour).

20. Ride an ATV in the Mangrove


Not only for the ATV ride but the mangrove and the forest you will cross to reach a mangrove beach, inaccessible by car and not very well known. A bit of practice in the mud and enter the jungle to see some unique Phuket vegetation. It is just a few kilometres 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)


21. Learn Diving in Phuket


Starting to dive 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 going for the discover scuba diving course in the hotel pool is plenty of fun and a possible eye-opener for a future passion. If your child is old enough, Phuket has some excellent dive sites nearby, without taking tedious courses. (starts eight years old).


22. White Water Rafting


This activity is for kids older than 12 years old. Khaosok, which is outside Phuket, is a popular location for rafting. 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. Read more

Prices: Adult 2,300 baht, Children: 1,800 Baht


23. Phuket 3D Museum

phuket 3d museum

Phuket 3D Museum is still temporarily closed.

Phuket 3D Museum is a fun attraction not far from the old Phuket Town and a perfect escape to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day with the family. It calls itself a museum, but it’s more of an interactive exhibit where you must blend inside one of the many large paintings. (follow the link to see all the silly scenes you can interact with! The price is a bit high, but if you have kids, you will not regret all the fun poses and funny photos you can post on your Facebook and Instagram! Read more

Location: 130/1 Phang Nga Road, Soi Phang Nga 1, Talad Yai, Phuket 83000
Open: Daily 9 am – 9 pm (last admission 8 pm)
Tel: 076 212 806
Price: 500 Baht for adults, 250 Baht for children


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FAQs about Kids Activities in Phuket

  1. Q. What are the water activities for Kids in Phuket?

    a. Phuket has plenty of water activities to offer for families beyond the amazing beaches and your hotel swimming pool:
    Blue Tree Water Park
    Splash Jungle Water Park
    Surf House Phuket
    Wakeboard Cable Ski

  2. Q. What are the outdoors activities

    a. if you prefer to stay away from water, here are so land-based activities:
    See the elephants
    Mini Golf
    Go Kart

  3. Q. What are the activities for young kids

    a. For the younger kids:
    Kids Clubs

  4. Q. What are the indoor activities for families

    a. To escape rain or heat, there are some indoor activities kids will love:
    The Selfie Experience
    The upside-down house
    Ice Skating
    Rock Climbing

  5. Q. Are tours and day trips good with kids?

    a. While they are not fully dedicated to kids, some day trips are great to enjoy as a family:
    Snorkelling in nearby islands
    Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.