Most people head to south Phuket for their family holiday, but there is plenty to do in north Phuket to keep the kids entertained. Rain or shine (we hope for shine), there’s plenty of fun adventures they can do on their own or with you. From water parks to ATV tours and art classes, here’s our favorite activities for kids in north Phuket.
Come and experience Phuket's water park for a wet and wild day. The water park offers fun for the whole family, whether you are after a relaxing day in the water or an adrenalin rush, Splash Jungle has it all! You will have a ball with the giant water bomb cannons, where you are sure to get everyone cooled down. Plus, the fun slide and water spray station in the fantasy's kid's zone will have your little ones in giggles.
This is Phuket's first and only, full circus academy that teaches flying trapeze as well as all major circus arts. They teach all levels from complete beginners to budding professionals, from age 4 years and up! Constructed and operated to the highest safety standards, MACA offers a chance for the family to experience the exhilarating world of circus arts! This is also a great option for children's birthday parties.
Mid Air Circus Arts Academy, British International School, Koh Kaew, Phuket, +66 (0)86 954 0699 www.facebook.com/MIDAIRCIRCUS
Get ready to ride the waves! This state-of-the-art six-tower Sesitec clockwise cableway, has a 200-meter extreme obstacle system 2.0 and 160-meter beginner and training system 2.0. Take a day break from a trip to Phi Phi island or 7-island hopping trip with this afternoon of fun and adventure.
Anthem Wake Park, 194/6 Moo 7, Sri-sunthorn Road, Cherng Talay, near Bang Tao, Phuket, +66 (0)7 662 0034, www.facebook.com/anthemwakepark
Flying Trapeze Phuket Adventure outdoor activities will give your kids and your family an opportunity of a lifetime to fly on the trapeze. Just 40-minutes from Patong, escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the panoramic views of this 5-Star Beach. The Trapeze is on the Beach and in the shade, so pack a hat and sunscreen! Finish off with a cold drink on the beach as you watch the sunset.
Flying Trapeze Phuket Adventure, Micky Monkey Beach, Mai Khao, Phuket, +66 (0)93 761 6777, www.facebook.com/KidzSole
Phuket FantaSea is a Thai cultural theme park. It is the world’s first entertainment park that presents Thai Culture and Tradition as its main theme. Here you will see dancing elephants and tigers, and some chickens too! You’ll follow a traditional Thai tale, eat good food, get to shop, and watch some fireworks.
Phuket Fantasea, 99 Moo 3 Kamala Kathu, Phuket, www.phuket-fantasea.com/eng/index.php
This isn’t your average temple. It’s quite small, the Buddha is buried waist deep in cement and it’s shroud in mystery. This legendary temple in Phuket is surrounded by rumours, legends, twisted facts, and plain fairy tales. Don’t touch it! They say those that do will be cursed forever. Come here for a spot of culture on a rainy day.
Wat Phra Thong Temple, Wat Phra Thong is 20km north of Phuket Town and is located near the Thalang District Office, Phuket
One for the older kids! Splash down muddy trails, power over bumps, and zoom around obstacles. Along the way, pass by dense mangrove swamps, rubber plantations, and palm gardens. Take breaks to get closer looks at the jungle, you might even see a Venus flytrap as it captures insects in its sticky grasp.
Flying Hanuman offers a high-speed ziplining adventure that sends you flying through the treetops with the speed and grace of a bird. Admire Phuket Island's dense jungle landscapes and forest-covered hillsides while you get your adrenaline pumping. Kids must be over 4 years old to fly and enjoy the experience. Make sure to pack shoes, you don’t want to lose any flip flops!
Flying Hanuman, 89/16 Moo 6, Soi Namtok Kathu Wichitsongkram Road, Phuket 83120, http://flyinghanuman.com
If you’re looking for an afternoon of arts & crafts then this could be fun to do. Watch Thai artists demonstrate the art of floral craft arrangements, gel candle making, and T-shirt painting. Bring your creation home as a memento of your memorable trip to Phuket. Kids under 2 go free and there are a few bundles to choose from depending on how creative you’re feeling.
Private Art Workshop, www.exotravel.com/travel/thailand/tours/
Your adventure begins at Sala Beach in the quiet, northeast section of Phuket Island. Pedal through the Thai countryside, passing by rubber trees, palms, and pineapple plantations. Head into the jungle to reach the Bang Pae waterfall, the largest of Phuket's four waterfalls. Here you can take a refreshing dip in the lagoon below the cascade. This is suitable for kids over the age of 11 only.
Phuket Countryside Bike Tour, Website.