Phuket is one family-friendly destination whatever the weather. Rain or shine, there is plenty to do to keep the kids entertained. Whether it’s learning to surf, riding the waves at a wake park, going on a zorbing adventure or chilling out in a local mall, there are plenty of options to keep the kids busy as you relax on holiday. Here are our top favorite activities for kids in south Phuket.
With two location at Patong and Kata beach, we recommend the more fam-friendly Kata location. Surf House Phuket is the place for non-stop surf action, fun music, great food & drinks, and the sights and sounds of island life. If you’re nervous about the sea, then try surfing here. The instructors are friendly and helpful, and they will guide you on posture and form. Check out the kid-friendly activities they have going on.
Surf House Phuket, Next to Kata Beach Resort, Kata, +66 (0)81 979 7737 www.facebook.com/SurfHousePhuket
The Kids Club Phuket, The Kee Resort and Spa, Patong, +66 (0)81 085 0008, www.facebook.com/thekidsclubphuket
This family park in Rawai, Phuket includes three play areas suitable for any weather conditions. The playroom has to air-conditioning - perfect for when the little ones need to cool off. The playgrounds have a covered roof which protects your kids from the sun and rain, and there’s a kids water area for splash time in the sun. You can also host your birthday party here too.
Rawai Park, Soi Rouyphad, off Rawai Beach Road, Rawai, +66 (0)81 956 5611, www.facebook.com/rawaipark
The park offers a range of features including a full-size main cable with 13 obstacles. There’s a cable for beginners and little kids too. Once you’ve finished with the wake lake, chill out at their swimming pool, or enjoy a massage. There’s a comfortable chill out zone, sun loungers, an open-air bar and restaurant with spectacular views of the lake.
Phuket Wake Park, 86/3 Moo 6, Vichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuket 83120, +66 076 202 525, http://phuketwakepark.com
If you’ve got a mini Schumacher in your family, you might want to check out this super cool go-kart track. Grand Prix go-kart, buggy racing, extreme sport, and leisure on and off-road are all available. Why not experience the fun for yourself, with a couple of hours speeding around the track.
Patong Go-Kart Speedway, 118/5 Moo 7, Vichit Songkram Road, Kathu 83120, +66 (0)7 632 1949, http://gokartthailand.com/
Their gym offers children's fitness and extreme sports programs for different levels of training. The staff are great at looking after your little ones, showing them tricks and cool ways to bounce. If your kids have energy to burn, then this is the place to come, especially on a cooler day.
50 Fly, 2nd Floor, Big C Supercenter, Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road, Phuket Town, +66 (0)96 776 5045, www.facebook.com/50flyclub
Located in the Jungceylon Shopping Mall, these two play areas are inter-connected. There’s plenty to do for little kids of all ages. Soft play, a giant hamster wheel, slides, a ball pool, and so much more. Kidzoona is great for younger kids while Molly Fantasy is perfect for older ones.
Kidzoona & Molly Fantasy, 3rd Floor, Phuket Square Zone, Jungcelyon Shopping Centre, Patong, http://jungceylon.com/
For kids aged 6 and over, this is a fun activity for them to take part in. What could be more fun than hurling yourself down a mountainside in a plastic ball! To help you stand up on the descent, the inner ball is filled with water. The zorbs are quite large and will protect you as you make your way down. Pack a swimsuit for afterwards!
Zorbing at Rollerball, Kalim Soi 7, Patong, +66 (0)7 634 1421 www.facebook.com/zorbingthailand
Stuck for ideas on a rainy day? Head here for a day of fun. There’s a movie theater, bowling, an indoor shooting range, a shell museum, 4D movie theater, laser gun center, a game arcade and even fish spas. Need some retail therapy? Then head to the many shops and buy yourself a new summery outfit or bikini for the beach.
Jungceylon Mall, http://jungceylon.com/
The first Trickeye 3D Museum of Southern Thailand, is located in Phuket Town. The Trickeye Museum is an interactive museum with a concept that stimulates your child’s creativity and imagination. You can touch 3D paintings and get interactive yourself with the artwork. You are invited to the world of various masterpieces and wonderful three-dimensional pictures.
Trickeye Museum, 130/1 PhangNga Road, Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand, http://phukettrickeyemuseum.com/index.php/en/