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  • 13 Best Kids Activities in Phuket

    Phuket Family Travel

    Year after year, Phuket is becoming more family orientated. Gone are the days when resorts and hotels were the only places that would cater to younger visitors’ tastes – nowadays kids can break free and go zooming through the jungle on an ATV, ride with mum and dad on the back of a swaying elephant, visit Phuket’s modernised and exotic aquarium or even learn how to scuba dive.

    Theme parks and go-kart race tracks alike cater to all family members, so go for it – never has the phrase ‘fun for all the family’ rung so true! Here is a list of the ten most popular activities and attractions in Phuket to share with your kids.

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    Phuket Trickeye Museum Phuket Town For all ages

    Phuket Trickeye Museum is an interactive 3D painting exhibition offering amazing photo opportunities and great fun for the whole family. Located on the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads in a large two-storey building, it features a gallery of about 100 painted and sculpted scenes using trompe-l’oeil (French for ‘deceive the eye’) techniques, placing visitors in hilarious unreal world-like situations. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00 (last admission 20:00)
    • Location: at the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads in Phuket Town, right next to Pearl Hotel
    • Tel: +66 (0)76-212806, +66 (0)90-0658822
    • Price Range: Adults 500 baht, children 101-130cm tall 300 baht
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    Zorbing at Rollerball Kalim Beach From 6 years old

    Zorbing is a fun activity for the whole family. Located on the hills overlooking Kalim Beach, participants at Zorbing at Rollerball descend a 190m hill track inside a three-metre diameter flexible plastic ball. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 18:00
    • Address: Kalim Bay View, Kalim, Patong, 83150
    • Tel: +66 (0)76 341 421
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    Surf House Phuket Kata Beach From 6 years old

    Surf House Phuket is every surfer’s dream: a place where you can ride the waves every day no matter what the weather conditions. With an adjacent bar and restaurant, Surf House Phuket is a world to itself and as a result it is tremendously popular. This really is for all ages from children to adults. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
    • Location: Southern Kata Beach (next to Kata Beach Resort)
    • Tel: +66 (0)81 979 7737
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    Baan Teelanka Phuket Town For all ages

    Located on the Bypass Road on the northern outskirts of Phuket Town, Baan Teelanka features no less than three exciting attractions/activities to entertain the whole family. Baan Teelanka itself is a three-storey house built leaning on its roof. It is adorned with a maze-shaped garden in its backyard. The Chamber of Secrets @BaanTeelanka is the third activity that could be enjoyed here, with two rooms from which visitors have to escape from by finding clues and resolving puzzles in a way to open the doors. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: From 10:00-18:00
    • Location: two kilometres from the North entrance of the By-pass Road.
    • Tel: +66 (0)84 4565279
    • Price Range:
      Baan Teelanka: adult – 290 baht, children – 170 baht;
      A-Maze-in-Phuket: adult – 150 baht, children 100 baht (prices of June 2015)
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    Splash Jungle Water Park Mai Khao Beach From 4 years old

    Splash Jungle Waterpark covers 6,400sqm of land. Located inside West Sands Resort on Mai Khao Beach, this attraction was designed by the Canadian company Whitewater Industries. Splash Jungle Waterpark features numerous waterslides as well as a 335-metre ‘Lazy River’, ‘Boomerango’ rides and a spectacular wave pool. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 to 18:00
    • Address: 65 Moo 4, Mai Khao Beach
    • Tel: +66 (0)76 372 111
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    Anthem Wake Park Cherng Talay Area (Bang Tao) From 8 years old

    Anthem Wake Park is the latest addition to the water sports scene on Phuket. Located in a green leafy natural area between the Phuket Heroines monument and Cherng Talay village, Anthem offers no less than three cable options on a 50,000sqm lake. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:30
    • Address: 194/6 M.7 Sri-sunthorn road
    • Tel: +66 (0)76 620 034
    • Price Range: 2 hours: 400 baht, 4 hours: 600 baht, full day: 750 baht
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    Mini Golf at Dino Park Kata Beach From 8 years old

    Family Fun Night at Dino Park. A great opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a game of mini golf in a prehistoric setting at Dino Park in Kata Beach. The mini golf course comprises 18 holes and features life-size replicas of prehistoric creatures. Each hole blends with a theme and offers a different view of the ancient world. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 daily
    • Location: Beach Road, next to Marina Phuket Resort
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 633 0625
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    The Kids Club Patong Beach From 4 years old

    The Kids Club Phuket is a safe, fun and conveniently-situated children’s entertainment centre and party venue in the heart of Patong, just a short distance from Jungceylon Shopping Centre and Bangla Road. Featuring a huge range of exciting games and activities alongside rigorous security and cleanliness checks, it is the perfect place to let your kids loose while you enjoy a peaceful massage, a great meal or some intensive shopping. Sponsored by St. James Properties – a local real estate agent – the club covers the whole 800 square metres of the upper floor of Patong Promenade mall. It has slides, crawl tubes, swings, a trampoline, a ball room, a flying fox ride, an indoor soccer pitch and much more for children of all ages. It also incorporates a party supplies shop, a snack bar and various party rooms. Manager and event consultant Katie Wellington can organise absolutely everything for a fantastic party for any occasion, from catering to entertainment to games to music to balloons to photos, making it effectively a one-stop party shop. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
    • Location: 2nd Floor, Patong Promenade, 70 Bangla Road, Patong
    • Tel: +66 (0)7 634 1310
    • Price Range: all-day pass 350 baht, 200 baht per additional hour
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    Phuket Aquarium: An island vacation wouldn’t be complete without fish, and we're not talking about seafood, either. For an afternoon of fun – learning about what you eat and what might eat you (not really) – the Phuket Aquarium is required viewing. Recently renovated and with thousands of tropical, colourful and exotic marine creatures, the Aquarium is a hit with youngsters who may not have come up this close and personal with such unusual sea life before. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Open from 08:30 until 16:00, seven days a week
    • Location: At the very end of Cape Panwa
    • Tel: +66 (0)76 391 126
    • Price Range: Adults 100 baht, children 50 baht.
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    Phuket FantaSea Show Kamala Beach From 8 years old

    Phuket FantaSea not only showcases the charm and beauty of Thailand, but also enriches ancient Thai traditions with the wonder of cutting edge technology and special effects. If your idea of a fun night out is to be entertained by acrobats, comedians, performing animals and a phantasmagorical staged show, then FantaSea is for you. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 17:00 - 23:30 every day except Thursday - Show starts at 20.30
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    In Phuket one doesn’t have to wait for the circus to come to town to see the most exciting act of all – the trapeze acts. In fact you can take time to learn how ‘to fly through the air with the greatest of ease’ with professional trainers at Mid-Air Circus Arts Academy in British International School And even if you are in town for only a few days and can’t spare more than just a few hours, it’s well worth a try. Hey, you never know, you might actually discover a hidden talent! Read More...

    • Location: British International School in Koh Kaew
    • Tel: +66 (0)89 818 9865
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    Phuket Bird Park is a beautifully arranged plot of hillside land has exotic flora, winding paths, odd memorabilia, no less than three cafés, a souvenir shop and of course hundreds of beautiful birds from all around the tropical world. The experience starts with a lovely wooden bridge – the sort you see in Disney cartoons with multi-coloured butterflies darting about – and a display of indigenous masks along with what appear to be didgeridoos (an Australian aboriginal instrument). Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 - 17:00
      Showtimes: 10:30, 13:30, 15:30
    • Address: on Chaofa West Road toward Wat Chalong
    • Tel: +66 (0)76 367576
    • Price Range: Adult: 500 baht, Child: 300 baht
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    Ghostinium Phuket is an exciting animatronics museum, bringing a weird blend of a science fiction future and the prehistoric past to life. Consisting of five main rooms with about 16 large fully-animated exhibits (as well as numerous smaller ones), it provides delight and education for kids and grown-ups alike, as well as a few surprises and jump-scares. The museum is designed to represent an alien spaceship on a mission to collect rare and unusual creatures from across history and the galaxy, which include a giant room-sized spider, a grumpy Tyrannosaurus Rex, a huge crocodile and what might be the biggest gorilla in the world. It’s a bold claim to make but, given that it’s easily four metres tall when stood fully upright, it’s quite an easy one to believe. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 12:00 – 20:00
    • Address: 2nd Floor, Central Festival Phuket East (HomeWorks), Phuket Town
    • Tel: +66 (0)95 491 9800
    • Price Range: 700 baht for adults, 450 baht for ages 4-12
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