20 Kids Activities in Phuket, Thailand

By Su

Approximately ages 4-6 yrs

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Blue wave cruise

Picture4Blue Wave cruises is a small private speed boat business run by expatriates. They have small children so understand the needs of families. The service provides child-friendly meals, snorkeling equipment and life jackets sized for children. The staff are friendly and patient.C ustomers can enjoy island hopping and snorkeling at their own own pace and avoid the crowds. There are also options for water skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. Chartering about as a family or with another family is a fantastic way to see Phuket. Take plenty of sunblock and get ready for a great day out.

Pricing: Charters start from 24 000 THB
Opening hours: Contact operator for bookings
Phone: 080-890-9158

Phuket ATV ride (Optional for under 12 yrs.)

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An ATV, “All Terrain Vehicle” is a term used to describe motorised buggies that are small and open, with three or four wheels, which are designed to be used off road or in rough terrain. A single operator drives it.

An ATV has a handlebar much like that on a motorcycle, a small engine and four large tires. Good ATVs can run easily on all terrains: rivers, dirt tracks and sand and mud. It is advised that drivers wear a helmet with protective glasses, elbow protectors and knee protectors. Expect some scratches.

This is much more than a dodgem car ride and kids need time to ensure they can use the throttle and brakes before they take off. An instructor should do a circuit or two before the driver rides independently. There will usually be a minimum age requirement. If the instructors do feel your child is too young then take their advice and try another activity.

There are several establishments around the island. There are circuits in Nai Harn and one in Kathu. There is an ATV park close to Chalong Circle, at the Phuket Shooting range. On site there is also elephant trekking, monkey shows, paint ball and cobra shows.

Age: Children should be over 12 years. Children can be passengers.
Price: from 890 THB to 1200THB
Opening Hours: Daily 9am to 6pm.
Phone: 076-381-6678, 081-747-7573

Zorbing Phuket / Roller ball

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A Rollerball, or Zorb, is a large plastic sphere which can descend a hill with two passengers floating on the water inside. These are different to the walk on water models you may have seen.

At Zorbing Phuket a grassed causeway almost 190 metres long, has been designed for the plastic bubbles to roll down. Hold on tight and off you go! This is said to be the world’s longest zorbing run.

To really understand the concept checks out the videos on the web site.

Age: from 4 years
Amenities: Toilets and a snack bar
Wheel chair/ Pram access: Not ideal
Price: 950 THB
Opening hours: Daily
Location: Kalim Bay View, Soi 7, Kalim Patong, Phuket 83150 TH
Phone: 089 872 6532

Horse riding on the beach

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Bangtao Riding Club / Phuket Laguna Riding Club

Bangtao Riding Club is on the north of the island near the entrance to Laguna Hotels and Resorts complex. Children can complete a horse riding course and learn basic horse riding skills. They will learn how to ride, use riding equipment and how to ride safely. The instructor, Khun Ton has many years experience teaching riding.

Children can enjoy one session or opt to complete a full course. Riding along Bangtao Beach at sunset is a truly memorable experience for all the family. Prices include insurance, instruction, and a soft drink.

Age: Children be led on a horse from 3 years and lessons can start from 5 years.
Amenities: Toilets and a sala area
Wheel chair/Pram access: No
Price: A 1 hour lesson costs B900 or B7,000 for a ten hour beginners riding instruction course.
Opening hours: Daily from 7.30am to 6pm.
Location: Moo1, Cherng Talay, Phuket 83110 TH
Phone: 076-324-199

Splash jungle water park

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This is the biggest splash park of its kind in Phuket and possibly Thailand. Splash Jungle boasts water activities for toddlers and adults. Thrilling rides such as the Boomerango and Superbowl will keep children climbing the stairs for more. The toddler aqua pool has loads of interactive water activities to keep little ones busy. Mums and dads can ride in the wave pool or float around the 335 metre long and lazy river.

Safety staff are posted everywhere and are extremely vigilant ensuring children, and big kids, follow the rules and play safely. There is a large parking area and well thought out toilets, changing rooms and showers. Life vests for children and adults are available at no charge. Splash Jungle can be an expensive day so watch for discounted days, membership cards and resident deals.

Age: All
Wheelchair/Pram access: Yes
Price: Adult B1495 TB, Child B750. Membership cards offer substantial discounts
Location: Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket P.O. Box: 65 Moo 4 Mai khao Soi 4, T. Mai khao A. Thalang, Phuket 83110 TH
Phone: (076) 372 111

Bowling Phuket/ Bowling hall

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Bowling are popular places with local Thais. Don’t go if you have an aversion to loud music! Children are welcome in the bowling alls. Group bookings are possible and this is a popular birthday party activity. It’s best to book ahead if you’re taking a large group. Socks and shoes can be rented, and food and drinks, including beer for thirsty parents, can be purchased in all halls

Safety staff are posted everywhere and are extremely vigilant ensuring children, and big kids, follow the rules and play safely. There is a large parking area and well thought out toilets, changing rooms and showers. Life vests for children and adults are available at no charge. Splash Jungle can be an expensive day so watch for discounted days, membership cards and resident deals.

  • CS Bowl BIG C Price: B60 per adult (B70 after 17.00 hrs), B35 per child (B40 after 17.00 hrs), shoes B30, socks B30. Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 11pm.
  • CS Bowl BIG C2nd floor, Big C Super Centre, Bypass RoadPhuket83000THPhone: (076) 249 260 Ext.1
  • SF Strike Bowl Jungceylon Price: B120 per adult (B140 after 17.00 hrs) + shoes B40 + socks B50. Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am to 11.00

Phuket fantasea show

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Even if theme parks are not your thing, FantaSea is somewhere you should visit at least once (and probably twice). It offers a cabaret style show based on a Thai legend and includes singing,
dancing, acrobatics, a light show and wild animals.  It’s decorated with amazing asian decor, a sight to behold. A true extravaganza!

The park is set on 140 acres and includes a fairground, animal rides and shopping. Ensure you keep a watchful eye on younger children and establish meeting points with older children. It is very easy to get lost! The international buffet is by far the largest and can seat 4000 people ! There are various food stands representing food from Asian and western countries and of course from Thailand however the sheer scale and numbers means that this will not be a fine dining experience.

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For bookings contact a tour agency or FantaSea. You can make your own way there or arrange to be collected by one of the FantaSea minivans.

The show starts at 9pm. Cameras must be deposited before the show so collecting cameras at the end of the show will take extra time!

Age: Ideal for children from 5 years.
Amenities: Toilets and nappy changing facilities
Wheel chair/Pram access: Limited, there are lots of stairs in the theatre.
Price: Show and buffet dinner cost 1,900 for adults, B1,700 for children.
Tickets for the show only cost B1,500.
Opening hours: 5.30pm to 11.30pm daily, except Thursday
Location: Kamala Beach RoadKamala, Phuket 83120 TH
Phone: 076-385-000, 076-385-111

Phuket aquarium

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This aquarium was officially re-opened on the 10th April 2005. The aquarium includes an underwater walkway beneath a tank containing over 100 tonnes of water.

There are more than 200 species of fish on show, both fresh and salt water. The aquarium boasts a touch pool that little ones will enjoy, numerous tanks and an underwater tunnel.

Picture8Most displays have English translations. Don’t forget to visit the turtle displays outside where you can see turtles nesting, hatching and growing.

The aquarium has a souvenir shop, and a refreshment bar.

It is located in a lovely location on Panwa Bay. There are plenty of places to stop and have a bite to eat. My favourite is James’s Roof Top Restaurant as the view is superb.

Age: All ages.
Amenities: Toilets
Wheel chair/Pram access: Yes
Price: The costs are B100 for adults and B50 per child. Children below 100 cm are free. Thai’s and residents pay B50 for adults and B20 for children. Foreigners will need to bring proof of Thai residency.
Opening Hours: 8:30am to 4pm daily.
Location: Moo. 8 Sakdidej Road P.O. Box: 51 Muang, Phuket 83000 TH

Phuket Dino park

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Dino Park is reminiscent of a prehistoric park: a mini golf course of 18 holes featuring scale replicas of prehistoric creatures, volcanoes, caves and swamps. Day or night this venue is a winner for children and parents. During the day there is plenty of shade, at night torches blaze and the lighting casts an eerie glow. One word of warning: the golf ball will disappear at the last hole.

There is a restaurant where dinosaur proportioned burgers are served. Local food is also served and beer, wine and spirits are available for parents. The course twists and turns so it is impossible to supervise children from the restaurant area. You can position your self near the exit so you watch when your child emerges from the course. Dino Park will also cater for group bookings and birthday parties.

Age: Children from 3 years will enjoy the golf. Younger ones will enjoy having a putt and walking around the course.
Price: Adults and children over 12 years pay B240 and children over 4 years pay B180 for mini golf. Course entry costs B120 for adults and B90 for children.
Opening Hours: 10am to midnight.
Location: Karon Road, Karon Beach Phuket 83100 TH
Phone: 076-330-625

Phuket Zoo

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Phuket Zoo is a small private zoo. The grounds are leafy and provide ample shade during the middle of the day.

If you have access to major zoos in capital cities, then this one may seem rather outmoded.

The zoo has a walk-through butterfly enclosure, a small aquarium where children delight in entering a crocodile’s mouth, and an orchid garden. Drinks and ice creams are available for purchase.

The animals are mostly kept in cages. The zoo boasts crocodile, monkey and elephant shows which are have little to do with animal education and are more concerned with circus tricks. However, if you live in Phuket this may be one of the few opportunities youngsters have to see animals.

Age: Children from 3 years will enjoy the golf. Younger ones will enjoy having a putt and walking around the course.
Price: All ages.
Amenities: Toilets.
Karon Road, Karon Beach Phuket 83100 TH
Wheel chair/Pram access: Yes
Price: Adult tickets are B500 and children B300. Children below 3 years are free. Thai nationals and residents pay B80 per adult and B20 per child.
Opening hours: Shows begin at 9am and finish at 5.30pm
Location: P.O. Box: 23/2 Moo 3, Soi Palai, East Chao Fah Road, Phuket 83000 TH
Phone: 076-374-424, 076-282-043

Phuket snake show

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Phuket Cobra Show rates itself as the best in Phuket. It is situated within the Phuket Shooting Range. There is a gift shop and coffee shop within the complex. There are cages with an assortment of snakes and some displays. Staff are happy to talk to you about the snakes.

Age: 3 years upwards.
Amenities: The site has a clean modern toilet block and outdoor showers.
Wheelchair/Pram access: Limited.
Price: Adults B400 and children B200
Opening hours: 9.00am to 6pm daily.
Location: P.O. Box: 82/5 Patak Road, Rawai,Muang, Phuket 83000 TH
Fax: 076 – 381667-8
Phone: 080-878-2761

Phuket birds park

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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).

Picture17Sauntering on uphill we come across such plumed exotica as pied hornbills, African crowned cranes (fitting, as a local joke has it that the ‘crane’ is the national bird of fast-developing Thailand) great and wreathed hornbills, although you can catch them in the wild on Coral Island, Nicobar pigeons, and round the corner on an ever-increasing incline, moody-looking ostriches and comical emus.

The list is endless of the winged fauna you can observe at the Bird Park but some of the stars in the many thatched-roofed cages here are small and fiery-coloured Siamese pheasants (a species that we’d never seen before), red-billed blue magpies, and, just when you think all this splendour shouldn’t be caged up, visitors are approached by free range, fearsome-looking, but harmless white turkeys and chickens.

Location: Chaofa Road, Chalong Phuket
Telephone : 076 367 576 Daily open 0900-1700 hrs.

Towskim board

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Tow Skim is the latest innovation in beach products, promising to
revolutionize fun at the beach by letting kids experience the thrill and excitement of skimming along the water’s edge. With its patented progressive towing system, Tow Skim allows kids of all ages and skill levels to enjoy safe, interactive, healthy fun.

Parents can pull their kids or kids can pull each other, so parents can relax while their little ones burn off some of that boundless energy (hold the applause, please!) Tow Skimming promotes coordination, balance, confidence and fitness, encouraging kids to develop the skills necessary for more advanced sporting activities.

Location: Bangtao beach at Bliss Beach Club every Sunday 1000-1400 hrs.
Contact : Mr. Mark Britt 66 81 8945822

Phuket trickeye museum

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Visitors often act shy in front of the first paintings but always get carried away as they discover the next scenes across more rooms than I originally expected. For the few who have no idea what they are supposed to do in front of each painting, there are set of photo samples pinned on walls showing what best to do to maximize the effect.

If you are alone as I was or if all of you want to be in the same picture, the staff will be happy to take your silly pose with your own camera, or you can bring your tripod as I did, it’s fun too.

Overall the quality and execution of Phuket Trickeye Museum paintings might not be as realistic as the one in Bangkok, but on the good side they didn’t do the mistake of varnishing the painting as much, preventing the glossy reflection that spoils the effect in other museums. However, visitors are required to remove their shoes not to damage the floor paintings, so be aware that some stairs are quite slippery.

At 500 Baht for adults and 250 for children, the price is a bit high but it is definitely a great way to spend time on a rainy day, especially if you have kids!

PhuketTrickeyeMuseum:
Open: Open:Dailyfrom 9am to 9pm (last admission 8pm)
Address: 130/1 Phang Nga Road
Tel: 076 212 806

Phuket upside down house

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In all ‘logic’, you need enter the house through the roof, directly into the attic. (If I didn’t show you the photos, you would be scratching your head right now).

From the attic, a staircase takes you to the main living area of the house where the fun really begins. First, your brain tries to make sense of what is going on here… ok, everything is stuck to the ceiling, it’s interesting.

Slowly your brain starts to adjust to the fact that you are actually walking… on the ceiling! You are the only object in the wrong position in the house! Even the real fish in the aquariums are swimming upside down! (nice touch here Alex).

Once you start to visualize this, it’s great fun to walk around and admire the designer’s skills… the bedroom with inverted TV playing video clip form the song ‘Upside Down’ image being inverted as well of course.

Baan Teelanka is open daily:10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Price for the House: Adult 250 Baht,Kids 150 Baht (4 to 11 years old) Price for the Maze 150 Baht, Kids 100 Baht
Tel:076 376 245

Address: 130/1 Phang Nga Road
Tel: 076 212 806

Go Kart speedway

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The Go Kart Speedway in Patong is loads of fun, for both young and old. So if you have the need for speed…. Then why not have some fun at Patong Go-Kart Speedway, a great day of fun for the whole family.

With 27 karts from 140cc to 400cc there is a kart for all ages; including kids karts, two seater and standard single karts that sit 5cm off the ground. The Speedway is open everyday until late and has a 50 seat viewing restaurant with ample parking.

Patong Go-kart Speedway has been trading since 1991, the racing track is 750 metres and is quiet challenging with lighting for night races.

On a recent trip to Phuket we had a great time at the speedway, the kids and the big kids had a ball. If you have a group or corporate event, contact the speedway about organizing your very own grand prix.

Phone/Fax:66 76 32 1949

Fresh water fishing park

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AC’s Phuket Fishing Park

Some of the best freshwater fishing in the world can be had in Thailand. All of these species are extremely powerful, and rated by most anglers as the hardest fighters of all.

Secret Tip Don’t wear or use mosquito repellant while fishing!We were having a good run catching fish after fish, until we put on the mosquito repellant, they apparently don’t like the smell or the taste.

Location:AC’s Phuket Fishing Park is located on
Thepkhasattri Road, Koh Kheaw. The Fishing Park is open everyday except for Mondays from 8.00am – 6.00pm.

Contact details

Phone : +66 814590152
Email : info@phuketfishingpark.com
Website : www.phuket-fishing-park.com

Elephant riding

Siam Safari – Chalong they have two elephant treks available on the hills overlooking Chalong Bay: 30 minutes (adult: 1,450 baht, child: 950 baht) and 45 minutes (adult: 1,690 baht, child: 1,150 baht). But Siam Safari also has full-day tours such as ‘4-in-1 Safari’, and overnight tours such as ‘Elephant Hills Safari’ which can be more appealing due to the number of activities offered on those tours. Read More
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
Location: On the road to Phuket Big Buddha
Tel: +66 (0)76 384 456, +66 (0)76 383 490

Safari Elephant Club – Patong
Their elephant trekking tours take you on the mountain overlooking Relax Bay (where Le Meridien Phuket is located) on your left and Patong Bay on your right, for the following prices: 30 minutes -1,000 baht, 45 minutes – 1,200 baht, and 60 minutes – 1,500 baht (half price for children four-11 years old). They have six elephants for the treks and one baby elephant for photos.
Opening Hours: 08:30 – 17:30
Location: 500m south of Simon Cabaret on the road to Karon Beach
Tel: +66 (0)90 401 5082, +66 (0)86 401 9937

Kok Chang Elephant Camp – Kata Noi
Three programmes are available: 20 minutes – 600 baht, 30 minutes – 800 baht, and 50 minutes – 1,000 baht, half-price for children between four and 11 years old and free for children under four, it is one of the cheapest elephant trekking tours in Phuket. In front of the camp, on the other side of the road stands Kok Chang Restaurant in which you can enjoy Thai food with a superb view to Phuket’s west coast.
Opening Hours: 08:30 – 17:30
Location: 500m before Kata View Point when coming from Kata Beach
Tel: +66 (0)89 591 9413

Snorkeling around the Island

Banana Beach This hidden beach is one of the least known of Phuket and it take a bit of is effort to find, but you will be rewarded by the pleasure of having found a secret beach with very clear waters. Located near Phuket Airport, it is only 800 metres long.

  • Snorkeling: good
  • Beach condition: great hidden beach
  • Facilities: restaurant and longtail

Laem Singh Beach Laem Singh, located just between Kamala Beach and Surin Beach, used to be Phuket secret beach. It’s not the case anymore and you will find small restaurants and plenty of beach chairs. This beach is small and full of rock formation to explore.

  • Snorkeling: good
  • Beach condition: nice beach, can be busy
  • Facilities: restaurants, bars, massage, chairs

Naithon Beach Naithon Beach is one of these little known beaches on the west coast of Phuket, mostly because it is far from main areas. Here again, southern end is conducive to marine life.

  • Snorkeling: acceptable
  • Beach condition: great beach
  • Facilities: restaurants, massage and chairs

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