Phuket has garnered a lot of tourist attention in the last few decades. Nestling in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand that attracts hordes of tourists all around the year. Blessed with a tropical monsoon climate, Phuket is a haven for tourists looking for sun and sandy beaches.
Even though it is considered as one of the most popular beach resort destinations and the party capital of Southeast Asia, Phuket offers a huge variety of attractions for families and kids. Below are the 7 best things to do/places to visit when traveling Phuket with kids –
1. Phuket Fantasea Park
The Phuket Fantasea Park is the perfect place to take your child and get him/her acquainted with the rich Thai culture. Massive and impressive, the Fantasea Park is built with a theme depicting Thai legends and stories. The stage performance by elephants, Thai acrobats and performers would definitely win any kid, as well as, adult’s heart. In addition, there are magic shows and kids’ store selling stuff toys and artifacts that will keep your child entertained for hours! Once you have basked in the exotic heritage of Thailand and bowled over by the magnificent performances, you can treat your little one with the scrumptious buffet dinner at the mammoth golden restaurant. Need we say more?
Cost – THB 1800 for show only for both kids and adults. THB 2000 for kids and THB 2200 for adults for show with buffet dinner.
Opening Hours – Buffet dinner starts from 18:00 and lasts till 21:00. The show starts at 21:00 and lasts for 70 minutes.
2. Phuket Trickeye Museum
Featuring over 100 paintings and sculptures, Phuket Trickeye Museum should be on top of your list when traveling to Phuket. Not just another art museum, all the paintings at the museum is a treat to the eyes, and the senses, as all the featured paintings and sculptures are created using the old French painting technique – Trompe-l’oeil.
The paintings create that induce a lot of laughs. From funny illustrations of the classic works of world famous artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Jean Francois Millet to 3D paintings creating physics-defying illusionary effects, the museum will definitely stimulate your creativity and imagination. Get clicked from a falling building or walk through a broken bridge, the Phuket Trickeye Museum gives you all the good reasons to laugh out loud with your kids.
Cost – 500 baht for adults and 300 baht for children.
Opening Hours – 09:00 – 21:00
3. Phuket Tree Adventure
Admit it, kids love adventures more than the adults! And if your child too has an inclination towards adventure sports and extreme activities, then Phuket Tree Adventure Park could be your best bet. From tree top adventure, flying fox to climbing and jumping, you can choose from 69 listed activities here. Moreover, you need not have to worry about the safety of your child as the park follows the most stringent safety measures. From easy to tough, you can choose from numerous adventure activities. This exhilarating experience must not be missed while traveling Phuket.
Cost – THB 1200 for children and THB 1900 for adults.
4. Ride an ATV
Of course your kids can not ride a powerful ATV, they can be a part of this amazing experience. Riding an ATV in Phuket through the treacherous terrains would not only liberate the spirits of the kids, but will also give the adults the much needed boost of adrenaline! The 1 hour ride amid the scenic rubber plantations would strengthen the bond with your child.
Cost – THB 1400 for the rider, THB 1000 for the passenger.
5. Phuket Aquarium
Can you imagine visiting a beach resort and not getting enough of fish? Even if you do not see any on the famous Patong beach in Phuket, you need not worry. Visiting Phuket Aquarium is both fun and learning experience.
A part of Phuket Marine Biological Center, Phuket Aquarium is home to over 300 species of freshwater and saltwater fish from seahorses, eagle rays, butterfly fish, crabs to piranhas and electric eels.
Cost – THB 100 for adults and THB 50 for children.
6. Phuket Dino Park Mini Golf
Situated between the picturesque Kata and Karon beaches in West Phuket, Dino Park is an 18-hole golf course
If you happen to be walking through the Kata beach in the evening, you must not miss the ever-surprising Dino Park- the Jurassic-themed mini-golf park and restaurant, which is a famous attraction for families. The giant, 18-hole Dino Park has been a popular family attraction in Phuket, which is a compilation of caves, waterfalls, realistic giant dinosaur models, which your kids would love to watch out, while relishing delicious meals out there.
7. Phuket Surf House
If your children adore water activities and enjoy thrills then Surf House is the place not to be missed out with them. Located right at Kata beach, the giant water park is flooded with riders, which progress from body boards, kick flips, aerials to stand up on flow boards. The non-stop action, waves, music, delectable food and beverages, sensations of Phuket lifestyle, all make this place an exciting visit. Open from 12 pm – 12 am.
Cost- 1,000 baht for first time
200 baht for the registration
1 hour 800 baht
Fun, sun and frolic – this is what Phuket all about. If you are under the impression that being a city famous for its nightlife, there would be little for the kids to enjoy, then you are mistaken. Apart from vibrant nightlife, and elegant Phuket’s culture, you can visit the city with your kids to experience the unending fun, adventure and excitements it awaits for your entire family.
Information Provided By : Ovolo Hotels