Fun Activities for Kids in Phuket

By Paula Parker

The Island of Phuket has lots of fun activities for kids, and most adults will love these fun activities as well.

Phuket is one of the best family vacation destinations in Thailand, thanks to the variety of attractions and activities on offer for kids of all ages.

Whether you have toddlers or teens, there are plenty of boredom busters to keep the kids amused, including a mix of low-cost and free things to do and see.

Fun Activities for Kids in Phuket

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As parents, travelling with kids we are always looking for the best activities and things to do with kids so as they don’t get bored and start grumbling.

Most of the major hotels and resorts in Phuket are kid friendly and have childcare facilities and kids clubs that are full of fun activities for kids that will keep them occupied for days on end.

Some of the activities include arts and crafts for kids, children’s games and fun outdoor games; some may even include electronic games just in case.

Before you book your family vacation resort, check to see what kid’s activities are available and if these types of activities cater for your child’s needs and age group.

Away from your family friendly resort, there are a range of fun activities for kids in Phuket, from fun outdoor activities in and on the water to adventure activities on land.

There are a range of interesting tours that the kids will enjoy and remember about their great family vacations to Phuket.

Below is a list of some fun activities for kids in Phuket that we have experienced with our own kids for a memorable and fun family vacation.

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1. Sea Cave Tours

Sea Cave tour fun activities for kids

A must do activity for families is a tour of Thailand's most loved National Park, the picturesque Phang Nga Bay with its limestone cliffs and sea caves.

One of the best day trips is the guided canoe cave tour into the sea caves, an experience the kids won’t forget.

There is a range of different tours available that you can book online before you leave home by using the links below.

For a personalised service I would suggest contacting Easy Day Thailand, a professionally run tour operator in Phuket.

Easy Day Thailand offer a great selection of tours to Phang Nga Bay including a private Phang Nga Bay tour that will take you to all the highlights before the crowds arrive.

Contact Easy Day Thailand

2. Visit an Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuaries in Phuket

Visiting an Elephant sanctuary is a great activity for all ages, and the kids will love to get up close and personal with the elephants, some sanctuaries allow you to feed and bath the elephants and let the kids prepare the elephants food.  

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3. White Water Rafting

White water rafting tours near Phuket

White water rafting is another fun activity, however it's not for the little ones, white water rafting is more suitable for families travelling with adventurous teenagers.

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4. Waterfalls in Phuket

Waterfalls in Phuket

If your kids are one with nature, you could take them to one of the waterfalls in Phuket.
Bang Pae waterfall is the largest waterfall in Phuket.

Where you can swim in the rock pools or visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre, which is located just inside the park entrance.

Inside the rehabilitation centre you will see how wildlife experts and volunteers from around the world have been working towards re-introducing Gibbons back into the wild.

Tours of the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre are free, and donations are welcomed. However you will have to pay an entrance fee to gain access to the National Park.

The Centre is open daily 9am to 4.30pm.

Bang Pae Waterfall is located in the Khao Phra Theaw National Park.

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5. Horse Riding 

Horse Riding in Phuket

Horse back riding in Phuket is fun for the kids and adults alike. There are a handful of riding clubs in Phuket that are suitable for children and beginners with horseback riding instructors that will give you simple instructions and guide you through the trail.

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6. Phuket Butterfly Garden

Phuket Butterfly Garden at the Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary

Phuket has lots of fun and fascinating places to explore; a great boredom buster for the little ones is a visit to the Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary, which is both interesting and  an educational experience for visitors of all ages especially the kids who will love the huge, brilliantly coloured butterflies.

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7. Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Aquarium

The Phuket Aquarium is another spot that will provide some fun activities for kids, with over 150 species of sea life on display. Many of these species are from the waters of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.

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8. Phuket Zoo

Phuket zoo crocodile show

The kids might like to visit the Phuket Zoo, where they will see, monkeys, tigers, snakes, elephants and crocodiles, but please read our page about the zoo before you decide to go.

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9. Phuket Fantasea

Phuket Fantasea Welcome sign

One of the best things to do with kids at night is to spend an evening at Phuket Fantasea a cultural theme park and entertainment complex, with carnival games, a shopping village and an award winning spectacular show.

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10. Dino Park Mini Golf

Dino Park Phuket Entry

Many kids love nothing more then to have a game of golf with their parents and Phuket has eight of the best golf courses for them to choose from.

Golf in Phuket is certainly not a cheap activity to do with kids so you may prefer to take them for a game of mini golf, there are two mini golf courses in Phuket.

Dino Mini Park Golf is located between Karon & Kata Beaches.

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11. Phuket Adventure Golf

Phuket adventure mini golf

For those visitors that are staying anywhere North of Patong it would be quicker to go to Phuket Adventure Golf  for a game of putt putt.
This mini golf course is located at Bang Tao Beach.

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12. Patong Go Kart Speedway

Patong GoKart Speedway

If you or your kids have the need for speed, then why not have some fun at Patong Go-Kart Speedway and Off Road Fun Park which is a great day of fun for the whole family.

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13. Fun Play at the Kids Club

The Kids Club Phuket

Another fun place to take the kids is to the Kids Club in Patong, there you will find loads of activities to keep the little ones amused for hours on end.

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15. Visit a Water Park

Water parks in Phuket

If the kids don’t go much on the beach, they might enjoy a fun day of activities at one of the water parks in Phuket.

There are three slarge water parks in Phuket, which are great for all ages, boasting slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, flow riders, splash zones and two smaller water parks that provide an aquatic playground for the little kids.

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16. Visit the Upside Down House

Upside Down House in Phuket

The Upside Down House is ideal for a fun day out with the kids or as a rainy day activity. The three storey house is purposely designed and built to give you the impression that you are upside down.
Within the grounds of the Upside Down House is A Maze in Phuket and the only escape room game currently operating in Phuket.

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17. Snorkeling Tours 

Snorkeling day trips from Phuket

As Phuket is surrounded by water there are lots of fun activities for kids to do, as long as they are old enough and know how to swim.

Snorkeling is a great activity for the kids and there are some great spots on many of the beaches in Phuket, however for a great day out with the family take a day trip to some of the Islands around Phuket.

Some of the best snorkeling destinations near Phuket are the Similan Islands, the Phi Phi Islands, Koh Racha or  Coral Island and Khai Nok Islands. The easiest and quickest way to get there is by speedboat, ensuring that you get lots of time to enjoy your day in the water, exploring the corals and the tropical fish.
For speedboat tours we also recommend using the services of Easy Day Thailand. You can read more about the tours here or contact Easy Day Thailand by following the link below.

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Other Fun Activities in for Kids in Phuket

To be honest there is no shortage of fun activities for kids in Phuket, including windsurfing, water skiing, wake boarding, hobi cats and para sailing.

These activities are available for hire along most of the major beaches in Phuket throughout the high season.

Some resorts in Phuket may offer non motorised activities free of charge.

From May to October the normally calm seas on the west coast of Phuket, become a great destination for surfers and boogie board riders.

If your kids are into surfing the best beaches for surfing in Phuket are Kalim, Kata and Nai Harn Beaches.

For a full day of fun activities for kids and adults alike, visit the Phuket Shooting Range, where you will find lots of things to do with the kids all in the one area.

Activities at the shooting range include:

  • an indoor shooting range
  •  clay pigeon shooting
  •  paintball
  •  air-soft guns
  • archery
  • Racing Cart Track
  • Elephant Trekking
  • Monkey School
  • ATV Adventure
  • Cobra Show

Kids also love recreational activities like ten pin bowling, and there is definitely no shortage of bowling alleys in Phuket.

Below is a list of Bowling alleys that you will find in Phuket.

  • Ocean Plaza Bowling in Bangla Road Patong.
  •  Rock & Bowl at the intersection of Na Nai Road and Sai Nam Yen Road, Patong.
  •  SF Stike Bowling located on the 3rd floor of Jungceylon, Patong.
  •  CS Bowl on the 2nd floor at the Big C Supercenter on the Bypass Road. Pearl Bowling Lanes, Montree Road, Phuket Town.
  •  Ocean Bowl, Ocean Shopping Mall, Tilok Uthit 1 Road, Phuket Town.

If you and the kids are feeling active and want to explore Phuket on a push bike or spend a few hours mountain bike riding, then why not contact Siam Bike Tours in Kata to organise some fun outdoor activities for the whole family.

You can contact them via their website or call 089-730-7441.

There are many more things to do in and around Phuket and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages, as well as loads of rainy day activities if it happens to rain.

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