Rainy Day Activities in Phuket

By Paula Parker

Yes it can rain in Phuket, but don't stress our rainy day activities guide will save the day.

Over many years we have had our fair share of rainy days in Phuket.

Imagine four kids, three adults on a 14 day holiday, the first 5 days are monsoonal rain, followed by days of intermittent rain.

Rainy Day activities in Phuket.

Find Things To Do In Phuket When It Rains!

What do you do when it's raining in Phuket?

You have to find rainy day activities and things to do with kids, but still enjoy your own holiday.

If you choose to take your holiday to Phuket during the monsoon season, which is from May to October, you will enjoy cooler weather, not cold it's never cold in Phuket.

Although the chance of rain during this time of the year is higher, especially around September and early October.

What makes it hard, is that the beaches at this time of the year are unsafe to swim in, with high seas and rip currents.

If the kids can't go swimming at the beach, you need to know what activities there are to do before bored kids become grumpy kids.

18 Rainy Day Activities in Phuket

Below is a list of rainy day activities that we have found and enjoyed when it's raining in Phuket.

1. Upside Down House & Maze

The Upside Down House in Phuket

The Upside Down House & Maze in Phuket is a new attraction to the Island and a great rainy day activity.

The house fittingly named Baan Teelanka which in Thai means Upside Down House is ideal for those rainy days or if your looking for something unusual to see. Read more

2. Escape Rooms @ The Upside Down House in Phuket

30 Minutes to escape rooms @the Upside Down House in Phuket

The escape rooms @ the Upside Down House in Phuket are a must when trying to escape the rain. This fun and interactive game can be combined with a visit to the Upside Down House in Phuket. A great rainy day activity suited for all ages. Read More 

3. The Kids Club Phuket

Kids Club Phuket

The Kids Club Phuket is a great boredom buster with lots of fun and interactive activities for kids on a rainy day, or a great place to escape the heat. Read more

4. Explore Old Phuket Town

Phuket City Tours

Phuket has much more than just beautiful beaches..

So why not take advantage of the greys skies and discover the rich culture and historical sights of Old Phuket Town. Read More

5. Ten Pin Bowling

Ten Pin Bowling

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

So if it is a raining you might like to take the kids and enjoy a couple of rainy day games at one of the bowling alleys in Phuket.

6. Cinemas

Cinemas in Phuket

One of our kids favorite rainy day activities is to go to the movies.

Phuket has a choice of cinemas, all cinemas show a mixture of the latest Western, Asian and Thai movies.

Western films are either in English with Thai subtitles or dubbed in Thai, Asian films are dubbed in Thai, and most Thai films have English subtitles.

Check details carefully before you buy your tickets.

  • SF Cinema City is located on the third floor at Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong.
  • SFX Coliseum Cinema located on the third floor of Central Festival shopping mall.

7. Water Parks in Phuket

Water Parks in Phuket

Who cares if it rains when you can spend a full day of family fun in the water!
The whole family will enjoy a day at one of the water parks in Phuket.
The hardest part will be deciding which water park to go too. 
Over the years Phuket has had an explosion of water parks. There are 3 major water parks and two smaller water parks specifically for the little ones. Read More 

8. Phuket Aquarium

Phuket Aquarium

Another great rainy day activity that can be enjoyed by all is to head to Cape Panwa and spend a few hours at the Phuket Aquarium.

The aquarium is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery, making it a perfect destination for the whole family as well as providing educational activities for kids.
Read more

9. Go Kart Speedway 

Go Kart Speedway

Whilst this is not an indoor activity, the Go Kart Speedway is lots of fun and a great day for the whole family especially when the track is wet.

To make a fun day out that much better also have a go on the Off-road Fun Park track, located next door to the speedway.

You will have lots of fun in the mud, racing custom built 300cc buggies. No one will care if it is raining when you are doing rainy day activities in Phuket like this. Read More

10. Bungy Jump

Bungy Jumping

This is not suitable for the kids, but some adults might find bungy jumping a thrilling rainy day activity in Phuket.
In Phuket you can experience the ultimate adrenaline rush Jungle Bungy Jump operates to New Zealand safety standards, and is located in Wichitsongkram Road Kathu, only 10 minutes from Patong Beach near the go-kart track. Read More

11. White Water Rafting in Phuket

White Water rafting

It doesn't matter if it is raining or not, with this activity your going to get wet anyway.
White water rafting has been voted one of Phuket's best day tours and a great adventure especially in the rainy season from May to October.
This tour takes you to Tone Pariwat Sanctuary Station in Phang Nga Province. Read more

12. ATV - All Terrain Vehicle Tours

ATV Tours

ATV's provide a fun way to explore Phuket.
Along the way you will discover hidden beaches, mangroves and rubber plantations. 

ATV's are an adventurous way to explore the secret side of Phuket.

Easy Day Thailand offer a range of ATV Tours. Contact them for further information about their ATV tours here.

13. Shooting Range

Shooting range in Phuket

For a full day of fun activities for kids and adults, you really should go to the Phuket shooting Range, where you will find lots of rainy day activities and things to do with the kids all in the one area.
Activities here include an indoor shooting range, clay pigeon shooting, paintball, airsoft guns and archery.

You will also find a racing cart track, ATV adventure, elephant trekking, a monkey school, a cobra show and Kinnaree House that has a fantastic selection of gift-ware and souvenirs along with a Tea Museum.

The Shooting Range is located at 82/2, Patak Road Chalong.

Or as an alternative if you just want to shot a gun you will find a Shooting Café conveniently located on the ground floor of Jungceylon.

14. Muay Thai -Thai Boxing

Muay Thai in Phuket

Thai boxing is one of the most popular spectator sports in Thailand.

If your staying in and around Patong, you can enjoy night time entertainment in the specially built boxing stadium that is located on Rat-U-Thit Road.

15. Temples

Temples in Phuket

Explore the temples and shrines in Phuket. 

Our personal favourite is Wat Chalong the largest and most visited temple in Phuket.

The best time to go is either early morning or late afternoon Read more

16. Thai Cooking Classes

Thai Cooking classes

This is one of the best rainy day activities, especially if you love the exotic flavours of Thai food, and wish that you could cook like this at home?
Now you can..
By spending a couple of hours at one of the Thai Cooking Classes in Phuket you will be able to cook up delicious Thai food for your family and friends back home.

If you are staying in Patong, one of the best restaurants and cooking schools is Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School.

There are two sessions per day with morning classes starting at 11am and the afternoon classes starting at 4pm.

Pum Thai Restaurant is located in Rat-U-Thit Road at Patong Beach, not far from Jungceylon.

With seven different types of classes and prices starting from 450 baht for 1 dish and a recipe book.

You can check out Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School for up to date pricing and types of classes available here.

  Rainy Day Activities For The Ladies

Ladies, if the above rainy day activities are not for you, don't despair.

Send the men and kids on their way and try some of the following rainy day activities in Phuket at your own leisure.

17. Phuket Shopping Tours

Rainy days are a great excuse to go shopping and in Phuket there is definitely no shortage of shops and lots of bargains.

shopping tours in Phuket

The best way to go shopping in Phuket, without any hassle and to find the best bargains is to join in on one of the shopping tours.

Or if you are in Patong and have an umbrella handy and are looking for good billabong shorts or shirts head to Otop located just behind the Holiday Inn.

There is a selection of department stores to browse around including Jungceylon, Central Festival, Robinson's and the Big C where you can spend many hours.

18. Day Spas

Day Spas in Phuket

One of my ultimate rainy day activities in Phuket includes a good Thai massage or if you really want to spoil yourself, visit one of the many Day spas in Phuket.

Who wouldn't enjoy a day where you can relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.

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