Thailand has always been a family-friendly country and always will be. Phuket is an especially great place for family holidays. With the tourism demographics rapidly changing on the island towards families, we have listed a selection of activity hotspots specifically geared towards mum, dad and the kiddies.
Phuket Fantasea ? Kamala
Quite easily the most family-friendly attraction on the island, Phuket Fantasea is a purpose-built theme park based on Thailand?s rich cultural heritage. Ride on the elephants, enjoy the vast selection of amusements and absorb the vibrant atmosphere. The main feature of the park is the majestic theater, sculptured in the vision of one of Thailand?s oldest temples. The theatrical performance benefits from immense choreography, breathtaking pyrotechnics, colourful costumes and realistic sound effects. This is the quintessential family activity in Phuket. You can book your tickets through every tour agent and kiosk on the island.
Dino Park Mini-Golf – Kata
Ever wanted to show your kids who the putting kingpin is? Dino Park Mini-Golf is one of the best crazy golf courses you could ever wish to visit. Situated in the heart of Kata, guide your ball through a realistic interpretation of the dinosaur era. With fire breathing dinosaurs, volcanoes and dense vegetation as your backdrop, you can shoot for glory on this 18-hole mini-golf course. This is wholesome family fun at its finest.
Kinnaree House ? Chalong
If you like your family activities under one roof, Kinnaree House is the place for you. Situated on Patak Road on your way to Chalong Circle, this amazing entertainment complex owns a go-kart speedway track, elephant trekking, ATV racing and the Phuket Shooting range. Imagine the smiles on your children?s faces with so many activities at their fingertips. All of these activities can be enjoyed across the island, but nobody can boast all of them within the same complex. This is what makes Kinnaree House at the top of your ?what to do? list.
Splash Jungle Water Park
Kids love water, and what better way to keep them quiet for several hours than taking them to the Splash Jungle Water Park at Mai Khao Beach. With a selection of high octane water slides based on various themes, this is not just fun for the children, but also for mum and dad. Thailand?s largest water park is a must visit attraction for families. Tickets can be booked from every tour desk/kiosk on the island.
What is so great about the Phuket Aquarium at Cape Panwa is that the children will love observing all the marine life at first hand while enjoying an educational experience. This attraction is a favourite with families and is a very affordable afternoon?s worth of fun. Situated at the southernmost tip of Cape Panwa, the Phuket Aquarium is widely known by local taxi drivers, which makes reaching Cape Panwa very simple.
There is no better family activity than visiting the zoo. Situated in Chalong, Phuket Zoo is home to an eclectic mix of animals from all over the world. With shows by the moneys, crocodiles and elephants numerous times every day, the kids will love it ? and so will you! Take advantage of a photo opportunity with the tigers, but don?t be put off by the one-armed tout who tries to initiate your photo options – we swear that the incident was not tiger-related. Nonetheless, a visit to Phuket Zoo is a must for families holidaying on the island.
Phuket Riding Club
Have you ever fancied taking a scenic stroll on horseback on the beach or through dense jungle vegetation? The Phuket Riding Club between Rawai and Chalong is your chance to ride these amazing beasts alongside fully trained experts. The family will once again be singing your praises as they majestically glide along Chalong bay on horseback.