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Phuket for Kids

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In our last article we covered the Phuket Nightlife which was more adult oriented but Phuket is also an amazing destination for kids. There are lots of thrills and excitements the kids can enjoy alone or with their parents. Often, the kids become so immersed in these activities that parents finally have the much-needed time they can spend alone to relax and enjoy their own vacations. It’s completely safe here for the kids, so parents have nothing to worry about, which is a great relief. They are always looked after by attendants and supervisors, even when alone.

Phuket FantaSea - This is a theme park not only for the kids, but the entire family. There are live performances with dozens of adult elephants, hundreds of dancers, and stunning acrobatic performances where they swing from above. The replica of a Thai palace is breathtaking. The performers narrate the story of Kamala, the mythical palace in a jungle. Phuket FantaSea show will keep you and your kids immersed for hours.

Phuket FantaSea

Plus, there are shops, pavilions, fun fairs with games, stuffed toys, coffee shops, and the Golden Kinaree Restaurant.

The Kids Club Phuket - This is a party venue and entertainment centre for the kids located at Patong, close to the famous Bangla Road. There are plenty of exciting games for kids of all ages, crawl tubes, ball rooms, slides, swings, and more. It covers the entire upper floor, so the club never gets crowded. Cleanliness checks are carried out at regular intervals.

The security is tight. Seven full-time nannies are always supervising the kids, and they get involved in the games too. You can just leave your kids here and go. They are going to have a blast here surely. There is no need for parental supervision.

Splash Jungle Water Park - This is the largest splash park in Phuket. Splash Jungle offers a range of water activities for the entire family. Enjoy the thrilling rides like Superbowl and Boomerango. Your kids are going to be all excited here. There is also an aqua pool for toddlers with many interactive water activities.

Splash Jungle Water Park
Photo credit: splashjunglewaterpark.com

For dads and moms, there is the wave pool. You may also laze and relax at the 335-meters long and winding river. Life vests are available for adults and kids without any charge. There are separate showers and changing rooms.

Patong Go-Kart Speedway - Go to the Kathu side of Patong Hill for the rip-roaring Go-Kart Speedway. There are smooth bends, sharp curves, and the customary long and straight start/finish lane in the 750 meters race track. You can enjoy the track with your kids or do it alone with them cheering for you from the outside. Separate vehicles for adults and kids.

The race track is in great shape, so there are no accidents. The track is wide. You can clearly see what is coming your way. White and red tyres are placed on both sides of the track for additional safety.

ATV Tour - Go off-road to explore the interiors. You will pass through jungles, farms, and plantations in a 2-hour guided tour while exploring the 350-acre property. It’s a lot of fun for both the kids and adults as you zoom around obstacles, ride over the bumps, and splash over muddy trails. There will be rubber plantations, palm gardens, and mangrove swamps to cross.

ATV Tour
Photo credit: atvphuket.com

Safety instructions are given out before you board these all-terrain vehicles. It’s a wonderful of getting close to nature, showing off the insects and Venus flytrap to your kids, and having loads of fun.

Siam Safari - Your Thailand visit is not complete unless you ride on an elephant. For the kids, this will be an experience they will remember for a lifetime. Phuket is a wonderful place for elephant safari, as it’s in a lush forest setting. Along the 30-minute trek, you also get spectacular views of the ocean. Riding one of these gentle giants is also a unique way of exploring the countryside of Phuket.

elephant rides

Try the 4 in 1 tour, where you and your kids can see coconut processing, Thai cooking, and rice farming. It also includes a dinner or lunch.

Dino Park Golf - Another huge attraction for both adults and kids. The park with golf is not just entertaining, it is educational as well. The prehistoric jungle looks realistic and it is full of dinosaurs. There is an active volcano too, halfway between the Flintstones bar that serves Dino burgers and Jurassic Park. The golf course is 18-hole. The volcano blasts time to time erupting sounds and smoke.

There are Triceratops, Brontosaurus, Dimetrodon, Stegosaurus, Eichynosuarus, and many other dinosaurs. Even the heat of the rainforest seems real. Challenges include obstacles made from bones, water, and even Dino poo. There is a hole inside the hot volcano as well. Most kids have never been to such an amazing place. Adults too will have a really fun experience.

Camping for Children - Pack off your little ones for the entire day as you go on and do what adults do like snorkeling or some other more adult oriented activities. Don’t worry. This is completely safe.

There are tents and camps at the Rang Yai Island for children, where they can enjoy all activities the island offers, like sea canoes, banana boat rides, beach volleyball, mountain bikes and more. There are separate activities for kids of all ages. The island is just 35 minutes away from Phuket town. It is mostly grass and sand, but there are paths. Adults can do their own stuff, spending time at the bar or a recliner on the beach while the kids have a blast.

There are lots of attractions and things-to-do for kids in Phuket. You may also visit the Bird Park, the Phuket Zoo, or the Butterfly Garden and Insect World. In fact, there are so many attractions here that you cannot possibly do them all. So choose what you want to do with your kids, or the things they love.

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