Phuket is a great destination for families travelling with kids. There are plenty of things to do with kids of all ages, from infants and toddlers up to young teenagers, with a great deal of variety to ensure there’s something for almost every taste. While there are also plenty of attractions and activities for the whole family in Phuket, this list is specifically those things to do with kids – mostly for kids. 

    Many of the options below allow grown-ups to happy in the knowledge that their young ones are having a blast. Some even offer professional supervision, with assurances of safety and security, allowing parents to enjoy more relaxing pursuits on their own. 

    The Phuket Trickeye Museum is an interactive 3D painting exhibition offering amazing photo opportunities and great fun for the whole family. Located on the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads, the 2-storey venue has a gallery of about 100 painted and sculpted scenes using trompe-l’oeil (French for ‘deceive the eye’) techniques, placing you in hilariously unreal yet lifelike situations.

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    Location: 130/1 Phangnga Rd, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 212 806

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    Baan Teelanka is an upside-down house, with all of the tables, chairs and typical furnishings on the roof instead of the floor. The whole 3-storey house is built leaning on its roof, making for some really cool family photos. You can find it on Bypass Road, on the northern outskirts of Phuket Town.

    The house is adorned with a maze-shaped garden in its backyard. The Chamber of Secrets @BaanTeelanka is another activity that you can enjoy here – it has 2 rooms from which you have to escape from by finding clues and solving puzzles to open the doors.

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    Location: 51/11 Village 5, Chalermprakiat Ratchakan Thi 9 Road, Ratsada, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9.05 am to 6.15 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)84 456 5279

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    Surf House Phuket is a place where you can ride the waves every day, regardless of the weather. This surfing centre is suitable for all ages, from children to adults.

    With an adjacent bar and restaurant, grown-ups can enjoy the cool, laidback atmosphere and the excellent location right at the southern end of Kata Beach Road while the kids try some flow riding under expert supervision and tuition. 

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    Location: 4 Pakbang Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9.30 am to 12 am

    Phone: +66 (0)81 979 7737

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    Splash Jungle Waterpark is part of the Grand West Sands Villa Phuket on Mai Khao Beach. It has numerous waterslides, a 335-metre ‘Lazy River’, ‘Boomerango’ rides, and a spectacular wave pool, all of which are under the professional supervision of trained lifeguards.

    There are also gentle slides and pools for toddlers and small children. Guests of the hotel get free access, while tickets for outside guests are quite affordable.

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    Location: 65 Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 5.45 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 372 111

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    Dino Park offers a great opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a game of minigolf in a prehistoric setting. Located in Kata Beach, the minigolf course comprises 18 holes and life-size replicas of prehistoric creatures. Each hole has a distinctive theme and offers a different view of the ancient world. 

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    Location: 47 Karon Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 330 625

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    The Kids Club Phuket is a safe, fun and conveniently-situated children’s entertainment centre and party venue in Patong. It offers a huge range of exciting games and activities alongside rigorous security and cleanliness checks and highly-attentive carers. 

    Attractions include slides, rooms with colourful balls, crawl tubes, and swings for children of all ages. The club covers the whole upper floor of a complex directly opposite The Kee Resort. It's also a short distance from Jungceylon Shopping Centre and Bangla Road. 

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    Location: 152/1 Thawewong Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 085 0008

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    Patong Go-Kart Speedway offers fun and rip-roaring thrills for the whole family. The circuit is located at the feet of Patong Hill’s Kathu side. The racetrack is 750 metres long and has a series of sharp curves, smooth bends, and a long straight start/finish lane allowing acceleration.

    Security is the first concern, and everything is organised to assure maximum safety. Staff members are vigilant and explain clearly what and what not to do. The race track is also in excellent shape – wide enough with a clear view of what’s coming next. Red and white tyres on either side of the track allow you to stop your machine safely, in case you miss a curve.

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    Location: 118/5 Wichitsongkram Rd M.7, Kathu, Phuket, 83120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 321 949

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    Flying Hanuman in Kathu is an excellent option if you're the type of person who loves high-flying thrills. It lets you to zip around 40 metres above Phuket's lush tropical jungle.

    Eco-friendly and well-executed, this adventure park explores the jungle from high up in the forest canopy. All platforms are made of wood and supported by industrial-strength cables. Ziplines can hold multiple tonnes of force and are checked regularly for signs of wear and tear.

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    Location: 89/16 Moo 6, Soi Namtok Kathu, Wichitsongkram Road, Kathu, Phuket 83120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 979 2332

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    Participants at Zorbing at Rollerball descend a 190-metre-long hill track inside a 3-metre-diametre flexible plastic ball. The centre is located on the hills overlooking Kalim Beach. Prices start at around 950 baht per person for 1 roll and a free drink, going up to around 1,950 baht for 6 rolls with extra bonuses. 

    The staff can also film your downhill journey for a small fee. Don’t forget to bring swimwear and a towel. Changing rooms are available on-site.

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    Location: Kalim Soi 7, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)89 872 6532

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    Phuket Aquarium displays thousands of tropical, colourful and exotic marine creatures. It's often popular with youngsters who may not have come up so close and personal with such unusual sea life before.

    There are over 30 tanks of freshwater and saltwater creatures, including cuttlefish, razorfish, eel, crab, shrimp, sharks, and fish that range from brilliantly coloured to cleverly disguised.

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    Location: 51 Moo 8 Sakdidet Rd, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 391 126

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    Phuket Bird Park is home to over 1,000 birds of around 100 species from Asia, Africa and South America. Located in Chalong, the bird park occupies a 4,8560-square-metre land with a natural waterfall, plenty of exotic plants and winding paths. You'll also find a souvenir shop and 3 cafes within the complex. As you explore Phuket Bird Park, you'll come across exotic birds such as African crowned cranes, hornbills, Nicobar pigeons, ostriches and emus. 

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    Location: 6/2 Moo 3, Chao Fah Tawan Tok Rd, Wichit, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)76 367 576

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