BY Guinness Bear

Top 10 Family-Friendly Attractions in Phuket

Although Thailand sometimes gets a reputation for its more hedonistic and party-style atmosphere, it's actually a popular place with families 🧔

Phuket is the largest Thai Island and receives millions of tourists every year. It wouldn't be wrong to say that Phuket has everything for everyone🏅. From sandy beaches to beachside resorts and shopping malls to sacred religious monuments. Among the visitors, many families also arrive in Phuket for holidays and there is no shortage of family-friendly attractions here. 

If you are currently in Phuket with your family or are visiting in the not-too-distant future. Here are 🏆 10 family attractions for your Phuket holidays you need to visit while you are here.  

 

#10 - The Upside Down House

The Upside Down House or Baan Teelanka in Thai is located between the ‘Outlet Village’ and ‘Siam Niramit’ on the bypass road. You will be welcomed by a red upside-down Volkswagen beetle on the doorstep 🧔 The Upside Down House is an absolute favorite of children and adults alike; that’s why it gets busy during weekends.

From the outside, it looks like someone has put the house on its roof, and the inside is fascinating as well, which will trick your senses 🧔 When you step inside, everything is attached to the ceiling. The fun begins when you figure it out and that the floor you are walking on is the ceiling. Everything from the fish aquarium, TV, a bathroom, a kids play area, a real Tuk-Tuk, and many more props can be found upside down, which provide a great photo op.

Behind the house, there is a maze garden that seems easy, but once you are inside it, it can prove challenging to get out. It is a fun activity to play with your friends and children. If you are in Phuket on a family holiday, don’t forget to stop by the Upside down house to 🏅 spend a few hours here to admire the design, have fun and take some beautiful photos.

 

Business Hours

10.00 – 18.00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday 

Business Address

51/11 Chalermprakiet Ratchakan Thi 9 Road (known as By-Pass Road)

Website

http://upsidedownhouse-phuket.com/

Contact Number

+66 (0) 76 376 245

Fees

350 Thai Baht for Adults
190 Thai Baht for Children (4 to 11 years old)

 

#9 - Ice Skating at Ice Arena Phuket

You would be surprised to know that ice skating is possible in Phuket. You would be thinking that how is that even possible in a warm tropical environment? 🧔 The Ice Arena in Phuket is an indoor ice skating arena that is one of the most surprising family attractions in Phuket and all of Thailand.

Ice Arena is in Boat Lagoon, a famous marina on the island's East Coast, just a touch south of Phuket town. It's a touch far away from most beaches and hotels, but any taxi or Tuk Tuk driver will know the place. You can enjoy skating here throughout the week and bring your children along. You can enjoy skating at hourly rates. If you are not familiar with it, a personal coach can teach you to figure skating and ice hockey 🧔 for an additional price ranging from THB 1000-10,000.

This is a fun place for children as they enjoy skating, but there are penguins for practice available for THB 250.  Along with hourly rates, you can also get the white silver, and gold packages ranging from THB 2250-9000 and keep skating for 5-20 hours. After having fun skating, you can head to the restaurant on the second floor that serves Thai and international dishes 🏅

 

Business Hours

09.00 – 22.00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday 

Business Address

Boat Lagoon Amphoe Muang Phuket, Phuket, Thailand 83000

Website

https://icearenaphuket.com/

Contact Number

+66 (0) 94 591 5595

Fees

450 Thai Baht for Adults
350 Thai Baht for Children

 

#8 - Phuket 3D Museum

Phuket 3D museum is also known as the trick eye museum. It has over a hundred large paintings that visitors can interact with 🧔 This place is located on Mantri and Phangnga road. Suppose you are in Phuket with your family or friend. In that case, this place deserves a visit as it is pretty popular among visitors that take pictures with the paintings.

The 3D paintings in this museum trick your eyes, and you can become part of the painting, making it a more authentic life. Suppose you are here with family or friends. In that case, you can take excellent pictures with paintings such as the waterfall, lava flow, images with animal paintings, and many more 🧔 If you are here alone, the staff would be more than happy to take your photos. 

You can spend hours here admiring paintings, and this place is an absolute treat for children as it’s one of the best tourist attractions in Phuket 🥇

 

Business Hours

09.00 – 21.00 hrs 

Business Address

130/1 Phang Nga Road, Soi Phang Nga 1, Talad Yai, Phuket 83000

Website

http://www.phuket3dmuseum.com/

Contact Number

+66 (0) 76 212 806

Fees

500 Thai Baht for Adults
250 Thai Baht for Children

 

#7 - Phuket Horse Riding Club

There are not so many activities in the world that can beat riding along the shoreline strapped upon a majestic stallion 🧔 Although horse riding can be quite an expensive pastime in the western world. The Phuket Riding Club at Rawai is one of the best value-for-money Phuket family attractions. 

Phuket Riding Club uses Australian horses that provide the perfect companion for each and every level, from beginners to experts. Don’t worry if you have a lack of riding experience. As you will be guided around the dressage riding rings and paddocks 🧔 to become familiar with this majestic beast.

There are two route choices you can make: a one-hour Jungle Tour, which costs 800baht. This allows you to explore the beautiful scenery of the nearby jungle-laden hills high above Chalong, Rawai, and Nai Harn on horseback. The second choice is a mixture of the same jungle route and also a picture-postcard beach route, which combined takes two hours for the price of 1,500 Thai baht. 

Are you thinking about finding some of Phuket’s most popular family attractions? Riding through luscious jungle vegetation on horseback with Phuket Horse Riding Club 🥇 is as good as it gets. 

 

Business Hours

08.00 – 18.00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday 

Business Address

60/9 Thepkasattri Road, Maikhao, Thalang, Phuket 

Website

http://phuketridingclub.com/

Contact Number

+66 (0) 81 7872455

Fees

600 - 2,000 Thai Baht for Adults
200 - 300 Thai Baht for Children 

 

#6 - Dino Park Mini Golf

Dino Park Mini Golf is a fun place for families and friends to hang out and have drinks while enjoying the 18 holes miniature golf 🧔 The mini-golf course has a Jurassic Park-like theme with lifesize dinosaurs at every hole. It has a Flintstone-themed restaurant with waiters' infamous cartoon outfits. You can find the Dino Park just near the Kata center main intersection, just opposite Starbucks. 

Due to the warm and humid climate of Phuket, many families and groups of visitors attend this place in the evening to beat the heat. Due to its fantastic lighting, the set provides an adventurous feel. There is a prop volcano that mimics eruption every 30 minutes spewing fog-like spray 🧔 While playing golf, you have to pass a swamp, a lava cave, come across a T-Rex, pass under a waterfall and an erupting volcano. This setting is loved by children and adults alike. The game of golf takes around 30-40 minutes, and after that, it's time to head for refreshments at the Dino Bar. It serves Dino burgers, cocktails, and refreshing drinks.

If you are in Phuket with your family or a group of friends, make sure to drop by this place after enjoying the beach to play golf and enjoy refreshments as it is one of the 🏅 top family attractions in Phuket.

 

Business Hours

10.00 – 23.00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday 

Business Address

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

Website

https://www.dinopark.com/

Contact Number

+66 (0) 76 330 625

Fees

240 Thai Baht for Adults
180 Thai Baht for Children

 

#5 - Phuket Fantasea Theme Park

Phuket Fantasea has been the most popular family attraction and theme park in Phuket for many eons. Located in the heart of Kamala on 140-acres of land, this fantastic theme park showcases Thailand’s heritage, cultural roots, and traditions 🧔 The park is home to a large theater decorated like an ancient temple, a carnival village with lots of games and shops and a 4,000 seat themed restaurant serving a grand buffet with Thai and international cuisine. 

The Las Vegas-like theatrical shows use the latest state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology to tell the story of Thailand’s myths, mysteries, and history. If you are a family enjoying your Phuket holidays, this is a great night of wholesome entertainment 🏅

Ticket price: Show with Buffet Dinner: THB 2,200 per adult: THB 2,000 per child. For Show Only: THB 1,800 per adult, THB 1,800 per child. (Infants whose height does not exceed 100 cm (or 3'3") are free of charge and will not be provided with theater seats.

 

Business Hours

17.00 – 22.30 hrs

Business Address

99, Kamala, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Thailand

Website

http://www.phuket-fantasea.com/

Contact Number

+66 (0) 76 385 000

Fees

1,800 - 2,200 Thai Baht for Adults
1,800 - 2,000 Thai Baht for Children

 

#4 – Phuket Zoo

When it comes to quality Phuket family attractions, not many can beat Phuket Zoo. Being stretched across 12 acres (30 rai or 5 hectares) of land, Phuket Zoo is a picture-perfect oasis that is hugely popular with tourists 🧔 Phuket is chock full of attractions and things to do, but none is more exciting than seeing camels, emu, crocodiles, and tigers all in one fabulous location. Phuket Zoo is located between Phuket Town and Chalong within Soi Palai on the calmer side of the hedonistic island. 

This privately-owned zoo is a perfect place not to just spend one hour, but the whole day looking at the exotic animals. Not only that, but you can even interact with the animals, get your photo taken with a tiger cub, or feed elephants and watch them play football 🧔 Possibly the most thrilling and nail-biting event is the crocodile show. Watch as the handler braves putting his head inside the croc's mouth! 

Alongside viewing death-defying stunts with crocodiles, elephants playing football, and a monkey doing math, the zoo also has a serene setting too. The large Orchid Garden is meticulously maintained, boasting a fantastic array of colorful plants. Vanda hybrid orchids, Dendrobium, Bulbophyllum, and Rhynchostylis all grace the wonderful display 🧔. Some of the orchids might only be in-flower for one day or six months, so make sure you check out all of them. 

Phuket Zoo is also unique as it offers the world's largest display of Grammatophyllum speciosum orchids. Here is some info on showtimes and opening times: 

 

Daily Shows: 

Monkey Shows - 09.00, 12.00, 14.30, and 16.45 hrs 

Crocodile Shows - 09.45, 12.45, 15.15, and 17.30 hrs

Elephant Shows - 10.30, 13.30, and 16.00 hrs

 

Business Hours

08.30 – 18.00 hrs

Business Address

23 Soi Pa Lai 2, Chalong, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83130, Thailand

Contact Number

 +66 (0) 76 374 424

Fees

500 Thai Baht for Adults
300 Thai Baht for Children

 

#3 - Phuket Aquarium: Family Phuket Holidays

When it comes to wildlife options, Phuket Zoo in Chalong is a great place for the family, however, Phuket Aquarium, located at Cape Panwa, really is a top attraction in Phuket 🏅. Phuket Aquarium is not only a great place to see a vast choice of marine life but is also an ideal place to learn a thing or two. There are over 30 tanks of freshwater and saltwater creatures such as cuttlefish, razorfish, stonefish, eels, crab, shrimps, sharks, and many varieties of tropical and multicolored fish 🧔

 

Business Hours

08.30 – 16.00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday 

Business Address

51 Moo 8, Sakdidet Road, Muang District, Phuket Province, Thailand 83000

Website

http://phuketaquarium.org/en/ 

Contact Number

+66 (0) 76 391 126

Fees

100 Thai Baht for Adults
50 Thai Baht for Children

 

#2 - Blue Tree Water Park

The Blue Tree water park is the largest of its kind in Phuket, with loads of fun activities such as water slides, water sports, land activities, zip lines, and paddleboards 🧔 To beat the heat of Phuket, it is a must-visit place for families and friends. The park is located on the roadside of Cherngtalay, halfway between Bangtao beach and the well-known heroine’s circle. 

If you are a thrill-seeker, take a slide down the quadruple slip and fly slide with your friends from 30m high or try out the other more gentle slides ideal for children. The Blue tree has a massive 170,000 sq meter facility which also has five restaurants and bars 🧔 That includes a treehouse beach lounge, treehouse restaurant, treetop, bay grill, sunset bar, and some additional food trucks.

Like hundreds of visitors, you can enjoy a whole day here with your children, and the park ensures all activities are carried out in a safe environment, making it one of the safest water parks in Thailand 🏅

 

Business Hours

10.00 – 18.00 hrs

Business Address

4/2 Srisoonthorn, Cherntalay, Phuket 83110

Website

https://bluetree.fun/

Contact Number

+66 (0) 76 602 435

Fees

950 Thai Baht for Adults
350 Thai Baht for Children

 

#1 - Splash Jungle Water Park

Diversity and Phuket go hand in hand like a match made in heaven 🧔. Whatever you want, Phuket has it, from Safari tours, adventure activities, and World-Class golf courses, to hedonistic nightlife, Phuket family attractions, gourmet restaurants, and five-star beachside resorts. 

If only we had a water park! Families and water-lovers are in for a special treat with the Splash Jungle at the West Sands Residences & Resort at Mai Khao. This is a state-of-the-art facility and the first of its kind on the island brought to you by White Water Industries 🧔 They're known for constructing similar projects in America at Disneyworld and Sea-World, and 4,000 other creations to their name. The 22,400 square meter Splash Jungle complex provides visitors with two high-octane water slides aptly named ‘The Super Bowl’ and ‘The Boomerang’. 

You can also take advantage of the stunning water ride named ‘Lazy River,’ which is a 335-meter long adventure ride that crawls through several themed sections that include the North Pole, Africa, Turkey, North America, Northern Europe, and Inca-Maya 🧔

This is a unique attraction to Phuket that is sure to be a big hit with visitors. The park contains 6 million liters of water and costs half a billion baht to design and construct. And it's certainly the top family tourist attraction in Phuket 🏆

 

Business Hours

10.00 – 18.00 hrs

Business Address

65 Soi Mai Khao 4, Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand

Website

http://splashjungle.com/ 

Contact Number

+66 (0) 76 372 111

Fees

1,295 Thai Baht for Adults
650 Thai Baht for Children over 5 years old
FREE for Children under 5 years old

 

Over the past five years, Phuket has cast off the reputation of being a destination for single men and partygoers. And is now becoming a Mecca for families and couples 🧔 The change in demographics is a big plus for the island. With family activities such as the Phuket Stunt Show in Chalong, Phuket Fantasea in Kamala, and now Splash Jungle in Mai Khao, the island is showing a new side to its character. 

When it comes to family-style holidays in Thailand, not many places can match Phuket 🧔 With so many great Phuket family attractions that are geared to wholesome fun, there will always be something to do during your Phuket holidays. 

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