With kids in Phuket
If you’re stuck for what to do with your children, let us lead you to some of Phuket’s top kid-friendly activities and attractions. Why not do a bit of zorbing? That’s right, roll down a steep hill at scary miles an hour and both you and your kids will experience a thrill that you’ll not forget. There is a zorbing park in Kalim, which is the next beach town north of Patong.
If your kids like water and more so slides, then a day spent at the only water park replete with a selection of slides can be enjoyed in Mai Khao. The aquatic adventure ground boasts several slides, some steep and others winding, as well as a wave pool, river feature and child-friendly swimming pool.
BEST BEACHES FOR KIDS BELOW 12
So, you’re coming to Phuket with your children (child) under 12, and you want to know, “Which beaches are going to be best for us?”
We’ll operate on the idea that more is more for kids under 12. The more activity going on at the beach, and your accommodations, the better. The more your child can do and look at, the better. He or she may not be ready to hang a couple hundred meters in the air under a parachute being pulled behind a boat – that’s OK! But, I’ll bet they enjoy watching it happen for a while and it helps kids understand that there’s more to life than sled riding or skiing in your home country!
What Criteria Do We Use for Recommending the Best Phuket Family Beaches?
1) Great kid-friendly resort
2) Soft sand to play in
3) Good food at the beach, or at the resort
4) Safe to access
5) Trees or umbrellas to shelter you from the sun
6) Gentle waves and shallow water, and/or an awesome swimming pool
The article 5 Best Phuket Beaches for Families with Kids under 12 lists 5 Phuket beaches that fit these criteria below. Keep in mind that there are plenty of things for kids to do at a beach, but if you bring some – that’s so much better. Fill a carry-on with things for your child to do while in Phuket, and your childrens’ vacation will be so much better. Yours too! Know what? Why not make the toys you bring a surprise – you know how kids love surprises!
If you want to take your children on an educational day out, there are plenty of options to choose from. Head to Phuket Aquarium for an insightful look at the surrounding sea’s marine life, as well as fish from further afield where you’ll have the opportunity to view the world’s largest coral reef fish – giant groupers; see scary piranhas and electric eels; walk through the tunnel tank full of eagle rays and leopard sharks; and during weekends, watch shark feeding.
Experience a thought provoking day out in Phuket Town at the only 3D painting gallery in southern Thailand that lets you and your kids interact with the art for some funny photo opportunities. Head over to Kata for a game of mini golf in a dinosaur themed attraction where you’ll play among giant replicas of pre-historic creatures.
You can also head to the zoo in Chalong or to see some big cats in Kathu. If you feel like catching a performance that combines nature, song and dance, there is spectacular nightly show in Kamala that boasts elephants as its main stars. Other fun activities on the island, include diving, elephant trekking, and horse riding.
A brand new kids club has recently opened in Patong, which can be found in Promenade Shopping Plaza, just off Rat-U-Thit Road near Soi Bangla. It has been declared the largest indoor padded playground of its kind on the island and has a range of activities, such as a climbing wall, flying fox, football pitch, slides and a trampoline. Another playground has recently opened on the top floor of Jungceylon next to the bowling and the cinemas.