The 6 best Phuket indoor activities with kids 2023

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Thailand has an epic outdoor culture with loads of amazing outdoor activities for families. But some days you just need a great indoor activity for kids – whether it is escaping from the tropical heat or a tropical storm. But where do you start? With so much information on activities in Phuket it can be hard to zone in on the BEST Phuket indoor activities – especially if you’re looking for something to engage and entertain kids. 

So we have done the legwork for you. Here are some of the best Phuket indoor activities for families with kids in 2023. There is something here for every age and stage. Whether you want to engage kids’ minds with learning. Connect with the local culture. Or whether they just need to burn off some steam – there really is something for everyone here. 

There are SO MANY amazing things to do in Thailand with kids.

TOP TIP: If you’re looking for a super family friendly holiday consider booking a resort with excellent provision for family. Many Phuket resorts offer babysitting services, FREE kids clubs and have awesome facilities and play spaces. If you get the right resort – you don’t even need to worry about travelling around Phuket to find great kids activities.

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Here is a short list of our favourite family friendly resorts for kids: 

JW Marriott Resort and Spa (Mai Khao Beach) – Large, beautiful family friendly resort with loads of activities.

Rawai VIP villas, Kids Park & Spa (Rawai) – Fun resort specifically tailored to families.

Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa (Merlin beach) – Stunning resort with great onsite activities and facilities for kids

Amari Phuket (Patong) – Luxurious family friendly resort in an excellent location

Katathani Beach Resort (Kata Noi) – Super family friendly and luxurious, very popular with families. 

OZO Phuket (Kata bay) – Family friendly hotel with amazing kids pools, packages and family friendly activities

Antara Vacation Club (Mai Khao) Excellent high end luxury resort with a surprising range of activities and facilities for kids and families.

To find out more about why we LOVE these places and MORE read our FULL guide on the BEST family friendly resorts in Phuket. By the way we do use affiliate links. This means that we will get a small commission if you book using the link – but there is no extra cost to you. This helps keep us on the road making awesome content. 

Map of the BEST Phuket indoor activities with kids

Activity 1: Bounce, slide and swing at the Adventure Village

This is our TOP PICK Phuket indoor activities for families with kids

Blue tree adventure village phuket for kids

The Adventure Village at Blue Tree is a large indoor playspace with trampolines, a roller skate zone, slides, ball pits, swings, a foam pit and an indoor zipline. YES they even have a zip line. We love the sheer variety of activities. Adventure Village is the perfect place to nurture confidence, strength, stamina and balance in kids (and adults too!). It is also the perfect way to burn off all that energy that kids never seem to lack. You do need to supervise kids here – especially younger kids. We would recommend taking a full day at the Adventure Village (one hour just doesn’t seem long enough to enjoy all of the activities and two hours is close to the price of a day pass). The Adventure Village is located at Blue Tree Phuket – there is also an awesome water park here called Blue Tree Lagoon. 

Read our dedicated article on the Adventure Village to find out why this is our TOP PICK Phuket indoor activities for kids.

How much does the Adventure Village Cost? You can get a one hour ticket for 400 baht (around £8 or $10). An additional hour costs 250 (£5 or $7) baht. You can get a day pass for 700 baht (around £14 or $18). The guardians entrance fee is 100 baht (around £2 or $3). You also need to wear the Adventure Village grip socks which can be purchased from the desk on arrival at 60 baht per pair (around £1 or $1.30).

What age is this suitable for? The Adventure village welcomes kids of any age – they do have an area of little kids upstairs. We think that kids between the age of 4 and 16 will get the most from the Adventure village. But adults may also enjoy the activities too!

Activity 2 Learn and play at the Happy Kids Club central Floresta

The Happy Kids Club is a supervised kids club with a range of play spaces and zones to cater for the age, stage and mood of your child. They aim to facilitate learning through play and engage kids through a variety of sensory stimuli. The Happy Kids play Club is conveniently located in the Phuket central Floresta shopping mall. There are loads of great shops in the mall and a delicious food court too. They have climbing frames, foam pits and soft play areas. They also run a program of activities and workshops including an excellent range of arts and crafts. must be unaccompanied by a guardian or babysitter. 

This is our top pick SUPERVISED Phuket indoor activities for families with kids.

How much does the The Happy Kids Club Cost?  Kids day pass 280 baht – 480 baht (depending on age) Accompanying adult pass 150 baht – 220 baht. They offer a party package and a babysitting service starting at 800 baht (around £16 or $20) for 2 hours and one child.  

What age is this suitable for? The Happy Kids club is designed for kids between 4 -12 years old

Top tip: Book online in advance for the best prices

Activity 3 Explore the underwater world at the Phuket Aquarium

If you’re looking for Phuket indoor activities for your family – don’t forget the epic Phuket aquarium. A visit to Phuket aquarium is a fantastic activity for families on a rainy day. As an aquarium it has an impressive range of fish and it also has an underwater tunnel to walk through. The aquarium has a range of displays and activities to help kids connect with the underwater world and better understand environmental issues and the importance of conservation and waste management. They also have a turtle sanctuary round the back of the aquarium. There is a second more expensive aquarium in Phuket too. The Phuket aquarium is located on the Panwa Cape on the south east tip of Phuket island.

How much does the Phuket Aquarium cost? 180 baht (£3 or $5) for adults and 100 baht (£2 or $3) for children

What age is this suitable for? Any age. Kids over the age of 4 will be able to connect more meaningfully with the experience. 

Activity 4 Learn Thai Cooking at a cookery school

Phuket holiday itinerary cooking school

This is a great way for kids and adults to connect with Thai culture and learn a new skill culminating a delicious Thai meal. A Thai cookery class will normally include a visit to a local market and a chance to learn about local spices and ingredients. A good cooking class will give you lots of hands-on experience preparing ingredients and cooking the food. Most cooking classes allow you to prepare at least 3 dishes including a starter or side dish, a main course and a Thai dessert. And then as a finale, you get to try the food. Thai cooking classes also normally include extras such as free pick up and drop offs from your hotel and they may also include a recipe book so you can take your skill back home.

How much do Cooking classes cost? Cooking classes normally cost around 2,000 baht for a half day course (around £40 or $50)

What age is this suitable for?  Most cooking schools are fine with kids of any age attending – but younger kids will normally be supervised closely by parents (who will probably do most of the cooking). We recommend this for older kids. Ideally 10 years or older for the most engagement. 

For a great cooking school in the Kathu area check out the Phuket Thai Cooking Adademy

Activity 5: Expand your kids’ imagination at the Trickeye museum


The trickeye museum is a 3D art illusion gallery located near central Phuket Floresta. This is one of our favourite Phuket indoor activities for families that love imagination, art and photography. The artwork exhibits are designed to allow you to step into the artwork and immerse yourself in the scene.They feature a range of themed displays including aquarium, jungle, masterpiece, scary fear scenes. We recommend spending at least half a day here to appreciate the artwork. They also have augmented reality built into their artwork to allow scenes to come to life on your phone. 

Open daily from 10.30am – 8pm. 

How much does the Trickeye Museum cost? Tickets cost 440baht for adults and 300 baht for children. 

What age is this suitable for? The trick eye museum welcomes families with children of any age. Children aged 7 and older are more likely to connect with the abstract artwork and enjoy participating in the scenery in a creative way.

Activity 6: Grab a kebab at the Efe turkish cafe old town

This may seem like a strange addition to an article on the best Phuket indoor activities with kids – until you realise how unique this place is. Efe Old Town Turkish cafe is a kitsch, quirky and fascinating place to grab a drink or a bite to eat. The cafe is beautifully furnished with ornate, rustic antique ornaments from around the world. And they also have a kids play area upstairs equipped with toys to keep kids entertained. 

How much does the Efe Turkish cafe cost? Food ranges in price from around 100 baht to 250 baht for most dishes.

What age is this suitable for? The soft play area upstairs is suitable for children 1 – 5 years old (supervision required)

What is the weather like in Phuket during the rainy season?

It can rain any time of the year in Phuket – so these Phuket indoor activities are hand whenever you travel.

The Phuket rainy season extends from April until late October. During the rainy season Phuket experiences rainy spells of around 1-2 weeks in length as storms pass. This is normally followed by several sunny dry days and then another rainy spell when a new storm rolls in. In the rainy season the weather is still normally warm (ranging between 28 – 32 degrees on average) and the humidity is high. 

Even during a rainy spell it may only rain for part of the day – and sometimes the storms are more intense in the evening or night time. It is important to wear sun protection even on cloudy days. The weather forecast is often unreliable during the rainy season – for example you may see thunderstorms and heavy rain predicted but the weather turns out to be dry. During the rainy season the sea is normally rougher with bigger waves and stronger currents. The sea can also be more polluted in the rainy season and there is a greater risk of jellyfish. 

There are some advantages of travelling in Phuket during the rainy season: Since this is the low season for travel, prices can be a little cheaper and places are less busy. The rainy season is a better time for surfing as the sea is normally much calmer in the dry season. You can also get some of the best sunsets during the rainy season when there is partial cloud cover.

If you know of any other Phuket indoor activities for families please share in the comments.

Finally… Looking for somewhere to eat with your family? Don’t miss our guide on the best restaurants in Phuket with kids.

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