Children get bored on a rainy day… Not in Phuket!

By Su

With the dry season taking a bit longer to kick in this year, going with you kids to the beach isn’t always the best option on a rainy day in Phuket. Luckily, Phuket offers a number of indoor activities which are a great alternative to spending the whole day watching cartoons on the TV.

The Kids Club

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Phuket Kids Club. Photo: wherethailand.com

Located in the beach town of Patong, the Kids Club is the biggest indoor playground in Phuket. Taking a whole floor of Patong Promenade (opposite of Jungceylon shopping mall), the Kids Club is 800 sqm of slides, swings, ball firing guns and much, much more. The club also offers cup cake making workshops, birthday parties and baby sitter service that give parents a chance to relax with a cup of coffee or hit the nearby shopping venues.

Trickeye museum

For a few hours of quality indoors family fun in Phuket Town head for the Trickeye museum, located in a building that once hosted the Pearl Cinema. Take off you shoes, switch on your camera and dive right into the world of 3D illusions. Over 100 paintings that your kids can interact with, offer countless photo opportunities and are set to keep your children entertained for as long as the torrential rain lasts outside.

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Upsidedown House. Photo: phuketindex.com

The Upsidedown House

Here’s another tick on the eyes, it not only looks like house that was build upside down, it is a house that was build upside down! And not only outside but also inside the rooms, where all the furniture and interior design elements seem to defy gravity. Just like the Trickeye museum, Baan Teelanka presents dozens of photo opportunities and heaps of fun for the kids. If you visit on a sunny day, your children can also explore the natural maze in the back garden. The Upsidedow house is located on the By-Pass Road.

Tin Mine Museum

Before Phuket became a world famous tourist destination it was the tin mining industry that ruled the island. Unfortunately, reading history books isn’t exactly everybody’s idea of fun. Instead, take you children to the Tin Mining Museum in Kathu, a few kilometers down the road form the British International School, and both you and them might find exploring Phuket’s past a fun and educational activity. The museum is full of live size figures of Tim Mine workers, a reconstruction of old Phuket Town street as well as a lot of information on Phuket’s geology, inclusive of a number of rocks for children to take a closer look at.

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Photo:bluewaterphuket.com

Phuket Aquarium

Established in 1983 and located in the far south of the island, in Cape Panwa, Phuket Aquarium is a great place to visit on a rainy day if you still want to get up close with nature. For adults, it’s diving that offers the best opportunity to explore the underwater world but younger children are better off in the aquarium. The fish of all amazing shapes and colors, a underwater tunnel and even some injured sea turtles recovering in large tanks, all this is more than enough to keep you children happy on a rainy day while learning a bit about marine life.

 

 

 

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