Kid-Friendly Things to Do on Rainy Days in Phuket

Rainy season is fast approaching here in Phuket, or at least I am hoping so. The crazy, hot heat is even too much for me! I dream of more rain. Yep, you read that right, I am ready for cooler weather. In my defense, this is the hottest time of the year on the island and I think everyone here is slowly sweating into human-size puddles. I am not looking for a huge snowfall, I just want it a little bit cooler. As I wish for the weather to cool, I figured writing about kid-friendly things to do on Phuket on rainy days would keep me patient while I wait for them to start happening.

There are quite a few fun things that we have found to do on Phuket when the weather makes it uncomfortable to be outdoors. These places are wonderful for wearing your child(ren) out and staving off the stir-craziness that could happen if you are stuck in a hotel room (or home) together ALL DAY.  I hope these help you as much as they have helped and entertained us.

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  1. Phuket AquariumThis is my go to place for a rainy day with Z. It is not a huge aquarium, but cool and a great learning opportunity for you and your kids. If the rain lets up, there is a little nature walk along the beach that leads to a sea turtle recovery center that is a great way to show kids how not taking care of the earth can affect sea creatures. And even better, it’s fairly priced at 100 baht adults, and 50 baht per child (locals get in half-price). Hours: Open every day from 8 am – 6 pm Location: 51 Sakdidet.,Wichit, Mueang, Phuket 83000 Website: http://phuketaquarium.org/en/ Admission: 100 baht adult, 50 baht child
  2. Kids ClubThis indoor play area in Patong filled with climbing tubes, slides, trampolines, and helpful nannies is a great place to spend an afternoon, or even a full day! There is a café that offers delicious baked goods, coffees, homemade ice-cream, sandwiches, and pasta. If you parents want to do some solo shopping, the nannies are able to watch your children for a period of time as well (I have never done this, but it could be a good opportunity to grab a drink or do some souvenir shopping). Hours: 10am to 9pm – seven days a week Location: Patong Promenade, 2nd Floor 70/1 Bangla Rd., Patong Kathu, Phuket 83150 THAILAND Admission: 200-350 baht per child per day Website: http://www.thekidsclubphuket.com
  3. KidzoonaThis is the other option for an indoor play area located in Patong. Housed in Junceylon Mall, this is a great place to let your child try out different career paths at the their “Paper Village”, play on bouncy castles, bouncy slides, and a huge ball pit with jungle gym. There needs to be at least one parent in with the child and the last few times we were there was little a/c so make sure to dress in cool clothing (not that you would ever wear winter clothing here anyways). Hours: 11 am- 9 pm Location: Rat-u-thit 200 Pee Road, Tabol Patong, Amphur Kratu, Phuket 83150 Thailand Admission: 60-90 baht adult, 150-360 baht per child Website: http://www.aeonfantasy.co.th/index.php/kidzooona
  4. Go to the Mall:   There are two malls that are easily available to tourists and locals alike, Central Festival Mall in Phuket City and Junceylon in Patong. I prefer Central Festival as it is closer to my house and a little less touristy and busy than Jngeceylon. Regardless either one of them are great places to let your little ones run around a little bit, have a good meal, and do some shopping when it’s yucky outside.  Both malls offer tourist privilege cards so make sure to check with the information counter at either establishment for discounts.  Central Festival Mall Hours: 10:30am-10:00 pm Location: 74-75 Wichitsongkran Road, Phuket City, 83000 Thailand Website: http://www.centralfestivalphuket.com   Jungceylon Mall Hours: Every day 11 am – ? (website doesn’t have a closing time) Location: Website: www.jungceylon.com/
  5. Museums Galore:  I admit I have not had a chance to check out the numerous museums in the area, but they are on the short list for us to start checking out. If you are interested in museums, check out The Phuket Mining Museum, Phuket Trick Eye Museum, Thai Hua Museum, The Phuket Seashell Museum, and if you are really into postal stuff, the Phuket Philatelic Museum.
  6. Go to a movie:Depending on the age of your child, there is often a movie that you could see. There are a range of different types of seats (including first class seats that are sofas!) and all the prices are pretty fair (in comparison to the prices in America). Often times movies will open in Asia first, so you may get the chance to see a movie before it premiers in America! There are numerous movie theaters around the island, so I would suggest just googling “movies in Phuket” and finding the one nearest you.

My hope is that your time in Phuket is filled with sunny days and outdoor fun, but if it rains I hope this list helps you keep your family happy on this amazing island!


Now it’s your turn! Which would you chose to do if it was rainy in Phuket? What do you do for fun when it rains where you live? Leave a comment and join in the conversation!

  20 comments for “Kid-Friendly Things to Do on Rainy Days in Phuket

  1. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    May 9, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Kids Club sounds like a lot of fun! And Kidzoona. And I always love to go see a movie (even though we never do go). Hope it drops a few degrees for you soon! When it rains here…hmmm. Boring. We stay inside and do a good day’s worth of school. They hate rain!

    • andthreetogo
      May 9, 2015 at 6:34 am

      I don’t mind the rain if it’s hot rain… But cold rain… Brrrrrr… Yuck! I sometimes do miss the opportunity to stay inside and hang out around a fire place though. 🙂

  2. Valerie
    May 9, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    The Kids Club sounds great!! I’d be sure to take them to that. 🙂
    We generally kit the libraries on rainy days or go to a museum.

    • andthreetogo
      May 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      I miss the library sooooo much! Back home we used to go at least two times a week. It was within walking distance to our house and we would go to story time for z and such. 🙂

  3. Valerie
    May 9, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Btw, this is an awesome list of resources for visitors AND locals!! Well done!

    • andthreetogo
      May 9, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks so much Valerie! 🙂

  4. Much to be thankful for!
    May 10, 2015 at 7:32 am

    WHAT! A Postal Museum? hahahah, guess where we are going! Love your list. I think they are great thought starters for any location. I love how good you are about getting out and about!

    • andthreetogo
      May 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      I know… I have been planning on taking you there since I saw it! I am so excited for your visit 😉

  5. mamabyfire
    May 10, 2015 at 8:02 am

    This is such a great list! They all sound like so much fun! I would love to find a theater here with First Class seats-that would be so nice!

    • andthreetogo
      May 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks Taryn! The first class seats also include wine, deserts and snacks. 😉 they should totally have them in America I think

  6. Lani
    May 10, 2015 at 11:38 am

    It’s been blistering up North. But we’ve had massive storms for 2 nights in a row! Wooohoooo.

    Good stuff and good ideas. Will share 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      May 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Woohoo! I love how the rain refreshes the air and cools it a bit. I never thought the heat would be too much for me, but my god it is right now. 🙂

  7. freebutfun
    May 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    My kids would love the aquarium! And quite like places that aren’t too big, then leaving happens naturally instead of having to interrupt something 🙂

    PS Jen, just want to let you know that I do read and enjoy your blog as much as I used to :). I don’t comment as often as there is something weird in the connection from my phone: it doesn’t let me comment. I can like and there is the field for commenting but I can’t post the comment. And this problem (as far as I noticed) seems to only appear from my phone to your blog, wonder if anyone else has had the problem? Anyway, you know how it is when you read something, and you have something to say but can’t, and then you think you’ll get back to it but you never do…? In short: just keep the posts coming!

    • andthreetogo
      May 10, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks so much! I totally know what you are talking about… I have had that happen with a few other blogs recently…maybe I will change my comments plug in and see if that helps. 🙂 thanks so much for letting me know and for the kind words! Xoxoxo

  8. tim (@timinphuket)
    May 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Hello – here are some of the places you mentioned that I have visited with my family

    Phuket Trick Eye Museum – http://timinphuket-thingstodo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/phuket-trickeye-museum.html
    Thai Hua Museum – http://timinphuket-thingstodo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/the-phuket-thai-hua-museum.html
    Phuket Philatelic Museum – http://timinphuket-thingstodo.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/phuket-philatelic-museum.html

    There are a great many more here – http://timinphuket-thingstodo.blogspot.co.uk/

    timinphuket

    • andthreetogo
      May 12, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks Tim! I plan on checking these out ASAP 🙂

  9. Sha
    May 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Am totally with you on the heat. I wake up sweaty every morning and I hang out where the fan is mostly pointing at. My house has no A/C but the heat and humidity sometimes tempts me into getting one! I’m looking forward to the cool weather too..haha..:)

    • andthreetogo
      May 12, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      No a/c?! How do you do it? We have a/c going non-stop. We found out with the a/c we have it is cheaper than running all our fans. Try to stay cool! :-/

      • Sha
        May 12, 2015 at 9:56 pm

        Hahaha…it’s expensive to have the a/c running all day here…and I’ve never had any a/c in the house but we have lots of fans going on in the house, not of much help when it gets really humid but you just used to it I suppose…although sometimes…sometimes…the humidity just tempts me into getting one..haha.. but oh well, plenty of malls with a/c here instead…

        • andthreetogo
          May 13, 2015 at 7:37 am

          That is very true. 🙂

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