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Patong for Kids - Stage Shows, Surfing, and Mazes

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Patong offers plenty to keep all the family happy, including idyllic beaches which are safe and fun, water parks and kids’ clubs, and shows to entrance all ages. There's a world of optical illusions, and mazes to get lost in. And most Thais love children, so you’ll find families are warmly welcomed almost everywhere.

Beaches for the family

 

Patong beach is one of Phuket's most lively bays, but it can get crowded, so you might want to venture north to Kamala Beach or south to the more kid-friendly beaches at Karon and Kata.

 

Kata Beach

 

Palm-fringed Kata Beach is a family favorite, with clear shallow water and rock pools that make for safe swimming and fun snorkeling. Kata also has plenty of family-friendly eating spots.

 

 

 

Dino Park Mini Golf & Restaurant

 

After you and the kids have mastered the miniature golf course among the dinosaurs, you can all refuel with burgers in the primeval jungle bar.

 

Dino Park Mini Golf, Patak Soi 10, Karon, Phuket 83150. Dino Park Mini Golf & Restaurant website

Kids Club Phuket

 

Kids Club Phuket offers climbing walls, swings and slides, overhead tunnels, a padded trampoline room, and a flying fox. Packages with magicians and clowns are available, and you can also take advantage of childcare to give yourself some downtime from the kids.

 

Kids Club Phuket

 

Day passes include ins and outs, so you can head out for a bite. There's also a café and a parents' lounge, and air conditioning makes it a good spot to escape the heat.

 

Patong Promenade, 2nd Floor 70/1 Bangla Rd., Patong Kathu, Phuket 83150. Tel: +66 76 341 310

 

Kids Club Phuket website

 

Dinner and a show

 

The island of Phuket offers plenty of spectacular stage shows, and FantaSea is one of the best for children. The whole family will be wowed by trapeze artists, performing elephants, and a storyline blending fantasy with the exotic.

 

FantaSea

 

FantaSea includes other intriguing settings to explore, such as the "Theatrical Safari" where you'll meet mythical animals. You can make an evening of it with dinner in the 4,000-seat banquet hall, with a Thai and Western buffet for all ages.

 

99 Moo 3 Kamala Kathu, Phuket 83150. Tel: +66 76 385 111

 

FantaSea website

 

Splash out at a water park

 

Patong's sun-drenched setting lends itself ideally to all-day aquatic play. At Surf House Phuket, youngsters can learn to surf in the wave pool right on Kata Beach. Splash Jungle Park is packed with slides and wave pool fun.

 

Splash Jungle Water Park

 

Splash Jungle has a play pool with a lifeguard to keep youngsters safe, and lots of high-octane tube rides.

 

65 Moo 4 Mai Khao Soi 4, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket 83110. Tel: +66 76 372 111

 

Splash Jungle Water Park website

 

Surf House Phuket

 

Whatever the weather, the "Double FlowRider" has perfect waves for surfing, bodyboarding, and wakeboarding. Surf House's restaurant does burgers and Thai dishes.

 

4 Pakbang Road, Karon, Muang, Phuket 83100. Tel: +66 8197 97737

 

Surf House Phuket website

 

Puzzles and illusions

 

On top of sun, sand, and sea, Patong also offers places to test your mind and body. At Baan Teelanka, you solve riddles to escape the "Chamber of Secrets" puzzle. At Trickeye museum, 3-D images will bend your sense of perception and offer endless opportunities for fun family photos.

 

Baan Teelanka

 

After playing in rooms where everything is upside down, youngsters can test their memory and sense of direction as they negotiate the 1,000-square-meter garden maze.

 

51/11 Moo 5, Bypass Road, Mueang District, Phuket 83000. Tel: +66 7637 6245

 

Baan Teelanka website

 

Phuket Trickeye Museum

 

Trickeye has around 100 trompe-l’oeil ("deceive the eye") paintings that immerse you in fantasy situations ranging from dangling from a rope ladder to being chased by a hungry crocodile.

 

130/1 Phang Nga Road, Talad Yai, Mueang District, Phuket 83000. Tel: +66 7621 2806

 

Phuket Trickeye Museum website