Families traveling with kids always want to know if the kids will have as much fun as the adults and especially if there are safe things to do no matter where they go. Traveling halfway around the world to Thailand can be a fun and educational experience for everyone involved if you choose your destinations wisely.
1. Play Areas in Family Hotels
While there are some cities in which you probably wouldn’t want to bring along the entire family, Phuket Island is a perfect location. You can easily find a family hotel in Phuket that goes beyond catering to tourists; they go above and beyond to make this a memorable stay for the kids. Check out the Holiday Inn Resort in Phuket with its very own Kids’ Club complete with family pools, Xbox 360 and kid-minders so that parents can enjoy some adult R&R.
2. Water Theme Parks and Aquariums
For kids between the ages of four and eight, there is the Aquarium at Cape Panwa where they can see exotic deep-sea creatures up close and very personal. Not only is it fun but it’s educational as well. Then for those a bit older, there is the Splash Jungle Water Park located near the airport at Mai Khao Beach. This is ideally suited for eight to 12-year-olds.
3. Trickeye Museum
Whether you are looking for a great backdrop for family photos or a fun place to view some 3-D art, this is the place to take the entire family for a bit of visual exploration. It’s called “Trickeye” because the 3-D artistry and sculptures are often set to place you in a surrealistic situation. It’s fun and again, the opportunities to capture some natural awe on the kids’ faces are second to none. (Don’t forget to bring along plenty of memory so you don’t need to sacrifice a single shot!)
4. Mini Golf for the Entire Family
There are actually two really fun places to play a bit of mini golf. For the younger kids between four and eight, here is the Mini Golf at Dino Park, which is situated under a sculpted volcano with dinosaurs lining the way. Then there is the larger Phuket Adventure Mini Golf where the entire family can play a realistic, if not small in size, 18 hold game. This is located at Bangtao.
5. Nai Harn Lake Paddle Boat Rides
While a parent would need to accompany the kids on this one, it truly is an awesome way to get out on the water. With spectacular scenery all around and little interference from the digital world, it’s a remarkable way to connect with kids.
These are just five of the amazing things to do on a family vacation in Phuket, but enough of a taste to let you see just what a great vacation you can have with the kids. It’s a once in a lifetime chance to see the world while spending time doing what you enjoy most – having fun with the kids, and that’s what families are all about.