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What to Do in Phuket When it Rains

Rainy Day Activities
by Jacob Martin,
8 October 2020

Phuket Trickeye Museum

Man poses with King Kong in background

Phuket Trickeye Museum | Credit: Tourpirate

Phuket Trickeye Museum is an interactive museum that is undoubtedly an excellent place for some rainy day fun. Visitors are encouraged to interact creatively with giant three-dimensional paintings for some surreal ‘Instagram’ photographs. Escape from a bull elephant, fight with Mike Tyson in a world championship boxing match, escape a giant crocodile, walk a terrifying bridge above cloud level and ride or a colourful flying carpet. There are some great adventures to be had with a little imagination and some ingenious facial expressions. 

The Upside-Down House

Upside down house in Phuket

Baan Teelanka, Phuket | Credit: The Upside Down House Phuket on Hotels2thailand

Baan Teelanka means The Upside-Down House in Thai. This extraordinary house challenges the senses of each visitor and offers plenty of opportunities for some topsy-turvy photographs. Everything really is upside-down. Families can wander through the kitchen, bedroom and living room and feel brain-warped. Beds, tables, chairs and cooking implements hang seemingly precariously from the ceiling. Snap some photographs and turn your camera upside-down and realise that ‘you’ are on the ceiling! Cars and tuk-tuks are also the wrong way up. A vast and bewildering maze is in the gardens. Adults and children have to find their way from the entrance to the exit. Be prepared to be very lost!

Phuket Ice Arena

Kids ice skating

We offer the ultimate ice skating experience for all the family in Phuket | Credit: Icearenaphuket.com

An unexpected anomaly on the island of Phuket is the Ice Arena. The ice rink is open each day and is available for hourly skates or for those seeking to learn the basics or have private tuition for figure or ice skating skills. It’s a chilly activity and is therefore fantastic respite from the sun or to escape the rain in the green season. All of the equipment, including a training penguin, are available for hire. Learning how to skate is enormous fun, but for those who are unsteady on their feet, there is a Thai and international restaurant on the upper floor.

Rebel Rock Climbing

Indoor rock climbing

BOULDER ROOF AND TRAINING ZONE | Credit: Rebelrockclimbing.com

Rebel Rock Climbing is a vast 700 sqm undercover compilation of walls that are suitable for beginners and experts; children and adults alike. Covering three-storeys, climbers can practise bouldering skills and traverse the top-rope wall, boulder cave and top-out boulder wall. Various courses cover the basic understanding of rock climbing, where students can learn all about safety, knots, belay, climbing equipment and techniques for top-rope climbing. The friendly staff are always on-hand to help climbers with the best routes and skills.

Dino Park Mini Golf

Boy putting beside a stegosaurusDino Park Mini Golf in Phuket | Credit: Hotels.com

Every kid loves dinosaurs, so why not take them to play mini-golf in the primaeval lush jungle from the Jurassic era. Play 18 holes of golf in the shadows of giant beasts Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus, Eichynosuarus, Deinonysaurus and Euoplocephalus. A gigantic volcano discharges smoke and erupting noises in the background. Various obstacles make the game more challenging and include water, dinosaur poop and worrying piles of bones. Enjoy iced drinks and dino-free burgers in the ‘Dino Bar Cave Garden’ after the game and celebrate living to tell the tale. Whilst strictly not inside, the atmosphere is most excellent in the rain!