Answer: Dear Clare, thank you for your question. There are more and more opportunities to be out and about with children on Phuket. Here are a few suggestions to get you and your toddler started:
Central Festival has a Gymboree centre (gymboree.co.th) in the basement. Very well organised and excellent activities for young children.
FunStart (funstartphuket.com) have a play centre in the Kathu area. There is a café, pool and a fantastic ball enclosure ideal for toddlers.
Phuket Chicky Net (chickynet.com) is a site for women on Phuket. They have groups, forums and there is a Phuket mum’s group where you can meet other mums and join playgroups.
The British International School, Phuket (bisphuket.ac.th) hold a toddler Stay and Play group Thursday mornings which is open to the all the Phuket Community.
One of the newer venues to come to Phuket is the Kids Club in Patong (thek idsclubphuket.com) which boasts an enormous ball park and holds events and activities.
Hope this helps get you started, Donna
What to do in summer?
More and more people are opting to stay on Phuket and enjoy the green season. There is more to do on Phuket in the green season: surfing, sailing, painting, football, dance and drama.
Phuket for Kids calendar will be a single portal where parents can view all the events and activities happening on Phuket during the July and August holiday period.
If you would like to check out the events or even add your event to the calendar simply go online to phuketforkids.com.
You will be surprised at just how much is going on in Phuket over the summer season!