With the school holiday season in full swing, there's no better time to plan a family trip to Sabah! Sabah is a popular destination for families during the school holidays, and for a good reason. The state has plenty of kid-friendly activities that will keep your little ones entertained and happy.
From learning about the local culture to exploring the natural wonders of Sabah, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy. In this blog, we've compiled six interesting activities to do with kids in Sabah. So, whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a long vacation, keep reading to discover some of the top family-friendly activities in Sabah!
1. Desa Dairy Farm, Kundasang
Desa Dairy Farm is an excellent family-friendly destination that offers kids a fun, educational and interactive experience. The Desa Dairy Farm is home to various farm animals such as cows and goats. Children will be fascinated to see how the cows are milked and the whole process of how milk is produced.
The children also have the opportunity to feed the animals, which is an excellent experience. Feeding the goats and cows is a fun and interactive way to get up close with these gentle creatures. Book a Leisure Family Tour that includes a trip to Desa Dairy Farm!
2. Poring Hot Springs and Canopy Walk, Ranau
Poring Hot Springs and Canopy Walk is an excellent family-friendly destination that offers a unique blend of relaxation and adventure. Poring Hot Springs offers a relaxing and therapeutic experience for families. The natural hot springs are believed to have healing properties that can soothe aching muscles and relieve stress. Kids will love splashing around in the warm waters and exploring the different pools.
After relaxing in the water, parents can bring their kids for a thrilling canopy walk that allows visitors to walk on suspended bridges high above the treetops. The walk is safe and suitable for kids, offering a unique perspective of the lush rainforest. Kids will love the excitement of walking on the bridges and seeing wildlife from a different angle. The beautiful natural setting and peaceful atmosphere make it a perfect place for families to unwind and create lasting memories. Book a Kinabalu Park and Poring Canopy Walk Tour now!
3. Beautiful Islands Hopping
Sabah's islands boast some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia. The islands are easily accessible by boat, and visitors can enjoy island hopping tours to explore different islands. Kids will enjoy the adventure of travelling by boat and discovering new places. The crystal clear waters and soft white sand are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and sunbathing. Kids will love playing in the sand and building sandcastles while parents relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Besides that, the children can also give sea-walking an attempt! It is a unique and thrilling experience that allows visitors to walk on the seabed while wearing a special helmet that provides air supply. It is a fun and safe way to explore the underwater world without knowing how to swim. Kids will love the excitement of walking on the seabed and the opportunity to see marine life up close. Book a Beautiful Twin Island Hopping today!
4. Mari-Mari Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu
Mari-Mari Cultural Village is a fantastic destination for families with kids who want to immerse themselves in the rich and diverse culture of Sabah, Malaysia. For example, kids can experience traditional blow-pipe shooting, a favorite activity among Sabah's indigenous people. Trained staff will guide the kids on how to handle the blowpipe and hit the target. This activity will provide a unique experience for kids to learn about the hunting practices of Sabah's indigenous tribes.
The kids can also experience the traditional food cooking procedures and tasting in the cultural village, which can be a great educational and immersive experience for them to learn about the culinary practices of an indigenous tribe by observing the traditional cooking methods and ingredients. Moreover, tasting the authentic cuisine can give them a glimpse into the unique flavors and textures of various regional dishes, which can broaden their horizons and spark their curiosity about different cuisines from around the world.
Next, visitors and kids can also ask the skilled artisans in the cultural village to create a temporary tattoo of their favorite figure on their skin. This activity is perfect for kids who are fascinated by body art but not ready for a permanent tattoo. Overall, Mari-Mari Cultural Village offers an interactive experience for kids to learn about Sabah's indigenous tribes. Kids will be amazed by the different cultural practices, beliefs, and customs that are still being observed by the local people. Book a visit to the Mari-Mari Cultural Village today!
5. Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Danum Valley
Borneo Rainforest Lodge in Danum Valley is a stunning eco-lodge located in the heart of the Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah, Malaysia. It is a perfect family-friendly destination for adventurous families with older children, as it offers a unique blend of adventure and relaxation in a stunning natural and wildlife setting.
When visiting Borneo Rainforest Lodge with your children, you can enjoy guided wildlife spotting tours to observe different animal species. Your children will love the excitement of seeing animals in their natural habitat and learning about their behaviors and habitats.
The Canopy Walk is another thrilling adventure that allows visitors to walk high above the treetops, offering a unique perspective of the lush rainforest. Children will love the excitement of walking on the bridges and the opportunity to see wildlife from a different angle. Additionally, river cruising is a fun and exciting activity that they will enjoy as they float down the river and take in the beautiful scenery along the way. Book yourself and your family a 3D2N rejuvenating nature gateaway to Borneo Rainforest Lodge!
6. North Borneo Cruises
North Borneo Cruise is a fantastic family-friendly destination that offers an unforgettable experience for kids and adults alike. Sunset watching is one of the most popular activities that you may enjoy on North Borneo Cruises.
Parents can enjoy a relaxing evening onboard the luxurious cruise ship, take in the stunning views of the sunset over the South China Sea, and enjoy a delicious international buffet dinner together with the little ones.
North Borneo Cruises also provide birthday celebration services that will make your kid's special day even more memorable. The crew will sing a birthday song and provide a birthday cake for your child onboard the cruise ship. Treat yourself and your family to the North Borneo Sunset Dinner Cruises today!
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