Langkawi situated at Northwestern Malaysia which is adjacent to the Thai border, and a part of the state of Kedah, Malaysia. The name of Langkawi is from Malay: Langkawi Permata Kedah means the Jewel of Kedah. Langkawi is covered around by turquoise sea full of many green hills and the picturesque rice fields. All of this is enough to make Langkawi become a perfect paradise for tourists who is really like fresh air from nature’s mother. If your next trip with family is going to Langkawi, this is a good choice for kids since they will have a chance to experience many exciting things and explore how the beauty of nature on this island.
Searching for some information about climate in Langkawi for the best time to visit is the first thing that you should prepare for your trip. The weather in Langkawi is quite simple with only 2 seasons: dry and rainy season. This district has the most stable climates among all of Malaysia’s islands, so storms or rough seas are not the ones that make you worry. However, for the best time of visiting Langkawi, your family should plan to travel from January to March which is the period in the dry season with plenty of tourists come in at this time. Besides that, from October to December also suitable for traveling although sometimes still have some short rain but the weather is quite comfortable after rain. Well, let start planning for your trip with kids to Langkawi with some things to do here!
1. Langkawi Wildlife Park
First of all, let talk about the nature of Langkawi with so many wildlife animals are living at Langkawi Wildlife Park in their habitat and had good take care. This place is not a normal zoo where the animals are lock inside the cage, your kids can see them live in their habitat with Malaysia’s unique flora and fauna around the park. With its lush vegetation and more than 150 different animal species inside, this is a must-visit for all animal lovers and nature buffs!
2. Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi
Another wildlife park that you could not miss out is Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, where your kids can witness over one thousand crocodiles in their natural habitat as you walk around the farm. Other than that, Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi also has some programs for young audiences to learn and see how the trainers take care of crocodiles here by interacting with these fearsome creatures during the shows.
3. Langkawi Underwater World
If discovering the wildlife on land is not enough for your kids, you can bring them to explore underwater world life at Langkawi Underwater World. Adding on your knowledge, education, and entertainment with your kids since the park is a must-visit for all nature lovers. The park has over 4,000 different aquatic species with facilities like the Seashell Display, the Koi Pond, and a new building which features the Tropical Rainforest, Temperate and Sub-Antarctic Ecosystems. This place was created not only for kids but also parent can join in to prepare for some answers that you could explain to your kids.
4. Skybridge and Skycab Cable Car
When we talking about Langkawi’s famous attractions, most people always think about the Skybridge that is a 125 meter-long curved pedestrian bridge that offers an exhilarating (and sometimes terrifying) view of the verdant Gunung Mat Cincang, Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, and several islets surrounding Langkawi. You should visit this place at least one time to marvel at the mountainous nature and let your kids admire how huge natural mother is in Langkawi. On the other hand, you should experience Langkawi Skycab Cable Car – the highest cable car ride in all of Malaysia to go up the height of 708m above sea level to catch views of the entire archipelago and Southern Thailand. On the top at the station, you have many things that can do with your kids over there such as SkyTrail, 3D Art Langkawi, SkyRex, and SkyDome – access is included in the ticket!
5. Langkawi Zipline Adventure
Its time for some adventure taking with the thrilling game in the middle of the jungle. Are you ready for that? You definitely may remember about the youth with some challenges that you had taken, let rewind this in this time in Langkawi with your kids if they really dare to try. Riding the Zipline in the middle of the rainforest and marvel how magnificent nature in a unique way with your family. They have 3 packages that you really can try, and this adventure is suitable for kids from 5 years old above. So, you are really can do it with your kids without worry. All the needed gear will be provided for you and they also have the assistant that can speak English to help you too.
6. ATV Adventure
Another adventure that you also can join in with kids is riding ATV through the downtown or the busy streets. This is not only riding ATV, but you also can enjoy the stunning view on the way with Lubuk Semilang Waterfall and many tropical trees as you navigate the narrow trails along the way or visiting a Malaysian village in the mountains. The kids from 6 years old above can join in this experience with their parents. Therefore, why not bring your kids together to explore the scenic surroundings at your own pace as you take your personal off-road vehicle to the vegetable farm and rubber plantation.
7. Langkawi Parasailing Sensation
It is really omission when you are traveling to Langkawi but haven’t passed by the sea to relax and enjoy the sun with your kids. If you are at the beach, you can try some thrilling activities here. Some water activities may not suitable for your kids, you can consider parasailing since this adventure allows children from 8 years old and a maximum of 3 people as group size with Triple Flyer package, which means that your family can go together at one time. Therefore, don’t think that some adventure games only for adults, kids also can participate and they may braver than you when playing this. Just give them a chance to try!
8. Upside Down House Gallery
After trying some adventure games, your kids may need some fun and you want to relax too. Upside Down House Gallery may be the next destination for your family. It’s time to take many photos for your family album! Saving the wonderful moments with your kids when your family explores the music room, bedrooms, and even a garage with an upsidedown vintage car! Preparing your camera and snap Instagram-worthy photos in each room. Finally, head out to the rooftop area and enjoy an uninterrupted view of Langkawi’s vast farmlands.
9. Boat Tour
Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea of the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. When you are in Langkawi, you should make a trip to some of the most popular islands around Langkawi such as Pulau Dayang Bunting, the second largest island in Langkawi’s cluster of 99 islands. In addition, your family could not miss out on the island’s famous lake – lake of the Pregnant Maiden), because the shape of this island looks like the shape of pregnant women. The kids also can join in to go for a swim, take part in paddleboarding or choose to relax at a natural catfish spa. This trip also has food on the boat and you don’t need to worry to prepare foods for your kids, you only need to prepare your camera to take as much as the picturesque view that you could on the trip.
10. Sunset Dinner Cruise
If you really need another experience more luxury with your loved ones, you also can book a luxurious sunset dinner cruise. The fee for the cruise is quite higher than the boat (absolutely) but you will have the best experience, not like other tours since you can see the gorgeous sights of your surroundings as you lounge on a spacious yacht that creates an intimate environment for your family to enjoy. The cruise will pass by the iconic Eagle Statue at the sunset, also prepare a delicious BBQ feast that includes a salad bar that serves salads from all over the world!
Depend on your budget, there are many things to do with your kids and family in Langkawi. You just need to check and choose some of the activities that could be suitable for your kids to enjoy the vacation with them. Only two things that you should note enjoy the Skybridge and the wildlife park with your kids since this attracts many children year over year.