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Destination Langkawi, ON! Part 2: Where School Holidays and Long Weekends Become Epic Adventures

Langkawi offers kid-friendly amenities, menus, and attractions—perfect for a 4-day, 3-night trip during the school holidays.

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Langkawi offers kid-friendly amenities, menus, and attractions—perfect for a 4-day, 3-night trip during the school holidays.

Imagine the excitement as you and your kids pack your bags with sunscreen, swim gear, and boundless anticipation for the journey ahead. Will you opt for the thrilling speed of a magical plane ride, or indulge in the classic road trip experience, complete with occasional pit stops, friendly scuffles, and lively sing-alongs? The choice is yours, each option brimming with its own excitement.

As we inch closer to our island paradise, the anticipation grows, whether we decide to set sail on a ferry or take to the skies. And when we finally step foot in Langkawi, it’s like entering a dreamy playground of endless possibilities! From building towering sandcastles to frolicking in crystal-clear waves, every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold. As the sun sets on our day of non-stop fun, we retreat to our cozy family room, snuggled up with bedtime stories and visions of tomorrow’s escapades dancing in our heads.

Being parents doesn’t stop us from traveling; in fact, we bring our kids on outings during weekends to share the joy together. However, once you have children, travel itineraries change, including destinations, hotels, activities, and budget allocation. Planning starts with choosing the right destination, then considering kid-friendly amenities, kids’ menu offerings, and attractions, as you don’t want to be stuck at the hotel all the time. The idea is to explore what we think our children will enjoy. So, here is what we recommend for every parents planning a trip to Langkawi for 4 days 3 night. 

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Day 1: Check-In

Now that you’ve checked in and settled down, it’s time to start your adventure! With everywhere in Langkawi within a half-hour’s distance, planning your outings is a breeze. If your hotel has a swimming pool, your kids will likely want to jump in or head to the beach right away. Take it easy on your first day, and after sorting out dinner, get ready for an evening at Dream Forest, which opens at 7 PM.

Dream Forest is a magical experience for the whole family. As you enter through the grand theater doors, you’ll be transported into a mystical realm that feels like stepping into a storybook.

In Dream Forest Langkawi, the atmosphere is filled with whimsical lights and enchanting sounds, creating a fairy-tale ambiance. Using advanced multi-sensory technology, the forest brings folklore to life in a captivating way. Nestled at the foot of Gunung Raya mountain, this beautiful sanctuary is part of Langkawi’s lush rainforest.

As you explore deeper into this immersive setting, you’ll be surrounded by stunning tropical views. Special lighting effects, projection mapping, and soundscapes make the experience unforgettable, blending the magic of dreams with the beauty of nature.

The 1.2-kilometer path through the forest reveals new wonders at every turn. Guided by the soothing voice of Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina, you’ll hear stories and folklore brought to life through music and animated projections. Each stop along the way offers a new tale to ignite your family’s imagination.

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Towards the end of your walk, you’ll find a cozy spot among the trees where you can relax by a campfire. Here, you can enjoy roasting marshmallows and sipping on special drinks designed to add a bit of magic to the evening. This tranquil oasis, with its simple pleasures and enchanting atmosphere, promises a delightful end to your first day in Langkawi.

AddressLubuk Semilang, Mukim, Jalan Padang Gaong, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact+0134873277
Websitehttps://dreamforest.com.my/

Day 2: Little Explorers

Kick off your day with a hearty breakfast and then head to Crocodile Adventureland, nestled in the serene Datai Bay area. This unique attraction offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of crocodiles, with over 1,000 “living fossils” of various species and sizes. Wander through lush pathways and discover different species in ponds scattered throughout the park. Don’t miss Tree Topia, an elevated platform providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the majestic Gunung Machinchang—a perfect spot for family photos. Highlights include the thrilling crocodile feeding show and the awe-inspiring Colossal Croc, the largest living crocodile in captivity in Malaysia, measuring 4.68 meters (15.3 feet). Whether you’re a reptile enthusiast or simply curious, Crocodile Adventureland offers a unique, engaging experience for the whole family.

AddressJalan Datai, Mukim Air Hangat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman
ContactTel : 04-959 2559 / 04 – 950 2061
Emailsalesmgr@porosus.com or grpsales@porosus.com
Websitewww.crocodileadventureland.com

Next, prepare for a fun family outing at Langkawi Wildlife Park, where children can unleash their inner explorer while discovering flora and fauna. As the first fully-covered wildlife park in Asia, it’s a haven for animal lovers of all ages, divided into four themed sections, each brimming with unique animals. Step into the aviary and be greeted by over 20 species of Malaysian birds and more than 150 different animal species. Watch in awe as colorful macaws and elegant flamingos roam freely. Get up close and personal with the animals, feed them, and even interact with some. Don’t miss the entertaining feeding shows and the hilarious animal talk show—guaranteed to leave your kids smiling and talking about it for months to come.

After all the excitement, take a well-deserved break at the park’s café, reminiscing about your adventures. And don’t forget to stop by the shopping area for some souvenirs to remember your visit by. The park’s newest attraction features a pair of Fennec Foxes, adorable nocturnal creatures with oversized ears, native to the Sahara Desert. Children will be thrilled to see these rare animals up close, adding an extra touch of magic to your visit.

AddressLot 1485, Jalan Ayer Hangat, Kampung Belanga Pechah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact+604-966 5855
Emailinfo@langkawiwildlifepark.com.my
Opening HoursMonday to Sunday, 8:30AM to 5:30PM (Daily)
Websitehttps://langkawiwildlifepark.com.my/

Healthy and easy lunch can be enjoyed at Scarborough Fish & Chips Tanjung Rhu, because there area varties of kids menu, meanwhile they can also play by the beach. 

After a fun-filled morning at Langkawi Wildlife Park, continue your adventure at Underwater World in Pantai Cenang. This massive aquarium, one of Southeast Asia’s largest, will captivate your kids with over 4,000 aquatic creatures from 500 species.

Your children will love the 15-meter walk-through tunnel, where they can marvel at fish and sea creatures swimming all around them. Highlights include seeing sharks up close, exploring the vibrant Freshwater Fish Section, Seashell Display, Koi Pond, Reptilian Section, and Coral Reef Section.

Underwater World is both fun and educational, with interactive exhibits and thrilling 3D documentaries that make learning about marine life exciting for kids.

After exploring, take a break at Neptune Cafe for some delicious snacks, and visit the souvenir shop for memorable keepsakes.

AddressZon Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
Contact 604 955 6100
Opening HoursMonday to Friday, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm, Friday to Sunday, 9:30am until 10:30 pm 
Websitehttps://www.underwaterworldlangkawi.com

Have the little ones worn themselves out? Let’s take a breather and treat them to the refreshing taste of coconut nectar at Coconut Kingdom! Here, amidst swaying palms and occasional falling coconuts, tropical paradise comes alive.

This enchanting locale isn’t just about delicious treats—it’s a playground for capturing timeless family moments. Perfect for kids running around and exploring, while also being mindful of the occasional coconut!

Admission is RM 10 for adults and RM 6 for children, granting access to picturesque spots and our exclusive menu. Don’t miss out on delights like prawn noodles served in coconut husks—a culinary masterpiece that promises to delight every palate.

Come to Coconut Kingdom and create unforgettable memories with every sip and snapshot! Perhaps time to head back to the hotel for some rest before another adventure unfold for them. 

Address33, Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Ewa, Langkawi, Malaysia, 07000
Contact012-480 6030
Emailcoconutkingdomlangkawi@gmail.com
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/coconutkingdomlangkawi/

Day 3: Splash Out and Stay Splashing All Day!

Kickstart your morning with a delightful breakfast at Co B Diem, a lively café where kids have their own entrance and tons of activities to enjoy. Then, it’s off to Splash Out Langkawi for an epic day filled with watery adventures!

Imagine embarking on a fantastical journey inspired by old explorers and seafarers. Dive into 12 thrilling water attractions—the first of their kind in Langkawi. Brace yourself for non-stop excitement—from Wild Water’s 6ft wave pool to Poseidon’s Revenge’s intergalactic slide, and other thrilling spots like Sprinkle Island and Shipwreck Falls.

After all the water fun, recharge at Food Haven Corner. Discover diverse Asian cuisines at Seafarers Heaven, sip on freshly brewed beverages at East India Coffee & Tea Company, and grab refreshing drinks at Refuel Station. Don’t forget to treat yourselves to ice cream and snacks at Cart & Kiosk!

Wrap up your day exploring unique treasures and toys at the Treasure Store. It’s a day packed with laughter, splashes, and unforgettable memories at Splash Out Langkawi!

Address79, Persiaran Mutiara 2, Pusat Perdagangan Kelana Mas, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact604 9611 520
Emailenquiry@splashoutlangkawi.com
Opening HoursOpen 11:00 am to 7 pm, Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesday
Websitehttps://splashoutlangkawi.com/

Before heading back to the hotel, hop over to MAHA Tower for a refreshing juice and some cakes at HeeHee Café! Let the kids rest and for dinner, head out to Pantai Cenang for Pasar Malam and enjoy a beachside picnic under the starlit sky.

DAY 4 : Save the best for last, Oriental Village and Attractions: Fun for the Whole Family!

Last Day in Langkawi? Save the Best for Last!
Make your final day in Langkawi unforgettable with a visit to Oriental Village. Nestled at the base of Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park, this vibrant spot on Langkawi’s west coast is perfect for family fun. Just a 45-minute drive from Kuah Jetty or 20 minutes from Langkawi International Airport, it’s your gateway to adventure. They open at 9:30 AM, so start your day bright and early!

SkyCab Adventure
Hop on the SkyCab and soar to the top of Gunung Machinchang! This thrilling 2.2 km ride offers stunning views, perfect for snapping those Instagram-worthy shots. Safe and exciting, the SkyCab is a must-do. You can’t say you’ve been to Langkawi if you haven’t stood atop Gunung Machinchang.

Eagle’s Nest SkyWalk
Get off at the SkyCab’s middle station and step onto the Eagle’s Nest SkyWalk. At 650 meters above sea level, this glass platform lets you see Langkawi’s beautiful islands like never before.

SkyDome
While waiting for your SkyCab ride, enjoy the SkyDome. Its 360-degree 3D projections will take you on an amazing visual journey. Best part? It’s included with your SkyCab ticket!

SkyGlide
SkyGlide makes it easy to reach the SkyBridge. This glass-paneled cabin offers breathtaking views and a quick, convenient trip for everyone.

SkyBridge
Walk across one of the world’s longest curved suspension bridges! The SkyBridge offers spectacular views and an exciting adventure. Don’t forget to buy your return ticket for a smooth trip back.

AddressPanorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, MALAYSIA
Contact604-9612000
Opening Hours 9.30am – 6pm
Website https://panoramalangkawi.com/skycab/

SkyRex
Experience the thrill of SkyRex with its 3D projections and 4D effects. This ride, included with your SkyCab ticket, promises heart-pounding excitement and fun.

6D Cinemotion
Dive into a cinematic adventure with 6D Cinemotion. Feel the action with 3D visuals and 5D sensory effects. Showtimes run every 15 minutes, so you can easily fit it into your day.

Langkawi Iconic Places

3D Art Langkawi
Step into the world of 3D Art Langkawi at Oriental Village. This huge gallery features over 100 interactive paintings where you become part of the art. Explore nine different zones filled with fun and fantasy.

Machinchang Petland Langkawi (MPL)
Kids will love Machinchang Petland! Meet over 81 species of friendly and exotic animals. Pet and feed miniature donkeys, emus, and more. It’s a wonderful way to learn about animals up close.

Shop and Relax
With over 95 shops and kiosks, you can find everything from souvenirs to trendy clothes. Enjoy delicious food and relax with amenities like prayer rooms, ATMs, and currency exchange services.

Bring your family, pack your camera, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure at Oriental Village! Make your last day in Langkawi the best one yet with memories that will last a lifetime.

Last day in Langkawi but the best of part of the trip, reason is that it will stay as the most memorable, you can’t say you’ve been to Langkawi if you have not been on top of Gunung Macinchang. They open at 9.30am. 

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