Krabi Province is slowly but surely gaining ground on the list of the most visited destinations in southern Thailand. With 154 islets and islands, stunning inland scenery, and a development that, so far, has respected the traditional way of life of this rural region, it has all the assets to please foreign vacationers and their children looking for a genuine natural destination for their holiday.
Our list of the 10 things to do in Krabi with kids presents a wide range of activities to enjoy with the whole family. Please note that a few of the activities below require the children to be at least 120cm tall or older than 10 years old, but the rest are even suitable for infants.
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There is no better place than Krabi to go island hopping in Thailand. You and your children could enjoy a very exciting day at sea, visiting Koh Poda, Koh Hong, Koh Kai, or other renowned islands lying a short distance from the Krabi coast. You could join an organised tour – Krabi 4-Islands is the most famous of them – or simply hire a long-tail boat and make your own itinerary for the day. You and your children will enjoy the excitement that ancient explorers felt while accosting a new territory. Sunbathing, snorkelling, and exploring are the three main activities that you could enjoy on an island hopping day out in Krabi. Read More...
Krabi Fun ParkBaan Laem Pho
Krabi Fun Park allows its guests to discover the rainforest from its canopy, by sliding on zip-lines from tree to tree. Located at Baan Laem Pho, between Ao Nang and Krabi Town, the activities available at Krabi Fun Park are suitable for children taller than 120cm. Zip-lining is brought to new extents, thanks to the creativity of the park’s managers, as some special lines offer daredevils the chance to ride a bicycle in the air, or to ride a Harry Potter-inspired broomstick. You are sure to have great fun at Krabi Fun Park, which is run by a very professional team that takes all safety matters very seriously.
- Opening Hours: 08:30 – 17:00
- Location: Baan Laem Pho (not far from Seashell Cemetery)
- Tel: +66 (0)94 458 6622, +66 (0)87 022 0088
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Krabi hosts an elephant sanctuary at which these gentle pachyderms live in their natural environment without riding, bullhooks, chains or shows. This educational centre permits to learn more about elephants, but also about animal welfare and protection of the environment in general. It is certainly a great place to visit for the whole family.
- Tel: +66 (0)89 591 0584
Thung Teao Forest ParkKhao Pra-Bang Khram
Located about 50km south of Krabi Town, the Thung Teao Forest Park is a splendid natural sanctuary that hosts unusual sites such as the crystal lagoon (aka emerald pond) and the blue pool, two freshwater basins named after their respective vivid colours. Featuring a 2.7km nature trail through the tropical rainforest, the park gives everyone the chance to safely explore the wild side of Krabi Province. Restaurants and shops can be found at the entrance of the park. Read More...
- Opening Hours: open every day during daylight hours
- Location: Thung Teao Forest Natural Park is situated in the Khao Pra-Bang Khram area, which is located next to the Bang Teao Village.
Krabi Kart SpeedwayKrabi Town
Krabi Kart Speedway is located on the road between Krabi Town and Ao Nang. Featuring a nicely-designed sinuous track passing between limestone cliffs, it is a cool place to try this exciting activity. Double-seat karts are available, allowing the children too young to drive to have fun alongside one of their parents. Under the same management, another fun activity – more suitable for teenagers - is available right next to the kart track: Krabi Paintball Park. There is also a bar & restaurant on site.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
- Location: right next to Wat Sai Thai on Krabi 4034 Road, between Krabi Town and Ao Nang
Railay is the Mecca of rock-climbers in southern Thailand. The tall limestone cliffs specific to this area of Thailand offer a unique playground to those who like to stroll on a vertical dimension. Most of the schools settled in Railay have the equipment and provides rock climbing courses and tours for children above 8 years old. A course not only teaches rock climbing techniques, it also improves self-confidence through the practice of a challenging activity, under the supervision of recognised professionals. Read More...
Treetop Adventure ParkAo Luk
Take your children for a walk (and more) through the canopy. Located in Ao Luk, in the northern side of Krabi Province, Treetop Adventure Park offers you the chance to discover the rainforest from the top. Walk on swinging rope bridges, ride a bicycle eight metres above the ground, hop from tree to tree on a flying fox; it is challenging but, above all, it is fun! After a short instruction course about how to use the equipment and how to secure yourself along the aerial route, you will be ready to enjoy a great adrenalin rush. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
- Location: The camp is about three kilometres before Ao Luk town, if coming from the south.
- Tel: +66 (0)84 462 3443
Ao Nam Mao Outdoor AquariumAo Nam Mao
Belonging to the Thai government’s Coastal Resource Management Unit, Ao Nam Mao Outdoor Aquarium is a cool place to wander around with children. This centre breeds some endangered species of fish, shark, and turtle in large basins, before releasing them into their natural habitat. The tank of baby anemone clown fish is particularly popular with children who love Nemo. Entrance to this centre is free. It is located on the main road, one kilometre before to reach Krabi Seashell Cemetery. Look for the large Nemo statue on the right-hand side of the road.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 16:30
- Location: Ao Nam Mao, one kilometre before Fossil Shell Beach
Giant Catfish FarmAo Nang
Originally created to breed catfish for food, this farm became an attraction due to the fact that locals do not like the taste of this fish (it is more enjoyed in the northeastern part of Thailand, which does not have sea fish easily available). Run by a Thai-American couple, it is a rather large forested land dotted with ponds, which also hosts a wide variety of farm and wild animals from ducks to pigs to crocodiles. The entrance fee is only 100 baht (including a bag of food for the fish).
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:30
- Location: On the road from Ao Nang to Klong Muang
- Tel: +66 (0)75 644 209
Explore the Caves in Ao Luk DistrictAo Luk
Ao Luk is a vast seaside area located toward the northern end of Krabi Province. It is a large maze of mangrove forest, and features the limestone cliffs specific to Phang Nga and Krabi provinces in southern Thailand. It is the perfect place for a soft-adventure with the family. Hire a long-tail boat at Bor Thor jetty on Tha Prang Canal and go cruising the mangrove to visit to famous caves of Tham Lod and Tham Phi Hua Tho, located on the canal’s bank. On the way back, you could have lunch at the pier (there’s a cool rustic restaurant overlooking the canal).
- How to get there: By long-tail boat or by canoe from Bor Thor Jetty. Follow the signs displayed on Ao Luk - Laem Sak road to get there.