Family and Kids in Kota Kinabalu

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Kota Kinabalu? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Kota Kinabalu, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Kota Kinabalu.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Kota Kinabalu for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Mount Kinabalu

    Family and Kids

    Climb up to this highest mountain between the Himalayas and the island of New Guinea. In the Malaysian language, this mountain is called as Gunung Kinabalu and is quite unlike any other on earth as it rises almost twice as high of its Crocker Range neighbors. While hiking towards its peak you shall come across several fine walking trails in the rainforest at the base of the mountain where the c...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

    National Park, Park

    Tunku Abdul Rahman is a cluster of islands namely Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. As the islands are only a short boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu it is a popular destination among day-trippers. You can opt to stay for a few days at the resorts within the marine park. Gaya and Manukan are the biggest islands within the marine park (though Manukan...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Manukan Island

    Family and Kids

    Located near Kota Kinabalu, Manukan Island is one of the most famous and most frequented islands by domestic and international tourists. To reach here, you just need to take a 15-minutes boat ride from Kota Kinabalu City. With its long stretch of white sandy beach and tranquil waters, the island is a must visit as a day trip in your itinerary of Kota Kinabalu. The water is so calm and shallow t...Read more
  4. Amazing Kota Kinabalu attraction for kids
    Poring Hot Springs

    Family and Kids

    Poring Hot Springs is about 40 kilometers from the Kinabalu National Park Headquarters in Kundasang. The hot springs is actually part of the huge Kinabalu National Park. The Poring Hot Springs was first developed by the Japanese during World War II and has progressed gradually to become one of the top tourist destinations amongst foreigners and locals alike. The hot waters of the spring co...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Sapi Island


    Among all the islands that surround Kota Kinabalu City, Sapi Island (Pulau Sapi) is the most favorite amongst tourists. Not only does it offer abundant nature’s experience, it also offers activities such as Coral Flyer (longest island to island zipline in the world) to render your trip an exciting one. With a perfect landscape combination of blue sky, white sandy beach, crystal clear...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Kota Kinabalu
    Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

    Wildlife Park, Zoo, Botanical Garden

    This is a huge wildlife park that is made up of two parts: the zoological and the botanical side. Among the many residents of the zoo are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, Orang Utan, Proboscis monkey, Malayan Tiger as well as a few species of deer. The botanical component offers visitors the chance to go jungle trekking along the botanical trail. The readily paved trail is appro...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Kinabalu Park


    Kinabalu Park is located at the entrance to Mount Kinabalu and thus acts as the main starting point for the summit trail that leads to the top of Mount Kinabalu. If you don’t wish to climb the mighty mountain of Kinabalu, you can just spend some time in this Park that is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna. 
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Mamutik Island

    Picnic Spot

    A visit to the Mamutik Island can let you enjoy the beauty of sun and sand to the fullest. The place is an ideal spot for holidaying where you can indulge in various recreational activities. First of all, you will be charmed by the crystal clear water of the place. You can swim and enjoy snorkelling at the very spot. Clean beaches and coral reefs are the picturesque spots of this place. You wil...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    North Borneo Railway

    Family and Kids

    One of the attractions of Kota Kinabalu is to take a ride on the North Borneo Railway that recreates the era of British North Borneo. As you take a ride in this steam train, you shall come across the tracks of Tanjung Aru, through Kinarut and towards the end, the Rice bowl of Sabah, Papar. The journey on this train proves to be beautiful as you come across the green vistas of sprawling paddy fi...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Sabah Museum

    Family and Kids

    You and your companions can visit the Sabah Museum that started its journey in the year 1965. Since its journey, the museum has made people surprised with its large collection of historical artefacts. The museum authority adds more valuables to their collection regularly. The museum mainly concentrates on exhibiting the history and cultural importance of the location of Sabah, Malaysia. The env...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Sabah Indoor Climbing Centre

    Family and Kids

    This is one place that will definitely visited by rock and wall climbing enthusiasts. The Sabah Indoor Climbing Centre features a variety of walls with grades catering for the first timer and angled walls for the advanced climber. The climbing walls are built according to British Mountaineering Council standards, with UIAA standards ropes, harnesses and climbing hardware, ensuring your safety w...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Monsopiad Cultural Village

    Family and Kids

    Monsopiad cultural village is made up of many traditional buildings and a living museum. The name Monsopiad is the name of the fearless warrior of the village of Kuai who lived about 200 years ago.The Monsopiad Cultural Village is a site full of history which is situated in the heartland of the Kadazandusun people. It was back in 1996 that this cultural village was first opened to the public to...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Weston Wetland Park


    If you wish to experience the pre war beauty of Kota Kinabalu, visit Weston Wetland Park that displays its old world charm with a jetty which is 100 years old and the oldest wooden school in Borneo. Endowed with the vignettes of wildlife such as flora, fauna and animals, the island becomes a charming escape for those looking out for some peace of mind.
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Water World Theme Park

    Theme Park, Water Park

    Water World Theme park is one of those places that can help you beat the scorching Sabah Sun. Located at Bukit Padang, this park is a great place to spend quality time with family especially children. Thrill seekers would love to enjoy the Torpedo Speed slide and Double loop slide. There are a number of pools inside where you can relax and swim. A perfect destination for ultimate fun and entert...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary

    Bird Watching

    Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Spread over 59 acres, this is the only remaining part of the mangrove forests. You will be surprised to know that this heavily urbanized area was ones dominated by mangrove forests. The Government has maintained this part to promote the importance of wetlands. The landscapes encourage rich biodiversity and are h...Read more