12 Ways to Make Holiday Magic with Your Family at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort Spa

Written by Eve Bandusena | Parents Avenue’s Editorial Assistant 

The holiday season is officially upon us! And, there’s nowhere more imaginably perfect to make holiday magic happen with your family than at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort Spa. From intimately connecting with nature, being a little chef for a day by making pizzas, having fun in the sun while splishy and splashing at the pool to everything in between, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa has got you covered on all bases.


Below are one of the many fun ways you can do with the fam-bam at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa.

#1 Pool Slides 

Every child loves sliding into the pool and creating the biggest splash! It’s a fun, exhilarating and thrilling activity for the entire family. It’s also a great way to cool off on a hot day and a way for kids to socialize and make new friends. But wait, playing in the pool has more benefits than we previously thought!

• Mood booster of both kids and parents
• Improves sleep
• Reduces stress
• Safe for pregnant mothers
• Great for children with disabilities

It’s no wonder why parents and kids alike love getting wet and wild in the pool!

#2 Ranger Experience

Do you have a child who’s a keen explorer, curious by nature and loves an adventure? Then your child will love the ranger experience. For a day, they’ll be able to learn basic jungle survival skills, assist in food preparation for the animals while monitoring the flora and fauna, learn about the life cycles of the forest and more!

To get into character, kids will be given mini polo shirts, caps and water bottles. This will be a wonderful opportunity for your child to go beyond and form a deeper appreciation and connection with nature and the world surrounding them.

#3 Horse Riding
Horse riding is an absolute must-do at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa especially if you have a little horse lover on your hands. The magical experience of horse riding on a beach isn’t open not only to children but to parents as well. It’s a unique experience to be cherished for the entire family as this moment to bond and connects doesn’t happen very often.
#4 Cool Zone Kids Club
Parents, you’re going to love your few hours of peace and quiet while your kids are at the Cool Zone Kids Club! One of the main areas that The Cool Zone Kids Club offers are the toddler section, that have padded walls and soft toys for the comfort and safety the little guests, a creativity area for kids’ imagination to run wild and free and dabble in paintings, crafting and other skills and lastly, the computer and tv room offering internet, computer
and PlayStations access.
In fact, they might have so much fun they might not want to come home. Just kidding!
#5 Pizza Making Class 


At the pizza-making class, we’re going to bring you a taste of Italy with the motto “Do as the Italians do!” Kids are going to love being little chefs as making pizza fills up the entire dimension of the senses, they’ll be able to smell, touch, taste and feel their delicious creation from start to finish and cultivate a sense of achievement and appreciation and who knows? It might open the floodgates for their love of cooking!

Baking is an immersive experience with many hidden benefits such as:
• Children receive rewards for their efforts
• It increases creativity in children
• Boosts feelings of happiness and achievement
• Improves concentration
• Helps them cultivate consideration for others

#6 Adventure Point


Kids will enjoy Adventure Point! This open space playground is designed to complement the reserve and it’s evident through the special Bornean animal play sculptures, balancing beams, swings, tree trunk, climbing zone and a sandpit with dinosaur bones! This
gives kids a chance to play to their heart’s desire! Not to mention, it’s constructed with a challenge to matches kids of all different ages and abilities.

#7 Giant Chess Board

For kids who love to intellectually challenge themselves while having a playful time, the giant chess boards are absolutely for them. There’s nothing like enjoying a thought-provoking game in the outdoors with lots of sunlight and fresh air. Parents can engage in a game of giant chess to opposing their kids and hopefully, the best player wins!

Apart from that, chess games reap a lot of advantages of kids such as:

• Increases concentration and creativity
• Teaches planning and foresight
• Improves memory 
• Encourages problem-solving skills
• Raises the IQ of the child

So, what are you waiting for? Come on down with your kids and let’s dabble in a game of giant chess!

#8 By the Beach
It’s been said that the Sabah sunsets are amongst the most beautiful in the world and what way of showing appreciation than through a sunset stroll. What better way to wind down after a day full of activities than enjoy a cool, brisk evening walk by the signature Sabah sunset with the family. It’s true moments like this that define the bigger strokes of life that families will definitely be remembered as years to come by the entire family. 
#9 Ice Monkee
Ice cream is a universally loved snack by children everywhere, which, is a no-brainer whyShangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa Ice Monkee is a children’s favorite. With, 18 delectable and flavourful types of delicious ice-cream flavors such as coconut, chocolate, and durian, this will leave children salivating and wanting for more so drop by at Ice Monkee when you’re at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa.
#10 Golf for Kids
For kids that want to try something new, there’s the children mini golf that’s made for them! There’s nothing like going outside one’s comfort and learning a new sport. In the session, kids will learn the basics of golf such as swing basics such as grip, set-up, and stance, short-game basics such as putting and chipping, drills for basic skills and on-course fun experience playing one hole! 
#11 Jungle Walk for 2 Adults and 2 children
Experience the best that Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa Nature Reserve has to offer by going on an adventurous trek with the family. As you’re guided on trek tour with Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa Rasa Ria Resort & Spa experienced naturalist, get ready to bask and behold the nature’s wildlife and inexplicable beauty through a trail that’s been specifically chosen for you and your family. 
#12 Bike ride (Bike with wagon for children)

There’s nothing as joyful and simple as going on a bike ride for the entire family on a beautiful day at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa. It’s a good opportunity to unplug from tablets and phones and reconnect by living in the moment and being with the family. For
added fun, there’s a bike wagon for children too! The glee and thrill they’ll have while laughing in the wagon will be priceless for parents.

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