May 25 2013
If you fancy some big kid time while on holiday, several options are available on Ko Tao to ensure the little kids are looked after and entertained while you indulge yourself at the spa, in the ocean or just read that paperback on the beach.
If your children are eight years or older, then scuba activities are available for them. If you yourself are a diver but with younger children, then until recently you would have had quite a problem — most diving parents used to take turns days about looking after the munchkins then diving.
Now the folks at RAW Art have put together an awesome kids’ club plan with dive boat times in mind. Sessions run on Wednesdays and Fridays, and children can be dropped off as early as 06:30 and then collected at 11:30 or dropped off at 12:30 and collected at 17:30. Kids from four to 13 years of age are welcome.
There’s a multitude of activities on offer, such as beach and garden treasure hunts, art, picnics, cooking and water games. Sessions are run by a seasoned team from course director Sam, Val who is a professional chef and kids camp co-ordinater, Lisa, the resident artist and mum of five, Denny, the resident writer, singer, guitarist, commando and dad of five, and Andy who keeps the energy levels high and the giggling non-stop. Prices vary based on number of visits and number of children but expect to pay around 2,500 baht per session. This includes drinks, sandwiches, fruit, sunblock, mosquito repellent and a RAW T-shirt.
The Koh Tao Kidz Camp is run by the Koh Tao Playskool and Splashdance, Swim n Scuba. Their sessions run 09:00-16:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from now until mid-June. Activities will be themed to include Ocean Week, Circus Week, Adventure Week and much more. Expect swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, hiking, fancy dress, face painting, beach picnics and barbecues. This is 2,500 baht per week or 1,000 baht per day.
Outside these hours the playschool offer additional childcare too.
Koh Tao Kidz Camp
Jacuzzi Villas Road, Sairee Village
T (Nicki): (08) 52362022
T (Bree): (08) 48440474
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