Ao Nang’s newest spot to come and play with your kids or grab a bite to eat.
Friends park was built just completed earlier this year by 2 travelers looking to start a new life for themselves and their daughters. Picking Ao Nang after numerous vacations to the area they decided to make this place their new home. The concept to start a park built for children and families came about when they realized Ao Nang was in a serious void of any such park and having a daughter themselves they know how important it is for parents to have a place to take their kids.
We got to meet the owners Svetlana and Evgeniy and talk with them about their story.
1. Tell us where you are from and How you decided to move to Thailand?
‘We are from the capital city of Siberia, Novosibirsk Russia. The decision to move to Thailand was not taken lightly. In Russia we had a stable life, but we have always been drawn to Thailand; the sun, the sea, the many beautiful beaches, the people but more just the people here are so warm and friendly. Our move to Thailand – cam from a desire for a radical change in our lives, the wish to try something new, to broaden our horizon of our world.
2. How was the idea of the park born?
The idea of the park was born after the decision to move to Thailand. We spent three months in Krabi and faced with a big problem problem, there is no place where you can sit with your child, play some games in an outdoor, safe and comfortable environment while getting a meal. A place where families could spend the evening together, play a game of billiards, havea dinner with a bottle of wine, all that while the child was busy with some games, stimulating them instead of juts plugging into an ipad.
3. Tell us about the title “Friends Park”.
Name Friends Park came as soon as the idea of its creation was born itself. We are a very family friendly and we have been at home and plan to continue to do the same in Thailand. It is simple, we tried to create the same atmosphere in the park.
4. Tell us about your park? What activities are there for both kids and adults?
Friends Park is for children of different ages, for example the Children’s trampoline is for kids from 1 year and up, the trampoline bungee is for children from 5 years and up and the large inflatable town “Dragon” with slides is for children starting at 3 years. For younger kids we have a games room where children can come together to paint and play with toys, where they can interact with other kids and also with their parents. While the kids are busy with the outdoor activities or art play place, adults can play other games such as billiards, ping-pong, backgammon, chess or darts. Or just relax and enjoy a tasty barbecue, a lamb kebab or some of the traditional Russian available on the menu, washing it all down with a cocktail, beer or glass of wine. The park was created with families in mind but that doesn’t mean couples cane come to enjoy the area, play some pool, grab a bite to eat and take a stroll through the green. Perfect for families on holidays who wont want to stick around huge crowds, but also a great place for those who live in krabi and are looking for something different form the usual options available.
5. How can find “Friends Park” and do you have transfer from hotel to the park?
We can arrange Transfer from anywhere in Ao nang for 200 baht (2 way), from Klong Muang beach the price is 400 baht (2 way).
Monday closed, Tuesday to Friday from 15.00, Saturday and Sunday from 13.00 until the last customer
062 961 6090
Address: Ao Nang road 839 Moo 2