8 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

8 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy time with the kids by participating in these fun family-friendly activities in Kuala Lumpur!

Adult-only vacations are definitely fun, but when you’re travelling with toddlers and teens, you’re going to have to rethink your itinerary so that everyone can fully participate and have a great time. Whether you’re up for an educative excursion, an outdoor adventure or even some relaxing indoor activities in Kuala Lumpur, there’s bound to be something right for you and your family down in the list below:

Indoor Activities

1. Immerse in the underwater world at Aquaria KLCC

You might be able to snorkel and dive, but it doesn’t mean that your family is ready for it or all that into submerging themselves into deep water. If you’re interested in experiencing underwater marine life, just head to this world-class aquarium that houses over 5,000 exhibits on salt and freshwater creatures. With such an interesting learning experience and visual feast, it’s bound to captivate everyone for at least a couple of entertaining hours.

Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 8pm
Phone Number: 603 2333 1888
Website: http://aquariaklcc.com/

2. Take your pick of adventure at District 21 Kuala Lumpur

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If you head on over to IOI City Mall in Putrajaya, you’ll get to enjoy some fun family-themed activities in District 21. This indoor adventure theme park is packed full of exciting obstacles which allow you to enjoy trampolines, thrilling speed slides, climbing walls, rope challenges, a labyrinth, and so much more. If you’ve got some really young ones with you, they can still have lots of fun with a variety of tamer and safer activities.

Location: AT 6, Level 1, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya
Opening Hours: 12pm to 8pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 8pm (Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays & School Holidays)
Phone Number: 603 8328 8888
Website: http://www.district21.com.my/

3. Go hands-on at the National Science Centre

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Education doesn’t have to involve sitting at a table and glancing straight in front while the teacher explains things on a board. In fact, hands-on learning activities are said to be a lot more effective than just spending our time memorizing facts. At the National Science Centre, you can expect to see lots of entertaining exhibits as well as many mini activities (all in the name of science and learning!). It’s a little out of the city centre, but if you don’t mind the short drive, it’ll be worth it.

Location: National Science Center, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, 50662 Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday to Thursday, Close on Fridays)
Phone Number: 603 2089 3400
Website: http://en.psn.gov.my/

4. Let the kids run free at the Jungle Gym Playland

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To be honest, your kids are going to have a lot more fun than you here, but that’s probably how life is like when you’re young, carefree and smaller in size. Based in Bangsar Shopping Centre, this indoor play area has a Jungle Gym for the little ones and an in-line skating rink for roller-blading. There’s also an area for the adults to hang out in so you can still keep an eye on your kids at all times.

Location: 4 Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, No.285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 9pm
Phone Number: 603 2282 2643
Website: http://www.junglegym.my/

Outdoor Activities

5. Interact with animals in Farm in the City

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You’re going to have to drive out of Kuala Lumpur to get to this attraction, but it’ll be worth it. Rather than visiting the National Zoo, this non-traditional zoo is a lot more suitable for younger children as well. There are lots of animal species to discover at this amazing enclosure and it’s also cleverly routed to ensure that you get to see everything without tiring your poor legs out. If you’d like to encourage your kids to feed and interact with animals without fear, you should definitely pay this place a visit.

Location: Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan
Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm (Weekdays), 9:30am to 6pm (Weekends), Close on Tuesdays except Public Holidays & School Holidays
Phone Number: 603 8941 2099 / 3099
Website: https://fitc.com.my/

6. Have fun under the sun at KLCC Park

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Since Malaysia is a tropical country, you can expect to greet the sun or a sudden downpour at just about any time of the year. When the weather is fair though, you’ll want to pay a visit to KLCC Park for some fun family time. Come here for a swim (although it’s pretty much a wading pool for the younger ones), test out their running track, or just laze around under the cool shade of the trees while listening to the sounds of an active park amidst a busy city. If your kids still have a lot of energy after coming out of the water, they can also enjoy themselves at the massive playground in the park itself.

Location: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 10pm
Website: https://www.suriaklcc.com.my/attractions/klcc-park/

7. Shop and dine at Chinatown

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Although this isn’t a fixed activity, it’s still one that the whole family can enjoy since there’s just so much to see and eat here at this busy intersection. This predominantly Chinese area is teeming with all kinds of shops and stalls selling local delicacies, cheap wares, items from China, herbs, souvenirs, and so much more. If you could stand a little walking, the street is practically a few minutes away from the Pasar Seni LRT station.

Location: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: From early morning till late night

8. Make a splash at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

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This popular theme park located in Bandar Sunway has been a magnet for children and young adults ever since it opened. Filling out 80-acres and connected to the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, this is an ideal destination for those seeking some water fun and other thrilling rides. In fact, there are five different zones in the theme park itself, so there’s definitely something suitable for all ages and preference.

Location: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm
Phone Number: 603 5639 0000
Website: https://sunwaylagoon.com/

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Curious to the point of no return, Alestra enjoys investigating nooks and crannies in various places. Getting dirty is definitely on her list (although she tries not to) and she enjoys trying out different types of cuisines. A cat lover at heart, she yearns to have her own cat someday; preferably a black one with white socks, or maybe a ginger one, or how about one with blue eyes, a nice striped one is good too, and well….the list goes on.


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