Keep this list handy, Malaysian parents!
Weekend is looming and you have no idea where to bring your child? Fret not! For a fun and YET educational time, look no further than today’s list of the 10 best places to take your child in the city! Bookmark this page, and you’ll never run out of ideas again on where to go for some weekend fun with your child.
Psst… the best news? Most of these places won’t burn a hole in your wallet!
1. Petrosains Discovery Centre
This 7000 square feet science discovery centre opened in 1999 and has been a perennial favourite since – and it is too easy to see why. It uses a fun and interactive approach to educate the masses about science and technology, and with 11 main interactive showcases that are a breeze to navigate and can be visited in any order, we dare say the Petrosains Discovery Centre will remain popular for many more years to come! Also features museum-style exhibits ranging from fossils to space age!
Operating hours: Monday, closed. Tuesday – Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Phone number: +603-2331 8181
2. Kidzania Kuala Lumpur
Kidzania is a cross-curricular educational experience that is challenging and (yet) super fun for all kids from the age of 4 to 14. A sprawling, 18000 square feet playground that plays host to more than a whopping 60 role playing adventures, we guarantee that your kids will be reluctant to leave at the end of the day! Take your kids there this weekend and watch as they learn the value of independence and teamwork at the same time – all while having loads of fun!
Operating hours: Monday, closed. Tuesday – Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Phone number: +603-2203 9666
3. Aquaria KLCC
The tagline reads “Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium that showcases animals & marine life from Malaysia and around the world” – and world class it truly is! Occupying more than 60,000 square feet at the concourse level of KLCC, Aquaria boasts of not just MANY species of marine life, but also interactive kiosks in which your kids could go on a virtual adventure to see more marine creatures! Had enough of the interactive stuffs? Unforgettable experiences are also to be had watching the live feedings that are scattered throughout the day! Trust us, you won’t regret taking your child to Aquaria.
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am to 8pm
Phone number: +603-2333 1888
4. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is not your average water theme park. For starters, it features a wildlife park that’s teeming with more than 90 species of animals that you and your kid can interact with. There are basically five vastly different zones in total, namely the Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park. Cross out your calendar – you’ll be spending the entire day there with kids who do not want to leave! Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am to 6pm
Phone number: +603-5639 0000
5. Farm In The City
If you have a kid who happens to be an animal lover, they will enjoy spending their day at Farm in the city! Unlike your run-of-the-mill zoo, Farm in the city actually allows its customers get up close and personal with the animals. Your kid will enjoy petting and watching all the different species of animals, ranging from bunnies and turtles to peacocks and iguanas! What a way to gain an appreciation of Mother Nature.
Operating hours: Tuesday, closed. Every other day except weekends, 10am to 6pm. Saturday & Sunday, 9.30am to 6pm
Phone number: +603-8941 2099
6. KL Bird Park
And speaking of Mother Nature, the KL Bird Park is another must-visit! Your family will enjoy being in close proximity to more than a whopping 3000 animals (and 200 species) of the avian variety. The rich flora and fauna in the park is also truly a sight for the sore eye – making KL Bird Park the perfect distraction for the jaded city dweller.
P/S: Did you know that the KL Bird Park is one of the world’s largest covered bird parks? The attraction is also sometimes referred to as the “World’s Largest Free-Flight Walk-In Aviary”!
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Phone number: +603-2272 1010
7. National Science Center
The National Science Center is an ever-popular destination for an educational outing with the kids. The building itself is a sight to behold, with a shape that’s reminiscent of a mosque, and perched atop a tranquil hill at Bukit Kiara. The Center aims to promote an interest in science and technology – which means kids will get to view interesting exhibitions and partake in various scientific experiments!
P/S: Did you know that the National Science Centre is also home to Malaysia’s FIRST overhead freshwater aquarium?
Operating hours: Tuesday, closed. Every other day, 9am to 5pm
Phone number: +603-2089 3400
8. Kid’s E World
(with branches at The Gardens, Ikano Power Centre and Da Men)
This attraction is relatively new, but is more than just a regular kids’ playground. For one, there are many interesting workshops and courses for kids to participate in. These include Art Education, Dance and Kindermusik, just to name a few. Suitable for children between the ages of 0-12, Kid’s E World’s playground is filled with state-of-the-art toys that are mostly padded to ensure utmost child safety – so you can watch them play with ease of mind. Your kids will leave with only perspiration (from hours of running around) and happy memories!
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am to 10pm
Phone number: +6012-389 7677
9. District 21
District 21 is a popular indoor theme park in Putrajaya. Boasting 11 super-fun attractions and obstacle courses – we are talking about high-speed slides, pedal go-karts and more! – with varying levels of difficulty, your child will have a day to remember in District 21’s post-apocalyptic setting for sure!
Operating hours: Monday – Friday, 12pm to 10pm, Saturday – Sunday, 10am to 10pm
Phone number: +603-8328 8888
10. Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
Immerse your family in fun at the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia! The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park boasts an awesome 13300 square feet of wholesome entertainment for the family. There are thrilling rides that cater to the teenagers and adults; and of course, adorable, themed rides for the little ones! Relax afterwards with a stroll through the Magical Fantasy Garden to make it a day to remember.
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 11am to 10pm
Phone number: +603-2117 3118