Kuala Lumpur definitely has no shortage of attractions that families with children can enjoy together. From a myriad of thrilling theme parks, lush nature walks and farms, indoor entertainment arenas as well interactive learning centres, there’s plenty of things to see and do with the kids.
Aside from being a great way to bond with the children, most of these places are also pretty wallet friendly, especially when you’re able to find additional discounts on activities to help you save a little bit more.
For holidaying families in the KL, all of these locations aren’t too far off from the City Centre and are accessible via public transport, making them super easy to get to, especially for families with younger children.
Go ahead and check out these 5 Great Kid-Friendly Places to Visit in KL for fun-activities that you can enjoy with the kids.
1) Petrosains Discovery Centre
This edutainment centre / science museum is a fantastic way to gets the kids interested in science and technology but it has also proven to be a ton of fun for adults! Located on the fourth floor KLCC, Petrosains is divided up into 11 themed interactive showcases that includes everything from space exhibits to fossils. Discover how astronauts live and work in space, challenge one another to a Robio soccer match and be sure to not miss out on the earthquake simulator. Good for at least two to three hours of fun, the centre comes complete with an in-house cafe and gift shop for anyone keen on a memento.
2) Aquaria KLCC
Like Petrosains, Aquaria is located within KLCC and this world class oceanarium houses over 5000 exhibits of aquatic and land creatures within a 60,000 square foot space. Book your tickets online and ahead of time to get up close and personal with tiger sharks, sea snakes, lionfish, colourful corals and mystical jellyfish. A wonderful place to explore at your own pace, Aquaria takes visitors on an interactive journey through the tropical forests of Malaysia all the way over to the exotic reefs and oceans of the Amazon. Be sure to catch the piranha feeding and also remember to check out the DNA Touch Pool, where visitors are allowed to touch and feel the texture of real live corals and starfish.
3) KL Bird Park
Enjoy a peaceful stroll amidst lush flora and fauna as you interact with over 200 species of local and foreign birds at the KL Bird Park. This sprawling botanical garden features four different zones where birds are left to fly free within this walk-in aviary. Not only does this free flight concept allow visitors to get up close and personal with the park’s inhabitants but it is also made to mimic the birds’ natural habitat and allows them to move and breed both freely and naturally. Visitors can buy food at certain points to feed the birds as well as fish in ponds and lakes that surround the arena. The walking path is also pram friendly, making it an easy visit for families with babies or toddlers.
4) Farm in the City
Perfect for those who love animals but are looking for a slightly less conventional experience, Farm in the City is based in Seri Kembangan and is a great retreat for those who want to escape the buzz of the city and get up close and personal with some of nature’s more unusual creatures.
A wonderful place to visit for families with a soft spot do the outdoors, the farm is divided into several sections which includes a bird aviary, koi pond and snake sanctuary. Spot rare animals such as the dinosaur turtle and don’t shy away from playing with the cute deer and bunny rabbits that flock this beautiful animal enclave.
Fill up an empty weekend by taking the little ones to KidZania, an educational indoor theme park that capitalizes on imagination and interactivity. This immersive edutainment centre allows children from the ages of 4 to 14 partake in career role-play ranging from firefighters to fashion designers to surgeons. With over 60 real-life work environments set within a fun and engaging miniature city, kids will get to learn real-life concepts of teamwork, financial management, soft skills and more all while having a ball of a time.