While education is undoubtedly important in a child’s developmental years, there are some things that can’t be taught entirely as a lesson. Things like social interaction, motor skills, and critical thinking, which are all crucial for growing into a functional, healthy adult. Some parents prefer a more traditional approach to play time, like bringing their children to an outdoor park for instance. That sounds great and more economical, but sometimes weather, safety, and convenience can get in the way. This is where indoor playgrounds might make more sense. From learning through role-playing as a doctor or chef, to swinging from rope to rope, have a look at these indoor playgrounds in KL and Selangor for your next play time option.
Starship Galactica, 1 Utama
Suitable for children up to 12 years, Starship Galactica is made up of a café and play area. Parents can take a break while their kids have fun in the multi-level play zone. Rest assured that the children are supervised by Starship Galactica staff, and are visible from your relaxing spot at the café If your child loves this place, there’s also the option of throwing their birthday party here.
Price: RM28 (weekdays), RM33 (weekends, school and public holidays)
Address: Starship Galactica, SK6A 1 Utama Shopping Center, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Website: Starship Galactica
Parenthood Playland, Sunway Pyramid West
With a focus on learning while playing, Parenthood Playland also offers enrichment classes for children like Kids Kickboxing, Kids Dance Class, Music and Movement, and Speech and Drama. Located within The Parenthood, parents can drop of their children (between eight to 12 years) at the Playland while enjoying the other facilities at the London-themed parenthood centre. There’s a café, hair and nail salon, plenty of baby and child-centric shops, as well as a fitness centre with postnatal offerings too.
Price: RM59 for children between two to 12 years (weekdays or weekends), RM29.50 for children below two years (weekdays or weekends, please bring along a valid MyKid)
Address: Parenthood Playland, First Floor, Unit SPW F003, Sunway Pyramid West, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, No.3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Milky Way Play Space, Paradigm Mall
Milky Way Play Space by Senoptium is a space-themed children’s indoor playground. Their biggest attraction is called Tiger Cub Road. It’s made up of 12 challenging games, a 6.5 metre high obstacle PlaySpace, wall climbing, and a long slide. There are also more than 12 space-themed 5D games and more than 70 VR games.
Price: Pick your favourite ride combo with prices starting from RM10. RM58 for an all-inclusive 2 hours entry.
Address: Milky Way Play Space, First Cube, Level 1, Paradigm Mall, Jalan SS 7/26a, Ss 7, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Website: Milky Way Play Space
KidZania, Curve NX
KidZania uses roleplay as a way to educate children. There are more than 80 roles to experience, ranging from doctors and lawyers to firefighters and jewellers. Participants will enjoy a hands-on ‘real life’ scenario of their chosen role to learn more about it. It’s a great way to gauge their interest and perhaps narrow down fields of study for their tertiary education choices. Children have to be accompanied by an adult at all times, unless they are above eight years old.
Price: RM41 (ages 2-3), RM85 (ages 4-17), RM34 (OKU), RM45 (ages 18-59), RM34 (60 years and above)
Address: KidZania, Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Star Light Kids, Avenue K
Many of the children’s indoor playgrounds in KL seem to run with the space theme, and here’s another one. Star Light Kids is located in Avenue K, and has a ‘drop and shop’ option for children above four years. Their 3,000 sqf. space houses a space-themed indoor playground, ball blasting arena, toddler playground, waiting area, and a café. Star Light Kids is meant for children up to 12 years only.
Price: RM45 (above 4 years on weekdays), RM55 (above 4 years on weekends and public holidays), RM55 (‘drop and shop’ on weekdays), RM65 (‘drop and shop’ on weekends and public holidays), RM28 (below 4 years on weekdays), RM38 (below 4 years on weekends and public holidays)
Address: Star Light Kids, L3-14A & L3-14C Level 3, Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Star Light Kids
Funtopia, Funtopia Courtyard Mall
Funtopia focuses on getting fit while having a tonne of fun via climbing, in particular. Things to do here include the Fun Climb, Jungle Ropes, and Magic Maze. Each section has a set list of requirements to ensure participants’ safety. For The Fun Climb for instance, participants need to weigh at least 15kg and wear closed toe shoes, while the Magic Maze is suitable for children between one and eight years, who need to be wearing socks.
Price: Price varies based on your preferred combination of attractions, otherwise RM23 to enjoy all attractions for one hour (weekdays) and RM32 (weekends and school or public holidays).
Address: Funtopia, Funtopia Courtyard Mall, Jalan SS15/4G, SS15, 47500 Subang Jaya
Kizsports and Gym, Great Eastern Mall
Kizsports focuses on healthy child development through fitness and fun. There, both children and parents will play to learn, and learn to play. It is primarily an indoor playground for children between six months and 12 years old, however they offer several educational and fitness activities for children too. At the Ampang branch, there is the Early Learning Academy for preschoolers, Kindermusik, Ballet, Gymnastics, Taekwando, Karate-Do, as well as Language Development Programmes. You can also throw parties for your children at Kizsports!
Price: RM15 (below 2 years, weekdays and weekends), RM32 (above 2 years, weekdays), RM42 (above 2 years, weekends)
Address: Kizsports and Gym, Lot 2.03 & 2.04, Level 2, Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
J Kids, Publika
J Kids is a children’s indoor playground and party venue. Suitable for children between six months and 13 years old, children have to be accompanied by a guardian at all times. There are three main attractions, namely the Spinning Palm Tree, Dancing Balloons, and the Air Ball Pool. J Kids is also prepared for children’s birthday parties, and offers several catering package options.
Price: RM31.80 per child, Free entry for parents or guardians
Address: J Kids, No. G3-50, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Website: J Kids