Children in Malaysia can soon rejoice as the end-of-the-year school holidays are almost here. With such a long break, it is important to keep the kids occupied with fun and recreational activities to keep them out of mischief. If a long vacation sounds expensive, then fear not as there are many places in KL you can take the little ones to, to entertain them.
Below are suggestions on six places you can take your kids to in KL.
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KidZania is an indoor entertainment and educational ‘theme park’ for kids from the age of 4 to 14. Here, kids can experience real-life simulation of the working world. Founder Xavier Lopez started KidZania in 1996, hoping to inspire and give confidence to children. Kids are presented with a boarding pass, map and cheaque of 50 KidZos, before being sent off into the ‘corporate world’ where they can work as a fireman, chef, lawyer, painter, or even a magician!
Tel: 1300 88 5439
2. The National Science Centre
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Mathematical equations, graphs, and magnets; what a bore, right? Not here! With hands-on science-themed experiments, a dinosaur exhibit, optical illusion displays and even a moon-walking experience, you’ll be creating little Einsteins. The centre is also home to Malaysia’s first overhead freshwater aquarium with 32 species of local freshwater fish. Be sure to catch the spectacular science show which is beamed onto the interior of the main dome.
Tel: 03 2089 3400
3. Jump Street
Photo Credit: Jump Street, Facebook
Malaysia’s first indoor trampoline park, complete with ‘Slam Dunk’ hoops, dodge ball court, foam pit, giant air bag and high performance area, brings excitement to exercise. Qualified Malaysian and Australian ‘referees’ keep your kids safe while they take to the skies. It’s gravity-defying fun in a buzzing atmosphere; they’ll be entertained for hours!
Tel: 03 7969 1051
See Also: A Review of Jump Street Trampoline in KL: Malaysia’s First Indoor Trampoline Park
4. Sunway Lagoon
Photo Credit: Sunway Lagoon, Facebook
Play pirates on the revolving ship, ‘whoosh’ down the water slides and man-made river slide and surf the waves at ‘Surf Beach’ and the ‘Wave Pool’. What better way than to cool off from the KL heat then to head to Sunway Lagoon? This water theme park is also connected to Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall and the Sunway Resort Hotel.
Tel: 03 5639 0000
See Also: Mind-Blowing Theme Parks in Kuala Lumpur
5. Bird Park
Photo Credit: KL Bird Park, Facebook
KL’s bird park is home to over 3,000 birds! See parrots, endangered cockatoos, the world’s largest pigeon, great hornbills and toucan birds in the world’s biggest free-flight walk-in aviary. We promise you will be amazed with your kids when you visit this park. Catch the bird shows at The Amphitheatre at 12:30pm and 3:30pm daily.
Tel: 03 2272 1010
See Also: The KL Bird Park: Up Close and Personal
And: 7 Great Attractions in the Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur
6. The National Planetarium
Look to the stars and walk in the footsteps of an astronaut in the replica International Space Station. The space suit of the first Malaysian astronaut is displayed alongside examples of ready-meals he took into space, including Malaysian favourites such as nasi lemak. The main attraction is the Omnimax-style cinema where films are projected onto the inside of the centre’s dome, giving an amazing panoramic viewing effect.
Tel: 03 2273 4303
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