Malaysia is among the most diverse and stunning countries in Southeast Asia. From reputable hotels to breathtaking resorts and picturesque beaches, numerous islands, entertainment hubs, and delectable cuisine, Malaysia has a lot to offer tourists that flock to the nation’s shores.
Many of these attractions are also fantastic family-friendly spots that you can enjoy with the kids. Here are just a few note-worthy places you should consider dropping by if you have your little one (or little ones) in Kuala Lumpur.
Which kid (and even adult) doesn’t love giant aquariums filled with intriguing marine life?
Aquaria KLCC in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is a large, comprehensive oceanarium that can be found just beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Here, you can find an incredible showcase of 5,000 landbound and aquatic animal exhibits.
Aquaria KLCC is massive (spanning approximately 60,000 sq ft), so expect that you and your little ones can spend quite some time wandering the many sections and learning about all the different creatures on display.
Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park
Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park is conveniently located in First World Plaza and has over 20 new rides to keep you and your little ones entertained for hours.
With attractions like Spin Crazy (that rotates 360 degrees in the air) and Sky Towers (that plummet you at gravity-defying speeds), Skytropolis is not just for kids.
On top of this, it's situated right in the middle of a mall which means that you can expect plenty of lunch options.
Who doesn’t know Sunway Lagoon? It’s arguably the greatest and most renowned water park in the whole of Malaysia. Sunway Lagoon was built at 150 feet below ground level in the crater of a disused tin mine.
Take a walk across the suspension bridge that connects one end of the lagoon to the other to get a sense of the size of this former tin mine. There's a bunch of things to do here, including a host of water rides like the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, the FlowRider and SpongeBob Splash Adventure.
Aside from the water attractions, you can pose on the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge, visit the Wildlife Park and even try archery or paintball target shooting at the Extreme Park.
Looking to excite your kids? Here’s a thought. Bring them to visit some adorable animals. Like many other zoos, Zoo Negara offers an eye-opening, wholesome experience for both children and adults.
Whether it's watching wild species like tigers and giraffes do their thing right before your eyes or marveling at sea lions as they perform tricks in front of an enthusiastic crowd, expect an educational and fun day for the entire family.
With a total of over 5137 specimens of 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, Zoo Negara is a must-visit!
It might be 5 kilometers away from the capital city - Kuala Lumpur - but this zoo is enormous (spanning about 110 acres of land).
The premise encapsulates an open concept and more than 90% of the critters are kept in massive exhibits for them to roam free.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park can be a great place to visit while you’re in Malaysia (unless of course you or your little ones are scared of birds). In that case, you might want to skip this stop. It has about 200 species of more than 3,000 local and foreign birds.
The place is enormous (spanning about 60 acres in Lake Gardens) and there are several sections within, including World of Parrots, Brahminy Land, Hornbill Park, Flamingo Park, and others.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is twice the size of Singapore's nearby Jurong Bird Park. Here, birds include the famous Indian blue peacock, the largest pigeon species in the world, and the wonderfully named rhinoceros hornbill.
Jungle Gym Playland
The Jungle Gym is probably the most ‘exclusively for kids location’ on this list. Essentially, the whole place is a way for young children to jump, roll, run and have a blast. It’s an indoor play space that can be found in the Bangsar Shopping Centre. Look out for the in-line skating rink for rollerblading too while you’re here.
Let the children loose on trampolines, crawling tunnels, slides, and ball pools for a day of jumping! An area with tiny slides, mini ball pit, giant blocks, and wall games is also available.
Fortunately, there's an area for parents who want to sit back and relax (maybe catch up on some reading) while they watch over their kids and let them have their fun.
Let your kids enjoy their childhood while they are little. While you’re in the area, you could consider getting a comfortable and unique homestay in Malaysia where you can kick back and unwind after a full day of thrilling activities.
Featured Accommodations in Kuala Lumpur
Live in the Classic Malay house right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre, with nearby LRT station and only 2 stations away from Twin Tower, Bus/Taxi only 50m away.
The house accommodates 2-4pax. Not a luxurious stay, but a lifetime experience!
Halaman Boutique Guesthouse is artfully converted from a very old shophouse with a large green courtyard and a private swimming pool.
Aptly named HALAMAN (courtyard in Malay), a place where friends and families gather.
House of Throne is an impressive event venue which tucked away from the busy Kuala Lumpur city centre, specializing in providing endless possibilities for your memorable events such as Garden Weddings.
This hidden gem is built on a 6,800sf land, offering you a flourish greenery space that transports you out of the hectic city.