What to do in Malaysia with Kids

Malaysia is a great place for kids. The country is full of so many colorful attractions and delightful draws that it fills the kids with great excitement and enthusiasm. From Aquariums to Theme Parks and from learning hubs to animal farms and zoos, there is lot to do and enjoy in Malaysia. Moreover, with a huge variety of delicious food and cheap transport, Malaysia becomes just the perfect destination to take your kids to. Find out in this blog, what are some of the best things to do in Malaysia with kids and we are sure that next time you would be planning your journey to this amazing destination, you would be taking your little ones along. No matter what age your kids may be, this is the place they are definitely going to love.

Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur

A place that ill give you a joyful experience.

Home to nearly 5,000 exhibits, the Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium and one of most exciting picnic destinations for Kids. The aquarium is divided into 8 sections and there are diverse attractions for visitors of all age. The aquarium has numerous exotic species that inspire awe and wonder.

From tiger sharks and blue rays to sea snakes, sea horses, bright coral fishes and many more, park has a colossal diversity of freshwater and marine life. On the other hand, a wide range of activities keep the visitors thoroughly engaged and entertained.

Activities such as touching the exotic species, diving with the sharks and simulated boat deck are extremely popular. Don’t miss this incredible place, for your kids will definitely enjoy it.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Address: Kuala Lumpur, Convention Center Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Center

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Petrosains Discovery Center

Petrosains Discovery Center in Malaysia

A place to let your children enjoy and learn new things.

One of the most interesting and exciting destinations for kids, the Petrosains Discovery Center is a wonderful, fun-filled place for kids. Spread in an expansive area of 7,000 square meters, the center is situated on the fourth floor of PETRONAS Twin Towers and presents science and technology in an interactive and fun way.

With an easy to navigate, museum style arrangement, the center is divided into 11 main interactive showcases, which can be covered in any order and knowledge grasped in any fashion. The center was inaugurated in 1999 and since then has been extremely popular with the kids and school children. The center is a great place to enjoy hours upon hours of learning and enjoyment.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 09:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 09:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Address: Level 4, Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers

Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Malaysia

This exciting water themed park is more than simply an area for amusement. There are numerous attractions, which are incredible enough to give you a unique and thrilling experience. Segregated into five different areas-Amusement Park, Water Park, Wildlife Park, Scream Park and Extreme Park, the Sunway Lagoon is much sought after by kids.

Located at a 30- minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur, the park is spread into a vast 80 acre area. While the water park features attractions such as surf beach, a lazy river, a wave pool, a revolving Pirate Ship and more, there are many other draws with animals at the wildlife park. Other attraction near the park include the exciting Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Petaling Jaya


KidZania Theme park in Petaling Jaya

Let your kids be a professional at Kidzania’s creative activities.

Kidzania is based on a unique concept which is as much exciting as it is educating. The entire area is resembles a city with scaled-down replicas of buildings, cars, offices etc. The kids are required to do different kinds of “jobs”, working in a 90 -minute working shift. For instance, the kids assume the professions of a lawyer, doctor, journalist, spy, police officer etc. and they have to carry out certain tasks as their profession demands.

Kidzania is really popular amongst the kids as they thoroughly enjoy these activities and parents are also satisfied that kids are leaning something new. Hence this placed should and must be explored.

Opening Hours: Sunday – Wednesday: 09:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Thursday: 09:00 AM– 11:00 PM, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Address: Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya

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Kuala Lumpur National Zoo and Aquarium

Kuala Lumpur National Zoo in Malaysia

Extending in an area of 110 acres and hosting nearly 5137 different animals across 476 species of birds, reptiles, mammals, fish and amphibians from diverse corners of Asia and Africa, the Kuala Lumpur National Zoo and Aquarium is a visitor’s delight.

Located 13 kilometers Northeast of Kuala Lumpur, the facility is divided into 16 different exhibits. The park is also known as Zoo Negara. It is fairy popular with children, who come and marvel at the diverse exotic species from close quarters. The Zoo is open every day for visitors from 9:00 AM in the morning to 5:00 PM in the evening.

Opening Hours: Daily: 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Selangor

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Skytrex Adventure

Skytrex Adventure in Malaysia

Skytrex is again an adventure cum educational facility for kids where they are required to perform various activities as tasks. These activities such as ride through the forest on flying fox ziplines, balancing on tree logs, high in the air and reaching out to high platforms, nestled in the trees. All the activities are safe and fun filled and offer much needed adventure as an escape from the routine life.

Situated within the precincts of Shah Alam National Park, Skytrex Adventure is a perfect day out for kids and family. There are in total 15 challenges that that a participant has to complete. With a minimum height requirement of 1.1 meter, visitors across different age can participate and enjoy. It’s a great fun to spend some amazing time at Skytrex.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday & Public Holidays 08:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Jalan Liku 8/1, Seksyen 8, Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, 40000 , Shah Alam, Selangor

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Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park in Malaysia

Situated within the premises of Berjaya Times Square shopping mall, The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is an incredible distraction for kids (and also adults). Designed in the form of a typical amusement park, the facility comprise of two zones- a kid zone and an adult zone.

With many different and exciting rides, the park ensures a hair raising experience and thus it is highly recommended. The park occupies the fifth and seventh floor of the mall and is pretty popular as an engrossing, fun-filled destination, especially for the families with kids.

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday:  12:00 – 10:00 PM, Saturday, Sunday, eve of Public Holiday, Public Holiday & School Holiday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Address: Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, 1 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

I-City Theme Park

I-City Theme Park in Malaysia

Also known as the City of Digital delights, the I-city Theme Park is famous for its fascinating display of nightly LED lights. The park offers a wide array of thrilling and family oriented activities like Snow Park, 3D museum, and a water park. A major draw of the Theme park is the artificial jungle of maple and Pine trees whose inspiration has been taken from a similar set up in the Coney Islands of United States. The, forest, when illuminated by the LED lights looks awesomely mesmerizing.

Besides, the park has many other attractions like a giant Ferris wheel, a two tiered carousel, numerous game booths, stalls selling snacks and candy floss and much more. The park is an excellent day out and one can both enjoy and relax in the wonderful setting within which the park is located.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 12:00 Midnight; Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday & School Holiday: 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Address: Jalan Multimedia, 7/AJ City Park, i-City, Shah Alam

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Farm in the City

Farm in the city in Malaysia

Farm in the city is a unique place for children for a different and a non-conventional zoo experience. Divided into several sections with different attractions like a reptile corner, bird aviary, koi pond, a turtle and tortoise section and a snake sanctuary, the site fills the children with ecstasy and happiness.

The vast venue is wonderfully arranged and well decorated with flowers and other embellishments. Besides there are other animals and birds like peacocks, geese, iguanas, deer, rabbits and marmosets and many more. One of the favorite destinations for kids, parents too enjoy bringing their younger ones here.

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday – Sunday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Address: 40187 & 40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan

National Science Center

National Science Center in Malaysia

Located on the top a serene hillock in Kuala Lumpur, National Science center is an excellent spot for kids to enjoy various educational, engaging and fun activities. The facility is designed on a futuristic model with a large dome. The whole structure is divided into several sections exhibiting a number of scientific themes. The attractions within the center include a simulated “Moon Walk” and various experiments aimed to teach kids several aspects of science.

A major attraction here is the Malaysia’s first overhead freshwater aquarium with almost 32 species of fish which is very popular with the kids. However, the real delight at the center is the hall where one can watch exciting science show which is beamed straight inside the main dome. Located at nearly 20 minute drive from the center of the Kuala Lumpur city, National Science Center is a source of great excitement for the kids.

Opening Hours: Saturday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Address: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Persiaran Bukit Kiara

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Mayank Chawla

Born in New Delhi, India, Mayank grew up admiring, perceiving and then embracing the vastly complex, colorful and paradoxical nature of the Indian Society, which further led him to accommodate and appreciate the tremendous diversity of world. This admiration brought him to travel writing to share his thoughts and personal experiences with readers and travel enthusiasts at large to make them enjoy the wonderful beauty of the world as he sees it. Mayank also reviews books and can be reached through his website at http://www.themayankchawla.com/.

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3 Responses

  1. Bandita says:

    Wow! This is what I exclaimed after reading your post. I guess Malaysia may be the only country in the world that offers so many fun, learning, and adventurous activities for children. All the attractions are just superb and it’s hard to say or classify which one is the better. My wife has already begun planning a trip to Malaysia, and feels it will be a memorable one for our kids.

  2. Rekha says:

    I am impress with this post as not only defined the adventure activities but learning activities too for kids. These activities will give our children a chance to learn some new things while enjoying their vacations.

  3. Akansha says:

    Informative post, Malaysia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Aquaria KLCC, rides are the activities that kids really enjoy. I am amazed that that you have added some learning activities here in this blog that will be helpful for kids.

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