Kuala Lumpur is packed with after-school activities and classes for kids of all ages. Whether you are looking for traditional extra-curricular activities such as football, ballet, swimming, art, drama, rugby or seeking something more unique like kickboxing or skateboarding…this guide has you covered. Little Steps has even included top baby classes, classes for special needs, and workshops for the whole family. KL after school activities – it’s all here!
Do you love to paint or just wish you could? Art & Bonding is definitely a place you will want to check out for art jamming, family bonding sessions, and arts and crafts workshops. For kids, check out Mum N Kids Club for art lessons. The art and craft classes at My Art Studio are available for children from ages 3 to 18 with branches all over Klang Valley. Want to learn how to paint batik? Visit MyBatik Kuala Lumpur, open by appointment only for fun batik painting workshops! If you prefer a variety of craft classes, have a look at Craft at No.7 for different creative workshops that they organize regularly.
Check out our Little Steps' Guide To The Best Art Classes!
Mum N Kids Club, Art Program from France163 Retail Park 3F-01, Mont Kiara, 50480 KL, +6011 2345 6598, www.mumnkidsclub.com
Art & Bonding, 3F, No. 22, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6010 650 1212, www.facebook.com/artandbonding
Craft at No. 7, No.7 Jalan 20/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +6010 235 2315, www.craftatno7.com
MyBatik Kuala Lumpur, 34, Jalan Mengkuang, Ampang Hilir, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6012 257 9775, www.mybatik.org.my
More Art Classes:
Art Genius, artgenius.com.my
Creative Art Therapy, www.facebook.com/creativearttherapymalaysia
Dragonfly Art Cottage, www.dragonflyartcottage.net
Global Art, my.globalart.world
Lara's Place, larasplace.my/all-ongoing-classes-kids *Variety
Mosaic Art Studio, www.facebook.com/mosaicartstudiomy
Sophia Center for Creative Learning, www.sophia.com.my *Variety
Pottery & Clay:
Malaysia Clay Art, www.malaysiaclayart.com
Izipizi Craft, www.facebook.com/izipizicraft *Variety
Yenji Clay Craft, www.facebook.com/yenjiclaycraftofficial/
Elegant Jewelry Studio, www.elegantjewellerystudio.com
Piano, guitar, violin, singing classes...Kuala Lumpur has a variety of choices for budding music makers. For a full range of options, Capen Music offers a lot including drums, guitar, ukelele, violin, and even guzheng lessons for all ages (including tots). Bentley Music Academy is very popular offering private music tutoring and group classes. For tots and baby and me classes, head to Kindermusik with location options all over the city.
Check out our Little Steps' Guide To The Best Music Classes!
Capen Music, 15-1, Jalan Radin Bagus, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6012 981 2959, www.capenmusic.com
Bentley Music Academy, 4th Floor, Wisma Bentley Music 3, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7727 3333, www.bma.com.my
Kindermusik, various locations, www.kindermusik.com.my
More Music Classes:
Allegro Music & Arts, allegromusic.com.my
Gymboree Play & Music, www.gymboreeclasses.com.my *For babies
Ideal Music, www.idealmusic.my
Opus Music Academy, www.facebook.com/Opus.Academy.Of.Music
Pastorale Conservatoire of Music & WaterMusic Academy, www.pastoralecomusic.com.my
Perfect Cadence Music School, www.facebook.com/perfectcadence
The Academy Music Center, www.theacademymusic.com
Vita Music & Academic, www.facebook.com/VITA.Music.and.Academic/
Yamaha Music Malaysia, www.facebook.com/YamahaMusicMalaysia
Coding, STEM, STEAM, Robotics, and brick building - it's all the rage now! For youngsters, My Bricks4Kidz offers a unique approach to building S.T.E.M. skills using LEGO® and custom lesson plans to teach S.T.E.M. skills to children ages 3-13. Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. Coding classes at Code Juniors offers kids an opportunity to be real innovators creating everything from apps to games. For kids who are curious about 3D printing, check out Crafty Minds. Meanwhile, fans of robotics can learn how to design their own robots and more at STEAM Education - The Little Makers.
Check out our Little Steps' Guide To The Best Coding, Robotics, STEM Classes!
Bricks 4 Kidz, various locations, www.facebook.com/mybricks4kidz
Crafty Minds, 30-B, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, +6018 905 4163, www.craftyminds.com.my
STEAM Education - The Little Makers, No 1, First Floor, Jalan USJ 10/1D, USJ Taipan, Subang Jaya 47620, +60 12-501 8681, www.steam.com.my
More Robotics Classes:
Dream World Robotics, www.dreamworldrobotics.com
Creative Robotics Learning Center, www.creativerobotics.com.my
More Science Classes:
Gakken Classroom, www.gakkenclassroom.com.my
Kiddo Science, kiddoscience.com
Science Bridge Academy, www.sciencebridgeacademy.com
Young Scientists, www.youngscientists.com.my
Budding chefs at home will love these classes! Young Chefs Academy offers an excellent range of cooking classes for kids from five years and above, including parent and child workshops, and weekly classes for mini chefs from three years onwards. For some baking fun, head to Good Times DIY Baking & Lifestyle Café in MyTOWN Shopping Center where families can bake together and enjoy the fruits of their labor. At ABC Cooking Studio in Pavilion Elite, kids from 4 to 8 years can learn the basics of cooking.
ABC Cooking Studio KL Pavilion Elite, Lot 7.102, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2110 4858 /+6012 914 0002 / +6012 973 0002, www.abc-cooking.com.my
Good Times DIY Baking & Lifestyle Café, L2-052, MyTOWN Shopping Center, Jalan Cochrane, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2778 4357, www.facebook.com/GoodTimesDIYBakingCafe
Young Chefs Academy, No. 5-3 Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 6211 2433; L 2.18 IPC Shopping Centre, 2, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +6018 255 2425, www.youngchefsacademy.com
More Cooking Classes:
At 19 Culinary Studio, www.at19culinary.com
The Cooking House, www.thecookinghouse.com
Vease - Junior Nutri Chef, www.veasenutrition.com
If your tweens are obsessed with the Just Dance video game and tend to watch Black Pink shake their booties on repeat, perhaps it's time to sign them up for dance class! There are all sorts of dance forms available in KL that'll pique their interest. From Kpop to street dance, Latin dance, and more, DancePot offers it all. Swivel, tap, and master the delicate technique of traditional Indian dance with the Sutra Academy. No dance foundation is required. For awesome hip hop classes for kids, The Talent Hub is a favorite.
DancePot, 26-2, Jalan Danau Niaga 1, Off Jalan Genting Kelang,
53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, dancepot.my
More Dance Classes:
Henry Dance Studio, www.facebook.com/henrydancestudio *Latin, Ballroom, Hip Hop
Misfit Dance Studio, www.facebook.com/misfitdancestudio *Hip-Hop, More
Mustang Dance Studios, www.mustangdanceacademy.com *Breakdance, Hip Hop, More
F4C Dance Studio, www.facebook.com/f4c.studio *Kpop, Hip Hop, More
Active littles one can go wild at The Little Gym Malaysia where babies and toddlers can experience gym play. If you are looking for a creative and engaging way to introduce your child to recreational or competitive gymnastics, take a look at the classes offered by FlyKidz with classes available for teeny tiny from 1 year onwards at their new center in Petaling Jaya. For girls from 4 years old onwards keen on rhythmic gymnastics, check out Carolyn’s School of Rhythmic Gymnastics founded by the former national gymnast, Carolyn Au-Yong.
Carolyn's School of Rhythmic Gymnastics – CSRG, Central Park Sports Center, Jalan PJU 5/3, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +6016 9327595, csrg.my
FlyKidz, No.3, Jalan Bersatu 13/4, Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7955 7939, fly-kidz.com
More Gymnastics Classes:
Eleganza Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, www.facebook.com/eleganza.rg
Juzkids Gymnastics, www.juzkidsgymnastics.com
Motion Gymnastics, www.motiongym.com.my *Parkour classes too!
Total Gym Malaysia, www.totalgymalaysia.com
Martial arts is not just for boys, as girls might find it exhilarating too. For a mix of flexibility, dance and fitness, Capoeira is becoming a hit with families, and kids as young as 4 can start classes with Movimento Simples de Capoeira. Lara's Place offers a variety of programs including Wing Chun Kung Fu, Capoeira, and Kickboxing. Alternatively, there are plenty of other options to go for including Taekwon Do, Judo, Karate-do, Aikido available at YMCA of KL.
Lara's Place, 26, Jalan 19/31, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7956 8768, larasplace.my
More Martial Arts Classes:
Lil Ninjas Dojo, www.lilninjasdojo.com
Monarchy MMA, www.monarchymma.com
Traditional Taekwon-do Academy (TTA), www.traditionaltaekwondo.net
Yoshinkan Aikido Malaysia, www.facebook.com/aikimalaysia
Always wanted to try sailing, wakeboarding, and waterski classes? Putrajaya Waterski School is the place to go! They also offer Flyboard lessons for those who dare (15 years and above). Closer to the city, there's FlowRider in 1 Utama Shopping Center for some wave surfing. Scuba diving lessons are a must for families looking to see the underwater world around Southeast Asia. For PADI certifications for kids 8 years and up, Kids Scuba is a fantastic learning hub.
FlowRider, LG601, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, No.1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, www.facebook.com/FlowRider1Utama
Kids Scuba Dive & Watersports Equipments, Tropicana Heights Recreational Hub, Jalan P6/2, Bandar Teknologi Kajang, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia, [email protected], www.facebook.com/kidsscuba.divequipments
Putrajaya Waterski School, Waterski Counter, No. 1, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia, +6012 387 7115/ +6012 272 1948, www.waterski.com.my/school.htm
Active kids won't be able to get enough of sports. Playing one or more sports keeps kids healthy, builds discipline, boosts confidence, and helps them learn about sportsmanship and teamwork. Thanks to the tropical weather here in KL, kids can enjoy all types of sports practically all year round. From soccer to rugby, badminton, fencing, ice hockey, and more, kids have plenty of options right here in KL!
City Youth Academy, www.facebook.com/cityouthacademy
D Skills Academy, www.dskills.my
Dream Village Football Academy, www.dreamvillagefa.com
International Soccer Camp KL(ISCKL),www.internationalsoccercampkl.com
Little Kickers, www.littlekickers.com.my
Little League Soccer Malaysia, www.littleleague.my
Orang Eire Gaelic Football Club Malaysia, orangeire.com
Socatots Malaysia, www.facebook.com/SocatotsMalaysia
Tactical Badminton Club, www.tacticalbadmintonclub.com
Valberg Badminton Club & Academy, www.facebook.com/valbergBC
Bekking Fencing Academy, m.bekkingfencingacademy.com
Musketeers Fencing Academy, https://musketeersfencing.wixsite.com/mysite
Swashbucklers Fencing Club, fencing4all.com
Touche Fencing Club, www.touchefencingclub.com.my
Valor Fencing Academy, www.facebook.com/valorfencing
MST Golf Academy, mstgolf.com/Academy
TPC Kuala Lumpur, https://tpckl.com/[email protected]_.aspx
Gary Tan Ice Hockey Academy, www.facebook.com/g10icehockeyacademy
Sports For All - Squash for Young Kids, www.facebook.com/squash4young
Tennis Town Academy, www.facebook.com/tennistownacademy
OZ Tennis Team, www.oztennisteam.com
EPS Sports Academy Malaysia, www.epsacademy.com *Tennis, soccer
KORU Sports Academy, www.korusportsacademy.com *Soccer, rugby
Ready Steady Go Kids Malaysia, www.readysteadygokids.my *Tennis, hockey, cricket
KLPac offers excellent programs in drama and speech but be sure to inquire early due to demand on spaces. Their preschooler drama program is for kids 4-6 and their speech program for kids 7-17. Each class will have the various topics covered in varying activities such as movement and body, speech and voice, group work and working in a team. Students will learn basic theatre activities and theatre games which help them develop their listening skills and focus. For speech and drama classes for young ones, The Actor's Studio is fab!
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac), Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.klpac.org
The Actors Studio, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan (off Jalan Ipoh), 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,+603 4047 9060, www.facebook.com/TheActorsStudioAcademy
More Acting & Drama Classes For Kids In KL:
Blu Bricks, www.blubricks.com
British Academy of Performing Arts, www.facebook.com/BAPA.KotaDamansara
Enfiniti Academy, www.enfiniti.com.my
Stage 69 Productions, www.stage69productions.com
For your little ice mavens, Sunway Pyramid Ice is a skating academy at Sunway Pyramid. The academy is a member of the ISIAsia (Ice Skating Institute Asia) and offers ice-skating programs from beginner to advance level following the syllabus of ISIAsia for all skaters from as young as 3 years old. For folks over at Putrajaya, head to Icescape Ice Rink in IOI City Mall.
Icescape Ice Rink, Level 1, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 8328 8880, www.facebook.com/icescapeicerink
Sunway Pyramid Ice, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Selangor 46150, Kuala Lumpur, www.sunwaypyramidice.com
Learning to skate is a fabulous activity to learn as a family. Skateline Malaysia has taught thousands of people to skate ages 6-60. They offer weekday and weekend classes, private lessons, and classes for international schools and corporates. They also offer skate lessons at Kiara Park on Saturdays and Sundays for families. Balance, fitness, and fun...we are in!
More and more parents are realizing the benefits of exposing their child to two or more languages. Not only does it help the child socially, but it will also the scope for job opportunities and becomes a useful advantage when traveling. Whether you are looking to learn Mandarin, German, Spanish, or another language, there are many options for kids and adults of all ages. For kids looking to pick up Mandarin, there's EDU Mandarin or The Language Tree while English lessons are available at British Council.
Check out our Little Steps' Guide To The Best Language Programs!
British Council, www.britishcouncil.my
Cambridge English For Life, www.cambridgeforlife.org
I Can Read Malaysia, www.icanread.asia/my
Brain Bees Mandarin House, www.brainbeesmandarin.com
EDU Mandarin, www.mandarinclass.my/v2
The Language Tree, www.thelanguagetree.com.my
Variety Of Foreign Language Classes:
Alliance Francaise, www.alliancefrancaise.org.my/courses *French
Goethe Institute, www.goethe.de/enindex.htm *German
Iloha Culture Center, www.iloha-net.com *Japanese, Korean, More!
Korean Language House, http://koreanlanguagehouse.com/ *Korean
Russian Centre of Science and Culture, http://russia.org.my/en/courses/ *Russian
YMCA of Kuala Lumpur, www.ymcakl.com *Bahasa Malaysia, English, French, Korean
A life skill that we personally think is a necessity for all kids, learning to swim is perfect in KL with the all-year-round tropical weather. Swim teachers and coaches, baby swim teachers, lifesavers, and lifesaving instructors are all available at D' Swim Academy and are accredited under multiple qualifications. Swim Sharkz is another popular program offering programs for babies, tots, teens, and special needs.
Aquasplash Academy, various locations, www.aquasplash.com.my
Aqua Bubs Swim School, www.facebook.com/aquabubs
D' Swim Academy, various locations, www.dswimacademy.com
Happy Fish Swim School, happyfish.my
Sensory workshops, messy play, oh my! If you are looking for fun and engaging classes for babies from birth up to 13 months, check out Baby Sensory. For interesting activities for your bub and if you want to mingle with other moms at the same time, check out the IBU Family Resource Group KL for a monthly get-together with members.
Baby Sensory, www.babysensory.my
IBU Family Resource Group KL, www.facebook.com/IbuFamily
More Baby Playgroups + Toddler Classes:
Baby Playhouse, www.facebook.com/babyplayhouse.my
Gymboree Play & Music, www.gymboreeclasses.com.my
Julia Gabriel Center, www.juliagabriel.com.my
Mini Magic Messy Play, www.facebook.com/minimagicmessyplay
Check out our Best Baby And Toddler Playgroups In Kuala Lumpur
Animal-loving kids will get a kick out of horse riding lessons. Even mom and dad can take up riding lessons! Putrajaya Equestrian Park offers activities such as riding lessons, outride, easy ride, and joyride for adults and kids at an affordable price. At Denai Alam Recreational and Riding Club (DARC), the full-facility club welcomes students of all ages, with lessons starting at RM240 for six sessions on weekends.
Denai Alam Recreational and Riding Club (DARC), No 1, Jalan Elektron U16/100 Seksyen 16, Denai Alam, Shah Alam, 40160 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, +6010 240 260, www.darchorse.com.my
Putrajaya Equestrian Park, Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya, Precinct 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Putrajaya, Malaysia, +603 8000 8902, www.tep.my
UPM Ekuin, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia, +6017 209 8839 (Mr Shuhaimi), www.upm.edu.my/kandungan/ekuin_upm-51?L=en
Lara's Place, http://larasplace.my/
Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun, www.pkktuankubainun.com
Sophia Center for Creative Learning, www.sophia.com.my
Brainbox Chess Academy, www.facebook.com/brainboxchess
KLChessKids Training Center, www.klchesskids.com
Kuala Lumpur Chess Academy, www.klchessacademy.my
Grow the Goose, www.facebook.com/growthegoose
Kids' Catwalk + Modeling Class:
Amber Chia Academy, www.amberchiaacademy.com
MoveKids Modeling & Catwalk, www.movekids.weebly.com
Indoor Skiing & Snowboarding:
First Traxx, http://firsttraxx.com/
Air Rider, https://airrider.my/
DIODE Leadership Camps, http://leaderonomics.org/diodecamps/
Kids Public Speaking, www.kidspublicspeaking.com
Mahathir Academy of Public Speaking, https://mahathir-publicspeaking.com
Nous Academy & Events, https://nous.my
Yay! I Can Speak Too., https://www.facebook.com/LeedsLearningAcademy.BuildingConfidence
Cosmotots iqd, www.cosmotots.com
The Storybook, www.thestorybook.my
The Shichida Method, www.shichidamethod.com
TweedleWink Right Brain Kids, www.rightbrainkids.com
Maker’s Habitat, www.makershabitat.com
Kidz Steps Center, www.facebook.com/kidzstepscentre
SENSE-ational Kidz, www.facebook.com/pg/SENSEationalkidz
OhanaJo Studio, www.ohanajo.com
Prana Yoga KL, www.pranayogakl.com