The weather in KL can be a bit unpredictable – one minute it’s scorching hot and humid and the next minute, the heavens have opened up and you are caught in an enormous thunderstorm! For those looking for things to do indoors with the kids, this guide is for you. Little Steps has rounded up the Top Indoor activities in Kuala Lumpur that you can venture with the kiddies that will be totally unaffected by whatever Malaysian weather is thrown your way.
Looking for something unique that will entertain both you and the kids? The Escape Rooms are an excellent way to spend some amazing time with your loved ones as you work together to escape from the rooms by solving puzzles and challenging yourselves. You need 2-6 players and there are plenty of rooms for you to choose from. They sure do take entertainment to the next level!
Escape Room, Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, 07-96, 7th Floor, Entertainment Podium, No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2110 4796, www.scaperoom.my
It's so comforting when you spot your precious little munchkin settling down to read a good book. So why not turn their passion for reading into a day trip by visiting the fabulous National Library? You and your kiddos will be overwhelmed by the impressive selection of books available to browse or take home. The library also hosts various holiday programs, group readings and story-telling sessions so check out their website for dates and times. There is a new hypermedia center worth checking out too where kids can enjoy using the computers for research or to play educational games. An added bonus? Membership is free – perfect!
National Library, 232, Jalan Tun Razak, Titiwangsa, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2687 1700, www.pnm.gov.my
If you’ve got kids over the age of six, then check out one of KL’s fun laser tag arenas as it will be a definite hit. Invite all your kiddos' best buds and take them along for a unique and exciting game of tag involving infrared emitting targeting guns. Kids are split into two teams and will be engaged in various battle games during several ten minute rounds. The game is similar to paintball, but a lot less painful when you get hit! There are a few laser tag arenas around KL, but we personally like Laser Battle at Berjaya Times Square.
Laser Battle, Berjaya Times Square, 1, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2110 5125, www.laserbattle.com.my
If your kids see themselves as Robin Hood or Legolas from Lord of the Rings, then this indoor activity will be right up their street! Stars Archery, the archery range at Sunway Pyramid, is an awesome way to spend the day and will give your kids an opportunity to notch a bow and, hopefully, clinch a bull’s eye! The space is bright and similar to a video game center, with numerous staff hovering nearby to help the aspiring archers to perfect their aim.
Stars Archery, Sunway Pyramid, No 3 Jalan PJS11/15, 46150, Bandar Sunway, PJ, Malaysia, +603 5621 1302, www.starsarchery.com
Super fun for the whole family (just as long as nobody is too competitive), bowling is a truly great way to pass the day all nice and cool and KL has plenty of bowling alleys to choose from. Our favorite is Cosmic Bowl at Mid Valley Megamall, which is a totally awesome glow in the dark bowling alley where everything has a UV glow - from the lanes, to the balls, to the pins. It can get a bit crowded on weekends so arrive early to book a lane, or call to book in advance.
Cosmic Bowl, T003, 3rd Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2287 8280, Facebook page
Want to experience skydiving in a safe environment? Enter AirRider, an indoor skydiving simulation where everyone can enjoy the thrills of flying in the safe confines of an all-glass circular wind tunnel. It's like skydiving, but without having to go on a plane! The instructors will help you master control of your body in the wind with basic movements. It’s just you and the air!
AirRider, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7728 5588, www.airrider.my
If you want to learn to surf in any weather, then enjoy an indoor surfing session at FLOWRIDER! It is a growing sport that instills lifestyle and brings a whole new playground and atmosphere of wave surfing. Flaunt your skills and learn all the tricks. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, FLOWRIDER gives you the ultimate watersport experience.
FLOWRIDER, LG601, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre No.1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7710 0833, www.flowrider1utama.com.my
It may seem a little crazy that you can ice skate when it’s a balmy and tropical 35 degrees outside, but you can – and it sure is a splendid way to keep cool! You’ll feel like it’s winter when you pull on your gloves, scarf and hat and take to the ice at Sunway Pyramid Ice. Lace up your skates and glide along the smooth ice to the sounds of the funky resident DJ. The bright lights and funky music are guaranteed to while away the hours.
Sunway Pyramid Ice, Sunway Pyramid Mall, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +60 3-7492 6800, www.sunwaypyramidice.com
Indoor playgrounds, or soft play areas as we affectionately like to refer to them, are an excellent way to keep little ones entertained for an entire day if need be, and KL definitely has no shortage of soft play options. For a fully comprehensive list of the best KL has to offer your kiddos in terms of indoor play, check out the Little Steps Guide to indoor playgrounds here.
Jump Street and Amped both offer an indoor trampolining experience that will burn off some energy in the very best and most invigorating way. Jump Street is slightly larger with more trampolines and different activities, but the benefit of Amped is that the sweat will be kept at bay as it’s a fully air- conditioned space.
Amped, LG 011, The Club, No 1 Club Drive,, Persiaran Bukit Utama,, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +60 3-7733 4090, www.ampedmalaysia.com
SuperPark is a unique, purpose-built, indoor activity park built for people of all ages and sizes. With 3 themed areas that offer over 20 fun, healthy and energizing activities for all ages, this indoor play area has so much to offer! The Adventure Area includes obstacle walls, trampolines, zip wires, slides, playtowers, pedal car racing track to name a few. There is a ball pit and soft play area for toddlers and trampolines for under 7’s, with a foam pit for the more adventurous.
SuperPark, Unit 4-1, Level 4 Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2789 1408, www.superpark.com.my
Located in the heart of KL City Centre, Malaysia's world-class aquarium is home to over 150 species of marine life. Featuring an iconic underwater tunnel, it will take you through the different exhibits, from the Evolution Zone with the piranhas, pass the Stream where the otters reside, through the Deep Forest where Giant Freshwater Stingray resides, to the Living Ocean of the Sharks.
Aquaria, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2333 1888, www.aquariaklcc.com
Yes, really, KL has its very own, pretty awesome, indoor theme park! The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is a thrilling experience whether it’s raining outside or not. Located within the Berjaya Times Square Mall, this expansive amusement park is the biggest in Malaysia. Located on the fifth floor in one of KL’s largest malls, this is a seriously high-octane way to spend a rainy, or sweaty day indoors.
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, 5th – 8th floor, Berjaya Times Square, 1, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2117 3118,
The cinema is a fab way for you and the fam to beat the heat or get out of the rain! With so many cinema choices in KL, we are seriously spoiled. For a super reasonable option, book the Standard Class, or for slightly bigger seats and more comfort, Premier is a must. If you really want pure indulgence, then Gold Class is the way to go. Golden Screen Cinemas are always a good choice as they screen all the latest films and have a number of locations in and around the city. If you have little kids in tow, we definitely suggest the MBO Cinema at the Starling (check it out here), which caters to those who may find it a bit more difficult to stay in their seats for the entire length of the movie!
MBO Cinemas, 5-501, Tingkat Lima, Pusat Perniagaan Starling@Uptown, No.6 Jalan ss 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia +60 3-7664 2808, www.mbocinemas.com
Nestled in Atria Shopping Mall, SS22 Damansara Jaya, you can now experience and enjoy a whole bunch of unique and large-scale gaming facilities at Party Room such as a life-sized Whack-A-Mole, Blow Soccer and more. Featuring over 20 innovative gaming activities and experience, this 6,500 square feet event space is filled with facilities that cater to people of all ages – from children to grown adults. It’s also one of the best places to destress while bonding with your friends and family. Party Room features four themes including Kids zone, Sport zone, Puzzle zone and Leisure zone which are all well equipped with various facilities, games and accessories.
Party Room, T22, Atria Shopping Gallery, 3rd Floor Lot, 23 & 23A, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +6019 200 0861, www.partyroom.com.my