Looking to keep the kiddos entertained but need some inspiration? Little Steps’s got you covered with our guide to the best family-friendly tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. From science to theme parks to animals, KL has much to offer, so let’s get started!
Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium that showcases animals & marine life from Malaysia and around the world. Their Oceanarium boasts a 90-meter transparent tunnel with a moving walkway to take you past Sand Tiger sharks, Giant Stingrays, Marine turtles and shoals of other fishes. Sign the kiddos up for one of the interactive feeding shows or take a dive with the sharks. They also offer a 'sleeping with the sharks' experience which consists of 3 meals, lots of fun activities, and of course sleeping at the aquarium; talk about a memorable birthday party idea!
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia, features a stunning 133,000 square feet of wholesome family entertainment. Thrill-seekers can whet their appetite with the adrenaline-pumping rides and roller coasters at the Galaxy Station or take a leisurely stroll to the magical Fantasy Garden and spend hours of priceless family time on the rides and interactive activities readily available. Also available is a variety of virtual reality games, a playground for the restless little ones, and carnival games galore.
Farm in the City (FITC) is a unique concept that combines the elements of wildlife and nature set in a designed environment of a conservation park. It provides little ones with educational and entertaining insights into the lifestyle and setting of a Malaysian village and farm with its natural plants and wildlife. FITC is made up of 18 components including the reptiles cavern, a fruit orchard with over 60 tropical fruit trees and plants, a free-flight bird aviary, and the pet village where you can feed and interact with rabbits and guinea pigs.
Farm In The City, Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan, +60 3-8941 2099, www.farminthecity.my
Thrills and spills, sounds and lights, adventure runs or leisurely walks, I-City Theme Park has something for everyone. Have fun under the sun splashing around at Water World Water Park and then go for a chilly stroll in the -8 degree C Snowalk. Once the sun sets you and your family will be in awe and the lights and colors of I-City. In fact, CNN Travel named I-City as one of the top 25 World's Most Colorful and Vibrant Places. Between the wax museum, carnival rides, and aforementioned attractions, I-City is not to be missed!
Does your child dream about being a pilot, chef, or photographer? At KidZania they can find out what it's like to be in these professions through hands-on role-play and learning at over 60 different establishments, each with its own activity about a different occupation. Kids, ages 4-14, can pilot the flight simulator, create their own chocolate bar, walk the catwalk in a fashion show and so much more. Everything within KidZania is kid-sized, making it easy for little ones to explore.
Calling all science lovers, this is the place for you! Head down to this modern, recently renovated center to test your scientific knowledge and discover what each cosmic section has to offer. There are exhibits, both indoor and outdoor, that include aquariums, a splash pad and water playground, gardens and lots and lots of interactive learning and play for all ages.
National Science Centre, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, Bukit Damansara, 50490, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2089 3400, www.psn.gov.my
Located just 5km out of the city and set on 110 acres of land, the zoo is home to over 5000 specimens of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. They have daily animal shows which highlight the Sea Lions, Macaques and Macaws. You can also get your photo taken with a snake or one of the many birds. Why not have a unique and memorable birthday party for your child at the Zoo. They will even bring out some tame animals such as Spotty the python and Megat the hornbill for a special photography session!
Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a melting pot of educational, hands-on interactive exhibits and exciting science shows where fun meets science for all ages! Kids can 'travel' from the depths of the rainforest to outerspace to an oil platform, learning and playing all along the way. Look forward to special themes and traveling exhibits during your visit. They also hold different workshops from tinkering in the innovation lab to science competitions.
With its post-apocalyptic theme and 70,000 square feet of thrills and challenges, this adventure park is the perfect place to bring the kids for a day of jumping, climbing, laughter, and fun. From ropes courses and climbing walls to trampolines and zip lines, there won't be a dull moment. The little ones can join in the fun on the carousel, low ropes course, and pedal go-carts, to name a few.
District 21, AT6, Level 1, IOI City Mall 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia, 03-8328 8888, www.facebook.com/district21park
Theme park lovers will have a blast at Sunway Lagoon, an amusement park and water park in one, where you and the kids will be entertained for hours! The water park is home to one of the largest man-made surf beaches, the world’s largest water ride, and the world’s first 5D cinematic 'ride', amongst other things. At the amusement park, you'll find rides and games galore, including Pirate's Revenge, a 360-degree Rotating Pirate Ship. The kiddos will also enjoy Captain Kids’ Playland and Captain Kids’ Candyland. Sunway Lagoon also consists of Wildlife Park, an interactive and educational zoo, Extreme Park, where extreme sports abound, such as bungee trampolining, and paintballing as well as Lost Lagoon, a Nickelodeon themed land that's perfect for the little ones in your crew. Older kids who are brave enough can check out Scream Park, a live-action scare extravaganza where a ghoulish crew of actors will thrill them with frights!