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Child-friendly days out in Kuala Lumpur

by Eric

Whether your kids are at a local school in Kuala Lumpur or you are a new visitor to Malaysia’s capital city, there are some fantastically fun activities to do with kids in Kuala Lumpur. The city, known for its iconic landmarks, rich history and friendly locals, is a wonderful place to raise a family. Here we’ve put together a list of adventurous and educational activities that will get you out and about, exploring with everyone.

Petrosains Discovery Centre:

Explore the wonders of science with interesting exhibits, hands-on activities and interactive workshops at the Petrosains Discovery Centre. Located in the famous Twin Towers, the centre guarantees a fun, engaging way to spend a day in Kuala Lumpur.

Kidzania Kuala Lumpur:

What do your children want to be when they grow up? A pilot? Police officer? Or a firefighter? Whatever it may be, they have the opportunity to try out all sorts of exciting jobs at Kidzania, a mini-city with 60 real-life job simulations.

Suitable for children aged four to 14, they get to experience these jobs first-hand in an enjoyable way, whilst developing key skills and financial literacy. Learning and fun go hand in hand at Kidzania!

This unique experience is located 20 minutes from the city centre in Mutiara Damansara.

Aquaria KLCC:

Aquariums always bring a sense of awe and wonder, and at Aquaria, you’ll get just that. Located at just a short walk from the Twin Towers, you and your children can escape the heat outside and discover 5,000 land-bound and aquatic creatures. Which one will be your favourite?

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park:

Everybody loves a theme park, and with Sunway Lagoon there is something for everyone. Featuring at least 90 different attractions including a water park, amusement park, wildlife park, extreme park, scream park and Nickelodeon lost lagoon, you’re in for a jam-packed day of fun.

Spread across 88-acres, Sunway Lagoon is a 25-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, so make sure you leave enough time to have an active day out!

Farm In The City:

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre at the lovely Farm In The City. Creating the illusion of a farm in the countryside, visitors get to meet plenty of furry farm animals, petting and feeding them.

Located 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, Farm In the City includes a free-flight bird aviary, a reptiles cavern, a clear-water lake, a pet village, longkang fishing, a jungle walk, a Malaysia vegetable farm and an orchard. It’s such an amazing day out for children and adults alike!

KL Bird Park:

Ever wanted to experience a tropical rainforest first-hand?

Now you can at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park! Get a closer look at the 3,000 local and foreign birds at the park, from around 200 different species at each of the four zones in the park. It’s guaranteed to be a day of wonder and excitement for adults and children alike!

Better yet, it’s just a 10-minute drive from the city centre.

Skytrex Adventure:

Want to experience an active day outside in the fresh air? At Skytrex Adventure, you can fly, swing, dangle and climb through the aerial course in the rainforest. Guaranteed to be a fun and adventurous challenge, it’s just 50 minutes from the city centre.

We’ll give you a tip though – make sure you bring your sunscreen, bug spray and lots of water to stay hydrated.

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park:

Escape the outdoor heat but still get theme park thrills at this park. Berjaya Times Square is the largest indoor theme park in the region and is just a short 8-minute drive from the city centre. Perfect to go and enjoy for the day as a family, with exciting rides for all ages.

Moving to a new city opens up opportunities to discover so many new and exciting things, and these are just some of the many must-see landmarks that Kuala Lumpur has to offer.

When you’ve had your fill of the attractions and are starting the search for the right school for your children, you may want to check out The Alice Smith International School in Kuala Lumpur.

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