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10 Things You Can Do With Your Kids This Long Weekend In Kuala Lumpur

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Farah Fazanna •  Apr 20, 2023

Since Raya and school holidays are around the corner, there's no better time to spend a quality weekend with your family. The best part is, there are many things to do during the long weekend including a medley of kids' activities in Kuala Lumpur! If you're planning to make the most of your long weekend in 2023, scroll down our list to see amazing things to do in Kuala Lumpur with your kids ?

1. Batik painting at Central Market

This one is for the little artists in your family! The batik painting workshop is a therapeutic activity that you could do with the whole family. Just walk into the shop, Ainna Artwork, choose your canvas and start painting. After you’re done painting, you can bring your artwork home and hang it on your wall!

Address: Lot 1.03A G Floor Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 11AM - 6PM (daily)

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2. Pet animals at 99 Wonderland Park

The first recreational park in Kuala Lumpur that features a musical dancing fountain, LED lights as well a mini zoo, the 99 Wonderland Park is perfect for fun family time. The open-concept urban wildlife park awaits your visit to witness the beautiful landscape where you can interact with animals. The little ones would surely enjoy their time here! With over 99 species of animals and 34 attractions, it will be an exciting place to explore!

Address: Jalan 13a, Pusat Bandar Utara Selayang, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor

Opening Hours: 5PM-12AM (Monday-Wednesday) | 9am-4pm; 5pm-12am (Thursday-Sunday)

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3. Find hidden treasures at the ZhongShan Building

The repurposed old building of ZhongShan has been converted into an art and cafe space for the community. Your kids would enjoy hopping from one shop to another as there are coffee shops, a bakery, indie bookstores as well as eccentric stores selling art supplies, whimsical stationery and beautifully-made cards. There are hidden “treasures” waiting to be discovered!

Address: Jalan Kampung Attap, 80 – 84, Jalan Rotan, 50460 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: Check out their FB page for the operating hours of individual shops.

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4. Unwind at Kebun Kebun Bangsar

There’s only so many playgrounds that your kids can go to. Why not try something different by visiting Kebun Kebun Bangsar where you can pet free-range animals such as chickens, sheep, cows and even a turkey! The urban garden grows just about everything — from bok choy and chilli padi, to fennel and papayas. These crops are then donated to soup kitchens to help the underprivileged in the city. The garden is also run by volunteers and donations from visitors, so while the garden is free to enter, consider donating to help keep them running.

Address: Lorong Bukit Pantai 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 8AM - 7PM (Closed on Mondays)

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5. Be a scientist at Petrosains Discovery Centre

Let the young ones learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in an interactive science museum dedicated to the petroleum science industry! Located conveniently on the top floor of Suria KLCC's shopping centre is Petrosains Discovery Centre, KL's leading science museum. The futuristic-themed boasts multiple interactive sections that will take about an hour to explore (if you don't get too caught up in one of their attractions). Start off with the 'Dark Ride', a round-shaped 4-seater ride that takes you through a journey through Malaysia's rainforest, mountains, seas and the country's advancement throughout the years.

Once you've reached your destination after the ride, explore different sections ranging from a 'village' with exhibits introducing how petrol is used in the local daily life, a dinosaur exhibit, a music and art zone, and plenty more! There will be plenty of buttons, experiments, mini rides, and two IMAX 3D cinemas to keep your young ones(and you) will be entertained throughout the day!

Address: KLCC, 4 Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Price:

Child (2 years and below) Free admission

Child (3 - 12 years old) - RM7.95 (Malaysian), RM17.50 (non-Malaysian)

Adult (13 - 60 years) - RM19.60 (Malaysian), RM29.70 (non-Malaysian)

Senior Citizen (61 years and above) - RM9.50 (Malaysian), RM14.80 (non-Malaysian)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxjU1JYFbyq/Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday and sundays 9.30am - 6.30pm, closed on Mondays

Contact: 03-2331 8181

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6. Make friends with colourful birds at KL Bird Park

If your little ones are not fasting, or have the energy for a little walk, this is one of the best places for a family outing. Since this is an outdoor activity, we suggest visiting early in the morning before it gets too hot, or later in the evening after the afternoon heat. The KL bird park is considered the world's largest bird park and is home to over 3,000 birds and 200 species. The large park is divided into several sections separated by bird species that are free to fly around within their large netted enclosures.

Walk through the tiled enclosure and explore the Brahminy Land, World of Parrots, Flamingo Pond, Hornbill Park, Oriental Birds Aviary and more! As you walk through the park, you'll be walking alongside peacocks, crowned pigeons, storks and plenty of other species since they're roaming free within the area and are used to having people around.

Among the beautifully landscaped gardens are also multiple water features including a large man-made waterfall and river that flows through across the park, and they are filled with vibrant and colourful birds! You'll also get a chance to feed parakeets and take photos with some of the free-flying birds too!

And if the little ones get a little thirsty or hungry, don't worry there are two food stalls selling snacks and drinks within the enclosure, as well as a large restaurant at the exit which looks into the hornbill park.

Address: KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

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Price:

Adult - RM63 (normal price), RM25 (with MyKad)

Child (3 - 11 years old) - RM42 (normal price), RM6 (with MyKad)

Senior citizen (60 years and above) - RM6 (with MyKad)

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm daily

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7. Be in awe of the underwater creatures at Aquaria KLCC

Credit: Aquaria KLCC on Facebook

For more family activities to explore this weekend, take the kids to Aquaria KLCC! Immerse yourself in an underwater experience without getting wet at one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia with over 150 species of marine life. Walkthrough different air-conditioned exhibits showcasing a variety of underwater landscapes from the Amazon basin to Malaysian rivers. Check out a variety of kid-friendly activities at Aquaria KLCC including touching a starfish at the Gene Pool and saying hello to the stingrays in a massive aquarium!

Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10am - 7pm

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8. Pet some animals at Farm In The City

Get up close to adorable animals at Farm In The City, a one-of-a-kind concept that brings nature and animals together in a traditional kampung-like setting. Featuring a farm and fruit orchard, your kids can experience real-life interaction with animals. The superstar of Farm In The City is the fluffy alpacas! You can also spot other animals like the friendly goats from Switzerland, the graceful Javan deer, and the cute Dusky Wallaby kangaroo.

Address: Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat 1, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm

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9. Learn about arts at the Islamic Arts Museum Children’s Library

Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic art, the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is well known for its educational galleries and exhibitions. But did you know that they also have a children’s library? Aside from books on Islam and Islamic arts, the Children’s Library also has books on other interesting subjects such as science, art, and history as well as more traditional children’s books from authors such as Eric Carle and Dr Seuss.  The Children’s Library organises a weekly storytelling and arts & crafts workshop for children between 4 to 12 years old. Check out their schedule to discover their weekly themes or register and become a member of CLiP (Children’s Library Passport) today!

Membership Fee: Free for children six years and under (as the museum’s entry fee.)

Borrowing Conditions: Books are not allowed to be taken out of the premises.

Address: Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 03-2274 2020

Opening hours: 9.30am - 6pm (Daily)

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10. Brave the obstacles at District 21

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If you're searching for more things to do during the school holidays, check out District 21, a 6,500 square metre indoor theme park featuring a post-apocalyptic themed obstacle course for all ages. This place has 11 attractions with different levels of difficulty. The older kids can navigate their way through the labyrinth steel tunnels, cages, and mind-challenging puzzles, while the younger ones can experience their own obstacle courses (with low ropes), ride on a carousel and ride pedal go-karts.

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If you're looking for activities to do with your family during the school holidays, these family-friendly attractions in Kuala Lumpur would make the perfect setting for a wonderful weekend. For more ways to make the best of the Malaysia school holidays, check out our recommended reads below!