Featured photo credit: 99 Wonderland Park on website
We all know how restless kids could get after being cooped up at home for a long time. If you need something new to do with the kiddos either over the weekend or during the school holidays, you’ve come to the right place! From outdoor garden Kebun Kebun Bangsar to batik painting, you’ll definitely find something that tickles your fancy.
1. 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 a 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)
2. Ride around Kuala Lumpur on a Vespa
Sure, you’ve been on the Hop On Hop Off bus, but nothing beats riding a Vespa around the city. The little Vespa can take you down the narrow streets and even to the local markets where you can explore some street food! This activity is more suitable for older kids though but one that they would cherish.
3. Stroll along the Saloma Bridge
The Saloma Bridge is a 69 metres combined pedestrian and bicyclist bridge across the Klang River, connecting KLCC and Kampung Baru. We highly recommend going in the evening as the beautiful LED lights that lit up the whole bridge makes an unforgettable experience. The kids would be dazzled by the colourful lights and be sure to snap a few family photos while you’re there!
Address: Saloma, Between and Lorong, Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
4. See the sunrise at the Changkat Tunku Lookout Point
An underrated sunrise spot, the Changkat Tunku Lookout Point is where you can get an uninterrupted view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. Bring the kids (and a camera!) along for a morning walk and capture the beautiful view.
Address: Changkat Tunku Lookout Point, Taman Duta, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
5. 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.
5. 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)
6. Explore Putrajaya Secret Garden
If you think Putrajaya is dead after office hours, you could not be more wrong. The new Putrajaya Secret Garden will surely attract a crowd, especially those who love illuminated spectacles. The garden is an ethereal sight with neon lights draped across tree branches, and fairy-lights illuminating every corner of the garden. It’ll surely mesmerised the kiddos!
Address: Taman Putra Perdana, Jalan Putra Perdana, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Opening Hours: 24 hours (daily)
7. Pet cats at CAT Playground
If your kids love cats but you don’t want to commit to taking care of them, the CAT Playground at Sunway Putra Mall is perfect for you. The playground houses 10 friendly rescue cats that are great around children, so parents can relax. The space has a range of toys that you could play with the cats. The space is also Insta-worthy with its doughnut-themed playground. There are doughnut swings for cats, doughnut wall decor and even rainbow sprinkles wallpaper — such a happy place!
More than that, the cat playground is also a therapeutic playground for children with developmental disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Down Syndrome. There are therapy sessions held there by certified physiotherapists and occupational therapists to help children better develop their brain functions, as well as their motor and speech skills.
Address: Lot L1.22, Sunway Putra Mall, 100, Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, 50350 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours: 10AM – 10PM (daily)
8. 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)
9. Selangor International Book Fair, SIBF 2022
PPAS will be organising their first-ever international event this month to keep up with the success of their previous book fairs! Head over to the Selangor International Book Fair and spend the day immersed in a sea of books, talks (do keep an eye out for the Selangor International Children Content) and pretty much all things book-related. It’s a literary haven for the bibliophile in you!
Date: 1st December to 11th December 2022
Time: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Address: MBSA Convention Centre, Jalan Tinju 13/50, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
10. Christmas Charity Cookie Decorating Workshops, Bisou Bake Shop
Join Debbra Lee, the founder of Bisou Bake Shop, as she guides both children and adults on fun cookie decorating workshops. Have fun making sweet Christmas treats while doing good, with 100% of the RM50 ticket cost being donated to charity (towards Dignity for Children or Bangsar Village’s Kids For Kids Charity). All materials will be provided, including the cookies, icing, piping tips and bags, and a selection of sprinkles.
Date: 18th December 2022
Address: Ground Floor, Bangsar Village 1, 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
11. Pasar Seloka Preloved Kids Edition, Markas Seloka
Let’s start our little ones young in doing their part to save the planet. Reduce, reuse and recycle at this very special edition of Pasar Seloka, specially curated for the little ones. Get your hands on some preloved clothes, shoes, books, toys and much more!
Date: 17th and 18th December 2022
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Address: Markas Seloka, 48 Jalan ss1/1 Damansara Utama, 47400 Selangor
12. Splash Adventure – Pool Obstacle Course, D Swim Academy
It’s an obstacle course – on the water! Try to keep your balance and stay afloat in this kid-friendly pool obstacle course that’s suited for the whole family. You’re going to be up for many rounds of excitement and slippery fun, as you challenge yourself to complete the floating obstacles thoughtfully set up by D Swim Academy!
Date: 10th and 11th December 2022
Time: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Age: 7 years old and above (minimum height requirement of 110cm)
Price: RM35 (for one hour slots)
Contact: 1300 222 372
Address: National Aquatic Centre, KL Sport City, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
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