Kids Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur’s Child-Friendly Attractions
Whether your child is three or 13 years old, you will never be at a loss in finding kids attractions in Kuala Lumpur to keep him or her entertained during your travels. It is also easy to get back to nature with the city hosting an abundance of sprawling public parks such as the Lake Gardens and KLCC Park, as well as exciting kid-centric sights including the National Zoo, Farm in The City, and Aquaria KLCC.
Kuala Lumpur attractions for kids also consist of attractive theme parks and family interactive edutainment centres that will ensure your children enjoy their stay in Kuala Lumpur. Accessible within a 45-minute drive from KL city centre, the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is well-regarded as one of the best kid-friendly attractions in Kuala Lumpur while the i-City Shah Alam theme park features an interactive 3-D museum, Ferris wheel, snow park, as well as a massive forest that’s illuminated by millions of LED lights.
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Aquaria KLCC located on the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the 5000sqft Aquaria KLCC is said to be largest aquarium in the world. Home to over 150 species of marine life, its star attractions include scary tiger sharks, lethal sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, seahorses and more.
It’s a well-stocked aquarium just begging to be explored, and after a few hours here you'll have seen over 5,000 freshwater and marine creatures, including massive arapaimas, giant groupers, gar fish and more. Some people write it off as a tourist trap, but they’re sorely missing out – beyond the big tanks, with gallons of water, filled with necklaces of kelp, coral and mysterious and sometimes menacing sea creatures, is one of the country’s foremost sightseeing attractions with real depth and complexity. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
- Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
- Tel: +603 2333 1888 or +603 2333 1975
District 21 Kuala Lumpur is an adventure theme park set within IOI City Mall Putrajaya, where visitors of all ages can enjoy a variety of challenging obstacle courses. Spanning over 6,500 square metres, the indoor theme park features a post-apocalyptic setting with plenty of metal beams, steel walls and colourful graffiti, as well as suspended ropes, chains, and platforms.
Visitors will first pass through a two-step decontamination chamber, where they are provided with protective gloves and non-slip socks (as shoes are not permitted for certain rides) while staff brief them on the theme park’s rules and safety precautions. Fitted with LED-lit climbing walls, high-speed slides, trampolines, and aerial obstacle courses, District 21 Kuala Lumpur boasts 11 attractions with varying levels of difficulty. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 12:00 - 20:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 20:00
- Location: IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Selangor
- Address: +603 8328 8888
Farm in the City is the place for visitors who want to enjoy a non-traditional zoo experience. It is located out in Seri Kembangan (along the Damansara Puchong highway) and it is great for people who want to escape the urban jungle and see some unusual animals up close and personal.
An ideal venue for lovers of the great outdoors, the place is divided into several sections including a reptile corner, koi pond and bird aviary. There is a turtle and tortoise section which is home to about five different types of these hard-shell reptiles: meanwhile, the snake sanctuary has rows of the slithering creatures housed in tanks. You will see no shortage of flora at this park, but the real superstars at the farm are the animals, ranging from peacocks, geese and iguanas to marmosets, deer and bunnies. Read More...
- Address: Lot 40187~40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan, 43300 Selangor
- Tel: +603 8941 2099
Known as the City of Digital Lights, i-City is a theme park in Shah Alam best known for its nightly colourful display of LED-lit attractions. A family-friendly place, it is home to a range of exciting activities such as a water park, 3-D museum and snow park. Popular with shutterbugs, one of its major highlights is a ‘forest’ of artificial maple and pine trees with branches of millions of LED lights. i-City has a funfair-like atmosphere with a Ferris Wheel, two-tiered carousel, booths set up where you can play carnival-esque games (and win stuffed toys), plus stalls selling candy floss and other snacks. Besides the ‘forest’, other displays at the park include quirky, plastic figures such as peacocks, flamingos, giraffes and swans fitted with LED lights. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 19:00 – 02:00
- Address: D-9-1, Jalan Multimedia, 7/AJ City Park, i-City, Shah Alam
- Tel: +603 5521 8800
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an indoor, family interactive edutainment centre where children can experience the world of adults in a replica of a real city. There are no rides and no arcade games, instead there are over 60 different establishments with over 90 role-playing activities specifically designed to aid physical and intellectual growth. At KidZania, kids are empowered and inspired to lead independent lives, pursue their life's dream and explore what it's like to live and work in a real functioning city. Read More...
- Address: Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
- Tel: + 1300 88 KIDZ (5439)
Learning doesn’t just stop at school, and it can be fun, too! Megakidz Funland & Edutainment offers just that and plenty more for kids and parents alike. Situated on the third level of Midvalley Megamall, this 27,000sqft learning and play centre contains multitude of facilities catering for kids from the age of one to 16. If you’re looking for a fun day out with your children without it costing the earth, this might be it.
Every corner of this colourful edutainment centre is filled with fun– it comprises an aviation play system, a toddlers’ corner, an air bouncer, a small cinema and a cafeteria so there’s plenty to see and jump around on! The state-of-the-art aviation play system is the biggest in Asia, with its tall slides and pop-up play helicopter, and the toddlers’ corner houses a small-scale play system that is designed to help with development and growth. The cinema, on the other hand, has a capacity of up to 50 children, perfect for small movie screenings. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 21:30
- Address: Lot T-012, North Court, 3rd Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Midvalley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 9300
The National Science Centre is a crowd puller with its vivacious, educational and just-plain-fun, hands on science and technology exhibits. Shaped like a futuristic, green mosque topped off with a large dome, it is divided into several sections, with exhibits covering the gamut of scientific knowledge.
Also known as the Pusat Sains Negara, Malaysia's first overhead freshwater aquarium, filled with 32 species of local freshwater fish, greets you as you make your way to the main exhibits. Established in 1996, the best part of the National Science Centre is undoubtedly the hall where you can watch a science show beamed straight into the interior of the main dome. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 (closed on Friday)
- Location: Pesiaran Bukit Kiara, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2089 3400
The National Zoo in Ulu Klang has an extensive array of wildlife, both local and overseas. Be amazed by species from Africa such as the majestic lion to towering elephants and pink flamingoes to gentle zebras. Then there are local species to gawk at such as the Malaysian tiger, Slow Loris, Tapir and Hornbills. Besides birds and mammals, visitors can also visit the reptile exhibits and catch a glimpse of the world's longest venomous snake, the king cobra and other fascinating species such as dwarf caimans, mangrove vipers, monitor lizards and giant turtles. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 09:00-17:00
- Address: Hulu Kelang, Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
- Tel: +603 4108 3422
Petrosains is a 7,000sqm interactive science discovery centre located on the fourth floor of the Petronas Twin Towers. Good for a few hours of fun-filled activity, the complex is largely dedicated to the field of petroleum science and presents science and technology in a fun and entertaining way.
Arranged in an easy-to-navigate ‘museum-style’ concept with a collection of everything from space age exhibits to fossils, it is also a great place to learn more about other scientific issues. Since its opening in 1999, this hands-on interactive science museum has been popular with locals as well as expatriate families. Petrosains is divided into 11 main interactive showcases, which can be visited in any order. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 17:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 13:30 – 17:30 Friday; 09:30 – 18:30 Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
- Location: Level 4, Suria KLCC
- Tel: +603 2331 8181
Children just adore nature and the opportunities to learn about the environment. Bring them to the National Zoo which will fascinate them with its display of local and exotic animals. On the other hand, the Butterfly Park is a nice place in Lake Gardens to see some amazing insects. Then there's the new Aquaria KLCC near Ampang which houses an array of marine creatures and some reptiles.
On the other hand, you might want to stimulate their minds on the science of how things work and astronomy in places like the National Planetarium, where they can interact with exhibits that teach about planets and space. The National Science Centre is another great place to learn about biology, chemistry and physics. Finally, there's the Petrosains centre which is dedicated to imparting knowledge on the industry of petroleum. Read More...
For those who are seeking some serious fun in the sun, look no further than Skytrex Adventure. These zip line obstacle courses consist of extreme outdoor activities such as rope climbing and flying fox in the middle of the lush greenery of Shah Alam Agricultural Park, approximately 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Once there, overcome your fears and gear up for some swinging, flying, and climbing fun!
Obstacles are divided into three courses according to difficulties, and the minimum height requirements are 1.1m (Little Adventure) and 1.4m (Big Thrill and Extreme Challenge). Skytrex is only open during weekends, and it is advisable to book online to ensure your spot for the course. However, if you have a big party of 25 or more people, you can opt to have Skytrex opened on a weekday just for you. Kids below 12 years of age require a parent or guardian to be present in order for them participate for safety reasons. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Saturday – Sunday 08:30 – 16:30
- Address: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor
- Tel: +6013 276 9841
- Price Range: RM35 (Little Adventure), RM45 (Big Thrill), RM55 (Extreme Challenge)
The Klang Valley has a host of attractive theme parks that will ensure your children enjoy their stay in Kuala Lumpur. The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Petaling Jaya is probably the most famous, with three different themes including a water park, a Wild Wild West park and an African zone. Another popular one is the Wet Wet World in Shah Alam, another water park and the Mines Wonderland, which is a carnival-like park with a snow house.
Outside Kuala Lumpur, you will find the Genting Highlands Theme Park to be refreshing escape to the mountains. The park has all the usual trimmings of a children's play park with roller coasters, fast-flowing rides and simulators.
Another highland alternative is the Berjaya Hills which brims with international attractions. Finally, if you want to do shopping while leaving your kids occupied, bring them to the Cosmo's Theme Park in Berjaya Times Square, Malaysia's first indoor theme park with rides and games to keep them entertained. Read More...