Are your kids always on the 🏃♀️🏃♂️run, and no matter what you do (or tell them to do) they just can’t sit still? Congratulations, your kid is born with a battery that lasts longer than 🔋Energizer! (Just kidding, your kid is not a 🤖robot lol.) One of the places where you should bring your kid is, without a doubt, the Sunway Lagoon. There are over 70 attractions that include 💦water slides, a wildlife park, rides and many more to choose from. Your kid will be spoiled with choices!!
This place is especially suitable for kids with ADHD as the variety of rides and slides can keep their dopamine running at all times. Another similar attraction located out of KL is the Tambun Lost World. It is in Tambun (obviously) Perak and surrounded by 🌳nature, making it a more cooling option during the 🥵hot season.
If you feel like Sunway’s theme parks are a bit on the pricey side, you can always go to more budget-friendly theme parks like Wet World Shah Alam, Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort and Splash Out Langkawi. Since these are the cheaper options, the size and variety of attractions are also lesser compared to the pricier ones. However, they can still provide your kids with the fun they need during the long school holiday!
Have a 👩🔬👨🔬scientist in the making at home? Why not nurture his or her interest in STEM by bringing your kid to Petrosains? It provides an enriching environment where your kid is guaranteed to have a fun time discovering the world of 🧪science and 🔭technology. Plus, there are workshops and activities that your kid can participate in! If you are worried that this place might be too advanced for your kid, you don’t have to feel so, as Petrosains is catered for kids and there are all sorts of attractions for all ages.
Another cheaper option for your junior mad scientist is Pusat Sains Negara. It is located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur at Bukit Damansara. One of the main attractions here is the Dinosaur Encounter, where 18 life-size animatronic dinosaurs are waiting to pounce on greet you. Not only that, but you also get to learn all about dinosaurs, like the anatomy of the T-Rex & their eating habits, the reason why dinosaurs are extinct and many more!
Is your kid open to new experiences and always likes to try new and different things? If yes, you should consider taking the child to Kidzania, where they can explore what to venture into when they grow up. The scaled replica of a city provides over 70 role-playing activities for 👦👧children to experience the tip of an iceberg of real-life occupations. These occupations include 👨🍳chef, 👩⚕️doctor, 👩🚒firefighter, 👨✈️pilot and more. Not only that, but your kid also gets to learn how to earn 💵money and spend them (in Kidzania's currency, of course). There are also food establishments there so that your kid will feel 💪energised all day to explore all the occupation simulations.
You can also bring your kid to Dark Mansion Museum Penang. It provides your kid (and you) with a refreshing sensory experience. Similar to teamLab Borderless in Japan, there are lots of colourful glow in the dark installations that will leave your kid in awe. The whole place is like a fantasy world, so you should definitely take your little explorer here.
Does your kid like to do something extreme and adventurous? If you are nodding, then you should bring your kid to the Langkawi Adventure & Extreme Park. That is because not only will your kid have a good time there but you too! There are activities for kids as young as the age of 3! Meanwhile, older kids like you get to try on the more extreme activities for adults. Some of the things you can experience here include ATV rides, sky bikes, go-karts, visiting & feed the 🐴horse and many more.
SKYTREX Adventure Langkawi is another place to bring your adventurous kid, and it is also located in Langkawi! There are 3 levels that you can choose from which are Little Legend (beginner), Eagle Thrill (intermediate) and Island Extreme (advanced). Be sure to bring your kid to a test of courage here!
If your kids have a soft spot for animals, we suggest bringing them to these places. One of them is the Zoo Negara, and yes, it is pretty cliche, but who doesn’t like to see the 🐼pandas? Not only that, but there are also other animals like Malaysia’s version of the panda, the Malayan Tapirs, 🐧penguins, the critically endangered 🐅Malayan Tigers and many more. On top of that, there is also a multi-animal show with animals like macaws and sea lions! Make sure to take your kid to watch it!
P:S: Did you know that there are lesser Malayan Tigers compared to the Giant Pandas?
Alternatively, you can bring your kids for a more up-close experience where they can actually interact with the animals like Farm In The City and Audi Dream Farm. At Farm In The City, your kid can pet animals like 🐦birds, 🦆ducks, 🐔chickens, 🐐goats, 🐑sheep and etc. As for Audi Dream Farm, there are animal feedings and even 🐫camel riding!
🐟Fish and aquatic life lovers can visit Aquaria KLCC or Boutique Aquarium at The TOP Penang. There are all kinds of marine life in both places. Visitors are surrounded by the water at all times, only to be separated by a thick layer of glass. This is also a good learning experience for kids as they can learn about different species of fish and aquatic lives that they have never seen before.
Is your kid a junior 👨🎨👩🎨Picasso? If your kid has a penchant for drawing, 🎨painting, or crafting, why not feed his or her muse by taking your kid on an art trip? One of the most obvious choices would be the Illusion 3D Art Museum Kuala Lumpur where your kid gets to see all sorts of mind-boggling paintings and have fun taking pictures. This unique attraction can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. You will be thrown into all sorts of realistic scenarios (on camera), like encounters with 🧟♂️zombies, dangerous cliffs and deadly accidents and more.
On the other hand, if your kid has a pair of dandy 👐hands (pun intended), you can bring them to the Hard Knocks and Foundry Workshops at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. Kids aged 4 and above can participate in the activities, where they can bring their masterpieces back home. These activities can also be participated by adults, making it a quality time well spent with the 👨👩👧👦family. Meanwhile, at Ipoh, there is a 🥢chopsticks making workshop where you can make your own pair of chopsticks and bring them back home to use! Ask your kid where he or she wants to go, now!
Have an 🏃♀️athletic kid at home who likes to get active? Well, there are a few indoor places in Malaysia that provide the space and gears for your future Olympian. These places include the Beast Park Indoor Adventure and Activity Park, SuperPark Malaysia, etc. Your kid can train to become the next 🥇gold medalist in rock climbing, skating, gymnastics and so on.
If your kid loves jumping and monkeying around, take them to Jump Street Trampoline Park. They can jump as much and as high as they want, vertically, horizontally, you name it. The spaces are huge, so everyone can jump to their 💗heart's content. There are even games that your kid can play while bouncing on the trampoline, such as dodge ball and slam dunk!
Is your kid too young for anything? A little bit older than a baby, also known as a toddler, there are a few places that are suitable for them. These places include Starship Galactica and Kids CEO Playland, where they can socialise with others of similar age and train their sensory processing skills. After 2 years of MCO, babies born during the COVID-19 era are lacking the chance to meet new people and go outdoors. So parents, make sure to bring your kid out whenever you can!
School Holiday is coming, so what are you waiting for? ⏰Hurry and plan a trip for your kid to make his or her holiday worthwhile! But before that, which type of these 8 personalities matches your kid the most?