The beautiful capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is one of the most traveled places in the world. Kuala Lumpur is on every tourist bucket list due to its plethora of attractions. It has a beautiful amalgamation of colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers making it almost on par with New York for modern construction. With this, the city also offers numerous attractions that are loved by kids like Kidzania and Aquaria KLCC. Whether you have a 4 or 14 years old child, Kuala Lumpur has something for everyone and is perfect for family holidays. Here are some of the places to take your kids to in Kuala Lumpur:
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Petrosains Discovery Centre
Petrosains Discovery Centre is, originally, a science museum. The center or museum has many hands-on educational exhibits for the kids. Kids of all ages enjoy it as the center has activities with the science behind them and other playful things too for all ages.
- Maker Studio- offers interactive, insightful, and innovative workshops to learn how science can work for them.
- Dark Ride- enjoy the iconic Dark Ride featuring mountains, rainforests, and underwater sceneries.
- Space- has a series of high-definition videos about space science and technology.
- Geotime Diorama- enjoy the volcanic landscape.
Travel tips – Petrosains ticket is free for kids below two years, and Petrosian’s ticket starts at RM 7.5 for kids and adults RM 18.50. Petrosian’s fare is higher for non-Malaysian visitors.
Kidzania is a specially designed kid’s educational cum entertainment center. The educational center is designed like a mini-city with childlike replicas of different workplaces, offices, and cars. In Kidzania, the kids learn about various jobs by taking turns to work in different types of jobs. The kids can pretend to be a surgeon, pilot, firefighter, chef, etc.
- Kids can earn money from the various jobs they do and can spend that on other activities.
Travel tips – Kids don’t readily come out of Kidzania, so before entry, make them eat a full meal to last several hours.
Aquaria KLCC is one of the largest aquariums in the world. This World-class Aquaria KLCC is home to numerous freshwater and marine life exhibits such as sea snakes, tiger sharks, blue rays, coral fish and seahorse. The sprawling Aquaria KLCC 60,000 area has many sections, and visitors can enjoy seeing exotic species, diving with sharks, or relaxing on the boat deck.
- Petronas Twin Towers
- Suria KLCC shopping center- enjoy shopping at one of the famous shopping centers of KL.
Travel tips – Take the kids to KLCC playground and the free water park adjacent to it.
Little India near Bangsar is a vibrant neighborhood. Little India or Brickfields used to be a residential neighborhood, but today, it is one of the famous shopping centers and dining destinations with many Indian stores and restaurants. Most shops are run by Indians and sell traditional Indian goods such as sarees, spices, flower garlands, and Bollywood music. Little India is Kuala Lumpur’s trademark tourist hotspot for Indian cuisine.
- Eateries serving affordable banana leaf curries and dosa
Travel tips – Take the train to Sentral LRT Station and walk from there to Little India.
Berjaya Times Square
Berjaya Times Square is one of the largest shopping centers in the world. The shopping mall has numerous options, from high-end to budget brands. There are several eateries within the shopping mall. It also has a kids’ zone with many activities. One can enjoy shopping while kids can enjoy the kids’ zone.
- Berjaya Times Square Theme Park- is located inside the shopping mall and has many rides for kids of all ages and adults.
Travel tips – Take the kids to the Kids theatre in the theme park.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is a popular kids and adults attraction of Kuala Lumpur. It is located in Petaling Jaya, just 15 km from Kuala Lumpur. The theme park has many rides (water and dry) and other activities for the whole family. The theme park has several themed sections and rides where one can go according to their interests.
- Waters of Africa (water park)
- Scream Park
- Extreme Park
Travel tips – Take the kids to the Wildlife Park, an interactive wildlife display, and the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.
Lake Garden is the right place for kid’s enjoyment and family picnic. The beautiful garden is in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. It has many things like museums, birds park, butterfly farm, lake, and gardens. One can pack a lunch and have a family picnic under the shade of trees.
- KL Butterfly farm
- Deer park
- Extreme Park
Travel tips – If going with small kids, do remember to take a stroller or pram. The walking can be a bit harsh for the kids.
Traveling in and around Kuala Lumpur becomes very convenient with the help of redBus. You can travel anywhere in Kuala Lumpur easily by booking bus tickets online. Some of the popular bus operators travelling to Kuala Lumpur include Mayangsari Express, Sani Express, etc. No matter where you want to go to, instantly book your bus ticket and seat using your mobile. Choose the timings, bus type, and boarding points from hundreds of bus operators working around the city on the redBus app or website.
To get more information on bus ticket booking in Malay, please visit: Online Tiket Bas