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Things to do in Kuala Lumpur for kids

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Kuala Lumpur is a fabulous city in Malaysia that’s an amazing cultural melting pot.  There are some great attractions and activities in Kuala Lumpur for kids, making it an incredibly family-friendly city to visit.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids

There are so many wonderful things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids that it can be hard to narrow it down! But here’s 10 of our favourite kids' activities in KL!

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Our Favourite Things to do in Kuala Lumpur with Kids

Most of us know what the main tourist attractions of Kuala Lumpur are, but if you are specifically wondering what to do in KL for kids, then this guide is just for you!

 

Things to do in KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Center)

Whilst there are loads of loads of family activities in KL, it can be a bit of a pain to get to each one of them. If you want to keep life simple, then we suggest that you base yourself in KLCC, and simply focus on the activities located within this area.

The city center is great with kids and the streets and attractions are all stroller-friendly as well. In this area you can enjoy visiting:

  • The Petrosains Discovery Center (science museum)
  • The Petronas Towers
  • The Large KLCC City Park
  • KL Aquarium & more.

Find more information on each of these things to do with kids in Kuala Lumpur City Center below.

 

1. Petrosains Discovery Centre

Petrosains Discovery Centre

The fantastic Petrosains Discovery Centre is one of the best places for kids in KL.  In actual fact, it is one of the best hands-on science museums you’ll come across anywhere in the world!

There are interesting exhibits to engage kids of all ages.

Try walking into the real life hurricane simulator, pretending you’re on board the international space station or build a model car to learn all about speed.

With such great programs on offer, it is clear why the centre is one of the top kids attractions in Kuala Lumpur.

The centre is located on Level 4 of the Suria KLCC shopping centre, and the entrance price is very reasonable for a fun day out.

You can read more about the attractions on offer at Petrosains Discovery Centre.

 

2. Gaze at the giant Twin Towers

Gaze at the giant twin towers

The Petronas Twin Towers was the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004, and are still today the tallest twin towers in the world.

Kids love gazing up at the 88 floor towers and if you’re after a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur then head up to the Skybridge and Observation Deck.

Maybe not the most obvious of Kuala Lumpur kids attraction, but if your kids are like ours then they will enjoy the thrill of the view from up high!

>>> Grab one-way transfer and skip-the-line tickets by booking your tickets online.

 

3. KLCC playground and waterpark

KLCC playground

Our family rates the KLCC playground and waterpark as one of the best in the world – and it’s free! It’s a giant playground with lots of different play areas suitable for all ages and stages.

There’s also a shallow wading pool with a waterfall that’s perfect for kids to cool off from the KL heat.

The playground is situated in the beautiful KLCC park that’s beside the entrance to the KLCC shopping mall. It’s a great place for wandering around and there are plenty of walking and running paths around for the more energetic.

Definitely one of the top things to do with kids in KL!

 

4. KLCC fountain by night

KLCC fountain by night

If you’ve got jet lagged kids and are up a bit later, then head down to KLCC to watch the nightly water fountain light show that takes place outside the shopping mall next to the playground.

It’s quite a fantastic sight watching the choreographed fountains change color to music and our kids loved it.

 

5. KL Aquarium

Kuala Lumpur Aquarium with Kids

Possibly the best place for kids in KL!?

And we told you that all of these first activities will be located close together. The KL Aquarium is located next to the Petronas Towers, in the KL Convention Centre.

For all of the KL attractions for family, I really feel like this one is the one that everyone in the family will enjoy. We loved the 90m tunnel where you can see some sharks, turtles, stingrays, and of course loads of fish.

>>> Grab skip-the-line tickets by booking your tickets online.

 

What to do with Kids Outside of KLCC

Have more days on your hands to explore? Here are some ideas of what to do in Kuala Lumpur with Kids outside of the city center.

1. Kidzania

Kidzania

One of the top kids activities in KL is Kidzania.

Our kids adore Kidzania and the Kuala Lumpur version is our favourite one so far. Kidzania is a mini-city that’s designed and run by kids. They get to try their hand at many adult jobs like being a pilot, firefighter, beautician or fast-food worker!

Children are fully supervised by Kidzania staff, and parents are encouraged to relax and let the kids explore on their own. It’s a full day experience that leaves everyone happy!

Kidzania is located on the outskirts of KL and is not the easiest of places to find, but we found a great travel hack to get you to Kidzania KL.

>>> Save money and time, grab your Kidzania tickets online.

2. Try a curry in Little India

Try a curry in Little India

Kuala Lumpur is known as one of the great melting pot cities of South East Asia.

The Indian enclave is a great place to explore with kids, and if they’re adventurous eaters then pull up a pavement table and try one of KL’s famous banana leaf curries.

Little girls will be enraptured by the beautiful saris and bling bangles that are also on sale in the stores there.

>>>If you love food, you might like to taste the best of Malaysian cuisine on a food discovery tour in Kuala Lumpur.  Click here for all the details.

 

3. The Islamic Arts Museum

Islamic Arts Museum

Another one of the best kids activities Kuala Lumpur has to offer is the Islamic Arts Museum.

The museum is such a great destination to head with kids – the museum is fabulous and a treasure trove of Islamic Art. But the real gem for families is the Children’s Library that’s located on the ground floor of the museum.

It has a fantastic selection of books in a variety of languages for all ages, and a hands-on space for kids to create art and craft.

A great time to visit is on the weekends when they hold workshops and activity sessions.

 

4. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park for Kids

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary. It’s situated in a beautiful setting in the Lake Gardens and next to the Islamic Art Museum.

You’ll find over 3,000 birds from more than 200 species, so it’s one of the best activities for kids in KL if you were after an educational excursion where they can learn more about native Malaysia flora and fauna.

 

5. Batu Caves

Batu Caves

Public transport in Kuala Lumpur is excellent, so it’s easy to jump onto the train and head out to the Batu Caves, which house one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India.

The shrine is dedicated to Lord Murugan, and the first thing you see on arrival is his giant golden statue at the entrance to the caves.

Bring your walking shoes because it’s a climb of 272 steps to reach the entrance. Kids will love wandering around inside, marveling at the 400 million-year-old limestone caves.

They’ll also enjoy the monkeys that play around the stairs and entrance to the cave, but be careful not to bring any food with you as they’ll snatch it off you in a second!

You should also dress modestly given this is a religious site.

>>>Explore the mystery of limestone Batu Caves and immerse yourself in rural KL by joining this very popular tour.

 

6. Cool off in one of KL’s shopping centers

Cool off in one of KLs shopping centres

Unless you’re from the tropics you’re likely to find KL hot and steamy, so inside one of the many air-conditioned shopping centers is a great place to cool off.

The shopping malls are very modern and have great facilities for kids, including essentials for traveling with a baby like change tables and spaces for feeding.

You’ll find lots of kid-friendly restaurants for eating along with kids play areas if everyone needs some downtime from exploring.

 

Other Great Things to do in Kuala Lumpur for Kids

 

There are plenty of things to do in Malaysia for kids, but if you wondering where to bring kids for a holiday in Malaysia, then we highly suggest you book in enough time in the beautiful KL.

With such a large array of choice in kids activities in Kuala Lumpur, it comes as no surprise why KL is one of the best family-friend destinations in Asia.

 

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Kylie Gibbon is a passionate traveller and foodie who's been to over 45 countries around the globe. The Our Overseas Adventures blog chronicles her family travels with her husband and 5 and 7 year olds in tow, including an 8-month sabbatical through SE Asia, Europe, and the Middle East in 2016. Now based back in New Zealand, the family is continuing to travel as much as possible and are always planning their next adventures!

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