Kuala Lumpur for Families


If you’re searching for the perfect place for your next family holiday, consider Kuala Lumpur. Aside from modern skyscrapers and historic monuments, Malaysia’s capital offers thrilling theme parks, kid-friendly entertainment centres and super-sized shopping malls for all ages to enjoy. If you’re looking for an in-depth Kuala Lumpur travel guide, you’ll find plenty of tourist information online. In the meantime, here are some helpful tips for families travelling to this vibrant city.


City centre attractions

Start your holiday by visiting the city centre, which is jam-packed with fun family attractions. Kids will love the chance to see the vast array of sea life at the Aquaria KLCC, including tiger sharks, giant groupers, turtles and coral fish. After exploring the aquarium, head down the walkway that connects to the Suria KLCC shopping centre and marvel at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, before making your way up to the fourth floor to the Petrosains Discovery Center. This interactive science museum provides hours of fun, with its hands-on activities and displays.


Theme parks

If you’re a family who enjoys a thrill, Kuala Lumpur is home to a number of unique and exciting theme parks. The Berjaya Times Square theme park, housed in the sprawling shopping centre, is the largest indoor amusement park in Malaysia and offers a range of exhilarating rides for both kids and adults. Just outside of the city centre is the Sunway Lagoon, which also makes for a great family day out. The theme park is divided into sections, including wildlife, amusement and water parks and is sure to be a hit with both teens and toddlers.


Play areas

If you’re travelling with little ones, there’s a great selection of entertainment centres and play areas in the city. KidZania is an educational entertainment centre made to look like a mini-city, where youngsters can pretend to be firefighter, pilot or surgeon for the day. You’ll also find a spacious playground in the KLCC Park and jungle gyms in most of the shopping malls, where you can drop the kids off for a couple of hours and indulge in some retail therapy.


Outdoor pursuits

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities on offer. Take a thrilling tree canopy tour at Skytrex Adventure or explore the variety of wildlife at Zoo Negar or Farm in the City, located just a short drive away in Seri Kembangan. Lake Gardens is also popular with families and contains an array of attractions, including a bird, butterfly and deer park. The 227-acre park also has botanical gardens, mosques, museums and boats for hire on the lake.


Family-friendly hotels

When it comes to accommodation, the city has everything from luxury 5* hotels to affordable B&Bs. Many of the hotels feature kids’ clubs, swimming pools and playgrounds and more often than not, children can stay for free. Upscale hotels, such as the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, offer spacious family suites with separate living and kitchen areas, as well as easy access to the main places of interest. If you’re only in Kuala Lumpur for a brief stop-off, places like The Sunway Clio Hotel are located close to both the airport and popular attractions such as the Sunway Lagoon and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.


Where to eat

Finding somewhere to eat that appeals to the whole family isn’t always easy, however, with so much choice on offer, you shouldn’t struggle to keep even the fussiest of eaters happy. Head to Chinatown or Little India for cheap and tasty dishes, or choose from the wide range of national and international restaurants in the shopping mall food halls, with everything from Asian to American cuisine on offer. There are also several very helpful guides to cuisine in Asia which you can peruse to ensure you don’t miss out on the most delicious delicacies.

With so many things to see and do, you’re bound to have an unforgettable family holiday and make memories that will last for a lifetime.






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