Malaysia. The nation that is home to many public holidays, and the country from which the catchy jingle “Cuti-Cuti Malaysia” hails.

In fact, Tourism Malaysia has kicked off a new campaign, “Now is the time, cuti-cuti Malaysia”, encouraging us all to take a break.

If you’re looking for something local to do with the family over the holidays, popular options that crop up are Sunway Lagoon and Genting Highlands.

But there’s so much more out there to explore and see, and with a bit of research, you’ll realise you’re actually spoilt for choice. 

Well, we’ve done the work for you and shortlisted these 15 fun family-friendly attractions in the greater Klang Valley to visit, along with what you need to know about each one. They’re categorised between theme parks and nature-based attractions.

Theme parks

1. Nextgen Theme Park

One of the newest kids on the block after its January 2023 opening, Nextgen is an indoor theme park in 1 Utama, opened by a husband-and-wife duo.

It’s specifically called an edutainment centre, spanning 45,000 sq ft, and is split into five zones: Entertainment, Engagement, Empowerment, Experience, and Enrichment.

Some examples of attractions there include the Ninja Challenge course, where you’ve got to climb, crawl, and squeeze your way through obstacles. 

Meanwhile, over in the Imagination Playland, kids can get a taste of the adult working life through roleplay as bakers, firemen, police, and retail store workers.

For a more detailed teaser of what to expect, check out our previous early review of the place here.

Age requirements: 3 years old up to adults, and kids under 12 years old must be supervised by an adult

Price: Prices for tickets are for unlimited entry the entire day until closing time, so you can head out for lunch and come back in to play.

AdultsChildren
Weekday PriceRM38RM28
Weekend PriceRM55RM45
Night Owl Ticket
(Mon – Fri, 7:45PM onwards)
RM19RM14
Compulsory grip socks purchase (reusable)RM7RM7

Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM, Monday – Sunday 

Address: S603-S610, LEVEL 2, 1 UTAMA E, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Website: https://nextgen-asia.com/ 

Contact: 016-936 3068

2. Splashmania

Image Credit: Splashmania

Gamuda Cove’s ever-growing list of attractions has now introduced Splashmania, an 18-acre waterpark that boasts at least 39 attractions.

One would be the Shaka Waka, a 78-metre-long customisable waterslide that lets riders set what LED and audio effects they would like to experience before plunging in.

Another highlight is Wild Rush, which offers back-to-back twists, drops, and vortex loops that will get your adrenaline pumping before you splash into a pool to cool off.

Look forward to another interesting mix of technology and water rides with Atlantis VR, a 250-metre-long slide where riders will be required to wear a VR headset as they go down the waterslide.

Age requirements: All ages welcomed, but different rides have different height requirements

Price: RM63 – RM79, kids under 90cm get free admission with a paying adult

Opening hours: 10AM – 6PM, open daily except on Tuesdays

Address: Jalan Cove Sentral 4, Bandar Gamuda Cove, 42700 Banting, Selangor

Website: https://gamudaland.com.my/gamudacove/splashmania/ 

Contact: +6012-932 1811

3. i-City theme park

Spanning 72 acres, i-City prides itself on being a technologically-advanced theme park that’s best visited with the use of the i-City SuperApp.

From a wax museum with meticulously-detailed figures of famous people, to a crazy 360° spinning ride, i-City theme park has quite the variety of attractions.

During our visit, we noted that a majority of the rides definitely seemed more suited for young children, hence, this place is extremely family-friendly. 

It has its own waterpark too, called WaterWorld, with rides like the tame Rainbow Racers Slide and the more extreme Tornado.

Check out our recommended attractions here, and how to maximise one day of fun at i-City theme park here.

Age requirements: All ages welcomed, but different rides have different height requirements

Price: Pay-per-ride using i-Points in the i-City SuperApp, or choose between packages that cost RM33 – RM128. Kids aged 3 years old and below who are also under 90cm get free admission.

Tickets with hotel stay packages are available too, for prices up to RM309, more details here.

Opening hours: 10AM – 6PM daily (different attractions do have different opening hours though, so it’s best to call to confirm before going)

Address: Persiaran Multimedia, i-City 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Website: https://www.i-city.my/themepark/ 

Contact: 03-5521 8800

4. ESCAPE Petaling Jaya

Image Credit: ESCAPE

Located in Paradigm Mall is ESCAPE, a theme park that’ll have you really stretching out those muscles.

You’ve got activities such as an obstacle course to conquer, cycling on a rather unique-looking bike, and acrobatic arenas. There’s even a coconut tree climbing activity!

Those who want to visit should be prepared for a whole lot of jumping, climbing, and swinging.

If you’re located further up north, then check out ESCAPE Penang, which is home to the world’s longest zip coaster and water slide, as verified by Guinness World Records.

Age requirements: All ages welcomed, but different rides have different age requirements

Price: 

Kids (3 years old & under)Free
Junior kids (Ages 4 – 12)RM68
Big kids (Ages 13 – 60)RM103
Super kids (Ages 61 – 100+)Free if accompanied by a paying guest

Opening hours: 10AM – 8PM, Tuesday – Sunday

Address: No.1, Jalan SS7/ 26A GB-07, Boulevard, Level G, Paradigm Mall, Ss 7, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Website: https://www.escape.my/ 

Contact: +60 17-949 7529

5. District 21

Image Credit: District 21

Here’s another attraction that’ll have your adrenaline pumping with its range of courses, from easy to hard.

Located in IOI City Mall, District 21 is designed with a post-apocalyptic theme in mind, so caged mazes, a vertically-placed bus, and more, are just part and parcel of the fun.

Hang on for dear life as you ride the Roller Glider, a combination of a roller coaster and a flying fox, or take off with the Launch Pad, an area filled with trampolines.

Age requirements: All ages welcomed, but different rides have different height/weight requirements, and District 21 specifies that there are no rides for those under 90cm

Price: RM60 (weekdays), RM70 (weekends and public/school holidays), and prices for tickets are for unlimited entry the entire day until closing time, so you can head out for lunch and come back in to play.

Opening hours: 12PM – 8PM (weekdays), 10AM – 8PM (weekends and public/school holidays)

Address: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Website: https://www.facebook.com/district21park/ 

Contact: +60 3-8328 8888

6. Goosebumps Rope Course

Image Credit: Goosebumps Rope Course

Standing at 16 metres tall and 20 metres wide, this rope course at Gamuda Cove has 57 climbing elements including a giant swing, abseiling, and even a rooftop event platform.

Kids under 141cm aren’t allowed to take part in the above, so there’s a dedicated Kids Course with a variation of 11 elements and obstacle courses for kids who are 100cm – 140cm.

Be prepared to spend at least two hours here to experience all the fun this place has to offer!

Age requirements: All ages welcomed, but kids must be at least 100cm tall

Price: RM35 – RM75

Opening hours: 12PM to 8PM (weekdays, closed on Tuesdays) and 10AM to 8PM (weekends)

Address: Persiaran Cove Sentral, Bandar Gamuda Cove, 42700 Dengkil, Selangor

Website: https://tix.glplay.com.my/discoverypark-goosebumps 

Contact: +6012-932 1811

7. SuperPark Malaysia

Image Credit: SuperPark Malaysia

SuperPark Malaysia is located in Avenue K, and has attractions such as a pedal car racetrack for some friendly competition, a tube slide that’ll give you an adrenaline rush, and trampolines and foam pits perfect for practising your somersaults.

Over in an area called the Game Arena, there are activities like Disco Golf, Super Bowling, Hot Stepper, and Superhoop.

Age requirements: All ages are welcomed

Price: Two-hour passes can cost RM53 – RM58 (kids under 2 years old enter for free), prices are excluding compulsory grip socks

Opening hours: 10AM – 7.30PM (Sunday – Thursday), 9.30AM – 9.30PM (Friday and Saturday)

Address: Unit 4-1, Level 4 Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Website: https://www.superpark.com.my/ 

Contact: +6012-301 1040

8. VAR LIVE

Image Credit: VAR LIVE

Providing players with an immersive 4D virtual reality (VR) experience, VAR LIVE can be found in MyTOWN Shopping Centre.

You can choose to play solo or with friends in sessions where you race to be champion, fight off scary zombies, or destroy a city in your attempts to be a hero.

Being a multi-sensory experience, VAR LIVE combines VR games with experiential elements like physical decorations, imitation guns, vibrating floors, and wind special effects to get players as immersed as possible.

While the horror-themed and gory games are better left enjoyed by those who are 15 or older, kids still have a few tamer games to choose from.

Age requirements: Children from 8 years old (minimum 110cm tall) and older, to adults

Price: RM45 – RM108, more package fees can be found here

Opening hours: 10AM – 10PM daily

Address: L2-015, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, No.6, Jalan Cochrane, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Website: https://www.var.live/en-my 

Contact: +603-9202 8338

Nature-based attractions

9. IOI City Farm

Mix a bit of Aquaria, Perdana Botanical Garden, and Zoo Negara together, and you’ll get something similar to IOI City Farm, an indoor urban farm that opened just about half a year ago.

Spanning 18,000 sq ft and two levels, the space is split between three zones: Green Land (plants), Little Rimba (animals), Fresh Water World (aquatic animals).

Qualified zoologists, aquarists, and botanists can be found throughout the place to teach visitors about the plants and animals they’re interacting with, making your experience more memorable. Read about ours here!

Age requirements: All ages are welcomed

Price: RM48 (weekdays), RM 58 (weekends, public/school holidays), kids 2 years old and under enter for free

Opening hours: 10AM – 9PM daily

Address: City, AT-6, Level 2 IOI City Mall, Lbh IRC, Ioi Resort, 62502 Sepang, Putrajaya

Website: https://www.ioicityfarm.com.my/ 

Contact: +603-8328 8888

10. Farm In The City

Just 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur is where you’ll find a nature-filled haven in the middle of a bustling city. 

It was founded to bring kampung experiences to urban dwellers, giving kids and adults alike a chance to step away from modern life and get back in touch with nature.

As you walk through the space, you’ll see free-flying birds, reptiles in their safe enclosures, alpacas and goats waiting to be petted and fed, a longkang fishing area to replicate old childhood pastimes, and more. 

Age requirements: All ages welcomed

Price: 

MyKadNon-MyKad
Kids (11 years old & below)RM32RM48
Adults (12 years old & above)RM39RM58
Senior Citizens (60 years old & above)RM32RM48

Opening hours: 10AM – 6PM (weekdays, closed on Tuesdays), 9.30AM – 6PM (weekends)

Address: Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, Seri Kembangan, 43300 Selangor Darul Ehsan

Website: https://www.farminthecity.my/an-eden-of-nature-and-animals/ 

Contact: +603-8941 3099

11. 99 Wonderland Park

Image Credit: 99 Wonderland Park

25 acres of a lake and land await you at 99 Wonderland Park, where ambient LED night lighting and interactions with wildlife can be enjoyed.

There are over 99 species of animals here, and aside from feeding and petting them, you can also paddle a boat across the lake or take in the sights of the musical dancing fountain.

Take precious family photos for memories with detailed dinosaur sculptures, the colourful and bright Magical Bridge, and friendly deer or Malayan tapir.

Age requirements: All ages are welcomed

Price: 

Saturday, Sunday, Public/school holiday
(9AM – 4PM)
Monday – Thursday
(5PM – 11PM)
Friday – Sunday, Public/school holiday
(5PM – 12AM)
MyKad AdultRM45RM45RM55
MyKad Child/OKU/
Senior Citizen
RM25RM25RM30
Non-MyKad AdultRM70RM70RM80
Non-MyKad Child/ OKU/Senior CitizenRM40RM40RM50

Opening hours: 

Monday – Thursday5PM – 11PM
Friday & Public/school holidays5PM – 12AM
Saturday9AM – 4PM, 5PM – 12AM
Sunday9AM – 4PM, 5PM – 11PM

Address: 3a, Jalan 1, KM12, Jalan Ipoh, Pusat Bandar Utara Selayang, 68100 Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Website: https://www.99wonderlandpark.com.my/attractions/ 

Contact: +6012-995 5399

12. Farm Fresh @ UPM

Farm Fresh @ UPM was launched by the dairy giant in collaboration with the university, and has its own restaurant, a petting zoo, a greenhouse, and some cows that are either free-roaming or kept in a barn.

Feel free to walk along the paths to explore the place, or hitch a tractor ride tour like we did where you can learn about the farm with the help of a guide. 

If the kids get hungry, you can head on over to the restaurant serving some Western delights, or grab a sweet cold frozen yoghurt or creamy drink from JomCha, all made with Farm Fresh’s own milk.

Age requirements: All ages welcomed

Price: RM5 for kids 4 years old and above, RM10 for adults

Opening hours: 10AM – 7PM, open daily except for Mondays

Address: Jalan Maklumat, 43400 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Website: https://www.facebook.com/farmfreshatupm/

Contact: +6016-206 7133

13. Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands

Image Credit: Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands

15 minutes away from KLIA lies a tropical paradise that’s home to a scenic lake, local crocodiles, Nile hippos, and more.

It’s protected by the government, and the only way to explore this sanctuary is through Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands.

It can bring you on a flora and fauna-filled journey through a 4WD safari ride and a boat ride across Lake Sendayan, stopping by a thick bamboo trail and a hippo pond for feeding at specific times.

Age requirements: All ages are welcomed

Price: RM30/pax for the Safari Insta Tour (safari ride to Bamboo Trail, Lake Sendayan, and Rumah Melayu), RM50 for the Nature Wanderlust (Safari Insta Tour + boat ride), individual activity prices can be found here

Opening hours: 9AM – 5PM daily, closed on Tuesdays

Address: Discovery Wetlands Centre @ Discovery Park, Persiaran Cove Central, Bandar Gamuda Cove, 42700 Dengkil, Selangor

Website: https://www.discoverywetlands.com.my/ 

Contact: +6012 932 1811

14. KL Tower Mini Zoo

Image Credit: KL Tower Mini Zoo

Those who stay in the city and want to get up close and personal with animals can look no further than KL Tower Mini Zoo.

Make your way through the Mini Jungle, Moonlight Shed, Birdy School, Pet Village, Forest Walk, and more, and get acquainted with 50 species of animals, from native species to exotic ones. 

They include two tortoises of the world’s largest species, albino long tailed macaques, green iguanas, the largest local softshell turtle species, and more.

Age requirements: All ages are welcomed

Price: 

MyKadNon-MyKad
Kids (11 years old & below)RM29RM38
Adults (12 years old & above)RM35RM48
Senior Citizens (60 years old & above)RM29RM38

Opening hours: 10AM – 9PM daily

Address: Ground Floor, Menara Kuala Lumpur, WP, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Website: https://www.farminthecity.my/kl-tower-mini-zoo/kl-tower-mini-zoo/ 

Contact: +603-2022 3943

Bonus edutainment centre

15. MinNature Malaysia

Image Credit: MinNature Malaysia

If you’re not looking to get pumped up on adrenaline or interact with cute animals, and prefer to familiarise your loved ones with local culture, then MinNature Malaysia is the place to be.

Full of carefully handcrafted miniatures, you’ll get to see scaled down replicas of national landmarks, buildings, and dioramas of everyday Malaysian scenes.

The amount of careful detail put into each piece is awe-inspiring, and kids and adults alike are sure to have a good time here.

Age requirements: All ages are welcomed

Price: 

Kids (5 years old & below)Free
Kids (6 – 18 years old)RM25
Adults (up to 60 years old)RM30
Senior Citizens (61 years old & above)RM25

Opening hours: 10AM – 8PM daily

Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail JUMPA @ Sungei Wang Plaza, Level 1, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

Website: https://minnature.com/ 

Contact: +6011-1009 9374

Featured Image Credits: ESCAPE PJ / IOI City Farm / i-City Theme Park

 
 
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