Best KL Family Staycation Ideas for Kids and Teens
Thinking about a Kuala Lumpur local staycation or local getaway within Malaysia? One that you can experience together with your kids or teens?
You may not know it, but there are many fun, interesting, and unique places that you can visit in KL together with your loved ones! Depending on the age of your children, there are a wide number of options you can choose from.
In this article, you will discover 12 of the top Kuala Lumpur local attractions that your kids, tweens, and teens will love!
Where to Stay for Family Staycations in KL
Before you set off for your weekend or week-long experience, consider booking a room at our urban sanctuary, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur. Our two-bedroom Kuala Lumpur service apartments are ideal for family staycations in KL, especially if you appreciate space and comfort. Each two-bedroom apartment has an ensuite bathroom with a soothing bathtub and shower, as well as separate living and dining areas. And if you’d like to whip up your own meals, the suite comes with a modern kitchenette and premium appliances.
For those with little ones, you can keep them entertained—and catch a breather—as they play in our safe and engaging play area, located conveniently within our premises.
Want a break from preparing meals, but feeling too tired to head out? Our convenient in-room dining service offers a wide selection of local and western cuisines for you to enjoy without having to leave the comfort and privacy of your suite.
Fun Family-Friendly Places in KL for Kids
Where are the best places in KL for kids to play freely, expend their boundless energy, and perhaps even learn something new? Check out these highly-rated KL attractions for kids!
1. Petrosains, The Discovery Centre
|Address||Petronas Twin Tower, Level 4, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Oil and gas company PETRONAS is a big name in Malaysia. To encourage future generations of Malaysians to embrace science, technology, and innovation, the company started Petrosains, The Discovery Centre.
At Petrosains, everything is interactive, experiential, and hands-on, so as to spark your kids’ interest in all things STEM-related (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Kids can learn about the prehistoric years, discover how astronauts live and work in space, and marvel at nanotechnology, where scientists study the tiniest of atoms to find out how they can be used to benefit humankind. Your kids can also conduct their own experiments—don’t worry about them being stuck as there are helpful staff to assist and provide explanations if needed!
2. KidZania Kuala Lumpur
|Address||Curve Nx, 18, Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
Are your kids curious about what it’s like to be a firefighter, pilot, or doctor? KidZania Kuala Lumpur is where they can learn what grown-ups do at work! In this 80,000 sq ft kid-friendly city, children between the ages of four and 14 will get to experience various occupations in a fun and engaging environment. They’ll also have the chance to work with others in a team—don’t be surprised to see them picking up useful skills such as financial literacy and people management!
3. Royal Malaysia Police Museum
|Address||5, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
If your kids love playing cops and robbers, you must visit the Royal Malaysia Police Museum. Entry is free, and you can spend your time exploring three galleries that will take you through the history of the Malacca Sultanate empire, as well as the major events that created and shaped the nation’s police force.
Children of all ages will enjoy seeing the official police vehicles, police uniforms, and traditional police weaponry such as the kris (a dagger with a wavy-edged blade). Notable exhibits here include the confiscated weapons of Malaysian triads and secret societies, including DIY gadgets that were used for armed robberies!
4. KLCC Park
|Address||Persiaran KLCC, Jalan Ipoh, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Prefer to spend the day outdoors? KLCC Park is where you can let your kids run wild as you relax and enjoy the greenery. This urban sanctuary was designed by the late Roberto Burle Marx—an influential Brazilian landscape architect and environmentalist—and it is reportedly one of the best public parks in Malaysia.
With a view of the towering Petronas Twin Towers, it’s not hard to see why KLCC Park is a favourite haunt for families. The highlights of KLCC Park for your kids will be the two-hectare children’s playground and the kid-friendly paddling pool. Remember to bring a change of clothes for everyone!
5. Perdana Botanical Garden
|Address||Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
A lesser-known but equally lovely city park is the Perdana Botanical Garden (formerly known as Lake Gardens), which also has a children’s playground, enticingly known as the Fantasy Planet and Dinosaur Park!
While you’re here, do also take the opportunity to visit the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park. There’s a deer park in the vicinity but animal lovers have found the quality of care lacking, and advise giving it a miss. The easiest way to get to Perdana Botanical Garden is via a taxi or hired car, and when you’re ready to leave, you should be able to find a line of waiting cabs at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.
6. We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym
|Address||204, Jalan Limau Manis, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is an inclusive play space for children of all ability levels to play and grow together. Everything in this indoor playground is specifically designed to aid children with sensory processing disorders, and it is here that they can enjoy a customised zip line, crash pit, trampoline, and more. However, all kids are welcome to play here, and to learn from one another!
Exciting KL Activities for Tweens and Teens
Need ideas to lure your tweens and teens away from their beloved digital devices? Assure them that they’ll have a whale of a time at these places!
1. Skytrex Adventure Sungai Congkak
|Address||Batu 20, 1/2, Jalan Sungai Congkak, Kampung Padang, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia|
Skytrex Adventure offers a tree-to-tree “sky trekking” experience, where you and your teens can fly, swing, glide, and dangle on various aerial obstacles suspended above the lush tropical Malaysian rainforest. Kids can join in too, as long as they are up for the challenge and are at least 1.1m tall. However, note that those below 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
|Address||City Centre, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, LG601, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama E, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
Surfing in a shopping mall? Yes, it’s possible at FlowRider, located in 1 Utama Shopping Centre! At FlowRider, artificially created waves—endless sheets of water flowing at 32 km/h over a composite vinyl surface—will let you realise your surfing dreams, whether you’re a complete newbie or a surf veteran. Your teens or tweens can pick up the basics, or hone their abilities at performing tricks and spins!
3. Camp5 Indoor Climbing Gym
|Address (Flagship Outlet)||5th Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
Think your tweens or teens might enjoy indoor rock climbing and bouldering? It’s a great activity as it provides a full-body workout while developing mental skills such as spatial awareness and problem solving!
Camp5 is popular with indoor climbing enthusiasts in KL, and you don’t have to be an expert to have a blast here. If your kids are having fun climbing the furniture at home, they’re probably ready for a trial session! However, do note that kids under six should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling, while 13 is the minimum recommended age for their Basic Wall Course.
4. SuperPark Malaysia
|Address||Unit 4-1, Level 4 Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
SuperPark is an all-in-one indoor activity park with over 20 healthy and high-energy activities for all ages! Younger kids are welcome here, but older children will probably have more fun as they can move around independently to whichever activity catches their fancy. This includes everything from obstacle walls and zip wires to street basketball and skating!
5. Taman Tugu
|Address||Taman Tugu, Pesiaran Sultan Salahuddin, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Is hiking one of your family’s favourite activities? Taman Tugu is an urban forest park in the city, and it’s an ideal starting point for beginner hikers of all ages, because the terrain is mostly flat and the hiking routes are clearly marked. If the weather is ideal, you should make plans to spend half a day here!
6. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
|Address||Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Is your tween or teen more of a cerebral soul? Take him or her to the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, a must-visit museum in KL. The IAMM houses over 7,000 artefacts, and exhibits range from the tiniest pieces of Islamic jewellery to one of the largest scale models of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.
Going by visitor reviews, this museum is a standout for its high-quality exhibits and the attention given to their presentation. You can certainly be assured that this collection will illuminate your family’s understanding of the Islamic world!
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