This guide to the best family things to do in Kuala Lumpur is ideal for travelers looking to enjoy fun-filled activities during their stay in the Malaysian capital. Aside from its extensive sightseeing opportunities, the city is home to a myriad of unique theme parks with exhilarating rides and kid entertainment centres.

    Fully-interactive activities are on offer in Kuala Lumpur, suitable for toddlers right up to teenagers. We've selected the best child-friendly activities in Kuala Lumpur, all of which promises hours of fun for families with little ones.


    Petrosains, The Discovery Center


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    Petrosains, The Discovery Center is a 7,000-square-metre interactive venue on the 4th floor of Suria KLCC. Good for hours of fun, the spacious complex is largely dedicated to the field of petroleum science and presents science and technology in a fun and entertaining way. 

    Petrosains, The Discovery Center has 11 main interactive showcases that are arranged in an easy to navigate ‘museum-style’ concept. Its collection ranges from space-age exhibits to fossils. Since opening in 1999, this hands-on interactive science museum has been popular among schoolchildren, who get to learn more about global scientific issues.

    Location: Petronas Twin Tower, Level 4, Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2331 8181


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    Sunway Lagoon

    Petaling Jaya

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    Sunway Lagoon is a massive theme park with an extensive range of fun rides for the whole family. It includes dizzying and thrilling water slides, a tranquil ‘river’ ride, surf beach, wave pool, and a revolving pirate ship. 

    Built on the site of a former tin mine and quarry, Sunway Lagoon encompasses different zones – the Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, and Extreme Park and Wildlife Park. The theme park is in Bandar Sunway, around a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur City Center.  

    Location: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

    Open: Wednesday–Monday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +60 (0)3-5639 0000


    KidZania Kuala Lumpur

    Petaling Jaya

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    Kidzania Kuala Lumpur is an edutainment center designed to prepare kids for the workplace. Resembling a mini-city, with child-sized replicas of office buildings and automobiles, kids get to take turns ‘working’ in over 90 different types of jobs, including pretending to be a surgeon, pilot, secret agent, lawyer, news anchor, and firefighter. 

    Kids at the simulated News Straits Times Press office are given the task of roaming the ‘city’ to find news to write and publish or deliver copies of the paper around the city or collect them for recycling. Chika's Locker Fashion Boutique gives kids a chance to pose and model on a fashion parade catwalk.

    Location: Curve Nx, 18, Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

    Open: Wednesday–Monday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Tuesdays)


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    Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

    Bukit Bintang

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    Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is the largest indoor theme park in Kuala Lumpur. It's laid out in classic amusement park-style and divided into 2 zones: one for adults and one for kids. If you are in the mood for a hair-raising roller coaster experience, thrilling rides such as the 800-metre-long Supersonic Odyssey rollercoaster and DNA Mixer come highly recommended. 

    This popular family attraction in Kuala Lumpur is on the 5th and 7th floors of the Berjaya Times Square shopping mall.

    Location: Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Monday–Friday from midday to 8 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +603 2117 3118


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    i-City Theme Park

    Shah Alam

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    The i-City Theme Park, also known as the City of Digital Lights, is an amusement park in Shah Alam. It's best known for hosting a nightly display of colorful LED-lit attractions. You can also enjoy a range of exciting and family-friendly activities, such as a waterpark, 3D museum, and snow park. 

    One of i-City Theme Park’s major highlights is a ‘forest’ of artificial maple and pine trees with branches illuminated with LED lights. The park also has a massive Ferris wheel, a 2-tiered carousel, carnivalesque game booths, and snack stalls. Besides the ‘forest’, other displays at the park include quirky, plastic figures such as peacocks, flamingos, giraffes and swans fitted with LED lights.

    Location: i-Gallery, Jalan Multimedia, I-City, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +60 (0)3-5521 8800


    District 21


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    District 21 is an adventure park within IOI City Mall Putrajaya. It's a great place for visitors of all ages to enjoy a variety of challenging obstacle courses. The 6,500-square-metre complex features a post-apocalyptic setting, with plenty of metal beams, steel walls and colorful graffiti, as well as suspended ropes, chains, and platforms.

    You first pass through a 2-step decontamination chamber, where you are provided with protective gloves and non-slip socks (shoes are not permitted for certain rides). Staff brief you on the theme park’s rules and safety precautions. Fitted with LED-lit climbing walls, high-speed slides, trampolines, and aerial obstacle courses, District 21 in Kuala Lumpur has 11 attractions with varying difficulty levels.

    Location: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia

    Open: Monday–Friday from midday to 8 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-8328 8888


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