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10 Recommended Family Attractions by The Westin Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is a city filled with fun activities, both indoor and outdoor, for families travelling with children to enjoy the bonding time. We’ve rounded up some of the best kid-friendly activities in Kuala Lumpur so you can plan ahead and make the most of everything that the city has to offer.
1. Aquaria KLCC
Located in the heart of the pulsating "Golden Triangle" of Kuala Lumpur and within walking distance from the famous Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC is a state-of-the-art oceanarium showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space in the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
2. Petrosains Discovery Centre
Petrosains Discovery Centre is a 7,000sqm interactive science discovery centre located on the fourth floor of the Petronas Twin Towers. 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.
Getting There: Walk to Petronas Twin Towers via the pedestrian bridge at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
Address: Level 4, Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers
3. Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
Bukit Nanas near Kuala Lumpur Tower is one of the oldest permanent forest reserve in the country. It was gazetted in 1906 and was formerly known as Bukit Weld Forest Reserve. It covers an area of approximately 11 hectares and is the only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur. Bukit Nenas Forest Reserve is the only remaining tropical rainforest that still stands tall in the middle of the city, it is one of the oldest forest reserves in the country. It is considered the ‘Green Lung’ of Kuala Lumpur.
Address: 8, Jalan Raja Chulan, Bukit Kewangan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4. National Planetarium
The National Planetarium is situated on a hillock just outside the KL Lake Gardens. This blue-domed structure with futuristic design elements is the venue for a variety of fun-filled and exciting exhibits. The National Planetarium is accessible from the National Museum via an overhead pedestrian bridge.
Address: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5. Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
Step in to a world of fun, excitement & laughter. The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park features a stunning 133,000 square feet of wholesome family entertainment.
Located on Level 5 & 7 of Berjaya Times Square, it is the Largest Indoor Theme Park In Malaysia based on the Malaysian Book of Records.
Address: Berjaya Times Square, 1, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6. National Science Centre
Experience a scientific journey within this huge green dome-shaped building. Thecentre features many exciting hands-on interactive science exhibits, which are divided into nine different galleries.
The journey into this futuristic four-storey complex begins with a walk through an overhead tropical freshwater aquarium, followed by the Environmental Odyssey, exploring the threats faced by our tropical environment. Children will find delight in the Children's Exploration Centre. Among other facilities are a multimedia library, auditoriums, a cafeteria and a Science Shop.
Address: National Science Centre, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, 50662 Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
7. Desa Parkcity Central Park
Tree-lined paths surround The Central Park, beckoning residents and visitors alike to take a leisurely walk and enjoy the great outdoors with its captivating vistas. It also features a picturesque lake, a children’s playground complete with child-proof play equipments, park benches, rest areas and a man-made stream to complete the whole relaxing experience.
Address: Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If you have kids who is curious about what a firefighter, pilot or even a doctor does, KidZania Kuala Lumpur is where they can learn more. At the 80,000 sq. ft. kid-sized city, across more than 60 establishments, kids between the ages of 4-14 will get to experience these real-life occupations hands-on in a fun yet engaging learning environment.
Address: Curve NX, 18, Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
9. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Situated 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's first international-standard water theme park. Within the 80 acres of the park are water-based attractions, such as giant water slides, twin speed slides, a river, a waterfall garden and a lagoon express. The well known shopping mall, Pyramid, definitely adds the abundant activities at this theme park. Sunway Lagoon provides the ultimate theme park experience in 5 adventure zones — Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park.
Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
10. Farm in the City
Farm in the City (FITC) is an unique concept that combines the elements of wildlife and nature set in a designed environment of a conservation park. resembling a typical Malaysian Village setting, it houses more than 100 species of Farm and Exotic animals and plants in specially built enclosures. One can get close, touch or feed the animals with almost Zero distance.
Address: Jalan Prima Tropika Barat 1, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia