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Seeing Kuala Lumpur with young kids

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Kuala Lumpur is a family-friendly city. This guide will provide tips to parents with young children when exploring this vibrant city. As parents of young preschoolers, it is actually easy to incorporate some of these activities into the itinerary, be it 1 or 2 days in KL. Kuala Lumpur is a food paradise for the old as well as the young, be it local as well as International food.

Good for
  • Family
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

11 Places

7 City Tips

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11 Places

Aquaria KLCC

Aquariums

Petrosains Science Discovery Centre

Science Museums

KLCC Park

Parks

KLCC Park

Parks

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks

Perdana Botanical Garden

Gardens, Parks

National Monument

Monuments & Statues

Thean Hou Temple

Sacred & Religious Sites

Dinoscovery

Other Fun & Games

National Science Center

Science Museums

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Visitor Centres

paulyn y's City Tips

  • Safety: Parents are to ensure 100% lookout of their kids in KL
  • Food: There are ubiquitous choices of food ranging for cheap eats and high end fine food.
  • Transport: Transportation can be a little tricky with young kids, bear in mind that you may need to take taxi (metered, if possible) in impromptu situations.
  • Shopping complex: Though overrated, the abundant shopping complexes in KL offers more than shopping, it is a good place to get away from the outdoor heat.
  • Tropical city: Bring a reliable mosquito repellent/ hats/ sunscreen if you are doing outdoor activities in KL. Hydration especially for kids are very important!
  • Weather: Rainfall in KL is quite common, hence, an umbrella (not so much the raincoat) will come handy especially with kids.
  • Strollers: Kuala Lumpur especially covered areas are quite stroller friendly. Look for elevators/ lifts in places like shopping complexes/ train stations for access.
  • Aquaria KLCC
    Aquariums
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    paulyn y Says:

    Preschoolers are excited over this place which offers so many aquatic wildlife in action. Do not miss touching the sea stars in the touch pool, the moving walkway through the tunnel as well as feeding times especially shark feeding at the AquaTheater.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go to the website and check out on the feeding times!
    • This place is not very big, hence it can be quite cramped especially if you are maneuvering a stroller inside. A carrier will be a better option!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well built, lots of variety & must visit 16/10/2018
    • 3rd time here.. always great! 16/10/2018
    • Aquaria KLCC
    Phone:
    +60 3-2333 1888
    Price range:
    US$65 - US$65
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Petrosains Science Discovery Centre
    Science Museums
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    paulyn y Says:

    Good way to spend a half day together with window shopping in KLCC after.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be there by 10am to avoid the queuing crowd and spend 2-3 hours inside, after which out from the center for late lunch
    • Stroller is permitted, if not, there are some available for rent.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Thumbs up for the informative experience 15/10/2018
    • “Educational Adventure For Everyone” 27/09/2018
    • Petrosains Science Discovery Centre
    Address:
    The Discovery Centre, Level 4, Suria KLCC
    Petronas Towers
    Kuala Lumpur 50088
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2331 8181
    Other:
  • KLCC Park
    Parks
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    paulyn y Says:

    After the Aquaria/ Petronas Science Centre, it is good to go out to the outdoor area of KLCC, where you can see dancing water fountains as well as the big play area and a wading pool for kids

    Good for
    • Family
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bring a spare change of clothes plus a small towel, if you are planning for kids to go into the wading pool
    • Great place to take picture of the iconic Twin Towers
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Perfect green area for kids and adults 16/10/2018
    • Great Outting 15/10/2018
    • KLCC Park
    Address:
    Jalan Ampang
    Kuala Lumpur 50450
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2380 9032
    Hours:
    Thu
    02:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • KLCC Park
    Parks
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    paulyn y Says:

    Shopping paradise with for adults and kids alike. There is one designated area of shopping in this shopping malls for infants/ kids. Very baby friendly especially the main anchor tenant, Isetan, has breastfeeding/ baby changing area. There are diverse food choices in this mall too!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the food court that offer ubiqitious food choices
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Perfect green area for kids and adults 16/10/2018
    • Great Outting 15/10/2018
    • KLCC Park
    Address:
    Jalan Ampang
    Kuala Lumpur 50450
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2380 9032
    Hours:
    Thu
    02:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
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    paulyn y Says:

    A small but compact bird park where you can go up close with the birds. Check out the feeding/ show times. Lots of photography opportunities.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go in the morning to maximize your time and to avoid the midday heat
    • Best to take a taxi to this park!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • nothing special 15/10/2018
    • Below expectations 15/10/2018
    • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
    Address:
    920 Jalan Cenderawasih
    Taman Tasik Perdana
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2272 1010
    Other:
  • Perdana Botanical Garden
    Gardens, Parks
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    paulyn y Says:

    Great place to go if you have much free time in KL, a good picnic ground especially before midday. A massive play area for kids!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Taxi would be the best transportation to this Garden
    • Bring a picnic box and spend a leisure morning here
    • Mosquito repellant, fluids and a change of clothes for the kids is a must.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Next to twin Towers 16/10/2018
    • Wonderful 15/10/2018
    • Perdana Botanical Garden
    Address:
    Jalan Kebun Bunga
    Tasik Perdana
    Kuala Lumpur 55300
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2617 6404
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    08:30 - 17:00
    Other:
  • National Monument
    Monuments & Statues
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    paulyn y Says:

    The National Monument is very near to the Perdana Botanical Garden/ Bird Park, hence it is a good place to drop by if time permits.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You may want to opt out if it is raining as this is an open area
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So So 15/10/2018
    • Interesting Place 07/10/2018
    • National Monument
    Address:
    Jalan Taming Sari
    Lake Gardens
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-9235 4848
    Other:
  • Thean Hou Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    paulyn y Says:

    This temple is very well maintained and it exceptionally busy with devotees during Chinese New Year. This is a place of worship as well as offering marriage registration service. Plenty of photo opportunities.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Best mode of transport: Taxi, then Midvalley Mega Mall thereafter
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Such a lovely spot. Peaceful and great views 09/10/2018
    • Most interesting stop of our city tour 09/10/2018
    • Thean Hou Temple
    Address:
    65 Persiaran Endah
    Off Jalan Syed Putra
    Kuala Lumpur 50460
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2274 7088
    Other:
  • Dinoscovery
    Other Fun & Games
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    paulyn y Says:

    Great place for preschoolers to explore Paleontology with lots of hands-on activities. Once a temporarily attraction, it has become somewhat permanent, best to check it is still available before going.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Inside, it is dark and can overwhelming for toddlers, but preschoolers are fine.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Good educational exhibit! 30/08/2017
    • It was all about the manpower or woman power 07/06/2017
    • Dinoscovery
    Address:
    Level 4 Avenue K Shopping
    156, Jalan Ampang
    Kuala Lumpur 50450
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2181 7218
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$1
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
  • National Science Center
    Science Museums
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    paulyn y Says:

    Great place for kids (preschoolers to teenagers) to explore. However, this is closed since 20th March 2015 until further notice for renovation and upgrading works.

    Good for
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Must visit 06/10/2018
    • Lovely place to go with young children 17/09/2018
    • National Science Center
    Address:
    Jalan Persiaran
    Bukit Kiara
    Kuala Lumpur 55200
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2089 3400
    Hours:
    Sat - Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
    Visitor Centres
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    paulyn y Says:

    Free tour provided with pewter activities at reasonable price (with prior appointment). Provide information on how pewter items are produced. Very children friendly!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth a visit 16/10/2018
    • A piece of history and legacy 15/10/2018
    • Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
    Address:
    4 Jalan Usahawan 6
    Setapak Jaya
    Kuala Lumpur 53300
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-4145 6000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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