Family-friendly activities to try on our Malaysian holiday

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Planning a family trip to Malaysia but uncertain whether there will be activities to keep the kids happy? Fear not! This incredible country has plenty to offer both the young and young at heart. Here are some of Malaysia’s top family-friendly activities.

Lost World of Tambun, Perak

Part of a wider resort, the Lost of World of Tambun is a sure-fire hit for the kids, with many attractions to keep the little ones entertained. In addition to the amusement park with its collection of colourful rides, you can also dive into the Lost World Water Park – the perfect way to stay cool on a warm Malaysian day. When you’re done bobbing about in the wave pool or racing down slides, head over to the Petting Zoo for some close encounters with giraffes, raccoons and rabbits, as well as tropical birds, snakes and marmosets.

Have older children in tow? Perhaps the Lost World Adventure Park will be to their taste – filled with exciting activities such as a high ropes course, ziplining, kayaking and abseiling, not to mention Zorbing!

If you buy your tickets online, you’ll save a little money on admission, but for walk-in rates you’ll pay roughly AU$17 per child 12 and under, and AU$19 for adults and children 13 years and older.

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KidZania, Kuala Lumpur

KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an interactive and educational family centre where kids get to roam around workstations based of real-world experiences. The space, located in Mutiara Damansara near the local recreation park, gives kids free range to explore different activities for themselves through role-playing games.

Your little ones can spend time enjoying activities that pique their interest, from working at a beauty salon to being a fire fighter, sitting in an airplane cockpit to running a radio station. A great way to spend the day and give your children the chance to explore the grown-up world their way.

Admission fees range from AU$12-25, although you can get cheaper tickets by booking online at least a day before your visit.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, Johor

There’s something undeniably nostalgic about LEGO that seems to transcend generations, and now you don’t get to only experience the fun at home, you can also visit an entirely LEGO-themed resort. Located in Johor, southern Malaysia, LEGOLAND has both a theme park and water park to enjoy.

Step inside NINJAGO Land, where you’ll find Asia’s first indoor 4D ride, where you and the kids will experience wind, heat and smoke effects as well as the exciting gesture-recognition technology that allows you to vanquish dragons with a wave of your hand.

Booking in advance will save you some money on admission – a one-day combo ticket for all the attractions will cost you about AU$50 for adults and AU$40 for children under 12 years.

KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur

This beautiful, 50-acre park is a must-visit during your stay in Kuala Lumpur. The huge playground in the park is every kid’s dream, and perfect for breaking up a day’s sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur’s City Centre. With a view of the Petronas Towers, the park is a great respite from the busy city streets, giving parents a chance to put their feet up while the kids run wild on the jungle gym.

If you plan your visit for later in the evening, you and the family can also enjoy the water show at the Lake Symphony fountains, taking place at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. Admission is free.

Planning your family holiday to Malaysia? Be sure to take care of your travel insurance before you go for peace of mind. With TID, kids travel free under their parents’ policy – get in touch to find out more!


TID is an Australian online travel insurance company.


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