Things to see and do with kids in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Kids Attractions
One might not think that Kuala Lumpur would be a children's playground, but on closer inspection visitors travelling with their families will find plenty of fun opportunities to explore this fascinating and cosmopolitan city with their children. With a plethora of attractions, shopping malls, playgrounds and adventurous activities, figuring out where to begin will be the hardest part!
The Petronas Towers are Kuala Lumpur's most famous attraction and a tour of the skyscraper is a must for children in the city; the dizzying heights and breathtaking views over the city from the skybridge are thrilling to kids of all ages. Once back on terra firma, a trip to nearby colourful Chinatown is in order, where cultures meet and cheap toys can be purchased; just make sure you keep a close eye on the little ones in the crowds.
Visit the Perdana Botanical Gardens where plenty of wide open space will allow kids to let off some steam, enjoy a picnic, and activities like boat rides across the lake. The gardens also house attractions like the Butterfly House and Bird Park, which will captivate young and enquiring minds.
Take a walk through the Taman Negara National Park and marvel at the flora and fauna and indigenous bird life - a great way to tire out the kids so mum and dad can enjoy a night to themselves on the town. Weather too hot to handle? Take the kids to one of Kuala Lumpur's many water parks to cool off, such as the Sunway Lagoon or the Desa Water Park. When the sun goes down, treat the kids to the unique and unforgettable Fireflies tour, which takes visitors down the Selangor River by boat to watch fireflies lighting up the mangrove trees.
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