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. A visit to the Perdana Botanical Gardens is also a great choice for the whole family; here there are plenty of wide open spaces for children to run around and play in, and there are lovely spots for picnics. The gardens also house attractions like the Butterfly House and Bird Park, which will captivate young and enquiring minds.

Other child-friendly activities include popping in to Chinatown to look at the toys, or taking a walk through the Taman Negara National Park and marvelling at the flora and fauna and indigenous bird life. If the weather is simply too hot to handle, children will enjoy any one of Kuala Lumpur's many water parks, 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.


The crowded and colourful Chinatown area is a jumble of shops, food, smells and people. The central section of Petaling…

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Perdana Botanical Gardens

These beautiful gardens, established in 1888, form the green belt of Kuala Lumpur, and the lakeside loveliness with a…

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Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers are designed to impress and encapsulate Malaysia's emergence as Southeast Asia's commercial and cultural…

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