Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids

Kuala Lumpur is a city of fun – it’s a real melting pot of cultures and communities and there are lots of fun things for kids to do in the city too. We visited Kuala Lumpur on our summer travels to Malaysia with children and had a great time exploring the sights. Here are our top ten things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids in tow – Look out for our rainy day activities marked in blue –

Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: Visit the Twin Towers

The twin towers are a great way to get your bearing in the city. Futuristic, eye-catching – they are the iconic symbol of Kuala Lumpur and shouldn’t be missed. Pre-book your tickets to avoid missing out (and having to queue) on the limited number they release each day and enjoy the fantastic vista from the top.

http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/

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Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: Petronas Museum

While you’re at the towers visit the Petronas Museum which is way, way better than its name suggests. This is basically a fun, interactive, hands-on museum that the kids will adore. It is huge, with so many different levels and experiences and there’s something for kids of all ages. You could easily spend a day here but equally it works as a good couple of hours of fun after the visiting the towers.

http://www.petrosains.com.my/

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Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: Visit a theme park inside a shopping centre

Malaysia’s shopping centres are legendary and the Times Square / Berjaya one in Kuala Lumpur has an actual theme park inside – think roller coasters, slot machines, the works! This is a great one to let the kids run free at while you grab a coffee.

https://www.berjayatimessquarethemeparkkl.com/

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Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: Visit the markets of China Town

Jalan Petaling and the surrounding streets are such fun for children, a real immersion into some of the sights, sounds and smells of Kuala Lumpur. Give your child a small amount of money to choose something of their own to buy (you will have to barter hard for them) and spend time wandering the stalls, checking out the street food and watch the traders in action. We loved it here!

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China Town, Kuala Lumpur

Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: Batu Caves

About 20 minutes outside of Kuala Lumpur the Batu Caves are a great visit with kids. These Hindu shrines are beautiful and colourful and the cheeky monkeys running about stealing visitors food will have your kids in stitches – mine couldn’t stop laughing. There are coconuts to buy outside for refreshing drinks and restaurants nearby. This was one of our favourite things to do in Kuala Lumpur. Read our full review of a visit to Batu Caves here.

Batu Caves, nr Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - copyright: www.globalmousetravels.com

Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

With 80 attractions across 88 acres Sunway is a very fun way to spend a hot day in Kuala Lumpur. It’s only about 30 minutes from the city centre and is packed full of fun and thrilling water slides, wave pools, pirate ship and so much more.

http://sunwaylagoon.com

Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: Kidzania

The Kuala Lumpur branch of this brilliant kids world is similar to the others in the brand – a huge amount of fun where children get to try out fun activities, ‘working’ in different jobs (like being a firefighter or DJ) in return for pay which they can then actually use to spend in the shop. Check out our review of Kidzania London for more information.

http://www.kidzania.com.my/

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Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: Enjoy the food

Kuala Lumpur is a fun place to experiment with all of the amazing food on offer. We are vegetarian and would urge everyone (even meat eaters) to give Blue Boy Vegetarian Restaurant a go – it’s a fantastic food centre which is super cheap and packed full of delicious dishes. Set up like a hawker centre we loved the Char kway teow, and my favourite was the assam laksa, delicious! We also loved trying durian in Kuala Lumpur, well, I say loved it but actually we hated it! It was lots of fun trying though and you can read our account of trying durian fruit here.

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Assam Laksa - Blue Boy Vegetarian Restaurant, - Kuala Lumpur - Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids - copyright: www.globalmousetravels.com

Assam Laksa – Blue Boy Vegetarian Restaurant

Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: Aquaria KLCC

Close to the Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur’s aquarium is home to over 5000 creatures set in eight different sections. Kids will love seeing the seahorse, tiger sharks and jellyfish. This is a great space to spend an hour or two if you’ve exhausted the Petronas Museum.

http://aquariaklcc.com/

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Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids: FRIM Canopy Walk

Not for the faint-hearted – that’s me, not my six year old daughter who absolutely loved it! – the Canopy Walk is 30 metres above the ground at this piece of rainforest about twenty minutes outside of Kuala Lumpur. There’s a chance to see leaf monkeys, macaques and plenty of other wildlife if you haven’t got your eyes closed and are clutching the rope bridge for dear life. Children will love it, scared-of-heights parents might have to grit their teeth and just go for it! All in all it is a really fun trip out of the city. Read our full review of the FRIM canopy walk here.

www.frim.gov.my

jungle walk, Forest Research Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - copyright: www.globalmousetravels.com

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Have you been to Kuala Lumpur? What are some of your favourite things to do?

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