Six great days out for families with children.
KL BIRD PARK
One of the most popular attractions in the city, the bird park boasts one of the world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviaries. The 21-acre site is home to approximately 300 different species of birds from mighty hornbills to tiny hummingbirds. Don't miss the daily feeding shows (12.30/3pm).
920 Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, 2272-1010. RM38 (children from 3-12), RM48 (adults). Open daily 9am-6pm. www.klbirdpark.com
Right next door to the iconic twin towers you can explore the underwater world at the Aquaria KLCC. From mountain streams through to the mysterious depths of the ocean, glimpse some of the weird and wonderful creatures that make the water their home. The highlight has to be the 297-foot underwater viewing tunnel.
Concourse Level, KLCC Complex, 2333-2888. RM25 (kids), RM35 (adults). www.klaquaria.com
PETROSAINS DISCOVERY CENTRE
For an educational experience with a very fun twist, head to this interactive science discovery center. With a host of exciting rides, exhibitions and interactive science activities, you can have fun while learning about everything from dinosaurs and space to the history of the petroleum industry.
Level 4, Suria KLCC, 2331-8181. RM47 (kids), RM12 (adults). Open Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:30pm. www.petrosains.com.my
From the depths of the ocean to the tops of mountains, well at least the tops of climbing walls. A fun way to blow off steam is to head to this state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility, housed in a 24m-high fully air-conditioned building. Even better they have special courses designed for kids. Opt for the one-hour taster sessions where your children can try out the climbing walls and boulders under the watchful eye of the trained instructors (RM48/per person).
EZ501 5th Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama Damansara, 7726-0420/0410. Open Mon–Fri 2pm – 11pm, Sat-Sun 10am– 8pm. www.camp5.com
Talking of dinosaurs, another great educational experience is a visit to this exhibition at the Avenue K Mall, which aims to take you back 250 million years to when these giant lizards roamed the earth. Head through the time tunnel to the Mesozoic Era and discover lots of fun interactive exhibits and 22 moving, breathing, roaring dinosaur animatronics in their natural habitat. Tickets are RM40 for Adults and RM50 for children.
Level 4, Discoveria @ Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang. Open daily 10am-10pm. discoveria.com.my
FARM IN THE CITY
If you prefer your animals to be a little cuddlier, then do head to the Farm in the City. Designed to look like a traditional Malaysian village the farm prides itself on having no cages with all the animals allowed to roam free in natural enclosures. Kids will love the chance to get up close and pet the animals, which cover a host of species including foxes, monkeys and snakes alongside more traditional farmyard animals like rabbits and goats.
Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat, Bandar Putra Permai, 3-8941-3099/2099. Open Mon, Wed-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am-6pm. RM48 per adult and RM38 child below.