You may be thinking that going out of the country with your family is stressful and it is indeed, but the rewards of experiencing a new destination out of the norm are tremendous. There are so many things that Malaysia has to offer you and your kids. Don’t limit your vacations to just surrounding cities and states, venture out to give your kids the memories the will have for a lifetime.
Traveling with kids is as difficult as you may think but it is beneficial for both their educational growth but for their creative and people skills. You won’t regret bringing your entire family on an adventurous trip to Malaysia. Malaysia has so many cultures, languages, religions, and people that you and your family can learn from. There are many exciting things to do. This country doesn’t require a gigantic budget, although you can spend your time in luxurious parts of the country.
With influences of Indian, Chinese, Indonesian cultures you will find interesting locations and cuisine that will keep you entertained. You will have new experiences every day you venture out your rooms. The many things that are family friendly include museums, safaris and amusements parks. Here are some of the most fun activities you can do with your family in Malaysia.
1. Museum of Illusions
The Museum of Illusions is a fun activity that can get your family involved with the artwork of Malaysia. Your minds will be blown as you witness the amazing props and extravagant mind tricks. Located in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, this museum offers different spaces and tours for you and your family.
2. KLCC Park
The Kuala Lumpur City Centre is an urban park for the citizens of Malaysia. It is where the Petronas Towers are located and is a large attraction for tourists. Your family can have a good time here walking around the track or playing in the kid-friendly water fountains and playgrounds. You can even go shopping here at the Petronas Towers that stand 88 stories high.
3. Langkawi Sky Cab
Your family with especially enjoy the sky cabs of Langkawi that take you to the top of Mount Machinchang. The car will bring you p high enough that you’re able to see the panoramic view of the greenways and mountains. Take the SkyBridge to the top to really get a beautiful view and if you go at an early enough time you can see the Phillippines in the distance.
4. SkyTrex Adventure
An adventure that is both exciting and educational is ideal for activities that you want your family to participate in. The SkyTrex is a tree canopy for all ages that takes you on an amazing ride through the forest by zip line. This may be scary for some children but the learning experience is great. Experience isn’t a necessity when you’re at SkyTrek and you will have the opportunity to participate in challenges that test both your strength and balance. There are different parks for different ages, so make sure to pick the right park for your family.
5. Rainforest Tours
Touring through the rainforest can be one of the most educational activities for your family. Your children will be engaged as they explore the wildlife of the beautiful rainforests. Take a trip to Borneo to experience the biggest rainforest in Asia and your family can even stay in the forest to get the most out of your tour. There are many rainforest tours available all around Malaysia and wherever location you choose to stay in will have something available for you to explore.
- Orangutan Search in Borneo
- Kuala Selangor Firefly Boat Tour
- Mangrove Safari Boat Tour in Langkawi
- Semonggoh Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
- Cameron Highlands Tour
- Penang City & Temple Tour
The place specially dedicated to kids is KidZania. Of course, the parent will have fun, too, but this activity will be extremely exciting for your children. It is designed to help kids get ready for what the workforce is like in a fun way. They can take on any kind of job, from a CSI agent to a news anchor. These jobs become real for the kids and they’re responsible for completing a job for the day. This should be something you prepare to do for an extended amount of time.
7. Lost World of Tambun
Located in Perak, the Lost World of Tambun is surrounded by green jungles and cliffs of limestone. This park has a variety that can appeal to any kind of person. With a water park and amusement park, there are many things that your family could get into. There’s even a petting zoo for those who want to explore more of the nature of Malaysia. Participate in all parks and activities to get the most out of your time at The Lost World.
8. Kuala Lumpur National Zoo & Aquarium
The city of Kuala Lumpur has so much to offer families and is the most visited place in Malaysia. The National Zoo & Aquarium will emerge your family into the wildlife and aquatic habitats of the Malaysian animals. There will be so much to see because this establishment holds over 5,000 specimens and houses two endangered pandas. With interactive sessions, tours, and seminars, your family will get the fun and informative experience you need.
9. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
What’s more fun than going to an amusement park? Families go to the Sunway Lagoon Theme park quite often to enjoy a day in the sun. There are five different parks available and you have the choice of going to them all if you want. This park is mainly water-based but there are rollercoasters that will thrill you and your kids as well. This park is also close to the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, so take some time to shop before you wear yourself out having fun at the theme park.
10. Tabin Wildlife Reserve
This nature preserve in Sabah, Malaysia is responsible for keeping Sabah’s endangered and disappearing wild animals together and safe. The Tabin Wildlife Preserve has hotels and resorts that you and your family can stay to really get a true wildlife experience. From natural trails to bird watching, you are granted to witness the wildlife of Borneo. You can even create your own adventure with their tailor-made option. This will be a fun activity for your whole family to plan.