Weekends are here again and if the tiny bums can’t sit down, bring them out to any of these places to work off their excess energy! There are different places listed here to suit a variety of children’s needs where they can learn and have fun at the same time.
If you’re not sure where to take them, check out some of these places below:
1. For the climbers: Climbing centres
Get the kids off your kitchen counters by taking them to climbing centres. Parents have a few to choose from: Camp5 at 1 Utama, Putrajaya Challenge Park, Madmonkeyz in Wangsa Maju and Xero Gravity Rock Climbing in Petaling Jaya. Families can also scale natural surfaces by signing up for a class with Oxbold Extreme Sports!
2. For the animal lovers: Farm in the City
Other than the KL Bird Park, Farm In The City in Seri Kembangan is another good place for animal lovers. Children get to feed rabbits there and also try catching the tiny fishes with child-sized nets provided by the centre. The animals there are also not kept in cages but some are kept behind low fences.
3. Calling the Dreamers: KidZania
KidZania is a good place for children to role-play adult jobs and careers. They get to pretend to be doctors, fashion designers, radio hosts and many more professions. The kids also get to earn KidZania currencies, kidZos, to pay for food and services inside. This, in turn, teaches them how to manage their finances.
How do they earn kidZos? They have to participate in activities such as flying planes in mock cockpits, become a TV anchor for a station or extinguishing faux flames with real water cannons. It just shows that KidZania managed to translate adult life into simple concepts for kids to understand.
4. For the actors: Workshops in KLPAC or Enfiniti Academy
Both places offer acting, writing, theatre and dance workshops for young children and youths. Children get to hone their skills and talents from those experienced in their field. Even if the kids aren’t interested in making a career out of it, they get to have fun as play acting can improve communication skills too. Parents can check out the KLPAC courses here and courses at Enfiniti here.
5. For the mermaids and mermen: Sealantis
Sealantis offer diving courses for children ages 10 and above. The kids will learn how to use diving equipment such as the buoyancy control devices and regulators. It will all feel like they are going on an adventure underwater. If the kids aren’t keen to learn diving, it’s still good to go for swimming classes as it’s a very useful life skill.
6. Fun for skaters: Skateline
Skating is a good core exercise because skaters will need to keep their body balanced while in motion. For parents who are worried about injuries, have no fear because the instructors go through the Inline Certification Program (ICP) and will properly go through the basics with their students. Once kids are able to skate confidently, they can progress to different skating disciplines such as speed skating, inline hockey and slalom.
7. For the royals on ice: Any ice skating rinks
Some kids prefer the ice skating and parents can take them to Sunway Pyramid or Royale Ice Skating Rink next to eCurve. Ice skating also works the core because kids have to learn to balance their body on slippery ice. If parents are worried about their kid falling, instructors in class will teach all beginners the safe way to fall and get back up. So, fret not!
If any of these places aren’t what you’re looking for the family, check out this list!