It’s the time of the year when kids go all out and expect fun trips with their mummy and daddy. And this would also be the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with them. Don’t waste this long holiday break at home and go on a fun day out or perhaps a family vacation to one of the many family-friendly places across Malaysia. Turn this article into your holiday destination bucket list.
Historical City, Malacca is great for short trips as this vibrant coastal town has history, culture, food, nature, and indoor fun to explore. After sightseeing, reward your kids with a few hours at interactive places like Kidzoona or splash out at Melaka Wonderland Waterpark. If you or your child are a comic lovers, you will want to visit the Shore Toy Museum.
If your family prefers a day of fun and excitement, Genting Highlands is the best destination place for you. It is famous for its indoor theme parks, winter wonderland, and other fantastic tourist spots. It is also a good destination if you want to treat your child to some fun after long days spent at school. For instance, you can go to the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park, and BigTop Video Game Park.
Lost World of Tambun Theme Park, Ipoh Perak
This theme park is one of the biggest and best attractions in the area, and you will find a big complex with various exciting sections. Some of these sections include a tiger valley and a water park. If you love animals, you may want to visit the Lost World Petting Zoo or the Lost World Hot Springs. Not to forget the main theme park, which has a range of rides for all different age groups.
Perfect for a tropical island getaway, Langkawi has long been famous for family trips to Malaysia, ensuring your child will never have a dull moment here. Take your pick of resorts, from five-star to rustic resorts, and let your child enjoy clean, safe beaches while you relax on the shore. Besides the beach, the famous glass-bottom Skycab cable car takes you on a thrilling ride over the jungle and mountain.
Located right beneath the KL Convention Center, Aquaria KLCC is known as a world-class aquarium that showcases marine life and animals worldwide. This family-friendly facility is designed to take you on a journey of discovery while leading you through a series of different water landscapes – from the highlands and flooded jungles of Malaysia down to the Amazon basin, coral reefs, and the open ocean. You may also get to watch well-trained divers feed the fish and sharks underwater during the interactive feeding shows.
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a trip to Legoland. While taking a trip to France may still be a distant dream, you can still have a taste of it in Legoland, Johor, where shophouses and decorations are designed to look like Parisian streets. With everything geared toward all-ages fun, it’s an excellent choice for a longer family trip.
Taman Botani is one of the earliest parks to open in Putrajaya and was inaugurated by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Divided into eight botanical themes, namely: Malaysian Ulam and Medicinal, Bambusetum, Zingiberales, Edible Fruit Arboretum, Lawn and Gramineae, Forest Fringe and Aboriginal Medicinal Plants, Conservatory and Ecological Pond, this park was acknowledged as one of Asia’s Most Amazing Gardens by the Royal Chelsea Foundation at London’s Royal Chelsea Flower Show in 2008. Besides the floral attractions with over 750 plants from different continents, the gardens also have an ethnobotany and conservation sector that plants crops and endangered wild plants for research and conservation purposes. Your child will not only enjoy the scenic view but also explore and learn more about the beauty of nature.
While there are many outdoor activities to do in Selangor, nothing beats the experience of visiting Zoo Negara with your whole family. Giant pandas, penguins, and orangutans are just some of the animals your child will get to see when you go here!
The ESCAPE Theme Park, Penang
Home to the world’s longest tube water slide that spans an incredible length of 1, 111m, the ESCAPE Theme Park definitely should be at the top of your to-do list if you’re planning a Penang trip with your kids! The theme park offers over 30 thrilling activities, including ziplining, twisting water slides, challenging rope courses, rock climbing, refreshing pools, and more in just one space. Many rides and games are designed for various age groups, abilities, and energy levels, so you’ll have as much fun here as your kids.
Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
The Desa Cattle Dairy Farm, located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu, is also playfully known as the ‘Little New Zealand’ of Sabah. The cool air, foggy surroundings, and highland landscapes naturally make you feel like you’re on an overseas trip. This place is an ideal destination for a family trip because there are many activities you can do together, such as feeding the calves with bottled milk, feeding the goats, observing how milk is processed, and taking an educational tour.
Fill this holiday season with your family with adventures and relaxation. Make sure to equally have fun and stay safe.