This weekend in Kuala Lumpur

The city will be alive with Halloween events this weekend, and with the colours of Deepvali festivities also starting, there is so much choice when it comes to keeping the whole family busy and entertained! Check out my Halloween album for full details on haunted happenings, or take a look here at colouring competitions, art n craft classes, markets, petting zoos, and fashion shows! Have an amazing weekend ahead, S x

Join the team from AptaGro Raise Them Resilient as they head over to Publika this weekend for an amazing event with fun and challenging activities!

Bring the little ones along to test their resilience with 5 Resilience Activities. Each activity is set up to challenge your children’s resourcefulness, perseverance, adaptability, daringness and self-reliance.

Loads of fun in store, so check out their event page below for full details!

Mini Magic Messy Play are back again with rhymes and tales for lots of fun this Saturday AT Baby Sensory Sri Hartamas!

5 Little Ducks fishing

Humpty Dumpty Bean Tray

Jack & the Beanstalk foam play

Incy Wincy Spider homemade playdough

To register call 0168311407 (Marlene)

IOI City Mall is hosting a ‘Little Mr & Ms Bollywood Fashion Competition’ this Saturday and there is still a chance to register!!

Let your little ones take to the stage and enjoy the limelight at this fun event with great prizes or just go along to watch and support the little stars!

It’s colouring competition time this Sunday over at Sungei Wang 金河广场 at 1pm.

There will be two age groups, 5-8 years and 9-12 years and you could be in with a chance of winning some great prizes!

Central Market Kuala Lumpur are starting with all their colourful Deepvali Celebrations! Both this weekend and next, enjoy demonstrations and shows in the heart of the city.

The Children’s Art Studio are having their special Deepavali Bazaar this Saturday from 11am to 6pm.

Children can enjoy a FREE introduction to art and you can enjoy browsing the stalls for some great buys!

It’s time for another Science Fair this weekend at The School, Jaya One

Go along and have fun exploring Aerospace — there will be fun hands-on activities for both kids and adults. Learn more about rockets, airplanes and gliders!

Pop along to the Ibu Charity Bazaar being held at the The British International School of Kuala Lumpur this Saturday from 9.30am to 1pm

Only RM10 per family to enter and all proceeds go to charity! Plus there will be fun activities for the little ones thanks to the team from Toddler TOWN International Preschool!

GoGreen this weekend at The School!

There will be two days of fun-filled gardening and green activities with 50 stalls, 16 talks, demos, workshops, and fun & educational programmes for children and teens.

Great Eastern Mall have lots and lots of fun things happening for Halloween!!

Check out their petting zoo, Magic shows, games and so much more!!

ss15 Courtyard have fun activities happening this weekend too, including magic shows and clown appearances!

Pop along to TheParenthood this weekend at Sunway Pyramid Mall to enjoy special Halloween discounts if you come dressed-up to play!!

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This weekend’s events for Families in Kuala Lumpur

While Halloween events are popping up everywhere, fear not, you can still find a lot of other fun activities happening this weekend! From arts n crafts and science workshops, to nature walks and a first aid course!!

(Needless to say, the spooky celebrations are on-going and my Halloween album is pinned to the top of the page if you fancy taking on some haunted happenings instead!) Enjoy the weekend, S x

Maker Studio Malaysia have crafty workshops happening this month and this Saturday you can join for a special soap making workshop with toys hidden inside your creations!

All workshops are child-friendly so if you can’t join this time, check out their events for the rest of the month with their Batik workshop next weekend costing just RM20!

Engineering For Kids Malaysia are now offering your little scientists the chance to join their Chemical Engineering sessions every Sunday at Me.reka Makerspace (Publika)

Bring the littles along to join a hands-on experience with the sushi making workshops being organised by Sakae Sushi Malaysia

Register online for dates this October at multiple locations via the link here

Finns Boutique Swim Centre are hosting a special first aid course focusing on water safety and awareness for children and adults, this weekend (and on certain dates in November too)

Take advantage of their reduced registration fees and learn some important new skills that really could save a life.

There’s another Family Nature Walk this weekend on the 21st of October thanks to the team at KL forest tribe junior.

Proposed itinerary:

9am :leave from KL (45minutes drive)

10am :arrive site B

10-11am :casual walk ( with river-crossing)

11-11.30am :nature walk back to base

11.30am-12pm:rest/snack/change

12-1pm: ‘Nature adventure Playscape’ include

free-play at mud kitchen, hide&seek in shelter in bamboo dens.

Also some tinker-time at the TinkerTime Yard; chance to have a go with beginners level tool-skills, experience, balancing on slackline, zip line etc

Enjoy refreshments/picnic basket

1pm onwards :Head home

Payment:

RM80/adult

RM60/kid below 12yo

(includes all activities on site & meals/picnic)

(complimentary for children below 12mths old)

These events take place every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month so be sure to follow their FB page for future dates and information.

This is the perfect event for slightly older kids! It’s aimed at children aged 10 to 17 who are interested in drone technology and flying drones!

The workshop from LifeEquip is on the 21st of October with registration opening at 2.15pm over at Sunway Nexis in PJ. Full details in their FB event page.

Delicious Group at 1 Utama Shopping Centre have introduced fun arty crafty sessions every weekend at their restaurant!!

Pay just RM20 to enjoy activities every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm and check out the kind of projects available from the poster below.

Kiddomo Universe are back again with a double dose of fun workshops this weekend!

Starting at 11am each day, you can check out their event pages on their FB page here

The new official LEGO store is open at Suria KLCC and as a special opening offer, if you spend more than RM500 from the 19th to the 21st of October 2018, you receive this limited edition LEGO Store set as a gift!

Go check out this fab new store with a Lego Wall, Build a Mini Figure, and every LEGO set imaginable from beginner to expert level!

There are more FREE workshops going on this weekend at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

Halloween is well underway this weekend at Melawati Mall – check out the amazing activities they have going!

Utropolis Marketplace invite you to join their ‘Jelly Candle Making’ workshop or try their ‘Trick or Treat DIY Candy Pack’ this Saturday from 11am.

A visit to Kuala Lumpur’s Muzium Negara with children.

After all our time in KL, we had never visited Muzium Negara so I took my little lad along to check it out with me during the school holidays!

Centrally located (and now having its very own MRT stop a short walk from KL Sentral) the National Museum will only set you back a couple of ringgit yet gives you a great overview of the country’s history.

The fact that this is indeed the National Museum, it’s not as large as I’d expected. The museum exhibits on two floors, and is split into 4 areas namely Pre-History, Malay Kingdoms, Colonial Era, and Malaysia Today. They have both indoor and outdoor exhibits which will take you through the years and get you up to scratch on your local history.

I should admit that I’m not a massive museum fanatic, and I never know quite how much the little ones will enjoy halls-worth of display cases but here they have sufficient exhibits to keep children interested; from traditional costumes, and weapons, to jewellery and scenes from earlier times. Seeing how a typical school classroom would have been was something that my little guy liked checking out.

The outdoor space, which acts as an exhibit to vehicles of the past,was probably the biggest hit with my son! What little boy doesn’t like looking at trains, fire engines, cars, and then running around in the gardens?!

Add to that the Istana Satu, part of a palace complex that sits in the grounds of the museum in total contrast to the surrounding skyscrapers, and we actually spent more time outside the museum than in it!

Definitely a good option for introducing local history to the little ones or brushing up on your own knowledge of this beautiful country! They even offer FREE guided tours in English, French, Japanese, Malay and Mandarin but it will be best to contact them directly to organise this in advance.

As mentioned before, the entrance fee is extremely reasonable with rates starting from as little as RM2. They have an intricate pricing structure so I will pop the information from their website below for ease. The museum is open daily from 9am to 6pm so check it out next time you’re in downtown Kuala Lumpur and combine it with a trip to the beautiful Lake Gardens Just next door, S x

Halloween Happenings for families in Kuala Lumpur.

It’s time to think about just how you and the little ones will be celebrating Halloween in Kuala Lumpur this year! There is so much going on so there must be a party somewhere near you! I will keep adding to this album as more events are advertised, so be sure to save it and pop back from time to time to ensure you have the latest information on all the haunted happenings this month! S x

The team at the fabulous Good Times DIY & Lifestyle Cafe (MyTOWN Shopping Centre) are offering a Spooktacular Menu for Hallloween where you can pop in and make your very own cupcakes or iced cookies!

I’ts NIGHTMARE on JUMP Street!!!

Get your early bird tickets now for their fun Halloween party on the 27th of October 2018!

Jump Street Trampoline Parks Malaysia will have tikets available at their reception desk and sales have started – so be quick!

Craft Space at IPC Shopping Centre will be holding Halloween activities all month so you have lots of chance to join one of their fun workshops.

Be sure to register in advance here: Sign-up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGQXgs-SoJ2RX39vFIj1krhGAdl47XO2rX63Ogc5rMufj8Qw/viewform

Star Light Kids at Avenue K invite you this coming Saturday to come dressed in your best Halloween costume and be in with a chance of winning a FREE play voucher and some more goodies! Good luck 😉

The Story Book are back again with 2 chances to catch the 1st installment of Harry Potter this Halloween!

Join for a storytelling of the first Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling. Then enjoy some science-based ‘wizarding’ activities conducted by the instructors of OPSTOPUS. Aimed at children aged 7 to 11.

13th and 20th of October 2018 at 1.30pm.

Fees: RM190/2 sessions (comes with a Harry Potter book worth RM49.90) or RM150/2 sessions (without book).

Agenda:

15min: Storytelling/reading/role-playing

75min: Science-based ‘wizard’ activity

A-dough-rable Homemade Playdough will be hosting a Family Halloween Party on the 31st of October at Bangsar Village I

There will be games and prizes to be won – priced at only RM60 per family!

CITTA Mall have lots of activities going on for the weekend of 20-21 October! Register in advance for their Kids Halloween Costume Contest or join in fun activities at the mall (programme as follows:)

20 & 21 October 2018

10:00am – 10:00pm Spooktacular Halloween Bazaar

12:00pm – 6:00pm Halloween Arts & Crafts

20 October 2018

12:00pm Carnival Games

6:00pm Trick or Treat session

7.30pm Children Dance Along session with RJVN Dance Crew

8:00pm Spooktacular Halloween Kids Costume Contest

Jungle Gym Bangsar will be having a Halloween Bash on the 28th of October 2018!

It’s RM15 for the first 60 children that show up with registration starting at 3pm on the day itself!

Perfect for children aged 4 to 12 years old, there’ll be activities, games and unlimited play time in the playland!

Trick or Treat!

Join a Spooky Coding and Art Jamming Session being organised by CodeJuniors at Ilham Gallery this Halloween.

Perfect for children aged 5 to 8.

To register or inquire, email info@codejuniors.com or contact 012-3377055

Have a fun Halloween this year over at KidZania Kuala Lumpur

Join in their Phobia City Parade and Dance or if you’re up for it, participate in their scary Phobia haunted house!

The Halloween celebration lasts for the entire month of October so be sure to pop along.

Find out more at https://bit.ly/2Nfioqf. Terms and Conditions apply.

Malaysia National Ice Skating Stadium – MYNISS at Empire City Damansara are giving you the chance to skate for FREE every Wednesday this month as long as you dress up in your favourite costume!!!

There’s another chance to get baking with the team at Young Chefs Academy Malaysia at their outlet at IPC Shopping Centre.

They have loads of different classes available so if you fancy making Monster Cookies or Zombie Cupcakes, give them a call to reserve your slot!

Join the fun at Bangsar Village on the 27th of October at 5pm when you get to go trick or treating around Bangsar Village!

* Open to all children and no pre-registration is required!

Also at Bangsar Village there will be a Kids Costme Contest open to the first 80 participants!

To guarantee a spot for the little ones be sure to sign up at the BV Info Counter and be in with a chance ot winning some great prizes.

KL forest tribe junior invite you out to eh woods for some halloween fun and games. There’ll be Halloween treats and crafts to enjoy as a family!

Priced at RM70 per person.

Life Centre are inviting you all to take part in their fun Halloween party happening on the 27th of October from 2-5pm.

Remember to dress up and paint your face as scary as you can and join the costume and face painting competition. Fun activities and prizes to be won.

This competition is open to all ages. Bring your children, bring your friends, everyone is welcome!

Scuba Mike’s Dive Co. and Brand are offering a special Halloween Diving Night Camp for Kids!

This is the perfect opportunity for children to experience a night dive with ghoulish goodie bags, costumes and a Halloween-themed cooking class!!

Check out their FB page for more details

Dolcé Music are putting on a special Halloween Concert on the 28th of October.

Exact timings are still to be announced but put on your favourite costume and enjoy a show for just RM7 per ticket.

It’s Brick-or-Treat time at LEGOLAND Malaysia!

For the entire month of October they will be having a big Halloween celebration and if your little ones go along dressed in their favourite Halloween costume, they get to enter for FREE!!

Find out more here: http://bit.ly/BrickorTreat2018.

IPC Shopping Centre has just about everything happening this coming weekend! Check out their FREE trick or treating, their Halloween costume contest and their Halloween party!

Join the Cupcake and Cookie Decorating fun at Hartamas Shopping Centre on the 27th of October 2018.

Hartamas Shopping Centre is also offering FREE Halloween Face Painting on Saturday the 27th of October from 11am to 7pm. Please note that this is based on a first come, first served basis.

kOkO BLOCK at Sunway Velocity Mall have a trick or treating event for you to enjoy with lots of sweet treats!!

Prices at just RM20 per person.

City Kids • Kampung Life have a very special Halloween camping trip for all this who dare!!

Enjoy a two day, 1 night camping experience in Janda Baik with lots of fun activities planned! For full details please check out their event page below!

SFG Cafe & Catering 四方馆 at Sunway Nexis hare hosting a special Kiddie Spooky Party at their cafe on Saturday the 27th.

For RM50 you get dinner, games and gifts (children under 2 are free of charge!)

Take part in the Terror Festival being put together by Nutty Scientists Malaysia at Kinderia on Friday the 26th of October at 3.30pm.

Let the little ones learn about chemical reactions and lots of other fun things all for RM60 per person.

Melawati Mall have a host of workshops going on all weekend and they are priced at just RM10 per person!

Join the team at Hi-5 House of Learning for their Little Monsters Halloween event this coming Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

Try out their soccer class, enjoy fun games, take some shots in the photo booth and lots more!

Ben’s Independent Grocer have their ongoing Halloween activities and face painting until the end of the month.

Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf at Bangsar Village I have a special Halloween Playdough Workshop this Wednesday at 1.30pm.

Perfect for little ones aged 1-4 and priced at RM50 per child.

Popular Book Co (M) Sdn Bhd are giving you the chance to win big at their IPC Shopping Centre branch. Dress up in your favourite costumes and enter their Halloween Costume Competition!!

Registration is done on the day itself, please check the schedule above.

Join the gang at Kiddomo Universe for their special Halloween Hunt happening on the 27th of October. Find the hidden Zuru 5 Surprise in their giant ball pit and take them home with you!

Check it out this Saturday at The Starling

There’s a Fangtastic Halloween over at 1 Mont’ Kiara this weekend! Here is the schedule:

27 & 28 October 2018

12:00pm – 2:00pm Beat City Performance

12:00pm – 6:00pm Arts & Crafts

12:00pm – 6:00pm Giant Snakes & Ladders

28 October 2018

12:00pm – 4:00pm Face Painting

12:00pm – 6:00pm Halloween Science Workshop by Gakken

2:00pm Trick or Treat session

3.15pm Fleegers Juggling Show

3.30pm Halloween Best Dress Fashion Contest

4.45pm Zerbeto Magic Showcase

There’s a Halloween Carnival at Publika this Saturday which will see you streak or Treating along the boulevard! Come dressed to impress in your best Halloween costumes and be in with a chance to win their ‘Best Dressed Award’

Get your skates on and join the fun at Royale Ice Skating Rink this Saturday!

There’ll be food, sweet treats, games and a photo booth!

The Young Explorer Kids Gym will undergo a Halloween makeover from the 27th to the 31st of October at 1 Mont’ Kiara. Go along on Saturday or Sunday at 11.45 and 2.45 to be able to join in their Pumpkin Piñata fun too!

RM38 for two hours, per child.

Check out the flyer below for their Night Camp available on the 26-27th of October!!

Antenatal Classes at The Baby Club in Kuala Lumpur.

For any of our pregnant mums here in KL, let me introduce you to The baby Club; a new centre in Mont Kiara that will be running its first Antenatal courses on the 17th and 18th of November 2018.

The Baby Club provide confident birthing and parenting preparation classes with these two dates next month being given by a UK midwife with over 30 years experience.

Gain confidence, courage and knowledge to get you safely and enjoyably from Bump to Baby with this weekend course which will get you up to speed on antenatal questions, queries and jargon.

With small intimate groups it’s a friendly environment where you can ask as many questions as you want and you will meet a support network of parents all going through the same thing at the same time. The classes are aimed at all expectant couples whether it’s the first baby or you already have a family. Everyone is welcome!

The format of the course will look something like this:

Morning 9am-1pm and Afternoon 2pm-5pm

Location: Function Room, Kiaramas Ayuria, Jalan Desa Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Please bring swimming costumes to take advantage of the 150m long Swimming pool at the start or end of your sessions.

Tea and Coffee will be available throughout the course and on both days lunch will be provided at 1pm for both classes to join and get to know each other.

Event pages on FB with all the details can be found here, or you can book your place now at www.babyclub.online, S x

Family Dining at ‘Marmalade’ in Kuala Lumpur.

We had a mummy-daughter date and decided to head over to “Marmalade” at Bangsar Village II.

When we first arrived in Kuala Lumpur in 2015, their cafe in Publika was fairly local to our school and it was a place we knew well…. and then they closed! So imagine our delight when we found out there was another Marmalade on the other side of the city, in Bangsar!

As my son was away on a sleepover my daughter was really excited about our little outing and we were both more than ready to dine and play!

We went on a Monday late afternoon and the cafe wasn’t busy at all but I can imagine it being more packed on weekends and at peak hours in the week.

While this isn’t a new edition to Kuala Lumpur, the cafe (located on the 1st floor of the shopping centre) is perfect for dining out with children as they have a dedicated play space in sight of the dining area. Equipped with the essentials of an IKEA kitchen and accessories, baby toys, cuddly animals, and a nice little selection of books to be read while chilling out on giant beanbags, there’s enough to keep the youngest members of the family occupied in between courses or while you sit back and enjoy a coffee!

With a nice selection of healthy options, a specific kids’ menu, main dishes, and desserts, you’re sure to find something to please every taste. From bagels and smoothie bowls, to classics like lasagne and Caesar salads, from breakfast options to brunch, Marmalade has got you covered.

As their dishes on the menu come accompanied with photos, you know exactly what you’re getting and younger diners can pick and choose what they fancy. We tried their healthy spaghetti bolognese, a Caesar salad, and shared a portion of their cheesy soldiers with tomato dip! Plus a couple of really yummy drinks that disappeared far too quickly!

Marmalade is open from 10am to 10pm daily, and yes, I shall be adding this one to my album of Child-Friendly Cafes very soon! S x

FREE Kiddie Pool at 1 Utama Shopping Centre in KL.

FREE Water play! Yes, your read it right, there’s another one here in Kuala Lumpur to add to the list!

We went to check out the ‘Kiddie Pool’ that opened earlier this year at 1 Utama Shopping Centre and is located on the LG Floor of their 1 Utama E wing.

While it’s not massive, it certainly gives little ones a chance to cool off and splash amidst a busy outing at the mall! It’s shallow, partially shaded, and has dancing water fountains that change

colour…. oh, and there’s absolutely NO charge for using it!

While there, we enjoyed watching some of the action at FlowRider as people took to the waves and tried their hand at surfing! Located insight of the water feature, it meant we could combine both activities at the same time, and take advantage of the nearby tables and chairs with umbrellas. As there are plenty of eateries around the splash pool, its a great spot to stop off for a bit while out with the family! S x

Weaning Tots: Family Dining Kuala Lumpur

With so many public holidays this month in Malaysia, we finally found time to go along to ‘Weaning Tots’, the kids cafe that opened up last year at MyTown Shopping Centre!

I’d posted about their restaurant when they opened in 2017 and a friend of mine had popped by with her three children, sending me some photos to use for my website. But as we are always on the lookout for family-dining options in the city, we wanted to see it for ourselves… and we are very glad we went!

Located on the second floor of MyTown in Cheras, and mixing a cafe with a playground, this place is definitely a great place to try for families (and yes, I’ll be adding it to my album for the best dining in KL with children!). Being in the mall itself, it means you can also reach Weaning Tots directly via the walkover bridge from Cochrane MRT station.

With big tubular slides that descend over the dining area, a ball pool, and a quieter corner with books, cushions and play dough, you know the little ones will be kept nicely busy while you enjoy sitting in their spacious dining area.

Their menu offers a range of healthy food options from edamame or guacamole to simple sandwiches and wraps, to hot meals and even a ‘make your own pizza’ section for the kiddies!

For drinks you can have a range of hot teas/coffees or try some of their healthy juices, naughty ice cream smoothies, or their chilled bubbly drinks!

There is no additional fee for playing at the children’s play area, but do pass by and enjoy a little something off the menu to get the access for your little ones! A great big space for mummy meet-ups and events too so it’s one to put on the to-do-list! S x

Let your Imagination Run Wild at Kiddomo Universe

We finally made it over to check out Kiddomo Universe and spent hours having fun there!

Located on the 3rd floor of The Starling in PJ, this is Malaysia’s first technology-inspired playground where everything insight is a hands-on experience just waiting to be discovered.

Upon stepping inside you receive your electronic bracelet, and then sign yourselves in as your very own character on their touchscreens to enter the play world around you. Your bracelet will then be your way to access a range of different games and screens as you make your way through Kiddomo Universe.

With the belief that children learn best through play, everything has been designed to inspire little ones to be imaginative and creative. Lighting is dimmed in the different rooms, and puzzles and screens light the way which really captivated the kiddies!

From becoming an artist, to appearing in your own music video in their sound booth, there seem to be no limits to the fun to be had. It’s bright and colourful, fun and exciting, and has different themed zones throughout.

Colour in your own fish on paper, scan them, and watch them come to life on the animated walls around you. Kids (and adults alike!) get to see their very own fish swim around the ocean with all the other sea creatures – it’s a really cute concept, so we made our very own “KL Kids” designs – can you spot them?!

You’ll also get to create dinosaurs that’ll walk across the screen, slide down fluorescent slides and strike as many gems as you can to score points, or spend time playing numerous interactive games suitable for both the young and the…. not so young!

There’s a large soft play area with the most gigantic ball pool I’ve ever seen which also doubles as the setting for a dinosaur egg hunt! Dip and dive through the play zone to find the giant eggs before heading over to the game counter and scanning your eggs to find out fun interesting Dino facts and earning points!

There’s a mini gym area for the little tots, and a cafe for parents to enjoy while the children lose themselves in the magic of the place! The cafe is well located close enough to be able to watch over the ball pit, while allowing you to enjoy in a drink or a meal from their menu.

If you’ve already been, it’s worth noting that they regularly change their main features and add new games so if you think you’ve seen it all before, the chances are, you probably haven’t!

Follow their FB page for special events, weekend workshops, and special offers, and contact them directly should you be interested in holding a birthday party there or arranging a school visit! Guaranteed fun for everyone, S x