Another weekend is approaching and shopping malls are coming alive with events to coincide with the upcoming school holidays. There’s a family day, markets, fun playgrounds to try out, and even a magic show, fashion show and lots of workshops to choose from. So, take your pick from the collection below and have an amazing weekend ahead, S x
Wow! How I love something new!
Not only is 99 Wonderland Park the latest landmark to open here in KL but they are offering FREE entry to all MyKad holders for the next month!!
Come and enjoy the tranquility of this brand new recreational park that allows people to enjoy a rare nocturnal experience; set in 23 acres of land there’s a lake, waterfalls, fountains, LED lights, and a chance to interact with a wide range of birds and animals.
It is open from 6pm to 9.30pm from Monday to Thursday (6pm to 10pm on all other days/holidays) so, don’t miss out on experiencing this for FREE! What are you waiting – have a great weekend, S x
When my husband needed to attend meetings in Seoul, and we realized we had some days off school, we decided to make it a little family break and discover a city that none of us had ever been to!
A getaway to the capital of South Korea saw us booking a room at the stylish Conrad Seoul, and requesting an extra bed as usual….. but we weren’t quite expecting everything else that we got as a family travelling to Seoul!!
The teepee tent set-up was an absolute winner (with Conrad teddy bears already camping out on the cushions!) but add to that the colouring books with crayons, and a selection of children’s toiletries, and our two children had it made!!
While it may have been cooler in Seoul than in KL, their indoor pool was great for families and with heated tiled flooring, it meant we were always comfortably warm!
A great hotel option for families so if you’re booking, ask about a little treat to surprise the little ones with as, needless to say, they don’t have an endless supply of tents… so don’t miss out! S x
Another day, and another NEW play space to try out with the little ones!!
This time Paradigm Mall in Petaling Jaya is the venue for the latest children’s attraction to open, and it looks impressive!
Milky Way Playspace only opened last month and offers a number of different zones to indulge in for anyone 4 years old and above! Try wall climbing, sliding, and tackling a labyrinth of suspended obstacles in ‘Tiger Cub Road’ or if that’s not for you, they also have lots of space-themed 5D games and over 70 VR games – it’s a fun zone with a bit of everything, that even adults can get involved in!
With a second location in JB at Paradigm Mall, is day we have plenty of new things to try out! Check out their Facebook page here for more info and pricing! Sx
It’s the weekend and it’s almost the school holidays so things are really starting to heat up! If you need a last minute idea for something to do this weekend, here are just a few options in KL and beyond! Enjoy, S x
Sunway Pyramid is now hosting the very first Nickelodeon Playground!! Running for the school holidays from the 9th to the 25th of March 2018
There’s a kids carnival happening at KL Gateway Mall which looks pretty fun for the little ones!
Urban Playz have a great set-up if you’re in Malacca over the next couple of weeks. Running until the 25th of March at Elements Mall Melaka
Check out The Story Book at Plaza Arkadia, Desa ParkCity this weekend for FREE admission for children aged 3 and above….
The Play Haus at Pearl Shopping Gallery has several performances of their Shadow Puppet Theatre for you over the next few days, call for tickets on the number above!
It’s market time at Publika with great discounts on everything, including baby and children’s wear!
The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is back with a full programme of weekend activities for the month of March.
Wow, something different for the weekend and a way to get back to nature….. another event in Melaka, I’ll pop their event page here!
Little Kickers is offering you a FREE trial!
The UK football academy has been so well received in Malaysia that they’ve now got over 10 clubs here! Their latest centre to open is at TTDI and to celebrate, you get to pick a day to come along and try it out for free!
Check out their FB page, Little Kickers Malaysia, here and be sure to sign up to guarantee your spot for either the 8th or the 10th of March 2018! Get the little ones out and about and making new friends, with this fun way to learn about the sport, S x
It’s time to get baking!
There’s a NEW concept store in town and I’m loving the idea behind this place!
‘Good Times DIY & Lifestyle Cafe’ is the latest family-friendly hangout to open over in MyTown Shopping Centre in Cheras, and I’m looking forward to trying it out!
The idea is a simple, but original one, come to their spacious kitchen and get baking with friends and family! They offer you the space, ingredients, equipment and a lovely new environment to get creative and to then take home your own baking!
Use it as a gathering place with school friends, or a bit of ‘mummy and me’ time, if you just fancy going along with your own children! Have a one on one moment for Mother’s Day, or even organise a little birthday party there, the choice is yours!
Decide how much time you have, then pick from a wide selection of yummy treats including cookies, brownies, sponge cakes and more, all of which are categorized as to how long you will need to perfect your creation! No reservation needed, just come along and get your aprons on!
The Cafe only opened at the end of 2017 so it is sparkling new and gives a fun and safe way to enjoy cooking with your little ones! They also offer DIY latte art on hot chocolate or you can just kick back and enjoy a coffee from the menu. Great to see yet another new concept in KL and we wish them all the best! S x
One of my lovely mummy friends recently went to try out Upperhouse in Bangsar, and was very nicely surprised by the great children’s area they have set up for the little ones!
While I haven’t tried their food myself, they do have a great little children’s menu which offers classics like chicken nuggets, fish fingers, and carbonara, but also tuna & cucumber sandwiches, and a mushroom soup with croutons.
They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and have everything from soups and salads, to pasta dishes and burgers, with their colourful creative desserts looking extremely tempting! Also look out for their great value Set Lunches, afternoon teas, and even workshops for kids, with the next session being on March 3rd for Easter Egg decorating!
This venue is perfect for mummy meet-ups or family dining when you know little ones have lots to keep them busy; from books and puzzles, to a teepee and mini kitchen, it makes eating out with children so much easier!
They are closed every Monday, but otherwise open daily from 11am until 10pm (until 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday) and are located on Jalan Telawi 3 in Bangsar. Definitely one to go on the to-do-list, and I’ve added it to my Child-friendly cafe list here so you have the entire guide in one place! Enjoy, S x
Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple, oh my goodness, why have I never heard of this place?
Last week I featured Thean Hou Temple for its magnificent display of lanterns for Chinese New Year which we visit yearly. Then, one of my kind followers here on Kuala Lumpur Kids, pointed me in the direction of FGS Dong Zen Temple and told me that this is not to be missed!
Located in Jenjarom in Selangor their impressive Lantern and Flora Festival starts this 14th of February and runs until 4th of March 2018. I find it hard to believe that I have NEVER been to this temple or their CNY event, but it looks amazing!
I’ve had to do a bit of research on the lantern festival and have shared some photos that I found on their FB page from previous years. It looks like it would be a beautiful event for the whole family and the perfect opportunity for some colourful photos.
They’ve published a full schedule of events with performances and everything else so I have included this in my photos below. If anyone goes, please let me know how it is!! If I weren’t at the Winter Olympics, I’d be there myself for their opening night! S x