A FREE trial of any activity just for you!

Great news – we’ve teamed up with Kidxy to bring you something special!

Kidxy helps parents find the perfect activities for their children by offering a platform to search through different clubs to discover exciting new sports and classes to try! 


Does your little one fancy trying gymnastics, capoeira, or ballet?! What about learning an instrument or just spending an afternoon at one of the many soft play centres in the city?! 


Choose any activity you want, from swimming to salsa dancing, and enter our special code (exclusively available to those of you who like Kuala Lumpur Kids) and enjoy RM26 OFF your first purchase! With activities starting from as little as RM11, this means you could be getting a FREE trial!


But be quick, this is only valid until September 3rd 2017 and to the 1st 100 people to redeem the special offer! So, what are you waiting for?! Time to discover a new passion for your little ones – enjoy, S x

6 new Indoor Soft Play Centres to hit Kuala Lumpur

Playland

We love our soft play centres and I know you all do too!
We made it our mission during this school break to visit some of the latest indoor play centres to open and I’ve put them together for you here! From KL to Putrajaya, there’s so much choice, and all of these are less than a year old! While writing, I’d like to send a big shout out to our friends who have joined us for play dates and helped us with photos – thank you ❤️
Incidentally, last year I put together a ‘Top Ten’ collection of play centres in Kuala Lumpur which you shared enormously across FB so, just in case you missed that one, I’ll add the link here so that you really have every single option available to you for a good ole indoor play session! Enjoy, S x

DreamWorld:

One of two new centres opened by Dreamworld in 2017, this one being located at The Starling Mall.
We had so much fun here in this ‘winter wonderland’ style of play area.

Rates for under 2s are RM25 in the week, RM35 on weekends. Rates for children 2-12 years old are RM48 on weekdays and RN58 on weekends
The Kids:

This impressive place is the latest centre to hit KL.
“The Kids” is at the ever-popular The School in Petaling Jaya and needs to be seen to be believed – its huge!

Rates for children are RM30 in the week, RM40 on weekends. Please note that guardians/parents also need to pay RM10 to enter.

Space Joe Playland:

Space Joe Playland is the new play area to open in 2017 at 1 Mont’ Kiara. A great large space with a lot of fun features.

Rates for under 2s are RM28 in the week, RM33 on weekends. Rates for children 2-12 years old are RM45 on weekdays and RN55 on weekends

SuperKidz:

SuperKidz Indoor Playground have two centres in KL but this one at Pearl Shopping Gallery is their newest one and opened in October 2016

An original under water theme and the fastest slides in the city!

Rates during the week are RM25.00 per child. On weekends/holidays the rate is RM35.00 per child. This gives unlimited play time and adults are free of charge

Jungle Safari Playland: 

Jungle Safari Playland at Citta Mall Ara Damansara
opened in the latter half of 2016 and is worth a visit if you’re at CITTA Mall

Rates in the week are RM30, while at weekends you pay RM38. Adults and under2s are free of charge.

 

Dreamworld Putrajaya :


This is the second of two new centres opened by Dreamworld in 2017, this one being located at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya

The same ‘cool’ theme but a different layout to their Centre in KL.

Rates for under 2s are RM20 in the week, RM25 on weekends. Rates for children 2-12 years old are RM45 on weekdays and RN55 on weekends

Cutest FREE Expo opens at Eco Forest, Kuala Lumpur

Oh how cute are these guys?!!!

The “We Bare Bears 1001 Expo” is now open and is completely FREE of charge! Wander around the grounds, spot your favourite bears, and grab a few photo opportunities too!! Guaranteed to be fun for all the family!

The expo is running in Eco Forest from now until September 3rd 2017 but is only open on weekends from 10am to 6pm so block your calendars now! I seriously need to go and see this! S x

“All photos courtesy of Eco Forest in Klang Valley”

Free water play in KL – our holiday find!!

FREE Water play – you’re going to love this!


Correct me if I’m wrong, but the obvious place in Kuala Lumpur for free water play is at KLCC Park. But, I knew there had to be more! Somewhere I hadn’t been before, something that was free and suitable for little ones…. so the three of us went out searching – and I think we found a winner! 


Welcome to Taman Pudu Ulu, a large park in Cheras which, not only has the usual football and badminton courts, walking paths, and nicely maintained gardens but also has THE most amazing expanse of water EVER! 


Everything you see here is for children to play in; it really is quite remarkable! It’s shallow, there’s a couple of different levels, and there’s water jets that shoot out of the metal structures. I will admit that we purposely went very early one morning so it was deserted and very peaceful – I’m sure it’s the exact opposite on the weekends but with so much space it’s definitely worth trying! 


There’s a little children’s playground which, while the flooring is a little neglected, is fine otherwise and some cute little features around the park including water fountains, stepping stones, and a little nursery with plants growing.


I have to say I was really pleased with this find – I hope you like it too! If you fancy heading over there, it’s in Cheras, the nearest LRT being the Pandan Jaya station. Enjoy, S x

August Camps and activities in Kuala Lumpur for kids

August is still a month of holidays, so if you’re looking for some ideas of classes, or even some FREE events to attend, here’s a little round up of what’s on around the city! S x
Free events:


Enfiniti Academy are offering a Free dance trial this coming Tuesday for their hip-hop class.
Yes! There’s another FREE Splash Day with Advanced Aquatics! Sign up now for this great event happening on the 19th of August 2017 from 9.30am.
More FREE dance trials!! On Saturday 13th of August, join the fun at The Parenthood
Camps and courses:

CodeJuniors have a camp for 5-8 year olds running from the 16th to the 18th of August. Sign up now to reserve a spot for an insight into coding robotics and circuitry.

Treehouse Learning are back,  after popular demand, with their workshops for parents and children to come together at a woodwork workshop.

This is a new one for me but Chumbaka have an interesting three day programme lined up in Putrajaya. 

Something a little different happening over at My Craft Studio in Wangsa Maju with aTerrarium Workshop!
Crafty Minds are back with another camp at the end of the month for children aged 7-12
Bricks 4 Kidz at Taynton View Cheras are back with a theme of Pocket Brick Monsters!
Calling all minion fans! Art genius has something especially for you this month.

Da Vinci Menjalara has a clay workshop scheduled for the 12th of August that will be held a Minioasis Library in Kepong

Playgroup Nest KL have some cute activities on this month including events that take place at ‘Weaning Tots’ who I featured earlier this week on my site!

Tedboy Bakery have cooking classes every weekend for the kiddos. Choose between waffles, pizzas or sushi classes!

Camps have been so popular this time that EPS Sports Academy have extended their programmes.
Events:
A KL favourite is back – KidZania starting from the 16th of August
For just RM5 join the family fun at Pearl Shopping Centre. Story telling, arts n crafts, and games for everyone!

For those of you who have slightly older children , there’s a lovely creative writing workshop being held at the British Council Arts Malaysia.

A Cafe with an Amazing Indoor Playground Opens in KL

Look at this!!!I am so impressed with all these child-friendly cafes popping up that I had to give a shout out to the team over at ‘Weaning Tots’ in Cheras.

 
I will admit that I haven’t been here personally yet but my lovely mummy friend Angela has tried and tested it with her little ones and they loved it!


The playground itself should be temptation enough with its two large slides that span the cafe and a ball pool, but they also have a play dough station, and chalkboards to keep little hands busy!


 They have a nice menu of healthy options from cute finger food favourites for younger tots, to sandwiches, wraps, pastas, and even a ‘make your own pizza’ concept for the little ones! There are coffees and fresh juices (you can try things like a ‘Ladybird’ or ‘Dinosaur’ juice!) and a wide range of teas. 

Located on the 2nd floor of MyTown Shopping Centre (the mall that connects to Ikea Cheras!) this has got to be added to your to-do-list! Such a perfect spot for families and friends to hang out when you’re in the area. They’re open daily from 10am to 10pm, so definitely try to pop by, especially as the newly opened Cochrane MRT station takes you right there! Play date anyone?! S x

Dinosaurs Alive in KL – Our Review!

We came, we saw, we conquered- and survived to tell the tale of Dinosaurs Alive in KL!

After my first post about this new exhibition in KL (that you shared phenomenally across FB!) I thought it only fair to be able to give you a review from our own experience, so we recently went along with some friends to see just what it’s all about!

Set up in a big circus-like tent in the grounds of Mat1c on Jalan Ampang, the expo offers over 40 dinosaurs that move and roar as you approach them! Wander around and get up close and personal with some impressive looking beasts and enjoy different photo ops under ever-changing lighting. 

It’s a big space that wasn’t necessarily filled to capacity and felt a little empty in my opinion but besides the dinos themselves, there’s lots of activities to enjoy to extend the length of your visit! 

There’s three different bouncy castles, a screen playing a dinosaur movie at the back of the hall, and a few arts n craft zones. Making dinosaur sand pictures was really fun and you could build your own dinosaur model from wooden pieces – both these activities were free of charge. If you want to try their ‘dinosaur egg and fossil dig zone’ this comes at an extra fee of RM10 per dinosaur egg.

There’s a coffee shop area at the back with snacks and drinks and you could certainly spend a bit of time here if you get involved in the activities. For those of you who experienced Discoveria at Avenue K, then it’s a similar set-up without the need for getting dressed up as a paleontologist (although I rather liked that concept!)

I know a lot of you reacted to the price of the tickets. As residents in Malaysia you can buy tickets for RM50 for adults, RM25 for children and under 3s are free of charge. (Full price is RM75/RM50 respectively).

When I had finished the exhibit, I took a moment to stand near the entrance and watched the faces of little ones walk into the darkened tent and be greeted by a gigantic T-Rex. It was a lovely sight to see! Complete awe in what was standing before them! It’s not the cheapest event happening in KL, but it is the only thing of it’s kind and offers a unique look into our prehistoric times. Is it worth it?! I’ll let you decide. 

Enjoy some of the photos we took and let us know if you have already been and what you thought! S x

Free Dance trials this weekend!

Calling all wannabe dancers for a special event coming to Sunway Velocity Mall this weekend!

Meadow Ballet Centre are offering free trial dance classes this Sunday, and not only that; they have a make-up artist and professional photographer on hand to catch all these little ballerinas in their tutus at a photo shoot!


Sounds like a cute little event and it’s all free of charge! Full schedule is above – all you need to do is get yourselves along to Sunway Velocity to try it out! Happy dancing, S x

Funtopia: putting major ‘fun’ into the world of climbing!

Starting your week with a surge of colour; we finally did it – we went to Funtopia Courtyard!!

This climbing centre has been on our wish list for a long time and it certainly didn’t disappoint. This place is fantastic! Not only is it colourful and bright, but it’s really creative, loads of fun, and, most importantly, the team is extremely safety-conscious.

While the centre (located at SS15 Courtyard in Subang Jaya) doesn’t seem to be that big, there are over 50 climbing activities to get to grips with; from ropes and a spider wall, to challenging your friends on the speed-climbing wall, there’s so much to do inside it really will keep you very busy and it’s a great way to keep fit! 

You will need proper footwear so remember to take closed shoes and socks with you! Helmets and harness are given and fitted for you and the team will assist in clipping you in securely before each task you do! Best to arrive 15 minutes before you want to start climbing to get kitted out in equipment!

Choose to take a pass that allows you on all the obstacles, or pick your favourite activities and pay for those only. We personally wanted to try everything and at only RM24 on weekdays (RM34 on weekends) we’d definitely suggest going for the full experience! 

The Centre is suitable for people aged 4-99 (!) with a minimum weight of 20kg on certain obstacles. Mums, dads, aunts and uncles – everyone can get involved!

For younger tots who still want a bit of action there is their soft play maze for children aged 1-8 years old which is a nice little option right next to their cafe and seating area.


Just note that, during the week they only open at 12 noon. On weekends you can enjoy normal working hours from 10am to 10pm.


With so many different obstacles to try, there is something for everyone. This one here is harder than it looks as you build your owner structure and then try to climb it!!


This was an absolute highlight of our school holidays so far – I think we’ll be back again very soon! Thank you Funtopia, S x