Children are overjoyed and filled with anticipation when the long-awaited year-end school break finally arrives because they can’t wait to have fun. But while it may be all fun and games for them, keeping them occupied during the school holidays is not always easy for parents.
To help, we’ve compiled a list of activities to keep the whole family entertained and combat the boredom of the school holidays throughout the Petaling district of Selangor. For those who’d like ideas throughout the entire state of Selangor, check out this other list we’ve shared.
1. Chocolate Lab at Chocolate Museum, Petaling Jaya
Take the kids on a sugar rush at the Chocolate Lab located in the Chocolate Museum Kuala Lumpur this holiday season. This workshop in Petaling Jaya offers a chocolate-making session with cutting-edge equipment and talented chocolatiers to teach students.
You can either take a chocolate house class, where you’ll learn to construct a chocolate house from scratch, or a chocolatier workshop, where you’ll learn to make chocolate bars from cocoa beans and chocolate-dipped marshmallows. These workshops include a free Chocolate Museum tour.
Address: 2, Jalan Teknologi 3/5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 03-7490 4260
2. Clay Expression, Subang Jaya
Spend the holidays making clay crafts with your kids. Clay Expression is a pottery and clay art studio in Subang Jaya where kids can learn the basics of pottery in approximately 2.5 hours, including how to use the potter’s wheel and create their own plates and cups using traditional methods. They even offer tasks and topics to inspire your kids’ creativity.
Address: 757, 5, Jalan Subang 3, Kawasan Perindustrian Uep Subang Jaya, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 018-299 9054
3. Splatter Art Factory, Subang Jaya
Splatter Art Factory in Subang Jaya provides an opportunity to get paint all over yourself while engaging in some creative expression. Visitors may even have the chance to paint in the dark with neon glow-in-the-dark paints!
Take home one-of-a-kind abstract paintings made with a variety of tools and techniques, such as a splattered brush, a straw, or even a popped balloon filled with paint. Your kids can unleash their inner artists and have fun every day of the week (except Monday) between the hours of 10am and 4pm.
Address: 50, Block C, Lot, 49 &, 777, Jalan Subang 4, Ultramine Industrial Park, 47610 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 014-338 1833
4. Adiaida, Petaling Jaya
Allow your kids to enjoy the excitement of carpentry during this break from school at Adiaida in Petaling Jaya. Children of all ages can learn woodworking skills through their mini, junior, and teen maker programmes with furniture that is scaled to fit their needs.
Additionally, throughout this session, fundamental carpentry techniques including measuring, laying out, hammering, and sanding will be taught. Not only will your kid have a great time at this workshop, but they might even learn something and take up woodworking as a passion.
Address: NO 77, PJU1A/42 Ara Permata, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 016-214 0611
5. The Artsy Craftsy by Shia Lynn, Shah Alam
This workshop in Shah Alam is a wonderful place to learn how to paint. In this workshop, led by a dedicated group of painters, attendees can choose between a freestyle or guided approach to painting. The use of various painting mediums will be taught to children, who will subsequently learn to incorporate creativity into their daily lives.
Address: Jalan Kubah U8/53, Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
6. MTMT Studios, Petaling Jaya
MTMT Studios is a great place to take your kids or yourself if you’re looking for a fun workshop in Petaling Jaya. Painting is not the only option; there are also enjoyable pursuits like crocheting, 3D painting, jewellery making, pottery, and even DIY shoes. Feel free to pick and choose among these workshops to teach your kids new skills. These courses offer a variety of session schedules so that parents can participate at a time that works for them and their children.
Address: 55B, Jln SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 013-906 2795
7. FabCafe, Petaling Jaya
You can get your creative juices flowing at no cost when you visit FabCafe Kuala Lumpur in Petaling Jaya with your little ones. The cafe is open from 10am to 7pm daily except Sundays. But what’s there to do at a cafe?
FabCafe offers a wide range of services, including the rental of equipment and electronics, making it ideal for your kids to work on a wide range of creative endeavours. It’s a venue for making your big ideas a reality, with everything from 3D printers to sewing machines. Additionally, you can have coffee, sodas, and delectable light fare like pastries and cake at the café while working on your artwork.
Address: Oasis Square, G33, Oasis Village, Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 016-272 4901