With travel back on, you’ve probably done all the staycations, weekend getaways, and cross-border trips with the kids. But still, you find yourself wondering, “What’s next?” While the pandemic and multiple lockdowns affected plenty of places that provided fun activities for kids (goodbye Kizsports at Bangsar Village 2), we’ve seen a few others emerge. And honestly, parents aren’t complaining, because whatever keeps the kids excited is always good.
Here are some new and fun things you can do with your little (or big) ones for the rest of 2022.
1. The Acre by Farm Fresh, Selangor
The Acre by Farm Fresh is a new collaboration between Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and the local brand Farm Fresh that provides a fun and educational experience for kids of all ages. The entire purpose is to teach little ones about the production of natural goods while instilling agricultural habits.
At The Acre, you can feast on freshly-made dishes while surrounded by cows and other animals roaming within the white fences. There are also tonnes of picturesque spots, so get ready for some serious photo op with the kids (if that’s even possible). What else is there? You can opt for the tractor ride and tour package, a great learning experience that touches on sustainable farming through hydroponic and aquaponic systems.
End the day with fresh and delicious ice cream at Cream Hauz, or stop by the Fresh Picks grocery store for fresh farm produce and dairy.
Address: Jalan Maklumat, 43400 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Contact: +6016 206 7133
2. Next Gen Theme Park, Selangor
Fun AND educational? Where do we sign the kids up? Known as Malaysia’s first ‘edutainment’ theme park (I can feel my daughter’s eyes rolling already), this 45,000 sq. ft. space features five areas: entertainment, enrichment, experience, engagement, and empowerment. For just RM28, kids can enjoy spiral slides, ninja challenges, arcade battles, trampolines, and the list goes on.
We highly suggest the kids get sufficient rest (parents too) the night before, because it can be a jam-packed day of adventure! Once they’re in, it may be a feat to get them out.
Address: S603-S610, Level 2, 1 Utama E, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6016 936 3068
3. Twin Jets Resorts, Negeri Sembilan
For little ones that are crazy about aeroplanes, this is the place to take them. As Malaysia’s first-ever aircraft concept resort, Twin Jets Resorts in Negeri Sembilan offers accommodations in actual planes, and they’re big enough to fit a group of six to eight people.
Besides the pretty cool suites, their facilities ensure your kids are entertained the whole time with plenty of outdoor space to run around. A mini gym, karaoke room, game room, and a futsal court are just some of the other amenities to look forward to.
Address: Lot 4916, Lorong KBB 12/1, Kampung Sri Broga, 71750 Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: +6012 547 3115
4. Xction Extreme Park, Kuala Lumpur
Located on level four of Sunway Velocity Mall in Kuala Lumpur is a brand new indoor playground that spans over 20,000 sq. ft. Bounce off the walls, literally, or show off your trampoline dodgeball skills in their bouncy court.
There’s also a Ninja Warrior course for those who really want to test their fitness levels. Suitable for most ages and sizes (as long as you’re 90cm and above), the Xction Xtreme Park is a great way to increase personal fitness and improve balance, coordination, and motor skills!
Address: Level 4, Sunway Velocity Mall, Lingkaran SV2, Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2786 3970
5. IOI City Farm, Putrajaya
Inspire your kids to be zoologists, aquarists, or even botanists by taking them to the indoor world of IOI City Farm, an edutourism spot with vast species of plants and animals. Start your kids’ journey at Greenland, where a display of glow-in-the-dark plants has been divided into nine sections.
Then, move on to Animal Zone and get them up close and personal with small pets like sugar gliders, racoons, chinchillas, rabbits, and more. At Little Rimba, you can even get the chance to feed some animals. Last but not least, get lost in Fresh Water World, where some of the main highlights include river giants like the Amazonian Arapaima and Amur Sturgeon.
Address: City, AT-6, Level 2 IOI City Mall, Lbh IRC, Ioi Resort, 62502 Sepang, Putrajaya
Contact: +603 8328 8888
6. Trex Bike Park, Selangor
If you haven’t already successfully taught your kids how to ride a bike, now and at Trex Bike Park is the place to do so, especially with such ample space. Located at Eco Grandeur in Puncak Alam, this safe biking trail is a two-kilometre track that’s spacious and boasts scenic views. There are also obstacle challenges available if you or your kids feel like taking it up a notch. No bicycle? No problem, as there are plenty for rental to choose from — there’s even ones with baby seats! Eco Grandeur also often hosts seasonal events, so be sure to keep up with their social media.
Address: Eco Grandeur, 47000 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor
Contact: +6012 393 3890
7. PD Maze, Negeri Sembilan
If you’re anything like me, there’s an 80% chance you’ll get lost at PD Maze, which is one of Malaysia’s biggest mazes. What sets this maze in Port Dickson apart from others in the country is the gorgeous art installations in the maze itself, which make perfect places to take that #OOTD. With so many peppered throughout, it’s almost like the entire experience is a treasure hunt in a maze.
Address: Jalan DS2/10, Dataran Segar, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: +6016 979 9119