Kids have endless energy, and while keeping them indoors may be the best option, especially during this COVID-19 endemic, sometimes it’s essential to get them out of the house and away from screens! While Kuala Lumpur (KL) is bountiful with parks where the little ones can run around, our weather of late could be better, so it’s no surprise that parents are looking for indoor options.
And we’ve got you covered with this list. Unleash your kids’ boundless energy at any one of these indoor playgrounds that’s sure to keep them entertained for hours on end… and you may even burn some serious calories chasing them around!
1. Parenthood, multiple locations
Their flagship outlet in Sunway Pyramid was unlike any other indoor playground both kids and parents had seen, thanks to their London Street theme and a vast range of indoor activities catering to all ages.
Keep your little royals happy with the designated toddler zone, or have them busy with the gigantic play-castle set. Kids who are more into gaming will also love the Xbox 360 game console zone. If not, have them go up and down the numerous slides. There’s guaranteed fun to be had here!
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Address: SPWF003, First Floor, Green Zone Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +603 5650 5122
2. Starship Galactica, Selangor
If you have a kid and you’ve been to 1 Utama Shopping Centre, chances are your little one has asked the dreaded question, “Can we go here?” To which you’ve probably answered, “Maybe next time.”
It’s hard to miss this three-storey-high indoor wonderland for kids, and for years, Starship Galactica has been approved by children. What’s cool about this indoor playground is its outer space feel, which will have your kids feeling as though they’re exploring the galaxy!
Address: SK6A 1 Utama Shopping Center, Bandar Utama City Center Bandar Utama Petaling Jaya
Contact: +603 7728 7316
3. Waka Waka KL, Kuala Lumpur
Located in Frame Hotel in Bukit Bintang, Waka Waka KL is another play land heaven for your children, though they’re only open three days a week and during school holidays. To avoid any disappointment, we suggest keeping up with their social media. Your little ones will be excited over the flying fox and slides.
While you’re at it, encourage them to conquer the obstacle courses and have them feel like absolute champions! Waka Waka KL offers pretty decent party packages for parents looking to host birthday parties too.
Address: 136, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6018 388 0081
4. Kizsports & Gym, multiple locations
Having been around since 2003, Kizsports & Gym is no stranger to the indoor playground scene. Their outlets are well-furnished and equipped with sections that allow young ones to explore their creativity and, at the same time, maximise gross motor skills too.
Parents can truly relax here as you don’t have to worry about safety as Kizsports ensure hygiene and safe surroundings. Click here for a full list of locations.
Address: Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 50450 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 4257 2277
5. Jungle Gym, multiple locations
Who says gyms are only for adults? Jungle Gym proves that kids, too, can get a fun workout. Their Atria Shopping Mall outlet offers little ones three levels of fun-filled obstacles where they can jump, spin, run, and climb. This is definitely one of the best ways for them to burn their limitless energy! There’s even a little cafe for them to refuel if needed!
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Address: 2nd Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jay, Selangor
Contact: +603 7731 7193
6. We Rock The Spectrum Express, Kuala Lumpur
We love us an inclusive play area, and that’s what We Rock The Spectrum Express is all about. Specially designed for children with all kinds of abilities, this inclusive gym is complete with a unique range of sensory equipment.
Parents can expect time spent here to help develop their little one’s motor skills, sensory processes, strength, and social-emotional skills — all in a safe, stimulating, and motivational place. They even have dance classes where parents can get involved! Click here for the full list of locations outside of Malaysia.
Address: 204, Jalan Limau Manis, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6010 939 5711
7. Pinkfong Baby Shark Adventure Ville by Toy World, KL
Let’s face it. No parent can escape the catchy tunes of ‘Baby Shark’, and there’s no kid in the world that would say no to an outing at a Pinkfong-themed playground. This newly-opened indoor playland has everything a kid would want in a playground — slides, trampolines, obstacles, and places to climb, which ought to keep them busy for a long period!
Address: Pusat Perdagangan Berpadu (United Point), No 10, Jalan Lang Emas, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6019 6699 330
8. Kids Nation, Kuala Lumpur
Another place not to be missed is Kids Nation in Mont Kiara. Let your kids unleash their energy at this playground that features doughnut rings, slides, obstacle courses, and if they need to take a beat, there’s not one but two reading corners for them to recharge. There’s also a designated event area that’s popular for hosting birthday parties and special occasions.
Address: 8, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 6419 4976
9. SuperPark Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
All sorts of fun await both kids and adults at the unique SuperPark Malaysia spanning over 40,00 square feet of space. With Finnish know-how in mind, this indoor adventure park has endless activities to suit people of all ages looking to move their bodies and have fun simultaneously.
There are three areas to choose from — Adventure Area, Freestyle Hall, and Game Arena — with each offering activities that cater to different levels of thrill. To make your visit here a more seamless process, we highly recommend purchasing your tickets online.
Address: Level 4, Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 301 1040
10. KidZania, Petaling Jaya
While we all love fun and games, we love an interactive playground with a purpose even more — and that’s what KidZania is all about. Here, your little ones can play and ‘work’ in their career of choice at the same time. Hands-on roles help children prepare for the real world through a learning environment that’s also fun.
By simulating what it’s like to be a fireman, doctor, pilot, chef, or any other career choice, they also develop a sense of responsibility and confidence. While playing these ‘roles’, kids get a chance to ‘earn money’ and at the end of the day either bank it in for future use or ‘spend’ it at the KidZania shop.
Address: Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
11. Jump Street Asia, Petaling Jaya
Do you or your kids love jumping? Head on over to Jump Street Asia for hours of non-stop jumping. The first of its kind in Malaysia, this indoor trampoline park is a popular choice for those looking to bounce up and down for fun. You can literally bounce off the walls here, but please pay attention to the guidelines for your safety.
Besides being one massive spot for jumping, you can also do other activities, but on a trampoline surface, of course. For example, there’s trampoline dodgeball here — as if the game on its own isn’t challenging (and fun) enough. While you’re there, take a flight on the zip-line because why not? But the Main Court is where you can jump to your heart’s content.
Address: 8A Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: +6012 204 1448
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on 2 November 2022 and has been updated to include more locations.