KL & Surrounds
1-3, Third floor, Solaris Mont Kiara, Jalan Solaris 3, Mont Kiara, KL (03 6203 7939); 25-2, Second floor, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL (03 2284 0988/www.fly-kidz.com). Handstands, pike jumps and front flips – imagine all that in a colourful and safe environment. The greater emphasis on fun and teamwork makes all the flips and dips worth it: Most parents report that their kids sleep better after a session at Flykidz. Classes are conducted by trained gymnasts and sports enthusiasts, so your kids are guaranteed a great workout and a whole new set of friends. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 9am-2pm.
NEW Geethashankarandance Studio & Haven
L0806 & L0808 Menara Sentral Vista, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, KL (Facebook: Geethashankarandance). Public rink open Mon-Sat, 9am-10pm & Sun, 9am-8.30pm. Classes start from RM65 per student for 30mins.
Samba De Futsal
Lot 13 Seksyen 51A, Jalan 225, PJ (03 7958 2644/www.sambadefutsal.com). Ever wondered why Brazil is really good at football? Here, you can learn the Samba style of football that is creative and free-flowing in a clean and safe environment. Daily, 10am-3am. Call for bookings.
Traditional Taekwondo Academy
Second floor, 61 Jalan 19/29, PJ (03 7958 7590/www.traditionaltaekwondo.net). The Traditional Taekwondo Academy (TTA) is a home-based centre conducting classes for children and adults. The head of the academy, Grandmaster Yeow, has over 35 years of martial arts experience in taekwondo. At TTA, kids don’t just learn how to kick and punch but also the social values behind the practice, learning respect, discipline and positivity. Any prospective student or parent can be assured of the highest standard in martial arts education.
Barnett Road, George Town (016 421 9009/ www.budoacademy.net). The Budo Academy organises and conducts life skills programmes for children and adults. For kids aged 12 and younger, classes run for an hour and include activities like judo, jiu-jitsu and aikido. Children will learn traditional martial arts techniques within a strict fitness programme.
NEW Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Lanchang (www.wildlife.gov.my). Located 15 kilometres from Lanchang, the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is run by a group of elephant lovers; some are full-time staff while the rest are volunteers. Children are allowed to feed the elephants with some fruits and grass. The fun part comes when everyone can ‘bathe’ with the elephants at the river, just be careful to watch out for little ones.