Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Get Active -

Set in the ex­otic green land­scape of Teluk Ba­hang, ES­CAPE serves up the per­fect an­ti­dote for com­puter ad­dicts. ES­CAPE was born out of frus­tra­tion with mod­ern, plas­tic-filled theme parks and aims to re­call the good ol’ kam­pung boy days. The park re-in­tro­duces the con­cept of self­di­rected play with a va­ri­ety of fun, low-tech ac­tiv­i­ties for kids and par­ents in the nat­u­ral out­doors.

There’s a big range of things to do: scale the heights of your cho­sen path at Gecko Tower; try the Zoom Bug and make high speed turns in this highly ma­neu­ver­able hu­man-pow­ered go-kart; go cav­ing in the Foxy Bur­row; or sim­ply Go Ba­nanas on the high rope course.

ES­CAPE’s Ser­ambi ed­u­ca­tional cen­tre and Gree­nie pro­gramme ed­u­cates kids about and re­con­nects them with na­ture, in­still­ing a sense of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for it via sev­eral in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties such as cook­ing with ES­CAPE’s pro­duce and cre­at­ing en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly fer­tilis­ers.

The park is al­ways ex­pand­ing and adding new at­trac­tions. Ever flown a kite and won­dered what the view would be like from above? Well, while at­tached to the newly launched Kite Flyer, you and the kids can sate your cu­rios­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence kite-fly­ing from the kite’s per­spec­tive. Mean­while, the 3 Sixty grants dare­dev­ils their dreams of do­ing a 360-de­gree turn on a swing, al­beit with ad­e­quate safety equip­ment at hand. Lastly, you and the kids should try the Aer­o­bat: un­leash your in­ner Tarzan by hold­ing on to dan­gling ropes, swing­ing across and making a splash into the lake. Don’t forget the trade­mark ul­u­lat­ing yell. 828 Jalan Teluk Ba­hang, Teluk Ba­hang, Pe­nang (04 881 1106/­, 9am-6pm. School & Pub­lic Hol­i­days, 9am-6pm. (Ages 3 and be­low) Free; (Ages 4-12) RM50; (Ages 13-60) RM72; (Ages 61 and above) Free, if ac­com­pa­nied by pay­ing guest.

Gecko Tower

Go Ape

Zoom Bug

Atan’s Leap

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