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AT6, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya (03 8328 8888/ www.district21.com.my). This apocalypse-themed adventure theme park is located in Putrajaya’s IOI City Mall. There are 11 action-packed attractions designed to get your heart pumping and muscles moving. Don’t miss the world’s first indoor glider, The Roller Glider, which is a mix of a zip line and a roller coaster. It’s a discombobulating combination. Mon-Thu & Sun, 12noon-8pm; Fri-Sat, 12noon-10pm; Public Holidays, 10am-10pm. (Tickets) Active pass, RM58 (weekdays); RM75 (weekends/school & public holidays); Accompanying adult pass, RM10; Kids below 90cm & Disabled person, free.
Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (1 300 885 439/ www.kidzania.com.my). KidZania comes highly recommended for youngsters, and it’s one place you won’t find roller coasters or distracting arcade games. Instead, kids can choose from over 90 professions across over 60 different workplaces. Your ambitious little pilot, police officer, fire fighter, journalist, dentist or fashion designer can get involved in role play to learn more about his or her chosen profession. The safe and fun environment is a great place for kids to play grownup for the day. Mums and Dads, you guys better start learning the KidZania lingo right now. Mon-Fri & Sun, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-7pm; School & Public Holidays, 10am-9pm. (Walkin fee) Ages 2-3, RM39; (Ages 4-17) RM80; Adults, RM39; Senior citizens, RM33.
3 Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, PJ (03 5639 0000/ www.sunwaylagoon.com). With over 80 attractions spread across this mammoth park, Sunway Lagoon is, without a doubt, one of Malaysia’s most popular theme parks. Kids will be spoilt for choice with myriad rides and attractions such as the Scream Park, Extreme Park, Water Park and Amusement Park. Sunway Lagoon also plays host to the country’s largest water ride, the Vuvuzela. For the best experience, avoid school holidays as it tends to be overcrowded. Instead, opt for weekdays or regular weekends. Keep your eyes peeled for special deals and promotions on the theme park’s website. Daily, 10am-6pm. (Ages 11 and below) RM120; (Ages 12 and above) RM150; Senior citizens, RM120.
Johor Angry Birds Activity Park
Level 3, KOMTAR JBCC, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru (07 221 0260/ angrybirdsactivitypark.my). Take your Angry Birds fun off the screen and into reality at this theme park located in KOMTAR JBCC. The park is divided into four zones: Danger Zone, Utopia, Classic and South Beach. Kids can whizz about on scooters, fearlessly fling themselves into giant foam pits, go drifting in go-karts, and of course, play the Angry Birds video game. Daily, 10am-10pm. Single entry, RM75; (MyKad/MyKid holders) RM60.
7 Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, Nusajaya (07 597 8888/ www.legoland.com.my). With more than 70 rides, shows and attractions spread across seven themed areas including The Beginning, Imagination, LEGO Technic and the Land of Adventure, LEGOLAND is sure to please the little ones. Each of these areas serves up their own unique brand of experiences and adventures, with additional things to do and see such as the spectacular Star Wars display and the Ninjago performances. In addition, its Water Park will appeal to the under-ten market, with exciting activities such as the build-a-boat attraction. Daily, 10am-6pm, longer opening hours on certain weekends, school holidays and public holidays. (Theme park + water park), Adults (12-59 years old), RM225; Children (3-11 years old) / senior citizens (above 60 years old), RM180. (Theme park), Adults, RM180; Children, RM145. (Water park), Adults, RM122; Children/Senior citizens, RM101.
Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park
Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya (1 300 88 326 459/ www.playtime.com.my). Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is the biggest attraction at this indoor family theme park. Fans can enjoy rides, live shows and interactive activities all dedicated to the cute and kitsch character. Other attractions include Thomas Town featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. Other popular characters hanging around include Barney and Bob the Builder. Unless your tween or teenager is an avid Hello Kitty fan, this park is best suited for younger kids. Prices vary according to each attraction, so check the official website for updated rates. Daily, 10am-6pm. Single park, RM85; both parks, RM125.
Pahang Wet World Batu Pahat
Lot MLO 138 & Lot PTD 11383, Jalan Bukit Pasir, Mukim Simpang Kanan V, Taman Tasek Merdeka, Batu Pahat (07 433 6060/07 434 6060/ www.owg.com.my). The Wet World Batu Pahat is built surrounding Merdeka Lake and spread over a 44-acre landscape. The wave pool, giant slide and action river will prove irresistible to kids, but there is also tamer action to be had in the form of fishing and a petting zoo. Though slightly rundown, Wet World Batu Pahat is still a decent choice for carefree family outings. Mon & Wed-Sun, 10am-7pm. Adults, RM28, Children, RM25, Children below 84cm, free; (MyKad holders) Adults, RM18, Children, RM15, Children below 84cm, free.
Penang ESCAPE Adventureplay
828 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang (04 881 1106/ www.escape.my). Kids and adults alike will learn to embrace the outdoors at ESCAPE. Surrounded by lush greenery, this fantastic family-friendly theme park offers a unique mix of obstacle courses such as Atan’s Leap (a free-fall jump), Gecko Tower (where you can race to the top) and Tubby Racer (whoosh down the ski slope – it’s faster than you think). We like the fact that these games are challenging enough for adults but not too difficult for children. Bring gloves in case you are faced with ropeclimbing. A water park and a treetop hotel are in the works. Tue-Sun, 9am-6pm. School & Public Holidays, Daily, 9am-6pm. Ages 3 and below, free; Ages 4-12, RM55; Ages 13-60, RM83; Ages 61 and above, Free if accompanied by paying guest.
CYC Mega Kiddies World Centre
Third floor, Queensbay Mall, 100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas (017 533 5344). This entertainment centre designed for kids has foam padded floors, a colourful ball pit, multiple slippery slides, a bouncy trampoline and much more. Coax your toddler to strike a goofy pose for a picture, which they’ll gladly do so, depending on their good mood. You can avoid paying the entrance fee by waiting on the bench outside, unless your child is too young to play unsupervised. Daily, 10am-10pm. Mon-Fri (Adults) RM5.50, (Children) RM17; Sat-Sun (Adults) RM7.50, (Children) RM21.50.
Perak Lost World of Tambun
1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, Ipoh (05 542 8888/ www.sunwaylostworldoftambun.com). A nice escape from reality, Perak’s Lost World Of Tambun plays host to a vast variety of attractions spread across six parks. The most popular of these are the Lost World Water Park, Lost World Amusement Park and Lost World Adventure Park, with enough fun activities to fill up a whole day. Mon & Wed-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun and School & Public Holidays, 10am-6pm. (Online) Adults, RM47.55, Children and senior citizens, RM41.58, Children under 90 cm, free; (Walk-in) Adults, RM56, Children and senior citizens, RM49, Children under 90cm, free.
Jump Street Asia
D’Piazza Mall, 70 Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Lepas, Penang; 8a Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, PJ (1 800 885 867/ www.jumpstreetasia.com). Jump Street offers the perfect platform to defy the laws of gravity. With hundreds of interconnected trampolines, you’ll literally be bouncing off the walls. No prior experience is required; just gear up and jump up and down in either Jump Street location in KL or Penang. Johor foresees a third branch opening soon. Mon-Thu & Sun, 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-10pm. Off-peak (Mon-Wed), RM22 per hour; Peak (Thu-Sun & Public holidays), RM27 per hour. Grip socks, RM5.