KL & Surrounds
AT6, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya (03 8328 8888/ www.district21.com.my). This apocalypse-themed adventure theme park located in IOI City Mall houses 11 action-packed attractions designed to get your heart pumping and muscles moving. Don’t skip the Roller Glider, which is like a zip line and a roller coaster rolled into one. It’s a discombobulating combination. Mon-Fri, 12noon-8pm; Sat-Sun & public holidays, 10am-10pm. (Tickets) Active pass, RM58 (weekdays); RM75 (weekends/school & public holidays); Accompanying adult pass, RM10; Kids below 90cm & Disabled, free. 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.
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.
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 to avoid chapped hands while taking on the rope obstacles. 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.
Lost World of Tambun
1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, Ipoh (05 542 8888/ www.sunwaylostworldoftambun.com). A fun escape from reality, the 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. If the kids are old enough to leave unaccompanied, mum and dad can head over to the hot springs and spa for some alone time. Mon & Wed-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun and School & Public Holidays, 10am-6pm. (Online) Adults, RM49.25, Children and senior citizens, RM43.30, Children under 90 cm, free.
Jump Street Asia
8a Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, PJ; 71 Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru, Johor (019 716 3183/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 PJ or Johor. (PJ) Mon-Thu & Sun, 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-10pm. Off-peak, Mon-Wed, RM22 per hour; Peak, Thu-Sun & Public holidays, RM27 per hour. (Johor) Daily, 10am-10pm. Mon-Fri,
Stand up paddling with Oxbold
Marina Putrajaya, 1 Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Putrajaya (019 663 8336/www.oxbold.com). Stand-up paddling is rather like surfing minus the waves. What you need is: a paddleboard, which is larger and longer than a surfboard; a paddle (of course); and calm, flat water. You and the kids can pick up the basics during a two-hour session at Tasik Biru. The instructors will provide tips and techniques for balance, posture and paddling. As long as you’re physically fit and can swim, everything should go smoothly. Be sure to make a booking at least seven days in advance. All equipment is provided. Daily, 9am-5pm. Advanced bookings are required. RM140 per pax.
Water zorbing with UNEXS
(017 378 7805/www.facebook.com/ unexswaterball). It’s like being cocooned in an inflatable human-sized hamster ball. Firstly, squeeze through the small opening and patiently wait as the staff pump air into the orb. Then walk, run, tumble or roll your way across the surface of the lake. If you’re worried about worst case scenarios, just know that the density of the air content in the orb is high enough to keep you afloat without the risk of sinking. Kids aged six years and above may participate. Daily, 8.30am-12.30pm & 2.30-7.30pm. RM15 per pax for ten minutes. Family package: Buy four passes and get the fifth free.
White water rafting in Sungai Kampar
Kampung Chulek, Gopeng, Kampar (03 7958 5152/www.nomadadventure.com). One of the more exciting white water rafting spots in Malaysia, Sungai Kampar is a favourite among rafting enthusiasts. Kids should be at least 12 years old to tackle the rapids. Sign up for lessons to learn the ins and outs of white water rafting, water rescue skills and rope courses. Nomad Adventures runs half-day programmes from 9am until 1pm or 2pm to 5pm and full-day programmes from 9am until 4pm. Call for packages and prices.
NEW SUP Yoga Lessons with Oxbold
Marina Putrajaya, 1 Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Putrajaya (019 663 8336/www.oxbold.com). SUP Yoga, a portmanteau of ‘stand up paddling’ and ‘yoga’, brings an extra edge to the usual yoga lesson. Kids aged ten and above may learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding while building core strength atop a serene lake. Each two-hour lesson encompasses an ice breaking session and a briefing, half an hour of warm-up exercises, a full hour of SUP Yoga and 15 minutes to cool down. Visit website for class schedule.