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NB: Every venue has been contacted to check information but visitors may wish to call or check websites before visiting.
EXTREME SPORTS KL & SURROUNDS ENERZ EXTREME PARK This extreme park consists of a three-level obstacle coursewith games tailored to develop children’s problem solving skills, a trampoline park with various activities, and a climbing wall for the kids to scale.
Lot 791, Persiaran Subang Indah, Subang Jaya (011 1500 0066/enerz.my). Mon-Fri, 2-10pm; Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun, 10am-7pm. FUNTOPIA A utopia designed for fun, this indoor sports centre is outfitted with obstacles courses to help kids combat acrophobia (fear of heights) and meet new peers.
Funtopia Courtyard Mall, Jalan SS15/4G, SS15, Subang Jaya (03 5613 5877/ funtopiaworld.com/courtyard). Daily, 10am-10pm. VARIOUS LOCATIONS SKYTREX ADVENTURE Kids will love the challenges at this sky high obstacle course which combines flying foxes, sky bridges, high ropes and more.
Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor (013 276 9841); Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Kok, Langkawi, Kedah; Taman Botani Ayer Keroh Melaka, Malacca (skytrexadventure. com). Check website for opening times, prices and to book time slot.
KL & SURROUNDS BUKIT KIARA EQUESTRIAN CLUB Ignore the ‘neigh-sayers’ who claim that horseback riding is an antiquated sport. Sign the kids up for a pony ride, young rider sessions or the regular group or private lessons.
Jalan Bukit Kiara, off Jalan Damansara, KL (03 2093 1222/berjayaclubs.com). Tue-Sun, 7-10.15am; 3.15-7pm. Call club for rates. JOHOR RIDERS LODGE The older kids can go for horse riding lessons while younger ones can try out the fun pony trail. Parents, book a massage or enjoy an afternoon tea at Agnes Café.
The Legends Golf & Country Resort, Lot 1302 Kebun Sedenak, Kulai (07 652 5330/ riderslodge.com.my). PAHANG THE PADDOCK Best-suited for younger children, the circuit at The Paddock is on the small side so each ride only lasts a short time. The archery range onsite should provide further entertainment.
Fraser’s Hill Development Centre, Fraser’s Hill (09 362 2195/fraserhill.info). Mon-Fri & Sun, 9am-4pm; Sat & Public Holidays,9am5pm.
KL & SURROUNDS MOVIMENTO SIMPLES DE CAPOEIRA Besides picking up movement and musical skills, your child will become familiar with a different culture and language with capoeira lessons.
Plaza Damas, Block B-3-2, Jalan Sri Hartamas1, KL (012 696 6983/movimento.my). Check website for schedule and prices. VARIOUS LOCATIONS AIKIDO YOSHINKAN SHUDOKAN MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE Aikido, which means ‘the way of harmony’, champions the use of martial arts for protection and not harm. That said, it ought to keep the school bullies at bay.
Various locations nationwide (03 8948 6462/aikidoshudokan.my). Check website for schedule and prices.
PAINTBALL & LASER TAG
KL & SURROUNDS GALACTIC LASER Introduce your kids to indoor laser tag and arm yourselves with infrared- emitting devices to tag the enemy for points.
Lower ground 3, Sunway Pyramid, 3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway (03 5638 8833); Third floor, North Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, KL (03 2283 2999/ galacticlaser.com). MUDTREKKER PAINTBALL PARK From Mad Max Thunder Dome to the PSP air bunker themed arena, one thing is certain here – the allure of smartphones pales in comparison to paintballing.
1 Jalan Hijau Serindit U9/68, Section 9, Shah Alam (014 632 7575/fb.com/ paintballfield). Mon & Wed-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm. PENANG LASER OPS MALAYSIA Come in a group, divide yourselves into two teams, and tag opponents to score points. Bonus points go to the first team that captures their enemy’s flag.
Level 3, First Avenue Mall, 182 Jalan Magazine, George Town (04 251 9092/ laserops.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm.
KL & SURROUNDS CAMP 5 CLIMBING GYM Renowned for its panoramic view of the city, Camp 5 offers kids’ classes among others. Those under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Fifth floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ (03 7726 0410/0420/camp5.com). Mon-Fri, 2-11pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-8pm. JOHOR ROCKWORLD Sign your kids up for the Puzzle Challenge or the Wobble Slackline – however scary it may seem at first! Constant practise will greatly improve their sense of balance.
6 Jalan Perniagaan Setia 4, Taman Perniagaan Setia, Johor Bahru (016 791 2485/fb.com/Rockworldjb). Tue-Fri, 5-11pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-11pm.
SABAH MOUNTAIN TORQ ON MOUNT KINABALU As long as your kid is game and meets the age and height requirements, brave the Mount Kinabalu via ferrata (Italian for ‘iron road’) and breathe in its majesty.
(08 826 8126/mountaintorq.com). (Office hours) Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Contact to book your trip.
KL & SURROUNDS KL SARACENS KL Saracens deliver top notch rugby training and organises frequent matches with other junior rugby teams. Dads can join in the fun, courtesy of the senior rugby squad.
University Malaya field (next to Dewan Tunku Canselor), off Jalan University, KL (012 306 2258/kl-saracens.com). Sunday, 9-11am. KL TIGERS With over 500 players from 20 different countries, the KL Tigers offer boys and girls from four to 18 years old the chance to play rugby in a competitive and diverse environment. (kltigersrfc.com). (Kids training) Saturday, 8am-1pm. Check website for schedule.
KL & SURROUNDS KL JUNIOR HASH HOUSE HARRIERS Join your kids and race through rivers and muddy terrains every first Sunday of the month. No age limit, but your child must be able to run or quick walk for 30 minutes to an hour. (012 239 7870/kljhhh.org).
JOHOR DAN’S NASTY FROGMEN This eco-conscious dive centre introduces kids to the wonders of the deep through the Skin Diver course or Discover Scuba Diver (DSD) course.
Sea Gypsy Village Resort & Dive Base, Pulau Sibu (07 222 8642/siburesort.com). Contact for list of courses and prices. SABAH DOWNBELOW ADVENTURES This centre provides the PADI Bubblemaker programme for kids aged eight and above. Safety is of utmost importance as the equipment used are specifically made for children.
Ground floor, 33 KK Times Square, Sabah (012 866 1935/downbelowadventures.com). Contact centre for packages VARIOUS LOCATIONS SEAMONKEY DIVE CENTRE This PADI 5-Star IDC centre offers a range of diving courses for kids as young as eight years old at either their Redang or Merang centres.
Various locations (seamonkeydiver.com). Contact your local centre for schedules and prices. THEME PARKS KL & SURROUNDS DISTRICT 21 This apocalypse-themed adventure theme park in IOI City Mall houses 11 action-packed attractions like the Roller Glider that’s designed to get the heart pumping and muscles moving.
AT6, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya (03 8328 8888/district21.com. my). Mon-Fri, 12noon-8pm; Sat-Sun & Public Holidays, 10am-8pm. KIDZANIA Kids can role play with over 90 choices of professions across 60 different workplaces to learn the ins and outs of that profession. Who said that educational experiences can’t be fun?
Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, PJ (1 300 885 439/kidzania.com. my). Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm; Sat, School & Public Holidays, 10am-7pm. SUNWAY LAGOON Sunway Lagoon is one of Malaysia’s most popular theme parks. For the best experience, avoid the peak period of school holidays and check their website for latest promotions.
3 Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway (03 5639 0000/sunwaylagoon.com). Daily, 10am-6pm. JOHOR LEGOLAND LEGOLAND is sure to please little ones with displays and Star Wars and Ninjago performances. Its theme park (and accompanying Water Park) will appeal to kids under ten with exciting activities.
7 Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar, Nusajaya (07 597 8888/legoland.com.my). Daily, 10am-7pm. Visit website for admission prices. PENANG ESCAPE ADVENTUREPLAY This family-friendly theme park offers a unique mix of obstacle courses that are challenging enough for adults but not too difficult for children. There is also a range of simpler activities for the younger kids. 828 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang (04 881 1106/escape.my). Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm. PERAK LOST WORLD OF TAMBUN Surrounded by lush forests and limestone outcrops is the Lost World of Tambun, a theme park filled with enough rides and activities to fill a day. There’s also a petting zoo, a water park, and hot springs that are open at night.
1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, Ipoh (05 542 8888/ sunwaylostworldoftambun.com). Mon & WedFri, 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun and School & Public Holidays, 10am-6pm. VARIOUS LOCATIONS JUMP STREET TRAMPOLINE PARKS Here, kids can defy the laws of gravity with interconnected trampolines to keep them bouncing off the walls. No prior experience is required; just gear up and jump up and down. Various locations (03 7969 1051/07 360 3000/fb.com/JumpStreetAsia).
KEDAH JUNGLE WALLA TOURS Open your child’s eyes to the wonders of Mother Nature through nature tours with Jungle Wall Tours. Opt for mangrove cruising, kayaking, bird watching and/or after-dark explorations of the rainforest. Tours take place around Langkawi and Penang.
(019 590 2300/019 225 2300/ junglewalla.com). Visit website to view packages.
KEDAH NAAM’S PARASAILING SENSATION With modern equipment and certified instructors, Naam provides the safest parasailing experience in Langkawi. Only children aged seven and above are allowed with an accompanying adult.
FF2, Tingkat Atas Jeti Pelancongan, Jalan Persiaran Putra, Langkawi (04 963 9200/ naam.bz). Visit website to view packages. PERAK WHITEWATER RAFTING IN SUNGAI KAMPAR Learn the ins and outs of whitewater rafting, water rescue skills and rope courses at Sungai Kampar. Kids should be at least 12 years old to participate.
Earth Camp, Kampung Chulek, Gopeng, Kampar (03 7958 5152/3151/ nomadadventure.com). Visit website to view packages. VARIOUS LOCATIONS STAND-UP PADDLING WITH OXBOLD Stand-up paddling is rather like surfing, but minus the waves. Instructors will provide tips and techniques for balance, posture and paddling and all equipment is provided.
Marina Putrajaya, 1 Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Putrajaya; Balok Beach, Kuantan (019 663 8336/oxbold.com). Call to make advanced bookings.
KL & SURROUNDS SUPER YOGA KIDS Channel all the active energy in young kids to good use. With six outlets around Klang Valley, Super Yoga Kids offers a range of classes tailor made for kids.
Various locations around Klang Valley (03 8021 7980/superyogakids.com). Visit website for class schedule and call for rates. SUP YOGA LESSONS WITH OXBOLD A portmanteau of ‘stand-up paddling’ and ‘yoga’, SUP Yoga teaches kids the basics of standup paddling while building core strength atop a serene lake.
Marina Putrajaya, 1 Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Putrajaya (019 663 8336/oxbold.com).Call to make advanced bookings.