The Best Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur With Toddlers
A trip to Malaysia was one of our early overseas holiday with kids; a big part of the reason was because there are so many great things to do in Kuala Lumpur with toddlers. It is an affordable city, public transport was easy, there are lots of eateries which offer a range of cuisines and there are some fantastic attractions for families in Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur is a very easy city to be in and explore with children of a range of ages. There are some great Asian destinations to explore with babies.
The Best Playground In Kuala Lumpur – KLCC PARK
This is by far the best attraction for kids in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur City Centre has the most extraordinaire playground at the foot of the Petrona Towers. This KL attraction is not to be missed if you have kids!
KLCC Park has a very well maintained huge(!!) playground for a range of age groups. Kids can spend hours climbing, sliding and running from one apparatus to another. It is bright, colourful and beautifully set, leaving parents satisfied with the hours of time they spend at a playground on their holiday!
Additionally, KLCC Park is home to a water display and a water park! That’s right, a water park. On a hot day, grab your towel and head down to cool off. It is such a great idea, given the weather in KL can be extreme at certain times of the year.
You can literally spend hours at the KLCC Park. Take a picnic, walk the paths, enjoy the shady trees, use the amenities and pop into Suria KLCC. Suria KLCC is the shopping complex at the foot of the Petrona Twin Towers has a whole lot to offer, from high end shopping to every day essentials and food.
A day at KLCC Park will guarantee tuckering out your children!
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a great place for the whole family to visit and is open daily.
Nestled in amongst a tropical paradise in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the KL Bird Park is renowned for its eco-tourism. It is located just a 10 minute drive from the city centre, however, you can also access it by foot too – just be prepared for a bumpy and not-so-sealed ‘track’. You can also buy a one-way transfer and entry ticket to the Bird Park, then make your way back to the city centre via the Lake Gardens.
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is situated in KL Lake Gardens and offers a unique experience to many other bird parks – free flight! This enables visitors to have a real rain forest experience as well as ensures the survival and species continuity of the birds.
Netting stretches across the ‘ceiling’ of the Park and birds are free to fly. There are 3,000 local and foreign birds of approximately 200 different species in the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.
On a hot day, the Bird Park is a fantastic place to go. It is cool in the shade of the trees, you can wander the paths throughout, or sit down at the cafe and let the kids enjoy and ice cream or cold drink.
Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens
Not only are Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens exceptionally maintained, beautiful and tranquil, they are also a fabulous place to escape on some of the very hot Kuala Lumpur weather!
You can access the Lake Gardens but car or taxi, or by foot. Wander the paths, take a picnic, enjoy the shade of the manicured gardens. It is a great place in Kuala Lumpur for toddlers as they can run free and wild!
Kuala Lumpur Tower
What child does not love to go to the top of a tower? A visit to Kuala Lumpur Tower will not disappoint! As with any viewing platform, on a clear day the views are brilliant and you will certainly enjoy the view of the impressive Petrona Twin Towers from the top. You can also get access to the KL Tower by purchasing a Kuala Lumpur City Pass.
Some would ask why you’d choose the KL Tower over the remarkable Petrona Twin Towers, quite simply, seeing the towers soar amongst the Kuala Lumpur buildings is truly impressive. You can of course do both and or combine the Petrona Twin Towers with the KLCC Aquaria.
Central Market, Kuala Lumpur is accessible by public transport which is fantastic if you are travelling on a budget. Central Market is a one-stop-shop for a range of local handicraft, souvenirs and genuine one-off collectables.
The building was first built in 1888 as a wet market and is now one of the most popular market spots for locals and tourists. The Market is a delight to wander through, it is clean, well maintained and the shops throughout are of great quality. It is wheelchair and stroller friendly and a Kuala Lumpur attraction, not to be missed.
You will also find a great range of eateries and local food and snacks to try. You will find most food tours in Kuala Lumpur stop into the Central Market.
A visit to Central Market will not disappoint.
Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
Riding a Hop On Hop Off Bus in any city is a great way to see lots of different things, for a very affordable price. You can get unlimited access to the Hop On Hop Off Buses by purchasing a Kuala Lumpur City Pass.
For those travelling in Kuala Lumpur with toddlers, it is a fantastic option! Kids love travelling in a bus typically and for the parents, it is a bit of a break!
The KL Hop On Hop Off trip will allow you to reach attractions and parts of KL that you may not be able to access easily. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Kuala Lumpur has some extraordinaire buildings, a great history and loads to see and marvel at.
Plan your trip so you know where you want to get off the bus and know how long you want to spend at each Kuala Lumpur attraction. It’s a good idea to have the bus times written down for each stop so that you know when you need to get back on. It doesn’t matter if you don’t, the bus will come, it might just save you waiting around on the side of a road for longer than necessary!