Top 5 Family Friendly Activities in Selangor
“A day with the family is a day filled with joy”. Doing activities with the family is a lot of fun and it can strengthen your bond and relationship with one another. In fact, we want to share with you our top 5 best family friendly activities in Selangor that you and your family can try.
Sunway Lagoon, Subang Jaya
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is located in 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor and takes only 25 minutes’ drive from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. Sunway Lagoon lies the perfect destination for adrenaline rush lovers and water activity enthusiasts. Built on a former tin mine and quarry site, this multi zone theme park highlights were its water slides and the world’s largest man-made surf beach. Currently, Sunway Lagoon provides the ultimate theme park experience with 6 adventure zones starting from its Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park & Asia’s 1st Nickelodeon themed park which is called the Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. Tickets can be purchased online or through the ticketing office at the entrance of the theme park.
Zoo Negara, Gombak
Zoo Negara is known as the National Park of Malaysia and is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, a non-governmental organization established to create the first local zoo for Malaysians. Zoo Negara officially opened on 14th November 1963 and covers about 110 acres of land which is situated 13km from the centre of Kuala Lumpur. Zoo Negara is home to 5137 animals of which from 476 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Zoo Negara has transformed itself to an open concept zoo with over 90% of its animals kept in spacious exhibits with landscape replicating their natural habitat.
Farm in the City, Seri Kembangan
Farm in the city is located in Seri Kembangan about 20 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur. Farm in the city is the place for visitors to enjoy a non-traditional zoo experience. Visitors are able to pet and feed the animals while gaining a lot of information about them. Not only that, visitors are exposed to a typical Malaysian village environment, surrounded by fruit trees and farm animals in a safe yet fun setting. Farm in the City is beautifully landscaped and there is even a section where kids can go inside the rabbit and guinea pig’s enclosure to play with them. Farm in the City is definitely the destination of choice for families regardless of age.
Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor
Bukit Malawati or Malawati Hill is located in the coastal town of Kuala Selangor, a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. The second Sultan of Selangor had a fortress built in the late 18th century on Malawati Hill to protect the state from intruders. The high ground provided a vantage point of view to monitor the ships that passed by the Straits of Malacca. There is a tram ride service on weekends that run up the hill. There are many attractions in Malawati Hill such as the light house, the royal mausoleum, an observation tower, a museum, the 200-year-old Sena trees and not to forget the friendly monkeys.
KidZania, Petaling Jaya
KidZania is an indoor theme park that first started out in Mexico. Today there are several Kidzania’s around the world and this is Malaysia’s first outlet. Located at Curve NX, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, KidZania Kuala Lumpur or (KidZania KL) is about 25 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre. KidZania is a memorable edutainment centre designed to show and encourage kids to take part in having professional jobs and it is an award-winning indoor family themed learning centre that offers interactive learning and role play experiences for kids since 2012. Ticket can be purchased online or through the ticket counter itself.
It is very important for family members to always find ways to strengthen their bond like doing activities together. “Blood is thicker than water” is the perfect phrase to represent how strong family ties are. And here in Selangor, you can always find a lot of things to do with your loved ones.