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Have a day off or thinking of doing something fun for the weekends? Family-friendly activities don’t have to be limited to going to shopping malls or the movies. Here are some 9 different ideas for your whole family to have a good time.
ShopBack Malaysia has sorted them out based on how far you have to travel from KL (so all you people in KL have to do less work). Find out where you can have your next adventure with your family with us.

1. Legoland – 3hr 17 min from KL city centre


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Almost every child (and child at heart) has a soft spot for legos, so let your imagination go wild at Legoland. Here, childhood fantasies for both the kids and adults are magnified into larger-than-life rides and attractions! The first international theme park in Malaysia and first Legoland theme park in Asia is the perfect place to bring your family for a hands-on educational experience.

Address: 79100 Iskandar Puteri, 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

2. Boh Tea Plantation – 3 hr from KL city centre

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The Boh Tea Plantation is the perfect place to find out how tea is harvested. Explore the whole process of tea-making. Hop over to the Boh Tea Centre at Sungai Palas and find out how Malaysian teas are traditionally made at the exhibition and the factory. Then head to Boh Tea Garden, the largest garden in Cameron Highlands. You can also drink a fragrant cup of tea at the terrace, overlooking beautiful green rows of tea bushes.

Address: Jalan Gunung Brinchang, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

3. Firefly Park Resort, Bukit Belimbing, Kuala Selangor – 1hr 30 min from KL city centre

Firefly Park Resort

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Nurture a sense of wonder and love for nature in the children. Spend a night at the Firefly Park Resort, where your family can take a river cruise to visit the dazzling fireflies that glow in the night. The the magical sight will fascinate your children while you enjoy the night breeze immersing in the romantic atmosphere. Top Tip from us: remember to bring mosquito repellent with you to not get bitten. 

Address: Jalan Haji Omar, Kampung Bukit Belimbing, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

4. Karak Organic Durian Farm – 1hr 27 min from KL city centre

Karak Organic Durian Farm

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If durian is a family favourite, Karak Organic Durian Farm is a must-visit. The farm is one of the only farms in Malaysia which has been certified organic, which means the durians contain no GMOs, pesticides, and aren’t grown with artificial fertilisers. The different cultivation process results in durians with more refined and delicate flavours. Owner Ng Swee Pen is really passionate about his farm, so if you catch him around you’ll get to learn a lot more about how the organic durians are planted.

Address: 28620 Karak, Pahang, Malaysia

5. Pantai Cahaya Negeri, Port Dickson – 1hr 19 min from KL city centre

Port Dickson

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Hop by the seaside to enjoy the sun, white sand and ocean at Port Dickson. Just a stone’s throw away from Kuala Lumpur, Port Dickson is equipped with all the amenities that make it a convenient and affordable coastal destination – resorts, eateries, malls. You name it, they have it. Your family can get their dose of sea air and sea-swimming while enjoying a comfortable night’s stay and great food.

Address: Pantai Cahaya Negeri, 5, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

6. Skytrex Adventure in Shah Alam (Zip Line Adventure Park In Kuala Lumpur) – 45 min from KL city centre

Skytrex Adventure

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For adventurous and sporty families, Skytrex Adventure is a fantastic place for everyone to get some adrenaline rush. Challenge yourselves with zip line obstacle courses surrounded by the lush green forest, working through different activities like rope climbing and flying fox. There are three levels of difficulties with three different minimum height requirements: Little Adventure (1.1m), Big Thrill (1.4m) and Extreme Challenge (1.4m). There will be something for everyone in your family.

Address: Taman Pertanian Malaysia, Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor

7. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Bukit Lagong, Kuala Lumpur – 27 min from KL city centre (Note: FRIM’s Canopy Walk Has Closed Permanently.)

Bukit Lagong

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Hike through the flourishing green woods at Bukit Lagong, where your family can spend some quality time together exercising, taking in nice fresh air and admiring the flora and fauna. Check out the canopy walking suspended over the forest for some stunning views of the treetops! Visit the herbarium and the museum for an educational family trip deep in the forest.

Address: Jalan Frim, Kepong, 52109 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

8. District 21 indoor theme park – 27 min from KL city centre

District 21

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This trip to the shopping district won’t just be any shopping trip, where window shopping is your only form of entertainment. Excite your children with a wide range of rides and obstacle courses that will tickle every adventure junkie’s fancy. For the younger children, there are trampolines, the tubby ride and the carousel to keep them busy. If you’re a thrill-seeker, there are mazes, low ropes, and the sky trail to explore. This is the ideal playground for both children and adults, and where the whole family can have some fun together.

Address: AT 6, Level 1, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City,, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

9. Sunway Lagoon – 19 min from KL city centre

Sunway Lagoon

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Sunway Lagoon is like a department store of fun on the water. Here, you can find an amazing range of rides, including Malaysia’s first surf simulator, Flowrider, as well as the world’s largest water ride, Vuvuzela. There are also bungee jumping and archery facilities, so even if you have that one person who does not like water all that much, you’ve still got everyone covered at Sunway Lagoon.

Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

With 9 places to visit for a short family getaway in Malaysia, you no longer have to rack your brains over where to go so the young and old in your family will have a good time. Some of these activities can be booked via Klook so be sure to keep a lookout for Klook promo codes to get discounts!