21 Top Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur With Kids [2024]

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Going on a Kuala Lumpur trip with the family and want to know all the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids? We have you covered! Below, you will find our Kuala Lumpur travel guide to all the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to plan your ultimate trip.

Wondering what to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids? Well, you’ve come to the right place! With a myriad of kids activities in KL and family activities in KL, we help you narrow down the best-of-the-best!

Aside from extensive sightseeing, there’s an amazing array of kids entertainment in Kuala Lumpur with so many shopping malls hosting spectacular mini-theme parks or amusement arcades.  

We’ve also listed some of the best wildlife and nature-themed things to do in Kuala Lumpur with family, and fun places for kids in KL when the weather turns sour.

KLCC Park with Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC Park with Petronas Twin Towers

Our top 21 things to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids guide kicks off in central KL with the fun Playground at KLCC. For kids a little older, we review the nearby Aquaria, and for all age groups, the mega fun KidZania.

We have visited Kuala Lumpur so many times with our kids ranging from babies to 13 years old and have always had a great time.

For sure, you won’t be stuck thinking where to bring kids in KL. More likely, you’ll be stressing over how to cram everything in!

Below, you will find our Kuala Lumpur travel blog guide with everything you need to know about the Kuala Lumpur top attractions, where to go in KL surrounds as well as the best places to stay for your ultimate holiday in Kuala Lumpur. There is also a handy Kuala Lumpur tourist map.

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Top 21 Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur With Kids [2024]

Here are the best things to do in KL with kids. Read through and select the ones that fit your interests and time frame. We have written about these attractions based on our own experiences travelling here with babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school kids and, now, teenagers!

Travelling to Malaysia with kids? Listen to our best tips for families here and find out what my kids themselves think about travelling in Malaysia.

Explore The KLCC Playground


Best playground in the world? Possibly! Our kids rave about the KLCC Playground. So much, in fact, that we had to return a few times during our first visit to KL and many times since. So this received our highest rating: best place for kids in KL!

The KLCC Playground is a massive 2-acres playground within the KLCC Park by the Petronas Towers. Even during busier times, you’ll find there is still plenty of space for everyone. The two photos above this are both of this area.

We recommend visiting in the late afternoon as it’s cooler. Also, as the top Kuala Lumpur attractions for families, both locals and visitors hang out here in the late afternoon, so there are lots of youngsters to enjoy playing with and it has a great vibe.

If energy levels are still high, head to the free adjacent water playground and shallow pools. Definitely the biggest problem we had with this place was getting our kids to leave.

Address: Persiaran KLCC, Jalan Ipoh, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Visit The Petrosains Discovery Centre

Petrosains Discovery Centre
Petrosains Discovery Centre – with our then 2 and 4 year olds

An awesome centre, which is basically a science museum, children adore spending time here, making this a highlight of places to visit in KL for kids.  There are so many hands-on educational exhibits that you could easily spend 3-4 hours as your children conduct science experiments – some with controlled explosions!

Science and technology are presented in a fun and entertaining way, in an easy to navigate “museum-style” concept.  You’ll find space age exhibits through to fossils, with everything divided into 11 main interactive showcases.

Budding geologists or seismologists will be in heaven in the Exploration section and F1 fans will adore the Speed area.  And ensure to catch the Dark Ride, shaped like an oil drop, your “ride” takes you through serene rainforests, up mountains and diving into seas, all with a view to showing you Malaysia’s dramatic landscapes.

Games are dotted around the exhibitions with staff on hand to explain the science behind everything. 

It works for toddlers too as the first time we visited here, our oldest was only 2, and we had a great time.

However long you’re staying in the city, we recommend you include this great kids attraction in Kuala Lumpur into your itinerary.

Address: Petronas Twin Tower, Level 4, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

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Have An Under-The-Sea Experience At Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC Aquarium
Aquaria KLCC

Conveniently located next to the Petronas Towers and close to Petrosains listed above, this aquarium is a must-see on any list of things for kids to do in KL.  Home to over 150 species of marine life, possibly the star attractions are the tiger sharks and the lethal sea snakes!

A great place to discover on a rainy day, you can spend a few hours exploring the different watery landscapes, from the highlands and flooded jungles of Malaysia to the Amazon basin, coral reefs and open ocean.

Our highlight was the 90-metres walk-through tunnel, where massive stingrays and manta rays soar above your heads.  And, if you have the time, dare you to try the up-close-and-personal Diving with Sharks program or perhaps the Cage Rage experience where you’ll be submerged into a tank but within the safety of a cage. 

All in all, we found this one of the best places for kids in KL.

Address: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Click here to buy discounted tickets now.

Visit The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Surprisingly, some shopping centres in this city are some of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur for kids.  And Berjaya Times Square is probably the top of these. 

Reputedly one of the world’s largest shopping centres, we seemed to spend a lot of time here!  With great food options – at good prices – the kids were kept entertained by some rather cool random stuff.  The “Piano Stairs”, that played piano notes as we walked up and down was definitely a highlight!

However, the standout attraction was the amusement park – probably best suited for preschoolers, making this our winner for toddler activities in Kuala Lumpur.  The children’s area has around eight different rides, although there are rides here for all ages.

Overall, this is the largest indoor playground in Malaysia and can be found on the fifth floor of the Berjaya Times Square mall.  Split into two zones: Galaxy Station for adults (+13’s) and Fantasy Garden for children, whatever your child’s age group this is some of the best kids entertainment in KL.

This is fantastic for bad weather days or if you’re suddenly in the mood for a hair-raising roller coaster ride on the Supersonic Odyssey!

Address: Level 8, Berjaya Time Square, No. 1, Jalan Imbi

Check Out The KL Bird Park

KL Bird Park
KL Bird Park

The main attraction in the famous 60 hectare Lake Gardens, the KL Bird Park is advertised as the world’s largest covered bird park and a top venue in KL for kids.  With over 30,000 birds from 200 species from all corners of the globe, it’s quite an adventure!

It prides itself on being one of the major places to visit in Kuala Lumpur with family, and with most of the birds free to fly around the venue, this was another highlight of our trip.  Accustomed to visitors, the birds often perch on shoulders and heads, which might frighten toddlers. 

But for most children this is delightful and you can then purchase small packets of seed to hand-feed them.  We took endless photos whilst hand feeding colourful parrots, which our children rated as one of the best kids activities in Kuala Lumpur.

You’ll see stunning peacocks, parakeets and macaws. Our favourite was the Flamingo Pond and the hornbill area.  Try to time it right for the ostrich and eagles feeding sessions or to catch one of the regular bird shows.  

It’s not just the birds that are great either. The gardens here are superb, and it’s a very enjoyable place to wander.

Children are very well catered for here with a small playground, the gardens and even some small rowing boats.  If you are wondering what to do in Kuala Lumpur with family and have a half morning spare in your itinerary, make a beeline for here.

Address: 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens

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Visit The Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Looking for a nature-intensive kids attraction in KL?  Then you’ve come to the right place.  Just on the edge of KL Lake Gardens, you’ll find hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely under a high netting canopy at the sweet Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.

Feeding on colourful hibiscus flowers, the butterflies are a pretty sight.  Hot and humid under the canopy, the park has a tropical feel. There is a maze of footpaths winding through lush vegetation.  Our children enjoyed playing along the paths, the little koi-filled ponds, small waterfalls and – our top favourite – the turtle pond.  

Our kids also found the massive beetles a highlight.  These can be viewed along with some other creepy crawlies, such as large stick insects making this one of the fun places for kids in Kuala Lumpur.  There’s also a fairly good educational slant to the visit too with the breeding cycles of butterflies and moths explained.

Not the best butterfly park we’ve been to, yet you can still mark this as one of the places to visit in Kuala Lumpur for family to enjoy.

Address: Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana

Explore The Lake Gardens (Kuala Lumpur Perdana Botanical Gardens)

Lake Gardens KL
Lake Gardens

Often promoted as having some of the best Kuala Lumpur activities for families within its gates, Lake Gardens is truly massive at over 200 acres!  

Full of Kuala Lumpur children’s attractions, such as museums, the KL Bird Park (above), the Perdana Botanical Garden (with a Hibiscus and Orchid Garden), a Sculpture Garden, the Butterfly Park (above) and, unsurprisingly, a Lake!

In the middle of KL, it makes for an easy location to reach from wherever you’re staying.  Open every day from 7am to 8pm, it’s free to enter – though you are required to pay an entrance fee for certain landmarks within the grounds, like KL Bird Park.

There are some impressive landscaping and thanks to its grand size; it doesn’t get too crowded except for weekends.  You can easily spend a whole day here, discovering all the different venues and activities. This makes this one of our top places for kids in Kuala Lumpur.

Do note though that this area is big and walking around it can be sweaty work.

Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana

Go On A Food Tour

Kuala Lumpur food tour Preparing delicious street food delights in Chinatown
Watching vendors prepare delicious street food delights in Chinatown with our kids

If your kids enjoy food then a food tour can be a surprisingly awesome activity with kids. I have been surprised how well food tours can work for families.

You walk around a section of the city learning about the history and the culture while trying food and drinks. I find the constant feeding keeps my kids happy and open to learning more!

Simply Enak food tours have a tour they especially recommend for families, Kuala Lumpur Street Food. On this tour, you learn about the history and cultural influences that make Kuala Lumpur and its food what it is today. It includes visits to local shops, tradespeople and, of course, street food vendors. You learn about traditional Chinese medicine and how herbs can be used to heal as well.

We did this with our kids aged 6, 11 and 12 at the time. They loved watching handmade steam buns being made and tasting a crazy amount of food and drinks such as Indian rotis, laksa, char kway teow, teh tarik (the local tea), baked goods and more. If you haven’t tried the infamous durian before, you’ll also get the chance with some durian puffs.

These tours do their best to cater to dietary requirements and fussy eaters.

Click here to see more information about this tour and use the discount code, DIVE30 for RM30 off your tour price. Kids tickets are also heavily discounted.

You can see our full review of doing this tour with our kids here or watch the following video to see what it’s like. This was filmed when we did this exact tour with our kids.

Visit Little India

Brickfields Little India, Kuala Lumpur

A surprising favourite location for our children, enamoured by the Indian cuisine and vibrant energy of the area, Kuala Lumpur’s Little India (called Brickfields) has curries to fit every level of spice!  We returned quite a few times for some delicious lunches.

And the shops were a highlight too, with lots of sparkly bangles, colourful saris and delicious Indian sweets. 

Try to visit here during festival time, when the streets are decorated in splendid colours and music plays from almost every shop!  It’s definitely one of the more interesting places in Kuala Lumpur for kids.

Address: Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields

Explore Chinatown

Dive Into Malaysia at Chinatown KL
Exploring Petaling Street Market in Chinatown, KL. This is one of my favourite travel photos ever of me and my 2 year old daughter 🙂

Looking for some free things to do in KL with family?  Head over to Chinatown for a few hours, and wander the quaint alleys and lanes.  You’ll find stalls selling almost anything you need (and lots more that you don’t!).  

With the stalls opening daily around 11am, it’s best to drop by around lunchtime – taking in some delicious food – before hitting the market area.  You’ll also find some old temples and pretty Chinese shophouses, making this a lovely way to spend a few hours in Kuala Lumpur with children.

The food tour, mentioned above, explores around here.

Address: Petaling Street, KL City Centre

Make A Splash At Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon views from the suspension bridge
Sunway Lagoon views from the suspension bridge

Just a short drive from the centre of Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Lagoon is a fun theme park.  One of the top KL attractions for family, many different themed lands are waiting to be explored.  

With water slides that whirl, a river ride, surf beach, wave pool and even a revolving pirate ship, this will probably be your kid’s favourite vacation day, and our pick of fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur for kids!  We had an absolute blast here.

Part of a much larger complex, which incorporates the Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, X Park, Night Park, Sunway Lost Lagoon and Wildlife Park, it is best to make this a full day out!

Address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Click here to buy discounted tickets now. You can also read our full review here.

Check Out The Sunway Pyramid

Sunway Pyramid KL

Located adjacent to the Sunway Lagoon, the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre has a plethora of fun activities.  Spend a half or full day here. Enjoy ice skating and visiting The Parenthood indoor play area.

For the older children, there’s a bowling alley, cinema, amusement rides, and arcade games; a plethora of Kuala Lumpur children’s activities.  

Near KL Airport, if you only have a short stopover combine this with a visit to the Sunway Lagoon, and stay at any one of the Sunway hotels above the shopping centre, like the Sunway Resort here.

Address: No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Sunway City, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Have The Best Day Ever At KidZania Kuala Lumpur

KidZania Kuala Lumpur Theatre
By the theatre in KidZania KL

Our children were already big fans of KidZania before visiting the Kuala Lumpur version. It did not disappoint. We have enjoyed a few full days discovering KidZania Kuala Lumpur over the years, and it’s our absolute top pick of kid friendly activities in Kuala Lumpur

If you’ve never been to one then KidZania is a miniature city made for kids where they can undertake various activities representing different careers. Kids can be firefighters, medics, police, store clerks, cooks, pilots, journalists, doctors, nurses, photographers, couriers and even tax collectors.

Each “career” lasts for various amounts of time – usually 15 or 20 minutes – and for each activity, there’s usually an educational aspect to it. For example, kids learn the value of hygiene before making food or fire safety before going to fight a fire.

Kids can earn money (in the local currency, Kidzos) from the jobs they do and get paid in Kidzoswhich can then be spent on activities with a cost where they usually get something to take away (like a hamburger from working in the hamburger restaurant or milk from working in the milk bottling factory).

There’s a department store where kids can spend their earnings too, but it isn’t so easy to do as you need a lot of cash to buy much.

The awesome thing about KidZania, though, is the staggering level of detail. Kids can be involved in organisations they see in the real world.

Many activities have a uniform of some sort that looks close to the real thing. Firefighters wear hats and coats that look like real Malaysian firefighting gear, for example.  There’s even a small ambulance and fire truck that the medics and firefighters ride to their call-outs complete with lights and sirens.

Activities have age guides with many recommended for ages 4+. Younger kids may strugg to get much out of a visit here.  On our most recent visit, my daughter was just a month off 13 and still absolutely loved it.

However, for the majority of visitors to the city, a day here is a highlight of family things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

Address: Curve NX, 18, Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Click here to buy discounted tickets now or read our full guide to visiting KidZania KL here.

Experience District 21 Kuala Lumpur

District 21 KL

Guess what? Yes, that’s right… It’s another indoor theme park for children! This time billed as an “adventure theme park”, District 21 is set within 101 City Mall Putrajaya. 

However, it’s quite different here as children face a set of challenging obstacle courses making it one of the more unique activities for kids in Kuala Lumpur.

Sprawling across 6,500 square metres, this indoor theme park features a post-apocalyptic setting with metal beams, steel walls and colourful graffiti.  You can imagine the Terminator being very at home here!  

Guests pass through a two-step decontamination chamber – where they’ll be asked to put on protective gloves and non-slip socks.  Briefed on a few safety rules, they are released into the park to discover LED-lit climbing walls, high-speed slides, trampolines and aerial obstacle courses and a zipline.

Our favourite section was the Maze, where you’re suspended metres above the ground and have to maneuver through a labyrinth of steel tunnels, cages and complete some rather confusing mind-challenging puzzles!  

For younger children, there are a few kid-friendly rides such as a carousel, pedal go-karts and an easy rope obstacle course.  

Safety is well addressed, with padded flooring, helmets, knee and elbow pads.  Terrific fun and a favourite for most youngsters, this is our select venue for kid-friendly things to do in Kuala Lumpur! Although note it’s about a half hour drive from KL Sentral.

Address: AT 6, IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya

Click here to buy discounted tickets now.

Enjoy At Waterworld i-City Theme Park

Attached to the ever-popular i-City, fast becoming one of Shah Alam’s and Selangor’s top tourist attractions, Waterworld i-City is a great fun water theme park.

Only 40 minutes outside the city centre, your kids will have a blast riding some great water rides.  The highlight is the vortex ride, known as the Ultimate Tornado.  Image you’re caught in flowing water, dropping from a faucet and spiralling down a plug hole, and that’s the Tornado!  

There are also 4 slides within the waterpark, where you can race your friends and family lying face down on rubber mats.  There’s also a family raft slide, where 4 people ride a rubber tube.  And, for younger children, there are kiddies-twin-slides – slightly tamer but still excellent fun.

After the slides, the whole family can enjoy the artificial wave pool, bobbing up and down, with or without a tube.  And there’s a lazy river to glide along and a colourful Aladdin-themed kids play-pool.

With vigilant lifeguards, lockers and clean surroundings, it’s great fun for a morning or afternoon.

Address: i-Gallery, Jalan Multimedia 7/Ah, I-City, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Have Fun At SkyTrex Adventure

SkyTrex Adventure KL

Seeking some serious fun and adrenaline-inducing activities?  Wondering what to do in Kuala Lumpur for kids that is extraordinary? Spend a day at SkyTrex Adventure, with outdoor zip line obstacle courses, rope-climbing and flying fox, all set in the lush Shah Alam Agricultural Park.

45 minutes outside of KL, you and kids will spend your day swinging, climbing and flying!

Divided into three obstacle courses – according to difficulties and each with minimum height restrictions – the venue is only open at weekends and it’s advisable to book ahead. Children under 12 years are required to have a parent/guardian in attendance throughout.

The easiest course – Little Adventure – is ideal for children around 8 years. The second is Big Thrill, more geared towards adults but children below 13 who reach the minimum height requirement can still join in.

Take a picnic (don’t forget your charcoal if you want to BBQ), and dine at the elevated wooden platform, the Skydeck.  Our older kids rated this as the best place for kids in Kuala Lumpur!

Address: Batu 20, 1/2, Jalan Sungai Congkak, Kampung Padang, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor

Click here to buy discounted tickets now.

Explore The Farm In The City

Located in Seri Kembangan, Farm In The City is ideal for lovers of the outdoors.  

Divided into several sections, our favourites were the reptile corner and the bird aviary.  You’ll also find turtle and tortoise sections, a snake sanctuary, along with deer, bunnies, iguanas, marmosets and peacocks.

This is a top venue for interacting with animals – from photos to hand-feeding. With animals that seem extremely well cared for, this makes for an enjoyable trip!

Address: Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropika Barat 1, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Click here to buy discounted tickets now.

Check Out The Kuala Lumpur National Zoo And Aquarium – Zoo Negara

Zoo Negara

As zoos go, this isn’t the best, but if you have a free morning and are wondering where to go in Kuala Lumpur for kids, the Zoo is always an option.  And, if your kids are up for seeing some animals, there are lots to be found here.  Wild animals from most parts of the world are on display including leopard cats, pumas, leopards, striped hyenas and many more. 

You’ll also find a Reptile Park with a fair selection of snakes, a Malaysian Elephants exhibit and Sumatran orang-utans in the open-concept Ape Centre.  

Inside the zoo is also one of Malaysia’s oldest public aquariums, along with a kid-friendly exhibit called Children’s World.  Here, your youngsters will enjoy getting up close with rabbits, ducks, chickens, parrots and guinea pigs.  

Be sure to glimpse the newest additions, two pandas from Sichuan, China, and catch an exciting animal show.

Address: Jalan Taman Zooview, Taman Zooview, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

Click here to buy discounted tickets now.

Introduce Your Kids To Malaysian Food At Jalan Alor Food Street

what to do in KL at night - Jalan Alor night food court
Jalan Alor Food Street

When the sun starts going down, there is one hands-down winner to what our family likes to do and that’s head to Jalan Alor Food Street.

Jalan Alor Food Street is a lively night market with open air tables, stalls, restaurants and more. It’s got a great vibe and it’s tons of fun. It’s also located in a great central spot within Bukit Bintang which makes it easy for most families to visit.

For about 500 metres, there are countless food stalls and restaurants lining the street. You won’t have any problems finding something to eat. Try to order as many different things as you can so your kids can learn what they like.

A great reward for the kids trying new foods is to finish up with some delicious coconut ice cream. It’s sold by many stalls in fresh coconut shells, and it’s oh-so-good.

Address: Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang

Click here to read our full guide to Jalan Alor Food Street.

Go Theme Park Crazy In The Genting Highlands

Genting SkyWorlds review Ice Age
Hanging out in Ice Age in SkyWorlds

For somewhere close to Kuala Lumpur that you can visit on a day trip, the Genting Highlands sure feels like a long way away.

Located over 1,800 metres up, Resorts World Genting is much cooler than in Kuala Lumpur and is full of crazy fun things to do including both indoor and outdoor theme parks. Just getting here is fun with a gondola to get you to the top.

At the top, there are many kid friendly attractions, with the recently opened SkyWorlds theme park likely to be the winner. With over 26 rides spread over nine differently themed worlds, there are rides here from thrilling roller coasters for your teenager to awesome 4D experiences for the whole family.

The park themes are based on animations and include Ice Age, Rio and Robotos among others, making this a great place for kids. Kids can also meet their favorite characters and take photos with them

You can read how to get to Genting Highlands here or click here for the full range of activities to do when you get here. This is a great place to go if you have a full day and are happy to head out of the city.

Click here for discounted tickets to SkyWorlds now.

Visit The Islamic Arts Museum

 Islamic Arts Museum

Last on our list of things for kids to do but high on the places of interest for kids in Kuala Lumpur, this is somewhere to teach your children a little about the customs, history and culture of Malaysia.  Welcome to the Islamic Arts Museum.  

A wonderfully quiet and cool respite from the manic city, this museum is one of the best we’ve ever visited.  With around 7000 artefacts there’s lots to view!  There are Islamic tapestries, hand-written Korans, carpets, jewellery and scale models of Islamic buildings.  

The museum also caters to younger children, with a children’s library, daily craft and weekend workshops.  

Address: Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana, Wilayah Persekutuan

What To Do In KL With Kids Map

Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur With Kids map
Click on the map to open it in Google Maps. You can then access directions to each of the locations discussed in this article.

Want Help Having An Awesome Food Experience in KL?

Join a Simply Enak (aka delicious) Food Tour!

There are three different options depending on whether you want to concentrate on street food, nightlife or off the beaten track places.

No matter what you pick, you’ll taste a range of fabulous local food and drinks while learning the history and culture of Kuala Lumpur.

There’s no better way to discover this great city.

Make sure you use the coupon code DIVE30 for RM30 off your tour.

Click here for all your options.

Best Place To Stay In Kuala Lumpur

Generally, a cheaper city to visit, even the high-end hotels can offer exceptional value compared to what you would pay in other capitals, and there is a great range of hotels suitable for families.

A sprawling city, the best areas to stay are Bukit Bintang and KLCC with Chinatown being a good option if you are on a tighter budget.

Below, I’ve listed a few different places to consider including a budget, mid-range and more expensive option.

BEST – PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur Hotel Review

If you love shopping, then the Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur Hotel is set in the best district for you.  Only 500 metres from the famed shopping area of Bintang Walk and Sungei Weng Plaza, and with Chinatown less than 3 kilometres away, you have a myriad of shopping options! Jalan Alor Food Street is super close too.

Rooms come with a flatscreen tv, tea & coffee facilities, minibar and – for peace of mind – a safety deposit box.  Splurge and upgrade to the Orchid Club Rooms to enjoy luxurious club benefits in the private lounge.

You’ll find a restaurant for fine-dining and a cafe for more casual meals.  There’s also a comfortable lounge for drinks and evening entertainment.  

After your busy days of tours and activities, enjoy cooling off in the outdoor pool or refresh at the 24-hour fitness centre.  Whatever your plans, this is a great hotel close to all the action.

Click here for the latest prices.

MID-RANGE – Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur Review

Berjaya Times Square Hotel pool
Great pool area

Our personal family favourite hotel, you really can’t beat a stay here.  With direct access to the Berjaya Times Square shopping mall – one of the largest shopping centres in Malaysia, full of family activities and dining outlets – the hotel is set in a prime position.

You’ll find rooms are comfortable, with ensuite bathrooms, minibar and entertainment system with cable television.  There are many different rooms to choose from, depending on the size of your group or family, and bedding such as bunks, twin, queen and king. 

There are family rooms with bunk beds or two-bedroom suites which are fantastic for families. You can also upgrade to Club Rooms for exemplary service and extras like lounge access.

With two restaurants, a lounge bar and a huge outdoor pool, fitness centre and wellness centre… you might find it hard to leave the hotel and you definitely won’t want to leave the shopping centre!

Click here for the latest prices or here to read our full review.

BUDGET – Travelodge City Centre Review

Location is everything here, with the Travelodge City Centre being set just 200 metres from Petaling Street and the Central Market.  It’s also only 600 metres from the famous Merdeka Square and three kilometres to the vibrant Bukit Bintang area. All up, this make for a fantastic base from which to explore the city.

Air-conditioned rooms with ensuite bathrooms are offered, most with flatscreen television and free toiletries.  

Rooms come in three different types – Superior Twin, Superior Double and Family Room. Additional hotel features include luggage storage facilities, 24-hour front desk and currency exchange.  

This is an ideal choice for those on a budget but wishing to be near all the sights that KL has to offer. Note that many reviews complain that rooms aren’t cleaned sufficiently though.

Click here for the latest prices.

Click here to see all our recommendations for exactly where to stay in Kuala Lumpur.

How To Get To Kuala Lumpur

Entry to KL Sentral
Entry to KL Sentral

It’s easy to get to Kuala Lumpur by flight, bus, train, taxi or car. 

To see all the latest flights and prices, click here.

If you need to take a bus, click here for the latest timetables and bus prices.

If you’d prefer a train, click here to see the latest train timetables.

You can also hire a car to get you there by clicking here.

Final Words

It’s no secret that we love Kuala Lumpur.  Packed full with attractions, delicious food and very easy to get around, it’s fantastic for families. 

You’ll never be stuck wondering where to go in KL with kids. In fact, we’ve returned a handful of times and will go again!  We find most attractions and services very reasonably priced and everyone extremely welcoming, especially to children and babies.  

If you want more tips for travelling with kids in Malaysia, don’t miss our podcast episode here. My kids even give their own tips for other kids.

Looking for something more organised? Find our list of best tours in KL here. Travelling to KL without kids? Then check out our guide on things to do in KL here – or read out KL itinerary here. Otherwise, you can find our full Kuala Lumpur guide here.

Planning a trip to Malaysia? Have any questions? Join our Malaysia Travel Planning Facebook group here now! It’s the perfect place to ask any questions and to be inspired!

By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.