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The best attractions and activities Kuala Lumpur has to offer for kids, teens and families

April events calendar
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April events calendar

We’ve rounded up some of the best kid-friendly activities in the coming month so you can plan ahead and make the most of April. Explore our list and you’ll find everything from cooking classes and science workshops to fun water adventures that are great for the whole family.

The best child-friendly restaurants and cafés
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The best child-friendly restaurants and cafés

Frazzled parents out for dinner with your kids, this list should give you some peace of mind.

The best family day trips in Malaysia
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The best family day trips in Malaysia

As much as we love Kuala Lumpur for its shopping malls and attractions, sometimes you just need to head out of the city. In this list of day trips you can make with the family, you’ll find pristine rice fields, colonial history, glowing fireflies, fresh seafood, golden monkeys and more.

Five cute dishes for kids
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Five cute dishes for kids

The TOM Kids team discovered specialty cafés and businesses creating adorable edible art - it almost seemed a shame to eat them, but eat them we did!

The best stationery stores for kids
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The best stationery stores for kids

Equip your kids with ‘statement stationery’ that expresses their personal style in time for the new term. We scoured the shops for the most unique and colourful school supplies in town.

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12 free things to do in KL with your family
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12 free things to do in KL with your family

Stuck for things to do when the money runs dry? Time Out Malaysia Kids decided to check out just what you can do for free with the family in KL.

Best glamping spots for families
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Best glamping spots for families

The definition of glamping is simple – literally the combination of the words ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’ implying that the tent is big, comfortable and equipped with a nice bed, rugs and sometimes even small items of furniture like a dressing table and a reading lamp. TOM Kids scoured the best glamping sites around the country for you to go camping in style with your kids.

How to make your own story sacks
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How to make your own story sacks

Having been a long-standing favourite in preschools, story sacks involve using various supporting props as accompaniments to a book in order to make reading even more memorable. While there are plenty of ready-made packages out there, there really is no need to invest in any fancy and elaborate pre-made sets, chances are you already have everything you require to make some of the most classic tales jump off the page. Here are some examples of story sacks and activities and how they can jazz up any story. Remember, there are no rights or wrongs when it comes to reading to your little one or using props to make story sacks. Let your imagination run wild with all your favourite tales and watch your child become engrossed in a world of books. All books featured can be found at Kinokuniya (malaysia.kinokuniya.com).

The best family-friendly malls
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The best family-friendly malls

From nappy-changing rooms to designated parking for families with strollers, more family-friendly facilities can be found at these malls than others.

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The best child-friendly restaurants in KL

Botanica Deli
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Botanica Deli

This Bangsar South eatery– with its high ceilings, wood panelling and indoor greenery – makes for a very cool breakfast, brunch and lunch venue. There’s lots of space (ideal for manoeuvring strollers), and the concept of indoor park dining is at work here with a Ficus tree encircled by a picnic table. The self-service menu is healthy and hearty – sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and coffee.There’s outdoor seating as well, which is ideal for a family brunch if the weather permits. Sandwiches are made with doorstop slices of house-baked sourdough bread with the roast beef (medium-rare, caramelised onions, mustard) being the popular choice. Sandwich and soup options are regularly changed to keep it interesting.Crafted salads are also available, and the salad bar gets top marks where you can create your own from their medley of fresh ingredients including beetroot, quinoa, cous cous, asparagus, tuna chunks, lean chicken, chickpeas, mushroom, spinach; topped with a selection of homemade dressings to make a very substantial meal.

Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Brownies Bar by The Accidental Bakers
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Brownies Bar by The Accidental Bakers

Popular online dessert store The Accidental Bakers have opened their first brick-and-mortar outlet in Pavilion Elite. Decked in polish black and white marble bar, Brownies Bar by The Accidental Bakers is founded by friends and self-professed foodies Ee-Lyn Tan and Hazwan Yazit. Dubbed the first specialist brownies bar in Malaysia, it offers 15 of The Accidental Bakers’ best-selling dark chocolate brownies and white chocolate blondies. We bet you and your little ones would love their signature dark chocolate brownie which is very moist and fudgy. Other standouts include salted caramel, sea salt almond, Nutella and gula Melaka cheesecake. Apart from its delectable brownies, it also offers a selection of sauces and toppings such as chocolate chips, gula melaka sauce, crushed oreo and hazenuts for you to choose to go with your brownie or blondie. If brownies won’t hold your kids' attention, opt for their latest offering; brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and let your kids choose their own toppings. Head here for a teatime treat and some dose of brownies goodness.

Goodness Greens Café
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Goodness Greens Café

This minimalist café is the latest addition to the La Juiceria chain and focuses not only on their trademark juices, but expands on the menu by adding smoothie bowls, dips, soups and an extensive salad bar catering to health-conscious ladies who lunch and mums slinging sleeping babies.And while salads and kids aren’t necessarily a good combination, there are options like the GG Spinach Dip, which is a creamy spinach and mozzarella dip served with baguette slices that will appeal to the little ones. The Super Soups are another option and come in delicious flavours like pumpkin, mushroom and rosemary carrot.Smoothie bowls, wraps, brown rice bowls and an extensive selection of their famous juices are all available; and the kids’ play corner is a very welcome addition to the café.

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
RGB & The Bean Hive
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RGB & The Bean Hive

Vegetarian restaurants aren’t at the top of the list for family dining, but there are some very interesting venues popping up, which even the most carnivorous child will succumb to. The uniquely named RGB & The Bean Hive is one of these and being in a house with ample parking means strollers, bags and kids can be easily brought into cafe.You’ll be greeted by the aroma of coffee and a counter of cakes; it almost feels like walking into a friend’s house especially the kids’ play area, reading corner and a selection of board games. With an emphasis on ‘vegetarian food for meat eaters’, this is a terrific way to introduce your child to meat-free dishes like the eggplant pesto pasta or the McBroccoli, a burger patty made with cheese and broccoli.There isn’t a dedicated kid’s menu at the moment but portions are decent enough to share. End the meal with their signature coffee while the kids hang out at the play area.

Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Good Friends Café
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Good Friends Café

This is a restaurant which prides itself in offering wholesome, delicious comfort food while making a great effort to be health without sacrificing taste. Brown rice, organic soya sauce (also available for sale), free-range chicken, chia seeds, good cuts of beef and homemade bread feature prominently on the menu with chef/owner emphasising how he prepares food he would feed his own family. There’s a kids’ play corner and space where you can have a party. It’s all very family-orientated and friendly; and a great place for hearty weekend breakfasts. 

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Antipodean Café
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Antipodean Café

Simple and unpretentious, with its menu handwritten on the chalkboard wall of the café, Antipodean serves up delicious food with a touch of home. Choose from the mains or the luscious cakes or indulge in their all-day breakfast menu.Despite not having a children’s menu, the café does have a range of items that should appeal to kids: the porridge with honey and banana and the banana pancakes will definitely please finicky young palates. If the portions are too big, just talk to the staff and they will shrink them accordingly.The café has recently grown to include four outlets (with new premises at Mid Valley and Atria Damansara) but we’re confining our recommendation to the Bangsar and Menara Tan & Tan outlets. These have cosy kiddie areas, equipped with toys, little tables and a television showing cartoons. At the Bangsar café, even Fido is welcome to join the family’s brunch.

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