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 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.
Upcoming kids' events in KL
Latest kids’ features
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
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 child-friendly restaurants in KL
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.
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.