Best venues for kids' parties in KL

Stuck for ideas? Here are the top places to throw a fun birthday party for your kids – based on their interest

Party Candles on a Slice of Birthday Cake
By Time Out Malaysia Kids |
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Kids' parties are big business: cakes are getting fancier, entertainment louder, and venues ever more colourfully decorated. And this is good news for parents. It's now easy to pull together a cracking party to impress even the fussiest of kids. Of course, if you'd prefer to leave it to the professionals (less cleaning up after all), check out our list of the best kids' party venues in KL.

Best for active kids

Attractions, Rivers, lakes and ponds

Marina Putrajaya

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If you’re looking for an outdoor venue where kids can enjoy some fun in the water, the lake at Marina Putrajaya is where you can organise an awesome party that even teenagers will enjoy. All you have to do is book boat time and decide on whether they want to water ski, wakeboard, kneeboard (ideal for the little ones) or ride on the rubber inflatables. Parents have the option of bringing their own food, order from the restaurant located upstairs the wakeboard centre or pizza delivery can be organised. Water and soft drinks are available for sale. There’s the added attraction of a small, man-made sand beach within walking distance, which the kids will love to play at.

Restaurants, Cafés

Jump Street

icon-location-pin Petaling Jaya

Parties here involve a lot of action in a safe, enclosed space. There are various trampolines including the Foam Pit where kids can take flying leaps into a pit of foam cubes and practise their mid-air somersaults, indulge in high-flying basketball shots in the Slam Dunk court, and if the kids are really up for it and above 110cm tall, the Olympic-spec High Performance area awaits. After all that action, the kids head to the party room where refreshments and the birthday cake await. There are several food and beverage packages available including vegetarian, local and Western dishes which are all prepared in-house by the Jump Café. At an extra cost, parents can also order cake and party packs comprising Jump Street merchandise.

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Kids

Camp5

icon-location-pin Bandar Utama

Camp5 is a fully air-conditioned indoor climbing centre, 24 metres high with panoramic city views. It's lauded as Asia's biggest climbing centre—and you'd be surprised to hear that they're well known for their birthday party packages too. Make your child's Spidey dreams come true on his/her birthday with Camp 5. Inclusive of climbing, games and good food, party packages can be discussed with the centre's coordinator.  

Things to do

Sunway Lagoon

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If you have a big group (we're talking at least 80 people), you could consider throwing your party at Sunway Lagoon. Book a birthday here for a smorgasbord of rides and attractions. Enquire with Sunway Lagoon for a package that includes unlimited access to all the parks, a Flowrider competition, beach games, a Wild Friends show and more.

Best for nature lovers

Aquaria KLCC mascot
Photo: Amir Rashid
Things to do

Aquaria KLCC

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Get up close to the sharks at Aquaria KLCC with a birthday package complete with a sumptuous spread of halal food and drink. Included in the package is a birthday cake and, if you're lucky, Aquaria's divers or mascots might make an appearance. They can also arrange for personalised gifts and surprises for everyone. The Birthday Party Package is applicable only to children aged 12 years and below, and requires a minimum of 20 guests.

Things to do

Zoo Negara

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Zoos are one of the most interesting and educational venues for a birthday party and Zoo Negara offers an exciting option to hold a party, which includes several fun activities like games, tours and even a baking class to make Panda Cakes for the resident pandas. The zoo has just revised its party packages and it’s more affordable than ever. You can get invitation cards, venue decoration, a party host, and food and drinks starting from just RM35 per child. For an extra RM100, parents can hire a Kancil Ranger who will take everyone on a guided tour of the zoo. Two weeks advance booking is required and the price doesn’t include a birthday cake.

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Kids

Skytrex Adventure

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Kids love the rope bridges, tightropes and ziplines that make up the obstacle course here and create a great outdoor party venue. Constructed among the established meranti trees, the suspended circuits give kids a thrill without the worry of a fall - harnesses and ample netting keep things on the safe side of scary. For a minumum of 25 people (with tickets on any of the circuits purchased), the party package includes decorations, catering, and venue rental for RM400. Kids activities will take place on the Little Adventure Circuit.

Best for hungry minds

Cinemas

TGV Cinemas

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Kids love going to the cinema to experience their favourite animated feature or action movie with digital sound and a big screen. Organising a cinematic birthday treat is effortless and gives the opportunity for the birthday child to have an entire cinema to celebrate. Party favours can be based on the movie watched and popcorn is of course, a must-have. TGV Cinemas are located in major cities in the country and parents can rent a cinema with the price depending on seating capacity. You can choose to watch either a movie showing at the time or an older title as long as the film distributor still has it. Contact entertainmentsolutions@tgv.com.my for information on customisable party packages.

Things to do, Event spaces

Petrosains

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An interactive Science Discovery Centre, Petrosains presents science and technology in a fun and engaging way. Here, your little Einstein or mini Marie Curie can enjoy a science-themed party full of hands-on activities, rides, and tours. Cake and gifts for the birthday child are included. Remember that the centre operates on a time ticketing system and ticket collection should be made 30 minutes prior to the booked entry time.

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Kids, Workshops and classes

Science Werkz

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For the coolest birthday parties in your kid's school, check out Science Werkz. A Mad Scientist will come to your home and proceed to create indoor fireworks (literally!), conjure slime and even make things levitate. Malaysia's leading fun science provider's list of party add ons include unique options such as outdoor rocket launches, laser light shows and even periscope construction.

Best for the young ones

Local fire stations

Your local fire station can host a very cool kids’ birthday party, which doubles as a public awareness programme and incur no cost. Organised by the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia, all you have to do is get in touch with a specific station, bring your own cake and décor and make sure all food is halal. The two-hour programme begins with an information session to teach kids about fire safety followed by a display by the firemen on what they do when an emergency call comes in. The kids are then suited up and get to hop on board a fire truck. Most parties wrap up with fun and games and the kids are even shown how to handle a fire hose. The Hartamas, Keramat, Jelatek, TTDI, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya stations are popular choices. While most stations can accommodate up to 20 kids, larger ones like the Hang Tuah Fire Station are recommended for larger parties. While this public awareness programme is free, contributions are very welcome. To book a party, write to the station you’re keen on and follow-up personally at the station.

Kids

Caterpillar Stretching Imagination

This family activity studio and café runs a big range of courses for both adults and children. They can also host themed birthday parties catered with nutritious party food. They have a large variety of themed birthday parties such as 'Fear Factor', 'Fairytale Princess' and 'Superhero'. There are two packages, both for a minumum of 15 children - a two-hour party with prices starting from RM50 per child and a two and a half hour party priced from RM58 per child. Parties for children over eight years old can be arranged.

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Restaurants, Cafés

Noriter

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Throw an ice-cream party for your kids and they’ll be easily appeased. But what if you’re throwing a bash for a baby? Noriter has just the space and amenities to cater to infants and young tots below four years old. Bathed with natural sunlight, the café is decked out with a spacious playground with cushioned floors, and a baby room for changing nappies. Customise your parties here: Order food from the café and choose one of the packages (free Polaroid photo for the birthday kid and two hours of playground time, or free face painting and two hours of playground time). Otherwise, bring your own food and rent their space for two hours at only RM25 per person.

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