The final Malaysian Grand Prix was held the weekend that’s just passed, but there are still plenty of exciting and interesting activities left this month for you and your kids. We also present activities in November so you can mark your calendars in advance!
O C T O B E R
Slide The City KL
Described as a slip-and-slide urban block party featuring a gigantic vinyl slide, Slide The City KL will see cool weekends at Setia City. There will also be music and entertainment, food trucks, carnival games, a handmade beach and night performances. There is an age limit for the slide – all sliders must be 7 years old and above or at least 110 cm tall. If that makes you eligible, bring your friends, water buckets and floaties for a day of soaking fun.
Date: 30 September – 29th October 2017 (Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Time: Fridays (5pm – 12am), Saturdays (9am – 12am) and Sundays (9am-12am)
Venue: Setia City Convention Centre, Shah Alam
Price: Adults (Regular: RM29, VIP: RM89) Kids (Regular: RM15, VIP: RM49)
Swiss Dream Circus
The Big Top is coming back to Malaysia with a brand new show to thrill children and adults alike. The Swiss Dream Circus promises performers from around the world famous for their acrobatics and deft-defying talents, such as Andrii Maslov on the free ladder, Evgeny Slepukhin on the slack wire and Anastasiia on the aerial pole.
Date: 29th September – 22nd October 2017
Time: Various times
Venue: Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur
Price: Tickets from RM39 – RM199
Information: More details on the Swiss Dream Circus website.
ibu Open House Week
There will be some amazing talks and activities during the ibu Open House week, such as the Montessori Sensorial Play Session by the Children’s House, Toddler Groove by Brasil Fitness, creative craft projects by Craft Space, myBrainLab and the Beebop Circus, among others. Parent coach Racheal Kwacz will also have a workshop on food (traditional and baby-led weaning) and Julia Gabriel will fill an afternoon with speech and drama magic at Silly Stupendous Spectacular Stories. All events are free but require pre-registration. Voluntary cash donations during the week will go towards supporting ibu’s partner charities Need to Feed the Need (NFN).
Date: 9th October – 14th October 2017
Time: Various times
Venue: ibu House, 2 Jalan Sri Hartamas 9, Taman Sri Hartamas KL.
Information: More details at www.ibufamily.org or call 010 257 1715/03 6211 9183. Reserve your spot with Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Eco Dash
The Kids Eco Dash is a ‘kids only’ fun run open to all children between 4 to 12 years old. This run is a fun way for kids to experience the thrill of a ‘big race’, while appreciating their natural surroundings and the environment . Supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, there will also be side activities such as kids craft, a petting zoo, recycling games and the Tourism Malaysia Eco House.
Date: 15th October 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 8.30am (Flag off)
Venue: Taman Botani Negara, Shah Alam.
Price: Registration fee is RM30 per category. Early bird registration is at RM25 per category till 5 October.
Information: More details on the Kids Eco Dash FB website.
Good Enough Parenting
The 3-Day Good Enough Parenting Workshop will be conducted by John and Karen Louis, the founders of Good Enough Parenting, an evidence-informed parenting programme, and ‘I Choose Us Couples’ workshops. John and Karen Louis are marriage and family therapists, and have trained parenting facilitators from more than 50 countries. Their books, Good Enough Parenting and I Choose Us, have been translated into ten languages, have sold more than 50,000 copies, and are available on Amazon.
Date: 20th – 22nd October 2017 (Friday – Sunday)
Time: Friday (8-10pm), Saturday (9am-6pm) and Sunday (9am-4pm)
Venue: Taylor’s Univeristy Lakeside Campus
Price: 3-Day Workshop: RM180 (per person) RM290 (per couple) Per day RM70 (per person) RM110 (per couple)
Information: More details on the Good Enough Parenting FB website or call 03-4050 2541
Clay Expression Open Day
Open to all who harbour a curiosity about pottery making, Clay Expression’s Open Day – in conjunction with their 17th Anniversary – will feature demonstrations, talks and opportunities to try making your own creation out of clay. As they have monthly kids’ classes, you may see if your child takes a fancy to some clay art!
Date: 21st October 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Clay Expression, 757, 5-C Jalan Subang 3, Petaling Jaya
Information: The Clay Expression Open Day FB Page
5km Fun Run Family Festival / RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur 2017
Last year more than 1,500 people walked or jogged 5km through the beautiful Perdana Botanical Gardens and enjoyed the post-finish line family festival packed full of entertainment. They also helped raise money to build a Ronald McDonald Sensory Room at two centres in the Klang Valley. This year’s race aims to raise a target of RM 90,000 to support RMHC Malaysia’s quest to build a third Sensory Room at Sekolah Semangat Maju Taiping which cares for children with learning disabilities, autism, Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Run for a good cause, and then enjoy the family festival which includes performances, face painting, a giant trampoline, candy stations and plenty of carnival games.
Date: 29th October 2017
Time: 7am – 10.30am
Venue: Perdana Botanical Gardens (Lake Gardens)
Price: (Registration Fees) Adults – RM50, Children (4-15 years) – RM30, Children under 3 – Free
Information: www.rbcraceforthekidskl.com (Register before 16th October)
The Great British Circus
In case you missed them earlier, the Great British Circus will now be at Setapak Village till the 5th of November. The two-hour show is sure to keep you and your little ones entertained with clowns, acrobats, the flying trapeze, and the ‘Motor in Globe of Death’.
Date: Until the 5th of November, 2017
Time: 8.30pm (Also shows at 5.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Venue: Setapak Village (Near Lavana Sports Centre, Setapak)
Price: From RM50 for adults and RM30 for kids.
Information: The Great British Circus Malaysia FB Page
N O V E M B E R
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ – in Concert
For the first time in Malaysia, audiences will experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.
Date: 4th and 5th November 2017
Venue: Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Price: Tickets from RM198
Into The Woods Sensorial Play Date
Let your little one have fun in an array of exciting sensory activities specially designed for them and their five senses. November’s play date will be centred around ‘The Lost Little Frog’, featuring role play, water and mud play. Limited seats are available, so register quickly.
Date: 4th November, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Venue: The Children’s House Bruas, 38 & 40 Jalan Bruas, Damansara Heights, 50490 KL
Price: TCH Parents – Free; Others – RM15 (for 1 child & 1 parent)
Information: More details on the Children’s House Bruas FB website, or call 03-6203 3833 to register.
The Great Chipmunk Picnic
Part of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s Family Fun Day series, the Great Chipmunk Picnic will feature Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Come meet Leopold the Leopard and his best friend, a talking tree, as they recount the magical and hilarious story of The Great Chipmunk Picnic. Set to the nature-inspired music of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, this incredibly silly adventure created by world-renowned puppeteer, Victor Yerrid, will keep the whole family giggling.
Date: 12th November 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Venue: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC
Price: Tickets from RM50 – RM130
Information: More details on the MPO website.
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet
A children’s puppet production of Anna Kemp’s popular story, this piece of children’s theatre is ideal for children aged 3 and older. Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like peeing on lampposts, scratching his fleas or drinking out of toilets. If you throw him a stick, he’ll just look at you like you’re crazy. No, Biff is no ordinary dog. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog, Biff thinks he’s a ballerina, which is all very well . . . But dogs don’t do ballet – do they? The hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams!
Date: 1st – 23rd November 2017
Time: Various times
Venue: PJ Live Arts, Jaya One
Price: Tickets at RM50, RM70, RM90 (Excluding GST)
Information: More details on the PJ Live Arts website.
Images from: Ibu, MPO, Slide the City KL, Swiss Dream Circus, Kids Eco Dash, Good Enough Parenting, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™, Great British Circus, PJ Live Arts, Clay Expression.
Compiled by Nellie Liang
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