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Family Activities to Look Out for in Malaysia in May 2018

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It’s the merry month of May, and makchic is working together with Happy Go KL to bring you the best of what the month has to offer for you and the kids!

Theatre: Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!

Based on a popular children’s book, Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus promises to be an entertaining show. Suitable for children aged 3 and up.
Dates: 03 – 21 May, 2018
Venue: PJ Live Arts

Music: MPO Family Fun Day: Let’s build a band!

MPO family days are a great way to introduce kids to classical music and the little ones are impressed just seeing a real orchestra for the first time. These days are suitable for kids aged 4 and up. Remember there is a dress code at MPO: no shorts, flip-flops, etc. This month percussionist and presenter Kevin Hathway of the Philharmonia Orchestra teaches the audience how to build a band with the aid of pieces from popular repertoire.

Dates: Sunday, 13 May 2018, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm
Venue: MPO

Children’s Music Concert 2018

A new programme series by The Play Haus, Children Music Concert, introduces children to classical music. Movies to Cartoons presents soundtracks from fantasy films and animations with the help of Gigi, a witch who lives in a magical world. Performers from National Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble.

Dates: Saturday, 19 May, at 3 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, 20 May at 3 pm
Venue: The Play Haus 声活小戏场
Online Booking :

Dance: The Tree with Wings

The Embassy of Spain in Malaysia and Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) present a flamenco show for kids by the Anabel Veloso Flamenco Company. A great opportunity for children to experience the traditional Spanish art of flamenco.

Date: Sunday, 27 May at 12 noon and 4 pm
Venue: DPAC

Cirque De La Symphonie by MPO

Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of cirque to the concert hall at MPO. International cirque artists perform to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music. MPO age limits and dress code apply.

Dates: Saturday, 5 May at 8.30 pm & Sunday, 6 May at 3 pm

Venue: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)

InfoCirque De La Symphonie Facebook Page

Art: IAMM’s Saturday and Sunday Children’s Workshops

The workshops with storytelling and arts and crafts activities have a theme that changes monthly. For children 12 years and below.

Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday from 3pm – 4pm.
Venue: Children’s Library, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia


The Art Discovery Tours for young visitors are a great way to introduce art to kids. They get to do an interactive tour and art activities related to the theme. With the current exhibition, kids learn about the daily life and realities of living in the Patani region in Thailand. Check the dates for tours for different age groups here.

Date: Till 15th July 2018

Venue: Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Ibu Moving Out Sale

ibu is moving playgroups, support groups, and events to various venues around the Klang Valley and all items in ibu House will need a new home. ibu members with valid membership will be given first dibs of the items on sale with an early entry into the sale at 9.40am.

Date: 5 May, 10am-2pm
Venue: Ibu House, 2 Jalan Sri Hartamas 9, Taman Sri Hartamas

Family Nocturnal Walk by Nature Education Centre

Family Nocturnal Walk is back! Discover and experience FRIM forest at night. This night walk is a wonderful opportunity for families with children (minimum age 5) to learn about nocturnal animals with Mr Steven Wong, Head Coordinator for Herpetofauna Special Interest Group at the MNS Selangor branch. Limited to 15 places.

Date: Friday, 25 May, 8pm – 10.30pm
Venue:  FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong
To register or for more info, please call MNS at 03-6277 1703 or email [email protected]

New in KL: 99 Wonderland Park

99 Wonderland Park is now open! A 23-acre area around a lake near Batu Caves has been turned into a park, that is open in the evenings, from 5pm to 10pm. There are different stops, for example , a bird island with different birds, duck lagoon, deer yard and exotic animal enclave – naturally providing lots of photo opportunities!

Engineer My Future by Taylor’s University

An event aimed at sparking the interest on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in children aged 5-10. The event is free of charge.

Date: Saturday, 12 May, 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

More info about the event here.

Parent talk: Stranger Danger

An interactive and hands-on workshop on how we can differentiate between dangerous and safe situations for our children and strategies to keep them safe.

Date: Saturday, 12 May, 10am-12pm
Venue: Safari Kid Bangsar

Register online.

Palaeontologist on a Dig! – A STEM Workshop

What do palaeontologists do for their job? How do you think living things survive in extreme weathers? In this workshop, kids will experience the fun sides of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics learning and enjoy 3-4 hands-on experiments on the spot.

Date: Saturday, 12 May, 9.30am – 3.30am
Venue: Graceland Edu Service


Mothers’ Day events

CITTA Mall celebrates Mother’s Day with a bazaar and art and crafts workshops 5-6 May.

Beginners Quilling Workshop

At SAPORE Italian Spanish Restaurant Bar, on 13th May, 2-5 pm. Suitable for kids aged 4 and above. Payment and RSVP to Mr Chow +60 18-294 0577 or email: [email protected] from Quilljoy Endeavours


Sunny Side Up Market: Mother’s Day Edition 2018

Hosted by The Row and Sunny Side Up Market, this market promises to be a great place to shop for Mother’s Day presents! 4 to 6 May

Cake Day with Mommy – decorate a cake with the whole family.

Organised by I.A KIDZ at the Gardens Mall, on 12 May 2pm – 5pm. Price RM200/family.

Storytelling : ‘Are You My Mom?’ by The Story Book

Held on 12 May, 4 pm, the young authors of this book will read the story about a baby tapir looking for his mom. For children aged 3 and up. The authors will also share their journey on how they published their book.

Naiise workshops

For the arty adults and teens, the Naiise Mother’s Day Workshops workshops will help you create the perfect handmade present for mum. They run a watercolour painting workshop on 6 May and a Copperplate Caligraphy Workshop on 12 May.

Me Books Townhall Event : Mother’s Day Edition

Learn how to make some heavenly scented items and enjoy quality bonding time with your kids at Me Books Asia’s special Mother’s Day edition workshop in collaboration with Earth Care. Plus, there will be storytime for the little ones and personalised, hand-illustrated portraits to take home!

Date: Saturday, 26 May 2018, from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Venue: Me Books Asia HQ,
UOA Business Park
Tower 3, Level 3, Unit 6,
Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51A Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya
Shah Alam, Selangor 40150

Ticket price: RM40 – RM100 (use promo code “Makchic” for 10% discount on all ticket types)

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This post is a collaboration between makchic and Happy Go KL
Happy Go KL is the go-to site for fun family activities in KL and kid-friendly travel in Asia. It is written by a bunch of KL parents who want to share what they know and love about their hometown and this beautiful region.
Know any other family activities that should be on this list? Email [email protected] to let us know!

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