As parents, we are always on the hunt for fun spots to throw unforgettable birthday parties for our kids. If you’re looking for great venues around town, here’s a list that may help you.
Come rain or shine
We all know how unpredictable the weather can be, so the safest bet is to head indoors if you’re planning a birthday party. Here are some great venues you may want to consider.
1. Party Room
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The Party Room offers up to 20 different games in four different theme areas. It’s the perfect choice if you’re struggling to find a place that can entertain all your guests, young and old. Kids will love climbing the Wall and jumping into the ball pit, while your older guests can enjoy the likes of 3D Twister and blow soccer. The Party Room also has quiet zones for board games and comics.
The Celebration Package gives you two hours of access to fun and games, including a good selection of food and drinks. If you’re keeping the party small with 10 guests, a small private room will be available for RM980. A bigger private room on the other hand, can accommodate up to 25 guests and will cost RM1,880. But, if you have more than 60 guests you have the option of booking the whole venue. The Party Room can accommodate up to 120 guests at any one time.
Address: T22, T23 & T23A, 3rd Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya.
Contact: 03- 77320736/ 019- 2000861
2. SuperPark Malaysia
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Opened in December 2018, this Finnish SuperPark is an indoor activity park, with 25 different activities under one roof (ice skating and skate park is currently closed until further notice). Older kids can enjoy the challenges at the Game Arena like basketball or baseball, or they can head to the Freestyle Hall for some fun on the trampolines and climbing walls. The younger kids can zip-line at the Flying Fox or drive a car at the Pedal Car Track in the Adventure Area.
Address: Unit 4-1, Level 4, Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
3. Breakout & Hauntu
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Breakout and Hauntu offer fun, interactive spaces that combine storytelling, role-playing and problem-solving skills. With five rooms in Avenue K, seven in Nu Sentral, and three different episodes at the haunted Colle Eastern Hotel in Hauntu, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which rooms and puzzles you’d like to solve.
Each room at Breakout can accommodate up to eight players. Packages range from RM45 to RM80 per person depending on the number of sessions, and include light refreshments , balloons and a group photo. Each story must be completed within 45 minutes. A special prize awaits the winning team.
With Hauntu, you will be immersed in a haunted house experience, with real actors invoking a live theatre experience for its guests. The celebration package requires a minimum of 20 players, but only 10 players may play at a time. The players will need to take turns through the rooms, where each session will run for 45 minutes. A standard package starts from RM56 per person. To enjoy snacks, sandwiches and free flow of drinks, opt for the package priced at RM79.
There is a minimum age requirement of 15 and kids between eight and 14 must be accompanied by adults. Kids below seven are strictly not allowed at Hauntu.
Address: Breakout Nu Sentral- L4- 09A, Level 4, Nu Sentral, 201, Jalan Tun Sambathan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
Breakout Avenue K- L2.16, Level 2, Avenue K, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Hauntu- 2-9, Level 2, The LINC KL, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03- 22763705 (Nu Sentral)/ 03- 21811835 (Avenue K)/ 011-16869199 (Hauntu)
4. The Rift [*currently closed, but due to reopen soon a new location]
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The first and largest virtual reality (VR) theme park in Southeast Asia, The Rift offers 24 different VR experiences for its guests, from rides to shooting games. In the arena, you can choose to hunt or be hunted.
A minimum of 10 guests is needed to host a private event, which includes the use of the venue for two hours, food and drinks, and event coordination by the Rift. The smaller E-Lounge can accommodate up to 30 guests. For bigger parties, try the Party Bunker, which accommodates up to 80 guests. The Rift offers flexibility- pricing is based on the number of games guests play (or the number of credits), and the menu selected. The buffet menu starts from RM45 per person but packed food options are also available. Special games for younger guests can also be arranged upon request.
Address: T012 & T012A, 3rd Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.
[*Please note that The Rift is reopening soon in a new location, so do contact the provider directly for the latest updates.]
Contact: 03- 22012272
5. MBO Kecil
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Try this family-friendly movie hall for your little movie buffs. The first cinemas in Malaysia that cater to the very young, MBO Kecil offers all the amenities parents love: comfortable seats, stroller bays, easy access to changing rooms and a playground to keep the little ones occupied, if they cannot sit still during the movie. You could choose between three convenient venues for your party; at the Atria Shopping Gallery, The Starling Mall and Subang Parade.
There are 2 halls available for booking, one for 50 pax and another for 63 pax. It would cost approximately RM800 to RM1,000 per hall for a total of 2 hours, inclusive of the movie and excluding popcorn and drinks. While no outside food is allowed in the hall, you can offer refreshments at a designated area with a minimal charge.
Address: MBO Atria Shopping Gallery, 6th Floor, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya.
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Enjoy a private session for 12 guests in a single lane, from RM450 an hour. Alternatively, you may book two lanes for 24 guests, from RM900 an hour. To enjoy complimentary balloon decorations, a birthday banner, signage and e-invites, you would need to book at least four hours on the single lane, or two hours on the double lanes.
Address: LG601, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, No.1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya.
Contact: 03- 77100833.
7. District 21
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District 21 in IOI City Mall is an apocalyptic-themed indoor park with plenty of fun attractions, such the Maze and an obstacle course aptly named Ninja Warrior Course. Height and weight restrictions apply for certain attractions.
A minimum of 10 guests is required for a party package. This will include multiple-entry active passes for all guests for the day, a complementary active pass for the birthday kid, the use of the party room for one hour, balloon decorations and a birthday banner. Party package is priced at RM75 per person on weekdays, or RM90 per person on public holidays, weekends, and during the local school holiday period.
Be advised that outside food and drinks are strictly prohibited. A RM10 ‘cakage‘ fee applies for any birthday cakes you bring into the park.
Address: AT6, Level 1, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya.
Contact: 03- 83288888
If you’re looking for a fun yet educational experience for your child’s birthday this year, consider hosting it at 5T3M’s edutainment space. 5T3M is home to a futuristic playground pod with a rock climbing wall, stationary cycling, ball pit slide and AR games, auditorium and an event hall space, whilst also running STEAM workshops for children aged between 3 to 7 years old. A birthday celebration here would include all of the above activities (and more, depending on which package you choose). Parties also run for a good 6 hours, so parents won’t feel pressured to have to leave the event space (or be charged extra!)
Ticket price per child is RM65 and RM10 per adult (FOC for weekdays), and come with birthday bonuses, such as a birthday backdrop, helium balloons and an e invitation card. Depending on your minimum spend on the kid tickets (RM1,000, or RM1,800), the children will be entitled to 2 to 3 coding and STEAM workshops. Bento sets can be purchased at RM18, as well as the rental of a popcorn or cotton candy cart at RM500.
Address: Lot T-326, Level 3, The Starling, No. 6, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: 016 336 6744
For the love of the outdoors (and animals)
If you prefer to head outdoors, check out these options, with activities that range from those that are really kid-friendly, to more challenging ones.
1. Skytrex Adventure
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How about spending the day navigating rope courses within cascading rapids and waterfalls? Perfect for those with no fear of heights, you can swing and glide through the various aerial obstacles and triumphantly end the experience zooming down the Golden Slide. Fun filled telematch games can also be conducted at a rate starting from RM20 for a minimum of 25 pax group to complement your Skytrex activities.
For RM500, the Standard Birthday Package is available for up to 50 guests, and comes with decorations and e-invites. The Special Package can accommodate 70 guests for RM700. Meals are not provided in the package, so remember to bring your own refreshments.
If party participants are above 12 years old, extend the fun all the way to the next morning with a Camping and Skytrex Combo (maximum capacity of 24 pax) at RM249 per pax, inclusive of food.
Please note that there is a height requirement for the obstacles. This might not be suitable for young kids, or those shorter than 1.1 metres.
Address: Taman Botani Shah Alam, Jalan Liku 8/1, Seksyen 8, 40000 Shah Alam.
Contact: 013 2769841
2. Zoo Negara
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Zoo Negara often tops the list of places families can enjoy together. What’s not to love about seeing so many different animals in one place?
With the Zoo Fiesta Party Package, families can enjoy birthday celebrations at the Zoo’s Wild Restaurant for RM59 per person. Available for a minimum number of 30 guests, the package will include entrance tickets, a welcome banner and three party games. Choose between an interactive session with animals, such as horses, rabbits or goats, or the appearance of “Friends of the Zoo”, which will have zookeepers appearing in animal costumes to entertain your guests.
Please note that balloons are strictly prohibited.
Address: Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03- 41083422 / 018- 2331200
3. Farm in the City
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If you prefer to be a little closer to animals, try Farm in the City, which houses more than 100 species. Kids will enjoy feeding rabbits and guinea pigs at the Pet Village, dredging for fish, or Longkang Fishing, and exploring the orchard and vegetable farm.
Address: Lot 40187-40188, Jalan Prima Tropica Barat, Bandar Putra Permai Seri Kembangan, 43300 Selangor.
Contact: 03- 89413099.
4. Taman Tugu
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Taman Tugu is working on conserving 66 acres of urban forest park in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. If you’re looking for a spectacular setting for a party, why not celebrate in the company of jaw-dropping Jelutong and Tembusu trees, some of which are over 100 years old?
Within the 66-acres, there is currently the Taman Tugu Nursery and Khazanah Ilmu Bungalow that you can choose as your party venue. The Nursery has more than 11,000 square feet of space surrounded by a forested environment with ample parking and has facilities such as toilets, showers, baby changing room and a surau. The colonial-style Khazanah Ilmu Bungalow has ample space for up to 130 pax.
Taman Tugu often collaborates with partners like Free Tree Society, Global Environment Centre, EcoKnights and Tatana Roots on nature education programmes, so special activities may also be arranged with these partners if you wish. Since the Taman Tugu Project promotes sustainability, please avoid bringing plastic and styrofoam items to the party. (You could try some zero-waste party tips listed here).
You can enjoy the venue for a minimum donation to contribute towards their conservation efforts. Different rates will apply, depending on time and space. Find out more by e-mailing email@example.com.
Address: Taman Tugu, PT88 Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. (Just type in Taman Tugu on Google Maps and Waze).
5. KL Bird Park
Have some feathered friends join your child’s birthday party and go on a bird park exploration walk, enjoy an amphitheater performance, and get up close and personal with flightless birds!
A minimum booking of RM35 pax is required for a 11am to 2pm private party, with rates at RM49++ per adult and RM59++ for children between 3 to 12 year olds. Breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided, along with free admission tickets, party decorations and instant Polaroids for registered children. There’s also something extra for the birthday child, who will get a free 1 year membership card for year-long rewards and excitement!
Address: 920 Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana 50480, Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03 2272 1010
For those who love working with their hands
Consider these venues if your kids love to learn something new and enjoy the fruits of their labour.
1. Clay Expression
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Kids above eight years old can learn traditional pottery techniques in a private one-hour workshop. Just note that items made during the workshop will need to be dried, fired and glazed before they can be collected four weeks later. To enjoy this private session, you’ll need a minimum of six guests (with a maximum of 12) for RM200 per person. Alternatively, private group workshops for children are available upon private request here.
This is a strictly working studio, so refreshments and cakes should be enjoyed elsewhere.
Address: Lot 757, No 5 Block C, Jalan Subang 3, 47610 Petaling Jaya.
Contact: 012-3805505 (Cindy) / 018-2999054 (Studio)
What’s a birthday without sweets, desserts and cakes? Get the kids involved with making their own party treats through a fun baking party at Bakebe, an app-based baking studio that has teamed up with pastry chefs who have worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. Choose from a range of baking recipes (Level 1 and 2 are suitable for children 6 and below), such as caramel early grey mousse, meow meow cookies and unicorn baby cupcakes.
Book a VIP area if you have 10pax (RM1600), or the entire space if you have 20 pax (RM2800) or more. If you would like lunch to be included, you could also top up with an additional RM400 or RM200 respectively. Every child below 12 would need an accompanying guardian, in which an additional entry fee will be chargeable at RM60 per person.
Address: Lot 5,6 &7 G3 Publika, 1, Jln Solaris Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 012 32382263
For the indoor cafe lovers with a spacious play area
For a more traditional and (relatively) relaxing party venue, suitable for a party group with mixed age groups. These places are tiny tots approved, plus the seniors will have a comfortable air conditioned space to sit back and enjoy from afar!
1. The Little Owl Korean Cafe
This bright, wood toned cafe serves up delicious Korean food, with a barrier-free play area that’s perfect for the younger bubs (and any clingy kids). The entire space is a socks-only zone, so parents with little crawlers won’t have to worry about having to keep them off the ground throughout the party!
Private bookings can be made during the normal fixed play time slots (2 hours) with a minimum of 15 pax (adults and kids) and maximum of 25-30 pax. Charges will be at the usual rate (kids admission fee of RM13 and 1 food/drink order per adult). Do enquire directly if you would like a 3 hour private party slot with a simple buffet menu. Party decorations are outsourced to an event planner at an extra cost, and outside food and drinks are not allowed (with the exception of birthday cake and baby food).
Address: Publika A3-U1-1, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 017- 637 0885
Noriter has a wonderful play space with toys to encourage imagination and a variety of Lego sets to keep kids of all ages occupied. The indoor play area is baby-approved, with a few play mats around and no small toys that could pose a choking hazard. There’s even a toilet and a private nursing room available for the mamas. Talk about being parent-friendly!
For a private party rental, choose between a 4 hour session that will begin either at 10am or 3pm. The party package would cost you RM800 if there are less than 25 pax, and RM1000 if there are more than 25 pax. There is a maximum capacity of 40 pax. This price is inclusive of playground usage, Lego play (upon request), free popcorn and a 3-5 minute video clip of the birthday child. Complete the party with optional (chargeable) add-ons, such as a clown/magician entertainment, face painting, and professional photography services. Buffet style catering service is available too, and a RM100 surcharge is applicable if you would like to cater your own food and beverages.
Address: B-1-12 No, Plaza Arkadia, 3, Jalan Intisari, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.
Contact: 010- 295 3099
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3. Open Playhouse
Curate your own party at Open Playhouse’s concept store at United Point Kepong- with a café, play area, baking studio, and an assortment of educational kits to choose from. Simply mix and match your preferred party activities, decoration type and food from a comprehensive birthday party menu. Choose from balloonists, magicians, and a range of art and craft packs to suit children across the ages. It’s a fuss free, convenient way to plan your child’s special day!
The rental of the venue would depend on the amount spent, with party bonuses being given with every minimum spend. With a RM1100 minimum spend, the venue will be available for free (for 2 hours), and you can claim 1 party decoration, as well as 5 to 10 pax worth of art and craft activities. With a minimum spend of RM1,800, you will get 3 hours usage of the venue, 3 party decors, and 10 to 15 pax worth of art and craft activities, for free.
Address: Pusat Perdagangan Berpadu (United Point), No. 10, Jalan Lang Emas, 51200 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 010 260 8311
For the Little Grown Ups
If your mini mes would like a pamper party, check out these venues for nail dos, bath bombs, foot soaks and more!
Sign up for a 2 hour party bash at an award-winning luxury spa and let the kids pick two treatments of their choice. Options include manicures, pedicures, twinkle feet massages and yoghurt facials, along with a decorated private party area, birthday banner and welcome board, as well as helium balloons. A variety of finger food will be included for the little royals to munch on as they relax and giggle in mini spa robes. Charges are at RM150 per pax, with a minimum of 6 pax required.
Address: First Floor, 14 & 16, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03 22870380
2. Jac and Ivy
Fancy a kids’ party with free-flow beverages to pair with little mani and pedis? This cosy monochrome nail parlour tucked away in a quiet corner has two curated packages just for their little VIPs. Choose from a regular birthday nail package at RM150 per child or a luxury package at RM250 per child to enjoy light refreshments, free-flow beverages, and party decoration. A luxury package would entitle all guests to a mini luxury spa mani and pedi, a picnic theme decoration, and 3 light refreshments. A minimum of 6 pax will be required for a 2 hour party, and the entire space would be closed for your private event.
Address: A-0-2, Plaza Damas 3, No. 63 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03 6206 1508
3. 176 Avenue
176 Avenue offers special kids’ spa private party packages, with chemical-free, halal nail polish and organic bath bombs to make sure everyone is truly pampered with safer ingredients and products! Props, robes and head gears will also be provided for fun photo taking purposes, and for lasting memories to be created.
Princess Packages are priced at RM129, RM179 or RM239 per child and include photo props, nail dos, nail stickers, bath bombs, and more. Decorations are included, and the kids’ spa area will be closed for a maximum of 2 hours. Add-ons for both food and entertainment will also be available, making party planning here super convenient and stress free!
Address: 176, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: 03 22019906
1. Fire Station Party, Various Locations
Firemen and fire engines are such common features in our children’s toys, books and shows- it’s no wonder many of our kids aspire to be firefighters when they grow up! Host a party at a balai bomba (many branches in Klang Valley accept birthday parties) and meet real firefighters who will not only give a private tour of the firestation, but also run activities for your group of eager little firefighters-in-the-making. The children will get to try on uniforms, use a real fire extinguisher to douse flames, shimmy down a fire pole, and ride atop a fire truck (with flashing sirens too!). The venue and activities will be provided for free, and parents are allowed to bring in decorations and food for the party. Do call the specific branch of your choice for further details and booking.
Text Credit: Anne Aeria, Najmin Tajudin and Elaine Yeoh
[This article was first published on 10th June 2019 and has been updated as at 6th June 2022.]