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Family Activities to Look Out for in Malaysia in August 2018

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It’s August, and there’s plenty to do with your kids! Check out our list of activities for families and mark your calendars now.







HANDS International Drumming Festival 2018

The 5th HANDS International Drumming Festival, Kaleidoscope 5, brings an ensemble of drummers, percussionists, musicians and artists to KL. The international performances range from traditional to modern and are suitable for older kids. More info here.

Dates & times:
2 August 8.30pm
3 August 8.30pm
4 August 8.30pm
5 August 3pm and 8.30pm

Venue: Pentas 1, KLPac

Book launch: By the River of Borneo

A book launch and a morning of activities to celebrate the wildlife of Sabah. “By the River of Borneo” is a children’s book that explores the beauty of the rainforest and Kadazan-Dusun culture. Join the author for a storytelling, animal art activities, rainforest carnival games, a sing-along, a photo booth, and more! Event info here.

Date & Time: 4 August, 11am – 1pm
Venue: Gerakbudaya Bookstore

Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival

Happening at the Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, the Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival (SIIAF) is a great chance to discover more about Malaysia’s indigenous. The two-day festival offers cultural performances along with samples of traditional cuisines of Peninsular and East Malaysia. Event details here.

Dates & times: 4-5 August, 10am – 5.30pm
Venue: Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, Shah Alam

Children Business Fair

Support young entrepreneurs at this bazaar! Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at the one-day marketplace. More info here.

Date & time: 5 August, 12.30pm – 5 pm
Venue: The School

Ellie & The Forbidden Fruit by Tunas Tari

A dance drama production for children with a cast of 43 children as young as 4 years. The production includes a variety of dances including traditional, court and creative dances such as Dendang Inang, Ikan Kekek, Joget, Gah Si Jah, Orak Boyak and Layang Ketitir. The 60-minute performance showcases eleven dance segments led by an elephant called Ellie.

More info here.

Date & time: 5 August, 3 pm and 5 pm
Venue: KuAsh Theatre, Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun

Unbeatable K5 Kids Percussion Workshop by Ben Walsh (Australia)

Part of the International Drumming Festival, this workshop is an opportunity for kids aged 8-12 years to try out drumming. Register here.

Date & time: 5 August, 10am – 11am
Venue: 15th Floor Skyroom, The Federal Kuala Lumpur

Merdeka playtime at 1 Mont Kiara

1 Mont Kiara celebrates colours of Malaysia with different activities from cultural performances to a petting zoo. Event details here.
Dates & times:
11-12 August:
12pm – 8pm Mini petting Zoo by Farm in the City
12pm – 6pm Children Arts & Crafts Merdeka themed workshop

12 August:
2pm Malaysian Cultural Dance Performance
2:30pm Kids Colours of Malaysia Fashion Contest
4:30pm Kids dance along workshop by RJVN
5:00pm Ice Cream Eating Contest

Storytelling and Sensory Play with Julia Donaldson’s Books

Storytelling and sensory play based on favourite stories by Julia Donaldson. Suitable for little ones aged 3 to 6 years old. Kids get to bring home artwork and Julia Donaldson books.

More info here

Dates & times: 9 August, 10am to 11.30am (The Snail and the Whale),
16 August, 10am to 11.30am (The Gruffalo) and 23 August, 10am to 11.30am (Room on the Broom)
Venue: The Story Book, Desa Parkcity


The classic ballet by Tchaikovsky is a story of Clara’s Christmas Eve and a special present, a beautiful wooden doll. A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure.

More info here.

Dates & times:
10 August, 8pm
11 August, 3pm and 8pm
12 August, 3 pm.
Venue : The Play Haus 声活小戏场, Pearl Shopping Gallery

Learning Sign Language

An opportunity to learn Malay sign language in this one day workshop.

Register here.

Date & time: 11 August, 2-5 pm
Venue: Activities Room, Perpustakaan 1 Wilayah Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur

World Oceans Day at Publika

MNS Selangor Branch Marine Group and Lions Club/Leos Club bring the ocean to Kuala Lumpur for a weekend! There will be workshops, talks, face painting, exhibits, games, selfies to take and things to buy!

Registration details and more info can be found here.

Dates: 11 – 12 August
Venue: Publika

Swiss Dream Circus 2018

Swiss Dream Circus returns to Desa Park City with new performances. The new location is across Plaza Arkadia. Note that the tent has air-conditioning, making sure you are comfortable even in the afternoon shows!

Full details here.

Dates & times: From August 17 – September 9, different showtimes
Venue: Desa Parkcity

Young Botanist

A day out for kids who wonder what botanists do! The participants will learn about different plant species and make their own herbarium specimen. Suitable for ages 5 and up. To register, please call 03- 62771703 or email [email protected]

More info here.

Date & time: 18 August, 9am – 1.30 pm
Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

Creative Kids Market

Wondermilk’s Creative Kids Market is back this August with a little twist – a Kids Art Show! Little Yayoi Kusamas, Warhols and Picassos can sell their paintings, drawings or any creative art work!
Date & time: 18 August, 10am – 6 pm
Venue: Publika

Yakult Fiesta 2018

Cosplay is the theme of the Yakult Fiesta 2018 is a. Dress up as your favourite character and join the festival at Yakult factory in Seremban. The factory is open to visitors during the day.

Event details here.

Date & time: 25 August, 10am – 4 pm
Venue: Yakult Malaysia, Seremban

Events at the Mari House

Fun Play Farming is a morning full of gardening for the little ones, followed by a lunch. The afternoon High Tea in Garden is a relaxed affair in the garden with nibbles and an activity for the kids. Both sessions are happening on all July weekends. Bookings required!

See all events here.

School holiday camps

There are still school holiday programmes taking place in July and August.

Check the full list of camps by Happy Go KL here.

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.
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