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Family Activities to Look Out for in Malaysia in July 2018

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Here is our list of family activities the month of July – get your calendars out, bookmark this page, and have fun with your little ones!

Petrosains After Hours: Miniature Little Book Workshop

Samsiah Jendol or Kak Syam is a book binder and crafter. At her workshop at Petrosains the participants will learn to stitch a miniature book with a genuine leather cover. More info and registration details here.

Date and time: 5 July, 6.30 – 9 pm

Venue: Petrosains, Level 4, Suria KLCC

Nate the Great & the Wandering Word

An event based on a kids’ detective story, with clue and word hunting with storytelling. The winner will get a book prize.

Date and time: 7 July, 4.30-6 pm

Venue: The Storybook, Desa Parkcity


Opera: Hansel & Gretel

Presented by Kuala Lumpur City Opera, Hansel and Gretel is a full-length opera in 3 acts and is sung in English with Chinese subtitles. It tells the story of two mischievous children who get to meet magical creatures and get turned into gingerbread. Age limit is 6 years, except the Family Fun Day – that has no age limit – but kids aged 2 and above need a ticket. Purchase tickets here.

Dates and times: 5 July and 7 July at 8.30 pm, 8 July at 3 pm and Family Fun Day 7 July at 3 pm.

Venue: KLPAC

Young Entomologist

Young Entomologists will spend a morning in the world of insects. The kids will learn about insects from A to Z,  catch and release insects and learn how to identify and classify insects by looking at their external characteristics. For kids aged 5-12. Full details here.

Date and time: 14 July, 9.00 am – 1.30 pm

Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

Positive Parenting: ‘Parenting For Success’ Expert Talk

This is first in the series of Positive Parenting talks. Experts will talk about detecting and addressing learning about in children, and on EQ and its importance to your child’s future.  For more info click here

Date : 14th July 2018

Venue : Peter & Jane Kindergarten, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Musical: Into the woods

Into the Woods is a musical that intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. The story follows a childless baker and his wife on their quest to begin a family. The audience will meet a witch who has placed a curse on them as well as other familiar characters from fairy tales such as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood.
More info here.

Date and time: July 19-21, 6.30 pm

Venue: AISM, Seri Kembangan

Ilham Gallery’s art discovery tour 

The Art Discovery Tours for young visitors are a great way to introduce kids to art. The gallery also runs workshops for kids in July. More information on the tours can be found here.

Dates and times: 7 and 14 July at 10am – 12.30pm for kids aged 5 to 12 years (accompanied by a parent)

Venue: Ilham Gallery

Writing competitions at the Storybook

Budding authors and poets can attend art and storytelling competitions with prizes.

More details here.

Dates: 18-20 July

Venue: The Storybook, Desa Parkcity

Backyard Birding

Learn more about our feathered friends with the help of a bird expert from MNS Selangor Branch Bird Group. Informative and interactive activities like birdwatching, bird identification and sketching, bird feeders making and bird origami. Suitable for kids aged 5-12. Full event info here.

Date and time: 21 July, 9 am – 1.30 pm

Venue : FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

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.

iTrainKids Free Trial Day

If you want to introduce your children to coding, or see if they take to it, you can sign them up for this free coding trial class at the iTrain hub. With introductions to coding your own role-playing game to coding a 2D videogame, this could spark their interest in coding. Great for kids from ages 8-14. More info here.

Date and time: 21 July, 10-12pm

Venue:  iTrain Malaysia, 338 Jalan Tun Razak, KL.

The Amazing Social Race

For families, teens and kids who want to challenge their physical and mental prowess. This race aims to promote health and active lifestyles, and also raise funds for three children’s homes – Praise Emmanuel Children’s Home, Hiichiikok Home for Children Care and Pusat Jagaan Suci Rohani, Bandar Utama. More info here.

Date and times: ​22nd July 2018  ​8:30am -3pm (race), 5 – 9pm (fundraising event)

Venue: Desa Park City.

Theatre for Young People (T4YP): Teenage Dream

Young actors dive into the lives, hopes, and dreams of today’s young Malaysians. More info here.

Dates and times: 26 July to 28 July at 8.30pm, 29 July at 3pm

Venue: Pentas 2, klpac

Relax & Heal : Sleep Yoga for Ladies

A special session for mummies facing tension, anxiety or stress. This 90-minute yoga class will be held in Fitology Bangsar’s scalar energy lounge. For more info, read our article on Stress-Free Therapies.

Date and times: 28 July, 2pm and 4pm (Two sessions)

Venue: Fitology Bangsar.

Tedboy cooks cooking classes

Tedboy Bakery at Jaya One teaches kids aged 4-7 to cook on Saturday mornings. Registration required, see more info here.

Dates and times: 21 July (Pretzels) and 28 July (Pizza), at 10.30 am

Venue: Tedboy Bakery, Jaya One

School holiday camps

There are loads of school holiday programmes taking place in June, 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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