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Family Activities to Look Out for in Malaysia in November 2018

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The month of November is here, and there’s plenty to do with the whole family. Bookmark this page as we may be updating with new information and activities. Enjoy planning the month ahead with your little ones!

Cinema: Nutcracker

Young Clara is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. By the looks of it, this remake of the classic ballet takes the kids on an exciting adventure. Rated P13.

Dates: In the cinema 1st November

Children’s Festival @MAG

This is a festival to foster creative and innovative thinking among children, especially on topics related to finance and economics. There will be ‘Currency Education Programmes’ for children 7 – 17 years old and ‘What is Money?’ talks (7 – 15 years old), among other interesting sessions.

Daily activities, special programmes and art classes. Full programme here.

Dates: From now until 8 December
Venue: Museum and Gallery Bank Negara Malaysia

Musical: Sherlock Holmes in The Show Must Go On

This comedy play is inspired by the London hit show The Play That Goes Wrong. It centres around a murder investigation with the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson taking the lead. More info here.

Date and time: 3 November, 8pm.
Venue: Cempaka International School, Damansara Heights

Family & Friends Night at Kidzania

During these special days, parents and kids can role-play together. This time the theme is the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos! Face painting, Calavera painting, Día de los Muertos maze and more. More info here.

Dates: 3 and 4 November, 6pm.
Venue: Kidzania

Chocolate workshop

During this family-friendly workshop, you will learn about the history of cacao, the process of chocolate-making, and how to make your own chocolate from bean to the bar. Limited spots available. Full details here.

Date and time: 4 November, 10.30am
Venue: Casa Latina and Cacao Lab

Art Discovery Tours for Kids at Ilham Gallery KL

This season’s tours will take families through the work of one of Malaysia’s most important modern artists, Latiff Mohidin. For kids aged 5 to 12 years (accompanied by a parent). More information on the tours can be found here.

03 Nov (Sat) 10:00 am–12:30 pm
10 Nov (Sat) 10:00 am–12:30 pm
10 Nov (Sat) 2:00 pm–04:30 pm
28 Nov (Wed) 10.00 am–12.30 pm

Venue: Ilham Gallery

Kids’ Deepavali at the Muzium Negara

Interesting Deepavali activities for kids at Muzium Negara. More info here.
Dates: 2 – 4, 7 & 10 November 2018 from 10 am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 5pm.
Venue: Muzium Negara

Fun play farming at Mari House

A fun way for young kids to learn about farming, with an added bonus of outdoor play. They also get to prepare their ‘farm-to-table’ dessert for the picnic later, all prepared and set up by the Mari House team. More info here.

Dates: 3, 6, 10, and 20 November, 9.30 am
Venue: Mari House, Rawang

Cinema: The Crinch

The yuletide-loathing Grinch finds it unbearable to watch the neighbouring village of Whoville celebrating Christmas and comes up with a plot to ruin their merry season.

Dates: In the cinema 8 November

Puppetry: The Story of Ah Loy

Urbanscapes 2018 brings us Warung Panggung, a street puppet theatre on wheels! Moving in various locations throughout downtown KL with a modular cart, MUKA Space and the Malaysian Puppetry Association bring you the family-friendly, reimagined story of Ah Loy. More info here.

Dates and times: (12 shows)
3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18 Nov – 4.30pm & 6.30pm

First Weekend: Pesta Lorong Hang Kasturi
Second Weekend: Medan Pasar
Third Weekend: RIUH River of Life KL

Deepavali celebration

Performances by Colour of Voices and a Bhangra dance troupe. More info here.
Date and time: 11 November, 4pm
Venue: Bandar Rimbayu by IJM Land

Theatre: Aliens Love Underpants

The hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book by Claire Freedman comes to life on stage. You can expect effects, madcap action, original music – and lots of aliens of course. More information here.

Dates: Opens 13 November, various shows. Relaxed Performance on Sunday, 25 November.
Venue: PJ Live Arts

Cinema: Ralph breaks the Internet

The new film picks up from the events of ‘Wreck-It Ralph’. Six years on, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade and end up on a new adventure.

Dates: In the cinema 22nd November

Lottie’s Science Adventure

This year’s celebrations will be themed STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, bringing together science enthusiasts under one roof. More info here.

Date and time: 23-25 November, 10am – 10pm
Venue: Lot 10

Pantomime: Aladdin

The KL Players’ popular pantomime production tells the story of a young, carefree boy, Aladdin, who dreams of riches and marrying the beautiful Princess of China. Aladdin soon finds himself on an epic adventure filled with genies, zombies and Old Auntie Nor. Event details here.

Dates and times: 29 and 30 November at 7.30 PM, 1 December 1pm.
Venue: St Joseph’s Institution International School, PJ.

Jumbo Camp by NEC

A kids’ weekend camp that focuses on studying wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystems. Kids will join volunteer work at the Elephant Conservation Centre, Kuala Gandah, and get a chance to learn through other hands-on activities: nature walk, river scientist, nocturnal walk, games and more. For kids aged 8-15. More info here.

Dates: 30 November – 2 December (Friday to Sunday)
Venues: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Kepong, Selangor and Elephant Conservation Centre, Kuala Gandah.

School holiday camps

The school holidays are getting closer! For a comprehensive list of school holiday camps, head over to Happy Go KL.


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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