It’s December! The year-end is filled with plenty of activities for family and children, so mark your calendars now.  Have a great last month of 2018!

Frozen Sing-along

This event sounds like fun for Frozen addicts. Little ones can enjoy a movie session and dress up to enter the best-dressed competition. Full details here.

Date and time: 1 December 11AM and 2.30PM and 2 December 11AM
Venue: Sunsuria Seventh Avenue, Shah Alam

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 with genies, zombies and Old Auntie Nor. Event details here.

Dates and times: 1 December 1PM
Venue: St Joseph’s Institution International School, PJ

Publika Street Circus

14 entertaining and thrilling street circus performers take over the Square at Publika; acrobatics, jugglers, tall unicycle, clowns, giant bubbles, contortionists, hula-hoops, magicians and comedy. Full schedule here.

Date: 1 and 2 December 1.45-8.30PM
Venue: The Square and Level UG (Blue Zone)


Pavilion’s Dream Christmas

Marvel at the Magical Mickey tree adorned with 1,000 specially-designed Mickey figurines at
the Centre Court, meet Santa or listen to Christmas carols. See schedules and events here.


The Curve’s Christmas show

The Sweetest Christmas ever is a musical show that runs twice a day at the Curve.

Dates and times: Daily at 3PM and 5.30 until 1 January

Barbie Dreamtopia 2018

Christmas activities at the Paradigm Mall include Barbie meet & greets, tea parties, live shows and more. More details here.

Dates: Daily until 1 January
Venue: Paradigm Mall

Dora the Explorer LIVE! Search for the City of Lost Toys

Dora has lost her teddy bear Osito up at Genting and needs your help to find him! Dora goes on a musical adventure with her trusty friends Map, Backpack, Boots and Diego and their courageous friends. Full details here.

Dates and times: Daily until 1 January, 4.30PM and 7PM. No show on 3, 17 and 24 December.
Venue: Resorts World Genting

Our Sanrio Times

Hello Kitty and her friends are at Quill City Mall. The exhibition features 13 Sanrio-themed zones where visitors can take photos of 100 adorable Sanrio characters in a variety of colourful settings. More information here.

Dates: Until January 6
Venue: Quill City Mall

Dr. Little at Gleaneagles Hospital

During this day, the kids get to understand what doctors do while learning how to take care of their bones, teeth, eyes and nutrition. For ages 5-10. Limited seats, registration required. Details here.

Date and time: 6 December, 9AM-1.30PM
Venue: Dr. Little Room, Level 5, Block B, Gleneagles Hospital

Cinema: Mary Poppins Returns

Take a walk down the memory lane with Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. The magical nanny visits now-grown Jane and Michael Banks. An all-out musical, the film promises some animates scenes, too.

Dates: In the cinema 7 December

Fall asleep with the sharks at the Aquaria KLCC

Not a regular night camp, but one where the children will get to feed the sharks, learn about marine life and fall asleep next to these magnificent creatures. For kids aged 6-13, limited to 40 children. Details here.

Date and time: 8 December, 11AM to 9 December, 12PM
Venue: Aquaria KLCC

Tales of Winter at MPO

MPO welcomes the holiday season with programme that includes gingerbread, sleigh bells and a love letter from a doting composer to his wife on Christmas. Details here.

Dates and times: 14 and 15 December at 8.30PM
Venue: MPO

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 -prepared and set up by the Mari House team. More info here.

Dates: December weekends
Venue: Mari House, Rawang

Concert: Ticket to Ride

Travel-themed concert with KLPAC’s Symphonic Band. Light and fun pieces such as “Weather Report”, “Ticket to Ride”, “Take Off” and “Windows of the World” make it a suitable musical outing for children and adults alike. More info here.

Dates and times: 8 December at 8.30PM and 9 December 3PM
Venue: Pentas 1, klpac

Young Botanist 2.0

Experience what a botanist does with NEC in FRIM, surrounded by tropical rainforest. Nature walk, leaf identification and a scavenger hunt and leaf bingo. For kids aged 10 and above. Full details here.

Date and time: 9 December at 9AM-1.30PM
Venue : FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

Story telling and playing with slime

Play x Bond bring Christmas-themed activities to Desa Parkcity. Registration required. More info here.

Date and times: 15 December 11-12AM and 3-4PM
Venue: Quarters Bar & Kitchen Restaurant

Children Christmas Party

Story telling and activities at the Christmas Party by Gospel City Church. More info here.

Date and time: 15 December, 10AM
Venue: KL Ecocity

MUD the Musical: The Story of Kuala Lumpur

The award-winning musical returns for the holiday season, performed by a young cast from Enfiniti Juniors. The interactive show has elements of culture and history, and is performed in English, Bahasa, smatterings of Mandarin and Tamil.
Dates and times: 14, 15, 21 & 22 December 8.30 to 9.45PM and 16, 18, 19, 20 & 22 December 2 to 3.15PM

A Christmas Carol

Introduce kids to the Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. For families with kids aged 2 and above. Storytelling, carolling, song performance by Gloria Music school, gift exchange and a Christmas party. More info here.

Christmas Carol Prelude (free admission)
Date and time: 15 December, 8-8.30PM.
Venue: Plaza Arkadia playground, Desa ParkCity

A Christmas Carol (RM20 per child/adult)
Date and time: 22 December 8-9.30PM
Venue: Story Book, 1st Floor, Block Eaton, Plaza Arkadia

Cinema: Bumblebee

This Transformers spinoff will take us back to 1987. Battered Bumblebee has taken refuge in a junkyard and is nursed back to health by a young girl.

Dates: In the cinema 20 December

Cinema: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

We finally get to see what all the Spider-fuss has been about! Superhero fans will enjoy this animation with goofball action.

Dates: In the cinema 25 December

Traditional dance: Lili of Chini

Tunas Tari’s year end production will tell a tale of Princess Lili and Princess Lala, two sisters who couldn’t be more different from each other. More info here.

Dates and times: 29 December at 3PM
Venue: DPAC


Themed “The Last Kingdom on Earth”, Glowtopia brings a Blacklight Slide, the largest glow-in-the-dark inflatable slide in the world to KL. They will also have food trucks and other vendors. This is a strictly “White T-shirt” event and the sliders must be 7 years old or above 110cm tall.

Dates and times: 29 and 30 December, 5PM
Venue: Bukit Jalil National Stadium

School holiday camps

The school holidays are here! 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.

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)

Buy tickets at

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!

We have finally come to our last month of 2017, and there is not shortage of activities for parents and children! So end the year on a high, and pen some exciting dates in your diary right now.



Camping Under The Stars 2017 – The Jungle Diaries

‘Camping Under the Stars 2017 – the Jungle Diaries’ organised by The Lost World of Tambun, Sunway Theme Park Hotel from 1 – 3 December 2017 is an experience not to be missed. This camp is open to kids aged 7 – 12 years old, where your kids will bond with nature while participating in fun camping activities, within a safe and supportive environment.

Date: 1st – 3rd December 2017

Venue: No 1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak

Price:     RM400

Information: More details on their website or sign up here.


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Aquabubs School Holiday Program

Advance your child’s swimming ability at an accelerated rate this school holiday with Aquabubs. The intensive program provides daily classes for students to attend lessons from Tuesday to Friday for 1-3 weeks over the school holiday break. Available for children ages 4-10 years old across all levels, these are small classes with maximum of 4 children in a class.

Date: 27th Nov – 15th December (Various slots)

Venue: Aquabubs, 24 Jalan Liku, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM340 – RM750

Information: For more information visit their website or register here.



Antenatal Class by BabyAcademy

A full day class for first-time mums-to-be or for those having another baby. Topics will include baby care and breastfeeding, baby massage, and the do’s and don’ts in pregnancy. There will also be practical lessons such as how to bathe your baby and antenatal exercises.

Date: 2nd December 2017

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Venue: A-G-07, Jalan PJU 1/39, Dataran Prima, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Price:RM 198 – RM 248 (Register before 5th November to save RM50)

Information: More details on the BabyAcademy website.


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happyfishkidyoga Holiday Camp

The holiday camp for mindful kids, these three camps will see your children doing yoga, breathing techniques and relaxation exercises. There will also be a storytelling workshop, where kids will learn how to create and present their own stories. Classes will only have seven kids per workshop, so register your interest soon!

Date: Nov 29th – December 16th

Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Venue: Kondo Prima U1, 40150 Shah Alam, Malaysia,

Price: RM95 per kid per workshop

Information: For more info go to their FB page or register here.




Woodworking Workshop

Fancy making a wooden toy house with your child? English Champ organises year-end holiday programmes and this woodworking workshop is one that will involve crafting with pine wood. Limited places for this workshop, with lunch, transportation and day care also available.

Date: 5th December (Tuesday) 2017

Time: 9.30am

Venue: English Champ, No 1-8 (First Floor), One Avenue, Dataran Pelangi Utama, Jalan Masjid PJU 6A, 47400, Petaling Jaya

Price: RM150 per child/parent-child team

Information: More details on the English Champ FB website or call Yat at 03-7725 9255



KL Shakespeare Players – Shakespeare Demystified

KL Shakespeare Players, in collaboration with the Masakini Theatre Company, will be offering a three-day Theatre & Acting Skills Camp. Grégory Henno, from France, will be leading the camp which will be limited to only 24 participants, so book your spots quickly.

Date: 4th – 6th December 2017

Time: 9.30 am – 3.30 pm

Venue: Studio Ramli Hassan, 8A Tepian Tunku, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Price: RM600

Information:  For more information email: [email protected] or call +6012 653 098



KLPAC School Holiday Programmes

KLPAC has organised several school holiday bootcamps and programmes including the Speech and Drama Holiday Bootcamp 2017 (for kids  7 – 17 years of age); Intensive Creative Arts Programme (for kids 3 – 6 years of age); Hip Hop Dance (Beginners Level) with Jes Chow (for kids 8 – 15 years of age); Colourful World of Children with Rebecca Bajok (for kids 5 – 12 years of age); Baking Fun with Nor Aishah (for kids 7 – 12 years of age); Magical Unicorn Flower and Slime Workshop For Kids with Flower Hub (for kids aged 7 and above); Floral Styling Made Easy (for parents and kids aged  and above); SPEAK UP! (a confidence building and performance workshop) For Children and Teens with Poetry Cafe KL.

Date: Dates vary and run through 27 Nov –  15 Dec 2017

Venue: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

Course Fee: RM100 – RM350 according to selected programme/workshop

Information: Fill up the form here or visit the klpac site.




Bengkel.kami has three diferent school holiday programmes including scienceisart, awesomeautumn and koolmalaysia which wil be held over four days for the month of December.

Date: 4th – 7th December 2017

Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Venue:  No. 14, Jalan Pekaka 8/1B, 47810 Kota Damansara

Price:  RM150 per pax

Information: More details here.



Code Juniors Holiday Coding Camp

This coding camp aimed at children from 5 – 8 years old will see them learning basic programming concepts while having fun. A rather costly camp, but this one will feature small classes, MIT and Google visual programming language, as well as Coding with Robotics. Well they do say coding is the new and important literacy for kids!

Date: 6th – 8th December 2017

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun, Taman Tun Dr Ismail


Information: More details on the FB site, email [email protected] or contact Jacqueline at 012-3377055



Gift of a Tale Holiday Workshop by Me Books Asia x Redboot

This workshop will feature captivating storytelling by Redboot Play & Preschool. They will read ‘There is No Such Thing as a Dragon’ by Jack Kent – a story that demonstrates how a little attention can make a big difference, no matter what size the problem. Parents and children can also enjoy arts and crafts by Olaf from Cubicto Studio, where kids can take home their very own ‘pet’ dragon.

Date: 8th December (Friday) 2017

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Me Books Asia HQ, UOA Business Park Tower 3 Level 3 Unit 6, Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51A, Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya.

Price: RM25 – RM55

Information: More details here.



Casa do Capoeira School Holiday Programme

Movimento Simples de Capoeira Malaysia has an array of programmes lined up over the first two weeks of December, all conducted by qualified and experienced teachers to keep your kids occupied during the school holidays. You can choose from Capoeira, Cooking, Muay Thai, CrossFit, Yoga and Dance. Email [email protected] to book your space.

Date: 4th – 13th December 2017

Time:  10.15 am – 12.30 pm

Venue: Caso do Capoeira, B-3-2 Block B, Plaza Damas,  Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM70  to RM100

Information: More details here and the website.



Junior Entrepreneurs Bazaar

The second Junior Entrepreneurs Bazaar will again see children and junior entrepreneurs leading the sales and promotion of their goods. Supported by their parents or guardians, this wonderful bazaar aims to allow children to shine and learn about the challenges of entrepreneurship. There will also be contests, goodies and performances for the entire family.

Date: 9th & 10th December 2017

Time: 10am – 7pm

Venue: Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara

Price: Free

Information: More details on the event’s FB site.



Science Bridge Academy

The Science Bridge Academy has a variety of science and technology School Holiday workshops, exciting mobile programming bootcamps and the super-cool Arduino workshop! The programmes include (Sam and Suzy Return to Wunderland (Part 4) for 5 – 8 year olds; Level 1 , Level 2 and Level 3: Geek Wannabe, Geek Newbies and Geek Rookie (for 9 – 15 year olds); Awesome Toys (for 9 – 12 year olds) as well as the Arduino workshop.

Dates: 4th – 17th December 2017

Time: Times vary according to programmes, all programmes begin at 9am

Venue: Science Bridge Academy, The School, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti , Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya Selangor

Price:  RM120 – RM500

Information: More details on their FB site or register here.



Young Zoologist – Nature Education Centre (NEC) School Holiday Camp

FRIM – MNS Nature Education Centre (NEC)’s school holiday camp for kids themed ‘Young Zoologist’ focuses on the studies of the animal kingdom. This will include the structure, classification and distribution of all animals and how they interact with their ecosystems. Young Zoologists will be offered hands-on activities including a trip to the zoo, whilst they learn about Malaysia’s endangered wildlife. The camp is designed to instil enthusiasm and encourage children (aged between 8 to 14 years of age) to appreciate wildlife and nature, as well as gain a range of life skills for personal growth, good communication and teamwork.

Date: 15th – 17th  December 2017

Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Kepong, Selangor

Price:  RM 280 per child for MNS members/KPA members, RM 320 per child for Non-MNS members (Meals, accommodation, insurance, entry into FRIM and Certificate are included)

Information: To book a spot, call 03- 62771703 or email [email protected]. More information on their website.



A Fit Brain Goes a Long Way

This workshop will look at tackling negative mindsets (fixed mindset) and instilling positive ones (growth mindset) in kids. Meant for children age 9 – 13 years old, the workshop will feature a series of activities which allow the participants to learn and experience self-empowering skills and resilience. They also aim to teach children how to be open to challenges and to be positive in the process of making mistakes.

Dates: 18th – 20th December 2017

Time:10am – 6pm

Venue: Graceland Edu Services, 48 Jalan 6/18c, Taman Mastiara, Batu 5 Jalan Ipoh, 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Price: RM355

Information: More details here.



Young Chef Academy Year End Holiday Camp 2017

Aspiring Chefs will have plenty of programmes to pick from for the month of December as the team at Young Chef Academy has created fun activities for kids aged three to 17 years old. Chefs of all ages will learn how to make Taco Hand Pies, Leopard Print Bread, Fruit Cake, Rudolf Brownies, Strawberry Xmas Tree Cupcakes, Mini Buche de Noel amongst other things.

Dates: 29 November – 22 December 2017

Time: Varies according to selected programmes

Venue: No.5-3 Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Price: RM360 and RM480

Information: More details on the FB website or here.

Compiled by Elyza Noordeen

Know of any events we should update this list with? Give us a heads-up by emailing [email protected].

Images from: Code Juniors, Movimento Simples de Capoeira Malaysia, ScienceBridge Academy Workshop, Young Chef Academy, The Lost World of Tambun, Klpac, Opstopus, Me Books Asia, Bengkel.kami, happyfishkidyoga, Aquabubs.