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February’s here! Check out our list of activities around the Klang Valley and for you and your family to explore.

1. Transparent Fish Exhibition

Science meets art in this exhibition at the education corner of Aquaria KLCC. More info here.

Dates: January – March 2019
Venue: Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

2. Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us at Genting

Screenings of the latest Pokémon film up at Genting Highlands! More info here.

Dates: 2nd – 24th February 2019 (selected dates) at 4.30pm and 8.00pm.
Venue: Genting International Showroom, Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands

3. In the cinema: Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Picking up from the events of Taco Tuesday, the new Lego movie takes us back to Bricksburg, now a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Emmet still pretends that everything is awesome – but new adventures await!

Dates: In cinemas 7th February 2019

4. Puja Pantai with the Mah Meri

Celebrate the ancient ritual with the Mah Meri and be part of their mysterious tradition. Puja Pantai is the last of the important rituals still practiced by the Mah Meri. More information and bookings here.

Date and time: 9th February 2019 at 9.00am to 3.00pm
Venue: Mah Meri Cultural Village, Carey Island, Selangor

5. Activities at Taman Tugu

Taman Tugu at Lake Gardens has loads of kid-friendly events happening in February, including jungle activities, guided walks, and workshops. Full schedule here.

Dates: Every weekend
Venue: Taman Tugu, Kuala Lumpur

6. Mechanical engineering for kids

During these maker workshops, kids can explore the field of mechanical engineering and discover what engineers do. They will learn all about machines and will work together to design and produce innovative projects. More info here.

Dates: 10th, 17th and 24th February 2019
Time slots: 12.00pm – 1.30pm / 3.00pm – 4.30pm / 4.00pm – 5.30 pm

7. Theatre: Twelfth Night

The HandleBards, the world’s only cycling theatre company, return to Malaysia with their riotous all-male version of Shakespeare’s hilarious and heart-breaking comedy. The production promises an array of inventive props and costumes, physical theatre and some clever improv theatre. More info here.

Dates: 14th – 20th February 2019, various showtimes
Venue: PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

8. Once upon a time – Story Telling with arts and crafts

Storytelling of A Knit and A Knot, a story about determination, helpfulness and kindness, followed by an art activity and playtime. More info here.

Date and time: 15th February 2019, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Noriter café, 1Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

9. The Weekend Japanese Film Show

Rudolf the black cat is based on a popular children’s book series by Hiroshi Saito. It is a story of a naive stay-at-home kitten, Rudolf, and a seasoned stray cat and their common adventures. Admission is free, more info and bookings here.

Date and time: 16th February 2019, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: Golden Screen Cinemas (Level 5), Nu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

10. Storytelling in French – Raconte-moi une histoire: Les monstres

Listen to the stories in French read by the monstrous Grégory. Recommended for children aged 3 to 7 but everyone is welcome. More information here.

Date and time: 16th February 2019 at 9.30am and 11.15am
Venue: Alliance Française, 15 Lorong Gurney, Kuala Lumpur

11. Chinese New Year workshops with Play x Bond

Kids can make a Chinese dragon puppet, dance with it and dive into the story of the Chinese Zodiac. Recommended for children aged 3 to 6. More info here.

Date: 16th February 2019
Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: Jam Factory Restaurant, Bandar Puchong Jaya

Date: 17th February 2019
Time: 11.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: Namoo Korean Dessert Cafe n Bistro On The Park, Publika

12. Snow white

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the fairest one of all? Storytelling and a costume party based on Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. For families with kids aged 3 to 10. More info here.

Date and time: 16th February 2019 at 10.30am -12.00pm
Venue: The Story Book, Plaza Arkadia, Desa Parkcity

13. Night walk at FRIM

FRIM’s popular night walk programme is back. A great opportunity for families (minimum age 13) to witness the nocturnal species. More info here.

Date and time: 23th February 2019 at 8.00pm – 11.00pm
Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM, Kepong

14. KL Highland Games 2019

The Highland games offer a rare chance to admire marching bands with bagpipes and drums, marvel at the kilted heavy athletes competing in traditional Scottish sporting events and follow an international junior rugby tournament. There will also be a Kids’ Village with fun rides and activities, as well as food stalls. More info here.

Date and time: 23th February 2019 at 8.00am – 8.00pm
Venue: Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort, Kuala Lumpur

15. Harry Potter: Imperium Musicus at MPO

MPO’s Family Fun Day will be full of mesmerising melodies and tricks galore when conductor Naohisa Furusawa and the MPO conjure up the sounds of Harry Potter films. For kids aged 4 and above. Dress code applies. Full details here.

Date and time: 24th February 2019 at 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Venue: MPO, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

16. Workshop on Dyslexia

Dyslexia Malaysia: Altuz Academy – Orton-Gillingham Reading Specialist offers a workshop for anyone looking for expert help with their children’s reading, spelling, and writing. More info here.

Date and time: 23rd February 2019 at 9.00am
Venue: ELM Business School, HELP University, Damansara Heights

17. Theatre: The Gruffalo

Join Mouse on an adventurous journey through the deep, dark woods in this stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s award-winning children’s book. Performance is suitable for ages 4 and up. More info here.

Dates and times: 25th February – 24th March 2019, various showtimes
Venue: PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya 

18. The Spartan Kids Race

Although in March, anyone hoping to attend should sign up early for the Spartan Kids Race. This is a race for kids who want to jump, run, get muddy, help each other, and have a good time while conquering obstacles. Full details here.

Date and time: 2nd March 2019, 9.00am onwards
Venue: Semenyih, Selangor

19. Lion dances in Kuala Lumpur

This month lions roam around KL! For a list of best places to see lion dances, head over 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.

Kick off the year with fun activities for you and the family. Check out our list below for the month of January.

1. My Baby Expo 2019

My Baby Expo 2019 (MBE’19) caters to the needs of parents, with baby and kids’ products and services, as well as talks and presentations.

Dates and time: 4 – 6 January, 10AM-9PM
Venue: Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC), Setia Alam, Shah Alam

2. 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

3. Mandarin for Kids

Mandarin for kids at the library at the School. For ages 5 to 12. Limited to 15 kids, call to book: 017 613 7787, 012 324 8018. Details here.

Date and time: 5 January, 2.30PM
Venue: PPAS, Jaya One

4. Nostalgia of Anak Kampung exhibition

Highlights of collections from Department of Museums Malaysia will bring back nostalgic memories of the life in the kampung from the 1960s to 1980s. Details here.

Date and time: Until 10 January
Venue: Central Hall, Muzium Negara

5. Coleman Bring Your Own Tent

Bring your Coleman tent and your family to enjoy camping and outdoor activities in Batang Kali. Registration required by 5 January here. Only 10 tent spots available, first come first served! Details here.

Dates: 19 and 20 January
Venue: Ontok-Ontok Chalet & Camp, Batang Kali

6. Backyard Birding for Kids

To-be ornithologists and other avid birdwatchers should join this event at FRIM. A bird expert from Malaysian Nature Society will guide the participants in the use of binoculars and identifying bird species. More info here.

Date and time: 19 January, 6.30 – 11.30AM
Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

7. Little Ms. Qipao & Mr. Samfu Contest

Mark your calendar and watch these kids rocking the runway in our traditional costumes! Exciting prizes to be won. Get your dress ready, be bold and register now! Event info here.

Date and times: 19 January, 11AM to 3PM
Venue: Main Place Mall, USJ

8. A Chinese New Year Story

A pre-Chinese New Year celebration and storytelling session on some of the legends behind CNY – Nian the monster and the animals in the Chinese zodiac. A family activity for parents and kids aged 3 to 12. Details here.

Date and time: 26 January, 5PM
Venue: The Story Book, Arkadia, Desa Parkcity


Photo credits: My Baby Expo, Quill City Mall, PPAS, Muzium Negara, Coleman, Nature Education Centre FRIM, Main Place Mall and The Story Book.

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 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
Venue: THE PLATFORM at Menara KEN, TTDI

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

Glowtopia

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.