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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


Nutcracker

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.
Know any other family activities that should be on this list? Email [email protected] to let us know!

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:
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.
Know any other family activities that should be on this list? Email [email protected] to let us know!

 

We hope you are all having a blessed and peaceful month of Ramadan. If you are looking for things to do with your families, we have our monthly list for you – get your calendar out for the month of June!

Ice Age Alive

Animatrix creatures from ice age, fossils and even a small skating rink will be stationed at Matic on Jalan Ampang until the end of the year. More info here.

Dates: Tuesday to Sunday and all public holidays 10 am – 7 pm, during Ramadan 1 pm – 10 pm.
Venue: Malaysia Tourism Centre, Jalan Ampang


Dinosaur Kingdom

A mobile dinosaur exhibition with lifelike dinos and more in Semenyih. More info here.

Dates: 14 June – 8 July
Venue: Setia Eco Hill, Smenyih


Panda cub at Zoo Negara

Born in January 2018, the second offspring of Xing Xing and Liang Liang is now receiving visitors at the Giant Panda Conservation Centre at Zoo Negara. The visiting hours are 11am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 3.30pm.


 

Smurfs live on stage

The Smurfs come to life on stage with life-sized mushroom-shaped forest houses, colourful backdrops and sing-along music in a 90-minute show at the Genting International Showroom.

Date: Until 25 June, daily 8.30 pm, on Sundays 4 pm.
Venue: Resorts World Genting


Weekend activities at Baba & Nyonya Heritage House in Melaka

The museum offers a family self-guided tour called ‘Secrets of the House’ with ten activity cards, ideal for children aged 5-12. During the upcoming June 2018 school holidays, on each Saturday and Sunday, there will also be activity stations such as a batu-boh (rice grinder) and an activity room with traditional games.

Date: 1-24 June
Venue: Baba & Nonya Heritage House in Melaka

 


Art-Jamming at Taman Botani


Cikgu Huda’s Arts Lesson
takes art to the park every Sunday. A friendly art-jamming session for beginners or experienced individuals to engage with an art activity, materials and techniques to express themselves.

Date: Every Sunday 9 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Taman Botani Perdana


Book Fest Malaysia

A book exhibition with the latest releases, talks by authors and activities for all ages. Event info here.

Date: 9-17 June
Venue: KLCC Convention Centre


 

MPO Family Day: Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra

This month’s Family Day at MPO is the story of Maximus Musicus, who was only searching for a quiet place for the night, but ended up in a concert hall. During his adventure, Maxi gets to know the instruments of the orchestra, listens to the rehearsals and experiences a wonderful concert with pieces by Ravel and Beethoven.

Date and time: Sunday 3 June, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm
Venue: Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)


Zero Waste Day

To celebrate World Environment Day (5th of June) and World Oceans Day (8th of June), the Zero Waste Day wishes to educate younger generation to think and act in green and sustainable ways. For kids aged 9-18. Event info here.

Date: 9 June, 9 AM-12 PM
Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong


Hari Raya Inspired Art Science Workshop

A hands-on workshop for kids at the Ilham Gallery.

Date: 9 June 10.30-11.30 am and 1.30-2.30 pm
Venue: Ilham Gallery, No. 8 Jalan Binjai, Off Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Rimba Ilmu KinderWalk


A family-friendly walk at the Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden, University of Malaya. Explore the garden with kids and learn to recognize tropical rainforest plants and their use. Interactive activities for kids, suitable for ages 3-7. More info here.

Date: 23 June, 9-12 PM
Venue: Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden, University of Malaya


Game & Anime Expo 2018

Anime fans, gamers and cosplayers will get together for the annual Expo at Berjaya Times Suare. Event info here.

Venue: Berjaya Times Square
Dates: 23-24 June


Ilham Gallery’s art discovery tour

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

Date: 28 June 10 am-12.30 pm. For kids aged 5 to 12 years (accompanied by a parent)
Venue:
Ilham Gallery


After Earl: Before The Fall

A theatre piece about a fairy godfather, a princess in his charge, and a frog that would change an empire. Rated PG13 for mild usage of strong language. Event info here.

Venue: The Gardens Theatre, The Gardens North Tower, Mid Valley City.
Dates: 29 June 8.30 pm, 30 June 3 pm and 8.30 pm and 1 July 3 pm and 8.30 pm


Discover the Uniqueness of Orang Asli

A day trip to Muzium Orang Asli, Gombak to learn about indigenous people in Malaysia. The trip also includes a visit to a village, where students will get the chance to learn rattan weaving, try a blowpipe and join other fun and educational activities. Suitable for kids over 7. Event info here.

Date: 24 June, 8.30 AM-3 PM
Venue: Gathering point at FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong


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.
Know any other family activities that should be on this list? Email [email protected] to let us know!