Fall in love with February (it is the month of love, after all!) with our list of family-friendly activities and events. From pop-up markets to help you hunt for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift, to fun storytelling sessions and creative workshops for the kids, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
makchic x Kids Nation – What if? Storytelling session
#ICYMI: makchic released our first children’s book, “What if?” late last year – and if you haven’t got yourselves a copy yet, come on over to our storytelling session, happening at Kids Nation on 27th February 2022 at 3pm, for a sneak peek! Take a walk through important issues of consent, body boundaries and personal safety with the book’s authors, Kimberly Lee and Liyana Taff, in this fun and interactive session that will benefit both kids as well as their parents – and follow this up with an epic day of adventure at Kids Nation’s indoor playground!
Date: 27th February 2022 at 3.00pm
Venue: Kids Nation, 163 Retail Park
Pasar Seloka – The Happy Market
Pasar Seloka is back at The Grounds this February, with a fabulous selection of vendors, food and beverages and impeccable vibes for a stylish shopping experience! Some of the vendors we’re looking forward to include Wondermilk, Alam dan Manusia, Totomi, Nyonya Kain, to name a few.
Date: Saturday, 5th February – Sunday, 6th February 2022
Venue: The Grounds, MAHSA Avenue
Minimagicmessyplay has an exciting host of activities planned this month, with magic messy play sessions scheduled for every week including:
- Squish Messy Play on Sunday, 6th February 2022;
- Outer Space Messy Play on Saturday, 12th February 2022;
- Valentine’s Messy Play on Sunday, 13th February 2022;
- A Roaring Dino Messy Play on Saturday, 19th February 2022;
- Rainbows Messy Play on Sunday, 27th February 2022.
Price: RM60 per child
Location: Petaling Jaya
All the activities organised involve Messy Play or Sensory Play – hands-on activities that fully engage a child’s senses. All playdates are suitable for kids aged between 1 to 6 years of age, and are limited to 15 kids only. Activities will be held in the outdoor garden space, and will strictly adhere to all SOPs required. For any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact 016- 8311407 (WhatApp).
If you’re still browsing the local markets for a Valentines’ Day gift, don’t forget to make a trip to the Traders Market this February at Publika! They have more than 60 local, homegrown brands, featuring quality wares that make perfect gifts for your loved ones.
You’ll be spoilt for choice in ways to pamper your loved ones, with items ranging from jewellery, home and living items, bath and beauty products, plants, gifts and souvenirs and more at this community event!
Vendors include the likes of:
- @selfsupplydotcom ( with their bright and beautiful scrunchie selection);
- @iselyofficial (candles in a whole bunch of fun shapes and colours to brighten up your space);
- @tumboh.co (wholesome variety of artisanal, nutrient-packed, and super tasty granola baked with lots of love and care, without any preservatives or nasties);
- @shi.atelier (bringing a sprinkle of terrazzo sunshine to your home with their collection of handcrafted home ware);
- @septemberbakes (sweets for your sweets, with brookies and cookies for Valentines Day); and
- @thepetalarchive (a lovely collection of timeless, handcrafted jewellery, featuring real wild flowers delicately encased in resin); and
- @bingka.kl(Malaysian-made collection of bright & beautiful ornaments, souvenirs, and lifestyle pieces- including scarves, colourful tote bags, pretty placemats, quirky tea towels, and much more!).
Date: Friday, 11th February – Sunday, 13th February 2022 (10.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m)
Venue: The Gallery, Publika
Nature Play programme: All About Butterflies
Calling all nature lovers! Take advantage of this amazing Nature Play Programme organised by the madabouteducation group on Saturday, 12th February 2022. Under the theme “All About Butterflies”, your little ones will be hiking up this easy trail to a beautiful spring to search for butterflies, and spotting a couple of caterpillars and their pupa along the way. This time, participants will be going into the Kota Damansara Community Forest, where they will learn about the characteristics of butterflies and as well as their life cycles.
Date: Saturday, 12th February 2022
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon
Age group: 2-6 years old to be accompanied by at least one adult
Venue: Kota Damansara Community Forest
Price: RM80 per child (10% discount for siblings) complimentary for adults.
For more information about the programme, contact Beverley at 0122094262 or email email@example.com.
PKK Tuanku Bainun – Monologue Competition
PKK Tuanku Bainun is organising a Monologue Competition on Sunday, 20th February 2022 and auditions are open for 13 to 17 year olds, The first ever Monologue competition, comes with a one – day workshop to better prep the finalists before the day of competition.
Finalists will get a chance to learn from experts in the industry to sharpen their acting skills – and final submissions for auditions (via video submission) is on Thursday, 10th February 2022. Shortlisted participants will be performing two monologues in front of a select panel of judges to stand a chance to win cash of up to RM500!
Audition (submission date is Thursday, 10th February, 2022) – submit an audition video (max length of 2 mins) re-enacting a monologue scene from any drama/ film of your choosing in your own style.
Shortlist Announcement (Saturday, 12th February 2022) – shortlisted participants will be contacted. Along with the monologue used for your audition, you will be required to choose one additional monologue from our list to practise and perform during competition day
Workshop (Saturday, 19th February 2022)– a full day event, all shortlisted participants are required to attend the Monologue Workshop at PKK Tuanku Bainun. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the art of monologue performance by three experienced theatre coaches during the workshop.
Compete (Sunday, 20th February 2022) – participants will perform TWO monologues. One, the monologue from your audition and another the monologue from the list given.
thestorybooklives: Beauty and the Beast
Tale as old time…true as it can be..
What better way to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s, if not with one of the most beloved Disney classics. Storybooklives brings the magical characters of Belle and Beast to life in two sessions at two separate venues. One session will be held at The Commune, Level 5, Sunway Velocity Mall on Sunday, 13th February and the second at the STORYBOOK on Saturday, 19th February 2022. Both sessions will be in the morning, and space is limited to a maximum of eight families only (30 pax).
Date(s): Sunday, 13th February and Saturday, 19th February 2022 (10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m)
Venue: The Commune, Level 5, Sunway Velocity Mall and the STORYBOOK
Love Potion Bazaar by the Messy Club, Kedai KL
It’s double the mess (and double the fun) with two weekends scheduled for themessyclub‘s Love Potion Bazaar, with back-to-back activities. Make sure you mark your calendars for Saturday, 19th February 2022 and Sunday, 20th February 2022, as well as Saturday, 26th February 2022 and Sunday, 27th February 2022 for this exciting pop-up, happening at Kedai KL.
Date(s): Saturday, 19th February 2022 and Sunday, 20th February 2022/ Saturday, 26th February 202 and Sunday, 27th February 2022
Venue: Kedai KL
KLBAF (Kuala Lumpur Alternative Book Festival)
If you’re like us and miss browsing through bookstores and finding new favourites to add to your collection at home, don’t forget to make your way to the KLBAF, which will be held at Central Market. Admission is free, so no bookings are necessary.
Date: Thursday, 24th February 2022 – Sunday, 27th February 2022 (9.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m)
Venue: Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
Sunday Sip and Paint: Monster Buddies
Enjoy your Sunday with your bff, child or significant other in this session which requires no painting experience.
Each participant will receive one glass of free wine OR orange juice for adults, one glass of free orange juice for kids, one pack of Hershey’s Kisses Chocolate, one Canvas 30x40cm, as well as all art materials (acrylic paints, apron, brushes, colour palette etc). You also have access to a free flow of non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, tea and Ribena).
Date: Sunday, 20th February 2022
Time: 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue: Art & Bonding, No. 22-3, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50480
Price: RM130 per pax
Please contact 010-6501212 (Karen) for any enquiries
by Elyza Noordeen
Elyza Noordeen is a mother of one, currently adjusting to getting back into the work force whilst juggling the responsibilities of being a single mum to her nine-year-old superhero son. As she balances the new norm of wading through the endemic world with the transition from home schooling and working from home to braving meeting people once more , her current idea of sanity is copious amounts of iced milo and anything that involves not washing any dishes.