It seems that 2016 is already coming to an end and before we know it, fireworks would be lighting up the skies, ushering in the New Year.
By now, majority of school children have already completed their final papers and are celebrating their annual liberation from studies, studies and studies!
Parents on the other hand have to deal with their nuisance at home, staring into a box, be it on their smartphones, laptop or game consoles. So if you’re trying to keep your children from transforming into couch potatoes, here is a list that will help you get your kids out and about and what better way to do so than doing it as a family.
Here are four places within the Klang Valley for you to visit during school holidays this December!
Places to Visit in Klang Valley During School Holiday #1
Meeples European Board Game Cafe
How often do we play board games and cards these days? At least the traditional way.
Board and card games used to be a great way for spending quality time together with family and friends. Meeples helps bring back those good old days when games never involved electronic devices or bright rectangular screens.
It is home to over 200 different board and card games, and more up for purchase as well on their online store. Games offered here come from various styles, maximum players and game duration.
So if you love the game and can’t get enough of it, you could always purchase and play at home with family and friends.
Meeples also serves drinks and snacks to keep your tummy filled as you play the games.
Today, Meeples happens to be the largest distributor of designer games and board game accessories in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
Gaming rates are quite reasonable and it starts from RM10 (for member) and RM14 (for non-member). Meeples also provides space for gathering, birthday party or corporate event.
Address: 64-1, Jalan SS15/4D, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel No.: 03-5633 8033
Operating hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 1am
Places to Visit in Klang Valley During School Holiday #2
Petrosains – The Discovery Centre
This is more of a one sided family destination, where the kids enjoy themselves and the parents are just there to accompany them. Nevertheless, parents might even be able to learn a thing or two in Petrosains – The Discovery Centre.
Petrosains – The Discovery Centre is an exhibit that provides a hands-on experience and a new interactive and fun way for children to learn about science. This exhibit is an extension of PETRONAS’ social corporate responsibility, with the objectives of providing a rich and stimulating environment to further enhance science literacy and the passion for acquiring science related knowledge within the fellow Malaysians.
It provides a whole new avenue of learning aside from the boring textbooks, schools and tuition classes which would probably put your child to sleep. Long story short, it is a place where fun meets science.
This exhibit extends over 7,000 square feet and is filled with special themes and ‘travels’, including a time travelling capsule that would take you back to the ages when dinosaurs walked the earth. There will be special events and workshops for kids to attend during this school holidays.
There is also a gift shop, which allows you to take home bits of your fun filled experiences as well as other related souvenirs back home.
Address: Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level 4, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel No.: 03-2331 8181
Operating hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm. Weekends & Public Holidays, 9.30am – 6.30pm
Opening hours during school holidays: Monday – Sunday, 9.30am – 7.30pm
Places to Visit in Klang Valley During School Holiday #3
I-City Theme Park
This 72-acre theme park in Shah Alam is popular for its colorful LED light displays with artificial plants and animals, exhilarating rides, one of kind museums and more, truly making the list of ‘must visit’ destination for some fun-filled family time.
The park is designed as an integrated intelligent city, consisting of residential and leisure components such as shopping malls, office towers hotels and apartments and more.
Among the many attractions for the family within this theme park includes the City of Digital Lights, a forest filled with lights, Outdoor Park Rides, Snowalk regarded as the largest snow park in the country, FunWorld, WaterWorld and the Trick Art Museum, a huge Hollywood themed museum complete with life size wax characters of iconic celebrities and personalities ranging from Prince William to the late King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. The park is so massive; you would have to be superhuman to completely explore every corner of the park in a day.
Address: D-1-G, Jalan Multimedia 7/AJ, CityPark, 40000 i-City, Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel No.: 03-5521 8868
Operating hours: Click here
Places to Visit in Klang Valley During School Holiday #4
What a better way to spend some quality family time than with Mother Nature herself. Officially known as Perdana Botanical Garden, this 91.6 hectares garden is filled with an array of many tropical plants.
Rich with history, it was built for the purpose of being a recreational park equipped with jogging paths and exercise facilities, before being converted into a botanical garden. Even today, many still travel to this garden for a jog and keep themselves fit and healthy.
Some interesting spots within this vicinity include the deer park, hibiscus garden, the waterfall and more. There is also a number of gazebos scattered across the park if ever you and your family would see the need to rest those tired legs and maybe grab a sandwich or two (which you would have to bring along with you).
In order to get the most out of your trip, you should head there first thing in the morning as there is a lot to explore within the garden at the same time enjoy the cool and clean environment as well as the fresh air that surrounds the park. There are also boat rides, shuttle trams and bicycle rentals available at a reasonable price.
Address: Perdana Botanical Garden, Jalan Lembah, Taman Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel No.: 03-2021 0812
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday.
So here you go, the 4 places you should visit this school holiday in Klang Valley.
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