November and December are the biggest rewards in the life of primary and secondary school children. We’ve got some activities where both children and adults can have some smart fun. Hey, who said you can’t enjoy the break without ditching education itself?
1. Ice Age Alive
Back to the near-genesis of existence! The exhibit introduces visitors to the many ice age eras and creatures that once roamed the earth across America, Europe and Australia. Interactive entertainment, video documentaries, games and even facilities according to theme like snowpool and ice skating rink are also available. It’s a real-life Ice Age sequel experience.
Venue: Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
|Ticket Rate||Adult||Children||Mycard Family Package|
|MyKad holders||RM29.50||RM19.50||RM85.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)|
|Non-MyKad holders||RM45.00||RM35.00||RM110.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)|
2. Valley of Hope
In need of fresh eyes for history? You can skip all the landmarks from gory chapters and infinite hierarchies. The Valley of Hope is a former home to the community’s lepers. The place and people instil hope for reconciliation between the lost generations.
|Venue||The Valley of Hope, Sungai Buloh, Selangor|
3. Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Family bonding is never limited to movie sessions and jungle trekking. Heck, some of us only do those things with friends. Say, perhaps convincing them to visit our endangered elephants. You may learn a thing or two about how nature and conservation share a specific connection in a parent-child relationship. And hopefully, it’ll boost your geography and strategic planning grades!
|Venue||National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC), Kuala Gandah, Pahang|
|Ticket Price||RM5 – RM10|
|Operating Hours||10am – 4:30pm (Daily)|
4. Karnival Upin Ipin 2018
Twins Upin and Ipin and their gang are coming to town. Enjoy bucket loads of fun with your little munchkins through family activities and themed sets to explore, including Rumah Opah! Also, be sure to check out the Upin & Ipin Fun Run on the 23 December 2018.
|Venue||MAEPS, Serdang, Selangor|
|Date||20 December – 23 December 2018|
5. Mamee Jonker Street
Credit: Eelynn Teo
If you dislike math because you thought it was too complex, deciding on arts makes no difference. Although not the healthiest diet, this concept store offers a tour around the place and how the business runs. Children can enjoy the arts and crafts after the educational tour of the most popular snacks known to Malaysian children everywhere.
|Venue||No. 46 & 48, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), Melaka|
|Operating Hours||10am – 5pm (Mon – Thurs) & 10am – 7pm (Fri – Sat)|
6. Children’s Festival @MAG
Get your child’s brain buzzing with intellectual and creative topics and questions beyond the school syllabus as they take on activities that give them insights on economics and art. They get to join boot camps filled with activities including quizzes and board games for an interactive learning experience. And the best part is, the festival caters to all schooling ages from 7 to 17 years.
|Venue||Muzium dan Galeri Seni Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur|
|Ticket Price||Free admission|
|Date||Now until 8 December 2018|
|Time||10:30am – 12:30pm & 2:30pm – 4:30pm|
7. Museum of Illusions
Newly opened a few months ago, visitors can now get mind-boggled at Kuala Lumpur’s illusion museum. Not only is this museum a great place for great pictures, it also provides activities like puzzles suitable for children and adults that help train the mind.
|Venue||Ansa Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur|
|Ticket Price||Price: RM25/RM35 (Child), RM35/RM45 (Adult)|
|Date||Now until 8 December 2018|
|Time||9am – 11pm (Daily)|
8. Aliens Love Underpants
The Big Wooden Horse and Nick Brooke bring you a stage adaptation of Claire Freedman and Ben Cort’s ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. Sit back and be entertained as you watch aliens descend upon Earth in search for all the colourful and different sized underpants of fellow earthlings! You surely don’t want to miss that!
|Venue||PJ Live Arts, Petaling Jaya, Selangor|
|Ticket Price||Price: RM75 – RM95|
|Date||18 November 2018 – 2 December 2018|
|Time||12pm – 7pm|