Though Malaysia is hot and humid year round, there are days of tropical rain showers. So it is good to know some alternative activities or destinations to spend your free time during a rainy day, instead of just watching TV or playing games on mobile tablets at home.
We have six indoor playgrounds located in the Klang Valley which we think are great for rainy-day dates. Most of the theme parks require at least a half-day or full day to do them justice. Let’s go!
The Rift, Mid Valley Megamall
Dubbed Malaysia’s first ever hybrid Virtual Reality (VR)/ Augmented Reality (AR) theme park, The Rift offers a taste of an out-of-this-world experience like no other! The cool theme park features up to 24 different reality-altering, physically-challenging experiences from virtual free-roaming shooters, to physical vertigo-inducing wall climbs and free-falls for thrill seekers.
Midvalley Megamall is known for its strategic location and it is totally hassle-free to pay a visit if you don’t want to go far for a holiday vacation.
Tip: Find out the details before paying a visit, as you will need to select the attractions you want to try.
Price: RM68 for any 6 attractions
Location: 3rd Floor, North Court, MidValley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Operating hours: 10 am – 10 pm daily (Last admission at 8.30 pm)
Contact number: +603 – 2202 1808
District 21, IOI City, Putrajaya
Experience all the fun and without feeling bored at all at this amazing indoor adventure theme park! There are 10 attractions to keep you and your family occupied the whole day, and you can start off with something mild like the Tubby Ride or the Go Pedal. Some other attractions include roller gliding, rock climbing, a trampoline area, maze, and free fall.
For those of you with children, the Low Ropes attraction is specifically designed for children to climb, jump, ride, slide and fly all under one roof in a safe indoor environment.
Tip: Load up your energy so that you can ride through all these challenges with full stamina.
Price: From RM58 (Weekday), RM68 (Weekend)
Location: AT 6, Level 1, IOI City Mall, Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City.
Operating hours: 12 pm – 8 pm (Weekday), 10 am – 8 pm (Weekend)
Contact number: +603 – 8328 8888
Jump Street Trampoline Park, Petaling Jaya
Looking for a fun way to exercise? Come to Jump Street Trampoline Park in Petaling Jaya. This is one of the biggest indoor trampoline parks where you could “jump” your stress away. There are 8 different attractions for both adults and kids where everyone could play on the foam pit, slam dunk, vertical running walls, dodge ball, giant air bag and other attractions as well. The park also has a Kids Only Court, so even a 13-month old child can enjoy the experience.
If you’re up for more than jumping around, gather a bunch of your friends and play a round or two of trampoline Dodgeball!
Tip: Parents can drop off their kids here and do their grocery shopping at JayaOne mall next door.
Price: RM27 per hour
Location: 8A, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200, Petaling Jaya.
Operating hours: 11 am – 9 pm (Weekday), 10 am – 9 pm (Weekend)
Contact number: +603 – 7969 1051
Photo courtesy of JumpStreet Kuala Lumpur
KidZania, Curve NX, Mutiara Damansara
At this educational theme park for youngsters, all kids are able to find their dream jobs! They will be exposed to what a doctor, journalist or firefighter does in the real world. More than 60 establishments have been built to get them experiencing real-life occupations in a fun yet interactive learning environment.
While the kids are busy, adults can pay a visit to The Curve shopping mall or visit IKEA for home furniture and design ideas. Visitors from other states or cities can book their accommodation situated within walking distance to Kidzania, i.e. The Royale Bintang Hotel The Curve and The Royal Chulan Damansara Hotel.
Tip: This park gets very busy on weekends, so weekday visits are best.
Price: RM89 (Kids aged between 4 – 17)
Location: Curve NX, 18, Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating hours: 10 am – 5 pm (Sunday – Friday), 10 am – 7 pm (Saturday)
Contact number: +603 – 2203 9666
Sunway Pyramid Ice, Bandar Sunway
Sunway Pyramid Ice is the first world class ice sports entertainment in Malaysia. It hosts many prestigious tournaments for ice-skating. With its strategic location at the award-winning Sunway Pyramid mall, it has become a popular recreational destination in Malaysia which attracts approximately 15,000 skaters each month. Spanning a 39m x 22.5m rink size, the spectacular view of the rink’s sleek and modern design creates an open view for the shoppers on each of the five floors to watch the skaters in action.
Please don’t let your age stop you from enjoying this fun activity, it is something cool for everyone – whether you’re an ice skating enthusiast or lacing up your skates for the first time!
Tip: It is compulsory for skaters to put on socks and gloves while skating at all times. You can bring your own or rent it from the operator.
Price: From RM20
Location: Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
Operating hours: 10 am – 8 pm (Weekday), 9 am – 9 pm (Saturday), 9am – 6pm (Sunday)
Contact number: +603 – 7492 6800
Indoor Rock Climbing, Putrajaya Challenge Park
Putrajaya Challenge Park is a green site with the aim to promote extreme sports activities to the younger generation. Among the extreme sports facilities available here include rock climbing and sliding sport facilities as well as a thrilling outdoor bike route.
It’s a great place to learn or to practice rock climbing. There are various wall shapes and designs to challenge everyone from beginners to advanced climbers.
For the beginner, you are advised to hire an instructor who can give you proper guidance on how to climb and you need to make appointment with them earlier.
Tip: This park has a special indoor climbing wall just for kids – and it is free!
Price: Ticket price per entry is RM6 for adult. Equipment rental is approximately RM20++.
Location: Jalan P5, Presint 5, Putrajaya, 62200, Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 10 am – 8 pm (Sunday – Thursday), 10 am – 10 pm (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday)
Contact number: +6013 – 466 4363 (En. Mizi)