10 Best outdoor activities for families in and around KL

Let’s have outdoor fun while the good weather lasts. There are so many places in and around KL where kids easily can spend a few hours to explore and be active. We’ve listed 10 great places in this listicle, and hopefully they inspire you to get out and about!

1. Kwai Chai Hong, Chinatown


For a leisurely stroll while taking in some culture along the way, Kwai Chai Hong is perfect. After admiring the murals, head for some drinks or food at the many restaurants in and around the lane. If you like to indulge yourself, have some food and drinks at one of the current tenants such as Bubble Tee Café, Tang Ge Kopitam and the Concubine bar in lot 2. 

2. Rock climbing at Gua Damai, Batu Caves

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For teenagers, a day out for guided rock climbing might be just what they need to get out of their TikTok and Snapchat zones. Gua Damai Extreme Park is just behind Batu Caves and is quite easy to find via Waze. There is a climbing shop which sells drinks and snacks, though you could bring your own food and drinks as well.

3. Pitstop Foodie Tour, KLCC

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Did you know that riding a bike with MikeBikes is a great way to explore town? Even better, they now offer tours that take you to the best restaurants in KLCC, Chinatown and Kampung Bahru. Due to the nature of the route, we wouldn’t recommend this for small kids, but the teenagers in your family will love this. The Pitstop Foodie Tour is available for ‘eaters on bicycles’ aged 13 years and up.

4. Aylezo Speedzone, Shah Alam

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Aylezo Speedzone in Shah Alam offers another great way to have some outdoor fun. This activity is suitable for older kids (9 years and up) and for us adults of course. Feel like Max Verstappen and beat all the others in your team!

5. ‘Supping it’ at Tasik Widuri, Rawang

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Splashing around on a sup can be great, especially on a warm day. Tasik Widuri is a lake about one hour traveling north of Kuala Lumpur in Rawang and is ideal for beginners, as the calm waters on the lake make it easier to balance. Suitable for anyone between 9 and a 99 years of age.

6. Cruising around Putrajaya

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What more fun for kids and teens than moving around on a Segway!? Head over to Putrajaya, step on your rolling device and explore the government buildings, mosques, and nicely manicured gardens. The minimum age to ride a segway is seven years. The device is environmentally friendly, since it is powered by electricity.

7. Taman Tugu hike

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Covered by leafy green, this hiking spot is popular for its vicinity to KLCC, Bukit Tunku and Damansara Heights. You can choose different lengths for your hike, so it caters for young and older kids. Avoid early mornings as the fanatics descend for their fitness workouts. Taman Tugu is suitable for mostly all ages, but we wouldn’t recommend the main walking trails for those with knee or hip issues.

8. Bukit Gasing hike

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Another great hike is the one at Bukit Gasing, which includes a walking bridge and many meandering walking paths. Bukit Gasing is the place for you if you’re looking for a real family hiking experience in the middle of a forest, just outside the busy city center. This beautiful forest park is set between PJ and KL.

9. Heritage Walk, Chinatown

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Soak in the many cultural highlights that KL has got to offer! The Heritage Walk is a great way to explore not only Chinese and Indian temples, but also the many food spots along the way. It is organised by the Be Tourist Centre, located just behind Central Market.

10. Brickfields walk

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If you like to explore Indian culture together with the kids, how about this self-guided tour through Brickfields?! There are many amazing temples and other interesting heritage sites to admire in this area. Along the way, there are many recommended places to sample some food.



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