A guide to Damansara and TTDI for families

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The next neighbourhood guide by Happy Go KL writers is out – helping families explore Damansara and Taman Tun!

The guide covers an area from The Curve and TTDI all the way to Kota Damansara and Bandar Utama. The name Damansara, that is featured in names of many of the neighbourhoods, was apparently a mishap. In the 1890s, a land registrar mistook the letter ‘r’ as ‘n’ and wrongly merged the original two-word name into one word. Hence, Damar Sara became Damansara.

A print version of this guide is available in coffee shops and other outlets around the area, and you’ll find some cool games for kids on the reverse side of the map. You can also download the pdf file of the map (A3 size) here:

Where to eat in Damansara and TTDI with kids

1. Goodness Greens 
Think healthy, think Goodness Greens. Create your own bowl of yumminess, while the little ones can enjoy themselves in the kiddie corner. A win for all!

2. Bucket B at IPC
Parents take a breather over a cuppa while the kids play at the small play area, or you can pick up a board game for some down time in-between shopping.

3. Sushi Zanmai in 1Utama
Delicious Japanese food with a capital ‘D’. What makes this place so much fun is the conveyor belt and the little ‘train’ that delivers your order.

4. Roast Factor Glee
A little gem of a coffee shop across the street from Amped, serving artisan coffee and healthy light meals.
Do pick up a freshly baked loaf while there!

5. Rimba & Rusa
Local dishes, brunch classics and yummy desserts at Sunway Nexis. There is also a small kids’ corner upstairs.

6. K2
We love the Asian fusion set lunches and dinners that are well priced and nicely presented. Small kids eat for free!

Get active

7. Amped trampoline park
Kids can have hours of fun in this air-conditioned trampolining paradise. Read our review here.

8. Flowrider
Aspiring surfers can ride the (artificial) waves at this cool attraction in 1Utama.

9. Air Rider
Skydive without setting a foot in a plane! A true thrill ride, Air Rider will appeal to those not faint of heart. Read our review of the experience here.

10. U-Bowl
Kids love bowling! They have a few lanes with the bumpers, to allow even the young ones to aim for a strike.

11. Camp 5
This professional indoor climbing centre caters to beginners and pro climbers, and does great birthday parties too. There is a nice café for those who can resist the call of the wall!

12. Kidzania
Kids are in charge… Parents, please take a back seat! In Kidzania, kids can experience what it is like to be a pilot, a hairdresser, an actor or a TV announcer. Read all about Kidzania here.

13. Kiddomo Universe
Located at the Starling Mall, Kiddomo offers a bit more than the usual indoor playgrounds with interactive, digital activities and the coolest ball pit in the city. For more about Kiddomo, head over here.

14. Laser Warzone
A favourite venue for a good old laser battle at ECurve.

15. Royale Ice Skating Rink
Skate away the day at one of the two ice rinks here. 

16. Escape room at the ECurve
Challenge the family at one of the escape rooms, or lock up the teens for an hour or two!

17. Jungle Gym
A huge, bright soft play area with enough slides and climbing frames for hours of fun for toddlers and little kids.

Outdoor fun near Damansara

18. Bukit Kiara
Trail walks, mountain bike trails, and a lovely park with a stream. Beware of the monkeys! Pick up a fresh coconut outside, or before 10 at OK restaurant.

19. Kota Damansara Forest Reserve
A great place for gentle hiking and to enjoy the Malaysian forest in the city. Read more about visiting the Forest Reserve here.

20. Most Fun Gym
Little daredevils can learn all about motocross at this track, commonly known as MFG.

21. Canyon Paintball
Older kids and those young-at-heart will love a party with a paintball battle. Be prepared to get hot and sweaty!

More family favourites from the writers of Happy Go KL

Join our Facebook group, Out and About in KL with Kids! On Instagram, do tag us @happygokl when out and about or use #dayoutdamansara #happygokl.  

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