A guide to Mont Kiara for families

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Mont Kiara is a popular neighbourhood amongst families in KL and home to two international schools. The neighbourhood has seen a wave of new restaurants and activities in the recent years – here are the top picks from our writers for a fun day out in Mont Kiara with the kids!

A print version of this guide is available in coffee shops and other outlets in and near Ampang, 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) here:

Where to eat in Mont Kiara with kids

1. Playground The Cafe
A pretty and spacious café with a secure play area for kids under 5.

2. Ra-Ft
A favourite of local families thanks to their great coffee, fresh menu and little kids’ play area. Read our review of Ra.ft here.

3. Noriter
A small play area at 1MK with plenty of toys, baby changing facilities and a small menu with healthy choices. Entry fee applies. 

4. Real Food
Hidden in 1MK, Real Food has a small kids’ corner and a healthy, vegan kids’ menu.

5. Doma
Not your usual Korean joint. Doma in Shoplex has an open area in front of the restaurant where the kids can race around on their bikes/scooters.

6. The Midnight Baker
This small café and bakery is a top pick for local families wanting a hearty breakfast.

7. Wondermilk
This little café in Publika will sort you out for a coffee and a cake, but it is also our go-to place for cupcake orders – cupcakes in all shapes and flavours!

Kids’ activities in Mont Kiara

8. Young Explorer
An indoor playpark with a difference. Young Explorer in 1MK offers a wooden play structure complete with a zipline!

9. Kids Nation playland
The newest indoor playground in Mont Kiara keeps the really little ones busy with indoor play, or try the reading corner for something quieter.

8. Asobi J Land
Kids love this pastel coloured playland with slides, carousels and giant building blocks – all found in Publika. 

9. VR Lab
This small and friendly outlet in Publika is good for a VR experience and for older kids to hang out.

10.Pusat Sains Negara
The science centre offers a classic day out: affordable fun with lots of buttons to press. Outside you’ll find paddling pools, the playground and the butterfly house. Read more here about visiting the Science Centre.

11. Federal Territory Mosque
This beautiful mosque offers free guided tours – the guides are happy to answer your questions about the building and Islam. Read about our visit here.

12. KLPAC
Keep an eye out for the performances and events at KLPAC, the city’s hub for performing arts.

13. Space Joe 1MK
This indoor playground is another great option to let off steam in 1MK.

14. 76Style hairdresser
You can grab a latte and get your haircut at the same time! They are also great with kids, and there is a play corner for the little ones.

15. Me:Reka Makerspace
This space is fully equipped with a wood and metal workshop, electronics lab, textile and design studio, virtual reality facilities, classrooms, co-working spaces and it has a café too!

16. Horse riding and bowling at Bukit Kiara Country Club
Kids can try riding at the club’s weekend pony rides or sign up for lessons when there is space. The bowling alley here is open to the public. More info on horse riding can be found here.

Walks & parks near Mont Kiara

17. Sri Hartamas Park
A little neighbourhood park with a mini scooter/bike track, two playgrounds, a basketball court, a football pitch and multiple exercise stations.

18. Skatepark Mont Kiara
A covered skatepark at the Kompleks Sukan Bukit Kiara.

19. Bukit Kiara
Hike or mountain bike the trails of Bukit Kiara. The Mont Kiara access is behind SMK Seri Hartamas. You can also find a trail head near Ayuria condo.

20. Playground at Publika
This playground may be small, but it has swings and enough space to run around in between shopping and lunching. On Wheelie Sundays the internal roads in Publika will be closed for traffic, so bring your scoots!

More family favourites from the writers of Happy Go KL:

Tell us about your favourite places to visit in Mont Kiara on our Facebook group, Out and About in KL with Kids. On Instagram, do tag us @happygokl when out and about or use #dayoutmontkiara #happygokl. 

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