Get out and play! Escape Park PJ was a good day out for a mum and two pre-teens and 2 teens. An urban jungle solution for inactive city dwellers, there was a surprising amount to do in quite a small space.
Escape Park PJ is located in Paradigm Mall (Kelana Jaya, Selangor) and I expected to be spoilt with air conditioning like at District 21, but alas it’s at the outdoor area of the mall. Five hours later thoroughly sweated out, we left very happy and dirty.
Roped course walkways
There are three levels of roped course walkways and at each level there are two routes. Suffice to say level 3, route 2 is the hardest and highest up. Yes, I managed to climb both the level 3 routes, but was super exhausted by the end. It was only the cute faces pleading with me, that swayed me.
Some of the people in front were first timers and quite scared, so there were some traffic jams. The staff were usually quick to respond though to help people out of tricky situations. You are locked in at the start, so there is no chance of falling. More info on activities here.
Also available was the reverse bungee (super fun), the slide, the leap of faith, rock climbing, coconut tree climbing, the belted trampolines and of course the crowd pleaser: the trapeze. If you prove good enough at the trapeze, you will be selected for the show at 5pm, where you catch the hands of the staff to complete a legit circus type move. Quite thrilling! We were lucky to get the Chinese New Year lull in crowds, so the kids got to go 3-4 times each.
Pricing and tips
Tickets for kids 3 and below are free, as well as super kids aged 61-100+. Tickets for kids aged 4-12 are RM61.20 while tickets for big kids aged 13-60 cost RM92.70. You can save up to 30% online if you pre-purchase one month in advance. Highly recommended!
You need to wear shoes and bring your own water. They do allow food and drinks purchased from the mall. There are lots of eateries to satisfy cravings as well as a food court two levels down. You are allowed as many re-entries as you like.
Please do scan your face BEFORE you arrive as this part takes a bit of time. Once your face is in the system, you are free to come and go as you like. Please have a look at their FAQs here if you need more information.
Escape gives free entry for charity organisations as well as OKU card holders – see more info here. They also give discounted prices for school trips.
Play is so important, especially for young kids to help them foster confidence and body awareness. Escape Park PJ makes for great day out for a birthday party too! More info here.