Whenever we go for family holidays, a big plus point for me is when the hotel we stay in has a kids club. When you have two young kids who are constantly bursting with energy, having a kids club at the hotel is godsend as they can occupy themselves with the activities there.
However, I have noticed that most hotels that have a kids club in their premises are mostly beach resorts. There are only a handful of city hotels with this offering, so when Mandarin Oriental invited us to check out their newly launched kids club, I was beyond excited to see what they had in store.
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental is located right in the heart of KL, adjacent to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. It’s perfect for a staycation – you could go shopping at KLCC, explore the nearby park, visit the Petronas Twin Towers, and cap it all off with a spa session at their award winning spa. Oh, but what about the kids you say? A-ha! That’s where Mandarin Oriental’s Little Explorer Club comes in.
A unique space for little explorers
The Little Explorer Club is a fun filled space dedicated to younger fans to encourage learning and development while having fun. It is set up in partnership with Wonder Minds, the Malaysian specialist in children’s education and development, so you can be rest assured that the activities conducted will be educational and engaging.
The room has ample space with different areas set out for different activities. There are little tables and chairs set up for colouring and drawing activities, a wall for climbing, basketball rims for ball games, and even a mini stage for performances.
While we were there, the kids were treated to a magic show on stage and also a magic class where the magician very kindly revealed and taught some of the secrets to his tricks!
The kids were highly amused. There was also a bracelet and necklace making session and my girls thoroughly enjoyed that with the wide array of beads to choose from. They are still wearing the bracelets they made that day.
What a feast!
We were also treated to a scrumptious lunch by the poolside and dare I say the food was superb. Not only did it cater to the little ones tastebuds (think mac and cheese, pizza, fish fingers), but the adults also had a lovely feast with mini burgers, nachos, and a salad bar, to name a few.
The dessert spread was a whole other level. Every little kid there squealed in delight as they saw the chocolate fountain with assorted fruits and candy to dip in, beautifully decorated cupcakes and iced cookies, mini brownies, donuts, jellybeans and ice cream.
At the end of the day, when it was time to leave, my daughters were questioning why we could not stay on and do a staycation at the hotel. That’s when you know they definitely had a good time! Now to go schedule my spa session…
The Little Explorer Club is open daily from 11 am until 7 pm. There are daily activities that include drama, music, science, motor skills and art and craft. These are all complimentary and exclusive for hotel guests aged between 4 and 11 years old. Special birthday and celebration party packages are also available upon request. To find out more about the hotel, click here.
We were invited as guests by Mandarin Oriental. As always, our opinions are honest and our own.