6 Top Places to Bring Your Kids This School Holiday 2022
6 Top Places to Bring Your Kids This School Holiday 2022
With school holidays in Malaysia just a little over a week away, isn’t it time to make some holiday plans especially with the kids? Well, with the country moving towards the endemic phase, it’s high time we dust off those long-unused luggage bags and go for a short getaway even if it’s just for a couple of days domestically. After all, who says fun can only be found overseas?
Here are some places you can consider:
Mostly for day trips, theme parks are fun places to let your hair down and let your kids have a jolly good time as well. Be it water themed or outdoor themed, the activities, rides and whatever you may find at these parks are bound to give them endless fun. Better still, book a night or two at a resort, either found within these theme parks or even outside for a change. It’d be nice to break away from routine once in a while! The sparkling new Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park is just right outside of Klang Valley, which makes it a perfect destination for family road trips! Or if you’re looking for someplace near, you can never go wrong with Sunway Lagoon waterpark for some fun splashing time! But remember, theme parks are busier during school holidays so just make sure you’ve secured your entry tickets in advance!
Small children will love the sea and the sand! Again, try out one of Malaysia’s plenty beach resorts for a change and there you’ll get to take the kids for some fun at the seaside. See them build castles, play with sand and dip their tiny feet into the water and you could also participate in a romantic little stroll with your loved one! Beaches are much more relaxing and slow-paced than theme parks, but no less fun and interesting if you’re able to fill the itinerary with fun activities for the whole family. Malaysia is blessed with a variety of beautiful tropical islands, from the popular choices of Langkawi Island, Tioman Island, Pangkor Island to the oceanic isle of Sipadan – you are spoiled with choices!
Jalan-jalan cari makan
Pardon the rojak-ed language but seriously there’s no better way to put this! More appealing for family with older children (even teenagers), having a stroll in any Malaysian town and sampling popular food at places such as stalls, quaint kopitiams and even the roadside can be a fun gastronomic experience that is going to excite tastebuds, especially when our beloved country is known for its food! Whether it’s Ipoh’s Nasi Ganja, Penang’s Nasi Kandar Deen Maju or Melaka’s Asam Pedas, there seems to be good food in almost all towns in Malaysia, so just choose one and soak in the local culture as well. Surely a great way to learn, have fun and satisfy our bellies all at the same time!
A higher-end version of camping, glamping spots are slowly but surely mushrooming as great ecotourism locations. As many parts of our country is still covered in lush greenery, glamping sites offer not only the chance for visitors to get closer to nature, but also the opportunity to do it in more comfortable and luxurious settings. Here are some of our personal favourites –Tiarasa Escape Glamping Resort in Janda Baik, Sekeping Serendah Retreat in Serendah and Glamz @ Genting! You may not have to worry about them pesky mosquitoes attacking the kids if you’re in one of these cutely designed accommodation as they’re mostly covered with at least a fan (unlike traditional camping where we become sitting ducks for mosquitoes). Take in the fresh air, listen to the sounds of the water, gaze up to the stars at night and you’ll be sure that not only the kids will love the experience, but you will too!
Balik kampung (again!)
It’d be a month since Raya when the school holidays roll around, so returning to hometowns to be with your beloved parents may not be a bad idea. After all, they’d most likely be delighted to have the children around and the kids themselves can do with a bit of bonding time with their grandparents. Depending on where your hometown is, you’ll be able to come up with plans to entertain the children while you’re there. Remember, it’s rekindling family ties and spirit you’re talking about so fun and games would take a back seat here when you’re back at your respective hometown with the kids tagging along.
Let’s be real, kids will find joy in almost every new thing you introduce to them. And luckily for us, there are all sorts of children’s workshops, arts and craft classes and educational courses the children can partake in. If you are looking to keep your little ones occupied without spending too much this school holiday, consider signing them up for one of these workshops near you. There are many options available to you out there that teach kids make crafts, cook food, DIY pottery and build things. And if you would like to introduce your children to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, consider Tech Up’s STEM classes and programs you can enrol your children in. They have a vast array of Science, Robotic, STEM classes and camps to choose from! But if you can’t find time, fret not! Home can also be a wonderful place for children this school holiday so you can always plan for play dates and get our babysitter to come and do enriching activities with your little ones!
So wherever it is you plan to go with your family, have a great time bonding, and have yourself some good wind-down time away from work as well. And oh, remember if you do need childcare assistance wherever you are on holiday (who knows, maybe you’d like to go shopping or dating without the kids?), we can have our babysitters tag along with you as well! Get in touch with us and we’ll be able to work out something that works for your holiday plans.