Family holidays in Malaysia are made smooth and stress-free thanks to the child-friendly attitudes throughout the country, especially in the capital. There are hundreds of places to eat out in Kuala Lumpur, and most restaurants are very family-friendly.
The DC Comics Cafes are something really different, serving up Batman burgers and Superman milkshakes sure to keep both tots and teenagers happy.Malaysia has loads of big theme parks which are great for days out with mixed age-groups. Legoland is familiar fun, and the nearby Puteri Harbour Theme Park, with Hello Kitty and Thomas the Tank Engine zones, is great for under-8s. There is i-City, with its forest of brightly-coloured LED trees and 3D art illusions, and the mini-world of KidZania built around letting the littlies try out different jobs.
If you’re looking to get away from it all and relax in comfort, there are many all-inclusive resorts with plenty to keep everyone happy. The Golden Sands resort in Penang is popular with families for its range of activities, from watersports and tennis to the Adventure Zone playpark, and it has extensive childcare to keep the kids busy while parents relax.
Teenagers will have the rare opportunity to get involved with coral reef preservation projects at the Andaman eco-resort in Langkawi, and younger children will love splashing in the rainforest swimming pool and encountering macaques, hornbills and huge butterflies in the jungle surrounding the hotel.
For real adventure, hiking up the rugged Cameron Highlands or through the dense jungles of Taman Negara national park is perfect. Camp out in the trees, go caving and wild fishing and cross the treetops on rope bridges. Your guide will help you plan treks suitable for any age range, and it will be a unique experience for everyone to remember.
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