When the scorching sun shines year round, and your little ones are itching to escape their screens, what better way to beat the heat than with a splash-tastic adventure?
In Kuala Lumpur's Klang Valley and the vibrant city of Penang, families can find a haven of water-filled fun to create lasting memories. Join us as we dive into the coolest splash parks in these regions, offering a refreshing escape for both kids and adults.
Klang Valley Water Park Splash Escapades
Suria KLCC: A Glimpse of Majesty
Address: 241, Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Nestled in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Suria KLCC boasts a dazzling free public pool that presents a mesmerising view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Opens daily from 10.00am to 7.30pm, this pool beckons families to dip, splash and unwind. The adjacent playground area ensures you continue the fun after the splash! The water is shallow, only 2 feet deep and surrounded with the waterfall, making it suitable for both kids and toddlers.
National Science Centre: Where Learning Meets Play
Address: 50662, Persiaran Bukit Kiara, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
For an exciting blend of education and recreation, head to the National Science Centre. With a reasonable entrance fee for kids aged 7-12 years of RM3 (free for those below 6), families can enjoy a splash-worthy water plaza along with thought provoking science exhibits. Open on Saturday – Thursday (Closed on Fridays) from 9.00am – 5.00pm, this centre promises a day of discovery and play.
The water is also shallow, suitable for kids and toddlers. Perhaps you can consider avoiding this during school holidays, since maintenance of facilities can get overloaded.
Taman Tasik Titiwangsa: Nature's Oasis
Address: Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Another free option available! Embrace the tranquility at Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, a popular choice among city dwellers. Although the splash park itself is free, the changing room would require a very small fee.
While the splash park welcomes families from 7.00am – 12.00pm, the surrounding areas offer an array of activities like kayaking and biking. Do keep a lookout as there are frequent events/ pop-ups hosted in the area.
United Point Mall: Where Joy Knows No Bounds
Address: 10, Jalan Lang Emas, Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
United Point Mall has an impressive outdoor play area that is entirely free, in the middle of the shopping centre suitable for toddlers, kids, and even young adults.
Splash around the inviting spash zone within the play area. Should be enough to soak the
clothes under the sun but your kids won’t be able to swim in it. Operating from 10.00am – 10.00pm, this hidden gem ensures a relaxed family outing without the crowds.
Taman Pudu Ulu Public Pool: A Family Affair
Address: Jalan Pudu Ulu, Taman Pudu Hulu, 55300 Kuala Lumpur
Taman Pudu Ulu beckons families with its sprawling park, jogging paths, an inviting playground area. A well maintained public pool invites kids to take a dip, enjoy a picnic, and cool off after exploring the park. The park operates from 6.30am to 10.00pm, it provides ample time for a day with the family.
Penang's Water Wonderland
Taman Tema MBSP: Where Joy Meets Affordability
Address: Kompleks Sukan MPSP, 1, Jalan Betek, Taman Sungai Rambai, 14000 Bukit Mertajam
Located in Bukit Mertajam, Taman Tema MBSP features several pools catering to different age groups, from babies, toddlers to pools with 2 small slides. With a pocket friendly ticket price of only RM1 for kids under 12 years, families can make a splash between 4.00pm – 7.00pm most days (Saturday and Sunday between 9.00am – 1.00pm.)
Parents are advised to bring food to the area as it might be a bit difficult to find eateries near the area. It would be a great opportunity to do a picnic spread!
City Park: Nature's Playground
Address: Persiaran Kuari, Pulau Tikus, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
The expansive City Park in Penang offers a blend of recreational activities, including an inviting swimming pool suitable for both kids and young adults. While exploring the park's multiple playgrounds and skateboarding areas, the park also offers different hiking trails and biking trails. Remember to keep an eye out for curious monkeys.
The entrance is absolutely free and is opened daily from 6.00am – 5.30pm (Closes at 7.00pm on weekends).
For families seeking sun-soaked adventures and water-filled escapades, the splash parks of Kuala Lumpur's Klang Valley and Penang offer an array of choices. Whether you're gazing at the magnificent Twin Towers while splashing in Suria KLCC's pool or embracing nature's beauty in City Park's refreshing waters, these destinations promise memorable experiences for all. Remember, safety and supervision are key, ensuring every splash-filled moment is one to cherish. So, pack your swimwear, gather your loved ones, and embark on a journey to these splash-tastic paradises!
Disclaimer: All the locations posted in this article do not have lifeguard on site, parents would need to be extra vigilant and monitor the kids at all times. Cleanliness of the pool and splash parks are subject to crowd volume. Kindly visit these locations at your own discretion.
About the writer
Yani is a full time working mom currently juggling between balancing work life in a corporate company and taking care of a 3 year old as well as ensuring her passion of writing is being heard.
Her perfect day would be exploring new food and places with her family or sitting in and listening to rock music to relax.