Fun Things to do with Kids in Penang

"What are we going to do today?" How many times have you heard that one from your children? Here's a collection of ideas for fun activities to entertain your kids. Some of these would be great for kids birthday parties in Penang, too.

I'm still working my way through doing everything on this list, but I wanted to get it out there so you don't have to wait on me to blog about each place. Penang really does have so much family fun to offer. Do you have anything to add? Let me know in the Comments.

* indicates birthday party package available

Adventure Zone

Free is Good

Swimming beats the Heat

Outdoor Adventures
  • * ESCAPE Eco-Adventure Park: Ropes course, climbing, innertube slides, and birthday parties
  • Ride bikes and scooters: Traffic Garden, Youth Park, Straits Quay, car-free George Town, Air Itam dam
  • Penang Hill: Ride the funicular up and enjoy the activities or just hike around at the top; if you want to hike up from the bottom, trails are not marked so go with someone familiar with the hike
  • National Park: hike, canopy walk, take a boat back from the beach, Turtle sanctuary, and camping
  • Countryside Stables in Balik Pulau: Ride ponies and feed the horses and donkeys
  • Wet World Wild Adventure Park: A Wipeout-style obstacle course floating in the waters of Moonlight Bah; recommended for teens and adults
  • Kayaking at Straits Quay; Fridays after 3 p.m. and Weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; See Marina Office
  • Playground at Straits Green with Water Sprayground activated from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Access road is at Quayside condos next door to Straits Quay; Note: No good shade
  • * Soccer Experience: tot lessons, youth league, and birthday parties
  • Jerejak Daytripper Package: This little island by the bridge has tons of outdoor activities for kids ages 10 years and older; contact for more information.
  • Paintball: 6 paintball fields in Penang; recommended for teens and adults

Explore Nature

Stay Cool Indoors
  • * Top Picks for Indoor Fun: Adventure Zone (birthday parties), Mega Kiddie World, Cartoon World, KidLand, video game arcades and movies
  • Made in Penang Interactive Museum: Bring your camera for some photo fun
  • *Kidland Penang: Play at the pretend firehouse, hospital, music studio, greenhouse, cooking school, art gallery, airplane pilot training and more; Prangin Mall, Level 4.
  • *Urban Playground inflatable jump houses, slides, obstacle courses and climbing walls in Times Square Mall
  • JumpStreet: Huge room covered in trampolines. Dodge ball arena and foam pits, too. Atrium of D'Piazza Mall in Bandar Baru.
  • Urban Playz climbing walls on Level 7 of Gurney Paragon Mall
  • Archery: 1st floor of Komtar Walk; recommended for teens and adults
  • Bowling: Penang Bowl near the E&O; Premium Lanes in Sunshine Square; Classic Bowl in Prangin Mall
  • Break the Code: Solve the puzzles in time to escape the room or be trapped inside forever; for tweens and older

Arts and Crafts and Cooking, too

Take a Day Trip

Hire an Activity Organizer
  • * Birthday Castle: I've been to a couple parties they've organized, and the kids have always had a blast.
  • Spiral Synergy: During school holidays, they often hold special events for children. Email them for a schedule.

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  1. another kids' place in Penang is Straits Green, located near Straits Quey and Tesco Sri Pinang.

    The water only turn on 4pm-6pm.

  2. Very efficiently written information. It will be priceless to anybody who uses it, together with myself. Sustain the good work – for positive i will try extra posts.

  3. v. useful information!

  4. Hi, really great blog! We need more of these coming from Malaysia. I will be going in April and wondered if you had suggestions of places that are good for a birthday party for kids?

    1. Places marked with a star (*) above are good for birthdays.

  5. Great blog. It really helps in my itinerary planning. Saviour.

  6. jump street coming to penang soon!

  7. GOLD MINE. Thank you for organizing all this great info. ARCHERY? I would never have thought to look for it, but such a winner for my kids. You just made planning our next 10 days in Penang a whole lot easier- thank you!

  8. I am traveling to Malacca this summer.. I heard a quiet a lot of good things about this place.. a best holiday destination

  9. hi
    can i know where can i ply paintball at penang

  10. Thanks a lot for the great information!

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  12. Planet wow serving Birthday party places ideas for all age groups from several years. We are facilitating great entertainment and fun place for your kids. We will create unforgettable birthday party memories to share with family and friends.

  13. All these things seem like so much fun! Penang is so much fun!


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