5 Places Around Malaysia to Enjoy Nature as a Family
Our newest book, Mum! Dad!! Where are You? takes a family on an adventure in nature. Here are some ways you can have your own family adventures in nature here in Malaysia.
1. KL Butterfly Garden
Enjoy exploring nature surrounded by 5000 live butterflies! Located in the Lake Gardens in KL, kids can chase butterflies and observe beautiful flowers. See how many different colours of butterflies you can find! Admission also includes a visit to a museum where you can learn more about butterflies and insects.
The Garden is open Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9am-4:30pm.
For Malaysians, they have a family admission package, RM38 for two adults and three children. It’s RM13 for each adult and RM6 for each child age 2-11. Foreigners are RM25 for adults and RM13 for children.
To learn more, visit their website.
2. Kanching Rainforest Waterfall
Easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur, this is a great place for a family picnic. The stunning waterfalls have steps up to four levels. Climb up to the level four for amazing views (it’s possible to hike up even higher, but this is difficult for young children. On the second and third levels, you can cool off in the pools and stand under the waterfall’s spray. There’s also a picnic area here.
The park is open from 8am-6pm.
Entrance is RM1 on weekdays and RM2 on weekends and holidays; Parking is RM2.
3. Saanen Dairy Goat Farm, Penang
If you’re in Penang, this is a lovely way for children to experience the countryside and interact with adorable farm animals. The farm produces and sells goat’s milk, cheese, ice cream, soap and more. Kids can pet and feed the goats and other animals.
The farm is open from 10am-5pm.
Admission is free, but they also offer educational workshops at various fees. You can learn more on their Facebook page.
4. Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Sarawak
Located about 30 minutes drive from Kuching, this nature reserve lets kids experience orang-utans up close. The orang-utans are semi-wild, so the best chance to see them is at their feeding times, from 9-10am and from 3-4pm. There’s also an Orang-utan Gallery where you can learn all about orang-utans and their conservation.
Visiting hours are every day from 8-10am and 2-4pm.
For Malaysians, tickets are RM5 for adults and RM3 for children 6-18 (under 6 are free!). Foreigners are RM10 for adults and RM5 for children.
For more information, visit their website.
5. Koref Desaru Leisure Farm, Johor
This farm get-away offers many activities for families including rice harvesting, gardening, animal experiences, staying in a tree house and more! This is a working organic farm and homestay. To learn more about their workshops and efforts to preserve the environment, visit their Facebook page.