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There are very many things you can do with children on Penang. This list should provide you with some ideas. Some activities will be appropriate for certain age groups whilst many can be enjoyed by the whole family.
SPLASH IN THE WATER Go to the SPICE Aquatic Centre in Bayan Lepas for a full size Olympic pool and competition diving boards. www.spiceaquaticclub.com
TAKE A TRISHAW RIDE THROUGH GEORGE TOWN If you want to pre-book, there is only one company who you can do this through - www.metrobike.com.my Their packages start from RM120/150 per person up to RM240 per person
PENANG MUNICIPAL YOUTH PARK There are there several big playgrounds, plus a series of cascading swimming and splash pools to cool down in.
FEED THE GOATS AT BALIK PULAU GOAT FARM http://happygoats.com.my
PENANG HILL Take the funicular railway up. At the top there’s a hawkers centre, buggies to take you round the hill, cafes, a small playground, a Hindu temple, a mosque and the Owl Museum. The newest attraction is The Habitat opposite the Bellevue Hotel.
BAT CAVE TEMPLE up a side road near the entrance
to Penang Hill http://www.batscavetemple.com.my
SEE THE ORANG UTANS AT ORANG UTAN ISLAND AND BUKIT MERAK LAKE RESORT A 1.5 hour trip from Penang. www.orangutanisland.org.my Check the water level before visiting as the island is inaccessible when the lake is low. On the way back maybe visit the …
…. FIREFLIES AT NIBONG TEBAL www.amazingplanner.com.my
AND TURTLE SANCTUARY Boats from the National
Park entrance at Teluk Bahang.
TELUK BAHANG FOREST
Similar to Penang
Municipal Park but easier to get to from Batu Ferringhi There’s a small
playground and several pools.
HORSEBACK RIDING ON BATU FERRINGHI BEACH
BATIK FACTORY at Teluk Bahang For a quick tour of the workshop in the back where they actually make the fabrics.
PENANG BOTANICAL GARDENS For monkey watching or a tour round in the buggies. http://botanicalgardens.penang.gov.my...
ADVENTURE ZONE Besides
Golden Sands Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
CARTOON WORLD on Level 5 of Gurney
Paragon Mall and is ideal for young kids ages 3 to 6 years old
MEGA KIDDIE WORLD - Queensbay Mall & Gurney Plaza. The top floor of
Queensbay Mall and Gurney Plaza, Level 4 have quite a collection of amusements. The multi-story playscape easily entertains
kids from ages 3 to 7 years.
Located on the 2nd floor of Penang Times Square,
KIDLAND, an educational/ entertainment centre in Prangin
ESCAPE at Teluk
Bahang For rope ladders, elevated
walkways and swinging around in the trees.
PENANG BIRD PARK Over on the mainland www.penangbirdpark.com.my
BEN’S VINTAGE TOY
Lebuh Acheh, George Town
FERRY RIDE TO THE MAINLAND
TEMPLE To see
all the snakes out the back.
THE STREET ART IN GEORGE TOWN Pick up a map or get one from the
tourist office in Beach Street
GO TO THE WAXWORK MUSEUM on 1st floor M Mall 020 in Times
Square where you can pose with the exhibits
OCEAN new children’s area
on 1st floor M Mall Times Square
ONE OF THE MANY 3D TRICK ART MUSEUMS
FOR GOLD AT THE GOLD MUSEUM
DOWN MUSEUM in Lebuh Kimberley where everything appears
to be hanging from the ceiling, until you turn your photos the “right” way up
(previously called BUTTERFLY FARM) at Teluk Bahang www.entopia.com/about-entopia/
MUSEUM in Lebuh Pantai and be amused by the oversized models
BICYCLES through the countryside at Balik Pulau http://www.explorebalikpulau.com.my
GO TO THE ZOO AT TAIPING
TECHDOME at KOMTAR
Aimed at kids
with the intent on fostering scientific knowledge, but also housing the biggest
telescope in the state.
193 Lebuh Victoria
DARK MANSION - 3D Glow in the Dark Museum (145 Kimberly Street)
GOHKAKI CHILDHOOD MUSEUM
traditional games (34 Bishop Street)
PENANG SCIENCE CAFE