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6 Staycation Ideas for School Break

22 Mar 2019


A good holiday usually requires at least three days away from home to really have a break, relax, and get your mind off work. That makes staycations an ideal choice for families in Malaysia. To help you plan an amazing staycation for your kids to remember, here are six ideas you could consider for each location including hotels that would be great for you and your family to stay at:


Kuala Lumpur: A Day With Furry and Feathered Friends


Photo by Cesar Aguilar from Pexels


Start your morning at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park where everyone in the family can encounter over 3,000 species of birds within one of the world’s largest covered bird parks. If cuddling animals sounds more exciting, head over to the KL Tower Mini Zoo and get acquainted with monkeys, little bunnies, turtles and other small creatures housed in a nice, clean space.


Photo by Hilton


Book a room at Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur and see who can make the biggest splash on the curvy water slide at the swimming pool! 


Book our 2D1N KL Short Break package: https://bit.ly/2Fc05Pw


Malacca: Appreciate History and Peranakan Life


Photo by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas


If your kids are familiar with the Pirates of the Caribbean series, they’re probably dreaming of sailing the seas on a real wooden ship. Make their dreams come true at the Maritime Museum & Naval Museum in Malacca! This 34-metre high ship museum doesn’t sail, but it will give you the opportunity to bring them on a historic journey of all things relating to life at sea almost a hundred years ago. 


Photo by Holiday Inn Melaka


Make your hotel booking at Holiday Inn Melaka where there are activities available at the Kid’s Club and you can request for family rooms that are fitted with playful corners for your little ones. 


We also have our 3D2N A'Famosa Resort package - click here for more info: https://bit.ly/2Fdqa0D


Johor Bahru: Shopping and Amusement Parks


Photo by Legoland Malaysia


Johor Bahru is the land of amusement parks! Notable ones include Legoland, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, the Angry Birds Activity Park and Future Land Fun Zone - which is more than enough to keep everyone entertained for a week at least. Parents would also appreciate the variety of kid-friendly shopping malls in Johor Bahru including Danga Bay which has its own snow world theme park for children to run around the giant playground. 


Photo by KSL Hotel & Resort on Trip Advisor


Make your hotel booking at KSL Hotel & Resort Johor Bahru. There is a mini water park at the children’s pool of the hotel and an arcade room for the older kids on the premises. 


Come to Johor to Stay and Play - check out our 2D1N Johor Stay & Play package: https://bit.ly/2DOfLI7 


Sabah: Get in Touch with Nature


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Sabah is home to seas teaming with marine life and we recommend diving straight into it with an island-hopping boat ride! Get to know your Malaysian wildlife and stay up to watch the fireflies dance at night with a guided trek in Kota Kinabalu. If your kids love train rides, give them an authentic steam engine experience on the North Borneo Railway which includes a Continental breakfast and tiffin lunch - a very British-Malaysian experience.


Photo by Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa


Make your hotel booking at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa. It’s a number one family choice with its mini water park that has big and small slides at the pool and a Kids Club! 


Celebrate your next long weekend with our 3D2N Cuti-Cuti Sabah package in Kota Kinabalu. Click here for more info: https://bit.ly/30Il054


Ipoh: A Mix of Old, New, and Delicious!


Photo by Shaqyl Shamsudheen on Unsplash 


Head to the streets of Ipoh Old Town and start your heritage walk at the famed Concubine Lane located among many famous hawker shops, cafes, and restaurants. Once you’ve satisfied your curiosity for culture and your appetite for local food, continue exploring Ipoh with an art mural treasure hunt with your kids. See if you can find them all! 

Photo by M Boutique Hotel Ipoh


Make your hotel booking at M Boutique Hotel Ipoh. Your family will love discovering different themes on every floor and enjoy its stylish yet cosy designed rooms.


You could also head to the hills with The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat package. Click here for more info: https://bit.ly/2PEMxOA 


Penang: The Best Of Everything In One Island


Photo by The Habitat


Penang is a city-island that’s rich in history, food, and nature. Bring your family for a guided eco-tour among the peaceful hilltop trees at The Habitat on Penang hill - where a percentage of your ticket sales goes to funding their research and ongoing education on nature. For lunch, head towards the heritage trail of Georgetown, which is also a good place for street food. When you’re done with the day in town, enjoy the rest of the evening in the cool breeze of Batu Ferringhi beach! 


Photo by Hard Rock Hotel Penang


Make your hotel booking at Hard Rock Hotel Penang. The pool features three big water slides that your family will love. 


Make the most out of your stay in Penang with our 3D2N Cuti-Cuti Penang package. Click here for more info: https://bit.ly/2XLZ474


There are plenty of other fun things you could do with your family that may not always involve buying a ticket to a park or walking around on a hot day. You could always bring a set of board games and home movies to play and watch together in your comfortable hotel room. Why not book a comfortable stay with us from our website today? 


For more awesome packages,  check out our 'Makan Angin' page with the latest exclusive deals on local travel packages: https://bit.ly/2Bjh9Bv


Here are a few more packages that are fun for the whole family! 

3D2N Mutiara Taman Negara 

3D2N Kundasang




Sarah Lim
Believes travel is more than food and shopping. Slowly becoming a history and architecture geek. Loves the outdoors but struggles to keep plants alive. 
Takes photographs, occasionally writes. Follow her adventures at @justsaytravel or just say hello. sarahlimwrites at gmail. 
*Updated: 13th August 2020