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Best Father-Daughter Bonding Places in KL

A daughter may outgrow your lap but she’ll never outgrow your heart

Are you planning a date with your daughter? Something fun? Here are some of the places you can take your daughter to while sharing some bonding time.

Aquaria KLCC

I'm not sure about you, but I am always fascinated by colourful fish. Especially sea living creatures that we don't normally, get to see. Both my kids are also equally fascinated and I'm pretty sure most young children are too. So how about taking your daughter to one of the biggest oceanarium in Kuala Lumpur? Aquaria KLCC is a state-of-the-art oceanarium showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square-foot space in the Concourse Level. It is so amazing that almost every weekend and during school holidays, it gets pretty crowded.

Be sure not to miss out on feeding times when sharks, eels and turtles gather to eat. The aquarium is open daily from 10.00am – 8.00pm and the last admission is at 7.00pm.

MyKad admission rates are RM46 for adults, RM35 for children above 3 years old and RM35 for Senior Citizens. Children under 3 gets in for free.

Visit their website for more info.

District 21

If your daughter is an adventure and action junkie like yourself then take her to District21. Void of 'passive' rides, District21 has 10 adventure attractions, to get you climbing, jumping, riding, sliding and flying. All children under the age of 12 will need an adult to accompany them at all time. Some rides also have weight limits so please check which rides to do on. Great place to bring kids who have a lot of energy to expel.

Their opening hours:

Time Table
Park Attractions Mon - Fri
12:00pm → 08:00pm
Sat/ Sun/ PH/ SH
10:00am → 08:00pm
Ticketing & Customer Service Counter 10:00am → 10:00pm
Level 2 Amusement 10:00am → 10:00pm

Normal admission: RM75 on weekends/PH/School Holidays and RM58 on weekdays; non-active/accompanying adult pass, RM10

Visit their website for more info.

Kota Damansara Community Forest

 -Photo by RAYMOND OOI -Photo by RAYMOND OOI

If you are a outdoors person and love trekking, how about a quiet one on one leisure stroll with your daughter? Kota Damansara Community Forest have trails that are low impact trails. This enable people to experience the beauty and serenity of this remnant lowland forest while respecting the living forest environment.

The trails are used by mountain bikers and hikers alike, but the cyclists there are careful and considerate so the trails are relatively safe. We usually step to the side and let them go ahead before us.

KDCF-trails-updated-July-2016 image source :

Plan and familiarise with the trails available before going. Perhaps choose one of the shorter trails that you think you and your daughter can manage. Drinking water, neck towels, and repellent are all you need to bring. Leave the change of clothes in the car. But if you want to pit stop at any of the picnic tables at the rest stops then feel free to bring some light snacks to share. We didn't see any toilet during our last visit, so be sure to do a toilet break just before heading there.

Check also on their website and Facebook group for updates of trails under maintenance and those temporarily blocked by fallen trees. Guides are available as well, just use their  online booking platform to engage a Temuan guide for a guided walk.

Visit their website for more info.

Farm in the City

image source: Oh! Media image source: Oh! Media

If your daughter loves animals then Farm in the City is a good bet. Almost like a mini zoo, Farm in the City is a place suitable for everyone especially family with kids. It boasts close interaction with the animals: children can feed them and touch them at the same time. From feeding the fishes, birds, tortoise, to hugging the rabbits, you will also see parrots doing tricks for the audience. There are also snakes, reptiles and a wallaby. Or maybe re-live your childhood days and bond over some modern day longkang fishing?

If you have MyKad, the ticket price to enter Farm In The City is RM32 and RM27 per adult and child below 12 years old respectively.

Operational hours are:

Monday : 10am till 6pm
Wednesday - Friday : 10am till 6pm
Saturday, Sunday : 9:30am till 6pm
School/Public Holidays : 9:30am till 6pm

Visit their website for more info.


Sometimes, just sometimes, even a simple kiddo movie would suffice. A more chill back and relax environment with the promise of freshly popped popcorn.

 But To Be Honest..

Both Kidzania and Sunway Lagoon tops my daughter's MOST FUN THINGS TO DO list -  but I highly doubt her father would last the day on his own.

However you do it, Fathers, try to make some time for your daughters. Sometimes we get too caught up in our own world we forget to put that sparkle back into our daughters' eyes.