Family and Kids in Penang Hill

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Penang Hill? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Penang Hill, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Penang Hill.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Penang Hill for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Penang Hill

    Family and Kids

    Penang Hill is one of the oldest colonial hill station established by the British during their time in Malaysia. Explored in the late 18th century, a horse trail was cut by the Waterfall Gardens (present day Penang Botanic Gardens) to the summit of the hilly spine of Penang, allowing the British to escape from the chaos of George Town to the cooler climate on the hill. Penang Hill comprises sev...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Kek Lok Si

    Family and Kids

    Also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, Kek Lok Si is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and arguably one of the most famous in Penang. Located in Air Itam, the hills in that area (called “He San” or Crane Hill) have traditionally been regarded as geomantically significant, having all the right “feng shui” for a temple. In fact, they are extreme...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Pinang Peranakan Mansion

    Family and Kids

    Displaying around 1000 pieces of antiques and collectibles, Pinang Peranakan Mansion recreates the historical Peranakan culture. It is housed in one of the most prestigious mansions and exhibits excellent blend of English, Scottish, Chinese and European architecture. Traditionally crafted antiques, artefacts, furniture with beautiful carvings and memorabilia make it a must-visit in Penang! 
  4. Amazing Penang Hill attraction for kids
    Khoo Kongsi

    Family and Kids

    Hidden in a maze of alleys and pre-war houses is the breathtakingly beautiful Khoo Kongsi – clanhouse built by the early Khoo clanmen more than 100 years ago. Three tucked away entrances at Cannon Street, Beach Street and Armenian Street will lead you the magnificent structure built on a beautiful courtyard. The Khoo Kongsi Leong San Tong (which means ‘Dragon Mountain Hall’) c...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Fort Cornwallis


    Fort Cornwallis is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Set close to the Esplanade and Penang Clocktower, the star-shaped bastion is one of the oldest structures in Penang. Named after Marquis Charles Cornwallis, only a set of ten-foot high outer walls remain, with an enclosed park within. Situated on Penang’s north-eastern coast, a stroll along the privately-managed Fort Cornwallis&rsq...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Penang Hill
    Penang Botanic Gardens

    Family and Kids

    The Gardens were founded in 1884 by Charles Curtis from the Gardens and Forests Departments Straits Settlements. Walking around the Gardens, one cannot miss the Cannon Ball Tree (Couropita guanensis) and the large buttress roots of the Sengkuang Tree (Dracantamelon dao). Look out for the Pinang Palm (Areca catechu) that lent its name to the island of Penang, and the Black Lily (Tacca integrifal...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Penang National Park

    Beach, National Park

    Spanning over an area of 1213 hectares of land and sea, this natural treasure serves as a study area for scientists, researches and is a delight to the nature lovers visiting Penang. With more than 417 flora and 143 species, this park is protected and conserved by the Malaysian government for its rare findings. When in Penang national park, there are innumerable natural marvels to explore. They...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

    Family and Kids

    This is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Mynammar and is located in the Georgetown area of Penang. Standing opposite to Wat Chayamangkalaram temple, this temple was built in 1805 and presents excellent decor and architecture. Many statues of Buddha contributed by Buddha’s devotees, two Panca Rupa (guardian protectors of the world) images, which stand over a globe, add to the mysti...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Wat Chayamangkalaram

    Family and Kids

    Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, most notable for its Reclining Buddha statue. The statue is the 3rd largest of its kind, being 33 meters in length. In the main shrine in front of the Reclining Buddha there are smaller shrines of different Buddhas and popular Thai deities. Also on the temple grou...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Penang State Museum And Art Gallery


    This museum was established in 1821 and houses the national and state collection of Baba Nyonya porcelain, furniture, jewellery and costumes. It also preserves and displays eight oil paintings by Captain Robert Smith. The building itself hosted the first English language public school in the east. It can be broadly classified into two sections: Permanent exhibition provides an insight through P...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Penang War Museum

    Educational Site

    Located in the South East corner of Penang Island, the War Museum sits on 20 acres of hilltop land that was once the site of a British military fortress, built in the 1930's to protect the island from a possible Japanese invasion by sea. During the Japanese occupation of Penang Island, the Japanese used this fortress as an army base and prison, where the torture and interrogation of prisoners w...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Sri Mahamariamman Temple

    Family and Kids

    Sri Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple set on Lebuh Queen and Lebuh Chulia in Georgetown’s compact Little India district: a vibrant community whose outer face is of saris, incense shops and banana leaf curry houses. Built in 1833, the temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Subramaniam. Also known as the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple or Queen Street Indian Temple, it is the oldest ...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Kuil Arulmigu Karu Mariamman Temple

    Family and Kids

    This is a South Indian Hindu temple and is noted for having the largest Rajagopuram (main sculpture tower) in Malaysia. With a height of 72 feet and the entrance being 21 feet tall, 11 feet wide, the temple presents an outstanding architecture and grandeur. The temple is dedicated to the South Indian deity Arulmigu Karumariamman.  
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Penang Bird Park

    Park, Bird Watching

    This is the first and one of the largest bird parks in Malaysia spread over 5-acres. It has a collection of more than 300 species of bird from all over the world and 3000 birds. The landscaped park is filled with beds of hibiscus, orchids, bamboo, ornamental plant and palm trees, waterfall, natural ponds with fishes, lotus and water lilies.  These features create a home for pelicans, flami...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    St George's Church

    Family and Kids

    This is the oldest Angelican Church in Malaysia and was the main place of worship for the British colonial administrators in Penang. Declared as one of the 50 national treasures of Malaysia by the government, St. George’s Church is located in the UNESCO world heritage site of Georgetown.  A beautiful place to visit in Penang!