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.

  www.penanghill.gov.my

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

 MONKEY BEACH 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.

 KEK LOK SI TEMPLE AND TURTLE POND Feed the turtles in the pond and climb up the Pagoda 

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.

URBAN PLAYGROUND  Located on the 2nd floor of Penang Times Square,

KIDLAND, an educational/ entertainment centre in Prangin Mall

ESCAPE at Teluk Bahang For rope ladders, elevated walkways and swinging around in the trees.  www.escape.my

PENANG BIRD PARK  Over on the mainland www.penangbirdpark.com.my

BEN’S VINTAGE TOY MUSEUM  55 Lebuh Acheh, George Town

TAKE A FERRY RIDE TO THE MAINLAND

SNAKE TEMPLE   To see all the snakes out the back.

FIND 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

VISIT FORT CORNWALLIS

GO TO ONE OF THE MANY 3D TRICK ART MUSEUMS

PAN FOR GOLD AT THE GOLD MUSEUM

GHOST MUSEUM

UPSIDE DOWN MUSEUM in Lebuh Kimberley where everything appears to be hanging from the ceiling, until you turn your photos the “right” way up

ENTOPIA (previously called BUTTERFLY FARM) at Teluk Bahang www.entopia.com/about-entopia/

WONDERFOOD MUSEUM in Lebuh Pantai and be amused by the oversized models of food

RIDE BICYCLES through the countryside at Balik Pulau http://www.explorebalikpulau.com.my

GO TO THE ZOO AT TAIPING

http://www.zootaiping.gov.my/

TECHDOME at KOMTAR

Aimed at kids with the intent on fostering scientific knowledge, but also housing the biggest telescope in the state.

PHANTAMANIA

193 Lebuh Victoria

https://www.facebook.com/phantamania/

DARK MANSION - 3D Glow in the Dark Museum (145 Kimberly Street)

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GOHKAKI CHILDHOOD MUSEUM

traditional games (34 Bishop Street)

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PENANG SCIENCE CAFE

https://www.penangsciencecafe.com/about/