Melaka for kids


Melaka may be more of a town for foodies, but there are surprisingly plenty to do for kids too.

Here’s a list of 10 kid friendly attractions and places that we’ve covered over 2 trips as well as recommendations from fellow parents to ensure your little ones have a good time in Melaka.

1. MAMEE JONKER HOUSE

The popular snack from our childhood, Mamee is from Malaysia, but did you know that it originated from the town of Melaka? Of course we had to visit the Mamee Jonker House and give a go at making our own mamee snack and cup noodles!

There are two choices of DIY workshops available, Lil Monster Kitchen and Noodle Doodle.

 

Lil Monster Kitchen

For Lil Monster Kitchen workshop, you’ll learn how mamee snacks are made from scratch in the kitchen. And best of all, your kids need not be junior master chef material as they will be guided by facilitators. during the session.

Kids will be able to knead and cut their noodles, using the kitchen equipment while the steaming and frying of noodles will be done by the staff. Parents can either observe by the side or join as a participant too.

In between waiting, the kids will get busy decorating their packaging with sharpie markers and after this 90 minute workshop, your kids will be able to enjoy the mamee snack that they made on their own.

Advance bookings for workshops are no longer accepted and walk-ins are on a first come, first serve basis up to 20 pax for each session. According to their website, workshops are only conducted on weekends and timings are not indicated. We arrived at 12:45pm on a Saturday afternoon and managed to squeeze in for the last 2 slots.

It was a fun experience and Sophie was so proud of her own snack.

 

Noodle Doodle
For this activity, kids get to doodle and unleash their artistic flaire as they personalise their cup noodles. What’s great is that you get to choose your own ingredients, so if you hate peas and corn, you can choose not to add them.

This definitely makes for a memorable souvenir.

It’s better to come in a group as you’ll need to purchase 6 cup noodles for this activity.

 

Mamee Jonker House
No. 46 and 48, Jalan Hang Jebat, Jonker Street, Melaka
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 10:00 to 17:00
Friday to Sunday – 10:00 to 19:00
Closed on Tuesdays except for public holidays and eve of public holidays.
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2. TRISHAW RIDE

As a tourist, go ahead and do the mandatory touristy thing with a trishaw ride near Christ Church, the iconic brick red builing in Malacca. Take your pick from Hello Kitty, Pikachus, Minions, and more as these trishaw riders take you through the busy streets of Jonker.

 3. STREET ART AT JONKER

Since you’re already in Jonker, why not explore the area for street art?

Taken between Jonker Street (Jalan Hang Jebat) and Jalan Kampung Hulu.

Taken near the  Melaka River.

And if the hot weather gets to you, just hop into one of the many cafes to have a drink and chill or better still have an icy local delight-Chendol!

 

 4.TEDDY BEAR CAFE

Speaking of cafes, kids will adore this teddy bear theme café. Located in the heart of Melaka in Hatten Melaka (Terminal Pahlawan), this cosy café decorated with lots of cute and cuddly teddy bears will make even adults feel like little kids.

Needless to say, it provides lots of photo opportunities with these teddy soft toys. Their food and beverages were pretty good too.

Teddy Bear Cafe, Melaka

Teddy Bear Café

Lot F3-021, F3-022, Level 3,
Terminal Pahlawan,
Bandar Hilir, Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka.
Tel: +60 6-281 9423
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5. JUMPERS LAND INDOOR PLAYGROUND

This newly opened indoor playground in Elements Mall is one of the largest I’ve seen and it claims to be the largest in Melaka at over 17,000 square feet. I’m super impressed by the sheer size of it and what it offers for kids of all ages.

Jumpers Land, Elements Mall, Melaka

The 3 storey high maze playground was seriously so much fun and the wave slide was exhilarating, which I took 3 times. The space is huge and kids will have a wild time climbing, running and playing here.

Oh yes, parents get to enter for free with each paying child for a flat fee of RM30 (S$10) on weekdays and RM38 (S$12.50) on weekends & public holidays where you get UNLIMTED playtime.

There’s even a trampoline section too. I liked how thoughtful they are as there is a rest section at the side for parents, lockers and even a toilet for little tots.

This is one place Sophie enjoyed the most on the trip even though we were only there for an hour. So it’s a MUST GO from Sophie.

Jumpers Land
Level 3 Elements Mall
Jalan Melaka Raya 23 Hatten City, Melaka
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (daily)
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6. HUSKY CAFE

If you’re a dog lover then don’t miss this Husky café, Huskitory, where you get to feed and pet more than huskies.

I’ve a fear of dogs (bad experience of being chased) so we skipped this but a friend who was there during the same weekend said that her kids enjoyed the experience very much and the dogs were so docile and adorable.

Image Source: Huskitory

Treats go for RM2/S$0.65 per packet and you get one for free with every three packets purchased.

Huskitory, Husky Cafe
27, Jalan Taman Asean, Malacca Town
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday – 12:30-21:30
Closed on Mondays
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 7. MARITIME MUSEUM OF MELAKA 

The Maritime Museum or the Flora de Lamar is a replica of the Portuguese ship which sank in the coast of Malacca while on its way to Portugal.

The highlight of the museum is the maritime history of Malacca and the golden ages of Malacca’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East. The exhibits of articles such as porcelain, silk, textile and spices that were brought into Melaka by the traders is quite similar to what we have at the maritime museum at the S.E.A.A.

For kids who love ships, there is a collection of different ship models on display at the museum where they can learn more about the types of ships and their functions.

 

Maritime Museum
Muzium Samudera, (the Flora De La Ma),
Jalan Quayside, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Daily – 09:00 to 17:30
Friday – 09:00 to 12:15,14:45 to 17:30

 

 8. MELAKA SUBMARINE MUSEUM 

Here’s your chance to take your kids inside an actual submarine at Malaysia’s first and only Submarine Museum. Not only that, you’ll also see two Fighter Jets on display as well!

We didn’t visit this personally, but from online reviews, some people may feel claustrophobic due to the small space on the submarine.

You can read all about it from A Million Little Echo’s blog, here.

 

Maritime Museum
Dataran 1 Malaysia, Klebang, 75200 Melaka
Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 to 17:00
Friday to Sunday – 09:00 to 18:30

9. TOY MUSEUM 

The Toy Museum may sound like heaven for kids, but I bet some parents who are toy collectors will be in cloud nine when they enter The Shore Toy Museum.

The Shore Toy Museum is a relatively new attraction in Melaka that opened in October 2016. Here you’ll find  over 10,000 toys exhibited behind glass display cabinets that are specially imported from overseas like Japan, the States and many more.

You’ll even find life-sized superheroes like Superman, Iron Man, Batman, Captain America, Thor and Stormtroopers.

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The Shore Toy Museum
Level 1, The Shore Shopping Gallery, 193,
Pinggiran @ Sungai Melaka,
Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, Melaka
Opening Hours:
Daily – 10:30 to 21:00
Admission:
Adult RM 30, Children RM 20
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10. MELAKA WONDERLAND 

If you’ve got water babies, then this waterpark sounds like the perfect place for your kids!

Compared to Legoland water park, Melaka Wonderland may be smaller is size but it is no less a fun activity for the whole family with water slides, lazy river and wave pool.

Image source: Melaka Wonderland Facebook Page

Melaka Wonderland is a 30-minute drive from Jonker Street and right next to Melaka Bird Park.

Read more about it from Madpsychmum’s blog, here.

Melaka Wonderland

Lot PT 17178, Lebuh Ayer Keroh,

Hang Tuah Jaya, 75450

Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday– 11:00 to 19:00

Friday to Sunday – 09:00 to 19:00

Closed on Mondays, except public holidays and school holidays

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For this trip, we stayed at the newly opened Melaka Doubletree by Hilton and will be doing a review of it soon. If you’re heading to Melaka, don’t miss my food recommendations post too.

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Comments: 2

  1. Emily April 6, 2018 at 1:48 pm Reply

    I haven’t been to Malacca for a VERY long time… last trip was perhaps 20 years ago.. haha! Didn’t know it’s so much fun now… time to plan for a trip there soon..

    • Susan April 6, 2018 at 7:28 pm Reply

      Melaks is ideal for a short trip and you can even do a 2D1N holiday and go to KL after that 🙂

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