Kids love their imaginary play, adventures and of course, holidays! We’ve all had our fair share of constructing pretend play scenarios-such as turning bed sheets into makeshift tents for mini campsite scenarios. Let’s swap the blanket fort play for a real camping excursion instead, and head out to the great outdoors for a real adventure! Whether you enjoy pitching your own tents, or prefer a more luxe escape- we’ve done the work for you, and listed down some family-friendly camping (and glamping) sites to suit your personal preferences and needs.
1. The Nest at MAEPS, Serdang (Camping)
Camping can’t get anymore educational with The Nest, an outdoor adventure and sustainable education training centre. The Nest’s Serdang camping site is located at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), with lots of exciting and enlightening activities for the whole family. Time your camping dates so you can join The Nest’s Forest School Program, which has been designed based on United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Developmental Goals (with children as young as 5 being able to join, when accompanied by a parent!) Why not learn about sustainable farming, get acquainted with bushcraft survival skills, or discover facts about wildlife, while you are out amidst nature itself?
Accommodation: Rental of tents unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions (so please bring your own tent), dorm (RM150-RM200)
Price (Entry Fee): Child 4-12 years old (RM20 per night), Adults (RM30 per night)
Meals: Not included
Facilities: Toilets (including an accessible toilet), restaurant, indoor hall, open hall
Activities: Kayaking, archery, fishing (catch and release), jungle trekking, mini waterfall, mini bouldering wall, ping pong, badminton, giant hammock, board games
Contact: 012 3253 198, [email protected]
Address: UPM, 43400 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
2. Dusun Bonda, Batang Kali (Glamping)
Dusun Bonda was created for and with children in mind, starting with an idea brought about by a mother’s love – to create childhood memories for her daughter (Dusun means orchard, and Bonda means mother). Located within a privately owned 2.1 acre fruit orchard, it’s a perfect family retreat with kid-friendly facilities, a serene view by a river and a man-made waterfall and pool.
Accommodation : Glam 4 metre Bell Tent for 4 adults or 5 pax including children (RM350- RM450), Glam 5 metre Bell Tent for 6 adults or 7 pax including children (RM650-RM750), Studio Villa with Riverview for 5 adults or 6 pax including children (RM700-RM800)
[*Children- below 12 years old]
Meals: Breakfast included
Facilities: Playground, pool
Activities: Ulu Tamu river, mini river tubing, daily 9pm bonfire (subject to weather), jungle trekking upon request
Contact: 012 6633 667 (WhatsApp)
Address: Lot 2121 (2996), Jalan Ulu Tamu, Kampung Orang Asli Gurney, Ulu Tamu, 44300 Batang Kali, Selangor
3. The Sticks, Kuala Kubu Bahru (Glamping)
Spend the night in a cross between a tent and pondok (aka ‘tendok’) at Kuala Kubu Bahru, a town popular for its white water rafting adventures. All 12 of the houses at The Sticks are special and unique, each built to a different capacity to reflect a distinct element of its natural surroundings. Be well-rested with the retreat’s plush comfortable beddings, and wake up refreshed and ready for a day of outdoor adventure!
Accommodation: Serene Tendoks (From RM342), Family Rooms (From RM564)
Meals: Breakfast and dinner included
Activities: Jungle trekking, white water rafting, paragliding, tubing, board games, mahjong
Contact: [email protected]
Address: Lot 213 Jalan KKB – Fraser’s Hill, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor.
4. Commonwealth Forest Park (Taman Eko Rimba Komanwel) (Camping)
An eco-park and resort located in the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve to cater to all your camping needs and requirements. With four different campsites, including a Family Campsite and Car Campsite, you can choose to curate a personalised camping experience of your preference amidst the beautifully landscaped garden and lake. Pick whatever camping equipment that you require for your stay , or simply opt for an all-inclusive package deal from the resort!
Accommodation: Rent or bring your own camping equipment , camping ground fee (From RM100 onwards)
Meals: Breakfast and dinner included
Facilities: Coffee club, toilets, multi purpose hall, 24 hours lounge, photo spot,
Activities: Fishing, kayaking, watersports, stingless bee farm, hiking, ATV, giant sized Jenga, soccer, tic tac toe, beach volley ball, bonfire, live music performance
Contact: 012 2761 609
Address: KM 23, Jalan Kuala Lumpur, 48000 Rawang, Selangor
5. River & Glamp (Camping and Glamping)
Just a stone’s throw away from KL is a campsite where you can choose to camp or glamp (or stay in a chalet) by a beautiful flowing river. It’s a perfect weekend getaway for families looking for something simple and fuss free, with most of the accommodation packages including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mornings and afternoons can be spent river tubing, cycling and playing archery, and evenings relaxing over a campfire and barbeque dinner (barbeque boxes are also available for purchase pre trip). Special celebrations can also be with event decoration provided.
Accommodation: Campsite Tapak for 4 to 6 pax (From RM149); Glamping Tent at Campers & Kopi for 5 pax (From RM495); Glamping Tent River View or Garden Terrace (From RM495); Glamping Tent VIP for 5 pax (From RM695); Chalet options available
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in glamping tents and chalet packages, barbeque boxes available for purchase
Activities: Nature tubing, cycling, archery, DIY campfire
Contact: 017- 402 3966
Address: Nur Laman Bestari Eco Resort, Jalan Sungai Tua, Kampung Batang Batu, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor