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15 Fun family weekend activities to bond with your children | Maple Leaf Kingsley International School

Published on 15 Jan 2024


When it comes to spending time with your family, you want to make sure that you are doing things that are going to be fun for everyone. You don’t have to spend all of your weekends at the same old restaurants and movie theatres. Instead, try out some of these unique activities that will help you bond with your children and strengthen your relationship while building memories that you and your family can cherish for a lifetime.



Here are 15 fun family activities that you can do with your children on weekends:

Fun family activities to bond with children

·       1. Play a board game

Board games are perfect for rainy weekends when you want something fun to do indoors. The best part is that there are so many different types of games for all ages. You can try Monopoly, UNO, Scrabble and many more!


·       2. Have a family movie night

When it comes to family fun, nothing beats a good movie. All you need is a comfortable couch and some popcorn. Choose from animated movies, comedies or dramas — whatever suits your mood. But be sure to choose something that everyone will enjoy.

·      3. Go on a nature walk


If you’re feeling like getting away from it all, why not plan a nature walk? You can take your family outside and explore the surrounding area. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Kingsley Hills, Aquaria, Desa Park City and many more! It doesn’t matter where you live — there is sure to be something interesting nearby.

·       4. Make breakfast together

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s also one of the easiest to make together as a family. Cook something simple like kaya toast or tosai, or try something more adventurous like Nasi Lemak or dim sum. It’s all about creating memories and spending quality time with loved ones.

·       5. Visit an amusement park or carnival


The weekend is perfect for going out and having fun with the children. Head to your nearest amusement park or carnival with the whole family. You can also visit local theme parks like Legoland Malaysia, Sunway Lagoon and Putrajaya’s Science Centre.

·       6. Build Legos together

Legos are a great way to bond with your children. Whether you’re building a simple house with minimal blocks or an intricate spaceship with smaller parts, playing with Legos is fun! It’s also an opportunity for you and your child to spend quality time together while doing something that both of you enjoy.


·        7. Visit a farm or petting zoo

If you are looking for a fun day out with children, head to your nearest farm. You can take them to meet the animals and experience what it is like on a working farm. They will love petting the animals and feeding them their favourite treats! You can check petting zoos in KL and Selangor like Farm in the city, IOI City Farm, Sunway Wildlife Park, G2G Animal Garden, Kebun-kebun Bangsar and many more!

·        8. Play sports


If you’re looking for an active way to spend time with your children, playing sports together is a great option. Go bowling, play tennis or toss around a Frisbee. It’s always more fun when you do it as a family and there are plenty of sports that both adults and children can enjoy.

·       9. Sing Karaoke

Karaoke is a great way to bond with your children. It’s fun, easy and everyone can join in. If you don’t have access to a karaoke machine, why not try making up your own songs? Try creating your own karaoke playlist and see how many songs you can get through before the night is over! It will be hilarious and could even become a family tradition. 

·        10. Play charades

This is another game that can be played anywhere and is really good for bonding as well as having some laughs. The game is easy to play: one person acts out a word or phrase without saying anything, and then other players try to guess what they are acting. Keep it simple and have fun!

·         11. Go for glamping


If you are looking for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors, try going glamping in Sekeping Serendah or Janda Baik. Glamping is a modern take on camping but with more amenities and less hassle. It is a great opportunity for you and your family to spend quality time together while enjoying nature in its purest form. Your children will be thrilled at the idea of sleeping under the stars and waking up in nature, without compromising on comfort.  

·         12. Go swimming


Swimming is a great way to spend time with your children. You can go swimming in your nearest pool or head to the beach if you are feeling adventurous! Your children will love splashing around in the water and cooling off on a hot day as you enjoy the well-deserved rest.

 It’s gonna be such a fun afternoon together!

·       13. Plan a treasure hunt



If your children love to have adventurous games like a treasure hunt, why not create your own? Hide small toys, treats or stickers around the house and encourage them to find them all. It is a great way to get them moving and they won’t even realise how much exercise they are getting. Once they have found all of the treasures, you can reward them with a prize!

·        14. Have a dance party

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, forgetting the little things that make life fun. So why not schedule a dance party with your children? Bust out some of their favourite songs, turn on some disco lights, and get moving! Dance parties are a great way to spend time with your children; you can dance together or have them make up their own dances to perform for you.

·       15. Participate in community activities together

How can you tell that you are in the right community for your family? A community is a social unit that shares a common interest. A good community on the other hand, is one that supports the members of the group, are open and transparent and provide information about the activities in common.



At Maple Leaf Kingsley International School, we aim to create a supportive community by where our children, parents, teachers and staff flourish. To foster this, we organise cross-country runs where everyone can meet for healthy and fun bonding session. We actively and purposefully create atmospheres for our community to thrive in to ensure a happy living environment. Life is tough enough as it is, so let’s pursue happiness together!

A wonderful benefit of spending time doing family activities with your children is that it creates memories that will last forever. There is no substitute for quality family time and when you look back on your life in years to come, you will be grateful for all of the times you spent with your loved ones.

So, be sure to seize every opportunity you have to create new happy memories together!

At Maple Leaf Kingsley International School, we believe that creating a happy environment is key to the well-being, success, and achievements of children in school as well as in life beyond.


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