One of the biggest challenges of traveling with your family is finding activities that everyone will enjoy. Adults will want to visit museums, while children tend to prefer active things to do in Penang. A great way to find something for everyone is to visit Escape Theme Park, which advertises offering activities for the entire family. While the majority of the activities and attractions at this particular park require some activity, there are also less involved ones, designed for smaller children or those who are simply less physically fit.
Escape Theme Park is one of the most interesting places in Malaysia for its unique attractions that take advantage of the country’s natural beauty while giving your kids a way to blow off some energy and a day to remember. The Tots Trail is one of the main attractions and it is a mini rope course designed for kids. Others include roller racing with Zoom Bug, the jumping platform at Atan’s Leap, climbing at Gecko Tower, Monkey Business for a full-sized rope course, and Tubby Racer which involves riding downhill in a tubby tube.
While those are the attractions the park considers to be their main ones, they actually offer over a dozen in total, making it full of great things to do in Malaysia. You can climb through a cave at Foxy Burrow, climb trees at Go Ape or Coco Climb, swing through trees at Tarzan’s Rope, pan for treasures at Discovery Dig, cool off at the Dunk Tank, or attend Monkey School for younger children to work on coordination before trying the other activities. Your children can also learn at Serambi, get their face painted, walk across the Balance Beam, go through the spooky A-Maze, or climb and zip with the Flying Lemur. There is also a play area for children under four.
Because Escape Theme Park hosts some of the more adventurous and physically demanding tourist attractions in Malaysia, they make safety their top priority. Each activity has minimum and maximum height and weight requirements for safety and they require you to wear athletic shoes for increased safety.
As a bonus, Escape Theme Park is one of the many places to visit in Penang that aims to be environmentally friendly. They do so by collecting rainwater, having a filtration pond, using thatch roofing to cool buildings, and recycling materials.
Escape Theme Park can be found in Jalan Teluk Bahang, just a few hundred meters before the Penang Butterfly Farm. The park is closed on Mondays (except school holidays), but open every other day from 9am to 6pm. If you plan on visiting the park frequently, you can get an annual passport for RM225 (between ages 4 and 12) or RM300 for adults. Otherwise, those under four will have free entry. Those between 4 and 12 or over 60 pay RM48 and “Big Kids” between 13 and 60 pay RM68.
Safety is always the top concern when at a tourist attraction like Escape Theme Park, but keep the safety of others and the planet in mind as well. Respect all of the activities and areas and do your best to leave everything exactly as you found. Only by doing so, will future visitors be able to appreciate the park.