Travelling with kids? Tips on where to go and what to do around the hotel -without driving!

The most essential part of the trip is to pick a hotel that has everything for everyone- young and old and not forgetting one that is located at the right place - close to attractions, food & activities.

Then start packing and head to Melaka to have a wonderful time with your family! 

Kid Friendly Places to Visit

The Menara Taming Sari is just 5 mins walk from the hotel. It revolves and gives you a bird's eye view of the entire city. If you need help for a short-cut, feel free to ask any one of our team members at the lobby.

Located behind the revolving tower are the A'Famosa & St Paul's Hill. The walk up the hill could break you a sweat but it's an ideal place to capture amazing pictures of the ruins left behind by the Portuguese. The area is also vehicle free so it's safe for everyone!

All within walking distance, with no traffic, The Stadhuys and Jonker Street are just down the path. Along the way, there's a playground for the kids, a shaded resting area, shops to buy souvenirs and light refreshments, museums, a public pool and even restaurants! 

Jonker Street- a lively street with lots of restaurants and local hawker food including the famous Chicken Rice Ball, 'Nyonya Cendol', 'Nyonya Laksa' and so much more. There are many rare finds waiting to be discovered by you; from antiques to toys to accessories and more. 

What other way to explore the area? There shops along Jonker Street that do bicycle rental or else you could hop onto the trishaws available at the entrance or at the Stadhuys. Alternatively, you get onto the Melaka River Cruise. We recommend the night cruise as the area along the river lights up, perfect for photo-taking and to end the day. 

Malls with Kids Play Areas and Game Arcade

There are 2 major malls located just across the road from Holiday Inn Melaka that operate from 10am - 10pm daily:

  1. Dataran Pahlawan Megamall
  2. Mahkota Parade

Both malls come with indoor kids playground and game arcade, cinema, many eateries from food courts to restaurants serving both local & international food. 

The right hotel

Choosing the right hotel is essential to have a great time. A hotel with a spacious room with an area for the parents and the little ones, facilities for young and old, activities for the kids while the parents enjoy some well-deserved time off.

Find our more about our kids suite HERE. The kids suite also comes with children’s toiletries!

Holiday Inn Melaka has also designed a half and full day programme for your 4 - 10 year oldds - Kelab Kancil. Click HERE to find our more in the progamme. 

Pssst..Hotel guests also get to enjoy 20% off for dine-in at our in-house restaurants!*

Our Kids Eat Free is also available for kids age 12 years old and under when ordering in the hotel’s restaurants from the Kids Menu and when accompanied by a family member dining from the regular menu (at least one main course/per parent). Click here for more information our Kids Eat Free Programme.

Holiday Inn also provides complimentary scheduled shuttle services to Dataran Pahlawan Mall and Jonker Street

So there you have it, a family vacation that’s truly enjoyable. 

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