Like other cities in the Klang Valley region or nearby federal states, Kuala Lumpur is well equipped with scores of new restaurants, shopping malls, and cinemas. But if spending your weekends going on food trails or checking out art exhibitions seems a tad too mainstream for you, why not try something different like a trampoline park? Spending hours bouncing off trampolines is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping, and is also ideal for fun gatherings with friends and family.

But if getting all competitive isn’t really your idea of fun — and you don’t exactly have a strong physique or toned muscles for such athletic endeavours — there’s still a smorgasbord of activities to try in KL. An example is bubble sports, where you work up a sweat playing games such as football and rugby, all while wearing a giant “bubble”. Expect lots of chaos, laughter and, well, falling down.

Other quirky adventures to indulge in around KL and Selangor, include navigating your way from an escape room, and unleashing your inner Picasso at an intense art jamming session. All you need are comfortable clothes and kicks, and, of course, a group of companions to enjoy these activities with.

So, if you are looking for activities other than the typical lazy brunch or movie, bookmark this list of 5 quirky activities worth engaging in this weekend. You won’t be disappointed.

Trampoline parks

Experience the thrill of being able to defy gravity when you visit Asia’s largest and Malaysia’s first trampoline park, Jumpstreet Asia – Kuala Lumpur. Embrace your inner child by jumping and tumbling up and down this amazing urban playground of interconnected trampolines from the floor right up to the walls. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never set foot on a trampoline before — just an hour on these multiple jumping attractions for only RM27 is enough for you to get the hang of it.

Jumpstreet Asia (Kuala Lumpur), No. 8, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia,  +60 3-7969 1051

Bubble sports

Team up against your friends in various ball games such as football, rugby and tower defence — while wearing a transparent, inflatable ball around yourself. It doesn’t sound the most efficient way to play sports, but that’s the fun part about it. For only RM570 per hour for a minimum of 10 players, it’s an easy way to have a great time.

Bubble Sports Malaysia, No. 2, Jalan 19/1, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +60 10-228 7706

Escape rooms

Recent years have seen various escape room experiences popping up around the city. Our pick is Breakout Malaysia, which offers themed rooms that can accommodate at least two (RM106 per 45 minutes) to a maximum of eight participants (RM305.50). The place requires guests to role play according to a storyline, as well as to solve mind-boggling puzzles and tasks to plot their escape within 45 minutes.

Breakout Malaysia, Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2181 1835

Flight simulation

Here’s the closest you can ever get to becoming a pilot. At Flight Experience – Kuala Lumpur, you can experience flying a modern jet airliner in a flight simulator. Powered by Boeing 737-800 planes, this is a fully immersive experience that gives you the opportunity to take control of a captain’s seat while being given flying challenges. Prices range from RM400 to RM850 depending on your desired duration of the session.

Flight Experience Kuala Lumpur, Jln Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2110 1628

Art jamming

Unleash your inner Matisse or Picasso at Lorem Ipsum, which offers three-hour art jam sessions for RM120. The place will provide all the art supplies you’ll need — so you don’t have to lug around clunky easels and paintbrushes — as well as coffee or tea to get your creative juices flowing as you finish your acrylic or watercolour painting. And yes, you get to take your masterpiece home.

Lorem Ipsum Art Jam, 59-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603-2201 6969