Let’s be honest here, as adults travelling to Bali, there are times you probably wished you could click your fingers and hey presto the kids would be immediately taken care of by a guardian angel while you have some adult downtime; shopping, grabbing a massage, going to a local day spa or even having a romantic lunch just for the two of you.
Bali is all about family fun and taking the kids here is what is going to make your holiday so special, but to take the pressure off you, even for a couple of hours, why not take the kids to a daycare centre where they will be professionally looked after by teams of trained staff who know how to keep the kids and toddlers entertained.
You can leave your villa in the morning, go and do what you have to do and relax in the knowledge that when you come and collect them in the afternoon, they will have had a terrific time and best of all they will be worn out ready for dinner and bed!
Also read: Cafes with kids’ playground in Bali
The Garden Early Learning Centre in Canggu
Located in Canggu this centre is perfect for those families who happen to be staying around the Canggu, Pererenan, Berawa & Batu Belig areas. Ages are from 2 to 12 years ( if they are under 2 they must be accompanied by a carer – your villa manager can also organise this for you). The minimum period you ca leave your toddlers is 1 hour but we are sure that you’ll probably want to leave them for a few hours so you can hit the beach or the shops. The staff are all professionally trained and it is open 7 days per week. There are games, arts and crafts as well as toys to keep them entertained for hours. See their website here.
Rates: 2 hour Pass for non-members IDR 160,000++
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm – Sat & Sun 9:30am to 5:00pm
Umalas Kids Club
Playgroup, child care centre that’s all about fun for the kids who are 6 months to 5 years. It’s clean, safe and really upbeat, happy environment that the kids will love and in a really handy location, especially if you happen to be staying around the Umalas or Seminyak areas. Once the parents drop the kids off the action and vibrancy of trendy Seminyak and Petitenget is really close by ( less than 10 min by car). The centre offers half and full-day programs for local ex pates with kids in Bali as well as families on holidays.
Rates: half-day IDR 300,000 – full day IDR 400,000
Hours: Daily 8:00am to 5:00pm
With 3 great locations; Beachwalk Mall in Kuta, Sanur and the Sofitel Resort in Nusa Dua you can feel confident that you can have a few hours off to yourselves each day as this basically covers a lot of tourist areas and your probably going to be staying in a hotel or villa near one of these locations. The day centres are colourful, vibrant and offer the children a safe and happy environment where they can play together under the watchful supervision of the professional staff.
Sanur: Jl. Danau Tamblingan 82, Sanur, Bali
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Kuta: Beachwalk Level 3, Kuta Beach, Bali
Hours: Daily 10:00am to 10:00pm
Nusa Dua (Sofitel Branch): Jl. Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Bali
Hours: Daily 8:00am to 6:00pm
Rates: 2 hours (prices start at IDR 100.000), to half-day (prices start at IDR 185.000) or a full day (prices start at IDR 370.000)
Cubby House Kids Club
This is in the famous Canggu Club which has just been renamed to the Finns Recreation Club. Drop the kids off ( caters for children 2-12 years) while you enjoy some swimming, gym or just chilling out at the restaurant/bar and enjoy some downtime with each other. If you fancy some shopping then Seminyak and the exciting Batu Belig area is nearby. There are heaps of taxis coming and going from the club so it will be easy to get transport. There is a movie room, 2 outdoor areas, loads of lego, a dolls house, a library and a toddler area. It’s pretty swish here – take a look and you will see why.
Address: Jl Canggu Club, Canggu
Hours: Daily 8:00am to 10:00pm
Rates: 2 hours casual Pass IDR 140,000++
3-hour holiday pass for 5 visits IDR 700,000++
Skoebi – Do
With 2 centres in Bali, one in Canggu and the other in Sanur you’re going to love the fact that these daycare centres are in such a great location for your toddlers. It’s a very safe environment as you would expect and the staff are always smiling and are really professional. There are both outdoor and indoor areas for the kids to play in.
- Monday – Friday 8.00 am till 17.00 pm
- Morning from 8.00 am till 17.00
- Afternoon from 12.30 am till 17.00
Canggu: Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa – Bali
Sanur: Jl. Batur Sari No.26, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Selatan, Bali
We thought we would add one more fabulous daycare centre for the kiddies at Parklife in Canggu. This has got to one of the ultimate daycare centres with lots of things to do for the kids. Trampolines, cubby house, lots of space to run around and there’s a cafe area for the adults to relax while the kids enjoy themselves. There’s ample fully trained staff to attend to all the kids and make sure they are safe. It’s a great venue to have birthday parties for the toddlers and they also have a kids club – everything to keep the kids entertained is at Parklife!
Address: Jl. Raya Uma Buluh No.15, Canggu – Phone: +62 818-0511-3200