7 Exciting things to do in Bali with Children that you will love
Holidaying in Bali is a great experience, having your children with you is even better. But, we all know that the kids need to be entertained and kept happy. They are not going to want to sit by the pool the whole day and are going to want a bit of adventure and see some of those amazing attractions that Bali is so famous for.
Following are some fun and exciting things to do with the kids in Bali whilst at the same time are not going to bore the pants off the adults. Remember you want to have a bit of a holiday as well. You want to have an enjoyable and memorable experience with the kids. Forget organising the babysitter, don’t stress about keeping the kids entertained, just take them to these places and you will love it just as much as them. Go on and enjoy what Bali has to offer – its a great island that really makes for a top family holiday.
Monkey Forest Ubud
This is a favourite with families – I would say that the kids have got to be over 5 years of age as there is a bit of walking around to do. But, the Monkey Forest in Ubud is a great day out for the whole family. Located in Ubud, the monkeys are located within the temple grounds and are really cheeky. Hold on to everything as these little buggers will steal anything they can. I know this sounds aweful and off putting but if you can just appreciate that they are out for anything not bolted to your body, the day out here is great fun. The surroundings are stunning with old trees and exotic Balinese temples so you get a real sense of religion in this place.
To keep the kids occupied, buy bags of peanuts and bananas from the local vendors and watch the monkey go crazy. Its serious entertainment. But, always be very wary that they can bite so I would advice using a local guide. It’s a cheap day out and is only a 90 min taxi ride from Seminyak / Legian area.
Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
Bali Safari & Marine Park
You and you kids are going to love this park with all the wild animals and the kids are really going to enjoy staying up way past their bedtime to see all the animal activity at night. Once night time descends, you can get a guide to take you around the park where all the action happens. I can guarantee you you kids are going to love this. There are over 60 types of animals to look at ranging from Komodo dragons, rhinos through to elephants. Whilst there be the coolest parents and take the kids on an elephant ride.
This is a full day trip so make sure you are fully equipped for a full day out – there are restaurants at the park for food, so you do not have to pack that much. It is a theme park there are water slides, rides and heaps of activities to keep the adults and kids fully entertained.
Address: Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar
Bali Treetop Adventure Park
You kids can climb ( safely) among the tress – don’t worry the heights range from 2m – 20m so you get to choose the comfort level. Enjoy a day pout in the Balinese botanical gardens whilst they kids can go crazy climbing the tress in a safe environment. For those kids and parent that are a bit on the adventurous side there are circuits that you can walk around that are all attached with a life line support. This is guaranteed to keep the kiddies entertained for hours on end. Imagine them running around the tress with their friends enjoying nature. It’s a great day out in Bali for the whole family. Its an exhilarating treetop adventure. Your little monkeys are really going to go wild swinging in these trees! Plus they are going to develop a whole new set of balance and climbing skills – see the pics below and you will know what I mean.
Address: Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali
For the lovers of water! – Waterbom Bali
No trip to Bali is complete without a must do family visit to the Waterbom Park in Kuta. This is a famous and really well known water park and is actually Asia’s # 1 water park. So when it gets too hot and you want to coll down with the kids, head off to the Waterbom park and go crazy.
This is the perfect day out for those parents with still enough energy left to handle the slides and keep up with the kids going absolutely mental in this place. There is not too much more to say about this place except go on, enjoy it and take lots of Instagram and Facebook pics. The park is in Kuta so this makes it well within a quick taxi ride for most families staying in the nearby hotels or private villas.
Address: Jl. Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
Seawalker Tour Sanur
For those of you that are a bit afraid of snorkelling or scuba diving but still want to see what lies beneath the water then this is the perfect place for you and the kids. You get to see all the wonderful marine and sea life that surrounds the reef in Bali from a guided instructor and the best part is you are under water, breathing oxygen from these fantastic unique diving systems.
You get taken out to the reef and get to put on one of these fancy diving helmets and then you follow the under water path – this is really going to blow the kids away. It’s safe, totally under the instruction of professional divers and you will not be able to wipe the smile of your children’s faces. Believe me this is a great way to introduce the family to the marine life of Bali without going through the hassle of a scuba course.
Address: Puri Santrian a Beach Resort and Spa, Sanur
Gallery Trick Art 3d
I know this is somewhat on the tame side and not as adrenaline pumping as some of the other activities but still this is a great afternoon out with the kids where you can take some great photos and have a bit of a laugh at the same time.
There are over 75 insanely true to life paintings that make you feel like you are right there in the thick of it – pose with the sharks, waterfalls, animals – once you are there the kids and the adults will have a great time.
Address: Jl. Sunset Road No.789, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Finns Recreation Club
What used to be the exclusive Finns Recreation Club has now been transformed into kiddy heaven with an insane amount of things to do for the kids as well as adults. Let’s start with water slides, tennis, trampoline, ten pin bowling as well as a kids cubby house. This place is jam packed full of things to do for the kids and is only about 10 minutes away from Seminyak ( your villa manager will organise transport for you). For the adults there is a day spa, swimming pool, restaurant and bar where you can relax while the children are being looked after and having serious fun. Check out the water slide below and just imagine what your children are going to think of this place.
Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu
So if you are keen to know more about what to do with the youngsters in Bali get on touch with our team here at Bali Villa Escapes – we are more than happy to help you plan and organise outings for your family whilst at the same time also organise your Villa Accommodation. Most of these attractions will most likely be really close to your Seminyak villa or Canggu villa so getting there will not be a hassle or take up too much of your day.
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