Bali with kids: check these exciting activities
Looking for fun things to do with the fam in Bali? Mums and Dads don’t stress, ’cause the island is bursting full of fun activities and adventures for families to keep the kids happy and very busy
Get ready parents, because Bali Villa Escapes has compiled the ultimate list of exciting things to do with kids in Bali. Come rain, hail or shine, these family-friendly activities mean there’s no nagging & bored kids ruining your much-needed vacay. Take a read, and thank us later…
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 – it’s 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 awful 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. It’s serious entertainment. But, always be very wary that they can bite so I would advise using a local guide. It’s a cheap day out and is only a 90 min taxi ride from Seminyak / Legian area.
Visit Monkey Forest Ubud , Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar. Ph +62 361 971304
Bali Safari & Marine Park
You and your 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 your kids are going to love this. There are over 60 types of animals to look at ranging from Komodo dragons, rhinos 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.
Visit Bali Safari & Marine Park , Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar Ph. +62 361 950000
Bali Treetop Adventure Park
Yes, kids can climb ( safely) among the trees – don’t worry the heights range from 2m – 20m so you get to choose the comfort level. Enjoy a day out in the Balinese botanical gardens whilst the kids can go crazy climbing the trees in a safe environment. For those kids and parents that are a bit on the adventurous side, there are circuits that you can walk around that are all attached with lifeline support. This is guaranteed to keep the kiddies entertained for hours on end. Imagine them running around the trees with their friends enjoying nature. It’s a great day out in Bali for the whole family. It’s 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.
Visit Bali Treetop Adventure Park , Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali. Ph +62 361 9340009
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.
Visit Waterbom Bali, Jl. Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung. Ph +62 361 755676
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 underwater, 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 underwater 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 off 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.
Visit Seawalker, Puri Santrian a Beach Resort and Spa, Sanur. Ph +62 812-4645-8654
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.
Visit Finns Recreation Club, Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu. Ph +62 361 8483939
Parklife Canggu – the ultimate playground for the entire family
We all love Bali! The beach, the pool, the coconuts, mangoes, kid-friendly restaurants and endless fun activities. If there was one thing you could be missing from home, it could be a park where kids are free to run around and parents can relax. But, these days. even parks are not something you have to miss anymore on your Bali trip. Come to Parklife in Canggu! This new family hot spot is located in a quiet area, just 10 minutes to Batu Bolong Street and it is surrounded by rice fields. The views are stunning, there is a fabulous cafe on-site, there are sunny lawns and shady spots where kids can do all kinds of activities. From slides to swings to water fountains, jumping pillows, bouncy castle – it’s super fun! There are also activities like face paintings, storytelling and more. Parents can chill out on beanbags and enjoy the rice paddy breeze and the sound of kids’ laughter.
Visit Parklife, Jl. Raya Uma Buluh No.15, Canggu. Ph +62 818-0511-3200
Bali Equestrian Centre – Take the kids for a pony ride
Why not take the kid’s horse riding during your island stay? Bali Equestrian Centre is located in Canggu and kids will love cuddling, grooming, petting and riding the ponies at the stables. Furthermore, this family haven has a playground, restaurant and a pool where you can hang around in between the cuddling and the pony rides. The views of the surroundings are also beautiful and you can go horseriding on the beach or the rice fields. Kids as young as 3 years old can join the fun.
Visit Bali Equestrian Centre, Perumahan Canggu Asri Jl. Karang Suwung, Brawa, Canggu. Ph +62 361 8446541
See a Balinese dance performance & eat traditional food at Mades Warung in Seminyak. Made’s Warung on Jalan Raya Seminyak is not just a restaurant, it’s also a place where something magical happens every evening during dinnertime. Musical music and beautiful Balinese dancers and colourful traditional costumes, it is an experience not to be missed out on during your Bali holiday. The food is also authentic Indonesian and absolutely delicious!
Visit Mades Warung Seminyak, Jl. Raya Seminyak, Seminyak. Ph +62 361 732130
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 holiday 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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