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The Best Things to Do in Canggu with Your Family

If you are visiting Bali and stumped for ideas on things to do that the whole family will enjoy, consider some of the amazing activities and restaurants in Bali’s coastal village of the now hugely trendy Canggu.

Canggu is an up-and-coming coastal village surrounded by rice paddies and stunning beachfront views. Located near the popular Seminyak resort area, it is also home to some of the best villas in Bali.

Compared to the popular towns of Kuta and Seminyak, Canggu is one relatively untouched area; however, it boasts a range of things to keep the whole family busy.

So, if you’re holidaying with kids in Canggu, here are some fun things to do that won’t cost a fortune.

Learn how to surf at Echo & Old Man’s Beach.

Canggu’s Echo Beach has become a popular destination for wave riders of all experience levels. The Bali Local Surf Schools team offers daily classes for beginners and intermediates, as well as classes for the little ones. Classes start from 600,000 IDR per person, with the option to hire your board for two hours for 50,000 IDR. Echo Beach and Old Man’s are well-known as beginner surf spots with calm surf. However, you should be cautious at parts of Echo Beach, especially at low tide, as there will be exposed rocks.

Other surfing school options include Surfs Up and Mojo Surf.

Relax in a Canggu villa.

There is no better way to escape the hustle and bustle than indulging in a private  Villa in Canggu. Bali Villa Escapes provides some of the best villas in Bali. With Canggu villas starting from as little as AUD 194 per night, there is an endless range of luxury villas to suit your family’s needs. Some villas of note include Villa Maya and Villa Waha. You can easily search for these on the site. You can take a look at the fabulous Villa Waha below.


Bounce your way through Bali at Bounce Bali, a Trampoline park.

Now, this one will score Mum or Dad some brownie points from the kids. Bali’s first-ever trampoline fun centre, Bounce Bali, is a great way to occupy the kids. Located in the heart of Canggu at Finns Recreation Club, Bounce Bali offers a unique and fun experience, giving kids access to 360 degrees of trampoline goodness. Finns are also home to Canggu’s strike bar, where parents can relax and enjoy a quiet drink while watching over the bouncing area.

A one-hour jumping pass will set you back 135,000 IDR per person with the option of purchasing a super fun pass at 500,000 IDR, which gives you access to an hour of jumping, one hour of unlimited bowling and entrance to Splash Water Park. This is a fantastic way to burn energy for the kids and keep them entertained simultaneously.

Chill out at The Joglo

The Joglo is a family-friendly cafe that serves a range of healthy Mediterranean and Indonesian dishes, freshly pressed juices, and exotic cocktails. It features an onsite playground so parents can sit back and relax while the kids get involved in various hands-on activities and games.

For all the yogis, The Joglo is also situated next to a Pilates studio, where you can unwind by participating in various classes throughout the day.

Family holidays in Canggu Bali

Make a splash at Finns Recreation Club.

Splash Water Park is a great place to cool off and unleash your inner adrenaline junkie. The park features world-class water slides, including its water racer, where you can race your family down the giant five-story high slide.

For those on the hunt for a more calming experience, float around the crazy creek in a giant blow-up doughnut, followed by a barbecue by the pool.

The park is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, with tickets ranging from 120,000 IDR for kids 3-17 years of age to 240,000 IDR for adults. For the adults, there is a restaurant and bar so you can relax and have a few drinks while the kids enjoy all the fun the water park offers.

Splash Water Park Canggu, Bali

 friendly things to do in Canggu - splash water park

Please visit the Bali Villa Escapes website for more recommendations on places to visit in Canggu or to enquire about prices for any of the villas. You are going to find (if you have never previously stayed here) that Canggu is such a great alternative to other parts of the island. You will soon feel and notice the difference once you leave the Batu Belig / Seminyak area and pass the Finns Club. In our opinion, the vibe changes for the better.

Let us help you find the perfect villa in Bali for your dream holiday.

Contact our reservation team today and we can make finding the right villa simple and easy.


About the author

Steven is a die-hard Bali island addict and committed surfie. When he's not writing or taking videos of the latest restaurants or cool places, he's at Echo Beach surfing or riding his scooter around Seminyak, Berawa or Canggu. Steve is part of the Bali Villa Escapes marketing team and has been living in and out of Bali for the last 15 years.