Bali is a delightful place for children of all ages. There are tons of exciting and stimulating activities for families to enjoy and wherever you go in Bali (with the exception of a few resorts which keep an adult only policy), your children will be welcomed and most certainly fussed over. There is so much to do here in this island paradise, mainly outdoor activities, so remember to hydrate and don’t forget the sun-cream!
A world-class fun hub filled with some of the industry’s most exciting engineering feat, Waterbom Bali is nestled within 3.8 acres of tropical garden in the centre of bustling Kuta. The world’s number 1 waterpark as rated by TripAdvisor is home to 22 outstanding slides and rides that are built and maintained to strict international safety and hygiene standards. The park is a green lung in the heart of bustling Kuta, more than 50% of it is covered by jungle greens and fresh fauna. Newly certified as Carbon Neutral, the park is filled to the brim with world-class amenities, private cabanas available for rent and comfortable lounge chairs strategically located on grassy, shaded areas. Massage stations, nail and hair centres as well as drinks, snacks and ice-cream kiosks are available throughout the park. Book your VIP passes now. Visit www.waterbom-bali.com. Jl. Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Badung, Bali | T: +62 361 755 676
Bagus Agro Pelaga
Bali’s first ever agro-tourism site, Bagus Agro Pelaga is a great option for a fun and educational experience. Set on 18 hectares with 17 hectares used strictly for organic farming and manufacturing, you could stay in one of the 30 country-style Country Farm Rooms or 16 Luxury Farm Villas or go camping on the resort’s grounds. Enjoy farming lessons, yoga in nature, trekking and just being in the fresh mountainous Balinese air. T. +62 361 7450 031 W: bagusagropelaga.com
The Leadbetter Golf Academy
Recognized around the world as the number one golf coaching academy, The Leadbetter Golf Academy offers the very best golf instruction in over 25 locations around the globe. Over 30 years, The Leadbetter Golf Academy’s Tour players have amassed 22 Major Championship titles and hundreds of worldwide tournament victories. At the helm, David Leadbetter has coached seven players who have been the World No. 1. The Leadbetter Golf Academy Indonesia is proud to offer the same methods and expertise here in Indonesia with experienced coaches teaching a broad range of clients from beginners and juniors through to the most dedicated amateurs, Indonesian Tour professionals and professionals on the European and US Tours. T: +62 361 771 79 W: balinational.com
Bali Bird Park
Not only a unique place designed to increase the children’s awareness of their wildlife heritage, Bali Bird Park also welcomes school parties, provides children painting competitions and birthday parties. The innovative Bali Bird Park arrived on Bali’s eco-tourism scene more than 20 years ago. Its current owners, who have a life-long passion for all things avian, are committed to the preservation, conservation and breeding not just of Indonesia’s exotic bird life, but from other regions too while playing a key role in protecting and conserving Indonesia’s endangered wildlife. T: +62 361 299 352 W: www.balibirdpark.com
A fun, open-air adventure centre in the heart of Bedugul in Bali’s highlands. There are 7 adventure circuits, 72 challenges for all level and ages including Suspended Bridges, Spider Nets, Tarzan Jumps, 160-metre long Flying-Fox, Flying Swings, and many more fun challenges. T: +62 361 934 0009 W: www.balitreetop.com
Peek a Boo
Peek a boo is a children’s playground in Sanur, with over 1000 sqm of indoor space for families and children under 10 years old, including dedicated baby and toddler play stations. There is an air-conditioned AC so adults can relax and grab a drink and a snack while they watch their children play. It has a delicious assortment of speciality coffee, drinks and snacks for parents and tiny ones (baby chairs are available). T +62 361 282 638 W: www.peekaboofun.com
Elephant Park & Lodge
Spend the day with majestic Sumatran Elephants at the Mason Elephant Safari Park, Bali’s first elephant rescue facility. In the park’s lush and tranquil setting, you can get to know 31 endangered Sumatran elephants, all rescued from Sumatran camps. Four of these elephants were born at the park, which strictly follows the Five Freedoms of animal welfare and provides a healthy and stimulating environment that caters to all their daily needs. Bathe these gentle giants, feed them, play with them and stay at the Elephant Park & Lodge, an award-winning eco-lodge where you could be amongst the herd, watching and interacting with them as they go about their daily lives. T: +62 361 721 480 | www.masonadventures.com
Bali’s first zoological park and wildlife conservatory set on 8 hectares of lush lands in Singapadu, Gianyar. Bali Zoo is home to over 500 different types of rare and exotic animals including tropical birds, mammals and reptiles. The park actively promotes wildlife conservation and visitors can engage with the animals via feeding encounters, elephant expeditions and dining with the lions and the orangutans. T. +62 361 249 310 W: www.bali-zoo.com
Kids Zone at Bali Safari & Marine Park
Bali Safari is a fun and exciting child-friendly space. Kids of all ages can experience up-close encounters with real, beautiful and unique animal species from around the world. From fun park spaces, splash zones and interactive photo spaces – children can experience all kinds of special moments throughout the day at Bali Safari. Around every corner is a little surprise, we have a giant elephant statue, a large aquarium, monkeys swinging around in the trees and ice cream for the hot days! Bali Safari runs scheduled educational shows and photo opportunities with different animals throughout the park. T: 1500-212 W: www.balisafarimarinepark.com
Bali Canyon Tubing Adventure
Make your way through a secluded canyon by land, water & air in one exciting trip. Drift down Siap River in your own inflatable tube through the virgin wilderness in an idyllic stream hidden inside a secret canyon. Float down the river while and see monkeys or rare birds nestled in the treetops. Also included in the tour is a thrilling 100-meter long flying fox line where you will have the chance to actually fly through the canyon! At the end of the tour, an off-road vehicle will bring you from the riverbank to the base camp. T: +62 361 720 766 W: baliquad.com
Reef Seen Turtle Hatchery Project was set since 1992 to protect local sea turtles and their eggs. In this place, children can watch and learn all about turtle conservation. Pemuteran Village, Gerokgak, Singaraja. T. +62 362 930 01 / 923 39
Many places especially private villas, hotels and resorts offer private cooking classes, some even with visits to local markets prior to the classes to purchase the freshest of produce. Check out our listings Hotels and Villas to explore your options.
Many hotels and resorts offer this activity as part of their Kids Club schedule. However, if you wish to take external classes, then head up to the Ubud hills where many classes are on offer for all ages. A beautiful introduction to this is to watch the cultural display held in the Palace in the centre of the town usually hed in early evenings, in full costume. Contact Ubud Tourist Office (Bina Wisata) on Jalan Raya Ubud from 8am – 8pm. T. +62361 971 304.
There are several children-friendly beaches that are perfect for the little ones with all amenities close by.
This beach has a wonderful promenade that stretches for kilometres, allowing for strolls with prams or even gentle cycling, dotted with restaurants and hotels. The beaches are white sand and perfect for wading, snorkeling and supervised swimming. There are some sport centres that rent equipment as well as organize lessons, if desired.
This beach curves creating a lagoon feel, and is the throes of completing its promenade, allowing for strolls with prams or even gentle cycling, dotted with restaurants and hotels. This beach is perfect for wading, snorkeling and supervised swimming. When the tide is out there is hours of fun searching in the rock pools. There are some trees on the beach also offering shade as well as sunbeds for hire, and sport centres that rent equipment for activities as well as organize lessons, if desired.
A lot of water sports is offered in this area, just next to Nusa Dua. The beach is clean and thesea calm and mostly flat due to the reef break being further out. You can water ski, parasail, snorkel, jetski, windsurf etc int this area. This is also a hotel and resort area, so there are many restaurants with a multitude of cuisines to pick from being kid friendly.
On a more serious note, BIMC Hospital centrally located between all the tourist areas, can provide the whole family, and especially little ones, for all possible medical attention. This is a western style hospital with a multi-lingual body of staff and supports insurance and/or emergency assistance companies with ease. If possible do make an appointment or if not, ambulances also an option. T. +62361 761263 open 24 hours.