Summer is around the corner and the dry season is in full swing so it’s time to take advantage of some of Bali’s best family-friendly adventures and awesome new things to do with kids and teens in Bali. Whether your family prefers to venture outdoors or stay away from the sun, Little Steps’ list of Bali’s Best Summer Adventures covers activities for climbers, ‘canyoneers’, sliders, swimmers and adventure lovers of every age, so get out there and have some fun!
Bouldering is similar to rock climbing but without the ropes. Don't stress Dad, Bali Climbing and Bouldering Centre in Canggu has a range of climbing routes to suit beginners up to experts. A great activity to promote strength and build confidence in young climbers. Choose climbing classes for kids from 4-5pm or IDR80K gets you full access to climbing walls for 2 hours.
Bali Climbing & Bouldering Centre, Jalan Munduk Catu, Canggu Bali +62 85 239136443, http://bali-climbing.com/
Outdoor experts, Adventure & Spirit have canyoning in Bali covered. Experienced and professional operators, they offer a range of half and full day tours to suit all skill sets from 8 years and up. Following a natural watercourse you'll climb, cave, walk, wade, jump, slide and swim your way down the mountain! Check their website for comprehensive information to help you choose your canyoning experience.
Adventure & Spirit, Jalan Raya Mas 62 MAS Ubud, Gianyar Bali +62 853 33885598, www.adventureandspirit.com/
Whatever the weather, Upside Down World lets you take your holiday instapics from a totally different perspective! See 7 specially staged rooms where everything is the wrong way down. Bring out your silly side and pose in different positions as the staff assist you with the best angles for an awesome shot. They'll even take the shot for you. Got a tripod? Bring it with you for better pics!
Upside Down World, Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai 762 Denpasar Selatan Bali +62 361 8473053, Facebook page
Mt Agung might be out of the question but Batur is still the best mountain sunrise trek to suit the whole family. Located in the Kintamani district, it is 1717m above sea level and can be scaled in 2-3 hours. See an unforgettable sunrise from the top of a volcano as you enjoy your well-deserved breakfast. Drinking water, flashlights and breakfast provided. Wear warm clothing and grippy shoes!
Bali Trekking Tour Jalan Sekuih Banjar Gentong Tegalalang Gianyar, Bali +62 81 238 300 909, www.balitrekkingtour.com/mount-batur-trekking/
Sand between your toes and stars in the sky, sit back in your bean bag and watch a movie in one of the world's most idyllic beach locales. Monday is movie night every week at Karma Beach Club in Ungasan. Kids movie tickets include flavoured popcorn, milkshake, beef slider, french fries and marshmallows with chocolate sauce. Mums and Dads can opt for the more adult menu. Movies for juniors run from 6.45pm with movies for more mature audiences from 9pm.
Karma Movie Night, Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan Bali +62 3618482202, www.karmagroup.com/karma-beach/
Finns Super Fun Pass is an all-access entry ticket to entertainment in Canggu. It includes return inter-club shuttle bus transport, entry into Finns Recreation Club, Splash Water Park and Finns Beach Club as well as an hour of trampolining at Bounce AND an hour of ten pin at Strike Bowling! The best part about this pass is that you have 7 days from the date of the first activity to fit in the rest. Easy!
Finns Recreation Club Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali +62 361 848 3939?, www.finnsrecclub.com/day-pass/
New to Bali Wake Park for 2018 is Aqualand! Within the perimeter of the wake park, you will find an enormous inflatable arena of fun on the water. Run, jump and slide sideways around this aqua obstacle course. Expect lots of splashing, laughter and a few wipeouts along the way. Visit weekdays for fewer crowds and more slip n slide time! Life jackets are available.
Aqualand @ Bali Wake Park Jalan Raya Benoa Harbor 7X Pedungan Bali +62 361 8468866, www.baliwakepark.com
Explore the err....'roads' less traveled with ease behind the wheel of a 250cc buggy! Perfect for novices and skilled adventurers this 2-hour tour takes you where no car has been before. These off-roaders are easy to handle as your tour guide takes you through rice fields, mountain and rainforest. Co-pilots can be 5 years and up with self-driving from 16 years.
The Adventures Bali Jalan Raya Ketewel 54 Gianyar, Bali +62 851 0068730, www.adventures-bali.com
Swing low sweet chariot and feel like you're flying over the abyss! An adrenalin-charged way to see the mountains....and valley below, Bali Swing offers a swag of activities from 10 to 78m off the ground! US$35 gets you entrance, buffet lunch and drinks, 12 different sorts of swings, nests and amazing canyon and waterfall views. The ultimate adrenalin rush!
Bali Swing Jalan Dewi Saraswati 80352 Bongkasa Pertiwi Bali +62 878 0206 5006, www.baliswing.com
Forget roughing it on air beds and sleeping bags! Take your tent action up a notch and 'glamp out' at Sang Giri Mountain Rainforest Glamping. Nestled in the mountains of Jatiluwih, Sang Giri consists of 8 African style deluxe and grand deluxe tents complete with en-suite bathrooms and a private terrace overlooking the mountain. There is a lodge style retaurant and a free jacuzzi! Sang Giri has all the amenities you need for an upmarket Bali mountain safari!
Sang Giri Mountain Rainforest Glamping Jatiluwih Kangin Penebel, Tabanan, Bali +62 3614742039, www.sanggiri.com
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