50 THINGS TO DO WITH TODDLERS, KIDS, TEENS IN BALI:
TOP 50 FAMILY ADVENTURES IN BALI
1. Air Panas Banjar Hot Springs
WHAT: Healing, therapeutic and strangely refreshing, these hot springs consist of four pools perfect for all ages. Located about 5km southwest of Lovina in the North of Bali, the pools are built around the hot water spring source with the highest and largest pool featuring eight dragon spouts spilling out this soothing, sulphur rich water source.
WHERE: Banjar Buleleng, Bali, +62 36292901, www.banjarhotspring.co.id
2. Amplitude Skate Park
WHAT: Get them outdoors and active with Bali's premier skate park. Purpose built in 2016, this 3000m facility features a street course and pump track with a massive centre skate bowl. All ages are welcome with lessons also available. Bring your own bike or board or rent one of theirs!
WHERE: Jl Raya Banjar Semer Gang Nata Kav 0-5 Kerobokan Bali, +62811 3850711, www.raceamplitude.com
3. Bali Bird Park
WHAT: Established over twenty years ago and passionate about everything avian, Bali Bird Park is home to many of Indonesia's indigenous bird species as well as exotic breeds from Latin America, Africa and Australia. Get up close and personal with over 250 species and 1000 feathered friends for a fabulous family day out!
WHERE: Jl Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir Singapudu Batu Bulan, Gianyar Bali, +62 361299352, www.balibirdpark.com
4. Bali Eco Cycling
WHAT: Designed to take Bali tourists away from the hustle-bustle of busy areas to reveal the real Bali, these half and full day eco-educational tours open island visitors' eyes to the local culture and spectacular sights on a cycling adventure. Take the family and choose the road less traveled through secret back roads and timeless, traditional villages to see lush, panoramic rice paddies.
WHERE: Jl Raya Pengosekan Peliatan, Ubud Bali +6281 337420420 +62361 975557, www.baliecocycling.com
5. Bali Equestrian Centre
WHAT: Pony rides and day camps, sunset canters or village tours, Bali Equestrian Centre has everything for horse lovers at their internationally acclaimed Berawa stables. With five star facilities designed to accommodate young novices up to experienced riders, BEC offers unique equine experiences for every age group. There's a cafe, pool, playground and function centre perfect for pint-sized parties too!
WHERE: Perumahan Canggu Asri, Jl Karang Suwung, Berawa Bali, +62 3618446533, www.baliequestriancentre.com
6. Bali Wake Park
WHAT: Ski, flip, jump, turn and splash your way around Bali's 1st and only cable water ski and aqua park. Take full advantage of their five-hectare lake with a full-sized cable system that can accommodate up to eight riders. Their two tower system means beginners can benefit from expert instructors to ensure you get up on the water. After you've skied your way around the park, check out their brand new inflatable aquatic fun park which opened earlier this year.
WHERE: Jl Raya Pelabuhan Benoa 7X Pedungan Denpasar Selatan Bali, +62 3618468866, www.baliwakepark.com
7. Bali Zoo
WHAT: Dine with an orangutan, feed a Bengal Tiger, go on a lion safari or encounter an elephant at Bali's most diverse animal conservation park. Come up close and personal, experiencing all kinds of creatures with a whole host of activities to engage adults and kids alike. Whether you want to celebrate a birthday with the birds or have a night at the zoo with nocturnals, there's loads of animal attraction at Bali Zoo!
WHERE: Jl Raya Singapudu, Sukawati Gianyar Bali, +62 361 294357, www.bali-zoo.com
8. Beachwalk Shopping and Cinemas
WHAT: Escape from the heat of the streets and treat yourself and the kids to some retail therapy. All the big retailers are here from H&M to Zara, Mango and more. Find all of your favorite goodies or duck into their Gold Class cinema to lounge back to look at the latest flicks at a fraction of the price of the home! Check out their website for family-friendly events on centre stage.
WHERE: Jl Pantai Kuta Bali (next to Sheraton Hotel) +62 3618464888, www.beachwalkbali.com
WHAT: Complete with tea cozies and fine china, High Tea at Biku has all the charm of an English tea party housed in a 150-year-old Javanese Joglo. A must do dining experience for many years, High Tea at Biku means delicious goodies piled high on tiered platters and over 50 types of tea to choose from! Be sure to ask about their High Tea platters for junior diners. The breakfast menu is also must, showcasing mighty flavours at mini prices. Bookings highly recommended.
WHERE: Jl Petitenget 888 Seminyak, Bali, +62 851 0057 0888, www.bikubali.com
10. Bounce Trampoline Centre
WHAT: Flip forward or flip backward but you're sure to flip out over Bali's only indoor trampoline centre. Open daily from 10am -8pm it's aerial fun at its best. Take on the elite tramps for even more airtime or play dodgeball with your pals. Mums and dads can join the fun or watch from above with a coffee in the airconditioned cafe. Grippy socks are required for trampolining and are available for purchase at Bounce reception.
WHERE: Jln Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali, +62 361 8483939, www.bouncebali.com
11. Bumbu Bali Cooking School
WHAT: Create culinary delights and the flavours of Bali at Bumbu Bali Cooking Class. Learn modern and age-old techniques to cook authentic Indonesian fare. Start your culinary experience at the heart of the local market to choose the freshest ingredients before making your way back to the kitchen to cook lunch! Full and half day classes available. Bookings essential.
WHERE: Jl Pratama Tanjung Benoa, Bali, +62 361774502, www.balifoods.com
12. Charly's Chocolate Factory
WHAT: Giant swings with a beachside view complete with Hobbit-like houses with porthole windows, a pirate ship and chocolate tasting to boot! Try then buy their guilt-free chocolate made from cold pressed, local cacao beans and take home a sample of their homemade soaps as a gift. Take in the seaside views and breezes while the kids swing and climb for a while.
WHERE: Jl Pantai Jasri Pertima Subagan, Karangasaem Bali +62 813 3701212, www.charlyschocolate.com
13. Climb Mt Batur
WHAT: Witness Bali's best sunrise from the top of a mountain! A moderate climb for all ages with a modicum of fitness, Mt Batur gets you out of bed and into the fresh air to enjoy a mountaintop breakfast and one of the best sunrises you'll ever see. Grab your jackets and sneakers and set the alarm for early! Tours include pickup from your hotel, transport to the mountain, entrance fee, flashlights, experienced guides and brekkie. All you need is your energy and enthusiasm.
WHERE: Jln Sekuih Banjar Gentong, Tegalalang Gianyar, Bali, +62 812 38300909, www.balitrekkingtour.com
16. Devdan Theatre
WHAT: Get a glimpse of the wonders of the Indonesian Archipelago as this 90 minute stage show takes you on a tour of some of this country's most famous islands through the eyes of two young narrators. The show features fantastic costumes, floor acrobatics, aerial silk dancers, detailed props and pyrotechnics! Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
WHERE: Komplek ITDC Nusa Dua Kuta Selatan Benoa, Bali, +62 361 770197, www.devdanshow.com
17. DMZ 3D Art
WHAT: Fun, trickery and illusion through art, enjoy some of the world's wonders through this clever 3D art museum. Originating in Korea and popular the world over, Bali DMZ has 120 interactive art pieces to enjoy. Open 7 days, 9am - 10pm.
WHERE: Jln Nakula 33X Legian, Bal,i +62 361 8496220, www.dmzbali.com
18. Elephant Safari Park
WHAT: Home to 31 endangered Sumatran elephants, see, feel and experience these majestic animals in their natural environment. Multi-award winning and world-renowned this conservation reserve offers a multitude of animal and adrenalin-filled adventures for the whole family. One of Bali's most visited attractions
WHERE: Jln Elephant Park Taro Village Tegalalang Ubud, Bali, +62 361 721480, www.masonelephantlodge.com
20. Glass Bottom Boat Tour
WHAT: Travel offshore to see the turtles without having to get into your scuba gear! View turtles, reef and marine life through your glass bottom boat then tour the Turtle Island Conservation centre to learn about the care of these endangered animals. Educational and fun, don't forget to bring some bread to feed the fish!
WHERE: Tanjung Benoa, +62 813 39563400, www.water-sports-bali.com
21. Goa Gajah Cave
WHAT: World Heritage listed and possibly dating back to the 11th century, you won't find any elephants here but this incredible cave with carvings, statues and bathing pools is full of Balinese historical significance. Featuring amazing Hindu and Buddhist images, the 'Elephant Cave' as it has been nicknamed, is a fascinating and cool (literally) lesson in local history and only a few clicks out of Ubud!
WHERE: Jl Raya Goa Gajah, Desa Bedulu Ubud Bali
22. Green Village Bali
WHAT: Visit this unique, environmentally sustainable, bamboo treehouse village and marvel at how these amazing hand constructed houses are designed and put together. Pop over to the bamboo factory and be sure to include a visit to village founder, John Hardy's jewellery store. Village tours are by reservation only and last around half a day.
WHERE: Jln Tanah Ayu, Sibang Gede Abiansemal Bali, +62 811 3922254, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenvillagebali.com
23. JSA Bali
WHAT: Sporty kids will love this local academy. The Junior Sports Academy offers a range of sports for youngsters from 6 years of age. Perfect for holidaymakers who want some outdoor action as drop-in sessions are available if the kids want to kick a ball, shoot some hoops, roll or jump without having to sign up for a whole season.
WHERE: Finns Recreation Club, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa Canggu, +62 361 8483939, www.jsabali.com
25. Mepantigan Bali
WHAT: A fusion of performance and martial arts in the mud! Mepantigan is one of those out of the box Bali experiences. They offer programs for adults and kids starting with an introduction to the sport, then you get down and dirty with some action and activities in the mud! Mepantigan's concept is happy, healthy and harmonious muddy fun!
WHERE: Jl Pesekan Pondok Batu Alam 30 Banjar Tubuh, +62 361 8461934, www.mepantiganbali.com
26. Monkey Forest
WHAT: A nature reserve, a Hindu temple, a research and conservation station and tourist hotspot, Ubud's Monkey Forest might be the best place in Bali to guarantee some monkey time with the native Macaques! Walk through the forest and feed the babies or just watch these primates at play. Be sure to remove any shiny jewelry, hats or sunnies before you enter the gates and bring plenty of bananas!
WHERE: Jl Monkey Forest, Padangtegal Ubud, Bali, +62 361 971304, www.monkeyforestubud.com
27. Night Safari
WHAT: Get up close and personal with the animals at night. Stay at the Mara River Safari lodge and take the night safari. This time it's you who's in the secure, caged tram as the animals roam freely outside. Don't just watch but feed them dinner as they approach the tram. See the website to discover the many in-park packages this place has to offer. Bring your swimming gear. There's an awesome water park too!
WHERE: Jl. Bypass Prof Dr Ida Bagus Mantra Gianyar Bali,+62 361 4791800, www.marariversafarilodge.com
WHAT: Kit up in your camouflage gear, load up the paint pellets, step onto the paintball battlefield and prepare to get splattered! Fantastic fun for the whole family, swags of friends or for team building exercises. All equipment is provided including overalls to protect your clothes. Just wear your sneakers. Minimum age is 10 (with parental supervision). Ready, aim and fire away!
WHERE: Perum Bali Kencana Resort Desa Ungasan, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Bali, +62 877 60454222, www.balipaintballarena.com/
29. Peekaboo Kids Cafe
WHAT: A full-on fun zone for families and funsters under 10 years of age, Peekaboo is an airconditioned play cafe with dedicated areas for babies and toddlers too. With over 1000 sqm of indoor and outdoor play areas, it's a good thing parents can sit back with a cuppa and watch the kids at play 'cos they're bound to be a while! Socks are required in the play areas. Bring your own or buy them there.
WHERE: Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai 17 Sanur Bali +62 361 282 638, www.peekaboofun.com
30. Pirates Bay
WHAT: Everyone wants to be a pirate for a day and at Pirates Bay in Nusa Dua there's an 'abandoned ship', a tree house and tons of treasure to be found by the sea! Tie your bandana tight and join in the hunt for treasure while mum and dad enjoy a meal at the open-air cafe. They also have treasure hunts for adults too making Pirate Bay the perfect choice for parties for buccaneers big and small. Ahoy matey!
WHERE: The Bay Bali ITDC Area Lot C-0 Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan Bali +62 361 894 8138, www.thepiratesbaybali.com
31. Pondok Pekak Library & Learning Center
WHAT: A community run centre in Ubud, Pondok Pecak is a place where you can immerse yourself in books or Bali culture. Browse the library or choose one of the many culturally enriching classes in Balinese dance, woodwork, craft, painting, music and cooking! Class tuition fee also includes an FnB voucher for the cafe. Winner!
WHERE: Jl. Monkey Forest beside Timur Lapangan Ubud, Gianyar, Bali,+62 361 97619, www.facebook.com/PondokPekak/
32. Prego Family Brunch
WHAT: Put the fun back into brunch with the Westin Hotel's Sunday brunch at Prego Restaurant. Especially themed for families to enjoy you won't struggle to get the kids to eat with their home-made pasta dishes, tasty topped pizzas, made to order sandwiches and fruity gelatos. Supervised games keep the kids occupied and they can even get their hands dirty with the weekly cooking adventures in the kitchen! The dessert station is to die for!
WHERE: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, BTDC Lot N-3 Bali, +62 361 771906, www.westinnusaduabali.com/prego-family-brunch
33. Release Sea Turtles
WHAT: Since 2011 the Bali Sea Turtle Society has been involved in the conservation, nest protection, hatching and human awareness about these beautiful yet endangered marine creatures. Help these turtles and their babies to get back to the water by checking out their website to find out how to donate to this great campaign and be there when the next hatching and release is scheduled.
WHERE: Hatch and release takes place takes beachfront at Grand Inna Kuta Beach Hotel (opposite Hard Rock), +62 811 3882683, www.baliseaturtle.org/
34. Rice Paddy Bike Tours
WHAT: See the World Heritage listed Jatiluwih rice terraces from your bicycle seat as a ride through this stunning landscape. Learn about farming, family life, ceremonies, and culture. It's an environmentally friendly tour activity that takes you off the main roads and into the countryside. You'll also be contributing to the island's growing eco-tourism project.
WHERE: Jln. Juwet Sari 110 Denpasar, Bali, +62 823 39894466, www.baligreentour.com/jatiluwih-cycling-tour/
35. Rip Curl School of Surf
WHAT: One of Bali's biggest surf schools not only offers to teach you how to tame the island's waves, their courses also include kite surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, stand up paddle board, diving and more. Instruction is available for all ages and every level from private to group classes. All necessary equipment is provided. Hang ten with them!
WHERE: Jl Arjuna (Double Six Beach) Legian Kaja, Kuta Bali +62 361 735858, www.ripcurlschoolofsurf.com
36. Seawalker Tour Sanur
WHAT: Walkthrough a marine wonderland with your own personal viewing bubble! Seawalker is perfect for anyone who isn't confident in the water or doesn't wish to scuba dive. Non air tank necessary so you can walk the ocean floor with ease. Each helmet has a transparent visor and with no tanks attached you are lightweight and flexible so it's great for adults and kids alike.
WHERE: Puri Santrian Beach Resort and Spa, +62 813 3739 9432, www.seawalker.co.id
37. Segway Bali
WHAT: See the island from a different perspective with a Segway tour along the beach. Take two wheels to see the sights and whizz around with ease. Your tour leader will set the pace and take you on a sightseeing tour with a difference. Great for those who don't fancy walking, take a segway and don't sweat it.
WHERE: Jl. Danau Tamblingan 121 Sanur Denpasar, Bali, +62 361 270478, http://www.segway-tours-worldwide.com/listing/bali-geen-connection-segway-tours-bali-indonesia/
38. Splash Water Park
WHAT: Don't wait in line to ride the speed racer or languish on the lazy river, make it a day out in Canggu at Splash Bali and ditch the crowds of Kuta. All the excitement of the major water parks without the wait or the lines. Splash even has a dedicated area for younger tots with plenty of shady places for parents to sit and watch with a cocktail.
WHERE: Finns Recreation Club Jl Raya Pantai Kuta Berawa, +62 828 9719 3939, www.splashbali.com
39. Strike Indoor Bowling
WHAT: Out of the weather and onto the lanes. Strike Bowling means indoor fun for everyone. Make it a birthday party for the kids or a family night out. Strike has the latest technology along with music videos to keep you entertained while you wait your turn. Their fully licensed bar and cafe means you can load up on food and fizzy drinks as you hit the lanes.
WHERE: Jln Pantai Berawa Banjar Tegal Gundul, +62 828 97193939, www.strikebali.com
WHAT: It's just not a Bali holiday without witnessing one of those magical sunsets over the water and what better sunset experience than with the silhouette of one of Bali's most famous temples in the background. Thousands flock to Tanah Lot every afternoon for the chance to see one of the island's most famous sunsets and receive a blessing to smooth the waters. There is a multitude of tour operators to choose from.
WHERE: Beraban Kediri Tabanan, +62 361 880361
41. Taman Kupu Kupu
WHAT: Leave the hustle and bustle behind for a while and enjoy the serenity and silence of thousands of butterflies. A relatively small facility, see some of Bali's incredible butterflies such as the Bali Peacock, common birdwing and a whole host of unusual insects at Taman Kupu Kupu(Bali Butterfly Park). Visit in the mornings for more of a chance to witness the butterflies hatch.
WHERE: Jln Batukaru Sandan Lebah Wanasari, Tabanan Bali +62 361 894 0595, www.bali-indonesia.com/denpasar/taman-kupu-kupu-bali.htm
42. Temega Tree House
WHAT: Play Tarzan and traipse among the treetops for an unusual island adventure. Temega Treehouse is a small cluster of bamboo houses connected via a suspension bridge. Not for the faint-hearted, climb up to three stories high to take in Mt Agung and breathtaking 180 views. Children under ten must be accompanied by an adult. Weekdays are better to visit as weekends can get busy.
WHERE: Jl Raya Tirta Gangga, Temega, Padang Kerta, Karangasem Bali
45. Treetops Adventure Park
WHAT: Set amongst a stunning backdrop of the Botanical Gardens in Bedugul, get set for an adrenalin filled and adventurous day out. Climb, crawl, leap, and zipline your way around this exciting ropes course and overcome obstacles you never thought you'd beat! They have seven different circuits for ages from 4 years and upwards. You must be a minimum of 12 years and 140cm to take on the mighty twenty-metre high Black Circuit!
WHERE: Bali Botanical Gardens, Bedugul Candikuning, Bali,+62 361 9340009, www.balitreetop.com/
46. VW Safari Tours
WHAT: Take in the sights of the island with the wind in your hair from an open-topped, classic VW 181 convertible. Choose your tour location and with your driver and guide at your side, take off around the island with ease. Custom designed tours are available and they can accommodate large groups of up to 60. Bring your hat and your camera!
WHERE: Jl Nakula 29 Legian Kaja Kuta, Bali, +62 361 733608, www.balisafaritours.com/
47. Warung Rekreasi
WHAT: Cool crisp air and views over Danau Bratan makes this mountaintop playground a must do. Just on the outskirts of Bedugul, this restaurant and outdoor play area have everything outdoorsy to occupy the kids for a few hours with swings, climbing frames, seesaws, mini futsal field and flying fox. Enquire about their food and activity packages for groups. Bring a jacket in case it gets chilly!
WHERE: Jl Raya Bedugul (Opposite Fruit Market) +62 811 385 7065, www.warungrekreasibedugul.com/
48. Waterbom Bali
WHAT: A trip to Bali is not complete without a visit to Asia's number one waterpark. Immaculate, exciting and environmentally conscious, Bali's biggest water park is home to a multitude of rides and attractions for every age from toddlers to adrenaline junkies. Arrive early and book a cabana to beat the crowds. Buy a wristband at the entrance and top up at kiosks around the park for the ease of cash-free F&B purchases.
WHERE: Jl. Kartika Plaza Tuban Kuta, Bali +62 361 755 676, https://www.waterbom-bali.com/
49. White Water Rafting
WHAT: It's Bali by boat but you're gonna get wet! With life jackets, helmets and paddles in hand ride the rapids of the Ayung or Telagawaja Rivers with your experienced guide to tell you when to paddle forwards, backward or hold on as you hit the white water. Be prepared for the walk up the stairs after the rafting but there's lunch as a reward for your climb!
WHERE: Gianyar, Bali, + 62 81 236 521 215, www.baliwhitewaterrafting.info
WHAT: A fitting way to end your holiday, find your zen with a yoga class at Desa Seni. A stunning and serene setting in the heart of Canggu, they offer all types of yoga classes including meditation. Come to a yoga class, stay for lunch or even stay the night at the resort! Classes without specification are open to all levels and they have special rates for children aged 10 - 17 years. Private classes also available.
WHERE: Jl. Subak Sari 13 Pantai Berawa, Canggu Bali, +62 361 844 6394, www.desaseni.com/