About to book the fam bam on a Bali holiday? Check out our list of the best ways to keep your toddlers tame and entertained on your next trip to the tropics. We all know traveling with toddlers can be a tricky task, but these top ten tips for the island are sure to keep the whole clan smiling! Enjoy the top 10 things to do with toddlers in Bali – keep them busy!
A drop in learning center with a difference, leave your kids at The Garden for some time to play (1 hr minimum stay). Not just a child care center, The Garden helps kids create, make, cook, grow and play! Parents love it 'cos it's clean, safe & green, kids just love it 'cos it's fun! Their Kids Club is ideal for casual drop-in visits for children aged 2yrs & up. Open 7 days 8am-5pm.
The Garden Early Learning Centre, Jalan Raya Semat 18A, Canggu Bali. Indonesia, +62 8585 722 2941, www.thegarden.com
Ahoy Matey! Want to hunt for treasure? Pirate's Bay is a huge oceanfront playground featuring massive, multi-level tree house, pirate ship, playground, and even a crow's nest! Mums, relax in the restaurant while your pint-sized pirates head off on a guided treasure hunt. They even rent pirate costumes so kids can really look the part while channeling their inner Jack Sparrow!
Pirate's Bay, The Bay, Bali ITDC Area lot C-0, Nusa Dua, Bali, +62 361 8948138, www.thepiratesbaybali.com
Home to over 1000 animals, this award-winning conservation park is well worth the trip with so many options to entertain the entire family. Take a night safari, dine with the lions, get up close and personal with the elephants or even stay on safari! Bali Safari & Marine Park offers a visual feast for tots to teens with fun park spaces, splash zones, interactive animal experiences and surprises at every turn.
Bali Safari & Marine Park, Jalan Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km., 19,8 Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 950000, www.balisafarimarinepark.com
What about a water park that's the perfect size to keep an eye on your aqua babies at all times? Splash Water Park at Finns Recreation Club offers all of the rides and slides you require to keep your kiddies entertained without worrying about them wandering off. No long lineups for slides here and lifeguards keep watch on the kids at all times. Perfect for tiny tots and mini-paddlers, check out Splash's value packages and save!
Splash Water Park, Jl Pantai Berawa, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Tibubeneng, Canggu, Indonesia, +62 361 848 3939, www.splashbali.com
Don't let its reputation as Bali's uber cool sunset destination fool you. Sundays are Family Dayze at Ku De Ta when this hip n happening pad becomes a hotbed of family fun! Every Sunday from 10am brunch and lunch is served up alongside all kinds of kid-friendly fun which means they'll entertain your tin lids for free! The best bit? It's fun for mum & dad too!
Ku De Ta, Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9 Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia 80361, +62 361 73 6969, www.kudeta.com
Make it a tree change and take in some fresh mountain air at Treetops Adventure Park. Set in the stunning Botanical Gardens in Bedugul, Treetops is an outdoor adventure and ropes circuit with levels for all ages and abilities. Swing, zip, climb & fly through the trees and be sure to pack a picnic lunch to refuel after your treetop adventure. Open 8.30 - 6pm daily. For toddlers, there is a squirrel circuit which takes around 10 minutes!
Bali Treetop Adventure Park, Bali Botanical Gardens, Candikuning, Bali, +62 361 934 0009, www.balitreetop.com
Got a tot with an eye for the horses? Bali Equestrian Centre offers pony ride packages for toddlers 7 days a week. Choose a 15 or 30 minute guided ride or a 'Ride and Groom' package where junior jockeys also get to wash, groom and pet the pony! Their pool, playground, and restaurant are also perfect for kids' parties.
Bali Equestrian Centre, Perumahan Canggu Asri, Jl. Karang Suwung, Berawa ,+62 361 844 6533, www.baliequestriancentre.com
Bali holidays mean beach time fun, and with colorful fishing boats, kid-friendly waves, casual cafes and sand castle heaven, Mertasari Beach at Sanur is our pick for baby beachcombers. Plenty of room, shade, and space to stay and play for the day. The 5km paved, beachside walkway keeps you out of the traffic and makes strollers, bikes, and trikes a cinch!
Mertasari Beach, 25 minute drive from Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport, Jalan Tirta Empul, Sanur Bali, Indonesia
Prego @ The Westin hosts a popular family-themed brunch each Sunday. A dedicated children's buffet means the kidlets get to choose their faves and under fours eat for free! A mini playground outside ensures little diners are entertained with mini golf, a magician, trampoline and stilts! Prego guests are also welcome to use the Westin's swimming pool and slide to cool off after brunch.
Prego @ The Westin, The Westin Hotel, BTDC Lot N-3 Nusa Dua Bali, +62 361 771906, www.marriott.com
Playground, market, cafe, movies... The Joglo is toddler territory indeed! A safe, socially interactive playground complete with cute cubby house means mums & dads can dine, wine and recline while their kids are secure at play. Check out their weekly morning and after-school activities for ages 1-10-year-olds along with Kids Movie Club every Friday night @ 6.30pm.
The Joglo, Jl Subak Sari 13, No.8 Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 9347778, www.thejoglo.com