Good news sun and fun seekers, Little Steps has rounded up the best outdoor activities in Jakarta for you and the kids. Start to plan some exciting open-air play with your babes, tots, and teens. Get sweaty, bond, and laugh! Here are the best outdoor activities to enjoy with your kids in and around Jakarta.
Every Sunday from 6 am to 11 am, some roads around Jakarta are closed to all private cars, to provide space for the public to walk, jog, cycle and do other activities. You can ride your bike without any fear of being knocked over by cars. So, grab your bike and enjoy almost 5 hours of car-free riding every Sunday. This is the schedule for Jakarta Car Free Day.
Car Free Day Schedule, Central Jakarta Jl. Sudirman (every Sunday from 6 am to 11 am), www.infocarfreeday.id/areas
Spend half a day at Branchsto Equestrian Park for a guaranteed fun time! Aside from regular horse riding lessons, there are many activities you can do at Branchsto. Animal-loving kids enjoy feeding the bunnies, talking to the parrot and also watching the iguana and tortoise. For adventure seekers, try your hands on archery or rent an ATV. If it gets too hot outside, enjoy a meal and beverage in the air-conditioned cafe!
Branchsto Equestrian Park,
Jl. BSD Raya Pusat, Pagedangan, Tangerang, +6281297138068, www.branchsto.com
As soon as you enter the main gate of Pantjoran PIK 2 in Golf Island Pantai Indah Kapuk in North Jakarta, you will feel like you had been transported to a different country. Though the buildings were just built and opened at the end of 2020, the design and decoration were made to depict an old Chinatown feel. Go ahead and walk around to spot the artistic murals scattered around the area, and don't forget to snap a shot with the pagoda. There are plenty of food vendors to choose from when you get hungry, and you can even hop from vendor to vendor and try their specialty! Once you are tired, fret not! Hire a scooter or hop on the Pantjoran Bus to get around.
Pantjoran PIK 2, Golf Island PIK, Instagram
Senayan Park or SPARK is not just another of Jakarta's shopping malls. Sure, there are excellent choices for shopping and dining there, but the main attraction is their outdoor area, complete with a lake and a bunch of decorations for photo ops. Dine at one of the restaurants there with a patio or simply walk around and bask in the sun. Psst... you can bring your furry friends too! Read more about SPARK here.
Senayan Park SPARK, Jl. Gerbang Pemuda No.3, Jakarta, +62212512030, senayanpark.com
If you and your family are looking for adventurous activities that will make you hold your breath, BSD Xtreme Park is the place. Situated in BSD City in Serpong, the park features many kid-friendly activities. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you compete in a paintball game or glide through the air on their flying fox. From Go-Karts to archery to obstacle courses, BSD Xtreme Park is the perfect place for groups to hang out in. Even if you are coming alone, expect to have endless fun there. You will be supervised by professionally trained staff at all times and the park equipment is regularly inspected and well-taken care of. The park also has a wide range of food. If you are looking for a fun and safe place to spend time with a group or just yourself, BSD Xtreme Park is the place for you.
BSD Xtreme Park, Jl. Damai Foresta, Sampora, Tangerang, +6281210046263, Instagram
Located in Ancol and just less than 500 meters from the sea, the Allianz Eco Park is surrounded entirely by water, practically making it an island. The amusement park spans over 34 hectares and is dedicated to providing you with an educational and adventurous time with a green lifestyle approach. Enjoy the natural beauty and many types of animals or view Indonesian art and culture. The Allianz Eco Park provides top-tier facilities and a memorable experience. Asides from nature and cultural activities, they also have a pesticide-free market featuring different varieties of organic fruits and vegetables along with an outdoor fitness area. Children will enjoy the Learning Farm, an educational facility where they can learn to plant crops. Also, the park contains facilities for jogging and cycling and hosts several activities beneficial to your health and the environment. The Allianz Eco Park remains the center of nature in a large busy city.
Allianz Eco Park, Jl. Lodan Timur No.7, Jakarta, +622129222222, Instagram
Hot in the city? Escape the heat, traffic and get outdoors and discover the hidden water park gems in Jakarta and beyond. Check out the Little Steps Guide to the Top water parks in Jakarta, Tangerang, and Cikarang. These parks are fabulous for kids of all ages - be sure to go early!
Top Waterparks In Jakarta, Click here!
Similar to the Pantjoran PIK 2 in North Jakarta, the Old Shanghai Sedayu City is the latest new "Chinatown" in Jakarta. Located in Cakung, this area has a vibrant old-time Shanghai feel. You can find some of the famous culinary legends at this venue, starting from Es Kopi Tak Kie, Lo Mie Piangsia, to Ponggol Nasi Lemak and Croco by Monsieur Spoon. Aside from food and beverage stalls, you can also find many Instagrammable spots: Dragon Alley, Pagoda Pond, Gazebo, and a variety of murals scattered all over the area. Go ahead, put your qipao on, and head to Old Shanghai!
Old Shanghai Sedayu City, West Cakung, Jakarta, +62811887018, Instagram
Situated in South Jakarta, Tebet Eco Park stretches 7.3 hectares filled with greenery. The park is dedicated to creating a great environment for nature and a place for people to socialize and connect. Containing renaturalized rivers, wetlands, and many plants, Tebet officials plan on reducing pollution and increasing flood control. The northern area consists of a plaza and a garden. The plaza also has an amphitheater, parking facilities, and small/medium businesses. Meanwhile, on the south side, there is a plant nursery along with a wetland boardwalk, community garden, Forrest Buffer, and Swamp Playground zone. There is also a Community Lawn, a large open lawn for public activities. Tebet Eco Park is the ideal spot for a fun time with your family or just a refreshing walk around nature.
Tebet Eco Park, Jl. Tebet Barat Raya, Jakarta, +62215328454, Instagram
A great place to exercise and hang out with family, GBK is a large stadium with about 1 km of road path surrounding it. You can bike, walk, skate, and more to your heart’s content! We also recommend staying past sunset, so you can enjoy the night breeze and watch the spectacular display of lights on the stadium building. There, they also have a convenience store that can serve as a checkpoint as well as a resting spot or meetup location for you and your family! They are open every day unless there is a special event going on. Check their website or Instagram for schedule info.
Como Park is currently the most stylish off-leash dog park in Jakarta. Not only the furry friends, but kiddos are also welcome to roam free in the park. Best of all, they have the best American pizza in town, Pizza Place, as well as thoughtful organic food at Lokal Deli, and other interesting food vendors that offer fresh coffee, Japanese cuisine, and of course, premium dog food!
Como Park, Jl. Kemang Timur No. 998, South Jakarta, Instagram
Horse Back Riding is a perfect weekend activity in Jakarta. They offer pony rides, lungeing lessons, group lessons, and riding camps. Arthayasa Stables caters to riders of all ages and levels, even including lessons for disabled riders and their parents. All of the rides and lessons are facilitated by knowledgeable instructors and the horses are carefully chosen for their quiet temperaments and experience with junior riders. While pony rides are for younger riders, kids who are 7 or older can start proper lessons. Costs are determined by the lesson and/or membership type.
If you want to see all of Indonesia in one day, visit Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII)! Get to know the indigenous cultures of Indonesia's 34 provinces, plus more about the local flora and fauna, history, and religions. Other than the skylift cable car, another great option to get around the park is on the Aeromovel, a wind-powered train.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta Timur, +622187795616/8409163/87792078, www.tamanmini.com
Ruang Publik Terbuka Ramah Anak (RPTRA) or Public Open Spaces for Children is a program by Jakarta Government. Currently, there are 70 RPTRA spaces across Jakarta. The biggest one is in Kalijodo, West Jakarta. Here, kids are allowed to roam free and safe! They can also use the skate park, plus there will be occasional art workshops decorating the spaces' walls coached by local talented artists. All locations are equipped with toilets, sinks, an indoor area, and a library. Students are also welcome to utilize the spaces for team sports or performance arts rehearsal. And, everything is free of charge!
Public Open Spaces In Jakarta, Check the nearest RPTRA here.
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