Want to enjoy Jakarta without the traffic? Yes, you can! Jakarta has a modest train system that offers a fast way to get around in a short time without having to drive into traffic jams – it’s called The Commuter Line. Little Steps took a tour on this line to find the most kid-friendly spots for play with the kids in tow. Jump on the train folks!
Tanah Abang Station:
Located in Jl. Jatibaru, Central Jakarta, Tanah Abang station has four platforms that head to different areas, like Serpong, Maja, Manggarai and Duri. Serpong is one’s of our favorite places on the weekend. From Tanah Abang to Serpong, it takes approximately 40 minutes. Take your time to stop at this station and find the best places to go with the kids.
BX Rink: 10 minutes from Jurangmangu station, you will find Bxchange. Kids love this mall because it provides some outdoor activities such as wall climbing, a skate park, a parkour site, a jogging track, outdoor playground area and more. One of our favorite activities here is the Ice Skating Rink, BX Rink. BX Rink is the biggest in Indonesia and the best ice skating rink.
Rawa Buntu Station
AEON Mall: Located not far from Rawa Buntu station, is the AEON mall at BSD City. It is the first and the biggest AEON Mall in Indonesia. Kids will be happy to visit AEON MALL because there are loads of playgrounds available inside - Miniapolis, Amazone, Playtime, Toys City and many more.
Ocean Park Water Adventure: Just 15 minutes from Rawa Buntu station by taxi is this cool park for kids. Ocean Park is one of the largest water parks in Serpong, you can find various kinds of pools for different ages available. Take your kids out for a day in the sun! Go on an adventure in the best water park in Serpong.
Grand Indonesia: Grand Indonesia is one’s of Jakarta's top shopping malls. Grand Indonesia is home to high-end brands like Chanel, Burberry, Louis Vuitton and much more. The dining options are impeccable. They have everything here, from Indonesian food, western cuisine, Japanese, Italian, German, and more.
This station has six platforms that head to different areas, like Kota, Depok, Bogor, Bekasi, Jatinegara and Tanah Abang.
Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory for Kids: Kids will learn about space at this interactive hub of space exploration. If your kids are keen on developing knowledge about earth and outer space science, this is your spot.
Jakarta Public Library: In the same area as Jakarta Planetarium, Jakarta Public Library provides many collections of children’s books in a separate comfy room. You can find a variety of Children’s story books both in English and Indonesian, and games for children. Besides books, they have educational toys like puzzles, numbers, wooden toys and more.
Museums Galore! Take a day to explore Jakarta’s old town. Just a five-minute walk from Jakarta Kota Station and you can find many interesting places to go. You will find kid-friendly museums here, such as Bank Indonesia Museum, Bank Mandiri Museum, Puppet Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics and Jakarta Historical Museum.
Sunda Kelapa Harbour: The port has many old wooden boats. You can also take a ride in a small boat along the harbor. Within walking distance from the old seaport is the Maritime Museum. You will see Indonesian maritime history, sea crafts, arts and informational displays of Indonesia’s seafaring cultures, naval maps and charts, anchors and model lighthouses and cannons.
Taman Honda Tebet: Taman Tebet is a favorite destination for family's on the weekend. You can find futsal fields, children’s playgrounds, jogging tracks, fitness stations, large open grassed spaces for general play. There are numerous large areas which are suitable for bike riding. The best time to come is early morning or afternoon, and the entrance is free.
RPTRA Akasia Tanoto Foundation: Located in Tebet Barat, just 10 minutes from Tebet Station, is a new public playground RPTRA (Child-Friendly Integrated Public Space). The Akasia facility includes a children’s playground, library, gardens, sport pitches and a multi-purpose room which can be used for classes and events.
Bogor Botanical Garden: The Bogor Botanical Gardens are located in the heart of the city of Bogor, just a short walk away from the Bogor train station. The garden opens every day from 8am to 5pm. There are many collections of trees, flowers, and plants. From pine, maple, bamboo, cactus, orchid, Rafflesia and much more. The trees in this garden are hundreds of years old and they are really tall. Besides the various trees, the park has ponds, greenhouses, museums, restaurants, picnic areas and much more.
Bogor Presidential Palace: This is the largest of six Presidential Palaces in Indonesia. You can also see a lot of deer on the other side of the palace. Ask kids to learn about the essentials of living off the land, learn about where our food comes from, and the hard work that goes into running a farm. Kuntum farm field is home to a handful of farm animals including goats, rabbits, ducks, cows and chickens.
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