TOP 50 THINGS TO DO IN JAKARTA WITH KIDS:
1. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
WHAT: Get to know the indigenous cultures of Indonesia's 34 provinces through their traditional houses and the lake that replicate the country’s archipelago. Enjoy 16 museums around the park (including Reptile Museum with a live Komodo dragon!), a stunning lake, traditional houses, gardens/mini-parks, and plenty of family-friendly recreational activities. Click here for Little Step's review.
WHERE: Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, Timur, +62 21 8779 2078, Facebook Page
WHAT: Built as a pint-sized town replica, kids will have a blast pretending they're grownups working at hundreds of different professions. It has a restaurant, hospital, gas station, airport, police station, with lots of vacancies for chefs, artists, pilots, F1 racers, you name it! Click here for Little's Step's review.
WHERE: Kidzania, Pacific Place, 6th floor, Sudirman Central Business District, JI. Jendral Sudirman, kav. 52 – 53, Jakarta, +62 21 5154 888, email@example.com, jakarta.kidzania.com
3. Dunia Fantasi
WHAT: Dunia Fantasi (Dufan, meaning Fantasy World) is a home for endless fun in the town! It offers exciting attractions including water rides, skyscraper rides, and interactive games. Click here to check out Little Steps' review.
WHERE: Dunia Fantasi, Ancol Taman Impian, Jakarta Utara, +62 21 299 222 222, Website
4. Ocean Ecopark
WHAT: It is an open space for visitors of Ancol Taman Impian to explore botanical knowledge and outbound recreation. Ecopark is divided into different functions and facilities, such as Eco-Care, Eco Nature, Eco Art, Eco Island and Eco Energy Zones. Click here for Little Step's Guide to the Ecopark.
WHERE: Ecopark Ancol, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Jl. Lodan Timur 7, Ancol, North Utara, +62 21 29 222 222, Website.
5. Kota Tua (Old Batavia)
WHAT: Tucked away amidst the hustle and bustle of Indonesia's modern capital is Kota Tua Jakarta, the Old Batavia area of the city. Covering about 320 acres (1.3 square km), this quaint part of Jakarta has an old world charm about it and gives you a chance to learn more about the history of the city. The building that houses the museum is in itself a historical landmark since it was used as the Batavia City Hall by the Dutch colonists. Click here to see what museums you can visit in Old Batavia
WHERE: Kota Tua, West Jakarta. Museums are across the road from Central City Station.
6. Bandar Djakarta
WHAT: It is a one-stop seafood experience in Jakarta! Welcome to the coastline of the city and enjoy your favorite seafood with your favorite spices of choice. You are all welcomed aboard the wooden ship for a short shallow water trip after the meal.
WHERE: Bandar, Djakarta, Jl Lodan Timur No. 7, Pintu Timur, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, North Jakarta, +62 21 645 6554, www.bandar-djakarta.com
7. Public Open Spaces For Children (RPTRA)
WHAT: Ruang Publik Terbuka Ramah Anak (RPTRA) or Public Open Spaces for Children is the new exciting program from the Jakarta Government. 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 a local talented artist. All locations are equipped with toilets, sinks, indoor area, and library.
WHERE: Click here to find the locations.
8. Ganara Art Studio
WHAT: They hold classes all around Jakarta! From painting, cooking, and drawing, to sustainable crafts, Ganara provides the best tools for creative talents, and they have an adorable art playground. On top of that, they also open classes for adults, where you can take a pottery class or learn printmaking.
WHERE: Ganara Art Studio, 8B, Kemang Raya, RT.9/ RW 1, Bangka, Mampang, Prpt, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Jakarta, +62 822 111 150, ganara.art
9. Museum MACAN
WHAT: Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Nusantara, or best known as Museum MACAN, is the first of its kind in Indonesia where kids and adults can explore and experience contemporary arts! Take the kids and let them have fun at the Children's Art Space. The program here changes with their current exhibitions and provides entry points into artworks on view, specifically aimed at young minds. Make sure to check out Little Steps review on Museum MACAN.
WHERE: Museum Macan, AKR Tower Level MM, Jl. Panjang No. 5, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, +62 21 2212 1888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.museummacan.org
10. Weekend At The Museum
WHAT: Let's learn about the history of Jakarta in a fun way! Every Sunday, Jakarta’s well-known theatre group, Teater Koma, presents an exciting and comical performance for kids depicting various historical events about the city.
WHERE: National Museum, Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 12, Central Jakarta, +62 21 3868 172, www.museumnasional.or.id
11. Como Park
WHAT: It is a perfect destination if you totes love dogs. In Como Park, dogs and humans can roam free and play with each other. Best of all, they have the best Italian pizza at Pizza Place, organic food at Lokal Deli, plus a fresh coffee parlor and Japanese restaurant.
WHERE: Jl. Kemang Timur No. 998, South Jakarta, instagram Lokal Deli, Kopi. Teh. Kue Como Park, JI Kemang Timur 998, +62 0812 9410 8099, instagram.
12. Ragunan Zoo
WHAT: Ragunan Zoo is the home to 300 animals and 180 species of flora in a lush tropical setting area. Feed some friendly animals, take a photo with baby cubs, or explore Schmutzer Primate Center. There is also a Children's Zoo, where the children can interact with tame animals. Click here for the Little Steps review.
WHERE: Ragunan Zoo, Jl. Harsono RM No. 1, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan, +62 21 7884 7114, ragunanzoo.jakarta.go.id
13. Indonesia Kite Museum
WHAT: The Indonesia Kite Museum offers a stunning collection of pretty kites from around Indonesia and the world. The museum is set in a beautiful and leafy area, within a traditional Javanese house. Snuggle up and relax in a corner after your visit, or join a craft session to wrap up your museum journey. Click here for our review!
WHERE: Indonesia Kite Museum, Jl. H. Kamang no. 38, Pondok Labu, Jakarta Selatan, +62 21 765 8075 / 750 5112.
14. Jakarta Planetarium & Observatory
WHAT: Visitors are invited to wander the universe and to understand the conception of the universe. Be sure to check out the Planetarium show (Star Theater) happening twice daily and lasting 50-60 minutes. You can organize a presentation in English in advance of your visit. Click here for our review.
WHERE: Jakarta Planetarium & Observatory, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jl. Cikini Raya No.73, Central Jakarta +62 21 230 5146.
15. Snow Bay Waterpark
WHAT: At Snow Bay Waterpark, you’ll find snow, penguins, snow-capped mountains, and more! Some of the main attractions not to be missed are the Flush Bowl, Tube Coaster, Hurricane, and Tube Coaster. Little kids are not forgotten with their very own Toddle Zone.
WHEN: Snow Bay, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jl. Taman Mini I, East Jakarta, +62 21 8778 3530, Website
16. Mangrove Forest
WHAT: This tourism park is where you can enjoy the beautiful, comfortable and cool nature. To explore the mangrove forest, you can rent a canoe or a machine boat. There are also several different footpaths for walking around and seeing the mangrove trees. There is also a children's playground with a playhouse, jungle gym, etc., that kids can enjoy. Click here for more information.
WHERE: Mangrove PIlMNJl. Pantai Indah Utara No.2, Penjaringan, North Jakarta.
17. Thousand Islands
WHAT: Island hopping at Jakarta’s northern region, Thousand Islands (Kepulauan Seribu) is a must! Your family can enjoy the historical ruins tour, wildlife discoveries, seafood fiesta or stay at one of the island’s resorts such as Tiger Island Resort. Check out the review!
WHERE: Kepulauan Seribu, North Jakarta.
18. Houbii Adventure Park
WHAT: Houbii offers various exercise attractions for all ages who love to be fit in a creative way that includes Main Trampoline Area, High-Performance Area, Extreme Slides, as well as Rope Course (for you who don't fear heights), Dodge Ball, Tumble Tracks, Rock Wall and Ninja Course. Click here for the review!
WHERE: Houbii Adventure Park, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah Blok BB No. 3, Pondok Pinang, South Jakarta, Indonesia +62 21 2765 4571, email@example.com.
19. Sky Rink Jakarta
WHAT: Sky Rink Jakarta is one of the largest ice skating rinks in Southeast Asia and is affiliated with the U.S. Ice Skating Institute. You'll be well looked after here with a vast sitting area, skate rentals, lockers, a snack bar, and first-aid facilities for beginner boo-boos. Click here for more information.
WHERE: Sky Rink Jakarta, Mall Taman Anggrek, 3rd floor, West Jakarta, +62 021 564 2888, Website.
20. Speedy Karting
WHAT: Little racer can try their first speed wheels at Speedy Karting. With friendly and professional facilitators, newbies can learn thoroughly about go-karting do’s and don’ts.
WHERE: Speedy Karting, Plaza Semanggi, 8A Parking Area, South Jakarta, +62 877 8051 0008, Website.
WHAT: Located in a family-friendly neighborhood, Playparq @ Kemang offers one-stop fun activities for parents and kids. Little ones can roam in the tree house, flying fox, sliders, trampoline and many more. And of course, they should not miss out the Water Play Zone for unlimited splash fun.
WHERE: PlayParq, Jl. Kemang Timur No. 72, Jakarta Selatan, +62 21 719 5333, Website.
22. Arthayasa Stables & Country Club
WHAT: Arthayasa Stables and Country Club has earned the well-deserved reputation as one of the best horse riding schools. They teach little riders aged four years and above to learn horse riding and horsemanship skills in a safe and friendly environment, with the greatest emphasis on the safety aspect of horses. Click here for more information.
WHERE: Blok Tengki, Desa Grogol, Kecamatan Limo, Cinere, Depok, +62 21 754 7024 - 25, firstname.lastname@example.org.
23. Cinemaxx Junior
WHAT: Parents and children are invited to relax on various family-friendly seats, including Sofa Beds, Bean Bags, Loungers, and Regular Cinema Seats. Before the gate opens, little ones can have fun in the playground with various fun features. Click here for more information.
WHERE: Cinemxx Junior, MaxxBox Lippo Karawaci, Jl. Boulevard Palem Raya Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang.
24. Laser Game **Closed
WHAT: Gear up with the hi-tech suits and target your friend with the laser gun! With a cool futuristic environment, Laser Game Indonesia could be your most exciting group activity in the town. Minimum age is 8 years old.
WHERE: Laser Game, Jl. Kemang Raya No.16A, South Jakarta, +62 21 718 1921.
25. Detective Game
WHAT: The Escape Hunt is an "escape the room" experience. You and your gang will be transported back 100 years to the old Jakarta where you take on the role of a London detective to solve a murder mystery in a locked room. Fun and educational, this 60-minute game acts as a great bonding session for the whole family as two heads are better than one. Click here for more information.
WHERE: Ruko 2nd Floor, Jalan Kemang Raya 15 Jakarta, +62 21 7179 4600, email@example.com, jakarta.escapehunt.com
26. Jakarta Climbers
WHAT: Strengthen muscles and achieve the height with Jakarta Climbers. Learn wall-climbing with experienced instructors that welcome newbies from early ages.
WHERE: Jakarta Climbers, Pasar Festival, Jl. HR Rasuna Said 9, South Jakarta, Facebook Page.
27. Young Chefs Academy
WHAT: The youngest chefs-in-training will begin with the Kindercooks course, where they learn basic cooking techniques, age-appropriate culinary skills, and basic nutrition. Then on to the Junior Chef and Senior Chef classes for children 7+, which focus on food handling and knife safety skills. For more information, click here.
WHERE: Young Chefs Academy, Gedung Kemang 15, 2nd floor, Jalan Kemang Raya no.15, South Jakarta, +62 21 71794589, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for the Bricks4Kidz approach to educational play, which reinforces math and science concepts.
WHERE: Bricks 4 Kidz, Jl. Benda Raya No. 5, Kemang, South Jakarta, +62 822 1888 0660, email@example.com, www.bricks4kidz.co.id
29. Car Free Day
WHAT: 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. Click here for more 'Outdoor Fun In Jakarta' by Little Steps.
WHERE: Central Jakarta Jl. Sudirman (every Sunday from 6 am to 11 am). The road closed from Ratu Plaza until Monas Monument | South Jakarta Jl. Sisingamangaraja (every Sunday from 6 am to 11 am) Jl. Dr. Saharjo & Jl. Minangkabau Manggarai, (first week/Sunday of the month at 6 am to 9 am). | West Jakarta Kawasan Kota Tua Tamansari, (second week/Sunday of the month from 6 am to 11 am). | North Jakarta Jl. Boulevard Kelapa Gading (third week/Sunday of the month from 6 am to 11 am). | East Jakarta Jl. Pemuda Rawamangun (fourth week/Sunday of the month from 6 am to 11 am)
30. Rockstar Gym
WHAT: The gym offers a variety of classes, such as gymnastics, ballet, martial arts (Wushu, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, and Boxing), and also dance classes including modern dance, Hip-Hop, MTV dance, Latin, and many more. Click here for more information.
WHERE: Click here to see the various locations.
31. Taman Suropati Kids Sunday
WHAT: The green and lush Suropati Garden is an ideal location for kids to roam free and enjoy the outdoor atmosphere. Every Sunday there is an orchestra group rehearsing, plus friendly dog owners can enjoy a meet-up here as pets are allowed. Various exciting events are often held, from an organic market to craft bazaar.
WHERE: Jl. Taman Suropati, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia.
32. Club Kemang
WHAT: Club Kembang, part of Sekolah Kembang (preschool up to primary), offers a fun family weekend getaway in downtown Jakarta. This weekend-only club is friendly and warm, the perfect atmosphere for little ones to explore and play with confidence! Click here for more information.
WHERE: Club Kemang, Sekolah Kembang, Jl. Kemang II no.1, South Jakarta, Facebook Page.
33. Galeri Indonesia Kaya
WHAT: Everything you want to know about Indonesian culture can be found at Galeri Indonesia Kaya! The digital multimedia technology at this gallery, including the latest Microsoft Surface technology, makes for an interactive, accessible and educational outing with the kids...and it's free! Click here for more information.
WHERE: Grand Indonesia, West Mall level 8, Jakarta, Indonesia +62 21 2358 0679,www.indonesiakaya.com/galeri-indonesia-kaya#mce_temp_url#
34. The National Monument
WHAT: The National Monument or more commonly called, Monas, is a legendary icon of Jakarta city. The 137-meter tall marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35kg of gold. The monument gives you good historical information on Indonesia. For more information, click here.
WHERE: Centre of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta.
35. Reading Room
WHAT: Reading Room fills their shelves with a huge book collection that can make you sit still for at least a couple of hours. Book lovers will also love their events including book discussions with famous authors. Great place for the older kids. Click here for more information!
WHERE: Reading Room, Jl. Kemang Timur, no.57 A-B, South Jakarta +62 21 9027 7567, Twitter.
36. Cutie Cats Cafe
WHAT: It is the first cat cafe in Indonesia! A perfect place for cat lovers of all ages to come play, feed, snuggle with the felines all day while enjoying fresh drinks and meals.
WHERE: Jl. Kemang 1 No. 12F, South Jakarta, +62 811 100 4560, Instagram.
37. Telaga Arwana Cibubur
WHAT: Outbound, water park, fishing are all available at this one-stop edutainment for families. Not only that, kids and parents can also experience rice planting, buffalo’s bathing, or ATV riding.
WHERE: Telaga Arwana Cibubur, Jl. Jambore, Pondok Ranggon, Depok, +62 21 8431 2978, Instagram.
38. Engineering For Kids
WHAT: A creative learning program from USA that introduces kids aged 4 to 14 years to learn concepts of S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) through fun experiments. They have various locations in Jakarta. For more information, click here.
WHERE: Click here for the locations.
39. Free Tour With TansJakarta
WHAT: Hop on and hop off the Jakarta Explorer buses that will take you around the Big Durian through different themes. You can choose tours between History of Jakarta, Modern Jakarta, Jakarta’s Skyscrapers, Art & Culinary and Jakarta’s Open Spaces. It’s free!
WHERE: Check the schedules and pick-up spots here.
40. Artisan Ice Cream
WHAT: Take a stroll to Jakarta’s best ice cream parlors. Our recommendations are Let’s Go Gelato where you can taste unique flavors, Grom to enjoy the Italian’s most loved non-preservative ice cream, or Bali-based dessert destinations: Gaya Gelato and Gelato Secrets.
WHERE: Various Locations, click links above
41. Kids Yoga Jakarta
WHAT: Kids Yoga Jakarta offers classes specifically designed for children from 4 - 13 years old. Founder Tina Maladi has been specially trained as a kids yoga instructor. She teaches salutations appropriate for children's physical and emotional growth while keeping the class fun and engaging with creative activities. For more information, click here.
WHERE: Jl. Kemang Dalam 10 No. E3B, Jakarta, Indonesia +62 818 805 766, Website.
WHAT: About a 2-hour drive from Jakarta, Puncak lies in the Cisarua area at Bogor City in West Java, Indonesia. It’s hilly and airy, with luscious views of tea plantations.
WHERE: Check out our Puncak Family Guide.
43. Baby Spa
WHAT: The city boasts plenty of mom-friendly spa treatments and even a few that are just for the kiddos too! Our favorites are Mom ‘n Jo, Bubble and Me, and The Spa Baby.
WHERE: Check out our Best Family-Friendly Spa.
44. Tumpah Ruah
WHAT: At Gudang Paserba Tumpah Ruah, you can find all-things unique made by the locals. From food, drinks, clothing, to home art, this public market serves you every first Sunday of each month.
WHERE: Tumpah Ruah, Gudang Sarinah, Jl. Pancoran Timur II No.4, South Jakarta, Instagram.
45. Pondok Indah Sunday Market
WHAT: It is an exciting community bazaar that welcomes everyone! Located in a friendly neighborhood of Pondok Indah, the market brings you various exciting things from food to arts.
WHERE: Pondok Indah Sunday Market, Jl. Metro Duta Niaga, Pondok Indah, South Jakarta,Instagram.
46. Shadow Puppet Show
WHAT: Shadow puppet, or wayang, is one of the local performing arts that has been internationally known and acknowledged by The UN as a precious heritage of Indonesia. A traditional shadow puppet performance is held every second and third week of the month.
WHERE: Shadow Puppet Show, Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No. 27, Kota, West Jakarta, +62 21 692 9560.
47. Ruru Kids
WHAT: Ruru Kids manages an art program based on education, specially designed for kids. They have various programs soaring from visual arts to music.
WHERE: Ruru Kids, Gudang Sarinah, Jl. Pancoran Timur II No.4, South Jakarta, Facebook Page.
48. The Meet Market
WHAT: It is the much anticipated weekend bazaar in Jakarta! The Meet Market always gathers the coolest local brands you can find. The market is held almost every month in various locations in Jakarta.
49. Kids Soccer School
WHAT: Serious soccer fans looking to learn the Brazilian way of football, head down to the Brazilian Soccer School. Little tots will enjoy Little Feet Soccer School's classes, which use the Brazilian training method to foster balance, rhythm, coordination and strong movement patterns in all children.
WHERE: Check out Soccer Schooling in Jakarta here.
50. The Wave
WHAT: Unleash your surfing potential in a safe and controlled environment anytime you want. This is a great way for a beginner to start the sport, and seasoned surfers will also have a blast! Trained professionals will help you develop techniques and balance while experiencing the thrill of the wave. For more information, click here.
WHERE: Pondok Indah Water Park, Pondok Indah Mall 1, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, +62 21 750 6750.