Entertaining Kids in Bali
Collected by Hannah Wijana, AFAR Local Expert
Most kids would spend their whole holiday on Bali's beaches, but how do you entertain the kids if the sun fails to shine? There are lots of Bali-centric things to do like dance or music classes, animal fun in Bali Bird Park and Bali Safari & Marine Park, as well as some not so Balinese things as well in play areas that are both inside and out.
Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir Singapadu, Batubulan, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
I love birds, so when I heard that there is a great bird park on the island of Bali, I made sure to go. It ended up being my favorite day of the two weeks I spent there. The park provides sanctuary for more than 1000 birds, species not just from...
Jl. Dermaga Pelabuhan Benoa, Pedungan, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
There are a few turtle release projects in Bali, some of which have tainted the reputation of others by not actually doing any conservation or education work, but instead lining their pockets with tourist dollars. However, Serangan island's Turtle...
Jl. Profesor Ida Bagus Mantra km 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551, Indonesia
Safari parks aren't usually top of my to do lists on holiday, but I have to admit it wasn't just the kids that enjoyed Bali Safari and Marine Park. To start off with we saw the piranha feeding, a chicken carcass being lowered into the tank, which...
Jl. Kartika Plaza Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
A water park in Bali may seem a bit redundant with all the beaches, but it's actually a pretty great place to spend a day. The landscaped gardens with lots of Bali style carvings and other features like shady sitting platforms make Waterbom a lot...
Lovina Beach, Anturan, Buleleng Sub-District, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Lovina is a quiet beach village way up on the north coast of Bali. Back in the 1980’s and 90’s it was a bustling tourist destination, but since the bombs in 2002 and 2005, tourism in the north has been pretty much wiped out leaving Lovina and its...
Jalan Jepun III No.14, Sibang Kaja, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia
On the hunt for a real "raw" Balinese experience? Make your way beyond the typical tourist destination of Ubud and visit the world's largest bamboo structure: Big Tree Farms, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory. With a model based on transparency,...
Jl. Batukaru, Br.Sandan Lebah, Kel:Sesandan, Kec:TABANAN, Kabupaten TABANAN, Buruan, Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82115, Indonesia
A great short excursion on the way through the mountainous middle of Bali is a stop at the Bali Butterfly Park near Tabanan. This small but informational park offers exotic insects in grotesque proportions. Moths the size of your head! Stick...
Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Every day between 3 and 5pm, aspiring young Balinese dancers attend classes at ARMA (Agung Rai Museum of Art) in Ubud. The classes are free and open to anyone who would like join in or even just watch. Boys and girls are taught in different...
Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia
The beautiful botanical gardens in Bedugul are not only home to an amazing selection of plants and flowers but also Bali Treetop Adventure. The whole family can enjoy swinging, climbing and leaping through the trees. There are different courses...
Jl. Goutama Sel., Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
What's better on a rainy day than a great movie with delicious popcorn on a reclining sofa? Every Sunday afternoon (and a couple of other afternoons a week) Paradiso, apparently the world's first vegan cinema, shows kids movies ranging from...
Jl. Monkey Forest, sebelah Timur Lapangan Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
For the slightly older and more dexterous children, fruit carving is a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours. Kids (and adults) will love creating a beautiful blooming flower or scary Balinese creature from a watermelon...enjoying the sweet...
Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Miniapolis is a kids water play area that is actually attached to Bali Zoo. When it's hot and dusty it is the perfect place to hang out for a couple of hours either after a trip to the zoo or on its own. Package tickets are available so you can do...
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