Our Favorite Activities for Kids in Bali
Our Favorite Activities for Kids in Bali
Bali is a fabulous family destination; there is so much for kids to do and enjoy in Bali. We’ve travelled with our children to Bali since there were babies and they now call the Island home. With their help we’ve put together our top 10 favourite activities for kids in Bali. We hope this helps you enjoy Bali with your family…
Family Quad Biking – Aussie Bali Adventures
If your kids like a bit of action and adventure they will love Aussie Bali Adventures. Designed for families with young kids and teenagers, this tour is suitable for all ages between 2 – 65 years, so you can bring the whole family! Kids can ride with their parents (2 yrs and above), or by themselves (10-12 yrs and above) depending on confidence and experience. You will ride along a secluded beach, through a traditional village, through rice fields and have some mud fun in the jungle track. All tracks that are suitable for families, beginners and all ages.
Cable Park & Aqualand – Bali Wake Park
What’s better than being able to combine two activities in one location! Bali Wake Park consists of a cable ski park & an inflatable aqualand! Learn to wakeboard, kneeboard, waterski and surf on the picturesque five hectare Cable Park lake, mounted with an overhead, state-of-the-art cable system which enables you to glide across the water surface designed especially for beginners and children. You’ll be accompanied by expert instructors to ensure you’re comfortable and can make the most out of your wake boarding or water skiing experience.
Bali Wake Park is also home to Aqualand – Asia’s Largest Aqua Park! The aqua park craze has taken the world of water by storm. Featuring inflatables over 8m high, you can run, jump or slide your way round various different inflatables; challenge your family and friends whilst trying not to wipe out!
Bounce trampoline park, Strike bowling, Splash waterpark – Finns Recreation Park
Drop in for one activity or enjoy all three… Either way is a kids wonderland at Finns Recreation Club, which is located in Canggu. Home to Bounce – Bali’s only trampoline park, Strike – a super cool tenpin bowling alley and Splash – a waterpark featuring many slides, large pools and plenty of spots to dine & drink pool side… There will be guaranteed smiles all round (and plenty of calories burned) at Finns Rec Club.
Balinese Village Experience
When visiting a new country it’s always nice to introduce kids to part of the culture of that country. The Balinese Village Experience is one of the few cultural experiences on the Island that is fully inclusive of children and doesn’t involve sitting in a car all day. The kids (and adults) will see a real village family compound, learn how to make Hindu offerings, enjoy some delicious Balinese food & sweets and participate in the blessing ceremony. This is a great way to introduce kids to the Hindhu and Balinese culture and experience some of their rituals and foods at the same time.
What child doesn’t love some spooky characters and zombies? Frankenstein’s Laboratory is a much loved Theatre Restaurant in Seminyak that has daily dedicated family shows (there are also later night caberets for adults only!). You can catch different, spooky and creepy cabaret performances by one of two amazingly talented zombie performing groups, including a photo session up on stage in the electric chair! Their choreographed cabaret performances include 3 different Michael Jackson Thriller Shows, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Beetlejuice, Freaky Clown Show, Zombie Hospital Show, Ghostbusters Show and a Disney Villains Show. Zombie face painting is also available for those who wish to get extra spooky! The entire restaurants is themed from it’s décor, menu, drink & staff.
There is no entrance fee but bookings are recommended to secure your spot! There is a fee for the face painting.
Bali’s first and only zoological park is a place where you can learn the behaviour of over 500 rare and exotic animals in a lush, tropical environment. A park where you can participate in fascinating animal adventure activities, some of which are unique experiences of their kind in Indonesia.
The Zoo offers many different options from general entry, breakfast with the Orang Utans to Night Safaris. If you are visiting during the day be sure to pack your swimmers in case you need a cool break – there is a kids waterpark within the Zoo that is free to use as part of your entry.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have fun with the kids in Bali. One of the cheapest things to do is visit one of Bali’s beaches. Our favourite beach to visit with the kids is Legian Beach – there is always lots happening on this beach and it’s a great spot to hire a boogie board for the kids and catch a wave (or you can ask one of the many locals to take them for a bodyboard or surfing lesson for around $20 AUD).
There are a lot of “sellers” on this beach – don’t get overwhelmed. Pull up a chair at one of the many beach bars. It’s free to sit at a beach bar as long as you purchase a drink, and a sun bed usually rents for around $5 AUD and you can keep it as long you like. You can purchase cheap local food from this beach and you’ll see sellers with fairy floss, popcorn, fruit, snacks and more. There is always a fun vibe at Legian Beach and it’s also a great place to catch a sunset!
The Shampoo Lounge & Bali Barber
In Bali spas are not just reserved for the adults – there are lots of options for kids to enjoy some holiday pampering also. We love to treat the kids to a pampering session at The Shampoo Lounge (or for the boys upstairs at The Bali Barber). Whether it’s a new hair cut or braids or a mani & pedi, this allows for a cool AC break during the hot Bali days and best still Mum/Dad get also indulge in some treatments for themselves.
Who doesn’t love a good Ghost moment! Studio Ceramics is part of the famous Kevala Ceramics brand. With a number of different options for workshops (depending on the kids age and skill level), you can learn the art of wheel throwing and decorating and come away with own piece/s of art to take home. These workshops are intimate and personalised to ensure you get to not only have fun and create something beautiful, but that you also get to learn a new skills.
Who doesn’t love a Waterpark? Waterbom Bali has been entertaining tourists and locals for years. Known for their continued innovation, Waterbom Bali is always adding new slides and features to the park. Making it easy for tourists, you can hire lockers, towels and even a private gazebo. One of the best features is their smart wrist band, where you can load money on to pay for your purchases throughout the day and be refunded the balance at the end of the day. Not only are all those stairs a great workout, but Waterbom Bali is for sure fun for the whole family from the thrill seekers to the lazy river lovers.