Bali is considered one of the very best kid-friendly destinations in the world. It is without a doubt that Bali offers numerous activities to keep children engaged. Ranging from nature visits to water-based funs, and video gaming halls to sporty activities, the list is endless, and all are dedicated to allowing parents a little breathing space while at the same time giving them a chance to catch up with whatever is going on in their kids’ lives.
As Indonesian culture is family-oriented, the children are an important part of the local culture. Therefore, you don’t have to feel burdened to take your children anywhere, because children are simply part of the family. In local restaurants, as an example, not many provide baby chairs or kids’ amenities, but the staff will do everything they can to make an engagement with your kids so you can still enjoy your meals. The locals find it easier to start a conversation with the little kids.
There are heaps of places where kids can explore and spark their imaginations. For parents, planning a vacation with their kids can sometimes be a stressful ordeal. In this article, we will highlight some ideas to make a holiday with kids worth spending for both parents and children.
Kids Love Animals
There are many parks that your kids can visit to continue fostering the powerful two-way animal-children relationship. Please note that some of the benefits the children may get from interacting with animals are to learn to be responsible by taking care of them while at the same time studying nature as the great textbook in the zoos, thus this will gain the much-needed knowledge and life skills.
Talent for Kids at Eva Scolaro Talent Studio
Eva Scolaro Talent Studio was born to fill the gap in performing arts for children in Bali. The studio presents children from ages 3 to 16 with classes including singing hip-hop, jazz, ballet, musical theatre, modelling, K-pop and drama. With over 150 students already enrolled, these unique activities provide so many different styles of children all in one studio.
The concept of the studio and the foundation of its success is based around “building children’s confidence through performing arts.” The confidence of the children is evident in their concert performance. What is unique about Eva Scolaro Talent Studio is that the students get to perform every term, which means throughout the year they have four concerts at the end of each term.
During the school holidays, the studio runs Bali Broadway programmes – an exclusive trademarked program in which children attend the studio from 10AM to 4PM Monday to Friday ending with a mini-concert. The students achieve so much for this programme, and it really keeps them entertained & challenged during the school holidays.
With classes starting from IDR 80,000, your kids will be handled by professionally trained coaches. And most importantly, all the coaches speak fluent English and Indonesian to ensure a diverse range of students in every class.
Fun Slides & Waterpark at Waterbom Bali
This botanical, tropical park features something for everyone with a dedicated kid’s playground for your little ones, including water cannons, a wading pool, and a range of kid’s slides, you can chill in the shade or get drenched under the giant dump bucket at the Funtastic Kiddy area.
Experience 22 different types of slides, and thrilling attractions, and relax knowing your kids and family are safe with Waterbom’s super-friendly staff, and lifeguard team on hand to watch the clan. Relax in your own private family-sized gazebo, enjoy restaurant-quality food, including special kids’ menus, and family lunch options, and finish off with sweet afternoon treats like doughnuts, cookies, and more!
Waterbom is the perfect spot to celebrate a birthday, or just get everyone together for a fun day enjoying the park and lots of sunshine. All these family-friendly activities await and don’t forget, the park’s roaming in-house photography team can capture your special family moments so you can take home a memory of your day.
Sunday Kid’s Fun at Tamora Gallery
Just minutes away from Berawa beach, Tamora Gallery is a Lifestyle Shopping Centre in Berawa – Canggu for family-friendly activities and with lots of educational, entertainment and recreational facilities. The venue provides a natural space where residents, tourists, shoppers and passersby can have a premium shopping experience of clothing boutiques alongside a state-of-the-art kids playground, a skate bowl, a kids activity zone and family orientated Food & Beverage outlets.
Open daily from 8 AM – 10 PM, Tamora Gallery welcomes its visitors with a FREE entrance for using the kid’s playground, skate bowl and kids activity zone. Kids can discover a strip of mural art, dance workshops, music lessons, a talent studio, and a toy store. On the other hand, parents can consider working at the co-working space, doing integrative health services, going to the beauty salon, and enjoying F&B outlets, bookstores, fashion and Vault, the best nightclub in Bali.
For Kids Sunday, Tamora Gallery is dedicated Sunday morning from 9 AM to 1 PM for kids to engage in some activities, such as Bouncy Castle, Arts & Crafts, and Face Painting. Be rest assured your kids will gain not only a blast weekend but also some educative activities to bring home. This is where “Education Meets Lifestyle”.
Paragliding at Timbis Flying Site Bali
Can kids take part of this activity? The answer is yes: the kids can try paragliding. The minimum age to do so is 6 years old. There is any problem with them joining this experience with you and the rest of your family. They can do also tandem flights accompanied by an adult. So, worry not! Your kids will be accompanied by an expert pilot. During the tandem or two-seater flight, the pilot is in charge of the take-off. While the passenger’s only responsibility is, to be able to relax while sitting comfortably until he or she touches the ground again. Well said!
Gymnastics at ROZORA Gymnastics Club
Gymnastics is a sport which involves doing exercises which need strength, flexibility, balance and control. This may include running, jumping, tumbling, somersaulting, flipping and balancing. ROZORA gymnastics club will train the basic gymnastics skill for toddlers (2-3 years old), kids (4-17 years old), and adults, as well as the special needs class. Don’t worry if it’s your first-time experience doing gymnastics, because they accept a class for the beginner.
The benefits to join their gymnastics programme are: Disease Prevention, Increased Flexibility, Improves Motor Skill Development and Accelerates, Learning, Improves Concentration, Discipline, and Improves Strength.
The Gymnastics programme in ROZORA is based on FIG (Federation International of Gymnastics) regulations and standards. The coach is also qualified and is a National Gymnastics athlete who often competes in PON, Seagames, and National Championships. Also, they are active to join national and international competitions and often do some fun events.
The programme at the Gymnastics Club is different from the programmes in other places which are only for play. Not only physical activity that is fun but character building from an early age.
Rascals Kids’ Club at Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Another great beachfront family destination, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is a fantastic alternative for parents looking for options. Cooking classes, boogie board lessons, and kids’ healthy menus are on the list of activities provided by Holiday Inn Kids’ Club, which is located in the famous Kuta area. The good thing to know, the healthy kids’ menu is free! Traditional dance, crafts, dress-up, and photography for kids are available as well, among other fun things to do!
Rascal Kids’ Club is open from 9am to 9pm and you’ll be able to leave your children playing and having a good time, while you and your partner can also enjoy the resort’s facilities or indulge in a romantic happy hour during sunset – and in peace too. Sounds perfect? In case you miss the little ones, you can always join the fun in the club and participate in activities for a little parent-child bonding session!
Other than the lengthy list of activities available (horse-riding, watersports, deep sea fishing and more) – parents will also appreciate the gorgeous pool while kicking back at the pool bar with delicious cocktails or beers in hand!
Jalak Family Club at The Apurva Kempinski Bali
Providing an inside and outside playground, in addition to the family pool, this kids spot will let children’s hearts leap up. Jalak Family Club at The Apurva Kempinski Bali will pamper your kids with fun activities, such as face painting as well as various arts and crafts. An outdoor playground and a tree house-inspired indoor playing area are provided to engage the little VIPs. For more action, water activities such as kayaking and standup paddle boarding are also provided for the guests, with sun loungers ready to accommodate guests’ needs for a fun beach time.
Family Friendly Accommodations
Bali offers many various types of accommodations with family rooms. Private villas by the sea, guest houses in nature and luxury hotels with swimming pools, there will always be an accommodation that suits your family situation and almost all of them are of excellent quality. To avoid stressful situations during your holiday, do some research in advance. It will not be challenging to find a suitable sleeping place for the whole family.