Visiting Bali with kids can be fun and exciting. There is a wide range of activities fit for the whole family to enjoy while holidaying on this feature-rich island. While some of the five-star resorts in Bali provide family-friendly services and facilities with fully-equipped kids clubs, there is still much for the whole family to see and do outside the hotel grounds. The best things to do with kids in Bali range from nature activities, thrilling animal parks and safaris, fun splashing water parks, rafting up in the valleys and water sports down by the coastline. There are also novel indoor additions such as trick-eye galleries loaded with awesome artworks, where the whole family can strike a funny pose. Here's the roundup of the 10 best things to with kids in Bali.
1. Waterbom Bali Kuta
Allow an entire day for some splashing fun, with world-class water slides and water-based activities at Bali’s premier water park, which is also considered among the best in Southeast Asia. The water park now has 17 exciting waterslides and water games for all ages, spread throughout 3.8Ha of tropical gardens and pools. It's a must-do highlight for a whole day out with kids in Bali.
2. Rip Curl School of Surf Legian
Bali's beaches are all about surfing, so why not take the kids to enjoy the waves with a fun session at a reputable surf school? There are courses available for kids under 13 years, specifically designed for the little rippers. They'll build confidence and improve their skills riding over the waves while having lots of fun on their foam-lined boards.
3. Bali Safari and Marine Park Gianyar
Bali has a great collection of animal parks and attractions featuring exotic species of fauna, and offer an awe-inspiring time for children of all ages. The largest is the Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar which is also the most-visited animal theme park on the island since opening in 2007. Bring a change of clothes, towel and swimwear if you want to take a dip and have fun at the onsite water park.
4. Ayung River Rafting Ubud
Splashes, thrills and a whole lot of fun awaits you and the little ones in the lush valley of the Ayung River near Ubud. As one of the most popular rafting rivers in Bali, Ayung is an accessible option for all skill ranges and children 7 years and up. Different adventure tour operators dot the 75km length of the river with varying starting points that allow you to experience a series of rocky and gentle rapids, all while enjoying Bali’s real natural beauty.
5. Bali Wake Park - Benoa
Take the kids out for some fun wakeboarding sessions at the Bali Wake Park. The unique cable system enables you to not only wakeboard – but also kneeboard or any other tow-pulled water sport you can think of, all while pulling off a variety of tricks. Budding riders aged 6 to 14 can join an exciting kids club programme - perfect for young beginners.
6. Kemenuh Butterfly Park Ubud
This butterfly park serves as a gentle animal attraction, which lets you admire nature’s artistry. Kemenuh Butterfly Park opened in 2016, becoming Bali’s second butterfly park after the Bali Butterfly Park in Tabanan. Families will enjoy an educational and recreational tour at the park, meandering through expansive flowering garden enclosures covered by netted canopies. Inside, over 500 butterfly specimens flutter with ease, siphoning nectar from flower to flower. Another section lets you see their metamorphoses from up close, from beautiful chrysalis to their emergence with spread wings in full colours.
7. Banana Boat Rides Tanjung Benoa
Straddle up with the whole family on these bright yellow and funny-looking inflatables, for a splashing fun time out on the waves. Banana Boat rides can take up to five or six passengers, depending on the size of the craft. The fast-paced bumpy rodeo ride gets a bit crazy with deliberate sharp turns.
8. Bounce Bali Trampoline Centre Canggu
Bounce Bali trampoline centre in Canggu welcomes adults and kids to a great time out exploring motion through different challenges and trampolining circuits. It's great for exercise and is simply fun as you bounce off walls, do some somersaults, and even dive into a pool filled with soft black foam cubes.
9. Dream Museum Zone Trick-Eye Gallery Legian
Novel additions to Bali’s choices of attractions include trick-eye 3D galleries that offer amazing photo opportunities and great fun for the whole family. There are two such galleries in the Legian-Seminyak area, with the largest being the Dream Museum Zone bordering between Kuta and Legian, which features an impressive total of 120 unique artworks spread over three levels.
10. Bali Treetop Adventure Park Bedugul Read
After enjoying the vast grounds of plants and flora at Bali’s main botanical gardens in the Bedugul highlands, kids have the chance to swing through the air like Tarzan, and parents can also get their adrenaline fix and enjoy an overall fun day out together at the Bali Treetop Adventure Park, through six main circuits stretching from tree to tree, featuring rope bridges and a flying fox zip-line of 160 metres.
Source - http://www.bali-indonesia.com/bali-top10s/10-things-to-do-for-families.htm
~ Tuesday 19 September 2017