Coming to Bali with kids? There’s more than meets the eye outside the confines of your family hotel room or suite, particularly when you have normally restless and active little guests as part of your party. Your hotel might feature a great kids club and a kiddie pool as a cool bonus that the kids will love, but there will come a call for some more action and exploration.
We’ve compiled the list below to help parents decide on what great things to do in Bali next – just for the kids. There’s a full range of kids activities, from splashing out some fun in the waves of the famous Kuta Beach, under close supervision and with a rubberised surfboard, to jumping to their heart’s delight on trampolines or ‘take flight’ through a flying trapeze! Take your pick from these best things to do for kids in Bali.
Waterbom BaliAges: 3 years and up
You can allow an entire day for your kids to enjoy some splashing fun, with world-class water slides, dedicated kiddie pools and many games for the little ones at Bali’s premier water park, Waterbom Bali. The water park is also considered among Southeast Asia's best, covering a total of 3.8 hectares with tropical gardens that provide natural shade to lazy rivers and dining corners. You can leave the kids well supervised by on-duty lifeguards at the kid's pool and the 'Funtastic' zone, designed to be child safe. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 09:00 – 18:00
- Location: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, South Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 676
Go Surfing or Wakeboarding!Ages: 5 years and up
Take the little ones out to experience a bit of Bali’s surf. Most surf schools in Bali are located on the famous beaches like Kuta and Legian. Some classes are designed to bring out the budding little wave riding talents, complete with small-sized rash guards, helmets and rubber-lined learner boards. Among the famous surf schools is Rip Curl School of Surf. For a different wave riding sensation in a specially designed enclosure, there’s the Bali Wake Park, which also welcomes kids to have a go and even hone their wakeboarding skills. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 19:00
- Location: Jalan Pelabuhan Benoa No.7X, Pesanggaran, Benoa
- Tel: +62 (0)361 846 8866
High Flyers BaliAges: 5 years and up
If you’re staying as a family at the Bali Dynasty Resort, you’ll have convenient access to this unique kids’ activity within the resort’s grounds. The trapeze class and magician’s workshop is open for public guests, too. High Flyers Bali lets the kids feel the sensation of flying through the air, with complete safety gear and under the guidance of professionals. Classes are held twice daily in the afternoons, six days a week. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 15:00 - 17:45
- Location: Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta
Bounce Bali Trampoline CentreAges: 4 years and up
This fun indoor trampoline centre is Bali’s only arena of its kind. Located in Canggu, Bounce Bali lets kids roam, jump and bounce freely throughout its different trampolining circuits, with walls and each corner heavily padded to ensure safe play, and even a pool filled with soft black foam cubes which they can simply dive into. What better way to channel those hyperactive little muscles? It's good for building reflexes and coordination, too. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 22:00
- Location: Canggu Club, Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 848 3939
Bali Treetop Adventure ParkAges: 4 years and up
Head to Bali’s central highlands of the Bedugul area, home of the island’s only botanical gardens. Serving both as a recreational and educational destination, the Eka Karya Botanic Gardens of Bedugul also offer a specially designed treetop course, fitted with zip lines, various rope obstacles and bridges for the kids to practice their balance, swing through the air like Tarzan, and have a fun time. Mum and dad can also join along courses designed for adults, too. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:30 – 18:00
- Location: Eka Karya Botanic Garden Bali, Candikuning, Bedugul
- Tel: +62 (0)361 852 0680
Miniapolis BaliAges: 3-12 years
Miniapolis is an Indonesian franchise of children’s playgrounds and childcare facilities, with locations in Bali that include the Kuta Beachwalk mall and dining complex, and as a dedicated children’s playground within the Bali Zoo. The playground suits kids up to 12 years of age. The arena is professionally supervised, and fitted with quality toys and tricycles, custom-designed obstacles such as bridges, ball pits, climbing ropes and cartoon corners, and are great to hone kids’ motor and sensory skills.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Beachwalk Bali, Level 3, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 8464 975
Cheeky Monkeys Kids ClubAges: 4-12 years
Cheeky Monkeys is a kids club in Bali that operates in three locations. It manages the main kids club facility, called ‘La Villa des Enfants’ at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, and can also be found at the Kuta Beachwalk. In Sanur, it has a standalone preschool, childcare and play facility on the Jalan Danau Tamblingan main street. As a Sofitel Bali guest, your kids are welcome to join in fun and safe activities, free for the first four hours and chargeable for extra. Indoor activities include arts and crafts, music, and playtime with a wide range of toys and video games. Meanwhile, outside activities can be had in its sandy playground enclosure, complete with slides and obstacles. Babysitting services are also available.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun; 08:00 – 18:00
- Location: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 8492 888 ext. 4223
Pirates BayAges: 1-12 years
Ahoy mateys! Pirates Bay Bali is a pirate-themed open-air café and restaurant located on the bay of Nusa Dua, which the kids will love. There’s a replica pirate ship ‘stranded’ on the sand, surrounded by several wooden and bamboo tree houses and a bay lookout tower. All around the widely spaced complex, you’ll find swings, seesaws, plank walks and other fun obstacles where the kids can play to their heart’s contents, while mum and dad can pick a spot and order a hearty meal. Outing packages are available where you can opt for treasure hunts or kite flying – all in pirate costumes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon–Sat, 10:00–23:00
- Location: The Bay Bali, BTDC Area, Lot C-0, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 915 815 2
Peek A Boo Kids Play CaféAges: 3-10 years
Peek A Boo is one of Bali’s largest children’s playgrounds, located in a large warehouse on Sanur’s main highway of Jalan Ngurah Rai. The playground offers over a 1,000sqm of sheltered space, divided into dedicated baby and toddler play stations that are each filled with toys, matted playgrounds and obstacles. Complementing the fun-filled facility is an air-conditioned café where mum and dad can relax with a drink and snack while watching the little ones play.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
- Location: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai no. 17, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 282 638
Pondok Pekak Library & Learning CentreAges: 5 years and up
For those exploring Ubud, this library that is right across the soccer field from the Monkey Forest in Padangtegal serves as one of the best places to check out with kids. The library is a welcoming space for all ages, with over 30,000 books in its collection, as well as a full schedule of weekly activities that the kids can join. These include Bahasa Indonesia language courses, private classes in traditional Balinese art and culture (for travellers), as well as traditional Balinese dance, music and crafts such as flower offering making and fruit carving. Lessons range from IDR 100,000 to 250,000 per person (USD 7 to 19).
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
- Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 976 194
Bali Fun WorldAges: 1-12 years
This playground facility is located in the artistic village in Sukawati, several minutes’ transfer south of Ubud central. Friendly staff are happy to assist playing kids through the various slides, trampolines, bucking bull rides, slingshots and giant inflatable bouncy castles and climbing walls. Admission is only IDR 100,000 (USD 7) per child for an unlimited play time. There is a food stall selling basic snacks and drinks is onsite.
- Opening Hours: 09:30 – 20:00
- Location: Jalan Lettu I WayanSutha II, Sukawati, Gianyar
- Tel: +62 (0)361 294 924