Travelling to Bali with kids? Bali isn’t just paradise on earth. It’s also a wonderful family destination with lots of activities to choose from to make you and your kids happy. We’ve put together a list of the top 7 things to do in Bali with kids to help you make the most of your quality family time. We tried to include a bit of everything, ranging from thrilling water parks to cultural getaways and workshops to try out. Let’s dive right into it, shall we.
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1. Waterbom Bali
This Waterpark is one of the best things to do in Bali with family as it offers attractions for thrill-seekers as well as lazy-river lovers. Waterbom Bali is always adding new spectacular slides and features to park for the young and young-minded. Getting hungry after all the fun on the slides? No worries, you’ll find plenty of dining outlets and even a swim-up bar for tropical drinks to get those energy levels back up for the next ride on the slides.
You can rent your own private gazebo to relax while watching the kids having fun for those in your family who would also like to wind down a bit. And don’t worry about the safety standards as Waterbom Bali built and maintains this waterpark in accordance with strict international safety standards.
It also uses an advanced salt chlorination water sanitizing technique which is good for the environment and soft on your skin. So, pack your swimsuits and get the fun going.
2. Studio Ceramics
For those who love to be creative, Studio Ceramics offers several different workshops for you to choose from, which are suitable for both adults and kids. Here you can learn the art of wheel throwing and decorating your own pieces. You even get to keep your favourite piece you created at the end. The firing takes roughly 10 days and will be delivered right to your doorstep.
The workshops are designed to be intimate and personalized to allow everyone to have fun while creating and learning a new skill. Don’t be scared to get your hands dirty and create some wonderful pieces for you to take back home and use as an everyday utensil in your own kitchen.
3. Balinese Village experience
Want to introduce your kids to Bali’s culture? The Balinese Village Experience is one of the few cultural experiences that’s really inclusive of children. You will be taken to a real village family compound to learn how to create Hindu offerings, such as the Canang Sari. The Canang Sari is the daily offering made each day by the Balinese Hindus. You can use your uniquely made Canang Sari later during the blessing ceremony. But before, you’ll be able to enjoy very delicious and traditional Balinese food and sweets at a small village warung, located amongst the rice fields, for a stunning view while enjoying your meal.
Once happy with full bellies, you’ll get the amazing chance to enter the Holy Water site that has a waterfall and a Hidden Canyon. Here, you’ll experience a traditional blessing at the temple using the earlier offerings. The water is considered to be Holy and hold great cleansing powers – it is believed to cure disease and purify the aura and karma of past lives.
4. Beach Day
When in Bali, visiting the beach with your kids is a must. And a nice add-on: It doesn’t cost much money to leave your children happy with new beach day memories. There are many beaches in Bali where you can relax, snorkel, surf, and sunbathe.
For snorkelling, the beaches in Amed are the best as you’ll see tons of very colourful fishes and beautiful reefs and turtles. If you want to relax at the foot of a high cliff and swim in crystal clear and calm waters, Melasti Beach in Uluwatu is perfect for the whole family. Legian Beach in Seminyak is a great spot to hire a boogie board for your kids to catch a wave. If you want, you can even ask one of the many locals for surfing lessons – your kids will love it!
5. Cable Park & Aqualand – Bali Wake Park
The Bali Wake Park is a Cable Park and Aqualand. Both are amazing for kids and adults and will leave everyone filled with amazing memories of a day filled with fun. The Cable Park is perfect for practising water sports, ranging from wakeboarding to kneeboarding. The activities are suitable for all, for beginners as well as professionals.
Aqualand is the largest aqua park in all of Asia, with huge tracks and inflatable games, slides, and jumps. Just as with the Cable Park, Aqualand is suitable for both children and adults. There is always helpful staff on-site to teach and help you.
Either way, you’ll need all the energy you’ve got to flip, jump, and role on tracks and dive right into the bouncy fun.
6. Bali Pod Chocolate Factory
The world’s first 100% plant-based chocolate factory can be found in Bali. It’s called the Pod Chocolate Bali – a project that came into life in 2010. The factory produces all kinds of chocolate: dark, non-dairy milk, and white chocolate. For all those chocolate lovers out there: You can participate in a chocolate-making workshop at the factory all while enjoying samples of the many different flavours.
You can also watch the magic of chocolate making happen from up close. The entrance fee to the factory is for free, and it includes free tasting. If you want to try the chocolate-making workshop, it will only cost you IDR 100k (roughly 6Euros).
7. Family Quad Biking
Aussie Bali Adventures is designed for families with either young kids or teenagers. Kids 2 years or above can ride with their parents, or if 10 or older can even ride by themselves. During your adventurous trip, you will ride through rice fields, along a secluded beach, through a traditional village, and through the jungle track. All tracks are very carefully chosen to make them suitable for families, beginners, and riders of all ages.
Hopefully, you got some great ideas and inspirations to spend your days with your kids in Bali. Creating memories and experiences with your loved ones and relaxing during your well-deserved vacation is what you’ll get in Bali. We can’t wait to welcome you to this beautiful island. For more information on everything Bali-related, check out BaliBuddies.