Bali may have the reputation of being a party island with sizzling nightclubs and bars teaming with party people, but it also is a mecca for kids.
Bali With Kids: Our Favourite Activities for Kids in Bali
Bali is a fabulous family destination; there is so much to do and enjoy for kids in Bali. We have been travelling to Bali with kids since they were babies and we now call the Island home. With their help, we’ve put together our top 9 best things to do in Bali with kids. We hope this helps you enjoy Bali with your family…
If you’re ready to embark on a wild and exciting adventure with your family whilst in Bali, then look no further than Bali Zoo! It’s the perfect place to take a walk on the wild side and get up close and personal with over 600 exotic animals from all corners of the globe.
But the fun doesn’t stop there – Bali Zoo also offers a range of unique animal experiences that are sure to thrill and amaze both young and old. For a truly memorable experience, why not try their Elephant Mud Fun package? You and the family can get down and dirty with these gentle Sumatran giants, whilst learning all about their behaviour and lifestyle from their experienced handlers. Grab your sense of adventure and head on down to Bali Zoo for a ‘roar-some’ family day out!
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 poolside…
There will be guaranteed smiles all around (and plenty of calories burned) at Finns Rec Club.
When coming to Bali, you ought to have splashy fun at the pool. Experience an elevated pool day at Padma Resort Legian with their Kids Foam Party. Start the kids’ week with a foamy celebration every Monday at Seruni Main Pool and every Friday at the Family Pool of the resort. Spend the afternoon cooling off with the kiddos with fun music and dances guided by the resort’s Kids Club team.
Aside from the spectacular fluffy fun at the pool, the kids will enjoy complimentary popcorn, ice cream or popsicles, and a free flow of juice or water.
If you missed the schedule for the foam party during your stay, the resort offers a series of other activities throughout the week for the kids to enjoy.
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.
One of the most adventurous things to do in Bali for kids, 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 are suitable for families, beginners and all ages.
Make Your Own Chocolate at Krakakoa Chocolate Cafe & Factory
This one calls for a sweet escape! Get a glimpse into the world of chocolate making, as your kids unleash their creativity and personalise their own sweet bars.
Choose from the creamy milk chocolate or indulgent dark chocolate, and add a twist of flavor with unique toppings. Once your chocolate creation is done, Krakakoa Chocolate Factory will take care of the packaging so you can bring them home to share, or keep them for yourselves!
Also, more choco-lot of fun awaits you at Krakakoa Chocolate Cafe. Experience all things cocoa, including the kids’ favorite beverages – Frozen Hot Chocolate and Mochaccino. Treat your sweet tooth with their carefully crafted chocolate dessert selection, there is everything from a multilayered chocolate slice, sea salt chocolate tartlets, chocolate chip scones, and even almond croissant with dark chocolate ganache for dipping in, it’s chocolate heaven here!
Visitors can participate in chocolate workshops and get more choco delights from the shop as well!
Open daily from 8 am to 8 pm.
Opening hours : 08.00 am – 10.00 pm, Mon – Sun
Experience a new adventure at Bali Wake Park! This premier water sports experience boasts a cable park and an aqua park for a fun day out!
Bali Wake Park is considered one of the best Bali attractions for kids: a cable park and an Aqualand are dedicated to fun and swimming.
The Cable Park is the perfect place where you can learn and practice water sports such as wakeboarding and knee boarding The Cable Park sits on 5 acres adjacent to a saltwater lake and one of a kind in Bali. It’s so huge that 9 riders can ride on the cables at the same time! This activity is suitable for both beginners and professionals and everyone in between. Beginners will learn on the learner cable under the instruction of the helpful staff. Once you’ve learnt the basic skills, it’s time to try the bigger cable. Those with more experience will love to try the ramps and jumps to perfect your tricks along the cable track. Don’t be afraid to give this sport a go, it is usually a lot easier than it looks and for sure it is a lot of fun!
Aqualand is the largest aqua park in the whole of Asia with a huge track and inflatable games jump and slides to be enjoyed not only by children but by adults as well. Flip, jump, roll and dive into some wet, bouncy fun! Bring your energy though, this activity certainly burns those calories, you may have sleepy kids (and adults) on the drive home!
Bali Wake Park has FREE entry for everyone, which includes the use of the lakeside pool, which is great if you just plan to spectate. There are deals by the hour or by the day for both the cable park and Aqualand. You can book online but walk-ins are accepted also. There is a fully stocked restaurant and bar on-site as well to keep everyone well-fed and hydrated.
Wake park has also become a very popular venue for hosting parties and events, given its huge size and fun activities!
Open daily (Monday to Sunday from 10 AM – 6 PM)
Dedari Balinese Dance Class
Looking for a fun way to immerse your little ones into local island culture? If so then it’s time for your tiny dancers to shimmy their way into the heart of Bali’s Hindu traditions with Dedari Dance.
This interactive class is suitable for kids of all ages, giving them the chance to get decked out in colourful traditional costumes and let loose to the rhythm of authentic Balinese melodies. They’ll master the basic hand, eye and foot movements of well-known dances, as well as explore the meaning behind the stories – with an added sprinkle of flower petal throwing for good measure!
Let those creative juices flow as they express themselves through the medium of dance and stories, all wrapped up in the beautiful Balinese culture. Why not make it a family affair as an entertaining activity for you all to enjoy together? Plus, if you’d rather stay put, their awesome Dedari Dance teachers can even come directly to your hotel or villa – talk about convenience! Get ready to groove, giggle and grow with Dedari Dance – where smiles meet tradition.
Magic, unicorns, and sweet treats await at this colorful paradise for kids and adults! Brie’s Unicorn Cafe features fully air-conditioned spaces ( a nice respite from the heat), dreamy pink themes, and whimsical rainbow unicorn decor throughout the venue. The Pocket Pet Playground side is more outdoor safari-themed with hedgehogs and Sugar Gliders.
When it comes to treats, they’ve got a whole lineup for those with a sweet tooth, including cupcakes, cookies, cotton candy, Uni Popcorn, and so much more. But they have more than sweet treats and merchandise too….you and your little ones can have amazing experiences with their resident Sugar Gliders and Hedgehogs in the Pocket Pet Playground! Parents there are also a delightful selection of Real Fruit Slushies, Fresh Coconuts, Boba and Expat Coffees to keep you refreshed while your kids play on the covered playground.
After a delightful day at Unicorn Cafe and Pocket Pet Playground, kids can get Unicorn Merchandise and Hedgehog and Sugar Glider Merchandise to keep the magic alive at home. In addition, Brie’s Unicorn Cafe can host epic magical unicorn-themed and hedgehog experience-themed birthday parties too!
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.
Kids Spa Party at Goldust Spa
Get your little ones together for their own fun and luxurious Spa experience. At Goldust Spa, the young VIPs can join a fun kids spa party, with fabulous mini mani-pedis, soothing eye masks, and relaxing head and shoulder massages that will make them feel like royals! Perfect for a holiday treat or to mark a special milestone.
Goldust Spa adds a dash of sweetness to the kids’ spa party. They kids can dig into a selection of sweet delights like cupcakes, popcorn, fruits and candies while getting their treatments too…and it’s not a kids’ party without a blast of colorful balloons to enhance the celebrations. Goldust Spa has every detail prepared to create a memorable and festive spa experience where they will feel like a real VIP.
Goldust Spa’s Kids Spa Party can host 4-6 children per party, aged between 5 and 10 years.
Balinesia, Bali’s first Lu’Au, is a great choice for families with kids. At this event the kids will learn about Balinese culture in a fun way, while there’s plenty to enjoy for the grown ups as well. Balinesia is inspired by the Hawaiian Lu’Au celebrations but showcases the heart and soul of Bali. Here the kids will get to make their own Canang Sari, learn how to perform traditional Balinese dances, visit the face painting station, watch (or even participate in) the Ogoh-Ogoh parade and more! There’s also an open bar for the entire event with mocktails and soft drinks for kids, but also international wines and signature cocktails for the adults. Food is also included with a delicious all you can eat buffet featuring traditional Balinese dishes such as Babi Guling (suckling pig), there are also western classics on offer too.
The real highlight of the event though, is the spectacular Balinesia Lu’Au extravaganza show, showcasing a story of the powerful monkey God Hanuman through dance, song and fire! This impressive show will surely entertain both you and your kids with professional dancers, beautiful costumes and great story-telling. Kids get to sit in the front row and be fully immersed in the action while parents get a great view from their table while enjoying the buffet and of course the open bar.
Balinesia takes place every Thursday at the Jimbaran Hub from 5pm until 9pm. Kids aged 5 and under can join the fun for free while there’s also a discount for kids between 6 and 12 years old. Adults can choose between standard tickets and the VIP package which includes pick-up and drop-off, priority seating, a dedicated drink server for your table and more.
Island Camps at AYANA
For families seeking a family staycation loaded with awesome nature-inspired kid activities, AYANA Estate is your prime destination. Their children’s programs are also available to guests outside the resort!
AYANA Estate has fun Montessori programming for children aged between 2.5 and 6 years – including Guidepost Bali Adventure, the weekly program that lets kids explore inspiring features of the state. And they have different themes every week, offering children a glimpse of the diverse landscape and culture.
Another option is the Children’s House. The estate prepared this monthly program in a child-sized classroom format, where activities focus on practical life skills. Children will get to grow social skills and boost confidence in an engaging way!
And if your kids are big nature enjoyers, they will love joining the Green Camp built for children aged 7 to 12 years old! Every Tuesday to Saturday, this fun, nature-inspired day camp will have various programs, such as Junior Scientist, Bamboo Design and Builder, and Nature Explorer – all designed to help the little ones cultivate survival skills and develop sustainability knowledge and awareness while enjoying the greens.
Located in Canggu, Parklife is the perfect family hub for some holiday fun. This venue has a restaurant with menu items to please the whole family, a Kids Club and also offers holiday care. There are always lots of fun events happening here, from their famous Halloween party to their fun Christmas Carols and everything in between! This is the perfect place to celebrate a kids’ birthday party too. There are lots of indoor and outdoor play areas, with plenty of creative and engaging activities to keep the little ones entertained. Either enjoy Parklife together as a family or drop the kids off to play and enjoy an adults-only meal time.
Parklife is open for casual visits on weekdays from 1 pm-8 pm and on the weekends from 8 am-8pm. If you’re staying in Bali for a while, take advantage of their membership program for unlimited monthly visits starting from 9 am (including weekdays).
There are daily afternoon activities for children over 4 years old to join in, and the drop-off kids club is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm (including weekdays).
Look out for their monthly special events!
It’s never too early to learn a new skill, and with its renowned reputation as one of the top surf destinations in the world, where better to learn to surf than in Bali?
Santai Surf is a Balinese-run family business that has been operating on the island since 2012. It is also the only surf school in Bali that is fully accredited by the ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors). So not only will you be in safe hands, but with 8 years of Trip Advisor awards, you can guarantee that you’ll be in for a fun experience also.
Santai Surf is located at Seminyak’s famous Double Six beach, which offers a safe beach break that is suitable for all ages and levels. They offer private, semi-private and group lessons, and all are welcome – whether you are an absolute beginner or intermediate-level surfer.
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If your kiddies love to get creative, then Habitat Village has buckets of fun activities to keep little hands busy and curious minds entertained. Their specially designed play area provides safe and spacious surroundings with its own separate kids club centre – complete with qualified teachers and plenty of fun daily activities like gardening, art, cooking and cultural classes.
Their specially crafted kids menu is 100% gluten-free and nut-free and full of deliciously tasty treats for even the fussiest of eaters. Not only is Habitat Village the perfect place to keep young minds entertained, but parents can also enjoy some much-deserved relaxation time. Check out their amazing range of activities now on their Instagram!
Get ready to dive into a world of excitement at Mrs Sippy – the ultimate family-friendly haven that promises a splashing good time! Nestled in the heart of central Seminyak, get ready to eat, swim and play in one of Bali’s most iconic pools. As well as enjoying the funky Mediterranean-inspired oasis, your mini-adventurers can take the plunge from one of their daring 1, 3 and 5 metre platforms (height depending!) with trained lifeguards ready on standby to keep the fun in check!
All those poolside antics are sure to build-up an appetite, and Mrs Sippy has carefully crafted a scrummy kid-friendly menu that is sure to be every little foodie’s dream! Whilst the little ones are entertained, why not bag some holiday bargains at the State Of Georgia pop-up store, which is chock-full of treasures ready for you to take home with you. With families welcome until 4pm, there is plenty of time for the kids to burn-off some steam whilst you enjoy their poolside drinks and soak-up the tropical ambience. So come and dive into an unforgettable family day that’s sure to make a splash!
If you’re looking for a fun-filled destination for the kids, look no further than the Cubby House Kids Club at Finns Recreation Club! With a lively and stimulating environment designed for children aged 2-12, your little one will have a blast enjoying the wide range of crafts, games and educational activities on offer. And the best part? You can indulge in some well-deserved ‘me time’ knowing that their highly trained and experienced staff are on hand to provide a safe and nurturing environment.
But that’s not all! The Cubby House Kids Club also offers a wide variety of healthy and delicious meals that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. And with their free movie nights every Thursday and Sunday, there is plenty of entertainment for the whole family. With their flexible hours and affordable rates, what’s not to love? And whilst the kids are having a blast, you can indulge in a relaxing treatment at the Body Temple Spa, burn off some steam in their high-tech gym facilities or catch up with emails in their air-conditioned co-working space. Come rain or shine, Cubby House Kids Club has got you covered!
Tamora Gallery is a Lifestyle Shopping Centre in Berawa, Canggu for the whole family with a bias towards education, and recreation.
It’s located in the hotspot of Bali just minutes away from Berawa Beach, Tamora Gallery provides a natural space where daily tourists, residents, shoppers, and passersby can have a premium shopping experience of unique clothing boutiques, alongside a state-of-the-art kids playground, a skate bowl, kids activity zone, supported by quality unique Food & Beverage outlets.
Enter Tamora Gallery promenade to discover a strip of mural art, dance workshops, music lessons, talent studio, photo & recording studios, co-working space, integrative wellness services, beauty salon, F&B outlets, toys & books, fashion and Vault, one of the best night club in Bali.
Tamora Gallery is a one-stop place with regular activities and interests for the entire family.
Spacious and airy areas are provided for shoppers and dine-in customers, with bright natural light and greenery within and surrounding the gallery.
Come in and stroll along our Lifestyle Shopping Arcade and let’s discover!
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!
Ubud Fairy Village is an enchanted oasis in the centre of Ubud. This magical space looks like a pink candy shop, that jumped straight out of an English novel. There is something for everyone here, even for mums and dads. While the kids play and dream about being a fairy or a unicorn, parents can relax or attend a creative workshop or play with the train that is on the ground floor.
Speaking of Bali kids activities, this shop also holds Make a Fairy (every Monday, you will build your unique fairy using the paperclay technique), Baby Unicorn (in a hour and a half, you will learn how to create a sweet unicorn with the paperclay technique), Make a Fairy Garden (every Thursday, you will learn to place your fairy lamps and flowers in your garden) weekly workshops.
These services, along with many other surprises, await you here at Ubud Fairy Village.
Studio Ceramics is part of the famous Kevala Ceramics brand. With a number of different options for workshops (depending on the kid’s age and skill level), you can learn the art of wheel throwing and decorating and come away with your 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 skill.
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 wristband, 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.
Sanur Beach is known for its beautiful sandy beach, calm crystal water and stunning sunrises and according to many parents, it’s the best beach for kids in Bali. Because of these favourable conditions, the beach offers a beautiful opportunity to spend a peaceful and relaxing time with your family and young children. Take a morning walk along the 8km oceanfront sidewalk. Rent a canoe to head towards the horizon! This most certainly is tropical Bali for kids at its best.
Pod Chocolate Bali is the world’s first 100% plant-based chocolate factory. This project was started by Australian and Indonesian entrepreneurs in 2010. The factory produces a vast range of dark, non-dairy milk and white chocolate which has earned the title of one of the best chocolate factories in the world.
You can participate in a chocolate making workshop at the factory and also enjoy complimentary samples of the many different flavours in production. See cacao trees being grown close to the factory and watch on as the magic of chocolate making happens behind the glass viewing points.
The entrance to the factory is free (and it includes free tasting, too). To try a chocolate making class the cost is only IDR 100,000, we recommend booking as on weekends especially, it can get busy.
Bali Safari & Marine Park’s prime attraction is the presence of more than 100 different animal species, including many already endangered species such as the Komodo Dragon, the Bali Starling Bird and the Orangutan.
The park is perfect for a myriad activities focusing on nature and wildlife such as the Jungle Hopper (free entrance for kids below 3 years old, you will see the Fresh Water Aquarium and many predators like the lions, the rhinos and much more); the Night Safari (free entrance for kids below 3 years old, you will be the new star of the movie “Night at the Museum”); the Breakfast with the Lions (free entrance for kids below 3 years old, you better hope to not become a strip of bacon!); the Elephant Back Safari (free entrance for kids below 3 years old, what a thrill looking at these majestic pachyderms!); 4 x 4 Safari (free entrance for kids below 3 years old).
This huge park is not only fun and interesting for kids of all ages, but very educational also. So there’s no reason not to add this to your bucket list of things for kids to do in Bali!
Bali Equestrian Centre, also known as BEC, is one of largest horse riding facilities on the island of Bali, with various equestrian activities on offer, all with the assistance of qualified instructors.
Activities for the whole family, especially for children, are available each week such as pony rides, photo shoots, training and jumping lessons in the dressage square or on courses, vaulting lessons in the arena and much more.
Very popular for children is the opportunity to organise their birthday with their happy horse friends. You don’t need to drive all over town looking for pony party supplies because the Bali Equestrian Centre will take care of every detail, so your children can enjoy their best day. Cowgirl/Cowboy parties, ponies dressed in different costumes, horseshoe treasure hunts… this is a birthday that your little ones will never forget!
Bali has some of the best resorts in the world. Inside many resorts you will find amazing pools, exciting kids clubs, waterparks, private beaches, kid’s workshops and more! Why not choose a resort to visit for the day on a daypass.
Also a great option for special celebration, a day pass to a Bali resort is just like taking a one day holiday!
We often call Bali a children’s paradise because it is! There is no need for kids to be bored in Bali, there is just so much on offer! If you’re asking us what to do in Bali with kids, this list is our answer. We hope this list has given you some inspiration for a fun day with the littlest members of your family!