Our Favorite Activities for Kids in Bali in 2023

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.

One of the many things to do with kids in Bali: Fairy Village in Ubud

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…

Kids Foam Party at Padma Resort Legian

Kids Foam Party at Padma Legian Bali

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.

Padma Resort Legian

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.

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Family Quad Biking – Aussie Bali Adventure

Family Quad Biking Bali

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.

Family Quad Bike Tours Bali

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.

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Cable Park & Aqualand – Bali Wake Park

Wake Boarding with Family at Bali Wake Park

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!

Bali Wake Park

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)

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Bounce Trampoline Park, Strike Bowling, Splash Waterpark – Finns Recreation Park

Bounce Bali at Finns Recreation Park

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…

Splash Bali at Finns Recreation Club

There will be guaranteed smiles all around (and plenty of calories burned) at Finns Rec Club.

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Balinese Village Experience

Balinese Village Tour

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.

Balinese Village Tour Praying at the Holy Water

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.

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Parklife Bali exploring creativity with kids

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!

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Santai Surf

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. 

For further information contact WhatsApp or visit their Instagram and website.

Send an email to santai_surf@hotmail.com  

Please visit ASI website. 

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Bali Zoo

Bali’s first and only zoological park is a place where you can learn the behaviour of over 500 rare and exotic animals in a lush, tropical environment. A park where you can participate in fascinating animal adventure activities, some of which are unique experiences of their kind in Indonesia.

The Zoo offers many different options from general entry, and breakfast with the Orang Utans to Night Safaris. If you are visiting during the day be sure to pack your swimmers in case you need a cool break – there is a kids waterpark within the Zoo that is free to use as part of your entry.

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Habitat Village

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!

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Legian Beach

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!

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Ubud Fairy Village

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.

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Studio Ceramic

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.

Click here to read our blog about our favourite workshops in Bali. 

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Waterbom Bali

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.

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Canoeing in Sanur

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.

Discover the most beautiful and famous beaches of the island in our website section “Beaches” and let us know if we can add some hidden beaches to our list!

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Bali Pod Chocolate Factory

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.

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Bali Safari & Marine Park

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!

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Shopping Malls in Bali have a number of great indoor play centres and rotating kids’ activities on offer. They are a great place to escape the heat or the rain. You can even catch a movie as a lot of the malls have cinemas within them.

Tamora Gallery is one of the most unique shopping malls in Bali and it’s located in the area of Berawa, Canggu. The casual and informal atmosphere make it the perfect place to hang out with a group of friends and to bring the kids along too. There is a spacious outdoor area with an equipped playground for kids and even a skate bowl. The whole family can kick back, relax and take some time out to enjoy a well-earned cool drink or ice-cream at one of the eateries, enjoy some shopping or even catch a pop-up outdoor movie on one of their movie nights!

This mall also includes a bookstore, fashion stores (for both adults & children), studios and even a multi-purpose space called Spark Studios where you’ll find everything from dance classes to workshops happening. 

Check out upcoming new activities at Tamora Gallery here!

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Bali Equestrian Centre

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!

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Take a Day Pass at a Bali Resort

Reef Beach Club Day Pass

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!

Discover details on Bali Day passes here

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Final Words

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!

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