10 Family-Friendly Activities You Have To Do In Bali


Ayuni Ayatillah •  Apr 08, 2017

Everyone knows that Bali is the perfect location for a romantic honeymoon or weekend getaway. But wait a minute, did you know that there's more to Bali than that? With its beautiful beaches, intriguing historical, cultural locations and dozens of attractions, Bali is also a perfect place for a family vacation!☺️

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The best thing is that it also has plenty of family-friendly options when it comes to accommodations and itineraries, and it suits both the lowest to most luxurious budgets. If you are heading to Bali with your family soon, check out these amazing things that you can do in this magnificent Indonesian island!

1. Get splashing at Waterbom Bali

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Any kid would go crazy when it comes to playing with water (even mom and dad, right?). Dubbed the No 1 Waterpark in Asia by Trip Advisor, this gigantic waterpark offers various kinds of water attractions for children to adults.

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The Lazy River is the perfect place to chill and enjoy the tropical landscape of the park, while the adventure seekers in the family can try out their latest rides - The Fast and Fierce or The Twin Racers!

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Opening hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily

Address: Jl. Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

2. Have a nice picnic at Sanur Beach

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Bali has tons of gorgeous beaches but a particular favourite amongst parents is Sanur Beach! Since the beach is protected by reefs, the waves are not as big and give more peace of mind for parents with young families?

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A paved cycling path lines the coast where you can also enjoy some cycling with the family, or maybe do some shopping at the Jalan Danau Tamblingan Shopping Street!

Address: Jl. Sanur Beach Hotel, Sanur, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia

3. Have your mind blown at the 3D Dream Museum Zone Bali (DMZ)

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Brought to Bali by the same team of 3D artists from Korea, this amazing trick-eye attraction offers a number of cleverly constructed 3D sceneries from gondolas in Venice to pyramids in Egypt?

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Kids will absolutely have a lot of fun posing for photos and be in awe of how real it looks!

Opening hours: 9 am - 10pm daily

Address: Jl. Nakula No.33X, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

4. Experience the unique Upside Down World

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If you have ever wondered how life would be living in an upside down world, then a trip to the quirky Upside Down World is the perfect thing for you! Step into a full setup of upside-down house and furniture and snap some photos to confuse the people back home?

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On another note, it could probably look like you are floating in space too!

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm daily

Address: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.762, Pemogan, Denpasar, Bali, 80221, Indonesia

5. Visit the Monkey Forest

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For only around 26000 Rupiah, enter the Monkey Forest and its surrounding temple to get up close with the main occupants – the monkeys themselves. You can also purchase some food for the monkeys at the entrance.

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Do be careful with your personal belongings and don't entice the monkeys to grab them, or they won't be returning it back!

Opening hours: 8.30am - 6pm daily

Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

6. Enjoy the Bali Safari and Marine Park

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If you are looking for something more than just a zoo, the Bali Safari and Marine Park can give you a unique experience! Located in Gianyar, Bali, the park offers many attractions including a safari experience, animal shows, elephant rides and a waterpark. Tickets can be purchased online where you can plan for your activities?

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#HHWT Tip: Go early and allocate one full to day to enjoy this park as it is located slightly further away from most popular tourist locations.

Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily

Address: Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551, Indonesia

7. Enjoy the Cubby House Kids Club

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Here is a chance for mommy and daddy to have a little quality time in Bali! Safely send the kids to Cubby House Kids Club, a dedicated playhouse and daycare with loads of fun things to do.

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Supervised by trained personnel, the club caters for children aged 2 to 4 years and they will have plenty of space to play Lego, read stories, watch movies, do arts and crafts and even play dress-up!

Opening hours: 8am - 10pm daily

Address: JL. Petitenget, Batu Belig, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

8. Have an underwater adventure at Seawalker Tour Sanur

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The Seawalker Tour is a unique underwater experience, perfectly safe for kids 10 years and above. Called a “soft” diving technique, participants are only required to wear a helmet that is attached snugly with a supply of oxygen while enjoying a walk in the ocean.

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Instead of having to snorkel or scuba dive, you will still get to enjoy the magnificent seawater life through this safe and fun activity.

Opening hours: 9am-2pm daily

Address: JL. Cemara, No. 35, Sanur, 80228, Sanur, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

9. Traverse the trees at Bali Treetop and Adventure Park

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If exploring nature and getting your adrenaline pumping is your family’s thing, a visit to Bali Treetop and Adventure Park is a must!

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Located in Bedugul, the park offers a bird’s eye view of nature where you get to traverse from tree to tree on your preferred circuit! There are safe circuits for kids as young as 4 years old, and a thrilling circuit for the older kids and adults?

Opening hours: 9.30am-6pm

Address: Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia

10. Be a pirate for a day at the Pirate's Bay

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It's time for the kids to be a real pirate at the Pirate's Bay - a restaurant and play space inspired by pirates!?

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While the kids enjoy the pirate ship and activities, mommy and daddy can enjoy delicious food (they serve halal food for Muslims) and perhaps a dip at the nearby beach!

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Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily

Address: The Bay Bali ITDC Area Lot C-0, Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

There you go! There are plenty of things for every single person in the family to enjoy, including the kids! Now, what else is stopping you? Have a fun family vacation in Bali!

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