Activities in Bali with children | What to do in Bali with kids?

Bali is a very easy destination to go with young children. And to prove to you that your children will not be bored, We offer you activities in Bali with children; a selection of visits, activities that will undoubtedly delight our little globetrotters.

Do not hesitate to tell us about your experience if you already know these attractions to give us your impressions!

Waterbom: The Best Water Park in Asia in Kuta Bali (30 minutes from Seminyak)

Waterbom is simply the best water park in Asia and the number 3 in the world. So if you are looking to spend a day with family, couple or friends having fun, look no further. This water park is at the best international standards, the slides, the infrastructures are at the top of what is done. Whether for young or old there is something to entertain everyone. This is one of the most favorite activities in Bali with children

The park is located in the center of Kuta, only 10 minutes from the Bali airport and very close to many shops and shopping centers. The park of almost 4 hectares brings together 22 slides of all types for young and old. In addition to the slides you will find a trampoline, restaurants, SPA, swimming pools.

In the park all transactions are done via a bracelet that you can top up with money to pay for your purchases.

Waterbom Bali. I, Scoreed, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It is possible to enter and leave the park they will give you a bracelet. This is interesting if you want to go out for lunch because catering is rather expensive in the park. For example, you can have lunch opposite the “Discovery Mall” shopping center (Google Map).

If you’re wearing swim shorts and not a bathing suit, make sure your shorts don’t have rivets, or you’ll be denied some slides.

There’s plenty to keep you entertained for a whole day, so plan to spend a full day there.

Practical information & Booking

Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta

Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Dry season from April to November and wet season from December to March. No matter the season you will have a good day

Visit Bali Zoo

The Bali Zoo is the perfect place to spend some family time and see wildlife up close. You can meet many animals there: African lions, Bengal tigers, orangutans and many other species.

It is really very pleasant to walk in the park which has tropical vegetation and green gardens. Young and old will be delighted to be able to feed the elephants, pet the deer, meet the orangutans…

Orangutan Bali Zoo
Orangutan, Bali Zoo, Indonesia. Ossi Petruska from Espoo, Finland, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

There are several entrance packages available allowing you to spend a morning, half day or a whole day at the zoo, depending on the activities you wish to do.

Practical information & Booking

Address: Jl. Raya Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
Hours: The zoo is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bali Zoo
Bali Zoo, Singapadu, Sukawati, Bali. Ossi Petruska from Espoo, Finland, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Access: the zoo is located 15 minutes south of Ubud. From Ubud, head south along the main Batubulan road. Once you get to the Singapadu Community Meeting Hall, turn right and you will come to the zoo. You can also access it from Kuta, with the 3 pack, a shuttle will pick you up and drop you off at the Beachwalk mall.

Go to the cinema in Bali

You have several cinemas in Bali in Denpasar and Kuta but the best is the one in Kuta at the Beachwalk shopping center. It is the most recent and therefore the one offering the best facilities. You will have a cinema similar to what we find in France with seats, screen and sound of very good quality as well as the most recent films.

Address and Contact
Within the Beachwalk shopping center (Google Map) in Kuta on the 2nd floor. Very easy to reach by car or scooter.

The cinema only opens at noon, no need to go there in the morning to buy your tickets.

Telephone: (0361) 8465621

Elephant rides in Bali

Elephant rides in Bali can be one of the activities in Bali with children.

1. Bali Zoo

We have already presented the Bali Zoo in a previous article. You can actually take an elephant ride there for 15 minutes with pack 5 or for 30 minutes with pack 6. In each of the packs are included the lunch buffet at the Elephant View restaurant, the visit to the zoological park as well as the return shuttle that drops you off at your hotel.

Address: Jalan Raya Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
Duration: 15 minutes (pack 5) or 30 minutes (pack 6)

Normal Price Pack
Pack 5 adult: 108.03€
Pack 5 children (2 to 12 years old): €76.88
Pack 6 adults: €149.82
Pack 6 children (2 to 12 years old): €110.40

2. Bali Safari & Marine Park

The Bali Safari & Marine Park also offers several entry packs, with different possible activities. If you choose the LEOPARD or RHINO packs, you can take a 10-minute or 30-minute elephant ride.

The LEOPARD package includes:

  • A welcome drink
  • Safari drive
  • Aquarium visit
  • Lunch at Uma Restaurant
  • Animal shows: tigers and elephants
  • Elephant ride for 10 minutes
  • Bali Agung Show
  • Unlimited access to the Fun Zone and the water games area
  • Photo souvenir

The RHINO pack includes all the activities of the LEOPARD pack, plus:

  • Elephant ride for 30 minutes
  • Dinner with the lions
  • Round-trip private transportation

The safari allows you to get close to wild animals and gives you the opportunity to take beautiful photos, and the elephant ride is an unforgettable experience to try at least once in your life.

Address: Jalan Raya Singapadu, Sukawati 80582, Indonesia
Duration: 10 minutes (Leopard pack) or 30 minutes (Rhino pack)

Normal Price Pack
Adult Leopard Pack: €112.18
Children’s Leopard Pack (3 to 12 years old): €84.14
Adult Rhino Pack: €163.60
Children’s Rhino Pack (3 to 12 years old): €130.88

3. Taro Elephant Park

The Taro Elephant Park is, as its name suggests, a park specializing in the preservation of elephants. All the elephants in this park were saved from the deforestation of the island of Sumatra. Plus, the elephants at Taro Elephant Park are free-roaming and well cared for, and you’ll even get to feed them.

You must choose the Elephant Night Safari + Dinner pack to be able to take the elephant ride. This pack includes:

  • Round trip
  • Visit of the park and opportunity to feed the elephants
  • Elephant ride for 30 minutes
  • Elephant show
  • Having dinner
  • Insurance
  • Taro Elephant Park

Address: Jalan Elephant Park, Taro, Tegalalang 80561, Indonesia
Duration: 10 minutes (Leopard pack) or 30 minutes (Rhino pack)

Normal Price Pack
Adult pack: €129.64
Children’s package: €89.75

Visit the Monkey Forest in Ubud

Right in the center of Ubud is a forest inhabited by monkeys. It is indeed their forests, they are numerous and rule the roost 🙂 In our opinion, this is the best activity visit in Ubud not to be missed!

There is an entrance, but that won’t stop the free-roaming monkeys from coming out of the forest and coming to you if they suspect you have food in your bag.

Admission is IDR 30,000 rupees (€2) for adults and IDR 20,000 for children. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Walk in the forest

The forest is rather large, enough to walk for 1 hour or more in the middle of the monkeys which are absolutely everywhere you cannot miss them. The latter are very intelligent and watch everything that moves to find food. They are not so interested in your glasses or caps but really in the food. If a monkey sees you putting your hands in your pockets or your bag then they will think you have something to eat and will immediately come to you and often help themselves and try to look in your bag.

What to feed them?

It is forbidden to give them peanuts, biscuits … the only food allowed are bananas which you can bring from outside but which the park encourages you to buy on site to help finance the park.

Monkey Forest Ubud, Indonesia - panoramio (8)
Monkey Forest Ubud, Indonesia. Michelle Maria, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Are monkeys aggressive?

Yes and no. Some are rather calm and others are on the lookout for anything that moves to feed. So if you have to eat they will not hesitate to jump on you. Which is rather amusing but can scare some people off. And indeed to play they can sometimes try to bite you, not very hard but here it is a risk. I’ve been there many times and never had a problem.

Visit of the Indonesian Cultural and Heritage Park in Bali: Taman Nusa

Here is a visit that few know and yet is really worth the detour. This cultural park is not even listed in some of the guides at the moment and that’s a shame! So keep reading to learn more about this cultural tour which in my opinion is the best to do in Bali with the Bali Museum in Denpasar!

Visit Indonesia in an afternoon!

This is the slogan of this park which allows you to discover the culture of the different regions of Indonesia in a fun way through reconstructions of monuments, houses…
You will also have a panorama of Indonesia through time, from the prehistoric era until today.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Address and contact:
Taman Nusa, Jl. Taman Bali, Br. Blahpane Kelod, Gianyar
Telephone: +62 361 952952

Bali Bird Park

The Bali Bird Park brings together over 2 hectares: 1000 birds of 250 different species from Indonesia, Africa, Latin America and Australia. It is the largest bird park in Indonesia. During a walk you will cross different areas that recreate the natural habitats of different birds. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to attend several shows and interactive sessions with the birds to leave with beautiful memories.

Bali Bird Park is where you will find the finest collection of Indonesian birds and species in Africa and North America. An absolute paradise for birdwatchers, the Bali Bird Park is where you can teach your children about species conservation and compassion for birds and animals. Besides the bird park, there is also a reptile park on site. You’ll have to pay a separate fee for the reptile park, but it’s worth it.

Useful information

Address: Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapore, Batubulan, Sukawati
Telephone: +62 361 299352
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

The park is located in Sukawati between Sanur and Ubud, it’s really not far, so this outing can be done perfectly from Ubud or the south of Bali:Sanur, Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Jimbaran. You can easily get there by car, scooter and taxi, there is parking on site.

You can go directly to the ticket office, pay for your tickets and receive a brochure with the map of the park as well as the program of the various shows throughout the day.

Photo credit: AgungAtmaja via Pixabay

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