This was our 8th visit to Bali. Australian's love vacating on the ‘island of the gods’. And while previously we were one of them we decided to spend more then the weekend or week holidaying in Bali and spent two months immersing ourselves in it's wonderful culture. Here is a great list of things we found to do with our kids. We hope it helps for your vacation.
Waterslide heaven, fun for young and old. Every time we go to Bali, we go to Waterbom. We've enjoyed it as singles, married and now with kids. You'll spend the day here alternating between thriller slides and the lazy river, while the kids enjoy splashing around at the toddler-designed Funtastic play area.
Cost - Adult: US$33 Child: US$21 (2 to 11). Updated 2015. At a tour booth you can get tickets for about: Adult - $27, Child $19. Under 2's are free.
Location - Downtown Kuta, near Discovery Mall & Bali Dynasty Hotel.
See the sights on a downhill trek, easy work, beautiful views. Learn about Bali history, culture and be treated to a real environmental treat. Kids rode on the back of the bikes and both fell asleep at some stage in the journey causing quite a few laughs from the locals. Any fitness level should be fine with this trip.
Cost - 150,000 rupiah (about AUD$14 each).
Location - Ubud.
A giant indoor playground with everything, books, instruments, swings, slides, houses, toys, ball pits, cubbies, everything! They even do classes and they have a café with free Wi-Fi for the adults. Don't forget socks! You must wear socks, but they do sell them for $1 if you forget.
Cost - It is about AUD$9.50 entry for a 3 hour visit per child, adults free with child. Updated 2015.
Location - Sanur between KFC and McDonalds on the main Bypass Ngurah Rai.
On previous visits to Bali we have stayed at the Bali Dynasty Resort. It is a great hotel with family rooms, kids club, 3 pools, many restaurants, markets and a great location in South Kuta, minutes from Waterbom. Recently they did some work to the kid’s pool and reopened it with a big, kid’s water playland. Go check it out and stay afterwards on a Thursday night for Satay Night at the H20 restaurant. All you can eat satay, one of our favourites. And they follow it with a great Indonesian cultural show.
Cost - Unfortunately you now (2014) have to stay at the hotel to use their facilities, but they do have a free show if you go for Satay dnner on Thursday - Dinner is $18 per adult, kids free.
Location - South Kuta, near Discovery Mall.
If you like bird this place is for you. Hundreds of birds in an easy to stroll park. Our favourite part was the great restaurant playground. Also included in the ticket is the Reptile Park with a personal tour guide. Lots of hands on action & crocodiles.
Cost - US$29.50 for adults, children 2 – 12 $14.50, kids under 2 free. Updated 2015.
Location - Batubulan, on the road to Ubud.
There are 4 parks here - the marine park, the safari park, a water park & a fun park. My kids had more fun in the last two then any entertainment the animals provided. But if you don't visit zoo's very often this is one that will impress.
Cost - The normal adult price is US$49 per person, under 3 free, over 3 US$39. Prices are cheaper online or by calling and reserving a ticket. We did this at the gate! Updated 2015.
Location - Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Gianyar (shuttle available).
Muddy toes, beautiful scenery, exercise and clean air. The local's fly kites out here so enjoy a simple game of spot the kites. You can hire a tour guide for this, but we did it on our own. Be respectful.
Cost - Free!
Location - North, mostly around Ubud.
8. Bali Zoo
This is a great zoo in Bali, surprisingly. At the entry you can even feed tigers by meat on a rope. In fact a lot of the animal's can be fed, which our kids loved. I mean feeding monkeys bananas? Fun!
Cost - Adult US$28, Child US$18, Under 2 free. Get 15% off when book online. Updated 2015.
Location - Singapadu Village, Sukawati District, Gianyar.
9. Water Sports
If they like going fast and being on the water this is fun for the whole family. Nusa Dua is the best spot for water spots. You can do ocean kayaking, Seawalking, jet-skiing, banana boats, parasailing, glass bottom boats to Turtle Island and lots more. Also it's a great place to have a on the beach.
Cost - Two jet ski’s for 15 mins is AUD$20 each, we managed to barter him down to AUD$30 for both. A banana boat ride is US$15 each and we got it down to US$40 for the 4 of us. Bali Seawalker is only for 8+ and you can check your hotel for prices. Updated 2015.
Location - South, Nusa Dua.
Indoor/outdoor playground & water fun. This playground has a lot going for it. A water playground outside, a climbing fort is also located outside for the bigger kids and inside is slides and bungy trampolines, climbing frames and so much more.
Cost - Entry is roughly AUD$10 each.
Location - Sunset Road, Seminyak.
There is so much more to do in Bali then just the kids stuff. Adults will find a great list here to keep them amused if you go ahead and hire a nanny for the day. Otherwise enjoy your vacation with the kids and please let us know some of your favourite things to do in Bali.
While in Bali we have stayed at several hotels. You can check their latest prices by clicking on them: