12 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Bali with Kids 2017.07.03

12 family-friendly things to do in Bali with kids

Bring out your inner child and keep your anak-anak (that’s Balinese for kiddos) smiling during a family holiday in paradise. From monkey forests and ziplines to, night safaris and endless  water sports, there’s no shortage of all-ages adventure and things to do in Bali with kids.

Getting around

Kura-Kura Shuttle Bus: When we’re manoeuvring with a crew, our travel motto is clear: keep it simple. Bali’s convenient Kura-Kura Shuttle Bus services resorts, shopping areas, and popular tourist destinations around the island, making it easy to plan an itinerary, zip between activities, and call it quits when nap time rolls around to head back to your Bali accommodation.

Private tours with Bali Adventours: Long day trips with tiny tots are complicated, we know. Make it easy by opting for a private outing with Bali Adventours, with your very own driver and guide. You can tailor the itinerary as needed to suit your group, and fit in sightseeing destinations to appeal to the whole family—whether you want to visit sacred temples, take a dip in a hot spring, or make new friends at the Monkey Forest.

Animal encounters

Breakfast with the orangutans at Bali Zoo: You could have breakfast at your hotel, sure. Or you could take it to the next level as you tuck into brekkie with the orangutans at Bali Zoo. Sip on orange juice while a primate of the same colour lounges nearby, and nibble on fresh fruit as tropical birds call out from the trees.  Is there monkey bread on the menu? You’ll have to wait and see.

Bali Bird Park: Colourful cockatoos, preening parrots and hilarious hornbills are pleased to make your acquaintance at the Bali Bird Park in Gianyar. Interactive shows, feeding sessions, and keeper talks make this destination as engaging as it is informative, and the winged residents come from locales as far-flung as South America and the African Savannah.

Aquatic fun

Waterbom Park: You could drop us on the sand with a book in hand and we’d be happy for days, but endless rest and relaxation tends not be quite exciting enough for the younger members of the family. Keep boredom at bay and guarantee that happy-tired-at-the-end-of-the-day feeling with a trip to Waterbom, where the slides, rides, and lazy rivers offer nonstop fun for swimmers of all ages.

Whitewater rafting: feel the rush as you grab a paddle and take on the chutes and swirls of the Ayung River’s white water rapids with Bali Adventure Tours. Expert guides provide a thorough safety briefing to get kids and adults alike up to speed, and a special family ticket means the whole raft is just you and yours, letting you tailor the level of daring to your liking.

Outdoor fun and games

Bali Treetop Adventure Park: Too much beach time leave you with a sunburn? That’s hardly a reason to stay inside! Seek out some shade and high-flying fun at the Bali Treetop Adventure Park, where adrenaline junkies as young as five years old can whir through the jungle on an exciting zipline course, channelling their inner monkeys as they climb to new heights.

Circus workshop: Back on ground level, give the littles the skills they need to run away and join the circus with a workshop with High Flyers Bali that teaches feats like spinning plates, juggling balls, and perfecting diabolo tricks. They can hone their hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills, plus pick up entertaining hobbies they can keep practicing long after the workshops ends.

Teen-friendly tours

Canyoning adventure: For an active outing that the grown-ups and the kids can agree on, it’s hard to beat canyoning. Strap into a harness, slip on a helmet, and dive into the streams, pools, and caverns in the heart of the island’s lush vegetation. With top-notch equipment, ropes, and knowledgeable guides from Adventure & Spirit to lead the way, giving a canyoning excursion a burl is a thrilling way to test your limits and experience the island’s natural scenery.

Water sports: Spend a splish-splashing day on the beach at Tanjung Benoa Beach Resort with Activities Bali, packing in as many wet and wild water sports as possible with a package that lets you soar over the sea while parasailing, fly over the waves on a banana boat, or rev the engine of a jet ski to speed along the shoreline. For a more mellow way to pass the time, options like fly fishing or a scuba-like Ocean Walker experience fit the bill.

After-dark outings

Bali Zoo: Certain areas of Bali definitely have a more adults-only vibe after the sun goes down, but not to worry—there’s plenty to do with little ones in tow, too. Head to the Bali Zoo for a night spent posing with pythons, feeding elephants, and listening to the nocturnal chatter of moonlight-loving critters.

Night safari: Animals don’t stop prowling just because it’s dark out. On the contrary—that’s when they’re at their most active. Set out on a night safari at the Bali Safari & Marine Park to see the nocturnal antics of tigers, lemurs, and Komodo dragons up close. Your journey takes you from the African savannah to the depths of the Balinese jungle, ending with a barbecue dinner and captivating fire dancing performance.

Written by a local expert team from Expedia

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