Bali is a feature rich island which has so much more to offer than just the tropically diverse flora and fauna. It is specially a haven for people travelling with their entire families. It offers a huge assortment of activities and attractions which are suitable for travelers of all age groups to enjoy. Even though some of Bali’s 5 star hotels feature family friendly perks, such as fully equipped kids playgrounds, there is always more to see and do beyond the hotel premises and into the wild.
Nature excursions, exhilarating wildlife sanctuaries and safaris, exciting theme parks with several fun rides, and water sports along the beach are just a few of the wonderful things to do with children in Bali. There are also a bunch of unique exhibitions and galleries offered by Bali which feature incredible pieces of art. These comically incredible artwork may feature in your Instagram feed if you are able to capture these hilarious moments with your lens. With so much to see and do, your Bali itinerary will be jam packed, leaving you with little breathing room. To make your life easier, we have curated a list of must visit places in Bali which you must not miss at all.
- Waterbom Bali
Waterbom Bali is the island’s most popular water park, with a handful thrilling rides and splash fun for residents and visitors alike. The park encompasses 38,000 sq. meters of tropical gardens and pools, and also food and entertainment options. The water park offers a variety of thrilling activities, including relaxing pools with tiny slides and exhilarating attractions that begin at substantial elevation. The ‘Smashdown 2.0’ is a revamped version of another one of Waterbom Bali’s top beloved attractions. ‘Fast n Fierce’, ‘Twin Racers’, and Climax’, among other exciting rides, are all intended to keep the parents and the kids entertained. This wonderful water park, which is a must-include in your Bali package, also features a swim up bar with tropical cocktails, as well as food courts and open air restaurants, serving both foreign and Indonesian delicacies. For added security, the park has a digital payment system set up which would be implemented with the use of a ‘Splash Band’, that holds the payment info and therefore is verified for all the park purchases.
- Rip Curl School of Surf
For water babies, Bali is a dream come true. As surfing is so widely popular on the sandy beaches of Bali, taking the kids to give them a fun surfing lesson is a great idea for all the parents out there. Little Ripper, a one hour surfing lesson offered by Rip Curl School of Surf, is particularly tailored for children under the age of 13. Riding through the splashing white waves on their surf boards, the youngsters will develop their surfing abilities and gain the confidence required to sail through life, all while having a complete blast. If your children are not interested in surfing but would want to participate in other water sports, the Rip School of Surf also offers affordable snorkeling and diving tours.
- Bali Wake Park
Bali Wake Park is among the island’s only wake board parks. Right at the gates of the northern edge of the Bali Mandara tollway as well as the Benoa Marina in Pesanggaran, the area is easily accessible. The park is made up of 5 hectares of man made lakes and verges that were molded and manicured from a marshy area next to South Bali’s mangrove woods. Rather than using canoes to carry the tourists, a towering crane like structure was designed just above the canals that provide the necessary equipment for a specially designed cable service. Almost 8 wake boarders can savor these rides at the same time, thanks to the innovative technology. Visitors could also keep riding if even one of them finishes a route early.
- Dream Museum Zone (DMZ)
Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) is a whimsical art exhibition with 120 huge wall murals. At the gallery, a group of local and Korean painters worked to create a diverse collection of art. These painting produce a 3D effect that looks fantastic to visitors. The unique thing about these painting is that they have been created employing nothing but simple paint and well positioned illumination! There are different themed chambers at this establishment that will take you to different mystical eras and places. Caricatures of renowned artworks, such as Mona Lisa with a fruit bowl and Van Gogh with shaving cream, may be seen at the Renaissance room. Arrange your lens and stand as though you are brushing Van Gogh’s beard with a brush and take super fun photos for your Instagram feed!
The Devdan Show at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre is a one and a half hour narrative about two kids who try to break away from their boring group tour. On their journey, they discover a magical hidden treasure full of cultural artifacts from all around Indonesia. This show has been produced using state of the art lighting and acoustic equipment, revolving platforms, fireworks and fake rainfall, all used in conjunction with visually beautiful props which are incredibly realistic. Just after the concert, the visitors may snap pictures with the actors and staff all dressed in full costume. The show is guaranteed to make your kids forget all about the Disney movies and appreciate the Balinese culture.