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Best things to do with kids in Bali


Bali is a popular family vacation destination, offering a wide range of attractions and activities for all ages. Here are some of the top family attractions in Bali, along with the services they provide:

  • Must Visit In 2023 at Cheeky Monkeys Bali – This cafe is a family-friendly place in Seminyak, Bali. It also has playground, daily fun for kids, and activites for kids every month. Here are recommended for kids, family, and community friendly.
  • Waterbom Bali in Kuta has water slides, pools, and other activities for kids and adults. The park provides lockers, showers, changing rooms, and food and drink.


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  • Bali Safari and Marine Park in Gianyar offers safari rides, animal displays, and a marine park with marine life attractions. The park features restaurants, gift stores, and toilets and nursing rooms.

  • Bali Treetop Adventure Park in Bedugul includes obstacle courses, ziplines, and tree-to-tree adventures. The park contains a café, restrooms, and safety equipment.


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  • Bali Bird Park in Gianyar displays international bird species. The park offers guided tours, bird presentations, and a restaurant.

  • Bali Zoo in Gianyar offers animal feeding and petting. The park features restaurants, gift stores, and toilets and nursing rooms.


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  • Dolphin watch in Lovina – Visiting Lovina in North Bali is already fun, but adding a dolphin watching excursion would impress your kids. Take an early-morning outrigger boat ride to see dolphins leaping from the clear waters. You and your kids enjoy it.

  • Tanah Lot Temple — This temple on a sea rock is famous for its sunset vistas. The temple offers tours, bathrooms, and souvenirs.

  • Berawa Art House offers a light studio with high-quality resources for aspiring painters. They teach youngsters and adults of all skill levels monthly art workshops. You can also join one of their after-school classes, which run Monday through Saturday. Berawa Art House, on Jl Pantai Berawa No. 99 in Berawa, Canggu, requires reservations for Monday–Saturday visits. Book at hello@bahbali.com or +62 859 5415 7117.


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  • Visit the Blanco Museum if you’re young and interested in art. This museum lets you explore Bali’s temple, gardens, and studio, where an incomplete painting is on the easel. The Campuan, Ubud Blanco Renaissance Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm. +62 361 975 502 to visit.


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  • Canggu Jewelry Classes—Get creative! Canggu Jewelry Classes offers full- or half-day jewelry-making workshops for creative kids. In-house professionals lead these interactive and hands-on sessions for youngsters aged seven and older. Canggu Jewelry Classes is in BB Garden Resort, Jl Subak Canggu. Reserve at +62 821 4522 5550 or +62 821 4494 1686. They open from 9am daily but require reservations.


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  • Sari Api offers creative clay lessons for kids aged 4–14. They will learn how to prepare clay, put it on the wheel, and shape it in these lessons. Kilns will conclude their task. It takes three weeks for the masterpieces to dry and be ready for pick up, so this activity is excellent for families living on the island or staying for a while. Classes include materials and hibiscus lemonade. Sari Api can be reached at +62 813 3881 4973 or sariapiceramics@gmail.com on Jl Suweta in Bentuyung Village, Ubud. Saturday 9:30am kids classes require advance registration.

  • Ensiklomusika Music School: Mini Mozarts! Ensiklomusika Music School offers courses for youngsters that like or excel at music. A trained music instructor will teach them guitar, piano, violin, or vocal coaching. Contact the music school at +62 878 8819 9069 or sanur@ensiklomusika.com. Enrollment requires reservations.

  • Indonesian wonders at Devdan Theatre Devdan Theatre’s 45-minute presentation is like Bali’s Cirque du Soleil, guiding you across Indonesia’s most famous islands with two narrators. Indonesian pyrotechnics, aerial dancing, and floor acrobatics will captivate children. Devdan Theatre is in Komplek ITDC Nusa Dua, Benoa. Contact info@balinusaduatheatre.com or +62 361 770 197. Shows are at 7:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

  • Desa Seni offers exquisite Balinese dance instruction for kids. This art village in Canggu hosts a free class for local girls every Sunday at 2 pm. Rent a wooden cottage or take yoga. For more, call Desa Seni at +62 361 844 6392 or +62 811 399 536.

  • Paint a pot in Jenggala in Jimbaran! The Paint-a-Pot activity lets kids of any age or artistic ability create a keepsake for family, friends, or oneself. Jenggala kilns fire the pieces, which can be picked up in 5–7 days.


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  • Visit Rusters pottery studio in Ubud to introduce your kids to clay. They provide a supervised pottery workshop for youngsters aged 3-14. Parents can have a Rusters breakfast and coffee while the kids play. Kids can paint and kiln their masterpieces at home for a modest charge. Adult workshops also exist.


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  • Joshua District creativity and inquiry This free event invites youngsters aged 3 and older to Joshua District in Tabanan’s scenic rice paddies to participate in creative activities. Everyone is welcome to participate in the ever-changing activities that will intrigue your youngsters. Painting the walls and flooring is possible. Enjoy a fantastic lunch at the on-site restaurant, relax to the music, and watch the Tabanan sunset.

  • Asmiera Spice: cook up a storm Asmiera Spice in Umalas offers weekly cooking workshops for kids and adults. Weekly classes for 5–12-year-olds offer a different cuisine. Kids may learn fundamental cooking skills in a custom-built kitchen and take home their creations. Asmiera Spice also hosts seasonal and holiday cook-ups.

  • PRIMO’s chocolate workshop is a must for chocolate lovers. You’ll see the full process from cocoa bean to chocolate bar, then take your creation home to enjoy with your family or on the way home (no guilt!).

  • Bali Climbing boulder shmoulder Bali Climbing, a kid-friendly outdoor climbing place, lets kids climb freely. Climbers of various skill levels can climb high at this trendy bouldering gym near the beach. Rock climbing shoes and skilled supervision are provided.

  • Ten-pin bowling at Finns Rec Club is Bali’s most advanced and fun. Family outings are great. Six lanes have automated pinsetters and computerized scoring. For young children and beginners, bumpers keep the balls on track. Family-sized pizzas let parents earn points.

  • Bounce is Bali’s first air-conditioned trampoline center in Finns Rec Club. Spring-loaded frames make jumping fun, and sessions are held every hour. Private bounceboarding, trampoline exercise, dodgeball, and basketball classes are available. You can also go disco bouncing on Friday nights without the kids!


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  • Trekking across Ubud’s rice terraces — Bali’s Tegallalang Rice Terraces are famous for their miles-long paddy valleys. Farmers tend to stair-like rice fields everywhere. To avoid crowds, travellers should visit Jatiluwih, a World Heritage-listed rice terrace.

  • Bali sunsets Gather your family for Bali’s famous candy-colored sunsets. We recommend Uluwatu’s Monkey Temple or Tanah Lot’s old Hindu pilgrimage temple for sundowners.

  • Swing far over nature on Bali’s famous swings. The forest swing at Ubud’s Zen Hideaway hideaway, East Bali’s sea-view swings, Pandawa Beach, or Gili Trawangan are all alternatives. Capture the kids swinging against these lovely Bali backgrounds!

  • Bali is ideal for glamping families. Bali Beach Glamping in Tabanan has air-conditioned tents and an infinity pool overlooking the beach. A gym, café, spa, island visits, horseback riding, and water sports are also available. Tropical rice paddies surround this family-friendly getaway. Sunrise Hill Camp has better mountain views. This campsite has white, styled tents, fire pits, BBQs, and a heated pool. From this luxurious glamping site, you can easily organize Mount Batur tours, waterfall trekking, and other interesting adventures.

  • Parklife in Canggu is a family-friendly park where kids may play and be creative. This unique family hub has a playground, restaurant, jungle gym, bouncy castle, little beach, and open-air theater surrounded by lush nature. It’s perfect for families looking to unwind.


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  • All-day play at Cubby House Kids Club — Finns’ Cubby House Kids Club offers a variety of toys and activities to keep kids happy and learning. The club has a toy area, movie theater, library, arts and crafts section, computer stations, dress up zone, and more for 2–12-year-olds. Kids can also eat meals and snacks.

  • Play by COMO has several cultural activities for kids. Balinese dancing, gamelan lessons, ceremonies, and Batik textile making are available. Traditional wooden toys, arts & crafts, board games, and a library with books and magazines for all reading levels are also available. Plus, there’s a kids’ yoga program.

  • Play by COMO has several cultural activities for kids. Balinese dancing, gamelan lessons, ceremonies, and Batik textile making are available. Traditional wooden toys, arts & crafts, board games, and a library with books and magazines for all reading levels are also available. Plus, there’s a kids’ yoga program.

  • Spa, shop, and skate in Bali’s best shopping malls—Tamora Gallery in Canggu is a heaven for Instagrammers and families. Cafes, restaurants, and stores line this lifestyle shopping arcade. The grassed playground and skatebowl are fun for kids. Beachwalk Shopping Mall in Kuta includes high-street brands like H&M, Zara, Mango, Bershka, and Topshop. The center stage hosts family-friendly programs and a Gold Class cinema. Restaurants and playgrounds are here.


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  • Create your own perfume – Why not try a perfume workshop for 5-11-year-olds to teach them about fragrance and perfumery? They can choose, identify, and create their own scent at L’Atelier. It’s a terrific chance to take home a certificate and a 30ml bottle of customised perfume with their name.

  • Mummy & Me time in a family-friendly Bali spa. K by Karima in Canggu offers the “Kids Massage” with natural ingredients. Visit Think Pink Salon for a mini-me mani-pedi. While you relax, your youngster can sit in a child-sized chair and choose polish and gel colors. Princess pedicures belong here.


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  • Republic of Soap lets you customize body care. Take your kids to Republic of Soap’s DIY area to make body care products. They can manufacture bubble bath, body wash, lotion, sunscreen, dry body oil, scented roll-ons, diffusers, and room spray in any scent. A refill station enables kids to reuse containers and refill them with their own personal care items while learning about eco-friendliness.

  • JSA Bali teamwork – JSA at Finns Rec Club in Canggu is the best sports academy for energetic kids. They offer sports for 3-17-year-olds, perfect for tourists and locals. Sessions or seasons are available.

  • Visit Titi Batu with the family. Titi Batu, Ubud’s leading fitness center and family community center, is on holy soil. Relax with your family by the 25m swimming pool or let your kids play in the skate park, kids area, playground, and indoor and outdoor sports courts. For a full-day experience, buy a day pass or join yearly. The sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi are also available to parents.

  • JH Kim Taekwondo has programs for kids as young as 3 years old. At a well-equipped Kerobokan training center, experienced, certified, and champion instructors teach the modern Olympic style and traditional Taekwondo. Bali MMA offers Kids Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai for 7–14-year-olds. These martial arts lessons teach children discipline, teamwork, respect, and group behavior from Indonesia’s premier mixed martial arts academy’s professional athletes.

  • Capoeira sessions for kids include music, rhythm, and good energy. Through singing and movement, children aged 4–12 can discover, experiment, and love Afro Brazilian culture. After experiencing the kids’ fun, it’s hard to resist adult classes!


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  • Ready, aim, arch! Bali International Archery offers a fun way to learn Indonesian archery indoors or outdoors. Kids Archery lessons for 4–15-year-olds are offered Tuesday–Sunday. Kids can’t have more fun!

  • Just Dance! Bali Dance Center in Canggu offers weekly sessions for kids 4 and older. Yoga, ballet, hip hop, jazz, and Balinese dance courses are available for kids and adults who like to move to the music. Eva Scolaro Talent Studio offers many choices for children who want to sing and dance.

  • Golf in Bedugul’s tranquil mountains at Handara Golf & Resort. Golfers can play, cycle, or walk about the resort amid crater lakes and an equatorial rainforest. Golf lessons for all skill levels are available on the putting green and driving range for kids. This is a great chance to get away from the beach, bond with the family, and take beautiful images at the Handara Gates.

  • Snorkel with turtles and locate Nemo! Bali has some of Indonesia’s best marine life and underwater beauty, making it a great place for families to snorkel with masks and fins. Nusa Lembongan has pristine lagoons while Tulamben and Amed have black sand and vibrant coral reefs. These Bali spots are best for finding aquatic critters like Nemo.

  • Splish and splosh at a waterpark – Splash in Canggu offers four thrilling water slides: the Giant Racer, Speed Racer, Super Bowl, and Big Red. Water Wonderland, with cannons, small slides, a climbing fort, and a large water bucket, and Lazy, Crazy Creek for a soothing float, are great for younger kids. Waterbom, Asia’s best waterpark, is a must-visit for families in Kuta. The Lazy River, curly slides, and Climax are rides for all ages. This great family location will please thrill-seekers and toddlers. Arriving early avoids long waits.

  • Sea Walker is the easiest way to explore Bali’s underwater world. With a breathable helmet, you can walk on the ocean floor without swimming skills. Thus, it is suitable for young children who want to experience the aquatic world before scuba diving.

  • Ride Bali’s waves at a surf school — Bali is known for its great surf spots, so bring your kids and let them ride the island’s waves with an expert. For parents who want to be sure their kids are in good hands, we recommend Thumbs Up Surf in Canggu or Rip Curl Surf School in Sanur.


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  • Aqualand’s inflatable assault course in Bali is exciting for kids and adults. The eight-meter-tall course has jumps, runs, and slides for all ages. A bar, restaurant, and man-made beach are available for watching.

  • Explore Tulamben’s underwater wonderland with your ten-year-olds. Adventure Divers will educate you and your kids how to use scuba gear to explore the wide seas. The USS Liberty Shipwreck, Bali’s most popular diving site, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942.

  • Take them White water rafting in Ubud is a must-do activity for families. Mason Adventures offers long, professionally guided rides along the Ayung River’s carved gorges and hairpin curves, offering thrills and stunning views. It includes air-conditioned transports, insurance, changing rooms, and a superb buffet meal.

  • Slide into Toya Devasya, Bali’s unique waterpark near Mount Batur in the northeast. Enjoy the Water Boom slide park, jetskiing, flyboarding, and the hot spring infinity pool overlooking Lake Batur. Hiking and spa treatments are other options. The waterpark serves delicious local meals. Enjoy a fun-filled day with your family.

  • Skate at Bali’s top-rated Amplitude Skate Park to get your kids outside and active. Over 3000 square meters, this bespoke park has a street course, skate bowl, and pump track. It accepts all ages and gear. Private and daily classes are available.

  • Karting Star Bali Club: Fast laps Karting Star Bali Club in Jimbaran offers thrilling go-karting for families and friends. It’s Bali’s only outdoor go-karting course with a bridge and tunnel. Speed up to 70kph in the 9HP Honda engine carts. This purpose-built track provides helmets and safety gear for children 10 and older and racing adults. Karting is a thrilling day!

  • Quad bike tours on Bali’s beaches aren’t new, but have you done one? Aussie Bali Adventures and Keramas Activity offer family-friendly ATV tours. Explore rice paddies, secluded black sand beaches, World Heritage-listed rice farms, jungle pathways, and traditional local towns. Let kids ride solo or tandem. These tried-and-true rides excite and impress all ages.

  • VW Safari vintage-style cruising Take “The Thing,” a classic VW 181 convertible tour, and forget everything. Choose your itinerary and let your chauffeur take you through narrow village alleys, pause at adjacent markets, and show you around Bali’s most prominent sights with the ultimate retro vibe!

  • Tour communities by bike – Bicycling is a terrific way to see Bali. Ride through true Bali on secret lanes and quaint towns, admiring the verdant rice fields and local culture. This activity is recommended by Bali Eco Cycling and Mason Adventures.

  • Mepantigan Bali is extremely muddy. Mepantigan combines martial arts and performance for a unique Bali experience. The program teaches mud wrestling to kids and adults. Muddy fun is best when messy.

  • Frankenstein’s Laboratory: spooky! Frankenstein’s Laboratory is a Halloween-themed theatrical restaurant. While eating, kids can meet zombies, see cabarets, paint zombie faces, and listen to live music. There is a special family session for families with children under 14.

  • Timezone is an air-conditioned arcade where you may relax after shopping, surfing, and sunbathing. Classic arcade games are fun for kids. Mall Bali Galeria, Level 21, and Samasta Lifestyle Village have Timezone outlets. Load your Timezone credit cards and watch your kids play interactive games to earn tickets for goodies to take home.

  • Mother Huckers is Bali’s only indoor urban axe-throwing club. This club brings Canadian backyard fun to Bali. A wonderful “axperience” for kids is supervised axe throwing with great music.

  • Participate at Shooters – Petitenget’s Shooters offers family-friendly activities and games. Mini-golf, basketball tossing, pool, darts, ping pong, lawn bowls, and axe-throwing. They also serve vegan and vegetarian hot dogs, pizzas, burgers, and nachos. Shooters offers a thrilling time.


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  • All things great and green — If you’ve always wanted to visit the Green School, enrol your family for one of the nature-themed camps. Green Camp Bali provides family camps, kids and youth programs, and even a three-island-adventure camp! Green School Bali offers a wide range of holistic environmental experiences.

  • Have breakfast with the Orangutans at Bali Zoo—Bali Zoo is perfect for animal interactions. You can feed tigers and brunch with Orangutans here. This unique Indonesian program offers tropical fruits, freshly baked bread, eggs benedict, housemade granola, or nasi goreng while playing with Indonesia’s stunning orange apes. While Orangutans are the main attraction, you can also see other wildlife. Feed elephants, hold birds, tour the zoo, and take pictures with the cutest animals. The package includes hotel pick-up and a personal zookeeper to show you the animals.


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  • Ubud’s Monkey Forest is a revered woodland with lively macaques, more than 186 tree species, and a stunning Hindu temple. It also functions as a research and conservation hub for curious children who wish to learn about their distant relatives.

  • Bali Safari & Marine Park: Go wild! Bali Safari & Marine Park, a wildlife refuge like a safari, is home to over 1,000 amazing species and offers limitless entertainment for a day or more. The park has over 100 species, including endangered Komodo Dragons, orangutans, and Bali Mynah birds. Night Safaris and safari hotels are available for wildlife lovers. Bring swimsuits because the park has a water park!


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  • Menjangan National Park has wild deer. Take your adventurous kids to Bali Barat National Park on the north-west coast of Bali. Menjangan Island, commonly known as Deer Island, offers great snorkeling for all ages (rental gear and life jackets). Black monkeys and cute deer live on the island.

Written by
Angeline Karina

A vibrant soul living her best life in the tropical paradise of Bali, Indonesia. Born with an insatiable curiosity for flavors and a passion for the written word, Angeline has seamlessly blended her love for food and writing into a delectable journey.

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