5 things to do in Bali for families with active kids

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Your family holiday in Bali has begun and everything is just perfect. You are staying in a private luxury villa with a pool where the kids can swim and play all day long while parents get to finally read that book, share a bottle of wine and enjoying the good life. The needs of parents and kids are usually not particularly the same and it is crucial to make a holiday itinerary that suits all needs. You may visit some of the island’s mystical temples, spend time at the beach, enjoy a rice paddy walk but at some point, the kids are really up for something different. Get some inspiration in this article with 5 things to do in Bali for families with active kids:

1. Bali Treetop Adventure Park

A trip to the Bali Treetop Adventure Park can be combined with visiting the Botanical gardens of Bedugul and seeing the Ulun Danu Bratan, making everyone happy on just a day trip. But at this adventure park, parents are also bound to have a great time! The park features 7 circuits to suit all ages. Monkey racks, flying fox, wall-climbing, high flying swings, treetop bridges and Tarzan jumps – it is one big adventure indeed! Kids will have the time of their lives, facing challenges and conquering their fears. You will be spending the entire day outdoors in the fresh air of Bedugul in the highlands of Bali. The price of a family package (2 adults & two kids) starts at USD $57.

2. Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay in Nusa Dua is a wonderful place where kids can live out their fantasies while parents can enjoy a romantic lunch and/or dinner to the view of the ocean. Basically, the Pirate Bay is one massive outdoor playground and it is pretty much every childhood dream brought to life. Located by the beach, this playground features a huge pirate ship, look-out towers, gorgeous tree-tops houses, bonfires and beach huts, hidey-holes and there are fun activities so kids as well. So while the little rascals go on a guided treasure hunt where they need to find clues, solve puzzles and face challenges with other kids their age, parents get to enjoy some undisturbed quality time together. Perfect!

3. Visit the Elephant Camp & the POD chocolate farm

Not a zoo but an elephant sanctuary is found in a little village called Taro, just north of Ubud. The natural surroundings are beautiful; the elephants are taken care of with love and respect, and both kids and parents are up for a unique experience. Seeing these amazing creatures up-close is already wonderful, but you can feed and ride them as well. On-site, you can also see honey bears and visit the POD chocolate farm to learn all about how chocolate is made. A wonderful day out for families with kids!

4. Waterbom Bali

Visiting a waterpark may not be the first thing parents would pick while holidaying on a tropical island, but it sure gets the kids excited. Waterbom Bali is not just any water park, it is ranked #1 of all water parks Asia and #2 in the whole world, making it well-worth a visit! The park is located in Kuta, and it features over 17 slides, including real scary ones such as the Climax where the ground beneath your feet disappears and you drop down vertically. Not for you? The park also features less scary slides as well as a lazy river and a kiddie’s playground.

5. Learn to surf

Most kids never get enough of the water and since Bali is a famous surfing holiday destination, why not go for a family surfing lesson? At the beach of Kuta and Seminyak, the waves a perfect for beginners, often rolling in straight lines to the shore. There are surfing schools and plenty of surfing instructors around, helping you and the kids to master the basic skills of surfing. Before you know it, you will be riding the waves, standing on your board and living the Bali Dream.

Written by Stephanie of Villa-Finder.com