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Bali is a firm favourite with Aussie travellers, and even more so for those travelling with kids - and for so many good reasons. There are so many kid and family-friendly activities to do while on holiday in Bali, from animal safaris and butterfly parks, to river rafting and flying foxes. Add tropical beaches, family-friendly resorts and cosy dining spots with kid menus and you've got the perfect combination for a fantastic family holiday.
But if you've never been to Bali before, of if this is your first time there with kids in tow, you may be a little stumped as to what activities you should put on your must-do list! So, to help you out, here are our top 10 recommendations of essential things to do with kids in Bali.
#1. WATERBOM BALI
Who doesn't love a good water park?
Waterbom is one of the best water parks in SE Asia, and is the premier spot for water fun in Bali. With 17 exciting waterslides and games for all ages, spread across 3.8 hectares of topical gardens and pools, a splashing good time awaits kids and parents!
#2. BALI SAFARI AND MARINE PARK
Located in Gianyar, this is one of the largest animal theme parks in Bali, and it also has a water park and an amusement park onsite. You and the kids can board a safari bus to get around, seeing over 60 species of animals - like Himalayan bears, African hippos, zebra, camels, baboons, lions and Indian white tigers - that roam in large enclosures, designed to mimic their natural habitats.
#3. BALI TREETOP ADVENTURE PARK
This adventure park has 7 different courses arranged according to age and skill level, featuring tightrope courses, suspended bridges, spider nets, Tarzan jumps, flying-fox lines and so much more!
#4. BANANA BOAT RIDES
These bright yellow, funny-looking inflatables equal guaranteed fun on the waves! They can carry around 5 to 6 passengers each, for a bumpy, fast-paced rodeo ride!
#5. TRICK-EYE GALLERY
There are two trick-eye 3D galleries in the Legian-Seminyak area, with the largest of them being at the Dream Museum Zone. Featuring 120 unique artworks over 3 levels, these interactive backdrops let you take 3D illusory photographs, and it is a lot of fun for the whole family.
#6. KEMENUH BUTTERFLY PARK
This is a more gentle nature experience that will be great for kids that aren't into adrenaline-filled activities. You can take a tour of the park, and walk through the expansive flowering gardens that are covered by netted canopies that house over 500 species of butterflies.
#7. PONDOK PEKAK LIBRARY
So much more than just a library, kids will love the immersive courses on offer that teach all things Bali - from learning how to make Balinese offerings, to painting classes, this community centre will both teach and entertain kids and adults alike.
#8. THE PIRATE'S BAY
What kid would not want to be a pirate for a day? This unique experience lets you eat in a treehouse and then play on the authentic looking pirate ship where you can try your hand at swings and ropes and other pirate games.
#9. UBUD MONKEY FOREST
This sanctuary is home to 3 holy temples, over 700 Balinese macaques and 186 species of trees. It lies within the village of Padantegal, and the resident's of the village see it as an important spiritual, economic, educational and conservation centre.
#10. AYUNG RIVER RAFTING
Splashes, thrills and a whole lot of fun await you in the lush valley of Ayung, near Ubud. Here you can try your hand at river rafting, with options available for all skill ranges and children aged 7 and up.
If you're planning your Bali family holiday, check out the deals we have available at the moment - there are so many great family-friendly resorts available, with fantastic offers to match. If you haven't found what you're looking for, contact us today so we can help you find the perfect resort for your Bali holiday.