The Best Activities for Families in Bali
Surfing -- Teenagers can take part in many of the surfing and kite schools on the island, depending on the time of year and the prevailing winds. Sanur is the best area for learning to kite surf and Kuta Beach for wave surfing.
Waterbom -- Your kids will love you for taking them to this water park, but be forewarned, once you take them you will never hear the end of it. The management have rigged this: They offer you a discount card on exit for a repeat visit within 7 days. This place is great fun, exhilarating, and well managed with surprisingly good food. Your saving grace after this generous day out with the kids is that they will be so knackered they will hit the sack early.
Bali Safari & Marine Park -- Kids of all ages will love the zebras, rhinos, and wildebeest roaming as free as they are going to get this side of the savanna. Add in the animal rides and daily shows and this makes a terrific break from the sea and surf for the kids.
Green Camp -- Let your children have their own natural discovery of the wonders of Balinese culture and the great outdoors from planting rice, picking cocoa, and making chocolate, or just climbing one of the hundreds of coconut trees that dot the landscape of this cool camp. If they like getting dirty (and what kid doesn't) this is their place. For parents, you can exhaust and educate at the same time. The camp is seasonal and courses are weekly or daily, drop-ins are welcome.
Bali Bird Park -- Certainly one of the best managed bird parks and rehabilitation centers in the world, this is an experience that all ages will relish. The Bali starlings, birds of paradise, and Komodo dragons are each worth the trip in their own right, never mind all together.
Bali Tree Top Adventure Park -- Tree Top will test the bravery and agility of all from 6 to 60. Budding Trazan's of all ages are catered to in the wondrous setting of the Bedugul Botanical Garden. The six levels range from brave kids to super-hero. A must for the outward bound.
Menjangan Resort -- Take the safari jeeps with rooftop seating around the estate to view the deer, monkeys, and wild boar in the hedgerow. There is world-class snorkeling at Menjangan Island, horse riding, trekking, and bird-watching to keep any child amused. You can even stay in charming cabins in the mangroves -- great for inspiring botanists.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.