Bali with Kids - Guidebook

Bali is a perfect destination for families with kids, whether you are on holidays or a resident. In the Balinese culture, children are kings and queens and the people of Bali love spending time talking and playing with them. As a family, you will feel that your kids are welcome everywhere by the locals.

However, it can be difficult to arrive in a new country, orientate yourself and find out what is available for families. This book is the compilation of favorite activities to do in Bali with kids. First hand experiences of Bali residents, comments from tourists and kids have been collated to give reliable information.

Contributions from tourism experts, culture gurus, children's writers and educators have been included to give other views and tips. The aim of this guide is that kids have a fun and special time while in Bali. If kids are kept busy with activities they enjoy, the whole family will have a fabulous and unforgettable time. Bali with Kids encourages parents to get out of their way to try new activities, meet new people and have lots of fun with their children.

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Bali is a small island offering many different types of scenery with highlights and activities suited to each one of them. By the sea, families enjoy swimming, snorkeling, surfing, buggy boarding or scuba diving as well as engaging in various other water sports. Inland, Nature and Environment , volcanoes and countryside allow families to trek, Nature and Environment , climb mountains or just stroll and soak up the local culture. Recently Balinese entrepreneurs and foreigners have started to develop world-class venues to answer the needs of the growing family market and they have developed the entertainment, sports and education sectors. 

Bali is unique and a gem for parents but what will you find here that kids will enjoy? Being away from home, you can't just expect to find everything your kids love at home; never mind because Bali has a lot more in store and usually the cost will be a fraction of what it would be at home! Bali with Kids aims to give ideas to parents and be an invaluable source of information. It gives a description of the sites, activities and venues that are suitable for families with a broad indication of the age range and the cost. Details of activities were accurate at the time of printing but since there is a high turn over of places in Bali and costs can increase unexpectedly, parents are encouraged to contact the places or check their details on the website provided.

Activities are listed by type and background and Culture and the Arts is provided at the beginning of each chapter. An index at the back of the book will help the readers to find what they are loo

Yayasans and Orphanages

A yayasan is the legal term for a foundation whose profit is reinvested in the organization and most charities have a yayasan status. 


Kids’ Books

Holidays are a great time to get kids reading.


New Residents


Want to meet great ladies and integrate into the expatriate scene? 

Join BIWA, the Bali International Women Association.

BIWA is a non-profit charity organization devoted to the welfare of women and children in Bali. Members include Indonesians as well as expats representing 28 countries. It is a forum for exchanging ideas, making friendships and enjoying each other's company while fundraising and carrying out social welfare projects.

BIWA was established in 1974 and is highly regarded for its work in supporting the Balinese community, focusing on education and scholarship, health, and the environment.

Any woman living in Bali, even part time, age 17 years or older, is eligible for BIWA membership. Yearly membership fees are Rp. 250 000 per year.

BIWA members meet regularly in search of friendship, cultural exchange, mutual understanding and co-operative efforts to help others, especially women and children, in Bali. They organize fun events, luncheons, garage sales, raffles, charity bazaars and more. These events are always very busy and lively and this is the best way to meet new people socially and make useful contacts.

The energy from this exceptional group of women is incredible and it feels good to support them in their many worthwhile causes. BIWA gives all women an opportunity to get involved and feel useful in many different ways.

BIWA accepts donations that will be allocated to give assistance in fields that have been BIWA's concern in its social programs for the past 30 years (education, health care, and environment). Established contacts with both government agencies and local NGOs ensure that funds are allocated in an appropriate and accountable way. 

Some of their achievements are free mammograms; pap smears and dental check ups for women. BIWA has helped on many occasions in disaster relief wherever it was needed in Indonesia, after mudslides, flooding, earthquakes or the Bali bombings. They have also provided scholarship and nutrition assistance for disadvantaged children. Whatever your skills are, you can find a way to help them and build up your social life at the same time. 

BIWA Center

Jl. Danau Tandakan #5, shop #4, Sanur. 

Tel: +62 361 286564 

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Index & credits

3V 78, 115, 135

Achintya Arum 169

African Drums 97

Air Bali 26

Alam Sari Hotel 126

Alila Manggis 120

Alliance Française 212

Anak Bali 188

Archipelago Adventure 12

Arma Museum 87, 90

Atlantis Dive Company 59

Australian International School 205

Ayana Resort and Spa Bali 122

Ayodya Resort 121

Bagus Agro Pelaga Farm 15

Bali Adventure Tours 22

Bali ArteMedia 91

Bali Baby Hire - BBH 166

Bali Bali Care - BBC 164

Bali Barat National Park 35

Bali Beach Golf Course Sanur 68

Bali Belly Indo 170

Bali Bird Park and Reptile Park 30

Bali Bird Walks 31

Bali Buddha 111

Bali Butterfly Park 30

Bali By Quad 22

Bali Canyon Tubing, Quad and Buggy Tours 23

Bali Collection 144

Bali Deli 166, 215

Bali Dynasty Resort 123

Bali Elephant Park and Lodge 33

Bali Fun World 66, 76

Bali Galeria 144

Bali Golf and Country Club Nusa Dua 68

Bali Hai Cruises 48

Bali Hai Diving 58

Bali Handara Kosaido Golf Course Bedugul 68

Bali Indonesia Kite Surf 58

Bali International School 205

Bali Island Horse 37

Bali Jet Set Dive and Marine Sports 61

Bali Kids Camp 60

Bali Learn to Surf 56

Bali Marine and Safari Park 32

Bali Memory Game and Jigsaw Puzzle 158

Bali Mini Golf 68

Bali Nanny 171

Bali Outbound and Farmstay 18

Bali Paint Ball 24

Bali Plus 216

Bali Renang Swimming School 215

Bali Safari and Marine Park 87

Bali Shell Museum 40

Bali Street Kids Foundation - YKPA 185

Bali TreeTop Adventure Park 24

Bali Zoo 32, 76

Balian Beach 47

Balicamp 57

Balinese Cultural Creation 80, 92

Bawa 189

Bebe Rêve 170

Bebeboom 167

Big Boyz Toyz 156

Biku Tea House and Restaurant 115

Billabong Factory Outlet 155

Billabong Kuta Square 166

BIMC Hospital 177

Bintang Supermarket 166

Bintang Supermarket Ubud 166

Blue Glue 149

Blue Oasis Beach Club 61, 74

Blue Water Cruises 51

Body and Soul Factory Outlet 152

Book list 195

Botanic Garden Ubud 16

Bowling and Billiards 80

Brasilian Capoeira 99

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 108

Bukit Beaches 47

Bumbu Bali 99

Bumi Sehat Foundation 186

Bungy Jumping 25

Café Moka 110

Camel Rides 37

Camp Splash Kids Club 67

Camping at Toya Devasya Resort & Spa 127

Canggu Beach 47

Canggu Community School 205

Canggu Sports Club 78, 214

Cantik Butik 152

Carrefour 144

Carrefour Supermarket 166

Cartoon Museum 90

Casa Bahasa 212

Centro in Discovery Mall 166

Ceria Baby and Kid's Shop 167

Cheeky Monkeys Learning Center 205

Christie's Birthday Cakes 82

Cinema 70

Club Aqua 60

Cocoon 114

Community Health Care (CHC) 176

Conrad Bali 122

Cooking at Casa Luna 100

Corner Store (the) 151

Cricket 214

Dance Asia 97

Dance Company (the) 98

Dandelion 147, 169

Davincio Education and Event Organizer 80, 91

Denpasar Bird Market 31

Desa Seni 97

Dijon 215

Dolphin Lodge 38

Dolphin Tours 39

Doremi Excellent School 206

Double D Surf School 57

Dreamland Surf Shop 155

Dyatmika School 206

d' Topeng Kingdom Museum - Indonesian Heritage Art 89

Echo Beach 47

Eco Learning Park 17

Eco Trekking Adventure 14

Eco Village 125

Ecole Internationale Française de Bali 206

Ena Dive 60

Enchanted Books 194

Exofly 23

Flapjaks 78, 116

Fly Café 110

Futsal "The Balls" 215

Ganesha Bookshop 194

Gaya Art Space 93

Glo Day Spa 77, 137

Goa Lawah 36

Gourmet Garage 215

Green Camp 17

Green School 206

Grins and Giggles Children Party Service 74

Grocer and Grind 215

Gymnastics at Canggu Club 214

Kindermusik 214

Kokoya 108

Hamanah Drum N Dance 74

Hardy's Supermarket 88, 166

Harley Davidson Ride 26

Herons at Petulu 31

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna 120

Homeopath 179

Hu'u 114

Hypermart Supermarket 166

IALF 211

Indigo Kids 148

International SOS Clinic 177

Inul Vizta Karaoke 69

Ixora Cakes 81

Jari Menari Spa 138

Jean de la Jungle 12

Jellyfish Kidz 151

Jembatan Budaya School 207

Jenggala - Paint your own mug 92

Jimbaran Beach 44

Jimmy the Magician 76

Jiwa Yoga and Dance 98

Jodie O'Shea Orphanage 187

Julia Costume Rental and Making 80

Jumping Beans Playgroup and Kindergarten 207

Kahuna Surf Kids 147

Karsini Services 171

Kartika Discovery Mall 144

Kentucky Fried Chicken 79

Kids Organic 168

Kidsagogo 148

Kids' Kat Salon 138

Kiki's Closet 149

King's Swimming Pool 62

Kite Surfing and Stand Up Paddle 57

Krisna Services 171

Ku De Ta 113

Kuda P. Stables 36

Kuta Beach 45

La Crêperie d'Umalas 111

Lake Bratan 61

Lala Island 153

Lembongan Island 48

Lestari Grill and Stables 79

Little Bohemian 167

Little Madrid Shop 168

Little Stars Early Learning and Kindergarten 208

Local music band for birthdays 77

Lollypop Pre school 209

Lotte Mart (ex Macro) 166

Lovina Beach 51

Magic Presents 158

Magic Show 70

Makassi 150

Mana Holistics 180

Mangrove Information Center 18

Mara River Lodge 124

Marzano 107

Massimo 107

Matahari Supermarket 166

Mekar Bhuana Conservatory 96

Melka Excelsior Hotel 39, 126

Menjangan (the) 128

Menjangan Island 50

Mimpi Resort 125

Mini Golf Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel Sanur 68

Mini Golf The Ayodya Resort and Spa 68

Mini GolfThe Melia Hotel 68

Mom Shop 152

Monkey Forest 34

Montessori Bali School 210

Motion Skatepark 69

Motion Skateshop 156

Mount Agung 13

Mount Batur 14

MP Paddle Surf School 58

Mulya Sedana Shop 153

Museum Lukisan 91

Natan Hospitality Indonesia 134

Naughty Nuri's 110

NAV Karaoke Keluarga 69

New Kuta Golf Course (the) - Dreamland 68

New Kuta Green Park 67

Niconico Swimwear 150

Nirvana Golf Course (the) - Tanah Lot 68

NTC Dutch School 212

Nusa Dua Beach 44

Odyssey Submarine 60

Odyssey Surf School 56

Oleh Oleh: Geneva and Biarritz 159

Om 112

Organic Farm 16

Pantry (the) 215

Paon Cooking Classes 100

Papaya Supermarket 215

Paradiso Bowling and Billiard 67

Pegasus Farm 15

Pelangi 209

Pelangi Design Boutique 153, 170

Pelangi Learning Center 209

Pemuteran Beach 51

Pepito Supermarket 166

Periplus 194

Photographer 159

Pizza Bagus 108

Pokito 148

Pondok Pecak Library 87, 91

Porky's 110

Prima Medika Hospital 177

Pulp Art 112

Pygmées 150

Quiksilver 155

Radiantly Alive - Family Yoga 98

Ramayana 166

Raw 155

Re-Life 158

Reef Scene Aquatics 38

Rendez-Vous Doux 116, 194

Rip Curl, Kuta Square 155

Ripcurl School of Surf 56

Royal Bali Yacht Club 58

Ruko Udayana 167

Rumah Teddy Bear 77 93

Ruth's Desserts 82

Sangeh Monkey Forest 35

Santai 157

Sanur August Art Festival 88

Sanur Beach 44

Sanur Independent School 209

Sari Organic 111

Sari Organic Café 112

Seeds Organic Clothes shop 154

Seminyak Beach 45

Seminyak Language School (SLS) 210

Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets 90

Simba7magic 76

Skoebi-Do 75, 210

Sling Shot 26

Smile Foundation Bali 185

Sobek 23

SoDA, Drama and Ballet School 96

Sol Beach Café 81

Spa at Anantara 139

Spice School 75, 208

St Regis 114

Stadium Café Sports and Bar 109

Star Moon 151

Starfish Language Centre 190

Studio Perak 92

Sunrise School 209

Sunset Point Shopping Center 166

Surf Factory Outlet 155

Surfer Girl, Kuta Square 155

Surfers's Paradise 155

Suscipto Dental Practice 179

Sushi Tei 108

Taman Rama Mahatma Gandhi School 210

Tanjung Benoa Beach 44

Tennis 69

The Conrad 122

Tiara Supermarket 166

Ticket to the Moon 157

Timezone 70

Toya Devasya Resort and Spa 18

Tumble Tots 210

Turtle Conservation and Education Centre 37

Ubud Palace 87

Uluwatu Beach 47

Uluwatu Temple 88

Umalas Equestrian Resort 37

Villa Artis 136

Villa Infinity 136

Villa Kemah Tinggi 134

Volcom 155

Wahana Bali Adrenaline 25

Warung Italia 106

Waterbom 66

Waterfalls and Hot Springs 62

Westin Resort 130

White Beach 47

Widhya Asih Orphanage 184

Yamaha Music School and Music Shop 213

Yayasan Bali Sports Foundation 186

Yone Village 127

Zacasha 151

"O" Party Organizer (the) 79 

Many thanks to our various contributors and to all of you who have helped to realize this guidebook:

Fifi, Tim, Stéphanie, Ibu Ina, Vivek Bammi, Kayti Denham, Mark Kucharsky, Betty Reynolds, Grant Clark, Caroline Bentley from IALF, Chris Salans, Elizabeth Henzell, Vaughan Hatch, Tjok Gde Mahatma Kerthyasa, Kelly Dodson, Kim Patra, Ibu Elly, Aaron Sheppard, Jan Reynolds, Ann Bowler, the Mimpi Menjangan Resort, Cathy, Sandrine, Margaret Read Mac Donald, Alain, Gabrielle from Dandelion, Frank from Villa Infinity, Lara and Tommy, Roger and Pai, Esther, Jeanie, Ibu Katie, Ibu Utari, Ibu Ayu, Socrate, Jean de la Jungle, Régis from Archipelago Adventure, Marie and Jérome, Pak Sanjiva, Victor Mason, Marie from Blue Glue, Andy, Titiek, Umalas Equestrian Resort, Kahuna Surf Kids, Beata and Andy, Doug from Santafe Relocation company, Richelle, Morganan from Cocoon, Vicky Parker, Akio Eguchi from Forest Gump restaurant, Georgia from Glo Day Spa, Caroline from Jakarta Family Guide, Anita Scheeres, Sylvie, BIWA, Geetha Warrier from St Regis, Alison from Yayasan Jodie O' Shea, Thierry from Rendez-Vous Doux, Pak Arifin from Bali Adventure Tours, Enchanted Books, Patricia from AYANA Resort and Spa, Pak Kadek from Natan Hospitality, Ibu Astrid from the Marine and Safari Park, The Umalas Equestrian Resort, Mario Barri from Blue Oasis Beach Club, Britta from Blue Water Cruises and Verena, Ibu Wiwiek from Balinese Cultural Creation, Karen and Terri, Jonathan, Ibu Elis, Ibu Utari, Paolo from Bali Buddha, Landriati, Ibu Esther from Holiday Inn Baruna, Renate and Roger, Ibu Mita, Marjan from the Organic Farm, Pak Sukra, Sandrine and Pak Aji, Ibu Rena from Kahuna Surf Kids, Ibu Theresia, Marsha, Susan from Jari Menari.

Special thanks to our photographic contributors:

The Menjangan, AYANA Resort and Spa, Dynasty Hotel, Conrad Bali, Alam Sari Keliki Resort, Ayodya Resort, Mara River Lodge, Yone Village, Balinese Cultural Creation, Bali By Quad, HJ Hackett, Blue Oasis Beach Club, Odysseys Surf School, Rip Curl School of Surf, Bali Learn to Surf, Blue Water Cruises, Jose Moreno, Massimo Sacco, Séverine, Jérome Gouvernel, The Organic Farm, Matt Mc Cormick, Cocoon, Hu'u Bar, Kudeta, Biku, Exofly, Archipelago Adventure, Jean de la Jungle, Bali Jet Set Dive & Marine Sports, 3V, Yayasan Anak, Bali Sports Foundation, Bawa, Yayasan Jodie O' Shea, YKPA, Tina Bohan, Jenna, Alizée, Indigo Kids, Dandelion, Pygmées, Seeds Organic, Nocla, Motion Skatepark and shop, Santai, Ticket to the Moon, Bali Memory Game, Achintya Arum, Bali Belly Indo, Davincio, Jenggala Ceramics, Radiantly Alive Yoga, Villa Infinity, Holiday Inn Baruna, Alila Manggis, Villa Artis, Villa Kemah Tinggi, Bali Hai Cruises, Ganesha Bookshop, Jari Menari Spa Nusa Dua, Studio Perak, Exofly, Big Boyz Toyz, Bali Fun World, d' Topeng Kingdom Indonesian Heritage Art Museum, Rumah Teddy Bear, Mekar Bhuana Conservatory, Hamanah Drum N Dance, Noko from Capoeira Bali, Restaurant and Cooking School Casa Luna, Mozaic, Bali Baby Care, Bali Baby Hire, Bali Adventure Tours, Bali Canyon Tubing, Pegasus Farm, Santafe Relocation Services, Archipelago Adventure, Tree Tops Adventure Park, Wenara Wana foundation, Bali Medical Insurance, YKPA, Jodie O'Shea Orphanage, Yayasan Anak Bali, Bali Sports Foundation, Starfish Language School, Bawa, Dyatmika School, Cheeky Monkeys, Pelangi School Ubud, Canggu Community School, Ecole Francaise Internationale de Bali, Spice School, SoDA, iStockphoto, Vivek Bammi, Sandrine Soimaud author of My Life in Bali, Kite & Surf Bali the Pro Shop and School, Jean de la Jungle, Eric Samson, Jessica, Eric and Cilou, Mark Kucharsky, Vladimir, Claire Tremblay, Douglas, Vincent and Gwen, Carine and Jacques, Marius and Maélis. 

Bali with Kids

Bali is a Paradise for Kids…

Bali is a perfect destination for families with kids. In Balinese culture, children are kings and queens and the people of Bali always make families welcome.

The ideas presented in this practical guidebook work for families with babies to teenagers and cover a wide range of topics: nature, sea, action, animals, birthdays, culture, amusement, shopping, kid friendly hotels and restaurants, health, books and NGOs.

Bali with Kids is a useful tool to plan a great holiday and also a wealth of information for new residents.

If you are looking for ideas of activities, visits or kid friendly establishments, Bali with Kids is a guidebook with over 300 entries, up-to-date information and discounts with some companies.
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