By Rachael Funk
More than just a lush paradise, Bali is an island of dramatic scenery, spirituality, and an unmatchable atmosphere. This destination is the ideal place to create lifelong memories with your family. If you’re looking for some kid-friendly activities to do in Bali, here are a few exciting activities you can enjoy with the entire family!
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1. Grab a meal at Temega Tree House
This exciting stop is a suspension bridge, restaurant, and tree house all in one! Offering excellent views and an incredible experience, kids over the age of three and teens are sure to be thrilled by the great food and fun of the bridges. If you’re visiting with very young children, there’s even a swing you can use with them.
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2. Visit the Monkey Forest
Who doesn’t want to meet some monkeys?! For about two U.S. dollars, you can get a ticket to enter this gorgeous forest filled with monkeys. You can even get bananas to feed the animals, which roam freely throughout the sanctuary. Cobblestone pathways lead you through the forest and ends at a temple.
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3. Climb aboard a pirate ship
Pirates Bay in Nusa Dua offers Pirate Camp packages where kids can go on treasure hunts, build kits, zip line, and more! An ideal place to spend a fun-filled day with the family or to let the young ones adventure independently while you take a well-earned break, Pirates Bay is sure to be a highlight. Stay for dinner, too!
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4. Take in a Balinese dance show
Usually an hour long or less, a Balinese dance show is an exciting way to get a dose of culture while you’re on the island. There are many, many different places to catch a show so if you’re not sure where to look, just ask around. Between the music and colorful costumes, these shows are sure the make an impression on the whole family.
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5. Hit a zip-lining park
Screw up your courage and head for Bali Treetop Adventure Park, where you can enjoy zip-lining and a ropes course. There are circuits for small children as young as four years old and an adrenaline circuit for the more adventurous. A great way to spend the day in the fresh air, this place will be a solid hit with the climbers in your family.
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6. See how chocolate is made
Take a look into the world of how chocolate is made at Big Tree Farms Bamboo Chocolate Factory in Ubud. Known as one of Bali’s hidden farms, this factory offers one-hour tours that brings you through the chocolate making process from gathering beans to creating chocolate bars. The factory’s amazing structure has been named the world’s largest commercial bamboo structure and is worth a visit just to take in the building!
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7. Splash around at a water park
What’s more fun than spending a day speeding down waterslides, wading through pools, and relaxing at a swim-up bar? At Waterbom Bali, you and the fam can cool off at Asia’s number one waterpark. Offering 22 rides and attractions, this is a great way to ensure an exciting day and very tired kids at night. Learn to surf, race your kid down a waterslide, or float down a lazy river – whether you’re looking for thrills or tranquility, you can do it all at this water park.
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8. Snap some silly photos with 3D art
Trick Art 3D gallery offers over 80 3D paintings you can investigate at your leisure at this entertaining gallery. Each painting has its own theme to spark your imagination. With plenty of family-friendly images such as elephants shooting water from their trunks or dinosaurs bursting through walls, these incredible exhibits guarantee hours of fun. Free WiFi is available, so you don’t even have to wait to shoot off your brand-new photos to everyone else.