Bali family holidays can be as busy or as relaxing as you like – but one thing is for sure there are plenty of things to do in Bali with kids.
From making new friends in kids clubs, exploring local villages, experiencing traditional temples, getting up close and personal with a variety of animals, enjoying first-class facilities at fantastic Bali family resorts, shopping and eating amazing foods – there is plenty of things to do in Bali for kids. Whether you are travelling to Bali with toddlers, teens or any age in between, you’re sure to find plenty of family activities in Bali to keep the kids entertained.
In this post, we cover off on the 37 of the best family things to do in Bali. So if you’re after the very best things to do in Bali with kids you need to read this post. Which activities will you add to your shortlist?
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- 1 Best Things to do in Bali with Kids
- 1.1 Go Shopping at the Markets and Shopping Malls
- 1.2 Enjoy your Resorts Facilities & Resort Hop
- 1.3 Have a Massage and Spa Treatments
- 1.4 Spend the Day at Waterbom Park
- 1.5 Check out busy Kuta Beach
- 1.6 Pay your Respects at the Bali Bombing Memorial
- 1.7 Chill Out at the Potato Head Beach Club
- 1.8 Dine at Frankenstein’s Laboratory
- 1.9 Spend the day at Finn’s Beach Club
- 1.10 Visit Tanah Lot Temple
- 1.11 See the Sunset at Rock Bar Bali
- 1.12 Have a Seafood Dinner on Jimbaran Beach
- 1.13 Go on a Treasure Hunt at Pirates Bay Bali
- 1.14 See the Devdan Show
- 1.15 Do Some Watersports in Tanjung Benoa
- 1.16 Visit Uluwatu Temple and See the Kecak Dance Performance
- 1.17 Chill out at Sundays Beach Club Uluwatu
- 1.18 Visit the Bali Bird Park
- 1.19 Visit the Bali Butterfly House
- 1.20 Visit the Bali Safari & Marine Park
- 1.21 Explore the Tegalalang Rice Terraces
- 1.22 Take a Bicycle Tour through Local Villages
- 1.23 Take a Cooking Class
- 1.24 Visit the Holy Spring Water Temple (Tirta Empul Temple)
- 1.25 Visit Ubud Monkey Forest
- 1.26 Explore Ubud Market
- 1.27 Go Ayung River Rafting
- 1.28 Visit a Bali Coffee Plantation
- 1.29 Go Canyoning in Waterfalls
- 1.30 Do an ATV & Quad Tour
- 1.31 Explore Kintamani Volcano
- 1.32 Relax in the Banjar Hot Springs
- 1.33 Take a Cruise to see Dolphins
- 1.34 Hire a Driver and Explore the Island
- 1.35 Spend the day at Nusa Lembongan Island
- 1.36 Visit the Gili Islands
- 1.37 Related posts:
Best Things to do in Bali with Kids
Throughout this guide, I have tried to provide as much information as possible to make your planning easier, including locations, opening hours and ticket prices.
So without further ado, here’s our guide on the top things to do in Bali with family!
Go Shopping at the Markets and Shopping Malls
Children of all ages will love taking their hard-earned cash to the markets and spending up big. No matter where you stay in Bali you will find plenty of shops, stalls, and markets to bargain with the locals for t-shirts, homewares, artwork, watches and jewellery or pick up a bargain at one of the several shopping malls. Shopping for souvenirs is a must-do in Bali with kids of all ages.
Enjoy your Resorts Facilities & Resort Hop
You don’t have to go far for things for kids to do in Bali – most likely where you are staying has some fantastic facilities. Many family resorts in Bali have gorgeous swimming pools, playgrounds, kids clubs, restaurants and bars. Be sure to spend some time hanging around your hotel making use of these facilities. We have a whole guide on which Bali resorts have the best facilities for kids.
If you have the time; go and check out other hotels facilities, which is absolutely fine to do provided you purchase food and drinks from the hotel’s restaurants. In fact, some of the best things to do in Bali with toddlers or other young children is simply to check out the various resorts and try out their facilities.
If you are staying at one of the Bali hotels with kids club, no doubt your little ones are going to want to spend some time there too. We’ve stayed at the Holiday Inn (read our review here) and the Novotel Bali Benoa (read our review here) before which are both great for kids.
Have a Massage and Spa Treatments
Treat the entire family to some pampering. There are multiple places in Bali that you can be pampered with a massage or various spa treatments such as pedicures, manicures, facials and body scrubs. You can enjoy these treatments on the beach, in a day spa or massage parlour. Prices can range depending upon the venue, but generally, a 1-hour body massage starts at 70,000 IDR (approximately $7 AUD).
Spend the Day at Waterbom Park
One of the best things to do in Bali with family would have to be a visit to Waterbom park in Kuta. Said to be the best water park in Asia, both kids and the adults will love this place with its 17 water slides, pools and water games for children of all ages. Services and facilities are first class and are a highlight for many families travelling to Bali with children.
Price: 535,500 IDR per adults ($56 AUD) and 385,000 IDR per child ($40 AUD) or 1,690,000 IDR per family (2A+2C) ($177 AUD). You can purchase tickets online from Klook too – they often have them at a discounted rate – currently they are 455,000 IDR ($47.75 AUD) per adult, 327,000 IDR ($34.30 AUD) per child and 1,435,000 IDR ($150 AUD) per family. Click here to get your tickets on Klook.
Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm
Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza Tuban, Kuta
Check out busy Kuta Beach
One of the top things to do in Kuta is to hang out at Kuta Beach, and people watch. Kuta is the most popular place for tourists to stay in Bali and the beach is jam-packed every day with tourists, surfers, swimmers and hawkers selling a variety of food and souvenirs. Don’t come here if you’re looking for some peace and quiet!
Just off the beach, there are plenty of hotels, bars, restaurants and shops – venture a little further to the tiny little quaint laneways for more intimate bars, guesthouses and shops.
Pay your Respects at the Bali Bombing Memorial
While a visit to the Bali Bombing Memorial may not be on the top of everyone’s list of must-see sights, for me as an Australian, it is important to pay my respects to the hundreds of innocent people that lost their lives in 2002. The memorial site is located in the heart of Kuta and can best be reached on foot, by taxi or with a private car and driver.
Chill Out at the Potato Head Beach Club
This one is for the parents, but kids will enjoy chilling out at Seminyak’s ultra-cool Potato Head Beach Club too. You will love the club’s infinity pool, beachfront, cocktails, and cool tunes.
Price: No entry fee
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am
Location: Jl. Petitenget No. 51 Seminyak, Bali
Dine at Frankenstein’s Laboratory
If you’re wondering what to do in Bali with kids that are a bit older – take them to Frankenstein’s Laboratory. The kids will love dining at this uniquely themed dinner and “freak show” in Seminyak. The young ones can get their face painted like a zombie while parents can enjoy cocktails from IV bags.
Every night of the week there is a free cabaret show. There are 2 sessions per night and families are welcome to attend the first session from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Frankenstein’s Laboratory is very popular, and bookings are a must.
Price: Entry is free, you just pay for food and drinks.
Opening Hours: Daily from 4 pm to 12 am
Location: Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.6, Seminyak
Spend the day at Finn’s Beach Club
One of the best things to do in Bali with children is to spend the day at Finn’s Recreation Club and their Beach Club. The recreation club has a huge range of fabulous attractions for families. There is the Splash Water Park, Bounce Trampoline Centre, Strike Ten Pin Bowling and the Cubby House Kids Club. A visit here would have to be one of the top 10 things to do in Bali with kids!
Plus families will also love just spending some time lazing around by the Finn’s Beach Club infinity pool as well as making use of the swim-up pool bar and listening to some cool tunes from the resident DJ. I think for families it’s best to visit during the day or early evening. After sunset, its more of a bar / nightclub and probably not the best place for kids.
We recently visited and pretty much spent the entire day here and that was while the water park was closed for renovations. I think you’d really need to put a full day a side if you wanted to visit the water park too.
Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu
Opening Hours: Daily 9 am to 11 pm – although some of the attractions have different opening hours.
Price: There are a range of day passes available, depending upon what the kids want to get up to. If you want to try it all, Finns Bali Super Fun Pass is 600,000 IDR for adults ($62.92 AUD) and 480,000 IDR for kids ($50.35 AUD) – under 3s are free. This pass also includes a 100,000 IRD massage voucher for the adults. For discounted passes book them via Klook where they are 540,000 IRD per adult and 432,000 IRD per child. Click here to book your discounted passes now.
Visit Tanah Lot Temple
Another one of the most popular Bali tourist places is Tanah Lot Temple. Located 20 km from Kuta, Tanah Lot Temple is popular due to its offshore setting and spectacular sunset backdrops. At low tide, visitors can walk across to view the temple from the rock base. Although you cannot enter the temple grounds, the panoramic views are stunning.
Be sure to visit close to sunset so you can take the kids to see the Kecak dance performance which is on at 6pm.
The best way to get to Tanah Lot temple is by taxi or to hire a car and driver. You can click here to arrange private transfers.
You can find more great temples to visit in Bali here.
Location: Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan
Opening Hours: 7 am to 7 pm
Price: Entrance to the temple is 60,000 IDR ($6.25 AUD) per adult and 30,000 IDR ($3.15 AUD) per child. Tickets for the dance performance are 80,000 IDR ($8.30 AUD) per adult and 40,000 IDR $4.20 AUD) per child.
See the Sunset at Rock Bar Bali
If you’re looking for things to do in Bali for families with older children, go check out the sunset at the Rock Bar – which is located in Jimbaran Bay at the AYANA Resort and Spa Bali. The bar sits 14 meters above the ocean with fantastic views across the Indian ocean. Unlike most of Bali’s restaurants and bars, The Rock Bar has a dress code and does not allow singlets and board shorts, so come dressed appropriately to experience this popular bar which hosts international bands and DJs.
While children are welcome here, it is probably not suitable for small children unable to sit quietly with their parents.
Opening Hours: Daily from 4 pm.
Location: The Ayana Resort, Jimbaran Bay
Price: No entry fee
Have a Seafood Dinner on Jimbaran Beach
Jimbaran Beach is famous for its seafood dinners directly on the beach as the sunsets. Diners choose their seafood and pay per the kilo. From the restaurant, diners head down to the beach and wait for fresh seafood to be served. Mum and Dad will love the fresh seafood, while the kids will love being able to run around in the sand.
Many many restaurants offer seafood dinners on the beach. Simply find a restaurant you like – best to enter from the street. Then choose your seafood before going down on the beach. Even if you don’t eat seafood, there is bound to be something on the menu you like, and the experience is worth it alone.
Go on a Treasure Hunt at Pirates Bay Bali
One of the cool places to visit in Bali with kids is Pirates Bay. Pirates Bay is an open-air restaurant that includes a massive playground which consists of a replica pirate ship, various tree houses and a lookout tower. In the evening, the entire restaurant is surrounded by lit torches and families can hang out together around the bonfire.
Each day they host a treasure hunt for the kids, where they can dress up as pirates, look for clues and solve problems to find the treasure. This activity costs extra and includes drinks, snacks and lunch. The treasure hunt is on weekdays at 3 pm and weekends at 11 am and 3 pm and is suitable for children over 4 years of age.
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm.
Location: The Bay Bali ITDC, Nusa Dua
See the Devdan Show
One of the fabulous things to do in Bali with the kids is to go and see the award winning Devdan Show. The show is on at the Bali Theatre in Nusa Dua and is a great way to learn more about the Bali and Indonesian culture.
The show follows two young children who discover a treasure chest full of Indonesian artifacts from each of the regions including Bali, Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and Papua. As the children discover each item, a dance performance occurs which showcases the regions traditions and culture. What I really like is there are several TV screens under the stage and they explain some of the local traditions so you have a deeper understanding as to what is going on.
The show is the perfect combination of traditional dance as well as modern special effects, aerial performances, acrobatics, modern dance and illusions. There are over 40 performers in the show and many more gorgeous and colourful costumes. The performers even come out in the audince a few times and get a few audience members up to dance.
The theatre isn’t overly big, so you can really sit anywhere and be able to see perfectly. Seats are comfortable and there is air conditioning so you can escape the Bali heat for a while.
We visited with another family and between us we had three children aged 8, 9 and 10 and all children and adults throughly enjoyed the show. It’s well worth going while you’re in Bali. Make a night out of it and eat beforehand at one of hte beachfront resturants in Nusa Dua.
Price: There is a range of different tickets with prices starting at 520,000 IDR for adults ($54 AUD) and 260,000 IDR ($27 AUD) for children. You can purchase discounted from Klook with tickets starting at $43.25 per adult and $20 per child. Click here to purchase your discounted tickets from Klook.
Opening Hours: Shows are from 7.30 pm to 9 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Location: Komplek ITDC Nusa Dua
Do Some Watersports in Tanjung Benoa
Families with older children will love trying out the different water sports in Tanjung Benoa. Water sports available include jet ski, parasailing, seawalker, wakeboarding, glass-bottom boats, flyfish and plenty more.
If you are not staying in the area, Tanjung Benoa is best reached with a private car and driver or with a tour.
Visit Uluwatu Temple and See the Kecak Dance Performance
One of the most popular Bali tourist attractions is the Uluwatu Temple. The temple is perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level and has stunning sunsets. Each day upon sunset, visitors can watch the Kecak dance performances.
A small forest lies in the front of the temple where hundreds of monkeys live. Kids and adults alike will be amused watching the monkeys get into mischief around the temple.
Uluwatu Temple is best reached by either taxi or hire a car and driver. You can click here to arrange private transfers.
Location: Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu Village
Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am to 7 pm
Price: Entrance to the temple is 50,000 IDR ($5.20 AUD) per adult and 30,000 IDR ($3.15 AUD) per child. Tickets to the Kecak dance performance are 100,000 IDR ($10.40 AUD) each
Chill out at Sundays Beach Club Uluwatu
Another one for Mum and Dad, which the kids will be happy to tag along. Chill out at the cool Sundays beach club; make use of the kayaks or stand up paddleboards, swim or snorkel before enjoying a delicious meal by the beach. Once the sun goes down, enjoy the beach bonfires on bean bags and toast marshmallows.
Price: Entry is 400k for adults ($41.50 AUD) and 200 k for kids ($21.00 AUD) during the week and 450k for adults ($47 AUD) and 250k ($26 AUD) for children on weekends. Kids 6 and under are free. Your entry fee includes a towel, wifi, use of kayaks, snorkelling gear and stand up paddleboards and 200k food/drink credit for adults weekdays and 250k on weekends. Kids receive 150k credit either day.
Opening Hours: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm
Location:Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung
Visit the Bali Bird Park
Kids will love getting up close and personal with more than 1000 birds across 250 species. Check out the daily bird shows where you can see macaws, storks, cockatoos and birds soar through the sky.
Price: Entry is 385,000 IDR per adult ($40 AUD) and 192,500 IDR per child ($20 AUD). For discounted tickets purchase online via Klook where tickets are $29.45 per adult and $14.75 per child. Click here to purchase your discounted tickets.
Opening Hours: The park is open daily from 9 am to 5.30 pm
Location: Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubulan
Visit the Bali Butterfly House
One of the lovely Bali things to do with kids is to visit the Bali Butterfly house. The Bali Butterfly House is a butterfly and insect conservation facility where families can see hundreds of butterflies from 15 species from Indonesia as well as various other insects in informative displays. Children will love learning the transformation process from caterpillar to cocoon to wings.
The best way to get there is to hire a car and driver which you can do once you arrive in Bali or you can arrange online with Klook.
Location: Jl. Batukaru, Banjar Sandan Lebah, Wanasari Village, Tabanan
Opening Hours: Daily 8 am to 5 pm.
Price: 50,000 IDR (approximately $5 AUD) per adult and children are free.
Visit the Bali Safari & Marine Park
One of the best family activities Bali offers is the Bali Safari and Marine Park. The park covers 40 hectares of land and is home to over 60 species of animals, all of which roam free in large enclosures similar to their natural habitats. Animals are from three regions – Indonesia, India and Africa and include spotted deer, Himalayan bears, Indian white tigers, nilgai, blackbucks, African hippos, zebras, camels, ostriches, baboons, blue wildebeests, and lions.
There is a free shuttle included with your ticket, but it’s probably much easier with the kids to take a taxi or private driver.
Price: There are different packages available to visit the park. The most popular package is the Jungle Hopper, which is 800,000 IDR per adult ($83 AUD) and 640,000 IDR per child ($66.40 AUD). For discounted tickets, purchase them through Klook where tickets are $74.49 for adults and $59.59 for children. Click here to purchase your discounted tickets.
Opening Hours: The park is open daily from 9 am to 5.30 pm and again between 6pm to 9pm for the night safari. It is best to allow a full day to see the entire park.
Location: Jl. Profesor Ida Bagus Mantra
Explore the Tegalalang Rice Terraces
One of most popular Bali tourist attractions would have to be Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Tegalalang Rice Terraces is located a 25 minutes drive from Ubud and is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies as far as your eyes can see. Visitors can either sit and admire its beauty or climb down and trek through the fields.
Shops and restaurants line the main road next to the terraces, and some offer fantastic views across the terraces.
The best way to get there is to hire a car and driver which you can do once you arrive in Bali or you can arrange online with Klook. Alternatively, you can book a day tour to Ubud which will also include other sites such as the Sacred Monkey Forest.
Price: There is no entry fee to the rice terraces, but parking costs 20,000 IDR (approximately $2 AUD).
Location: Jl. Raya Tegallalang
Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
Take a Bicycle Tour through Local Villages
For families with kids able to ride bikes, joining a bicycle tour is a fantastic way to explore the gorgeous surrounds of rural Bali. We recently did this with Awesome Bali Cycling Tours and had an absolute wonderful time.
Awesome Bali Cycling runs a range of tours – we did the Water Temple Tour which I highly recommend. We were picked up from our hotel at 6.30 and returned at 4pm – so its a full day trip. From the minute we were picked up to the momement we were dropped off, we were thoroughly taken care off.
On the Water Temple Tour – we first went to the Water Temple and then stopped for some brunch which consisted off yummy banana pancakes at a cafe looking over the rice fields. Next up we chose our bikes for the tour. These guys have a huge range of bikes – so no matter how young or old you are or tall or short – there is the perfect bike for you. Our little Myla can’t even ride a bike – but that doesn’t matter as they just doubled her on the back – which she absolutely loved!!!
The effort these guys go to, to ensure your safety is amazing!! On our trip there were 2 adults and 2 kids and we had one guide up the front, one guide at the back and a driver following us in a van. Each time we came to an intersection the guide at the back, would cycle ahead and actually stop the traffic for us so we could safely cross. Plus one of the kids on our trip felt sick during the ride, so she was able to put her bike in the van and jump in the van while we continued the ride.
The bike ride we did was 22kms and was 99% down hill – seriously the ride was pretty easy and not hard at all. It was really great too crusiing along through the villages, passing the local Balinese people working in the rice fields, or the school kids walking home who always said hi to us.
Our ride ended at Kanto Lampo Waterfall which is just outside the town of Ubud and one of Bali’s hidden gems. We had a well deserved dip in the pools surrounding the waterfall. It’s one of the best waterfalls near Ubud.
We were then taken for a delicious 3 course lunch before making the long journey back to our hotel.
Awesome Bali Cycling Tours are seriosuly… well Awesome! And I highly recommend them for families with young kids who are wanting to do a cycling tour – its a great way to see the Bali Countryside.
Take a Cooking Class
How good is the food in Bali!!! Why not join a cooking class so you can make this delicious food when you get home. Some cooking classes even include a visit to the local markets where you buy all your own ingredients before turning it into something delicious. Click here to view a range of different cooking classes available in Bali.
Visit the Holy Spring Water Temple (Tirta Empul Temple)
The Holy Spring Water Temple was built in 962 AD and is a Hindu Baliense water temple located in the town of Tampaksiring. This water temple is where the local Hindu people come to participate in the ritual of purification and tourists are more than welcome to particpate in the ritual too – even the Obamas recently did it!
In order to enter the pools you will be required to put on a sarong. You then wade into the cool water to the first of the many waterspouts that gush into the two pools. You prayer and then “clense” under the first waterspout and then line up for the next one. There are two spouts that are used only for cleansing the dead – so be sure to watch for the two that the local people are skipping.
I found the entire ritual extremly calming and relaxing and really enjoyed it. I would recommend getting here early though, as towards the end a line started to form. I’ve seen photos with huge line ups and I’d imagine it would take hours to get through all the waterspouts during busy times.
Location: The village of Manukaya in the town of Tampaksiring
Price: 50,000 IRD ($5.25 AUD) per adult and 25,000 IDR ($2.65 AUD) per child. 10,000 IDR ($1.05 AUD) to hire a sarong to enter the water and 15,000 IRD ($1.60 AUD) for a locker.
Opening Hours:8 am to 6pm
Visit Ubud Monkey Forest
Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest, is one of the best things to do in Ubud. The forest is home to the grey long-tailed macaques. The whole family will love watching these playful, mischievous monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through canopies, lazing along pathways or feeding on bananas.
Just be warned the Moneky Forest may not be ideal for little children. These monkeys are very micheviious and quick so you really need to have your wits about you. Young children may be frightened – so use your own discretion whether or not to visit.
The best way to get here is by hiring yourself a car and driver or as part of a tour. Click here to view a range of different tours which include the Monkey Forest.
Location: The Monkey Forest is located at Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar – which is in the centre of Ubud
Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 6pm.
Price: Admission is IDR 80,000 (approximately $8.30 AUD) for adults and IDR 60,000 (approximately $6.25 AUD) for kids.
Explore Ubud Market
Visit the Ubud Market, locally referred to as “Pasar Seni Ubud”, that sells everything from clothes, sarongs, souvenirs, and handicrafts.
The market is divided into two main allotments. The western block is the main art market, and an eastern block is a traditional market serving daily groceries and necessities.
Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar
Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm with some of the stalls even open until late at night
Price: No entry fee
Go Ayung River Rafting
The Ayung River is ideal for beginner rafters and is suitable for kids from age 7. Raft through lush rain forests navigating your away through 33 class II and III rapids for around 2.5 hours and then enjoy a delicious lunch.
You will need to join a tour to join in the rafting. Tours can be booked in Bali or click here to book tours in advance.
Visit a Bali Coffee Plantation
A Bali coffee plantation is a great place to try a variety of teas, coffees and chocolates. Most plantations will give you a free guided tour of the plantation detailing how the products are made and give you oodles and oodles of free product to try.
You can also try the famous Kopi Luwak coffee which is made from the civet’s (a racoon-like animal) droppings. Although I don’t recommend this as the civets are usually kept in cruel conditions.
After the free tour, you will be taken to the gift shop where you can purchase any of the products you tried.
The best way to get there is to hire a car and driver which you can do once you arrive in Bali or you can arrange online with Klook.
Go Canyoning in Waterfalls
Canyoning is one of the fun Bali family activities with older children. Although children from as young as 8 years of age can join in the fun. Canyoning basically involves swimming and sliding in gorgeous waterfalls.
To do canyoning, you will need to join a tour. You can book with them in Bali or click here to book a tour in advance. Click here for information about visiting Tegenungan Waterfall.
Do an ATV & Quad Tour
The bigger kids will love getting dirty and muddy as you drive an ATV through rice terraces, plantations, jungle, mud tracks and local villages. Tours vary on the minimum age requirement, so be sure to check this out before making a booking.
For quad bike riding you will need to join a tour. Tours can be booked in Bali or click here to book in advance.
Explore Kintamani Volcano
Kids will love being able to say they saw an active volcano! The best location to view the Kintamani volcano is to visit the villages that lie at the rim. Villages such as Penelokan, Batur and Kitamani have impressive views of the active volcano as well as the crater lake – Lake Batur. These villages are accessible by road – about 2 hours from Denpasar.
For those with older more adventurous kids, trekking and hiking are available in Mount Batur with the best panoramic views found between 10 am and 3 pm. Hikes vary in lengths but usually take at least 3 hours.
Relax in the Banjar Hot Springs
If you’re looking for family-friendly things to do in Bali that are a little different, take a day trip to the sacred hot springs ‘Air Panas’ of Banjar which is set in the midst of the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden. The hot springs are located close to Lovina Beach in the north of Bali and includes 3 public and 1 private pool. The pools are fed by a hot, sulphur-rich water source which supposedly has many healing properties.
The best way to get there is to hire a car and driver which you can do once you arrive in Bali or you can arrange online with Klook. Alternatively, click here to book a tour. Tours usually include a few other stops as well such as local villages, waterfalls and plantation terraces.
Price: 10,000 IDR per adults ($1.00 AUD) and 5000 IDR per child ($0.50 AUD)
Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm
Location: Banjar Village, Banjar District
Take a Cruise to see Dolphins
Taking a cruise to see dolphins is one of the great Bali family tours available. Kids will love seeing the dolphins up close in their natural habitat and hopefully even see a few of them leap through the air. You can book a tour to see the dolphins in Lovina in the north or off the coast of Nusa Dua and Uluwatu.
Hire a Driver and Explore the Island
After reading all these great things to do in Bali with kids, I’m sure you have a bit of a short list of all your must-see Bali tourist attractions. I recommend for the attractions that are 30-45 minutes away from your accommodation that you hire yourself a car with driver and go explore the island. In Bali, you can arrange a driver and car for around $55 USD for 10 hours or save some money and book a driver and car in advance with Klook for under $50 AUD.
Spend the day at Nusa Lembongan Island
One of the top things to do in Bali with kids is to spend the day exploring the gorgeous island of Nusa Lembongan, home to some fantastic marine life and beautiful beaches. Activities include snorkelling, submarine coral viewing, island cultural walk, banana boat rides and delicious food.
Visit the Gili Islands
The Gili Islands is only a 90-minute fast boat ride from Bali, and these 3 islands are absolutely stunning and well worth a visit. I personally do not recommend you squeeze in a day trip to the Gili Islands and spend at least a few days here. You can read our guide here on visiting the Gili Islands.
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