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You have booked your family holiday to Bali and now at the stage of finding things to do with kids in Bali. Kids activities in Bali are great for all ages and the under 5’s are no exception! Here is a list of 11 things to do in Bali with toddlers or when travelling to Bali with a baby. There are more activities to do that you can find in our over 5’s blog post. Many of these activities are suited to under 5’s as well so make sure you read both. This article from Lonely Planet also has some great tips on Bali for families and finding family activities in Bali for the whole family.
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The latest addition to the extra kid friendly scene of Canggu is Parklife Bali. They have a toddler room, indoor play area, jumping pillow, sand play area and a kids menu to suit even the fussiest of kids. Kids under 1 years are free and check out Parklife Bali’s website for up to date costs.
Having fun in the pool is definitely at the top of our kids list of fun things to do in Bali. The weather is lovely for swimming all year round and is a great way to have fun as a family. We usually pack floaties for the kids. When they were younger swim rings to sit in and when they were toddlers Wahu Suits. You can check out our Bali Packing List for more details.
Located in Canggu this awesome place is also an Early Learning Centre so the facilities are great for families on holidays! The kids club operates 7 days a week and kids aged 2-12yrs can enjoy a play while kids under 2 can also join in with a carer accompanying them. They can also purchase food from the Sprout Cafe next door which is perfect if they stay and have a play for a couple of hours while Mum and Dad enjoy a quiet lunch out together. We have personally visited here numerous times and highly recommend it. You can check out our blog post on family friendly Canggu villas if you think Canggu looks like a great spot for your family.
Located on the bypass in Sanur, we have had a play at Peekaboo over 10 times. It’s usually the first thing the kids ask to do once we get to a villa in Sanur, they have so much fun. It has an indoor play area with AC so great to beat the heat and also undercover outside slides and swings space. The onsite cafe with WIFI make quite a nice coffee and because the place is secure, I could even sit back and enjoy a coffee while the kids ran around. Perfect for when travelling to Bali with a toddler.
A great spot for the younger kids, this indoor playground located at FuramaXclusive Ocean Beach Resort is open to outside guests too. Kids 5 years and under do need an adults to supervise them but there are fun ball pits and toys for them to play with. A bonus restaurant next door with a great kids menu, this is a great spot for younger kids.
We had a great day out with the kids when they were 12mths, 18mths and 4yrs on our 2015 holiday. We also visited in 2017 and 2019 and the kids still had a great time. You can check out our full review here. Splash provides great water slides that even Charlotte as a 4 yr old had a go on and the water playground was a hit with the boys. Smaller in size than Waterbom waterpark in Kuta, it was a lot easier to keep an eye on everyone and the boys even had a nap in their strollers in the AC bar while the older boys had a game at pool. Finns Bali also has other great facilities like Bounce, Strike Bowling and the Cubbyhouse Kids Club that you can read about in our review.
Please note that Splash is closed for renovations from 4th November 2019 and will re-open on 24th December 2019
The best thing to do when in Bali with young kids is to hire a Bali nanny! These gorgeous ladies are so wonderful with kids and check out our Facebook group for recommendations from other families. The nannies that we use and recommend can all swim, so when you are sick of turning into a prune, its great to have another pair of hands that can swim with the toddlers while you relax by the pool! You can find our post on finding a Bali nanny here.
I won’t lie, I love a great kids club! Yes we go on holidays to spend time together as a family but I love some peace and quiet too! Another post that might be of interest is our Kids Clubs and Playgrounds that you can access even if you aren’t staying in a hotel. Also a post on Bali hotels with kids clubs here. Some will accept outside guests and this post lists every hotel in Bali with a kids club.
We love going for a walk along the beach but that’s not always the case as Mason loves to jump straight in. I will be honest and say I’ve only swam in the beach once in Bali! Australia really does have much better cleaner beaches and you need to be very careful swimming in Bali even in the tourist areas like along Kuta, Legian and Seminyak beaches. It’s fine going in the shallows for a splash with the kids especially in the areas like Sanur, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua but please be aware that the beaches can have nasty rips at times so be careful and aware of your conditions.
Located near Balangan in the Uluwatu area, Anak Atelier Playground also provides a kids club for 2-8 yr olds from 3-5pm. A gorgeous outdoor area, we are yet to make it here but high on my list. Please check their website for updated times as they often have new things happening.
We loved our visit to Big Garden Corner in April 2019 and you can find more photos in our trip report. Lots of space to run around, it is located north of Sanur on the Bypass just down the road from Peekaboo Playcentre.
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