Bali is full of exciting fun activities fit for the whole family to enjoy while vacationing with children of all ages. Ranging from a leisurely stroll through the mysterious jungle to an adrenaline-pumping rafting trip down the swift-running bustling tropical rivers of Ayung and Telaga – the options are endless. In this article, we would like to share with you the TOP 5 things to do with kids in Bali according to Vera Villas.
If you are coming to the island for a family holiday Bali Zoo should definitely be on your ‘things to do bucket list’. This fantastic zoo will give you a whole new wildlife experience. Spanning 10 hectares, Bali Zoo is home to 500 animals of 70 species both endemic to Indonesia and non-indigenous exotic animals brought from other countries. There are various interesting programs that Bali Zoo has to offer. Here you can have your morning coffee in the company of adorable orangutans, take a mud bath with friendly elephants or even feed a herd of angelic deer. When the sun sets you will be invited to partake in the ‘Night At The Zoo’ program which will allow you to interact with a wide range of nocturnal animals under the dome of a starry sky. Moreover, the zoo shelters an extensive variety of tropical plants. You’ll have a chance to discover the rich and peculiar flora and fauna of Indonesia while wandering along many winding paths. It is worth noting that the Balinese zoo cares for its inhabitants and makes a huge contribution to the conservation of rare endangered species.
WATERBOM WATER PARK
Waterbom was awarded as best water park in Asia and made the top 10 of the “World’s Best Water Parks”. Immersed in carefully landscaped lush tropical gardens the water park covers a territory of 3.8 hectares. World-class rides and attractions built and maintained in accordance with international safety standards not to mention the water goes through a natural filtration process without the use of harmful chemicals. Visitors can delight in a plethora of water slides with a range of thrill levels from mellow to heart racing. Not only that, tourists can also enjoy a myriad of fascinating attractions such as climbing, trampoline, table tennis, water volleyball, and many others. As well as cherish themselves in a spa area or take a bite in a restaurant. Waterbom water park is a great place for the whole family to relax. Without a doubt, it will create a lot of unforgettable memories.
SACRED MONKEY FOREST SANCTUARY IN UBUD
Sacred Monkey Forest is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions. Engulfed by tropical greenery of the jungle the territory of this nature reserve includes 3 ancient Hindu temples dating back to the 14th century. The concept of this structure is based on the philosophical doctrine “Tri Hita Karana” (literally “three causes of well-being”) which has meaning to keep the harmony and balance between human to God, human-to-human, and human to environment. In the Balinese religion, monkeys are believed to be sacred animals – guards of temples. This nature reserve houses some 1000 long-tailed monkeys. Sacred Monkey Forest is a unique opportunity to observe these charming apes interacting with each other: how they eat, care for their mates, wrestle, play, etc. Besides watching playful monkeys in their natural habitat you can also roam along mysterious forest paths, explore peculiar stone statues grown over with moss, or snap a funny photo.
BALI BIRD PARK
Tourists love Bali Bird Park nature reserve, it’s one of the most favoured leisure activities when traveling with kids. The park is home to over 1000 birds of 250 species including some of the rarest ones. The territory of the natural reserve is divided into 7 regions. Each region represents a specific bird habitat area: South America, South Africa, Sumatra, Borneo, Papua, Java, and Bali. The park has managed to recreate unique natural conditions for all bird species by importing indigenous plants from different parts of the world. Visitors to Bali Bird Park also have a golden opportunity to observe various species of owls in the indoor Owl House which mimics a nocturnal atmosphere familiar to owls. On top of that, you can participate in numerous interactive show programs, feed, pet, and even take pictures with feathered friends. It’s not only an entertaining but also an educational experience for children. Kids will be able to learn about birds, show their care and respect for them, as well as educate themselves on the importance of preserving nature.
Bali offers to its visitors a rare chance to enjoy the exceptional pristine beauty of deep ocean landscapes by taking a wondrous voyage adventure on a submarine. The vessel dives gradually to a depth of 30 meters guaranteeing complete safety and comfort. The journey itself lasts around 45 minutes. During the tour, the submarine takes you to the most wonderful sites where you’ll be able to observe the amazing tropical marine flora and colorful coral reefs, to meet some marvelous sea creatures, and to spot mysterious shipwrecks. Children will surely be delighted and inspired while exploring the underwater world!