An Insider’s Guide to Bali with Kids

Laetitia Knight lives in Bali with her two kids and husband and she is the Editor of the family guidebook Bali with Kids (www.baliwithkids.com).  They love travelling and finding new kid friendly places in Indonesia and around the world.  Here are Laetitia’s favourite family fun days in Bali:

  • Treetop Adventure Park in Bedegul offers various circuits of flying foxes in beautiful scenery for ages 4 to 77 years old.  Rise to the challenge as well as visit the botanical gardens and the strawberry farms on the way back
  • Rafting near Ubud is exhilerating for families with kids from 6 years old.  See Bali from a different angle, discover the gorges and the tropical jungle.
  • Mountain Biking is a unique way to explore the rice fields, small villages and meet friendly local people.  Some tours allow kids to plant rice, plough the fields or pick crops.
  • Scuba Diving is possible for kids above 12 years old.  Diving in warm waters with colorful coral and reef fish is like discovering another dimension and many families love participating in this sport together.  Don’t miss Menjangan island for diving or snorkelling.
  • Cooking with a Balinese Chef has become a favourite activity for tourists and it’s a half a day well spent from the visit to the market to the preparation and cooking to finally enjoy a succulent meal together.
  • Swimming in the King’s swimming pool in Tirta Gangga.  This summer palace in the Karangasem Regency is now open to all and a dip in teh cold spring water pool makes a refreshing stopover.
  • Ride an elephant at the Taro Elephant Park or the Safari Park.  Your kids might want to be like Mogli for a day and ride, bathe the elephants and learn all about them.Bali Elephants 2
  • Eco Trekking is now offered in various places in the interior of Baii and are worthwhile activities where you’ll discover medicinal plants, traditional Balinese ways of farming and even meditate in an underground labyrinth.
  • Surf in the South Seas.  What a great way to exercise and learn a new skill with professional instructors.  Choose from one of the many surf schools along Kuta and Double Six beaches
  • Climb a volcano.  Mount Batur is accessible to kids above 6 years old who walk well and can sustain effort for 3 to 4 hours.  Leave early in the morning and take a guide who can also help out.  It is a challenge to go up but the view from the ridge of the crater is breathtaking.  For families with fit teenagers, Mount Agung, the sacred mountain of Bali is the ultimate physical challenge and some say it can be a spiritual experience.
  • … and of course don’t miss the Balinese dance and music to step into the beautiful culture of Bali.

Laetitia’s book, Bali with Kids, is packed with ideas for visits, activities, restaurants, hotels, shops and itineraries kids will love.  The book lists over 300 venues, from long time favourites to the latest kid friendly places.

Bali with Kids Guidebook

For more info about this family guidebook or to order a copy please email: contact@baliwithkids.com

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