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15 Things To Do in Bali with Kids: 2024

Are you looking for things to do in Bali with kids? A family holiday to Bali is always a good idea. Known for beautiful beaches, well preserved bio diversity, lush jungles and rich culture it’s easy to see why Bali draws visitors from all over the world and is at the top of the list for many family vacations.

Best things to do in Bali with kids

Our family spent two months on the island of the Gods in 2019. From the moment we left we longed to get back! We finally made it back here in 2022 and now we call Bali our home.

Because of the 2 year tourist shut down a lot has changed since our first visit including many of the activities for kids.

But don’t worry! I am going to fill you in on the latest and serve up a narrowed-down list of the best things to do in Bali with kids in 2024. Let’s go!

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Best Things To Do In Bali With Kids

We’ve almost spent a year living in Bali so far and have found that there is no shortage of things to do with kids. Here is our families favorite things to do. For reference we love adventure and being active, our kids are ages 14, 12, 9 and 6.

1. Waterbom Bali Water Park

Waterpark in Bali with kids

Waterbom is hands down #1 on our list. Speaking of #1…it is not just us that think so, it’s been voted the best waterpark in Asia and #3 best waterpark in the world!

Who would have thought about going to a waterpark in Bali? But, it’s easy to see why this park gets so much attention. The water slides and features are top notch (and for all ages), the staff is first class, and the doughnuts are supreme!

And, it is accessibly located in Kuta but is so well planned out and crafted that you feel like you’re in the heart of a pristine Bali jungle.

  • Ages: Good for all ages. There is an awesome water playground (with lifeguards) for the toddlers and intense waterslides for the teens to adults plus everything in between.
  • Location: Kuta
  • Cost: Day Pass $23 USD per person. Family passes are available.

Website: Waterbom Bali

Pro-Tips: Make sure to wear swimwear that doesn’t have exposed metal zippers and don’t pass up the doughnuts. They are fresher in the morning but go on sale at 50% off around 4pm.

2. Play at Aling Aling Waterfall (Kroya)

Bali adventure activities for kids
Jack jumping off 32 feet – Bali Waterfall

After you play at one of the best man made water parks on Asia, head over to Aling Aling the best natural water park in Bali. To clarify, Aling Aling is actually a sacred waterfall and no swimming is allowed but just down the river a bit is Kroya and that is where all the action takes place.

Jump from 16, 32 and even 50 feet into the river below! But wait…

You can even slide down a natural waterslide in the waterfall! It’s totally epic!

It is 2+ hours north of Seminyak so you may want to rent a car or hire a driver for the day.

Looking for more Bali Waterfalls? Click here for the complete Bali waterfall guide.

  • Ages: Best for ages 5 and up. The steps leading down are a bit steep and the rocks in the river are quite slippery.
  • Cost: $9 USD per person

Pro Tips: Wear a life vest going while down the big natural waterslide to avoid some of the bumps and scrapes.

3. Jump at Bounce Bali

Bounce Trampoline park Bali for kids
Bounce Trampoline Bali

Take a break from the natural wonders of Bali and do something different. Go get your bounce on at the only trampoline park in Bali. You’ll get big air on the specially designed bouncy trampolines and with 360 degrees of trampolines there is something to do for everyone.

There are even basketball standards, a dodge ball arena, trick trampoline with air pad landing and platforms to jump off and climb up.

  • Ages: Old enough to walk
  • Location: Canggu at Finn’s across from Finn’s Recreation Club
  • Cost: $9 USD per person

Pro Tips: Check out the latest deals combined with Strike Bowling in the same building. They often have a deal to do 1 hour of Bounce + 1 hour of bowling for $13.50

4. Go Bowling at Strike

Bowling in Bali with kids
Bowling in Bali with Kids

Let the good times roll at Strike Bowling in Canggu. Strike has six lanes and the equipment is up to date with the latest technology.

There are even automatic gutter bumpers that can be easily raised or lowered depending on the the skill level of the bowler.

Strike is is located in the same building as Bounce trampoline park so you can make a day of it since they often offer special promotions to combine both events.

  • Ages: 5 and up
  • Location: Canggu at Finn’s across from Finn’s Recreation Club
  • Cost: $6.50 USD per person per hour

Pro Tips: Check out the latest deals combined with Bounce trampoline park located in the same building. They often have a deal to do 1 hour of Bounce + 1 hour of bowling for $13.50

5. Play at the Beach

At the beach with kids in Bali

You can’t come to Bali and not spend at least some time at the beach. Bali has some of the most incredible beaches in the world. Some of our favorites are Echo Beach in Canggu, Dreamland in Uluwatu, Kuta and Jimbaran Beaches.

  • Ages: Good for all ages.
  • Location: Best beaches for kids are Kuta, Echo, Dreamland and Jimbaran.
  • Cost: Free

Pro Tips: Be mindful of the ocean currents, they can be strong and change quickly. Also, water shoes are a good idea since many of the beaches in Bali can have sharp rocks.

6. Go Snorkeling

Snorkel with kids in Bali
Snorkeling with kids in Bali

Snorkeling with kids in Bali is an amazing experience. The water is warm and clear, and the coral reefs are teeming with vibrant marine life.

There are several options when it comes to snorkeling in Bali. You can hire a tour to take you out in a boat to well known snorkel spots around the the island or you can do it yourself from the shore. With kids I prefer the later since you can go at your own pace and take some time to play at the beach.

We highly recommend this all-inclusive Blue Lagoon Snorkeling Tour for kids.

Two of our favorite Bali snorkel spots with kids are Amed in east Bali and around the corner at Blue Lagoon. We wrote a detailed post on snorkeling in Amed.

  • Ages: 5+
  • Location: Best spots Amed and Blue Lagoon
  • Cost: Free – $20 USD per person

Pro Tips: Be advised that the ocean currents can be strong at times and unpredictable. Bring your own snorkel gear since the the equipment available may not function well.

7. Surf Lessons at Batu Balong Beach

Kids surfing lessons Canggu Bali

Bali is a great place to learn how to surf especially at Batu Balong. The waves are perfect for beginners and the water is nice and warm. Plus, there are plenty of surf schools that offer lessons for kids.

If your kids are interested in learning how to surf, then Bali is the perfect place to do it. You can book your lessons in advance with the many surf schools found online or you can book right at the beach!

  • Ages: 5+
  • Location: Batu Balong, Halfway and Jimbaran
  • Cost: $15-$35 USD per hour

Pro Tips: Make sure to book with instructors that speak good english and have experience working with kids. We highly recommend ThumbsUp surf

8. Visit Bali Zoo

Bali zoo with kids

If you’re looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your kids, a visit to the Bali zoo is a great option. With over 500 animals on display, ranging from lions and tigers to Komodo dragons and pygmy hippos, there’s something for everyone.

The zoo also has a number of interactive exhibits, such as a petting zoo and a bird show. And if you need a break from all the animal excitement, there’s also a playground, a restaurant, and a gift shop. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, the Bali zoo is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.

  • Ages: Good for all ages
  • Cost: Starting at $16 USD

Website: Bali Zoo

Pro Tips: Bring plenty of water and snacks. There is a splash park to cool off so bring your swim wear!

9. Play at Tamora Gallery

Kids playground in Canggu
Tamora Gallery in Canggu

Looking for a playground for the kids in Bali? Tamora Gallery in Canggu is probably the best free playgrounds on the island. With a giant artificial turf slide, play structures, merry-go-round and even a skate park the kids will be entertained for hours.

But, it’s not just for the kids. Tamora is an art gallery mixed in with higher end retail shops, restaurants and even a co working space.

  • Ages: All ages but best for 2+
  • Cost: Free

Website: Tamora Gallery

Pro Tips: Check the event calendar on their website for the latest events and activities.

Click here for other things to do in Canggu

10. Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud

Ubud Bali monkey forest with kids
Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud Bali

The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is one of Bali’s most popular tourist attractions. And it’s easy to see why: who doesn’t love monkeys? The forest is home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques, which are native to Indonesia.

Visitors can watch the monkeys swinging through the trees, playing in the river, and lounging in the sun. You can also purchase food to feed the monkeys, which is always a popular activity with kids.

Just be sure to keep an eye on your belongings, as the monkeys are known to snatch hats and sunglasses from unsuspecting tourists!

  • Ages: All ages but best for 5+

Pro Tips: These monkeys are bold and mischievous. Secure all of you valuables and don’t bring any food or even bags that may appear to have food in them.

11. Bali Safari & Marine Park

Bali Safari Park for kids.

Did you know that the island of Bali is home to a safari park? If you’re looking for an up-close and personal encounter with some of the world’s most exotic animals, then a visit to the Bali Safari and Marine Park is definitely in order.

This world-class facility is home to over 120 species of animals, including lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes and Komodo Dragons! And if that’s not enough to get your heart racing, you can also take a dip with the dolphins at the marine park.

  • Ages: All ages but best for 2+
  • Cost: Starting at $18 USD per person. Kids under 3 are free.

Pro Tips: Highly recommend the night safari package.

12. Kecak Dance Show and Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu kecak dance with kids
Kecak Dance Show in Uluwatu

The kecak dance is a traditional Balinese dance that dates back centuries. The dance is performed by a group of men, who chant and wave their arms in unison to create a hypnotic effect. The dance is often accompanied by a gamelan orchestra, which provides an exciting and exotic soundtrack.

The show is one of the most popular Balinese attractions on the island. It lasts about an hour and there are some comedic characters that that really add to the show-the kids will love them!

The best fully guided tour for this experience is this Kecak Dance Show Package (includes dinner at Jimbaran Beach).

  • Ages: All ages but best for 5+
  • Admission Cost: $10 USD

Pro Tips: Make sure to purchase tickets beforehand or arrive early since the show does sell out.

13. White Water River Rafting

Water rafting in bali with kids

Bali is world-renowned for its stunning beaches, dramatic cliffs, and lush rice terraces. But what many visitors don’t realize is that the island also offers one of the best river rafting experiences in the world.

Set against a backdrop of jungle-covered mountains, the Ayung River winds its way through some of the most beautiful scenery in Bali. And with experienced guides at the helm, you can relax and enjoy the ride as you take in the sights and sounds of this wild experience.

If you’re looking for an adventure that’s off the beaten path, river rafting in Bali is sure to float your boat.

  • Ages: 5+
  • Location: Ayung River near Ubud
  • Cost: $22 per person

Pro Tips: Sunscreen is your friend. Book with reputable company we highly recommend this Ayung River Rafting Adventure.

14. Bali Bird Park

Fun things to do in bali with kids. Bali bird park

If you’re looking for an easy activity that the whole family can enjoy, look no further than the Bali Bird Park. Located just a short drive from most major tourist areas, the park is perfect for those who want a break from the Bali traffic.

The park is also stroller-friendly, making it a great option for families with young children.

It’s uniquely divided into different regions that help recreate the birds natural habitat. The park is home to a variety of exotic feathered friends, including parrots, flamingos, and pelicans.

In addition, the park offers bird shows throughout the day, giving kids the chance to learn about these amazing creatures. So whether your kids are animal lovers or just looking for a fun day out, the Bali Bird Park is sure to be a hit.

  • Ages: Good for all ages
  • Cost: $26 USD adults. $13 USD for kids. Under 2 are free

Pro Tips: Heads up that you aren’t allowed to bring any food from outside the park.

15. Lemukih Water Slide

Unique things to do in bali with kids
Lemukih Waterslide – Northern Bali

This one’s for the adventure lovers that want to get off the beaten path and do something different. The Lumukih Water Slide is a 145 foot section of natural rock slide that cascades down through the rice fields of northern Bali.

There is a short walk (about 20 minutes) on a paved trail. Some sections are a bit steep so it is not recommended for the younger kids and definitely not stroller friendly.

You will need to have a rental car or a private driver for this experience. You don’t need a guide no matter how much the boys at the parking are insist you do-just politely walk by. Check here for extra details for the Lemukih Waterslide.

  • Ages: 6+
  • Location: Northern Bali
  • Cost: 20k IDR or a little over 1 USD

Wrapping Up The Best Things To Do in Bali With Kids

And that’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed our guide of the best things to do in Bali with kids. From soaking up the sun on the beach to watching traditional Balinese dance ceremonies, there’s something for every age in Bali. Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure with the kids!