When you think about travelling to Bali, you probably picture a romantic getaway with your spouse, or a backpacking holiday with friends. Bali may not be a first choice for a family holiday, but it can be one of the most magical places to take your children on an adventure. With so much to see and do for adults and little ones alike, we’ve listed some of the best things to do in Bali as a family.
With tickets costing around 20,000 rupiahs ($2), Monkey Forest is a Bali must-see for visitors of all ages. Both adults and young children will love exploring the forest and meeting the monkeys, who are often friendly and will approach you in hope of food. You can even buy bananas at the entrance to the sanctuary to make sure that you have some tasty treats to offer the monkeys.
No family holiday would be the same without a visit to the beach, so when you’re in Bali with your family make sure that you spend at least one day at Kuta Beach. As you approach the Beach Walk, you’ll feel more like you’re in Florida than Bali, with a trendy, upscale shopping centre and plenty of places for dining, many of which are family-friendly. Many Bali family villas are located close by to here.
Located in Nusa Dua, Pirates’ Bay is the perfect destination for little ones on a family trip to Bali, with plenty to keep little hands busy. At the bay, kids can enjoy a huge range of activities, such as kite building, zip lining, and even taking part in the hunt for the pirates’ treasure! A perfect place for family fun, or if mum and dad are in need of a relaxing break whilst the little ones let off steam.
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Bali Tree Top:
An awesome zip lining park, Bali Tree Top is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers of all ages. With zip-lining circuits to suit children from as young as four years old, there’s something for all the family to enjoy at Bali Tree Top, from more nervous little ones to adrenaline junkies.
Families in Bali should put Bali Safari and Marine Park at the top of their itinerary. Not only does this place have a safari, there’s also an aquarium filled with plenty of interesting sea life, a spectacular dolphin show, and roller coasters that are sure to get the little ones excited. With hundreds of different animals to meet, don’t forget to take part in the variety of activities, such as an elephant ride.
Bali is full of stunning Hindu temples, so be sure to give at least one of them a visit. It doesn’t really matter which one you choose to visit, as they are all interesting and beautiful, however, for a really unique Bali experience, head to the Uluwatu temple, which is located by a cliff and hosts hundreds of monkeys.
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