Your Total Guide to Canggu with Kids

Your Total Guide to Canggu with Kids

Here at Bali Kids Guide we’ve been getting more and more questions about the family-friendlyness of Canggu. With so many things for kids popping up in the area we thought it was high time we spent some time there and formed a complete picture of where to stay, eat, and play. We didn’t manage to hit every single spot but I think we’ve done pretty well with this Complete Guide to Canggu with Kids! 

Where to Stay

I always think of Canggu as being a number of different areas, all on the south side of Jalan Raya Canggu heading towards the beach. Berawa, Batu Bolong, Echo Beach and Pererenen are probably the best known. Villas, guesthouses and now major hotels have increased in number exponentially over the past few years giving you a wide range of accommodation options. There are of course plenty of villas and guesthouses on the other side of Jalan Raya Canggu as well.

Canggu is well known for its rowdy nightlife so you will want to take this into account when you choose where you’re staying. We’ve tried to give you some recommended options, but also read plenty of reviews before you book to make sure you don’t end up with music shaking the windows of your villa until dawn.

Where we stay

Our last stay in Canggu was actually just on the outskirts at The Santai in Umalas. This is a great area that gives you easy access to both Canggu and Seminyak.

The Santai was the most amazing place to stay. We had a 3 bedroom villa (we only used 2 rooms) with a great kitchen, private pool, and lounge area. The rooms are luxurious but not overdone and the bathrooms absolutely massive.

The only issue you might want to consider is the sleeping arrangements as the rooms aren’t connected and the pool is outside the rooms. A pool fence can be fitted to ensure kids can not access the pool unsupervised. 

Breakfast is incredible and can be eaten in your villa or in their Gong Restaurant near the reception area.

Other options:

Villa Echo Padi

This is a family fave thanks to its kid-friendly design, close proximity to the beach, and permanent pool fence. The 3 luxury villas in this complex each have 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a full kitchen and dining area, private pool, garden, sun deck and private balconies.

The Apartments Canggu

If you want to settle in and feel really at home The Apartments Canggu is your spot. They offer stylish studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartments with either shared or private pools. Some even have kitchen facilities to make feeding or preparing bottles for little ones easy peasy.

Haven Suites Berawa

The Haven Suites Berawa is a beachfront hotel with large rooms, a huge swimming pool and an onsite restaurant. It’s not cheap but if you’re looking for a full service hotel in Canggu there aren’t so many to choose from.

The Chillhouse

Surfing families can’t go wrong with a room at The Chillhouse. Whether your kids are little or all grown up, it’s family-friendly and relaxed. Bright, airy rooms with cool murals, a social communal dining area, and young, cheery staff make this place a go-to in Canggu for active families.

Hotel Tugu

Tugu is at the upper end of the scale in Canggu price-wise but it’s also the most unique and beautiful hotel in the area. One of the very first hotels in Canggu, Tugu is packed full of antiques, carvings, paintings and cultural artifacts. The rooms are spectacular and there really is nowhere like it anywhere else in Canggu.  

Where to Eat

There are almost endless chances to stuff your face in Canggu so this is probably the most difficult list to compile. However, we’ve included only the most kid-friendly so you can narrow it down to the really must-try spots while you’re in Canggu.

The Joglo

The Joglo is an absolute must for families in Canggu. The big grassy area, playground, sandpit and kids activities are brilliant for parents that need a break. The food is also healthy, fresh and well priced for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

La Casita

Delicious Peruvian food, a playground, and a cute wooden joglo setting? Yes please! La Casita also has great coffee, friendly staff and occasional kids activities.

Milk & Madu

Reopened in July 2018 after a devastating fire, Milk & Madu is again THE hangout for cool parents and kids that like long brunches, big lunches and social dinners. The playground is small but cute and there are activities for kids like arts, crafts and games every Tuesday – Sunday from 10am until 3pm.

Old Man’s

You might not immediately think of Old Man’s as a family spot, but it really does cater to people who want to have a good time without getting fall down drunk (as well as those who do). The daytime crowd is chilled, family-welcoming and usually hungry after surfing. The kids menu is great and there is a ping-pong table and room to run around for the kiddos. 

The Lawn

Again, not a place you immediately think of with kids, but in the daytime or early evening there is space to play on the Lawn, a great menu and also a swimming pool. After dark it can get a bit crowded, but by then us lame old parents are ready to crash anyway.

Berawa’s Kitchen

What’s better than lots of choices when it comes to fussy eaters!? Nothing, and I know this for a fact because my son is a pain in the bum when it comes to food. Berawa Kitchen has an excellent selection of food stalls from burgers to Mexican, healthy stuff and ice cream. You will definitely find something here for everyone and if you don’t you can send them off to the playground to keep them happy while you eat.

Parachute

If your kids need room to roam, Parachute is your spot. A large grassy lawn looking out to the rice fields is perfect for brunch or lunch with little ones. It also has a really nice mix and match style daytime menu that allows you to pick exactly what the kiddos will eat. Lovely breads and pastries, diy salads, separate dips and spreads and combo plates are ideal if you have picky eaters. 

Where to Play

All the above restaurants have some element of play but if you want stand-alone play places check these out.

 

Finn’s Recreation Club

Finn’s is a Canggu institution and we absolute love it for family time. With Splash Water Park, Strike Bowling, Bounce Trampoline Centre, Cubby House Kids Club and Finn’s Beach Club, you can’t really go wrong. There is also a spa, restaurants, gym and special events like outdoor movie nights, markets and charity functions.

We recommend a Finn’s Super Fun Pass for 2 adults and 2 children, which includes a day pass for Splash Water Park, an hour of trampolining at Bounce, an hour of bowling at Strike, and a day pass Finn’s Beach Club as well. This also includes 2 day beds at Splash and 2 at Finn’s Beach Club. For around $150 Aussie dollars we think this is a steal! 

When we did the Super Fun Pass last time the kids were blissfully happy and blissfully (for us) asleep by 8pm. Just an extra bonus when you’d like a little adult time in the evening. 

Amplitude Skate Park 

Ok, Amplitude is technically in Kerobokan but if you have a child (or adult) skater in your family it’s worth the trip. Over 2000 square metres of obstacles, rails and pump track is insanely fun for all ages. You can even ask about skate lessons for the kids if they are just getting started.

Roar Fitness

Located at The Joglo, Roar Fitness is a great spot for parents and kids to keep active. There are twice weekly kids yoga classes Tuesday and Sunday and lots of adult classes to choose. Don’t miss the Gin Barre class that entitles you to 2-4-1 gin & tonics afterwards!

Tamora Gallery

Relatively new in Canggu, Tamora Gallery is part shopping gallery, part playground. They hold lots events that are aimed at not only keeping kids happy, but making sure parents are enjoying themselves as well. We went for Halloween and loved the mix of fun activities for kids and food and drink deals for grown ups. You can go and play in the playground there any time and there is even a teeny skate bowl at the back of the shopping area.

The Beach!

The beaches might not be white sand but kids don’t care. Berawa, Batu Bolong and Echo Beach are our favorite hang out spots and all perfect for sunset beers while the kiddos play in the sand and splash in the shallows. 

Surfing 

Canggu has long been a surf mecca, there are just more places to eat and stay now than a few years ago. The waves are pretty good for beginners and intermediate surfers and can get really good for experienced board riders too. If learning or getting better at surfing is something you might like to do in Canggu, get in touch with one of these surf schools.

 

Surf Schools:

Indasurf – http://indasurf.com/

Silver Surf – http://silversurfbali.com/

Bali Local Surf School – http://www.balilocalsurfschool.com

 

Where to Shop

Canggu is swamped with shops selling everything from teeny-weeny bikinis to big-boy motorbikes. If you want something more appropriate for the under 18s and over 25s you might want to pop into these shops.

Dewina

Dewina’s sweet mum & daughter matchies and light and pretty kids clothes are perfect for special occasions and gifts. Dewina specialises in high quality fabrics like beautiful linens, and boutique designers, so if you’re looking for something really unique, this is your spot.

Spellbound

There aren’t a whole lot of toy stores in Bali, but Spellbound usually comes through when we’re looking for interesting toys, books, costumes and especially birthday presents. They have a great selection of high quality classic toys, pocket money goodies and also educational toys for all ages.

Billie’s

If you love home décor, fun colours, handmade things and plenty of pineapples, flamingos, and mermaids, you’ll love Billie’s. We love the wooden dolls, gorgeous throw pillows and woven baskets in tropical colours.

Zero Waste Bali

This is an important move for Bali and we’re 100% supportive of any way we can try to keep litter off the streets and out of rivers and the sea. If you’re staying in Bali drop by to pick up some basics like rice, lentils, soap, detergent and oil. You can also get Mini Muncher baby and kid foods here as both businesses are owned by same wonderful health/eco/kid-conscious person. Just don’t forget to take some empty containers and your own shopping bag.

Love Anchor

If you love loads of choice you’ll want to stop in at Love Anchor. Their daily bazaar has everything from jewelry to home décor, and you can even have frozen yogurt and nasi Padang while you shop. I can’t think of anything better.

Getting Around

Stroller friendly Canggu is not. This means driving just about everywhere, which also means traffic jams. Motorbike is your best bet but also not recommended with kids (by me, others may disagree). It’s also often tough to Uber/Grab/GoJek thanks to a healthy taxi mafia operating in the area. Getting a reliable driver in Canggu is a good idea but failing that, negotiate with the drivers on the street. They can be tough so make sure you perfect your no thanks and walk away.

We’ve made up a handy map of most of the places on our lists. There are tons of other little roads but the main roads are marked on the map. 

 

 

Explore Bali by Quad with Aussie Bali Adventures

Explore Bali by Quad with Aussie Bali Adventures

Searching for something really special to do while you and your family are in Bali? You can’t go wrong with an Aussie Bali Adventures Family Quad Biking Bali Tour! Tailor made for families this tour takes you through jungle tracks, across vibrant green rice paddies and over miles of shimmering black sand beach. You’ll also get the chance to see temples, villages and locals farming and fishing as they have done for generations. Local kids smile and wave, and if you’re lucky you might even see a ceremony in the villages as you ride through.
“The tour itself was really fun, even our 8 year old had a go at driving the bike when we were on the beach and he loved it. Afterwards we were taken to a restaurant for some food and drinks & a bit of a relax. Overall, the day was outstanding and good value. The kids (8 & 12) really enjoyed it. The staff were amazing, very knowledgeable & friendly.We would definitely recommend this trip.” 

One of the best tours we have done! We decided to go with this company after reading many reviews. we were not disappointed. One of the best tours we have done and we have been to bali over 10 times. great staff. Bikes well maintained and beautiful scenery. Will do again for sure. thanks guys!”  – Trip Advisor Review

All bikes are fully automatic and easy for beginners to get the hang of with just a short training before the tour. The quads range from small for kids to larger ones for riding tandem and safety equipment is all provided. Kids from 2-10 years old ride with a parent and from 10-12 years they can ride on their own, depending on their experience and confidence level. Even if they don’t ride the whole tour alone, most kids can still have a go at driving on the beach!

You don’t even have to worry about getting to the Aussie Bali Adventures start point as an air-conditioned, wi-fi fitted van will pick you up and drive you in comfort to their beach front location in Tabanan Regency, just 15 minutes west of the famous tourist destination, Tanah Lot Temple. Expect the drive to take around 55 minutes from Kuta, Legian and Seminyak area’s, but once you arrive you’ll be amazed at the scenery and beauty of the area.

If you’d like to read a Bali Kids Guide review of Aussie Bali Adventures Family Quad Bike Tour click HERE

“Quad biking on the beach = Best day ever!!! I signed my family up for this before we arrived in Bali and they weren’t overly excited. Fast forward to the day and you’ve never seen such big smiles on their faces. We all say it’s the best part of our Bali holiday!”

Pricing and Tour options: ATV – STANDARD TOUR: 2 Hour Tour / Ride Time Single = $85 USD Tandem = $130 USD Group/family discounts available for groups or families of 6+ pax. Cash onsite only in Rupiah, AUD or USD.   ATV – VIP RESORT FINISH TOUR: 2 Hour Tour / Ride Time Single = $95 USD Tandem = $150 USD Maximum 8 pax per time slot, per day. Cash onsite only in Rupiah, AUD or USD. 
  Price includes: Return air-conditioned transport, onsite insurance, all safety equipment & training, photographer options, light refreshments & restaurant meal and drink, and infinity pool use for the vip tour. Pick up times:  Pick up areas are Nusa Dua – Sanur – Kuta – Legian – Seminyak – Ubud – Canggu – Jimbaran Bay Morning: 7.30am   –   Middle: 10.30am   –   Afternoon/Sunset: 2.00pm
Aussie Bali Adventures do not advertise or sell tours via tour desks, agents or hotel, all bookings must be made direct with them via the website. Book by filling in a booking form on the website and paying cash on the day of the tour. Here is the direct link to the website and family tour: http://www.aussiebaliadventures.com/family-quad-biking/  

10 Bali Adventure Tours You Should Book Now!

10 Bali Adventure Tours You Should Book Now!

There are so many Bali adventure tours to be had on a family holiday that it can be impossible to choose! We’ve had the opportunity to experience tons of fun activities on the island, so read on to find out about our favorite things to do in Bali with or without kids. We’ve also put handy links to book each activity, so look no further for your Bali Adventures!!

#1 Cultural Tour in a VW Safari

Exploring Bali is more fun in a soft top Volkswagon Safari. There are tons of different tours you can do, but this one around East Bali is one of my favorites. You’ll take in tons of natural beauty and stop at some of the island’s most interesting historical and cultural sites.

 

With an English-speaking guide you will learn about Bali’s mother temple Besakih, visit one of the oldest villages and see the biggest banyan tree on the whole island. Lunch and drinking water is included, but you’ll definitely need a hat and sunscreen to keep from getting burnt.

#2 Bali Island ATV

If your looking for the most fun on 4 wheels in Bali you have to book a Bali Island ATV tour. Ride through rice paddies, villages and have a burn down a quiet beach.

Tours are either 1 or 2 hours and English-speaking guides will tell you about the area and culture as you ride. Kids can ride on with a parent, or those over 12 can ride alone depending on their ability.

Some tours include food and drinks and pick up/return transfers. Have a look at the options to pick the right one for your family. Mention that you follow Bali Kids Guide and you’ll get 20% off the published price!

#3 Half-Day Wakebaording

Have you ever wanted to try wakeboarding? If you haven’t, this is your chance! Bali has a world-class wakeboarding park perfect for any level of wakeboarder. Professional instructors are on hand to help with technique and safety whether it’s your first lesson or 100th.

 

Kids from 7 years old can wakeboard or kneeboard to get used to the feeling. For those not wakeboarding there is a pool and restaurant where you can relax and watch the action.

#4 Morning Food Tour & Cooking Class

Foodies get ready for a Balinese feast! Experience Kuta traditional market to buy fresh produce and then head back to the kitchen for breakfast of Balinese treats. You’ll then learn to make 9 Balinese dishes and 1 dessert and have an amazing lunch of all the delicious things you’ve cooked.

This activity is 100% kid friendly and is an amazing family experience.

#5 Mount Batur Dirtbike Adventure

Not kid-friendly, but if you love adventure and want to get out for an adults only day, this is the tour for you.

You’ll head into the mountains of Bali and meet your guides who will get you ready to ride a 250cc Kawasaki KLX. The professional guides will lead you up amazing dirt bike trails on the slopes of Mount Batur for an adrenaline rush.

The tour also includes coffee at a plantation and return transfers.

#6 Stand Up Paddle Lesson

Stand up paddle boarding is a great way for all ages to get out on the water. During this lesson you’ll learn about the equipment, basic paddling skills and get out on the water to practice on flat water. By the end of the session you’ll be able to balance an paddle as well as make turns on the board.

 

This is really a fun family activity that will bring you together, laughing at each other falling off and cheering as you all head off into the waves.

#7 Kids Perfume Workshop

Rainy days in Bali do happen, so why not book this kids perfume workshop for a great inside activity. Of course it doesn’t have to be rainy to learn something new!

This 1-hour workshop introduces kids to various smells and encourages them to mix and create their own unique fragrance. They’ll even be able to take home their own bottle of perfume and a diploma from the class.

There are also adult classes available, or you can even book one together.

#8 Bali Treetop Adventure

Bali Treetop Adventure is one of Bali’s best family experiences. Located in the Botanical Gardens in Bedugul, 7 adventure circuits raging between 2-20 metres up in the trees are available for all ages. Challenge each other to the 72 suspended bridges, spider nets, tarzan jumps, flying foxes and more.

This package includes 2.5 hours full access to all the circuits after 10.30am for 2 adults + 2 children, all your safety equipment, and insurance. Please note the minimum age for children is 4 years and they must be at least 110cm with raised arms.

#9 Downhill Cycling Tour

Downhill cycling is a great way to see a bit of Bali. It’s 100% family friendly and kids from 7 can ride on their own bikes. Younger ones go in a seat with a parent.

On this tour you’ll take in coffee and cocoa plantations, villages, and Bali’s natural beauty with jungle, rice field and river valleys. Your guides will lead the way as you slowly ride down from Kintamani volcano to Bambang just north of Ubud.

This 2.5-3 hour tour ends with a tasty lunch and includes return transfers.

#10 VW Cocktail Bus

Cruise south Bali in a modified VW Combi complete with a fully stocked mini bar and wi-fi!! This 9-hour tour takes in temples, cliff-top views and beautiful scenic sites off the beaten track.

You’ll stop for lunch most importantly sunset cocktails at a Jimbaran beach club. Once the sun has set the bus sets off again for Seminyak, where a nightcap at the famous KuDeTa awaits.

 

 

What’s it Like to Live in Bali with Kids??

What’s it Like to Live in Bali with Kids??

I often get asked what it’s like to live in Bali and the answer always depends on the day. There is good and bad in every place you could live and everyone’s experience is different. But more and more families are moving to Bali with their kids, so it’s a topic I thought I should delve into more deeply. Here are my thoughts, pros/cons, and general ramblings on what it’s like to live in Bali with kids.

Day-to-Day Life

 

My day-to-day life differs a little from families who have moved here as a whole unit. I’m married to a Balinese man and live in the family compound so my life is somewhat more “local style” than others. I’m very lucky to be part of a tight community and have in-built babysitting and playmates for my kids. However, it can feel like I’m constantly being watched and everyone knows everyone’s business in a village. The kids even get tired of being asked the same questions over and over.

Generally though, life isn’t so different than it would be elsewhere. There are the usual routines of school runs, work, cooking, bedtimes etc. My real bonus is that I have a helper that comes to clean 6 days a week. This makes me a nicer person and keeps me from crying about dirty dishes and things like that.

We go to temple for Hindu holidays and help with ceremonies in the community. I don’t do half as much as the amazing local ladies, but try to help out when I can.

Pros:

– Balinese communities are incredible if you make yourself part of it. They will keep you and your house safe and your kids will have friends to play with all the time.

– Being able to hire help with cleaning and/or kids

– The weather is pretty much always good enough to go out and play

Cons:

– Everyone knows or wants to know your business

– Being treated like a tourist every day can be really draining

School Options

 

If we were in the UK the kids would have the choice of 2 schools. Here a lot of ex-pat families choose the area they live in according to the school their kids will attend.

Up in Ubud we don’t have a whole lot of choice, but from around Sanur and south there are a lot more options. Options don’t come cheap though. Schools in Bali range from $5,000 – $20,000 a year (US$). This may come as a shock, but international school educations are costly wherever you are in the world.

I personally have chosen to put my kids in a very local school called a National Plus school, but when they get to junior high they’ll be moving to an international school.

You can find more information in our blog: 11 International Schools in Bali

We also have a great blog about alternative schooling in Bali, which you can find here: The Definitive List of Alternative Schools in Bali

Pros:

– A large choice of schools (in the southern part of Bali)

– Kids socialize with others from all over the world

– They will most likely learn Bahasa Indonesia and maybe other languages

Cons:

– School fees are very expensive

– Holidays can differ from those back home making it difficult to have time with family/friends

– Curriculums can vary and may not match well if you move back home

Healthcare

 

Healthcare is one of my biggest worries about living in Bali. In the UK we would have the NHS, and no matter how slow etc. it would be there in an emergency. In Bali we have insurance but this can be expensive and difficult to get if you are an ex-pat family or have pre-existing conditions. Many families by pass this by using a yearly travel insurance plan while they live in Bali.

The other worry is the standard of healthcare. Even ‘international standard’ hospitals can be pretty rough and the doctors say some pretty insane things. I still don’t have any solid plan of what I’d do if one of us got really ill. My top choices would be BIMC or Sanglah International Wing, but I don’t think I’d be very happy about going to hospital at all in Bali.

In serious situations it’s possible to fly to Singapore, Bangkok or Australia for treatment. I won’t do a pros and cons here because I don’t really feel like there are any pros of living in Bali when it comes to healthcare. This may be a different story if you are coming from somewhere like America.

 

Costs

Rent

I’ve mentioned the cost of schools, but what about the cost of living? Rental houses are getting more and more expensive and most landlords expect at least 1 year’s rent in advance. You’re looking at Rp80million – Rp160million ($8000 – $16000) per year for a 2-bedroom house.

Depending on how many air conditioners you use and if you have a pool, electricity can be anywhere from Rp500,000 – Rp3million per month.

Visas

The other main expense you’ll need to consider is visas. It is possible to get a one-year stay permit (KITAS) for students from most international schools. Parents will need either a Social Budaya visa for a 6-month stay, or a Business Visa, which allows you to run a business in Indonesia.

If you decide to homeschool, you will all need either tourist visas that can be extended up to 60 days, or a Social Budaya visa for 6 months. Both options can get costly with having to do visas runs with a whole family.

Food

 

It is possible to eat extremely cheaply in Bali. Feeding a family of 4 on $5 a day is not uncommon in Balinese compounds. Morning markets are great places to shop for fruit and veg and the night markets hold delicious street food treats. However, if you want to eat healthy it can be way more expensive.

Over the past few years the cafe and restaurant industry has boomed in Bali. When I arrived you couldn’t buy fresh milk in the supermarket! You can now find just about any type of food you can imagine, world-class coffee shops and smoothie bowls galore. I love all this food, but it’s definitely taken a toll on my budget. $6 for a smoothie bowl, $7 for smashed avocado on toast and $10 for a pizza is the norm these days. We can easily spend $50 on dinner for the 4 of us.

Pros:

– You can find gorgeous villas with pools that you probably wouldn’t be able to live in elsewhere

– No paying for heating

– Amazing local food and so many great café & restaurant choices

Cons:

– Paying at least a year’s rent in advance

– Running air conditioners is costly

– Finding and keeping up the right visa and visa runs

– Food is pretty expensive

Activites for Kids in Bali
Bali is extremely kid-friendly and there are way more things going on than there were a few years ago. From art classes, yoga and sports, to holiday camps, there is always something happening. You do have to keep a really good eye out for events though. Things are rarely published until the very last minute and there isn’t yet a great online calendar for events. (we tried but it’s really hard!)

We have also found that classes tend to come and go very quickly because the numbers are never consistent. This is the transient nature of Bali and I’m not sure it will ever change. We end up doing a lot of one-off events rather than a term’s worth of classes or after school activities.

I have to say I’m quite jealous when I see my friends’ kids in Australia, the UK or America all booked up with consistent activities.

Thinking of Making the Move to Live in Bali?

Are you considering moving to Bali? What are some of the concerns/questions/reservations you have about the move? I’d love to know and to be able to help you with some insider advice. Follow our Facebook Page for great community advice and tips for holidays or living in Bali. You can also see what fun we have on a daily basis on our Instagram feed.

Bali Holiday Camps Your Kids Will Love!

Bali’s endless summer doesn’t mean there aren’t times when the kids are out of school and bored. The long break is coming and whether you live in Bali or are coming to visit, one of these fabulous Bali holiday camps might be just the thing to keep the kiddos busy and stimulated.

The Garden Early Learning Centre

 

5-Day Programmes, June 19th – July 28th 2017

Starting June 19th, The Garden will be running six 5-day programmes, each with their own unique theme. from Arctic adventures, to kings and queens, to getting down and dirty on the farm, kids will learn, play and get creative with all kinds of fantastic activities.  Morning sessions run from 9am-12pm, lunch club from 12pm-1pm, and the afternoon session from 1pm-4pm. Kids from 2-8 years old are welcome, but spaces are limited and this is a very popular learning centre, so book soon!

Pelangi Kids Camp

 

July 3rd – 28th 2017 | 9 am – 2pm

Pelangi School offers a fun and educational school break program for children with activities that support their age and stage of development. Staffed by Pelangi faculty, each themed week includes daily lunch and lots of art, music, sports, weekly field trips and fun. Kids will be split into 4 age groups (2-4, 4-6, 7-9, 10-13) and you can choose to attend week by week or all 4 weeks. Camps for all ages run from 9am-2pm Monday to Friday.

For more info, click HERE.

Super Hero Factory

 

June & July 2017 | 10 am – 2pm

Starting June 15th Super Hero Factory will run weekly camps from 10am-2pm, Tuesday through Saturday. If your kids have lots of energy, this is the camp for them! They’ll learn the skills of parkour, gain confidence and keep active during their time out of school. The camps are Rp300k per day including pizza lunch or only Rp1.2million if you book a full week. Carpooling is available for families traveling from Ubud.

See the event HERE.

Regents Summer Program

June 20th – 23rd & June 28th – 30th, 2017  | 8:30 am – 12 pm

Regents Summer Classes will offer fun and challenging activities for your kids from grade 1 to 7. This programme is open to kids from any school and will include morning exercises, arts, exploring maths, adventures in science, recycling projects, amazing race/ survivor games and lots of imaginative play.

For all the details click HERE.

Bali Circus

 

19th June – 1st September 2017 | 10 am – 4 pm

Bali Circus’ Summer Camp will run for 11 weeks this year, during which kids can learn tons of new skills. 5-12 year olds are invited to learn tricks, tightrope walking, juggling and even aerial acrobatics! Full and half day sessions are available. Every Friday at 3pm there will be a performance for parents and friends!

Get all the details HERE.

Bali Gymnastics

 

June 19th-23rd, June 26th-30th, July 3rd-7th, July 31st- Aug 4th

Girls and boys from 6 – 15 years old are invited to Bali Gym camp at Crossfit Wanderlust in Canggu. From 10.30am-3pm each day kids will learn about warm up series and skills on floor, beam, vault and mini tramp. This is a semi recreational gymnastics camp including levels 1-4 floor skills with the aim to enjoy the activities while making new friends and discovering new skills. Also included is: Understanding of gymnastics attire and hair and attitudes, gymnastics tutorials, moveis and clips, an end of camp performance and certificates. All snacks and lunches provided and a 10% discount for 1 week early bird registrations and those traveling long distances to join the camp.

Get more details HERE.

The Anak Atelier

June 22nd -July 21st, 2017

The Anak Atelier Holiday Camp is ON this July Holidays! From 22nd June to 21st July, kids can enjoy a range of fun and exciting activities. The amazing Anak Atelier teachers have pulled together an excellent programme incorporating 4 main themes: Super Heroes, Tropical Paradise, World Holidays, and Treasure Hunters.

Parents can opt for half-day mornings from 9am until 12pm or full days from 9am until 3pm. Places are open for children aged 18 months to 10 years old.

The daily drop in rate is 150,000rp for half days and 250,000rp for full days or you can choose to pre-book the full 22 days and get 3 FREE sessions or pre-book 9 sessions and get 1 FREE. Lunch is included for the full day programme.

Kids Club is still running from 3pm until 5pm at the usual rate of 140,000rp per session, along with the package discount (book 9 sessions get 1 FREE).

Limited spaces available so book now to avoid disappointment!

See the event HERE.

The Green School

 

June 12th -16th, 2017

Day camps for ages 7-12 and overnight camps for those aged 8-12 are being offered again this year at the incredible Green School campus. Kids will exploring Bali’s rice paddies, create organic gardens and make organic chocolate harvested from the cacao trees on campus. Overnight camps include campfires and night safaris!

Get more details HERE.

Alam Atelier

July 10th – 29th, 2017 (Monday – Friday + extra Saturday sessions)

Alam Altelier in Canggu will be running a variety of activities and classes for kids from 6 months all the way up to 12 years. 

Kindermusik and BazGym will be running programmes for the first 2 weeks but for a full schedule of the 4 weeks click on the link HERE!

Bali Holiday Camps

 

Are your kids dying to get out of school but will be moaning about being bored a week into the holidays? Get them signed up to one of these incredible Bali holiday camps and save everyone’s sanity! Let them socialize, learn and get some of that holiday energy out while you work or relax.

Enjoy an Amazing Day Out with Aussie Bali Adventures Family ATV

Enjoy an Amazing Day Out with Aussie Bali Adventures Family ATV

We’ve been to Bali a few times now, and we’d never considered going on any sort of ATV tour as we’ve always had very tiny people in tow. This time however, we decided it was time for a bit of adventuring, and after running the idea past the bosses (our two daughters who are 4 and 7), we decided that the family beach tour with Aussie Bali Adventures looked like the type of fun we were looking for.

Aussie Bali Adventures Bali Kids Guide

A big bonus with this tour is that pickup and drop off is included, so we didn’t have to worry about the extra cost and hassle of arranging transport. We were picked up from just outside our villa near Ubud and driven about an hour south to the Aussie Bali Adventures base in Tabanan Regency. Once we’d signed some paperwork, had our complimentary pre-tour drink, and re-applied our sunscreen we were shown to our ATV’s. The girls were of course very pleased to have matching red ones! After a quick demo of how to turn them on and off (a sequence which I forgot every single time), we strapped on our yellow helmets, plonked our small people on the special small people seats on the back, and off we went in a little convoy in to the Bali countryside.

Aussie Bali Adventures Bali Kids Guide

If you’re worried about not being able to drive one of these things, don’t be. They’re pretty foolproof. With your thumb controlling the throttle, and no gears to change, you really just have to concentrate on steering the thing in the direction you want to go. If you’re not confident in your ability to do that 100% of the time, that’s ok too, as we had two additional guides bringing up the rear who helped us out when we were heading through any tricky spots. Our guide was also obviously very good at recognising the less confident drivers among us, and kept things pretty slow at first. This allowed us to get used to the whole concept of the thumb throttle, and gave us a chance to look at the countryside without veering off in to a ditch!

Aussie Bali Adventures Bali Kids Guide

Aussie Bali Adventures Bali Kids Guide

Seeing rice paddies from the road is one thing, but driving along the tracks that separates them literally gives you a whole different perspective. The countryside is full of sights and smells that you’d usually miss when you’re speeding past in a car, but it didn’t feel like we were intruding. The paths are used by walkers, cyclists and scooters, so the locals are used to people zipping by and often took a time out way from what they were doing to smile and wave.

Aussie Bali Adventures Bali Kids Guide

Heading out of the rice paddies, we zipped through a small village and then on to the vast black sand beach which seems to go on forever in either direction. By now we’d had time to get used to the ATV’s, and with the added space that the beach gives you, it was time to really hold on tight. Guided through the surf and around spectacular rock formations, we sped along the coast, passing fisherman mending their nets, locals swimming, strolling tourists and even a couple of cows. With a series of stops at points of interest (with a quick clamber up some cliffs and the chance get close – but not too close – to a funky smelling cave full of bats thrown in for good measure), there were plenty of opportunities to make sure we got some great photographs before we turned around to head back to base.

Aussie Bali Adventures Bali Kids Guide

Aussie Bali Adventures Bali Kids Guide

As we’d booked the afternoon tour, we started back as the sun was getting lower in the sky. We took a different route through the rice fields past women picking flowers for offerings, kids heading towards the beach with fishing poles and farmers tending to their rice fields. I don’t know if I just didn’t really take it all in on the way out as I was concentrating on not bunny-hopping my 4 year old out of her seat, but the scenery was even more amazing than before. Our guide was happy to stop whenever we wanted to take pictures, and pointed out ever increasingly beautiful views along the way. We’d been on the ATV’s for almost two hours by this point, and with some angry looking clouds on the horizon, we decided it was time to head back for some food.

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Back at base, we had a quick wipe down (you will get mucky!) and a drink before piling back in to the van and heading for our dinner by the pool at the Amarta Beach Retreat. After we’d had such a great time on the ATV’s we would honestly have been happy for a bottle of water and a sandwich, so we were very surprised when we arrived to a poolside table and a view of the coastline that would be hard to beat. Though the choices for dinner were pretty limited, the meal was delicious and was exactly what we needed, and though we could have gone swimming, it was getting late so we instead chose to dip our feet in the pleasantly warm infinity pool as we watched the sun set on a truly great family day out.

Aussie Bali Adventures Bali Kids Guide

We had an awesome time with Aussie Bali Adventures. The staff were great, the scenery was amazing and it was something that we just wouldn’t have a chance to do back at home. If you’re considering an ATV tour whilst in Bali, I’d highly recommend you try out Aussie Bali Adventures.

Aussie Bali Adventures Bali Kids Guide

For more information on this incredible tour and their other Bali adventures see Aussie Bali Adventures in our directory