Whether you live in Bali or are on holiday, these Bali Holiday Camps are fabulous options to keep your kiddos busy and happy during the school holidays. Whether your kids are super-active, creative or just want to learn some new skills, there is something for everyone.
SuperHuman Holiday Camp @ Super Hero Fitness
December 16, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Dive into a 3 week world of ninja warrior skills, urban acrobatics, stealth, parkour and freerunning, escape and chase, all safely indoors here in Bali. Learn the secrets of how to jump large gaps, run up walls, dance around bars and rails, do flips, speed past, over and through obstacles, dive roll and so much more! Develop super reflexes and unlock your hidden human powers and keep them.
The cost is 300k per day (11am-3pm) including pizza lunch.
For more info see the blog post: SuperHuman Fitness Holiday Camp
Bali Circus Holiday Camp
Bali Circus Camps are specially designed for children between 4 and 17 years old who would like to experience circus skills, acrobatics, aerial arts, dance, as well as arts & crafts. During the school holidays they will have a week full of activities from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday. The children will also practice for a show that will be performed at the end of the week for the delight of friends and family. This year there will be 4 sessions:
19th – 23rd December 2016
27th – 30th December 2016 (4 days only)
2nd – 6th January 2017
9th – 13th January 2017
Find out more about Bali Circus in our directory: Bali Circus
Green Camp at Green School Bali will be running 4 camps over the school holidays. There will be 2 family camps, which are a fantastic way to learn and bond as a family with outdoor activities and sessions on eco-living. These Bali holiday camps are 3 days and run from Dec. 9th – 11th and Dec. 27th – 29th.
In between the family camps there will be a 5 Day overnight camp (12th-16th Dec) and also a 5 day, daytime camp (19th – 23rd Dec). Kids from 7 (8 for overnight) to 12 will spend 5 amazing days learning about the world around them in the fantastic Green Camp setting.
For more info see our events page: Events
Session 1: 19th – 23rd December, 2016 & 2nd – 6th January, 2017
Well it’s that time of year again and we’re very excited to announce that Bali Gymnastics is holding another fab gym camp over the school holidays. Kids from age 5 are welcomed to have fun, get active and learn many disciplines of gymnastics, including tumbling, balance beam, acro-balance and vaulting, as well as meditation and visualisation. The camp runs from 10am until 3pm, which will definitely keep the kiddos happy and busy!!
Book at least 1 week before the camp and get a 10% Early Bird discount. You can also qualify for a 10% discount if you travel for an hour or more to get to camp (e.g Sanur, Nusa Dua, Ubud, Uluwatu) or are an overseas guest. Regular price is Rp450,000 per day or Rp1.6 million per week, including snacks and lunch.
For more info and booking details see our events listing: Bali Gymnastics Camp
26th December, 2016 – 6th January, 2017
Back again due to popular demand, The Anak Atelier’s famous Holiday Programme is on again!
Ten days of festive Fun will fill the little ones with Christmas Cheer and free up mums and dads to continue the seasonal festivities (or go surfing!). This year’s Christmas Holiday Programme is jam packed with all sorts of Christmassy activities. The lucky kiddies will enjoy making beautifully decorated thank you cards for Santa, as well as sparkly and colourful decorations for home. Christmas songs will be a plenty as well as festive cooking, storytelling, dancing and so much more!
Parents can opt for half-day mornings – 9am until 12pm, half-day afternoons – 2pm until 5pm or full days – 9am until 5pm. Places are open for children aged 18 months to 10 years old.
The daily drop in rate is Rp140,000 for half days and Rp200,000 for full days or you can choose to pre-book 9 sessions and get one session FREE.
Limited spaces are available so book now to avoid disappointment – Email [email protected] for more information or to book your slot!
Umalas Kids Club
January 2 – 13, 2017
Umalas Kids Club will be closed for Christmas but will be back in the New Year with a great Bali holiday camp for 1- 5 year olds. Activities range from arts/crafts, science, cooking, water play and exciting games.
During the 2 weeks the center will open from 8.15am to 4pm with half and full day programmes:
• Half day 9am-12pm: Rp150,000
• Full day 9am-3pm: Rp250,000
10% discount applies for the whole two week pass
Morning and afternoon snack and materials are included in the price but lunch will be an additional Rp35,000 per day and babysitting between 3 and 4pm is Rp50,000.
As space is very limited, advanced reservation is necessary. To book please email [email protected] or see our event listing for further details: Umalas Kids Club Holiday Camp
Alam Kidz Holiday Program
December 26 – January 26, 2017 (excluding Saturday & Sunday), 9am-12pm
Alam Kidz has designed a holiday program for boys and girls from 2.5 – 9 yo to express their creativity, learn new skills and have tons of fun. They’ll be learning Balinese dance, making arts and crafts, practicing yoga and even cooking traditional Balinese snacks.
Pay Rp1,200,000 for 10 sessions or pay a daily drop-in price of Rp140,000 per child.
For more details on daily schedules see this camp in our events calendar: Alam Kidz Holiday Program
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My family took our first trip to Bali when I was 13 years old. My husband and I got married in Bali in 2011, with 100 of our closest family and friends joining us for a week of celebrations. When our first son, Mason, was born in 2014, we didn’t think twice about booking our holiday and went to Bali twice that year. But in March 2016, we ventured to Bali for the first time as a family of 5. Mason was not quite 2 and Brodie and Tyler were 5 months old. I know a lot of people thought that we were crazy, but I preferred to think of us as adventurous! The challenges of travelling with such a young family definitely comes with some nerves and uncertainty. This made me realise that for people who aren’t as familiar with Bali, the thought of taking young children could be daunting. As a Psychologist and a Mum, I am here to tell you, that I strongly believe that the benefits definitely outweigh the challenges, for EVERYONE! Here’s my take on why…
A Well Deserved Break – For Everyone
We all know that parenting is tough, not just for me staying at home with the boys, but also for my husband. He walks in the door from work and starts helping with the dinner, bath, play, bottle, bed routine. The boys can also get stuck in a mundane routine, especially during the colder months. Taking a trip to Bali allows us to remove ourselves from the day-to-day chores – no work, washing dishes, washing and drying clothes, cleaning, etc. We can spend quality time as a family, relaxing in the sun, enjoying warm weather, great company and endless entertainment. I know a lot of people find the idea of a nanny or babysitter a little scary and despite my love of Bali, it did make me a little nervous at first. I have always found the Balinese people to be the most beautiful souls; caring, genuine, honest and attentive, yet I was hesitant at first to leave a ‘stranger’ with my boys. I quickly overcame these feelings and this was how: During our trip in 2014, with only Mason, we stayed in a Villa and got to know the lady who cooked our breakfast and cleaned the villa. She was so wonderful with Mason and would always play with him while we were having breakfast. After the first couple of days, we asked her if she would be willing to stay a couple of hours extra (she finished at 2pm) to look after Mason for us and she was very excited by this opportunity. The first day, she looked after him for a couple of hours while we were in the villa. It gave us an opportunity to relax by the pool, yet still be close by. Watching her sing songs to him in the shade and keep him happily entertained before putting him to sleep gave me a lot of comfort and we would then be at ease, heading out for a lunch or a date-night, knowing that he was in good hands. I now do this every time. We talk to the staff (at a villa or a resort) and find someone that we are comfortable with. We then ask them to do some babysitting, initially with us there too and then, when we feel confident and the boys seem at ease with them, we venture out. In our most recent trip with all 3 boys, we would get a nanny (or sometimes 2 – at $4 – $5 per hour, why not?) to stay with us for a couple of hours during the day. This gave us help to feed and change nappies and meant that we could jump in the pool with Mason or take Brodie or Tyler for a swim, without leaving someone alone! We also found that due to the time difference (we’re from Melbourne), the twins were going to sleep for the night at 5pm and sleeping through to 5am. We would get the babysitter to arrive at 5:30 on most nights, so that they were sound asleep and we would go out with Mason for an early dinner. We would usually have an early night, in preparation for our 5:30am wake-up call (from the twins). After giving them a bottle, we would take the boys for a walk on the beach – twins in the baby carriers, and a play in the sand, before heading back to breakfast at 7am.
Exposing Children to a Different Way of Life
Yes, Bali is a 3rd world country. There is a lot of poverty, broken roads and foot paths and adults and young children asking for money along the streets. Obviously our boys are too young to grasp these concepts, but interestingly, as Mason walked down the street holding my hand, he waved and said “Hi” to the young children who ran over to sell us some bracelets they had made. It made me realise how innocent and non judgemental children are. I want my boys to know that everyone lives differently, that they should be grateful for what they have but also learn from the Balinese way of life because they are some of the happiest people despite having so little. As the boys get older, I would like to introduce a ‘cultural experience’ to every trip to Bali. Whether this is taking educational toys to the local orphanage or going to the local supermarket to do a big grocery shop for a family of someone that we befriend. Talking to the locals, from staff at the villa/resort, taxi drivers, market stall owners, etc, you hear lots of really interesting stories if you take the time to chat.
Endless Options at Affordable Prices
As a family of 5, we are on a reduced income because we agreed early on, that I would stay at home with the boys. Having said that, we also both agree that it is important for us to prioritise a family holiday, it gives us something to look forward to, the opportunity to take a break and to spend quality time together, making memories that will last a lifetime! One of the things we love most about holidaying in Bali, is that there is so much variety and endless options. We love that the restaurants and cafes are of a Melbourne standard, with a casual dinner option where 2 adults could eat (and drink) for $20 in a nice cafe style restaurant to a beautiful dinner of the highest standard – the equivalent of a high-end Melbourne restaurant, that might cost us $70 for food and drinks. Then there’s the endless accommodation options, day spas ($8 – $20 for a 60 minute massage, depending on the quality of the place), supermarkets and convenience stores where you can get all the snacks, fruit, drinks, toiletries and anything that you may need!
Reconnecting with Your Partner on a Trip to Bali
There is no doubt that the arrival of children (especially when 2 & 3 arrived for us at once) has changed our relationship. Marty and I have less time together and even though we have the most supportive extended family, who are always willing to babysit so that we can fit-in a date-night, there is nothing quite like a holiday to reconnect. We always try to have at least 1-2 date nights during a trip to Bali. Even if this means a late dinner once all the boys are in bed, followed by a massage, there is something about being away from our day-to-day routines and in a relaxed environment that is so much more special. All of these reasons, are why, for our little family, Bali is a home away from home. It is somewhere where we can instantly relax and unwind, reconnect with each other, learn from the locals and remind ourselves of how grateful we are for the life and opportunities that we have.
Giuliett is a mum to 3 little boys and has been travelling to Bali for years. She has recently started a fantastic blog about her life as a Mum and a Psychologist – morepleasemum.com.