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The Best Things To Do In Bali With Older Kids

Bali isn’t just a postcard-perfect destination; it’s a playground for the young and young at heart, especially for families with teens eager for a bit of adventure. Picture your older kids mastering the waves on a surfboard, the whole family zipping through lush trails on ATVs, or snorkelling together among the dazzling coral reefs.  

If you’re up for a thrill, white-water rafting on Bali’s rivers offers an exhilarating family bonding experience. And when it’s time to slow down, you can meander through vibrant markets or unwind at one of the island’s many cozy eateries. In Bali, every day is a new opportunity for discovery and delight. 

At Bali Family Villas, we understand that families with older children need a mix of thrill and relaxation. That’s why we offer private villas that are the perfect base for your family’s Bali adventure, complete with a variety of activity options to make every day an unforgettable experience. 

Seminyak: A Blend of Surf, Culture, and Fun 

Surfing and Beach Activities Paddle

Exploring Seminyak is a hub for water sports enthusiasts. With renowned surf schools like Santai Surf, Rip Curl, and Quicksilver, families can bond over the thrill of riding the waves together. For those seeking more aquatic adventures, we can arrange snorkelling trips and white-water rafting excursions that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. 

Balinese Performances at The Oberoi Traditional Bali Dance

Delve into the heart of Balinese tradition with captivating dance performances at The Oberoi Hotel’s stone amphitheater. These events are a window into the island’s rich heritage and are a must-see for first-time visitors. 

Mrs Sippy Pool Club Mrs Sippy

Enjoy family-friendly fun at Mrs Sippy Pool Club with its expansive saltwater pool and playground, perfect for a morning splash and lunch. Check their website for events and note an entrance fee of around $10. 

Shooters Jenga

For a quirky twist on family fun, head to Shooters on Jalan Petitenget to enjoy fun with family in Seminyak. This unique venue features a mini-golf course, basketball hoops, axe throwing, giant Jenga, ping pong, and more, all wrapped up in a festive fairground theme. It’s an activity hub that kids and adults alike will enjoy, complemented by a selection of casual eats and drinks. 

Indoor Fun at Tilo Kids ClubIndoor Activities

Tilo Kids Club offers a modern playroom equipped with a PS3 and Wii, perfect for older kids to enjoy some downtime. 

Culinary Adventures 

At Nia Café, older kids can dive into Balinese cooking classes, a hands-on way to engage with Bali’s culinary traditions. 

Outer Seminyak: Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures  

Amplitude Skate and Bike Park Skate park

For a land-based adventure, Amplitude Skate and Bike Park offers skateboarding and BMX fun, with equipment available for hire. 

Sports and Recreation tennis

Engage in some friendly tennis competitions at Liga Tennis, with quality courts and equipment hire available. 

Gelato Treats gelato

After a day full of activities, unwind at Vilo Gelato Umalas with a variety of gelato flavours in a setting that’s perfect for families. 

Canggu: The Ultimate Playground for Families 

Finns Recreation Club water park

Finns Recreation Club is our top recommendation for families with older kids. It’s a comprehensive entertainment complex featuring a fitness center, tennis courts, and a water park. Splash Water Park and Bounce Bali’s trampoline center offer endless fun for the energetic youth. 

Beach Clubs and Surfing 

SurfCanggu’s beaches are perfect for older kids to either learn surfing or hone their skills, with schools like Indasurf, Silver Surf, and Bali Local Surf School ready to teach them the ropes. 

Creative Outlets Shopping

Berawa Art House offers creative workshops, while the shopping scene in Canggu provides a plethora of keepsakes and fashion finds. 

Made’s Warung Café & Outdoor Playground culinary

Enjoy a mix of dining and play at Made’s Warung Café, where a playground awaits older kids while the family enjoys a meal. 

Discovering Bali: A Family Adventure Awaits 

For those wondering what to do in Bali for the first time with older kids, look no further. Bali Family Villas offers a plethora of options for adventure activities, shopping, and dining. We recommend at least a week to soak in the top things to see in Bali, though two weeks allows for a more leisurely pace to explore the best places to visit in Bali.  

And yes, Bali is absolutely worth visiting with kids, offering a variety of activities that cater to their adventurous spirits. The best months for a family trip are during the dry season from April to September when the weather is perfect for both land and water-based activities. 

Embrace the Bali Adventure with Bali Family Villas

Bali family villas

Bali is an experience waiting to be discovered, especially for families with older kids seeking the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. At Bali Family Villas, we do more than provide a place to stay; we offer a home where families can bond and explore Bali’s wonders at their own pace. Our villas are designed with family needs in mind, offering comfort, luxury, and the convenience of arranging the must-do activities in Bali right from your doorstep. 

A Call to AdventureFamily Vacation

Are you ready to embark on a holiday filled with cherished memories? To explore the vibrant streets of Seminyak, the adventurous parks of Outer Seminyak, and the playful shores of Canggu?  

Contact Bali Family Villas today to find your perfect family villa and let the adventure begin. Your story in Bali is just a click away, and we’re excited to help you write it. Book your villa now and step into the holiday you and your family deserve. 

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