What makes Bali so stunningly green and beautiful? Well, it is because the island gets nourished with lots of rain for 6 months every year, making it the paradise-like, lush green tropical island as we know it. Bali’s rainy season lasts from October to March. Something to worry about? Not at all! Heavy rainstorms don’t last very long most of the time. What to do on days that it does keep on raining? Actually, there are many fun indoor activities for kids to do during the rainy season in Bali, keeping them happy as ever. We’ve made an overview:
When it’s raining cats and dogs outside, kids can still run, jump, climb and dance around safely inside one of Bali’s indoor playgrounds. Slides, swings, trampolines and a stack of toys will keep the kids entertained for hours. We made an overview of some great indoor playgrounds around Bali island. Don’t forget to bring a pair of socks!
- Peekaboo – Indoor playground in Sanur. Open daily from 9am – 6pm IDR 95.000/child (including free entry for 1 adult) Fee for an additional adult is IDR 25.000.
- Kids World – Indoor inflatable playground & waterpark located in Ubud. Open Mon-Thu 10.30am – 6pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 7pm, Sunday 9.30am – 7pm. Admission fee: USD 7,50 p.p.
- Bumble Bee – Indoor playground in Uluwatu. Open daily 10am – 6pm. IDR 65.000 for 4 hours/Kid + 1 Adult
- Hide n’ Seek – Indoor playground in Seminyak, Open: Mon – Tue 09:30am – 6pm & Wed – Sun 09:30am – 8pm
- Miniapolis Bali – Nature-themed indoor playground in the Beachwalk Mall Kuta. Open daily 10am – 10pm Entrance fee: IDR 85.000
- Istana Anak Anak – Indoor play center in Denpasar. Open Tue to Fri 10am – 8pm and Saturday & Sunday 9am – 6pm. Admission fee IDR 35.000/kid and IDR 5.000/adult
Well, this is not really an indoor activity but it sure makes a great fun day out in the rain! Who minds the rain when splashing around in the water anyway? All waterparks have showers and restaurants where you can sit high and dry out the rain when you want to take a break from all the swimming and sliding. Here is an overview of waterparks around Bali:
- Waterbom – Kuta, open Daily : 9am – 6pm, admission: Adults IDR 520.000 Children IDR 370.000
- Splash – Canggu, open daily 9am – 6pm, admission: Adults IDR 300.000 Kids IDR 180.000
- Circus waterpark – Kuta, open daily 9am – 6pm, admission: Adults IDR 230.000 Kids IDR 150.000
- Taman Segara Madu – Canggu, open Mon – Fri 7am – 6.30pm & Satu -Sun 7am – 7.30 Admission: Adults: IDR 40.000 Kids IDR 30.000
- Kids World inflatable playground & waterpark in Ubud. Open daily Monday-Thursday 10.30am – 6pm, Friday & Saturday 10.00am – 07.00, Sunday 9.30am – 7pm. Admission fee: USD7,50 p.p.
Cubby House Kids Club
Located in the Canggu Club, kids are in for a full day of fun and learning in a playful way. Cubby House Kids Club is open for kids from 2 to 12 years old. Parents can enjoy some quality time together while the kids are entertained for hours, out the rain. There are lots of toys and activities offered. For the really small ones, there are toys, books, soft tunnels and more to play with under the supervision of the staff. For the older kids, there are game consoles, computers, movies, dress ups and art & crafts equipment.
Are the kids not too enthusiastic about going to a museum? This will change their minds! Life-size 3D murals, hand-painted by renowned Korean illusion artists in the Dream Museum Zone. Or, how about stepping in a museum where the world is upside down? It’s all possible! It is thrilling, magical, fun experience and even a bit scary at times when you encounter sharks, giants, and dinosaurs. Be sure to take your camera with you!
- DMZ, Legian, Open daily 9am-10pm Admission IDR 110.000 p.p.
- Upside Down World Indonesia, Denpasar. Open daily 9am-9pm Admission IDR 100.000/Adults & IDR 50.000/Kids
Bali Creative Reuse Center Ubud
Reuse is a great creative learning center located in Ubud. A place where parents and kids can spend a wonderful day out the rain, hand-crafting things out of recycled waste materials. It is fun, interesting and a great support to planet earth. There are monthly art workshops by local artists, weekly drop-in sessions, and every Sunday between 12-4pm there is a special recycled arts and craft session. Drop in fee IDR 50.000, 1-month membership IDR 200.000, 1 month unlimited IDR 350.000.
Popcorn time @ the cinema in Bali
You cannot go wrong with a trip to the cinema. Get your popcorn & coke and let yourself get entertained for a good 2 hours or so in one of Bali’s cinema’s while the rain keeps pouring outside on the island. If you are staying in Seminyak villas, there are more than one cinema’s to be found, including a 3D cinema in the Lippo Mall, Kuta. Here is the complete overview:
- XXI Beachwalk Kuta, Admission: weekdays IDR 50.000, weekends IDR 75.000
- Cinemaxx Lippo Mall Kuta, Admission: weekdays IDR 50.000, weekends IDR 75.000. Add IDR 5.000 for 3D movies
- XXI Galeria Mall Kuta, Admission: weekdays IDR 50.000, weekends IDR 75.000
- XXI Park 23 Kuta, Admission: weekdays IDR 40.000 and weekends IDR 65.000
- Paradiso Ubud – Organic Vegan Cinema. Showing a kids movie daily at 5pm. Admission IDR 50.000 but you will get an IDR 50.000 discount voucher for food.
A visit to one of Bali’s pampering spa’s for a traditional Balinese massage, body scrub, flower bath and pedicure makes the perfect day out of the rain. Why not make it a ‘family spa day’ where moms and daughters or fathers and sons enjoy a traditional spa package together. The boys can go for a reflexology massage while the girls get pretty nail polish on and the whole family goes back to the private villa relaxed and happy. Some spa’s offer special family packages:
- Karma Spa – Jimbaran. Family friendly with ice cream foot scrubs and mini manicures
- Jiwa – Nusa Dua. Mom/Dad & me packages. Also specialized in massages for small kids and packages for teens
- Glo Day Spa – Seminyak & Sanur. Mini-me manicures & pedicures. They even organize Princess beauty parties.
- Roi & Reine – Denpasar. First spa for babies, kids, teens and moms to be. They give hydrotherapy massages and use organic products only.
Balinese Cooking Class
Why not get to know the secrets of Balinese cuisine. A great learning experience for both kids and parents and a perfectly good rainy day activity. This way you actually get to take a little bit of Bali back home with.
- Lobong Bali Cooking – Ubud. Starts at 8am, IDR 370.000 p.p.
- Nia Cooking Class – Seminyak, IDR 870.000
- Bamboo Shoots Bali – Sanur, 7am – 1pm IDR 450 p.p.
- Green Kitchen Cooking School – Sidemen, Regular course IDR 350.000 regular and vegetarian IDR 300.000. Natural organic ingredients and family discounts (minimum 4 people).
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