Holidays are chock-full of fun but it doesn’t always need to be all play. You can always look at planning some activities for your kids that involve a learning aspect – whether it’s learning about a new culture, or learning a new skill. We’ve got some places in Bali where you and your kids will have a fun time while on a holiday!
Learn something from the Balinese tradition at Pondok Pekak Library
Pondok Pekak Library is an eclectic library that offers more than books. As a small local library and community centre, it offers a range of classes centred on Balinese tradition, from Balinese dance, Gamelan, wood, or fruit carving to silver jewellery making. Just a 5-minute walk from the Ubud market, parents can drop their kids off for a class and head off for a coffee, or opt to join them for a lesson themselves. It is definitely a part of their holiday they will remember, where kids can have a fun time learning to make something special to bring home (perhaps not the fruit carving) while expanding their knowledge about the Balinese culture.
Art Classes at Berawa Art House
This light-filled art studio overlooks the rice field and is an amazing place to spend the day with your kids. If they are into art, then you definitely can’t miss going to Berawa Art House. With a wide range of classes catered for different age groups ranging from watercolours, graphite drawings, acrylics class, and collage, their classes take no more than 8 students each so that the kids can have a more intimate learning session. If you’re looking to take a slow day while on vacation, consider taking a one-off workshop at Berawa Art House.
*Prior booking required.
Learn about Turtle Conservation
Visit the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Centre and engage your kids in an environmental educational experience where they are able to learn more about the work done to protect these marine creatures. With increased tourism and overcrowding of the beaches where the turtle eggs are laid, the eggs laid are transported to a protected hatchery to increase hatching and release rates. During the hatching season between April and October, take part in the release of baby turtles into the sea in the late afternoon – it’s a memorable activity that the kids will remember!
Be immersed in the culture of Indonesia watching the Devdan Show [Temporarily closed]
The Devdan Show is a performance à la Cirque du Soleil and the rich culture of Indonesia told through dance with an injection of modernity and contemporary elements. Be mesmerised by the intricate dance performed by dancers, coupled with world-class stage effects like flame bursts and torrential rain, and beautifully choreographed acrobatic aerial acts, that will keep you immersed in the stories told. This 90-minute show is great for all ages and will bring you on a journey through Bali, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and Papua, giving you a short visual treat on the different regions of Indonesia.
Develop a sense of sustainable living at Green Camp
Living the city life and wanting to expose yourselves and your kid to develop a stronger sense of how to live a more sustainable life? Then you should consider enrolling for the Green Camp. An extension of The Green School Bali, they offer immersive adventures in nature to bring your kid outside their daily lives and into nature in their experiential programs that will challenge them in fun ways to live in a more sustainable way. Whether a day came or a week-long programme for older kids, their camps will leave your kids wanting to go back for more.
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