Best Family Activities in Bali
Beautiful balmy weather, delicious food, cultural delights and fuss-free attractions – it’s no wonder Bali is a popular choice for family holidays. Whether you’re ticking this destination off your long-awaited bucket list, or a return visitor looking to create more memories with your family, there’s no shortage of things to do to keep your whole clan entertained. From toddlers to teens, here’s our top picks for best family activities in Bali that the whole family can enjoy.
Get crafty with a kite-making lesson
If you’ve been to Bali before, chances are you’ve seen colourful kites bobbing above a rice field. Kite flying is a big part of Balinese culture, with each kite representing a different creature and meaning. In this lesson, you’ll not only hand-craft your own kite, but have a chance to learn more about Balinese culture and the meaning behind these colourful flying creatures. The best part? Testing out your kite’s abilities with fellow kite-makers, amongst the beautiful rice paddies, what a best family activities in Bali.
Find your rhythm with a Balinese dance class
Watching a Balinese dance performance is great; learning how to do it yourself is even better! No matter your abilities, our Balinese dance class is the perfect experience to get your body moving. With a traditional sarong provided, you’ll dance alongside our instructor to the beautiful sounds of gamelan music, learning the basic moves and gestures of Balinese dance and the stories they tell, every dance has a fairytale-esque story behind it. The perfect fuss-free activity to keep the whole family captivated and to have some laughs along the way. This will be your best family activities in Bali.
Learn how to make a Balinese ‘Offering’
It’s impossible to walk through the streets of Bali without noticing the colorful offerings on display outside temples, houses and businesses. These offerings, called canang, are crafted arrangements made of natural materials like flowers, fruit and leaves, varying from simple baskets to intricate creations. They contain offerings for the Hindu Deities prayed to each day. In this class, you’ll learn more about Balinese Hinduism and learn how to use coconut leaves to weave several different traditional offering designs. Once happy with your design, you can put on a sarong and make your offering to the Gods at our Viceroy Bail family temple. We guarantee this will be your best family activities in Bali.
Get up close and personal with majestic Sumatran elephants
Calling all animal lovers – the Elephant Safari Park is a beautiful sanctuary bound to provide a memorable excursion for your entourage, young or old. Learn more about these gentle giants at this lush tropical setting with Bali’s largest herd of Sumatran elephants. A true interactive experience, guests can choose to observe, feed, and even wash these beautiful elephants under the watchful eye of sanctuary staff, with plenty of photo opportunities available. An intimate experience not to be missed, your family won’t forget this day in a hurry.
Dial up the fun on a white water rafting adventure Satisfying your thrill-seeking desires on one of Bali’s top rated activities – white water rafting. The perfect mix of exhilarating and scenic, this is an unmissable adventure activity for outdoor lovers – particularly to cool off on a hot day. Worried about safety and suitability for the family? Fear not, children and families welcome, you’ll be directed by a highly experienced adventure guide known for their safety and quality, meaning you can relax and enjoy the trip down river.
See the sights via horseback
Give your feet a rest and enjoy a unique scenic horseback ride along the beach or in the mountains. No previous riding experience necessary, this kid-friendly expedition will give you a different view of Bali from atop tame and friendly horses. Choose your adventure from cruising along the beach with a warm sea breeze, to passing through tropical fruit plantations, or getting a closer look at the local ‘jukung’ traditional fishing boats. This off-road experience is a fuss-free way to get the family outdoors to experience Bali’s picturesque scenery.
Relax and unwind at our Vice Regal Villa
For the perfect end to a busy day (or for days when you don’t want to do anything apart from relax), nothing can beat our family-friendly villas. The newest villa in the Viceroy collection, the Vice Regal contains everything required for non-stop relaxation. Options of one or two bedrooms and stunning living areas make this the ultimate home away from home, with plenty of space for you to unwind and keep an eye on the kids at the same time. The mezzanine bedroom can be easily configured to suit your sleeping arrangements, making this the perfect villa to enjoy some quality family time. Don’t want to leave the house? With a private heated outdoor pool, spacious deck overlooking the stunning jungle view, and delicious food options available 24 hours a day, you won’t feel guilty about staying in. The Vice Regal Villa is the ultimate family luxury getaway, and we look forward to hosting you on your next family retreat.