Wearing so many titles, it is not surprising that Seminyak is often overlooked when planning a trip to Bali with kids. Indeed, being the centre of the sophisticated partying, shopping and dining scene, travellers may not know that Seminyak is also an excellent option for holidaying with children, and here is why Seminyak is an excellent option for holidaying with kids.
1. A Special Getaway for the Whole Family – Waterbom Park
Arguably considered No 1 waterpark in Asia, Waterbom Park spans whopping 3.8 hectares of landscaped gardens and offers an unforgettable experience for both adults and kids alike. Embracing numerous rides ranging from mellow to extreme, plenty of relaxing spots including shaded gazebos, swim-up bars and chilled out eateries, and, of course, expansive kid’s area, the waterpark is designed to deliver a memorable getaway on your sun-filled holiday.
Image Credit: Waterbom Park | Kuta, Bali
2. Dream Museum Zone – 3D Trick-Eye Art Museum
The Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) is a unique and interactive art gallery comprising over 120 scenes of 3D art inviting guests to experience various “realities” and travel from the Egyptian pyramids to the underwater world. Allowing guests to make glorious images and selfies, the museum is a cool activity for the whole family. Extending three floors, there are hundreds of unique artworks divided into 14 different categories, so leave at least 3 hours for visiting the gallery.
Image Credit: Dream Museum Zone | Seminyak, Bali
3. Surf’s Up – Learn to Surf
There are, probably, a dozen of surf schools in Seminyak and hundreds of beach surfboard rentals along Double Six beach offering private or group surfing lessons. Known as one of the most sought-after surfing destinations, Bali attracts surfers of all abilities and ages to ride that famous wave. And there is no better place to learn surfing than a beginner-friendly Seminyak beach, so pick up your surf school or an individual instructor and join the surfing community!
4. Escape Rooms Bali
Trendy and exciting, the Escape Rooms have popped up around Bali island, and now you can opt among a few of franchising and local spots in Seminyak as well. Within a given time, your team has to escape the room using any available elements, finding clues and solving a series of puzzles. Among the best known is the Totem Room Escape Challenge suitable for all ages and catering to up to 8 persons at a time.
Image Credit: Totem Escape Room | Seminyak, Bali
5. Upside Down World – Trick-Eye House in Bali
If the bad weather on the island caught you off guard, head to the Upside Down World. Adding to the indoor fun activities options, the fun playground is designed to deliver the unique experience for kids and their parents offering several well-designed rooms with the décor and furniture placed deliberately the wrong way up. Prepare your cameras as you will definitely shoot many cool pictures in the surreal world.
Image Credit: Upside Down World | Seminyak, Bali
6. Throw the Mermaid Party with Putri Siren
Tailor-made for little girls dreaming about a mermaid tail of her very own, Putri Siren offers unique swimmable mermaid tails that can be either bought or rented. Otherwise, let the mermaid-masters organise the cool pool party at your private villa or in any other public swimming pool! Along with tails, little girls are also offered a set of bikinis, to evoke the inner Ariel to experience the full range of aquatic joys of life as a mermaid.
Image Credit: Putri Siren | Seminyak, Bali
7. Cooking Classes
There are tens of cooking classes around Seminyak, so you might want to opt the one that best suits your schedule/taste/budget. The cooking lessons generally follow a similar pattern: in the morning participants meet at the spot and then head all together to the local market to choose the fresh produce. After cooking the dishes, the best part of the lesson begins: you are welcomed to celebrate and savour what you or your little one has just produced!
8. Ku De Ta Family Sundays
Not only parents but also kids now can enjoy the full range of activities, Ku De Ta has to offer on Sunday. From 9 am till 12 pm children are welcomed to swim in the pool, get their faces painted, jump on the trampolines and participate in some fun arts and crafts while their parents can have a cocktail or three and savour the brunch menu. There is also an elaborated kid’s menu on Sundays as well.
Image Credit: Ku De Ta | Seminyak, Bali
9. Frankenstein’s Laboratory
The only Halloween-themed restaurant in Bali, Frankenstein’s Laboratory is located right in the heart of Seminyak and offers family-friendly sessions with zombies, vampires and monsters held every day from 4.30 till 8.15 pm. The venue caters to teenagers and their parents rather than kids, as it may prove scary for little ones. If you are looking for some unusual dinner come and enjoy the live music, creepy cocktails and monster bites together with your teens.
Image Credit: Frankenstain’s Laboratory | Seminyak, Bali
10. Watch the Latest Movie
Adding to the indoor leisure, the movie night might be an excellent option if you are travelling to Bali during the rainy season. Moreover, cinemas in Bali offer a fantastic value for money providing comfy lounge chairs and catering service throughout the film. You can enjoy the latest blockbuster and pay half of you will usually spend back home, or choose a private villa with a very own state-of-the-art cinema room tailor-made for movie marathons.
11. Spa for the Whole Family
Bali strikes an incredible number of spas, with perhaps, half of those located in Seminyak. Opt among dozens of spas offering family-friendly spa treatments, child massages and other kid-friendly treatments. At Jari Menari, for example, you can even book the entire room to enjoy the heavenly massage with the whole family in total privacy.
From soothing spas to exciting surfing session to unforgettable mermaid-themed parties right in your own private villa, there are countless activities you and your kids can do together. So, if you haven’t been to Bali with your mini-me yet, it’s time to pack the luggage and book the tickets – the Island of Fun awaits!