Waterbom Park – wet and wild fun
Happy kids mean happy parents and with dozens of waterslides and rides set in lush tropical gardens, kids will have a great day splashing around at Waterbom. The little ones won’t be able to get enough of the fully supervised Funtastic Zone – a child’s safe aquatic play area with slides, rides and water cannons. While bigger kids looking for more advanced thrills will be satiated with some serious adrenalin-inducing rides with fitting names such as Climax, Fast ‘n’Fierce and Smashdown (fancy being shot down a tube by a 2.5g force?) The kids will be having so much fun you might have trouble dragging them away, but there’s actually plenty to do for the whole family, including gentler options like floating in tubes down the Lazy River, sidling up to the sunken pool bar for a pina colada, or treating your feet to reflexology, fish spa therapy or a pedicure at the onsite spa. An assortment of restaurants, cafes and a food court give plenty of options for replenishment.
Book with My Villa Holiday and we can have your tickets ready and waiting at your villa. Go to the MVH Waterbom page
Jalan Kartika, Tuban (map location)
Elephant Safari Park
Acclaimed as one of the world’s best, this award-winning park comes with a remarkable story. Many of the park’s elephants were rescued from dire conditions in Sumatra and brought to live in a veritable elephant oasis deep in the ancient forests of Taro, in Bali’s hinterland. The ‘Operation Jumbo’ documentary captures the rescue and can be purchased on DVD. It makes compelling watching.
Hand feed the elephants, join an elephant trek through the forest, catch a talent show and watch the gentle giants as they joyfully bathe in the lake. The museum is fascinating and you can also enjoy excellent food in the tropical restaurant. If you are staying in Ubud, think about rising early to beat the crowds, and sign up for the ‘Bathe and Breakfast with the Elephants’ package, it’s an experience you will never forget.
Taro, Central Bali (map Location)
Prepare to get splattered as you head into the battle fields dressed in camouflage and helmet, armed with an arsenal of colours. A favourite with the young and the young at heart, Bali has some great paintball set-ups including battlefields, trenches, mock houses and forest. Various packages are available, including lunch and transfers. Some operators also add on adventure activities, such as ATV (quad bike) rides. Children aged 5 and up can ride with a parent or guardian through rainforest, across creeks and farm land – an exciting way to explore Bali’s great outdoors.
Wake Bali Adventure Keramas (location map)
Bali Paint Ball Jimbaran (location map)
Bali Paint Ball Arena Ungasan Bukit Peninsula (location map)
Paint Ball Bali Pertiwi Pertiwi (location map)
Bali Marine Safari Park
Jump on the safari bus and take a tour through Bali Marine Safari Park where meer cats play, tigers wander, giraffes roam and crocodiles wallow in the mud. Located in 40 hectares of pristine forest, the park is home to 60 species of animals and you will also spot orangutans, monkeys and hippos. Cultural performances include the epic ‘Bali Agung – The legend of the Balinese Goddesses’, with a massive cast of characters made up of people, puppets and animals. Dining at the magnificent African-inspired Tsavo restaurant is also a must. One of the most unique dining experiences in Bali, only glass windows separate diners from a pride of lions that live amidst the boulders. Or, you could do the night safari and really come face to face with tigers…
To take your family on a safari they’ll never forget make a booking enquiry with the My Villa Holiday contact form, email us at [email protected] or call +62 (0) 361 283908 and be prepared an experience of a lifetime.
Gianyar (location map)
Bali Treetop Adventure Park
A favourite with the kids, and with good reason this well set up adventure park is set in beautiful botanical gardens in the picturesque mountain top town of Bedugul. 12 flying fox circuits run up to 160mt long and you can swing through the trees on ropes, wobble across suspended bridges and throw yourself into spider nets. Adventure circuits are graded according to age and fitness, with everything from mini flying foxes for the little kiddies on the Yellow Squirrel Circuit, to flying swings, climbing wall, monkey rope and tarzan flying fox on the Adrenaline Black Circuit. Safety is paramount, with European safety equipment provided and patrol guides situated along the circuits. The park is very popular and gets super busy, so arrive early if you can and consider treating the family to a VIP trip that includes private transportation, buffet lunch, temple visit and a stop at Munduk waterfall.
Bedugul (map location)
Bali Bird Park
Dedicated to winged creatures, this fascinating park is home to the biggest collection of Indonesian birds in the world, as well as African, Australian and South American varieties. Displays include the rhinoceros hornbill – who really does have a head shaped like a rhino. Many of the birds ramble freely, including some cheeky macaws and you will also spot flamingos and pelicans by the lake. Wander through the misty Papuan rainforest, a giant aviary filled with the sight and sound of some of the most exotic birds in the archipelago. Make sure to catch ‘Basic Instinct, the Bird of Prey Show,’ where falcons, eagles, owls and kites put on an impressive air show. As well as being a highly interactive tourist attraction, Bali Bird Park operates a conservation and breeding program – and is now home to 50 Bali Starlings – a critically endangered native Balinese bird.
Batubulan, Gianyar (map location)
Article by Alison Bone