Monkey in Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud

The Island of the Gods, famous for its friendly hospitality, intricate religious architecture and sprawling resorts, is a hotspot for Aussie families looking for an international holiday not far from home. With an overwhelming amount of exciting activities, it can be hard to choose which are most fun and child-friendly. Thanks to the help from Skyscanner, we’ve narrowed down the list to these top five.

1. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

Ubud is renowned for its access to nature, including this sanctuary that houses hundreds of macaque monkeys! Watch these creatures in their natural habitat, which also happens to be the home to sacred mid-14th century temples. Pro-tip: remember that these monkeys are fearless and will approach you!


2. Bali Butterfly Park

Another site of animal wonders, the Bali Butterfly Park is small but mighty. Located in Tanah Lot, this is the home of hundreds of butterflies and insects. Children will be mesmerised by the colours and patterns of these magnificent creatures as they learn about the butterfly life cycle and more.

3. The Pirates Bay Bali

Ahoy, families! A secret pirate hideaway is tucked away along a beach in Nusa Dua. In essence, it’s a cafe and restaurant - but there’s so much for young ones to enjoy: join a treasure hunt, climb in the treehouses, and - of course - explore The Pirates Ship.

4. The Organic Farm Bali

A day trip to Tabanan offers the entire family a rare opportunity to meet local children, see traditional Balinese farming techniques, feed animals, and explore the countryside. Not only is this a special way to find a connection between people and food, it teaches children about humanity and how we are all so similar, even if we live in different countries!

5. Waterbom Bali

It wouldn’t be a trip to Bali without a day to splash about in the water! Take a break from the pools of your resort to visit one of Asia’s best water parks, Waterbom Bali in Kuta. Even teens, and parents will get the chance to find some thrills on Flowrider and extreme waterslides like the Smashdown 2.0 and Boomerang.