August 14, 2019


Tony Raka Gallery and Art Lounge in Mas offers an ongoing series of monthly art activities on Sundays for kids. Children get to join real, working artists — hands-on — to make their own memorable piece of art and have fun in the process. Past classes have featured slime making and creating robots from recycled materials. Classes cost 200,000-250,000, which includes materials and a special kid meal afterwards. The Tony Raka Gallery is located at Jl. Raya Mas No. 86, Mas, Ubud. Contact them on +62 0361 7816785 or email info@tonyrakaartgallery.com for information on upcoming classes. Bookings are essential.

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If your kids are into ballet, or would like to try a class, then check out Embodied Arts Bali in Seminyak. They are running classes from 5 August to 20 December. You can either purchase a 10-class pass for IDR 1.2 juta or pay the drop-in rate of IDR150k for ex-pats and IDR 100k for locals. Classes runs from 1 – 2 hours and range from 3 different levels of Kids Ballet, special teen classes to adult classes for beginners and intermediate dancers.

Embodied Arts Bali is located at Jalan Kayu Aya, House 2000 in Seminyak. You can call them on 0813 3744 3059, email embodiedartsseminyak@gmail.com or look for the Embodied Arts Page (@EmbodiedArtsBali) on Facebook.

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Parklife Bali is a new play park for children in Canggu. The park offers different areas and activities for different age groups:
• The Madhouse is an indoor play area with a “monster”
climbing structure, a bouncing zone with inflatables,
ride-on toys and other games for kids under 12.
• The Rainbow Room is for toddlers and offers role-playing games and a play platform.
• The Kiddy Cave combines indoor and outdoor activities for kids ages 3 and older and is supervised by trained staff.
• The Studio is an art and activity space, offering classes ranging from music lessons and martial arts to sound healing and yoga.
• The Park is outdoors and features a mini sand beach for playing, a jumping pillow and lots of grass to play on. There is also a picnic area overlooking the Canggu rice fields.

Parklife also has an onsite restaurant for families. Parents can relax, have a coffee or meal and watch their kids play or take advantage of drop-off day care. Parklife is open from 9 am to 9 pm. Fees are IDR 55k per hour, with a minimum of 2 hours and 15 hour packages and monthly passes are also available. The park is located at Jl Raya Uma Buluh No. 15 in Canggu. You can contact them on +62 818 0511 3200 or by email at tribe@parklifebali.com or check out their Facebook page at ParkLife Bali (@parklifebali).
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Paradiso Ubud is running a workshop on Conscious Parenting (TransParent) in August. The workshop will address many of the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by parents, and teach tools and new mindsets to thrive as conscious parents. The cost is IDR 250k per person or IDR 400k per couple. Paradiso Ubud is located on Jalan Gautama Seletan (just off Jalan Hanoman) in Ubud. Call for bookings on +62 812 3931 5346, email at info@paradisoubud.com or check out their Facebook page (Paradiso Ubud).

Paradiso Ubud also shows movies on a big screen with comfortable seating and food available. They have a good offering of children’s classic and new films, usually shown at 5 pm, so not too late for bedtime. Ticket prices are IDR 75k for adults and IDR 50k for children, IDR 25k of which can be spent on food from their delicious vegan menu. Check out the list of upcoming movies on their website, www.paradisoubud.com/movies/.

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The Bali Sea Turtle Society is an Indonesian non-profit that works across Bali to protect sea turtles. One of the ways they do this is by protecting nesting sea turtles and their eggs to make sure that hatching and release rates are strong. The organization educates people about sea turtle protection including habitat conservation and endangered species in Bali. Bali Sea Turtle Society relocates sea turtle eggs laid on Kuta and nearby beaches to a central hatchery, where the eggs take up to 60 days to incubate and hatch.

Sea turtle hatching season is from April to October, so we’re right in the middle now. The hatchlings are then taken back to the beaches and released into the wild. Families and kids can go along and watch and help with the release. While the activity is free, the organization does ask for donations to continue their work. You can find updates on hatchling release dates on their Facebook page at Bali Sea Turtle Society (@baliseaturtlesociety), on their website www.baliseaturtle.org, or contact them by phone on +62 811 3882 683.

While the hatchery is located in Denpasar, the releases are done at the beach. Bali Sea Turtle is supported by the Humane Society International of Australia.

By Liz
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