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The Cush Cush Gallery continues to expand their workshops and classes for kids. In July and August, they will offer bookbinding, shadow puppet making and Balinese dance classes for kids.

  • Basic Book Binding, Japanese style, is offered on Saturday, 20 July. Make your own handmade sketchbook. The workshop uses Japanese bookbinding techniques and recycled items to make a special, one of a kind, sketchbook for kids’ artwork, for parents to keep and cherish. The class will be conducted in both Indonesian and English, and the cost is IDR 150,000. Suitable for kids ages 8 years and older (as well as adults).
  • Making Colorful Shadow Puppets is offered on Saturday, 27 July. Join Kacak Kicak to make a space-themed shadow puppet using cardboard and colored paper. The class will be conducted in both Indonesian and English, and the cost is IDR 150,000. Suitable for kids ages 8 years and older (as well as adults).
  • Balinese Dance. Join Kelas Nari with Ninus and Diana Rosca, learning both traditional and modern techniques of classical Balinese dance. The class will be conducted in both Indonesian and English, and the cost is IDR 150,000, which includes material, snack and drink.Suitable for kids ages 8 years and older (as well as adults).

All classes will be held at the Cush Cush Gallery, Jl. Teuku Umar, Gang Rajawaii No. 1A, Denpasar. For more information and to make bookings, contact Sagung Alit Satyari, the gallery assistant, on +62 8180 5542 430 or email Their website is



Tropical Kids will be running a kids swimming program, starting 30 July and finishing on 4 October. That’s a ten-week program, with 1 class held per week. Classes are geared at children from age 3 months up to 6 years. Be aware that every age group has its own class. Classes have limited spots, with a maximum of 6 children per class. One parent must attend each class. Their schedule is on their Facebook page, @tropicalkidsbali. Contact Tropical Kids for prices.

Tropical Kids is located inside the Pro Education School, Jalan Bumbuk, Gang Ong, Umalas. Contact them at, What’s App on +62 821 4608 9242 or call +62 821 4442 3980.



The Santai Surf School is run by local Gede and his wife Henny. Gede, who has worked for surf schools and camps in the past, set up his own school to offer small group hands-on instruction. Santai Surf School keeps groups to a 3-1 ratio with teachers for an immersive, rewarding experience. The school is accredited by the Academy of Surfing Instructors, and their teachers are certified in surf rescue, lifesaving and first aid skills. Santai offers beginning to intermediate classes, and teaches both kids and adults. Class registration includes all equipment, water and a rash vest.

The school is also collecting donations for villages around Mt Agung affected by the volcanic eruptions. If you want to donate any items for both kids or adults, such as clothes, toys, books, shoes, toiletries, etc you can contact them or drop off at the school’s beach location at Double 6 Beach, Seminyak.

For prices and bookings, contact Henny and Gede at or call or Whats App on (+62) 878 6164 2656 or 819 365 381 39.



While many of the activities and places listed here are often for older kids, or kids over 8 years of age, there’s one place in Sanur that’s perfect for smaller children. The Peekaboo Play Center is an indoor play center with over 1,000 square meters of both indoor and outdoor fun that’s great for kids under 9. The inside is fully air-conditioned comfort. Peek a Boo has dedicated baby and toddler play areas as well. The play center has a café where parents can relax, enjoy coffee or drinks and snacks, and watch their kids playing.

Kids can climb thru tunnels or over geodesic domes, play in oversized plastic cars, rock on plastic dinosaurs and horses or seesaws, play in ball pools, jump on trampolines or swing on swings. The center also has picture books, musical instruments and dollhouses.

The center is open daily from 9 am to 8 pm and requires all children to wear socks in the indoor play area. Entrance fees are IDR 110,000 on weekdays and IRD 130,000 on weekends and holidays, for 3 hours of playtime for kids, with no charge for adults. The center also offers a 10x pass valid for six months for IDR 1 million.

Peek a Boo Center is located at Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, #17, Sanur. Contact them on +62 0361 282 638 or email



Jenggala Ceramics Bali grew from a small cottage industry to become the largest ceramic producer on the island. They now supply major hotel chains and restaurants all over the world with dishes that are as much works of art – depicting the flowers and culture of Bali – as they are useful. Kids or adults can join a class at Jenggala and design your own ceramic creation. The class is aimed at older children (10 years old and up) and adults. Upcoming classes include:

  • Animal Planter with Pinching Technique, Friday 19th July
  • Mug with Roller Texture and Slabbing Technique, Friday 26 July

The price of IDR 550,000 per session (or IDR 900,000 for two sessions) includes 1.5 kg of stoneware clay, tools and colors for your design and the hands of a master Jenggala craftsman, Ricko Gabriel, to guide you. Jenggala will also dry and fire your kid’s creation. To sign up for a class, visit Jenggala’s website,


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By Liz

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