Bali for Kids

Blue Bear Bali – better known as a skate park near Ubud – is launching a Computer Science course for kids starting on 11 February. Programming (or coding) is the language of the future and good for kids to learn. At Blue Bear, they take a student-centered approach to teaching these valuable life-skills, including using problem-solving and creativity approaches. The Blue Bear Bali Code Saga will run until April, at Blue Bear Media and Tech Hub, behind The Mansion, near Ubud.

The Explorers Team is for kids aged 7-12 who haven’t coded before, and will introduce them to Scratch and Robotics. Explorers will meet Tuesdays from 4-5 pm (starting 11 February) for a total of 12 lessons. This level costs IDR 2.4 juta. The Inventors Team, for kids aged 8-14, has two class offerings, beginners and intermediate.

The Inventors Beginners level class is for kids who want to learn game design and will be taught the basics of the Java programming language. This group will meet Saturdays (starting 15 February) from 11 am -12.30 pm. This level costs IDR 3.8 juta.

The Inventors Intermediate level class is for kids who already know some coding basics. This group will be developing animation by coding with Scratch and Robotics. Intermediate Inventors will meet Tuesdays from 5-6.30 pm for a total of 12 lessons. This level costs IDR 3.4 juta.

The general Creators Team, for kids aged 14 up, will learn how to create a website using HTML and CSS. Creators will meet Fridays (starting 14 February) from 6-7.30 pm for 12 lessons. This level costs IDR 3.8 juta.

Classes are taught in both Bahasa Indonesian and English. Kids need to bring their own laptop and headphones. Blue Bear is offering a 10% discount for early bird registration before 31 January. For more information, contact Blue Bear on +62 821 4661 5050, email them at or check their website at



The Kancil Collective holds drop-in painting classes for kids every Friday from 4-6 pm at Pranoto’s Art Gallery near Ubud. Kids can join the workshop with or without parents. Kids of all ages are welcome and they don’t need any experience painting or creating art. The price is IDR 100k and includes guidance from an experienced artist, one A4 canvas, painting tools, brushes and paints, as well as a healthy snack. Pranoto’s Gallery is located on Jl. Raya Teges, Goa Gaja, Ubud. You can call the Kancil Collective on +62 823 4169 2578 or message them on their Facebook page, @kancil.collective.



If your kids love to move and enjoy gymnastics, check out Bali Gymnastics community classes. Classes are held every Monday from 4.30-6 pm. Their Bali Training Center is based at the Cashew Tree Collective at Jl. Pantain Bingin No. 9, Pecatu in Kuta, near Bingin Beach. Contact Bali Gymnastics on their What’s App number +62 812 3644 4969 or check out their page (@bali_gymnastics) on Instagram.


If your kids are into ballet, or would like to try a class, then check out Embodied Arts Bali, a dance and fitness studio in Seminyak. You can either purchase a 12-class pass for IDR 1.5 juta or pay the drop-in rate of IDR150k for ex-pats and IDR 100k for locals. Classes run for one hour and fifteen minutes and range from 3 different levels of Kids Ballet, special teen classes to adult classes for beginners and intermediate dancers. Kids classes are held Mondays at 4.15 pm and teens can join in the adult classes.

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



Bali’s Best Babysitting has a great checklist for what to pack and bring to Bali if you’re travelling with smaller children or infants. The list is also good for anyone living in Bali who wants to go travelling around Indonesia with a young famiy. Go to their website and click on the download button for Bali Tips & Travel Planner.

Bali’s Best Babysitting offers nannies and babysitters for travelling (or local) families, all of whom have extensive experience in working with Western children, love kids and know how to keep them entertained. Each nanny is police-checked, trained in First Aid & CPR and knows how to swim. If you check the reviews on the website, you can tell that the service has a lot of repeat clients.

Their office is open daily from 7 am to 7.30 pm. For information and prices, contact at +62 0812 3795 3463 or email at:


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By Liz


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