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Calling all families that love kittens and cats — or who just want to help a worthy Bali project. Villa Kitty, near Ubud, has been rescuing, caring for and re-homing Bali cats since 2011. Villa Kitty runs a program called Every Child Deserves a Kitten that educates Balinese kids and their families about animals and their welfare. Each month, Villa Kitty vets travel to the SOS Children’s Village in Tabanan to do monthly checks, de-worm and give vaccines to kittens adopted by the children, who previously could not afford a cat due to poverty.

There are many ways to help support the work of Villa Kitty: make a donation, adopt a kitten or cat, volunteer as a cat-petter or help with fostering young kittens. Bring your kids to cuddle and play with the cats and kittens on Sundays. Villa Kitty cooks up a big staff and visitor lunch at noon and everyone is welcome to join them, and stay on to help after with the furry residents.

You can also assist by becoming one of Villa Kitty’s foster carers and looking after young kittens until they can be neutered and given to a loving home. You can foster even if you are only in Bali for a short time. This is a great way for kids to learn how to care for and bond with animals. Villa Kitty is located at Jl. Ambarawati No.1 No.320, Lodtunduh. For more information, email Villa Kitty on or call +62 821 4794 4216 or +62 812 4692 8317.



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 or look for the Embodied Arts Page (@EmbodiedArtsBali) on Facebook.



ParkLife Bali is offering a workshop on Conscious Parenting. The workshop is run by Elle and Anthony, two long-time educators who offer training for parents based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – a mindfulness based therapy that “encourages individuals to evolve towards living a life closely aligned with their personal values” according to their website. The couple run Time For Change, an educational consulting and coaching service for parents and kids.

The workshop will be held Wednesday 26 February from 5 pm – 6 pm. Cost is IDR 50,000 per person. Parklife Family Hub is located at Jl. Raya Uma Buluh No. 15, Canggu. For more information, you can call them on 0818 0511 3200, visit their Facebook page at https://www. or website at or email them at



Paradiso Ubud has a free Kids Music Corner every Sunday from 1 pm – 1:30 pm. The class is led by Music Master Dan (who also runs the Ubud choir). At least one parent must stay during the event to supervise their kids.

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,

Paradiso Ubud is located on Jalan Gautama Seletan (just off Jalan Hanoman) in Ubud. Contact them on +62 812 3931 5346, at or check out their Facebook page (Paradiso Ubud).



Sari Api Ceramic Studio (Jl. Suweta, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar) runs a class just for kids, aged 4-14. The classes are held every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12 pm. This is a drop-in class, no prior booking needed. The IDR 100,000 cost covers all materials and yummy hibiscus lemonade. The studio is a large, open-air facility just outside Ubud.

They have three electric pottery wheels, a large gas-fired kiln and plenty of workspace. Your instructor is Suzan Kohlik (who also runs Juice Ja restaurant in Ubud), a graduate of the Centre Doret Ceramic Art School in Switzerland. For more information, call +62 813 388 149 73, call Suzan on +62 81 246 609 19 or visit the website at


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