Bali For Kids


Yoga for Kids Teacher Training course will be held 27th – 29th January, from 9 am to 5 pm at Practice Bali (Jalan Batu Bolong #94A, Canggu). The course will teach you how to set up a kid’s yoga class, based on their needs at various stages of their development. The course includes things like how to deal with hyperactive kids, and how to teach mindfulness practices kids can use for learning in the classroom and more. The course costs IDR 5 million (Early Bird price IDR 4.5 million) and requires students to have a 200hr or more Yoga Certification. For information, contact admin@thepracticebali.com, send a message to their Facebook page: thepracticebali, check out their website, www.thepracticebali.com or call on +62-361-3003446 or +62-8123-670-2160.

 

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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 sariapi.com.

 

 

 

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If you live in Bali, or are visiting Bali, and have kids, especially young ones, you will want to know about the Rolling Along With Kids list of the top 10 Bali hotels with kid’s clubs. The blog breaks up the list by region (ie Kuta or Canggu) and lists opening hours, ages allowed, cost, facilities, staff profile, food availability, features, activity menus and any restrictions, as well as nice color photos of all the clubs. Rolling Along With Kids is a blog about Bali family travel and has a lot of other great information about places and activities to do with kids. Wife and Mum Kate maintains the blog , travels often to Bali and has already explored much of what Bali has available for families with kids. Rather than reinvent the wheel, they’ve done the legwork for you. Kate also offers an e-book of information about Bali family holidays on the blog site. Find the complete list of hotels with great kids clubs here: www.rollingalongwithkids.com/bali-hotels-with-kids-clubs

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Are your kids into horse riding, pony rides or just think they might like to try riding? The Bali Equestrian Center (Perumahan Canggu Asri, Jl. Karang Suwung, Berawa – Canggu) is a fully equipped riding and training center in Canggu. The center features three large flood-lit outdoor riding areas, as well as a 25m x 65 m indoor space and a 30m x 90m outdoor area for jumping. The stables hold more than 30 horses and ponies, suitable for a range of riding ability levels. The center offers private and group lessons for all ages from three years up. Their instructors are experienced and internationally accredited, and can create customised instruction programs for any level.

The stables are open Monday to Sunfay from 7:45 am to 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm to 6:45 pm. The Center also has a café that’s open Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm. Classes range from Tiny Tots (3-6 years old) which offer group classes of one hour learning about ponies and a 30 minute ride, followed by juice and a snack. Pony Rides are offered for 15 or 30 minute rides, as well as a 15-minute grooming session in which the child is able to wash, groom and interact with their pony. The Center also offers a Pony Camp, which runs for one, two or three days over holidays, as well as Pony Parties with 10 minute rides for all the kids. For times and days of classes, as well as prices, check out their website: www.baliequestriancentre.com.

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Tony Raka Gallery and Art Lounge in Mas (Jl. Raya Mas No. 86 Mas, Ubud) 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. Contact the Tony Raka Gallery on +62 0361 7816785 or email at info@tonyrakaartgallery.com for information on upcoming classes. Bookings are essential.