If you’re looking for yoga classes for kids, here are two good options, one near Ubud and one in Canggu.
1) Ubud Yoga Centre (Jl. Raya Singakerta no. 108, Banjar Dangin Labak, Jembatan Nyuh Kuning, Ubud) is a branch of @Yoga42 from Jakarta recently arrived in Ubud. The centre started as a Bikram-inspired (hot yoga) studio but also teaches a range of styles, as well as Pilates. Ubud Yoga is located in a dramatic modern building with stunning views out over a river gorge. The view comes complete with a healthy food café and play space and library for younger kids and toddlers. The centre offers Fly-High Yoga, Pilates and meditation classes for children. Kids yoga classes are held every Saturday from 10-11 am. For more information, contact 0361 898 7207 or +6281 1380 3266 or send an email to email@example.com. Class timetables are on their website at www.ubudyogacentre.com.
2) Desa Seni Resort (Jl. Subak Sari #13 Pantai Berawa, Canggu) has daily classes and kids ages 10-17 (IDR 60k) are able to attend regular classes along with parents or on their own. Special Balinese Dance classes for kids are held on Sundays at 2 pm. The yoga studio is part of the Desa Seni Complex. Check out the yoga website at www.desaseni.com/yoga/, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0361 844 6394. You can book online for classes through their website.
Pirates Bay Bali (The Bay Bali ITDC Area Lot C-0, Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan) is an adventure playground for kids on the beach in Nusa Dua, complete with treehouses and a pirate ship. Pirates Bay runs daily treasure hunts for kids starting at 11 am, with the last session at 3 pm. Kids dress up as pirates and follow clues and puzzles that will lead them to a hidden pirate treasure of chocolate coins. (Other prizes available by prior arrangement.) Lunch, snacks and drinks included. Hunts must have a minimum of two children, between the ages of 4-12. There is an on-site restaurant for families. Contact them on 0361 894 8138, email at email@example.com or check out their website at www.thepiratesbaybali.com.
Bali Bird Park (Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubulan, Gianyar) has been around for over 20 years, but it seems that people are still discovering it for the first time. The Park is a labor of love for the owners who are committed to the preservation, conservation and breeding of birds from Indonesia and all over the world. With daily wildlife shows, feeding times, a theatre showing films about Indonesia’s avian diversity and conservation challenges, and more, the Park is great fun for kids and adults alike. My daughter still talks years later about having lorikeets eat out of her hand at one of the bird feeding sessions. The Park also has a reptile section, including Balinese and Indonesian snakes and a real Komodo Dragon.
The Park is about 20 minutes drive from either Ubud or Sanur, and about 40 minutes from Kuta, in Batubulan and is open daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm. You can call them on 0361 299352 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the daily schedule of events on their website, www.balibirdpark.com. You can book tickets and guided tours through the website. A little known fact about the Bali Bird Park: if you have the bad luck to be bitten by a snake in Bali, the Park stocks anti-venom because of their reptile collection and can send them to any hospital for treating a patient.
Kids always love chocolate and what better way to remember a trip to Bali than by visiting one of the leading chocolate makers on the island. Pod Chocolate is a small boutique factory that uses Balinese-grown cocao, combined with traditional European chocolate-making techniques, highly trained makers and modern machinery, to create a beautiful and delicious range of gourmet chocolates. Chocolate is also combined in their range with other tropical flavors such as coconut, cinnamon, clove and chili. Kids will love the chocolate making class where they learn to make their own custom treat. (Grownups too.)
You can also visit the factory and watch the whole chocolate-making process and sample some of their over twenty types of chocolate in the visitor center. Pod has two production sites: Jalan Tukad Ayung, Carangsari, Petang or Jalan Denpasar-Singaraja No. 29, Mengwi, as well as a shop in Sanur at Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai 25. Visit the website at www.podchocolate.com to book and for more information, or call them on 0361 209 1011.