Bali may be one of the smaller islands in Indonesia, but it is by no means limited in terms of family fun. Bali holidays can be packed with experiences and adventures that will keep every member of the family amused. These are just five of the many family activities that come highly recommended on a family holiday in Bali.
1. Take to the Trees
The jungles of Bali are rich with wildlife and wilderness, but convincing young children that they want to wander through them for a day may be something of a challenge. Why not suggest to them that they can explore the jungle from above? The Bali Treetop Adventure Park is home to various obstacle courses, consisting of cargo nets, zip wires, rings, bridges and for the bravest - rope swings. With six different circuits, designed for all ages and levels, there'll be no need to keep your feet on the ground on Bali holidays.
2. Take to the Skies
If you enjoyed seeing the jungles of Bali from above, you can also get a birds eye view of the Indian Ocean as you take to the skies and try your hand at paragliding. See the stunning Balinese shoreline and marvel at the coral reefs that are visible through the clear green waters of the lagoons. You needn't even worry about remembering to steer yourself, as instructors can take you on a tandem flight, leaving you free to sit back and relax, with the knowledge that you and the rest of your family are in safe hands.
3. Take the Plunge
If you found the waters beneath you particularly tantalising whilst paragliding, you'll be more than ready for a swim. However, on Bali holidays, there are only so many beach trips that can be taken before they begin to lose some of their excitement. When it comes to fun for the kids, the Waterbom water park is perfect. With nine exhilarating action rides and flumes, they will never want to leave. Not forgetting the parents, the more sedate lazy river ride will provide endless entertainment and, when your appetite for aquatic adventure has been satisfied, you can head towards the spa for a relaxing massage. Take your time indulging yourself, as with water blasts, pleasure pools and climbing walls, you can be sure the kids will be in no hurry to leave.
4. Take them to the zoo
Indonesia is full of exotic and unusual wildlife, but it can be difficult to spot many of the animals. The Bali Zoo can solve this problem for you, with an enormously diverse collection of animals, from crocodiles to monkeys to a whole array of beautiful, rare birds. You can buy food for the animals and mingle with wallabies, gibbons, orangutans and many others as you hand-feed them. With the help of a member of staff, you can even interact with lions and crocodiles at feeding time. For the youngest members of the family, pony rides and a petting zoo all make for a great day out.
5. Take to the dance floor
Finally, after the kids have gone to bed, take some time out for yourselves and try the tango! Bali holidays offer such a rich and diverse culture, and the best way to experience this is to try it for yourself. Treat yourself to dinner in one of the many Balinese cafes, and then take to the dance floor; with classes for beginners through to all levels, you'll be surprised how quickly you can pick up the steps. Your dancing will never embarrass the kids again once you've mastered these fiery moves.
With such a variety of activities and sights to see, Bali holidays are fun for all the family. Whether it's land-based, aquatic, wildlife-orientated or even air-born, you will certainly be spoiled for choice in Bali.