Bali With Kids

Bali with kids, is a popular holiday choice for those living in Perth & Western Australia.  With direct flights from Perth, reaching Bali in just over 3 hours, and so many affordable options for family friendly accommodation and things to do - its no wonder Bali is such a popular holiday location for West Australians.  

Well it's the school holidays of April/May 2013 and we are getting ready for our holiday to Bali, we have two very excited kids in tow, two boys aged 2.5yrs & 7yrs.  We have been to Bali a few times before collectively, but never with kids - so it will be a different Bali experience this time around! 



BOOKING / PLANNING 


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PREPARATIONS


There are certain preparations that should be made before you travel to Bali (or anywhere) to prevent the occurrence of adverse events, and to ensure that you and your family are prepared in the event an adverse event occurs.  Ensure you complete the following before your travels -

  • Family Travel Guru Julie Revett recommends that all travellers register their travel details.  This allows the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to find you or contact you in a emergency and pass on important travel advice to you where necessary.  You can register your travel details easily at www.smarttraveller.gov.au
  • Obtain a letter from your doctor for any prescription medications you are carrying for yourself or your children.  The letter must state what the medication is, how much you will be taking and that it is for personal use of yourself or your child.
  • There is currently a Dengue Fever alert current for Bali. The infection usually presents as flu like symptoms and most recover fully with treatment.  However those infected may become more susceptible to the potentially fatal Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever.  The best way to avoid Dengue Fever infection is to take measures to prevent being bitten by mosquito.  Ensure you apply insect repellent but be careful as not all insect repellents are suitable for young skin. Ensure you also re-apply as protection is reduced as repellent is washed off when swimming.  We took with us the beautiful, all natural, and very effective Bug Repellent & Bug Balm from Heaven Essence.  The bug balm was recommended to use together with the Bug repellent as it offered better water resistance and both are gentle and safe to use on young skin.
  • Get your travel insurance! Important for anybody travelling, and even more important if you are travelling with children.  Travel insurance can provide you with financial and other assistance where there is a medical or other type of emergency.  It also protects you from theft of valuables, costs from travel delays and many other adverse events that can occur when you travel.  Carefully research your policy and ensure if provides adequate protection for you and your family.  
  • Book your baby equipment and organise for it to be delivered to your hotel.  Don't drag your pram and porta-cot through the airport - instead have them waiting for you when you arrive.  You can also book high chairs, sterilisers, potties, baby baths, play pens, walkers, play items, baby monitors and more! Contact www.balibabyhire.com to check availability and book your necessary travel baby equipment tpday!
  • Purchase some kids ID wristbands - so in the event you are separated you can be reunited quickly and safely.  Single use ID wristbands with room to write your phone number and/or meeting place are available from www.kids-around-perth.com

The Flight

We had our "My Trip To Bali - Fly It Quiet Travel Activity Pack" ready to go! This activity pack includes several activities for our son to complete on the plane on the way over and while we are on holiday.  Activities are designed to help kids learn about the place they are travelling to. Topics include traditions, food, flag, culture, art, animals and more.  There are drawing, Q&A, true & false, dot to dot, word find and lots of other activities.  


Download a Fly Quiet Travel Activity Pack for your next travel destination NOW!

Because the flight from Perth is so short (just over 3 hours), some airlines do not have in flight entertainment.  

So make sure you pack the iPads, iPhones, Nintendo DS, Leap Pad and any other of their favourite entertainment systems.  And don't forget their headsets too! 

WHERE TO STAY


Padma Resort Legian, Bali

This stunning resort in Bali is a great place to stay with children.  They will love the lagoon and infinity pool, each with toddler splash areas, and Mums and Dads will love the swim up bar in each of the pools.  

There is a kids club that runs a great day time program with a different age appropriate activity on every couple of hours.  

The Padma Resort is a great options for families who are looking for a resort holiday that is picturesque, relaxing and most importantly fun! Read more ...


PLACES TO EAT


Indo National Legian

Enjoy affordable cuisine from all over the world, with a combination of Aussie and Balinese hospitality.  Great place to eat with kids! Read more...


PLACES TO GO


Miniapolis Play Centre - Beach Walk Shopping Centre, on JI. Raya Kuta (road that runs along the beach fron in Kuta). Entry US$10



THINGS TO DO


The Baby Sea Turtle Race Kuta (Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Hatchery) - for just a donation you are handed a small container with your very own sea turtle.  Join with hundreds of other people on Kuta Beach to release your baby sea turtle into the ocean.  The one who's sea turtle makes it to the ocean first wins a prize.


Lihat Kuta Beach Turtle Hatchery di peta yang lebih besar

Map to Kuta Sea Turtle Hatchery

Here you can find the Bali Sea Turtle Society, and contrary to popular belief that many Balinese people only care about consuming turtle meat and eggs.  Many who care about turtle protection, include the local Balinese people.  

Baby turtles hatch in Bali between May and October.  So if you are in Bali around this time, head to the Kuta beach Sea Turtle Hatchery (map above) and find out how you can help release baby sea turtles by getting involved in the "Baby Sea Turtle Race"- for just a the cost of a donation!

Pictured: Giant turtle on Kuta Beach outside the Baby Sea Turtle Hatchery run by the Bali Sea Turtle Society.



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