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