Ubud Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Ubud Family-friendly activities

From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

1. From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, turtles, and - in certain areas - manta rays. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective.

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

2. Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

Try out white water rafting in Ayung River with a guide, while soaking up the gorgeous surroundings. Opt for a hotel pickup and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the rafting point. Change into rafting clothes and equipment and set off on your exhilarating adventure. Recharge with a delicious buffet meal. Start at a traditional wantilan (Balinese pavilion). Set in the middle of green rice fields overlooking the breathtaking Abang mountain, this lobby is your first stop of the day. Get briefed by your guide to set off on a safe and fun rafting trip. Start your rafting adventure on Ayung River, the longest river on the island of Bali. Navigate class 2 rapids that sometimes rise to class 4 during the rainy season. Experience the natural scenery, wildlife, and exotic plants of Bali along the way. After working up an appetite, treat yourself to a buffet lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Ayung Valley.

Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

3. Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

After a morning pickup at your hotel, head to your first stop, a Batuan traditional Balinese house, located in the Gianyar regency. Follow your guide to a typical local home. Admire Balinese architecture – a compound with several buildings – and learn the importance of each part. Then journey to the Tegallalang rice fields of Ubud, famous for its beautiful scenery of rice paddies and the traditional subak irrigation system. Get a stunning view of the rice terraces on the slopes of the hills across the valley, and enjoy the cool and breezy climate. Next, visit a coffee plantation to learn about the famous luwak coffee. Discover how the farmers collect the still-intact beans from the forest floor and clean, roast, and grind them. Study the entire process of making the unusual brew, and get a chance to try some other coffees, tea, and cocoa drinks. Continue to Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Ubud) and see one of the area's most prominent monuments. Constructed in traditional Balinese style, the palace has been well-preserved by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel's heirs. Marvel at the gardens and the banyan tree that provides shelter from the heat. Afterward, make your way to Sacred Monkey Forest and discover the home of around 200 monkeys in Ubud. Believed by the locals to be "God's Guard of the Dalem Agung Temple," the long-tailed macaques dwell in certain areas and can often be seen on the roads.  End your tour at Tanah Lot Temple, known for its enchanting seaside setting and sunset views. Look at the ancient Hindu shrine, perched in the crashing waves, and watch the sun melt over the horizon. Then, travel back to your hotel or accommodation.

Bali Bird Park: 1-Day Admission Ticket

4. Bali Bird Park: 1-Day Admission Ticket

Bali Bird Park is divided into regions that recreate the natural habitats of its birds, complete with indigenous plant life. With your day admission ticket you’ll experience a magical journey across Latin America, Africa, Australia and other parts of the world. Travel from the deep misty jungle of Sumatra to Far East Indonesia and Papua, discovering the birds native to these remote regions along the way. Walk side by side with cassowaries, crested-cranes, storks and pelicans as they wander freely through the park. If you’re looking for a unique visual experience, visit the air-conditioned 4D cinema and watch one of the surround-sound films featuring the birds that live in the park. Show Schedule Papua Rainforest Feeding: 09:30-17:30 Lory Feeding: 09:45 & 12:45 Pelican Feeding: 10:00 & 13:15 Basic Instinct–Birds of Prey: 11:30 & 15:00 Bali Rainforest–Free Flight Show: 10:30 & 16:00 Meet the Bird Stars: 12:00, 13:30 & 16:30 Guyu Guyu Corner: 09:00 & 17:30 4D Cinema: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30

Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

5. Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

Looking for another way to experience the vibrant culture of Bali? Let a Balisene master introduce you to the ancient art of wood carving during this 3-hour creative class. Your instructors will skillfully guide all novice woodcarvers to find the mask, the animal, or the shape that is "hiding" inside each block of wood. Bali’s wood carvers are known throughout the world for their intricate and nuanced wood creations that adorn nearly every home on the island. This skill is inherited from one family generation to the next. Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this extraordinary craft while on the island. Stretch your creative muscle while vacationing in paradise, and then you can take home what you have helped to create as a souvenir you can't buy at any markets. Families and kids are welcome for a memorable cultural experience.

Bali Downhill Cultural Cycling Tour

6. Bali Downhill Cultural Cycling Tour

This is an easy pedaled downhill cycling tour which will bring you closer to a part of Bali that is rarely visited by tourists. More than just a fun cycling day out, it is an experience of cultural exploration, which will help you to understand Balinese culture and admire the truth of the beauty of the island. While cycling you have a chance to visit a local school for charity program, organic farm with free coffee tasting, local priest compound visit and many unique activities are inserted, simple but will definitely leave a deep impression of your Bali holiday experience. Enjoy a hotel pick up and then drive to the hilly Kintamani volcano area of Bali. On your way, you stop off at the local Village School for you to meet and experience a typical rural Bali school. The supplier donates a portion of your tour cost to purchase essential School work items to the children of the School, which will be distributed to the children during your visit. If you like, you can also bring along some extra items to personally give to the children when you visit the School. You then enjoy a light breakfast, whilst admiring the magnificent view of Lake Batur. After breakfast, you cycle downhill from Kintamani to Ubud, which is duration of approx. 3.5 hours cycle. During the cycle, you experience the rural panoramic areas of Bali while your local, trained guide will explain the culture, traditions and realities of Balinese life and culture. You then take a visit to a local family compound where you interact with the locals. There will be a local priest who companies you with a cup of coffee while having a genuine conversation with the guide as the translator. This is a great opportunity to learn about Balinese family and rural life. At the finish point later you all have Balinese lunch in the Padi Organic restaurant in the village of Laplapan, which is surrounded by Rice paddies. Free return transfers to your hotel is then included.

Ubud: 3-Hour Traditional Balinese Painting Class

7. Ubud: 3-Hour Traditional Balinese Painting Class

Take your appreciation of Balinese painting to a deeper level as you learn all the basics of creating a traditional painting. Let your creative side enjoy a unique kind of art with a local teacher by your side. Pak Sulendra will help you draw a sketch of a traditional motif on canvas or feel free to bring your own inspired idea. Proceed to color it vibrantly using a centuries-old painting style passed through generations of Balinese painters. Learn about the the two-dimensional world of Balinese traditional painting, which uses repeating figures of natural, historical, or religious themes painted with the few natural colors available on the island.  This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities as your local instructor will guide you all the way, aiming for all guests to leave the gallery having enjoyed their class and connected to the Balinese experience.

Bali: Ayung River White Water Rafting with Lunch

8. Bali: Ayung River White Water Rafting with Lunch

Experience the future of white water rafting on a revolutionary new river rafting experience in Bali. Following pick-up from your hotel, head to the newly built facility, ingeniously designed with a futuristic reception center and state-of-the-art equipment outfitting gallery. Get an exclusive opportunity to experience rafting on the previously untouched waters of the Ayung River, starting from a point further north than other tours access. Choose from 2 daily rafting sessions over 33 rapids, and travel through the natural splendor of previously unseen river landscapes on the first section of your adventure. Rise to the challenge of the new rapids that add to the thrill of Bali’s longest white water rafting trip. Encounter vortexes of swirling and funneled waters, along with natural ramps and sudden drops in elevation on the class II and III rapids. Feel your heart race and your adrenaline pump on an activity that can be safely experienced by anyone from 5 to 65 years of age!

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We had a great experience from start to finish. We booked our tour the evening before when it was an early start the next morning and the company swiftly confirmed receipt and said our driver would be ready. Teddy who arrived the following morning was an excellent guide. He took us to some really interesting places, explaining the culture and significance of the stops at each point. He was helpful in taking photos for us and had the perfect level.of bring friendly and involved but also leaving us to enjoy the experience. Teddy's calm and experienced nature in the Monkey Forest also went some way to make us feel safe. All the stops were great. The coffee plantation allows you try all.the coffees on offer without pressure to buy. The Monkey Forest was amazing and getting a 'Monkey selfie' was well worth the money. The art stops and Balinese home stops were also really interesting. We genuinely had a great day and agreed it was a great last minute decision to go!

He will do maybe most of the work, so be prepared to sit and watch a lot! But in my opinion it's to your benefit because the carving comes out much better than you could have done it, my side was clearly done by me. Left class with a piece made by myself and a local balinese artisan, satisfied.

Nyoman was an amazing tour guide! He taught us about each place we went to and took many pictures. He made us feel so welcome in Ubud and answered any questions we had. I definitely recommend this sweet man as your next tour guide. I would give 10/5 stars if I could! Thank you Nyoman:)

The Bird park was incredible. So well organized and easy to follow from one feeding to the next. Highly recommend

Well organized and amazing experience. The crew were extremely helpful and friendly.