Friday, October 2, 2009

Bali - Child friendly activities

Travelling with children is a tricky thing. On the one hand, we need to make sure they are sufficiently occupied. On the other hand, I don't want to end up doing only kiddie stuff. So I always try to do a balance of both. Of course any activities that appeal to both young & old, score big time in my book.

One example are Sundays for children @ Ku De Ta. It wasn't promoted anywhere & when we were there, we thought it was a private party. But every Sunday, Ku De Ta organises children activities & kids get to eat free. Make sure you check first when you are there. If you look closely in the above picture, you will see that there is a small dip pool that is perfect for the little ones ( esp since the sea is too rough to swim ).

On the day we were there, the children were making key chains & hanging note pad. The activity table was filled with ribbons, stars, silk flowers, shells, all kinds of knick knacks for the kids to decorate their hanging note pad. All free.

We then proceeded to pick a key chain & filled it with color. All free.

Then there was a grilling station where they churned out mini burgers, hotdogs & chicken wings. All free.

While the parents can lounge on the sunbed, sip cocktails & eat grilled octopus salad & salad rolls.

I've talked about it before but having a villa with a private pool turned out to be the highlight of our trip.

It's a simple activity but something we both enjoy - picking sea shells. We always pick a bundle for our arts & crafts projects at home.

We found this on Sanur beach. It was alive. Any ideas what it is ?

We saw this on the way to Ubud. According to Komang, the lcoals dye the chicks in various colours to attract the kids. Of course, once they grow up, they lose the plumage & they turn into regular chickens.

Looking at this post, I realised that we didn't indulge in too many kiddie activities. Well, the Girl seemed happy enough. All you Bali veterans out there, what other suggestions do you have ?


bACk in GERMANY said...

The Girl has grown so much since I last saw her.
She looks fabulous with the big red flower.

O yes, is that a bristle worm sticking out of the shell? It's supposed to clean the shell for the hermit crab. At least that's what I learnt from Julia Donaldson's story of "Sharing a Shell".

petite fleur said...

Thanks Cindy. Is that what it is ? Looks like part of the shell. How interesting.