Indonesia's kind climate and diverse natural attractions make it a fabulous destination for families with children. A range of activities are on offer around the country that guarantee to keep younger visitors entertained. The beach is an obvious draw on islands like Bali and Lombok. with fun and diversion on offer for kids that extends well beyond building sand castles and swimming in the sea. Boat rides, snorkelling and even junior surfing classes guarantee an exciting and adventurous trip, while for children less keen on water sports, go-karting is a popular sport in Indonesia, there are also a number of miniature golf courses, and horse riding also offers a great way for the whole family to do something fun together. For more cultural pursuits, parents can be sure their children learn about Indonesia during the holiday by viewing the engaging artefacts on display at places like the National Museum. The collection features gamelan musical instruments, traditional tribal costumes, as well as more contemporary arts and crafts. Puppet shows are also a fun way for younger visitors to experience local culture with regular performances in all the main tourist spots.
But it is the great outdoors that's a constant attraction for families on most of the Indonesian islands. Even in cities, the country's recreation parks provide a range of activities that combine sport, recreation and fun fair games and rides, all complemented by local restaurants and market stalls, plus live music and dance performances. Sriwedari Park in the city of Solo is well known for its nightly shows, while at Taman Mini, a permanent exhibit gives visitors a snapshot of the country's 27 provinces. As Indonesia's most popular tourist destination, Bali is perhaps the most child friendly island. Adventure activities like rafting, cycling, bungee jumping and elephant rides are all popular with families and Bali also boasts a number of theme parks, including the Bali Bird Park, a Butterfly Park and the ever popular Waterbom Park.
Posted by Max Vee