5 activities to do in Ubud with kids
1. Visit the Monkey Forest
This forest area is sanctified by the local people community and the monkeys are considered sacred. The forest has become a tourist attraction and visitors can stroll through it and see the monkeys up close. You will get to see the monkeys play and eat and you can feed the monkeys bananas. If you bring smaller children be aware that the monkeys are used to people and seem friendly, but they can be aggressive, also be aware of your belongings.
2. Enjoy the beauty of the rice terraces
Ubud is sorrounded by the most beautiful rice terraces. The most visited rice terraces are at Tegallalang. There are small paths in the area, so hiking besides the rice terraces is an option.
3. Watch the locals perform the Kecak Dance
The locals in Ubud perform a fire dance, kecak dance. It is a Balinese music drama developed in the 1930s. There are at least 50 locals participating in the traditional dance. The dance take place almost every night at 7 pm.
Book a guide and mouintainbike in the sorroundings of Ubud. It is possible to find an agency with bicycles with child seats, so it is possible to bring smaller children. I will recommend baliecocycling. The agency has childfriendly guides and offers short mornings tours as well as whole days. The agency takes you away from the tourist areas and show you the real Bali and you get to learn about the Balinese culture in the process. (no affiliate links)
5. Visit Goa Gajah
Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) is located near Ubud. It is built in the 9th century and served as a sanctuary. The site is an UNESCO World Heritage and it is beautiful. There are lots to discover for kids including a cave, bathing pools and stairs leading down from the cave and pool area to some meditation niches, with two small statues of the Buddha in an attitude of meditation. The complex is thought to date from the 11th century.Share on Facebook