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Bringing kids along for a holiday? Travelling with the family doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while taking care of attention-seeking children.

As one of the top family destinations in Indonesia, Bandung has plenty of family-friendly attractions that cater to both adults and children of all ages.

Also read:

10 family hotels in Bandung where you kids can play and seek adventure

9 family-friendly restaurants in Bandung that will excite your kids

The ultimate guide to where to stay in Bandung

At these places, we assure you and your kids will be thoroughly entertained.

Family-friendly restaurants with stunning views

Bandung has many, and we mean many, family-friendly restaurants around. Most particularly, family-friendly restaurants with great views are one that parents and kids both love! Whether it’s dining on a pirate ship, or getting cosy in beanbags to the fresh mountain views, there’s plenty of options.

1. Dine aboard a pirate ship – Pinisi Resto

Ever heard of Legok Kondang’s Pinisi Resto? A new discovery we’ve found, the Pinisi Resto is on a giant ship docked beside the lake and surrounded with gorgeous mountain views.

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The kids will be ecstatic to climb aboard the ship and have one of the most unforgettable dining experiences ever. Serving up a BBQ feast, Pinisi Resto is a great place to bond with the family while feasting and play acting as pirates!

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PS: Pinisi Resto is located in family glamping site Legok Kondang, do call ahead to make a reservation if you’d like to dine here!

Pinisi Resto

Address: Jalan Situ Patengan, Patengan Rancabali, Ciwidey, Bandung
Contact: +62 822 1903 8152
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 8am – 8pm
Price Range: Rp. 25,000 – Rp. 110,000 (approximately USD $1.72 – $7.53)

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2. Have a fun and cosy beanbag family lunch to amazing views – Lereng Anteng

For parents looking for a kid-friendly place to dine at with stunning panoramic views of Bandung, fresh mountain air, and great coffee – head to Lereng Anteng.

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Get seated in colourful beanbag chairs, and enjoy the refreshingly cool weather and misty mountain views. Up on the menu, choose from local favourites ranging from Indonesian to Sundanese fare. As for coffee, you might be happy to hear that Vietnamese Drip coffee is available here too!

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Apart from the views, the fun and cosy beanbags and the food, remember to bring along a board game or two for a fun family treat!

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Lereng Anteng

Address: Pageurmaneuh, Punclut, Ciumbuleuit, Bandung
Contact: +62 858 4547 0841
Opening hours: Sun – Fri 8am – 10pm; Sat 8am – 11pm
Price: Rp. 8,000 – Rp. 30,000 (approximately USD $0.55 – $2.06)

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3. Indulge in the whimsical rustic beauty of Tafso Barn

How would you like to enjoy a family day in a scenic cafe with whimsical vintage spots and great food?

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In the Ciumbuleuit area, Tafso Barn is making headlines as a must-visit culinary spot. With a scenic view of Bandung, this gorgeous cafe houses a mini golf field, decorated human-sized white bird cages, vintage swings and cosy mini tents.

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This huge area is also divided into separate cafe sections with different concepts. Choose from the shaded tables in the garden or rustic setting with old barrels as props.

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With an extensive menu from Indonesian, Western to Japanese cuisine, make sure your phone is all charged up – you’ll be snapping away too much before you know it.

Tafso Barn

Address: Jl. Baru Laksana No.75, Pagerwangi, Lembang, West Bandung Regency, West Java 40391
Phone : +62 811 877 1687
Opening Hours : Weekdays: 9am – 9pm; Weekend: 8am – 10pm
Entrance Fee : Rp. 20,000 (approximately USD $1.37, can be used to redeem food and beverages)

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4. Smell colourful orchids and fresh nature – Orchid Forest Cikole

Did you know that you can find beautiful orchid blooms in Lembang?

At Orchid Forest Cikole, 157 species of orchids from all over the world bloom and flourish in the cool climate of Lembang, in a beautiful, clean and exclusive landscape.

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As an orchid conservatory, Orchid Forest Lembang is built for various functions, from the floriculture of orchids to outbound adventures (yes there’s an outbound area) and eco-education.

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Although this stunning forest is still undergoing several phases of development, you can now already enjoy many of its attractive facilities, such as a coffee corner, an artistic entrance, outbound area, picnic area, playground, reading space for kids and many more.

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Instagrammers, you’ll love this orchid forest – it’s also dotted with many photogenic platforms you can selfie at while enjoying the panoramic view of the greenery. Just the perfect soul-soothing and refreshing remedy you need anytime!

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Orchid Forrest Cikole

Address : Jl. Tangkuban Perahu Raya KM 8, Cikole, Lembang – Bandung, West Java
Getting there : Head to Tangkuban Perahu area and you’ll soon find the entrance to Orchid Forest

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5. Marvel at the beds of edible flowers at Rainbow Garden Lembang

Yep, you read that right! You can actually eat some of the flowers at Rainbow Garden Lembang.

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Located in the famous Floating Market Lembang, this garden complex offers a vast collection of over a hundred types of flowers, 80 percent of which are edible! The owner wants families with toddlers to feel safe while roaming in this extra fragrant place, in case the flowers ever end up in their little mouths.

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The perfectly manicured Rainbow Garden is also colour-coordinated to resemble a rainbow, thus the name. Besides flower-watching, there is also a flower nursery where you can purchase various types of organic flowers and cactus plants too.

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This place is also an Instagram-worthy paradise with quirky decorations, such as vintage swings, old rustic piano, and hanging birdcages in pastel shades.

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You can even dress up in kimonos and hanboks in the Floating Market, with hair accessories to match!

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Rainbow Garden Lembang

Address : Jl. Grand Hotel no. 33E – Lembang, West Bandung Regency
Phone: +62 22 278 7766 / +62 822 1922 8881
Opening Hours : Weekdays 9am – 7pm; Weekend 8am – 8pm
Floating Market entrance fee: Rp. 20,000 (approximately USD $1.50)
Rainbow Garden Lembang entrance fee (additional): Rp. 10,000 (approximately USD $0.80)
Kimono and hanbok rental: Rp. 75,000 (approximately USD $5.61)

6. Play with the furry friends of Rumah Guguk

A pet shop where you can play with the dogs, groom your dogs and purchase accessories for your furry friends? Rumah Guguk is every dog lover’s dream come true!

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With a glass window at the grooming station, you can peek in as their trained staff expertly groom and style the little doggies.

Everyone’s favourite area is located at the back of the house, a lovely green garden with white picket fences and a doggie swimming pool. With no entrance fee required, a step into this place is like entering a dog paradise where they roam, play and swim happily.

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There are two areas that require entrance fees – one for bigger dogs and another for smaller dogs. They are both equipped with ponds and cute decorations. You can even find sheep and lambs in the bigger dogs’ area!

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All the facilities and cleanliness just goes to show how thoughtful and well-cared our furry friends are. You’ll be sure to leave as happy as your children!

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Rumah Guguk

Address: Jalan Pada Lestari No.23, Cidadap, Isola, Sukasari, Bandung, West Java 40154
Phone : 022-2009921
Opening Hours : 10 am – 6pm
Entrance Fee: From Rp. 20,000 (approximately USD 1.50). Additional entrance fee for other areas from Rp. 30,000 (approximately USD 2.25) onwards

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7. The favorite kids’ pool with unique villas to match – Barusen Hills Ciwidey

How about some fun family pool time in the cool sunny breeze of Bandung?

Barusen Hills Ciwidey is every family’s favourite recreational spot where a beautiful pool awaits with an equally magical surrounding panorama.

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The large pool is equipped with a giant tipping bucket, fountain and colourful slides. Your kids will love dancing and splashing around in this delightful water playground!

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After you’ve had fun in the pool, take a stroll in the photogenic Love Garden, Bamboo Love Garden and Dutch Garden, complete with a big windmill!

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Spend the night if you want, because Barusen Hills also provides accommodation for the entire family. Up for a weekend getaway?

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Barusen Hills Ciwidey

Address: Gambung, Ciwidey, Cisondari, Pasirjambu, Bandung, West Java 40972
Phone : 085247185444
Opening Hours : 8 am – 5 pm
Entrance Fee: Rp. 20,000 on weekdays, Rp. 25,000 on weekends (approximately USD 1.50 and USD 1.90)

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8. Flock to the sanctuary at Bird & Bromelia Pavilion

Add some educational fun to your family holiday – visit this mini bird park!

Located in the Pramestha Resort Town, the Bird & Bromelia Pavilion is one of the many attractions here, which include nature, agricultural tourism and a wellness centre.

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You’ll find a large aviary divided into 5 separate sections, categorised into the different bird species. There are over 600 birds altogether, including some free-roaming ones near the restaurant, which interact with guests under the supervision of the trained staff.

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Here, living in the lush manicured gardens surrounded by trees and flowers, you can also find bunnies, swans, peacocks, turkey and fish pond. Isn’t it such a lovely sanctuary for the animals?

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Bird & Bromelia Pavilion

Address: Jalan Akaza Utama No. 9 (Dago Giri) Komplek Pramestha Resort Town, Desa: Mekar Wangi Lembang, West Bandung Regency, West Java 40391
Phone : 022-8779 1919
Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Entrance Fee: Rp. 35,000 for weekdays and Rp. 50,000 for weekends and public holidays (approximately USD 2.60 and USD 3.70)

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9. Fly into photogenic paradise at Dago Dream Park

Dago Dream Park is not just any family park,but it is styled with a distinct Balinese nuance that will instantly put you in a relaxed mood.

The trees and statues around are decorated with the iconic black and white checkered cloth, while the big bridge entrance above the running river stands steady and proud.

Located in the hilly and chilly Lembang, Dago Dream Park welcomes you with these family attractions you must not miss:

9-a. Discover a whole new world from your flying Aladdin carpet

With the endless pine forest as your backdrop, feel the rush of adrenaline as the Aladdin carpet takes you up for a ride from one end to another. You’ll stop for a short while in the middle of the ride, but the secure safety gears will keep you safe while you pose for photos.

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If you purchase the professionally taken printed photos, the cables are edited out for that extra “floating in the air” effect, but of course, if you’re a seasoned Instagrammer, you’ll probably be able to do that yourself!

9-b. Selfie with the clouds during Skybike

Pedal along as the Skybike takes you across the beautiful landscape of Lembang. Don’t the panoramic emerald green forest and mountain in the distance appear so surreal in the mist?

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9-c. Get Lost in Paradise with your family

Putting a new spin on the classic snake-and-ladder game, Lost in Paradise is a labyrinth where you can trail the steps and go on the challenging slides.

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Surrounded by the blooming gardens in the maze, we’re sure it’s the kind of paradise you’d love to get lost in.

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Dago Dream Park

Address : Jl. Dago Giri KM 2.2, Mekarwangi, Lembang, Pagerwangi, Lembang, West Java 40135
Phone : +62 812 2223 8696
Opening Hours : Weekdays: 9am – 5pm; Weekends: 8am – 8pm
Entrance Fee: Rp. 20,000 (approximately USD $1.50), car parking fee Rp. 10,000 (approximately USD $0.75).
Ticket prices for different rides may vary from Rp. 20,000 – Rp. 40,000 (approximately USD $1.50 – USD $3)..

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Go glamping with your family

Glamping (otherwise known as glamorous camping) is a trend every family needs to get on. Not only can you introduce the awesome wilderness to your kids in style, but you will enjoy the lovely nature and keep the kids’ hygiene in check too!

Check out these superb glamping choices below:

10. Instagenic glamping area – The Lodge Maribaya

As one of the trendiest glamping spots in Bandung, expect a million-dollar view that includes the greenest pine forest on top of the Mariba cliffs at 2,080 metres above sea level.

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With individual tents in the most unique shapes, enjoy fire camps, barbeque, trekking, horse-riding and awesome culinary options nearby.

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You also wouldn’t want to miss the Instafamous “Sky Swing” for that selfie with the gorgeous pine forest in the background. More extreme selfies await too at the Zip Bike and other platforms perched on top!

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The Lodge Maribaya

Rates : Rates: From USD $ 56 per night (Approximately Rp. 750,000)

Address : Jalan Maribaya No. 149/252/ RT 03 / RW 15, Babakan Gentong, Cibodas, Lembang, West Java 40391
Phone : +62 22 2045 4830; +62 811 226 4808; +62 811 234 8522 (Office Hour)
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours : 9 am – 5 pm
Entrance Fee: Rp. 20,000 (weekdays) / Rp. 25,000 (weekends) (Approximately USD $ 1.50 / 2.00)
Sky Tree: Rp. 15,000 (Approximately USD $ 1.15)
Zip Bike: Rp. 20,000 (Approximately USD $ 1.50)
Sky Swing: Rp. 20,000 (Approximately USD $ 1.50)
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm
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11. Have quirky hot springs waterpark fun amidst gorgeous mountain views – Ciwidey Valley Waterpark Resort

Thinking of visiting Ciwidey Valley Waterpark Resort? Come with maximum energy, as you will need it here with the plethora of fun things to do – guaranteed to make you feel like a kid once again.

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This newly built hot springs water park not only has some really fun water slides, but there also are quirky structures all around the resort you will have fun exploring amidst the gorgeous mountain views. (Think giant bird cages to explore!)

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If you’re not big on swimming, parents can laze in the pool – with natural hot spring water flowing from statues into the pool to ease your aches away!

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And if your children are hyperactive, don’t worry. Let your children run around and have fun, as you relax in the lounge with a refreshing iced tea.

After running around all day, your children will be tired out, and that only means a good night’s sleep for the parents!

For an authentic outdoor experience, the resort also provides Indian camping tents for rent, at their camping grounds.

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Lastly, apart from staring at the starry night sky, one of the most heartwarming things to do here at night – would be to have a jolly old bonfire complete with marshmallows.

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Your kids (and yourselves, of course) will treasure the memories made here for life!

Ciwidey Valley Resort

Rates: Rates: From USD $63 (approximately Rp. 850,000) per night

Address : Jl. Barutunggul KM. 17, Ciwidey, Alamendah, Rancabali, Bandung, West Java 40973
Phone: +62 22 8592 0222
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12. Perfect for that authentic camping feels – Grafika Wisata Cikole

Located at the foot of Mount Lembang (around 1,400 metres above sea level), you’ll enjoy the company of hilly savannahs among the pine forest.

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The camps here are properly secured with cement and equipped with electricity. You’ll also be given sleeping bags, fire camps and some corn skewers for that authentic camping feels.

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Perfect for teens, we’d say!

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Grafika Wisata Cikole

Rates: From Rp. 460,000 (approximately USD 34) per night

Address : Jl. Tangkuban Perahu KM.8, Cikole, Lembang, West Bandung Regency, West Java 40391.
Phone: (022) 82782441

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13. Ultra luxurious resort glamping – Trizara Resorts

Wake up to the stunning view of the sunrise over the magnificent Mount Tangkuban Perahu.

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With 47 camps, these “tents” are actually hotel rooms in disguise, complete with comfy bedding, bathrooms and personalized service.

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Don’t miss out on the lovely decorations around this area for that Instagram #potd!

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Trizara Resorts

Rates : From Rp. 925,650 (approximately USD 68.56)

Address : Jl. Pasirwangi Wetan, Lembang, Indonesia
Phone: (022) 82780085
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14. Smell the tulips and feel the Dutch windmills in Kampoeng Tulip

Bandung is known as Paris Van Java, but Kampoeng Tulip is all about a Holland lifestyle for the family.

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Don’t be surprised if you don’t see any tulip blooms. Despite efforts to import and plant the tulips, the flowers fail to grow.

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Still, Kampoeng Tulip will surprise you with its vast gardens complete with the most Instagenic natural views and exciting facilities. Take a stroll around the pretty spots adorned with iconic Dutch windmills and shabby chic little houses.

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You can even don a traditional Dutch costume and pose for fun!

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Your kids will be thrilled to jump into the little boats, while you row around and admire this charming place.

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Kampoeng Tulip

Address: Komplek Banyu Biru Blok H No. 17, Ciwastra, Mekarjaya, Rancasari, Bandung, West Java 40292
Phone : +62 815 7313 7808
Opening Hours : 9am – 5 pm
Entrance Fee: Rp. 8,000 on weekdays (approximately USD $0.55) and Rp. 12,000 on weekends (approximately USD $0.82). Boat rides are free.

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15. Looking for a kid-friendly hotel? – Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers

Look no further than Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers for a super kid-friendly stay. Located minutes from Bandung city center, Sheraton Bandung offers a resort escape coupled with fresh mountain views – and for those of you looking to escape the tropical heat, a cooling mountain breeze!

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The best part? A comprehensive array of kid-friendly facilities that will make any family’s stay even better.

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From the beautiful pool with a ‘desert island’ and a kids’ pool for the littler ones along with giant fun floats available – to the vibrant Kids’ Club where kids will have fun with activities like T-shirt colouring, lego, trampoline, slides and mini soccer…

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There’s even bunny feeding and complimentary horse-riding!

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And if you go down for the Sunday Brunch, it comes with complimentary access to pool and the Kids’ Club – as well as complimentary ice cream every weekend!

For the adults, apart from drinks by the pool, look forward to relaxation at Shine Spa with a comprehensive menu of spa treatments and traditional massages. You can also head to the Sauna for a time of detox while spending quality time with your spouse, while the kids are happily playing in the Kids’ Club.

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There’s something for everyone in the family, and Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers is guaranteed to give you the perfect place to have that long awaited family holiday at!

Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers

Rate: Family rates from Rp.1,600,000++ (USD $123)
Address: Jl. Ir. H.Djuanda No.390, Dago, Coblong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40135, Indonesia
Contact: +62 22 2500303
Find out more about the family package here
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16. Dine at a restaurant with a pool for the kids! – One Eighty Coffee

Newly opened in 2016, One Eighty Coffee provides a stunningly family-friendly restaurant where parents get the option of dining in water while kids splash about in a shallow pool.

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Think tables and chairs set in a shallow pool. It’s a different experience for sure, and this hip restaurant delivers creativity in spades with its industrial style complete with brick walls and wood accents.

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Apart from the pool area of the restaurant, there are 2 floors with a spiral staircase going up. Get settled anywhere you wish and start ordering!

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There’s Indonesian and Western cuisine on the menu such as Iga Garang Assam, and familiar favourites like Aglio Olio and English Breakfast – and boy do they look appetising.

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PS: The water in the shallow pool goes a little above the ankles. Do wear slippers and shorts if you intend to dine in the water area of the restaurant, and bring a spare set of clothes for the kids if necessary!

One Eighty Coffee

Address: Jl. Ganesha No. 3 Bandung 40132
Contact: +62 822 1800 0155
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 8am to 11pm; Fri – Sat 8am to 12am
Price range: Rp. 24,000 – Rp. 99,000 (Approximately USD $1.64 – $6.78)

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17. Visit the Hobbit house in Bandung! – The Farm House

Farm House is located right smack on Jalan Raya Lembang, and takes about an hour’s drive from the city center to get there. (It’s on the edge of the highway, so it’s pretty easy to find too!)

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Newly opened to tourists and residents in Bandung, Farm House combines agriculture, film, and wanderlust all in one place.

With its European-styled buildings, and the Hobbit house reminiscent of Lord of the Rings – a trip here will be both educational and entertaining at the same time.

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The Farm House is a suitable place for the whole family. Children can have fun running amok in ​​the big garden areas, while parents enjoy the fresh cool mountain air and great views while taking photos.

It’s truly Instagram-worthy and will create the perfect backdrop for some of your favourite holiday snaps!

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The Farm House Lembang

Address: Jl. Raya Lembang No. 108 Lembang, Bandung
Contact: +62 22 8278 2400
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8am – 7pm; Sat-Sun: 8am – 8pm
Price: Rp. 25,000 (approximately USD $1.72, can be used to redeem food and beverages)

18. Looking for more family-friendly restaurants? – Le Delice Cafe, Bengkel Kopi, Madame Sari Restaurant

If you’re planning a longer trip and require a list of the best family-friendly restaurants around Bandung, we’ve just what you need.

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How about having a picnic in the garden at Le Delice Cafe where it’s fully decorated to look like a sweet old english garden. Dig into pasta, pastry, bread or desserts here, the family is guaranteed to have a lovely picnic.

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Otherwise, try Bengkel Kopi (especially for parents of little boys) that’s especially decorated with a car theme. Think floors that look like roads, unique oil barrel chairs, and tyres. Your boys will adore the creative touches here!

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Last but not least, head to Madame Sari Restaurant that comes with its own huge indoor playground! Suitable for kids aged 3 to 10, this will be the highlight of your little ones’ day. And of course, parents get to enjoy some quiet time indulging in the Indonesian fare available here – while the kids play to their hearts’ content.

Le Delice

Address: Jl. Guntur No.22, Malabar, Lengkong, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40262
Contact: +62 22 730 0155
Opening hours: 9am to 9pm
Price: Rp. 15,000 – Rp. 50,000 (Approximately USD $1.15- $3.43)

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Bengkel Kopi

Address: Jl. Setiabudi No. 257 Bandung
Contact: 022-2013862
Opening hours: 11am to 11pm
Price: From Rp.10,000 – Rp.50,000 (USD $0.70 – 4)
Instagram: @bengkelkopi_id

Madame Sari Restaurant

Address: Jl. Ir. H Juanda No. 85 Bandung
Contact: 022-250 9495
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm
Price: From Rp.20,000 – Rp.45,000 (USD $1.50 – 3.50)

19. Infotainment at an abandoned quarry: Kampung Batu Malakasari

Once an abandoned small quarry in Padalarang, Kampung Batu Malakasari has been built into a family-friendly play park around the landscape by its founders, leaving the beauty of the natural scenery intact.

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Take a canoe ride across a lake surrounded by jagged rocks – don’t they remind you of the magnificence of the way natural landforms are made through tectonic plate movements?

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Not big on Geography? Opt for a tour guide who can illustrate to you the many wonders of nature, and allow the kids to gain much knowledge and fun as well.

In one of the games, you can get down and dirty with the kids with farming and rearing animals, including chickens, cows, and deer. Observe how even the smallest of organism plays an important role in keeping the ecosystem balanced.

It’s also a good chance to educate your kids on Sudanese traditions, through traditional dances and games that emphasize the importance of respecting the environment – which is often lacking nowadays.

The Kampung Batu Malakasari also comes with the Tectona Waterpark, which is complete with swimming areas for children of all ages. Don’t worry, there are lifeguards and paramedics on standby ensuring the safety of your kids.

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Kampung Batu Malakasari

Entrance fee:
Entrance – 10,000 IDR (0.75 USD)
Educational Tour – 75,000 IDR (5.63 USD)
Tektona Waterpark – 25,000 IDR (1.87 USD)
Address: Jalan Raya Banjaran (Rencong), Desa Malakasari Kec. Baleendah, Kab. Bandung, Jawa Barat
Phone: +6222 7259 1042 / +6222 594 7823
Opening hours: 08:00-18:00

Official Website

20. ‘Work’ on a farm at the Jendela Alam Farm

There are several attractions in Bandung that offer farm-related activities, which allow visitors to interact directly with animals or plant and harvest farm crops.

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But the Jendela Alam (‘Nature’s Window’) farm is one of the first and most complete of them all.

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Located on Jl. Sersan Baijuri, Lembang, where an actual farm might be, you can roam this hillside farmland with your children and meet the usual and not-so-usual animals, with some from neighbouring countries! Visitors also get a chance to clean, feed, and even milk the animals.

Learn about traditional farming methods using shovels and rakes while literally getting your hands dirty, and even modern farming techniques such as hydroponics and aquaponics.

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Who knows, you may even get inspired to plant your own vegetables back home, and you’ll learn how you can do so!

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Jendela Alam Farm

Entrance: Weekday: Rp. 15,000 (approximately USD $1); Weekend: Rp. 20,000 (approximately USD $1.37); High Season: Rp. 25,000 (approximately USD $1.71)
Address
: Jl. Sersan Bajuri Km 4.5 Ledeng,Lembang, Bandung, West Java
Phone: +62 22 278 8482 / +62 895 0117 4777
Opening hours: Weekdays: 9am-3.30pm; Weekends: 9am-4pm

Official Website

21. Feed the deer and camp at Ranca Upas, Ciwidey

Do you know that other than the white lake (Kawah Putih) at Ciwidey, you can also visit the Deer Conservation Park and Camping Ground at Ranca Upas?

Here in Ranca Upas, you can even buy vegetables or carrots to feed the deer (~Rp. 5,000) or simply watch them graze peacefully.

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There’s also an outdoor adventure park (yes, with a tree house!) and water rides where your kids can have fun while you soak in the hot springs.

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If you spontaneously feel like spending a night here, camping equipment is also available for rent at the nearby shops.

Ranca Upas, Ciwidey

Address: Jl. Raya Ciwidey – Patenggang KM 11, Desa Alam Endah, Ciwidey, Kabupaten Bandung, Jawa Barat. Coordinates here
Entrance: Weekdays: Rp. 10,000 (approximately USD $0.67); Weekend: Rp. 15,000 (approximately USD $1). If you would like to stay overnight and camp there, the smallest tent (for maximum 3 people) costs Rp. 150,000 per tent (approximately USD $11.20). If you are driving there, two-wheeled vehicles will be charged Rp. 2,000 (approximately USD $0.13) and four-wheeled vehicles will be charged Rp. 5,000 (approximately USD $0.34) for parking.
Contact: +62 813 2373 9973; +62 22 8592 4482

Website 

22. Where nature meets modern comforts: Dusun Bambu Leisure Park

Tired of the same old sights of the city? Nestled atop a hill in Lembang, Dusun Bambu Leisure Park offers a view of lush greenery and crisp mountain air all within the comforts of modern architecture.

Covering 15 hectares of land, children and teens can roam freely in the beautifully manicured gardens and playgrounds or take part in the many activities ranging from pottery, mini golf, a hot air balloon, and even a shooting range!

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Recently, they also added The Labyrinth – a new attraction designed to let your kids truly play on carpeted ground in slides, mini houses, tunnels and more to their hearts’ content!

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For food, families have three restaurants to choose from – you can enjoy a private lunch at Lutung Kasarung in ‘bird’s nest’ cabins hanging on pine trees, taste traditional Sundanese cuisine at Purbasari in lakeside gazebos, or dine with a view of Mount Burangrang at the Burangrang Café.

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The Pasar Khatulistiwa market is also available for guests who are looking for light snacks, vegetables, and souvenirs.

Not enough time to try out all the attractions at Dusun Bambu? How about spending the night at the Kampung Layung Villas complete with your own butler?

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, go ‘glamping’ at the Sayang Heoulang (Eagle Camp) – get closer to the outdoors in comfort!

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Dusun Bambu

Address: Jl. Kolonel Masturi KM 11, Cisarua, Bandung Barat 40551
Contact: +62 22 8278 2020
Entrance fee: Weekdays: Rp. 20,000 (approximately USD $1.37); Weekends: Rp. 25,000 (approximately USD $1.71)
Opening Hours: Weekdays 9 am-9 pm; Weekend 8 am-11 pm

Website 

23. Play with furry animals on a rooftop: Lactasari Mini Farm & Bird Park

There’s nothing as warm and delightful as the sight of our kids captivated by bunnies nibbling on a carrot, or feeding bottled milk to baby lambs.

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The Lactasari Mini Farm is clean and well-maintained so parents need not worry about children getting themselves dirty.

Right next door is the Bird Park, which houses some of Indonesia’s rarest feathered critters from the secluded islands of Nusa Tenggara and the jungles of Borneo.

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Children will be amazed at the spectrum of colours showcased by these tropical birds.

Animals just not your thing? You just need to leave the kids with their new furry friends, and go downstairs to the mall where you can shop freely without having to deal with a bored child.

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Lactasari Mini Farm & Bird Park

Entrance fee(Including animal food): Bird Park 29000 IDR (USD 3), Lactasari Mini Farm 60000 IDR (USD 4.50)
Address: Jl. Sukajadi no.131-139, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40162, IndonesiaBarat, Jawa Barat 40551
Phone: +62 22 2060800
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00

Official Website

24. Kampung Gajah Wonderland: Bandung’s Favourite Family Destination

Offering over 20 main attractions, the Kampung Gajah (Elephant Village) is a one-stop family fun utopia. Don’t worry about hurting your feet, Segways are available for rent so you can scale the 60-hectare piece of land.

Suitable even for older children, the Kampung Gajah doesn’t only have more activities than most family attractions in Bandung, it also brings them on a larger scale. Zip-line across almost 500 metres of the Lembang hillside, or choose between a buggy and an ATV to explore the muddy back trails.

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There’s no shortage of action for the little tykes as well. Children will love treading through the bikini bottom/teletubbie land gardens and riding the bumper boats.

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If that’s still not enough, the Kampung Gajah Wonderland has its own waterpark!

Teenagers and adults can enjoy the Tornado Slide, Octopus Slide, and even a 100m long tube ride down hilly slopes while the toddlers can splash in either the kiddy pool or wave pool.

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Kampung Gajah Wonderland

Entrance fee: (Weekday/Weekend)
Entrance Only – (10,000 IDR/20,000 IDR) (0.75 USD/1.25 USD)
All Access – (150,000 IDR/ 250,000 IDR) (11.27 USD/18.78 USD)
Waterpark – (100,000 IDR/125,000 IDR) (7.51 USD/9.39 USD)
Address: Sersan bajuri KM 3.8, Lembang, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40559
Phone: +62 22 6109 9999
Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00

Official Website

25. Park-hopping among Bandung’s thematic parks

Of the many things Bandung is known for, one of the most recent is the installment many thematic parks all over the city, some of them comes with their own wifi connection.

These are not your regular parks, mind.

You can catch a local movie on a gigantic screen at the Taman Film underneath the Pasupati Bridge. Just make sure you check out their schedule at @BDG_TamanFilm to see what they are playing.

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And if you’re a flora lover, go on to identify the thousand different species of flowers at Taman Pustaka Bunga, right next to Bandung’s most recently built park, Taman Lansia.

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There are many more! Here’s a short list of our recommended parks to cross off: Taman Fotografi, Taman Musik, Taman Kota Babakan Siliwangi, Taman Lalu Lintas, Taman Persib, Taman Pasupati

 The beautifully set up parks are great for weekend picnics, especially for those with toddlers who are only starting to get familiar with their surroundings. These pretty gardens definitely make great photo opportunities too.

26. Learn from the veteran kite makers of Gang Sereh

Want to get your children off their gadgets? Introduce them to a forgotten pastime that’s been around for centuries.

Gang Sereh, an alley on Jl. Astana Anyar Bandung was the kite enthusiast hotspot of the region in the past.

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As you walking past the bright hues and old buildings that house six of the remaining workshops, you’ll get a sensation of travelling a few decades back in time.

Learn a thing or two from kite veteran Lie Fie Kiat (or Akiat for short) a three-time world champion at international kite festivals.

 Marked with a huge kite with a face at the shopfront, Akiat’s shop won’t be hard to find. If come down to his place in the afternoon, he’ll be delighted to give children some flying lessons.

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Gang Sereh

Entrance fee: Free (kites start at 45,000 IDR (0.40 USD) onwards)
Address: Gang Sereh, Jl. Astana Anyar Astanaanyar, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat
Opening hours: 10:00 – 15:00

27. Learn the ancient Japanese art of paper folding at the Maya Hirai School of Origami

Everyone learnt how to make paper airplanes or boats since we were kids, but there are way much more that you can do with origami.

Here, from the usual cranes to the more complicated twisting, cutting  or ‘wet’ origami techniques, your kids will certainly be fascinated by what they can do with a piece of coloured paper.

Proven to sharpen motoric skills and train young children to follow instructions, origami lessons aren’t just fun, they are also constructive for your child’s growth!

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The Maya Hirai School of Origami also sells books, instructional videos, and of course origami paper, so your kids can start decorating their rooms once they get home!

Maya Hirai School of Origami

Entrance fee: Rp20.000 – Rp50.000
Address: Gedung Kaca Selatan, Origami Corner Sanggar Origami Indonesia (SOI), PUSDAI Jabar, Jl. Diponegoro No.63, Bandung 40191
Phone: 0851 0084 0375
Opening hours: 08:00-17:00

Official Website

28. Get ready for an art attack: Crayon’s Craft & Co.

Can’t find all those complicated art supplies for a Pinterest project you’ve been yearning to do? You can try searching at the Crayon’s Craft & Co, Indonesia’s largest arts and crafts store.

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And for minimal purchase of 100,000 IDR (7.50 USD), you can even get a handicraft lesson for free!

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So it’s time to bring out the creative side of your child. Kids of all ages will definitely enjoy learning new handicrafts techniques. Plus, you can even bring home your handmade crafts.

What a great chance to pick up a new hobby too. You can choose a variety of classes, including clay art, cross stitching, glass art and even a cooking class!

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Crayon’s Craft & Co

Address: Jl. Aceh No. 15, Kebon Sirih Bandung 40115.
Phone: +622 4201 043, +622 4206 112
Opening hours: 09:00-17:00

Official Website

29. Science has never been this fun: Bandung Science Centre

Tucked in Jl. Sirnagalih, just a few minutes north of the city centre, lies a new attraction that is little heard of – the Bandung Science Centre.

With 17 different display themes on two stories, each with their own unique interactive attractions like the ‘Van De Graff’ machine as seen in Mr. Bean, this Science Centre will definitely spark an interest in your kids!

Themes include a galaxy corridor, robotics, optical illusions and laser beams – sure to occupy a hyperactive child’s enthusiasm for at least a few hours.

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Located barely 5 minutes from Jl. Sukajadi, the Bandung Science Centre also makes a great rest stop if you are heading towards Lembang, especially during peak hours when the traffic jam can become unbearable.

Bandung Science Centre

Entrance fee: Rp 45,000
Address: Jl. Sirnagalih No. 15, Sukasari, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40161
Phone: (+62) 22 206 0415
Opening hours: 08:00-17:00 (Closed on Mondays)

Official Website

30. Have fun with batik at the Rumah Batik Komar

Batik is considered as an important part of the Indonesian identity, and we’re sure many of you are familiar with the art and behind a piece of Batik cloth.

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The hours put into carefully detailing a pattern even makes some of them an expensive luxury.

Here at the Rumah Batik Komar, you can observe different Batik patterns, materials and method variations from different parts of Indonesia and study the philosophy that guides each pattern.

Why not even join a Batik-making workshop? Packages range from single visits to an eight-hour three-day course for those of you keen on mastering the technique.

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Besides learning about the culture, learning the art of Batik is definitely a fun activity for the whole family, especially when you can wear what you have drawn!

Rumah Batik Komar

Entrance: 20,000 IDR (1.50 USD)
Workshop package – 100,000 IDR (7.50 USD) onwards
Address
: Jalan Cigadung Raya Timur I No.5, Cigadung, Cibeunying Kaler Bandung 40191
Phone: 022-251 4788
Opening hours: 09:00-19:00

Official Website

31. Take part in a traditional orchestra at the Saung Angklung Udjo

Crowned with the title of Bandung’s ‘one-stop cultural workshop’, the Saung Angklung Udjo is the perfect place to bring the family to for a Sundanese cultural edutainment.

Attend the daily performance of Tari Jaipong and Kuda Lumping accompanied by an orchestra of traditional instruments such as the Angklungs, Degungs and bamboo flutes called the Suling.

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(Spoiler alert: near the end of the show, the audience will be asked to join the performers in dancing and playing the instruments as well. What a great way to end the show!)

Saung Angklung Udjo also has Angklung-making workshops open to the public. An Angklung is a unique instrument from the West Javanese tradition, made out of bamboo tubes that are specially carved, so it makes a specific note on the Sundanese Solfege, West Java’s own ‘Do Re Mi’ scale.

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The Saung Angklung Udjo is a foundation started by Udjo Ngalegana in 1966 as a means of giving back to his community, and the proceeds are used for the education of the neighbourhood children living in the area.

Saung Angklung Udjo

Address: Jl. Padasuka No. 118, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40192
Phone: +62 22 7271714
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm. Traditional performances available at 3.30pm every day (additional performances available on Saturday 1pm and Sunday 10am)
Entrance: Weekdays: Locals: Rp. 70,000 for adults and Rp. 50,000 for children; Foreigners: Rp. 110,000 (approximately USD $7.43) for adults and Rp. 70,000 (approximately USD $4.73) for children (4-11 years old, free for under 4 years old). Weekend and public holiday: Locals: Rp. 75,000 for adults and Rp. 55,000 for children; Foreigners: Rp. 120,000 (approximately USD $8.11) for adults and Rp. 80,000 (approximately USD $5.40) for children (4-11 years old, free for under 4 years old)

Official Website

Are there any more fun-filled family things to do in Bandung we missed? Do share them with us!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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