Versi Bahasa Indonesia: 18 tempat wisata anak terasik untuk seluruh keluarga di Bandung
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.
At these places, we assure you and your kids will be thoroughly entertained.
1. Family-friendly restaurants with stunning views – Pinisi Resto, Lereng Anteng
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-a) 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.
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!
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!
1-b) 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.
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!
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!
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!
The best part? A comprehensive array of kid-friendly facilities that will make any family’s stay even better.
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…
There’s even bunny feeding and complimentary horse-riding!
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!
3. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
4. 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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5. 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!
6. 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.
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.
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!
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.
7. 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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8. ‘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.
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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9. 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.
10. 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!
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!
11. 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.
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.
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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12. 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.
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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13. 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.
14. 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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15. Bandung’s newest fun fair: Bandung Carnival Land
Have you crossed off Bandung’s Trans Studio on our list of 32 extraordinary things to do in Bandung? The Bandung Carnival Land is a less pricey alternative, created by the guys who brought the Jawa Timur Park to Malang.
Don’t underestimate the size of the rides in this miniature theme park. Give the Dragon Swing or the Mangkok Tsunami a try for a guaranteed instant boost of adrenaline!
Love horror? Enter the haunted house at your own risk – navigate through corridors, past creepy statues that you can find in the rooms. Beware – you might just be lucky enough to catch a figure moving in the shadows, which may not be a statue after all!
If you visit the Bandung Carnival Land after sundown, you’ll get to watch the night lights go up, with an array of lights and lanterns in different shapes and sizes.
16. 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!
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!
17. Gain knowledge through experience at the SPICE Camp (Spirit Camp Educity)
When was the last time you went on an adventure and spent a few nights away from home?
Camping is a great way to bring the family together, though it’s often overlooked today because of all the unnecessary discomfort that camping brings, such as when sleeping or going to the bathroom.
At the SPICE Camp, you’ll never run out of activities to do with the kids – there’s the usual outbound and nature trails to science experiments and even cooking classes for mothers and daughters.
Kids will enjoy a very practical experience in the outdoors through the global warming awareness programme, so they’ll understand the importance of protecting our environment.
There’s different activity packages for various age groups as well, so you won’t have to worry about some activities being too tedious for your child.
Don’t have the time? The SPICE Camp offers single programmes for daily visitors at different durations, and prices are available on their website.
18. 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.
And for minimal purchase of 100,000 IDR (7.50 USD), you can even get a handicraft lesson for free!
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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19. 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.
20. 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.
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.
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!
21. 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.