These are just some of the many things you can do with your kids as an expat family in Jakarta. With so many cultural, historical, and entertainment options, Jakarta offers a diverse range of experiences that can keep your family engaged and entertained for days on end.
1. Explore Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) is great for kids because it offers an educational, interactive, and fun experience where they can learn about Indonesian culture, history, and science through miniature houses, cultural exhibitions, museums, playgrounds, a lake, gardens, and a cable car ride. It's a unique and memorable destination that kids will enjoy.
JL. Raya Taman Mini, Jakarta Timur,
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia.
2. Water Parks in Jakarta
As long as it doesn’t rain all week long, being in Jakarta means you get all year excuse to splash around in the pool. There’s quite the few to choose from too. Some of our favorites are:
The Wave at Pondok Indah Mall
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah, South Jakarta (Next to PIM I & Street Gallery)
Rp. 100,000 (Mon-Fri) Rp. 150,000 (Weeekends & public holiday)
After 6 pm: Rp. 50.000 (Mon-Thu), Rp 75.000 (Fri-Sun & Public Holidays)
For more water parks in Jakarta and its surrounding, check out:
7 Best Waterparks in Jakarta and Surrounding Area
3. Meet the Animals
Some of its animal enclosures are in poor condition, but Ragunan Zoo remains one of Jakarta’s greenest sanctuary that offers 147 hectares of lush plants and trees, it is as close as nature gets in Jakarta. Other than Ragunan there’s also the newer Fauna Land in Ecopark Ancol, or to roam a little further, Taman Safari Indonesia in Puncak that is in a lot better condition, with better attended animals.
Taman Margasatwa Ragunan
Jl. Harsono No.1, Ragunan, Ps. Minggu, Kota Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta
Entrance fee: Rp. 4,000
Fauna Land at Ancol Taman Impian Jaya Ancol
Jl. Lodan Timur No. 7, RW.10, Ancol, Jakarta Utara, North Jakarta
Entrance fee: Rp. 50.000
Taman Safari Indonesia
Jalan Raya Puncak No. 601, Cibeureum, Cisarua, Bogor
Adult Rp 150.000, Kids Rp 140.000.
Foreigners & KITAS holder: 300.000, Kids Rp 250.000
4. Go on a nature walk at the Bogor Botanical Gardens
Bogor Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden in Bogor, Indonesia that offers a variety of activities and attractions for kids, including guided tours of the plant collections, several playgrounds, a mini train ride, feeding the fish and turtles in the pond, and special events and exhibitions throughout the year.
Address: Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No.13, Paledang, Kecamatan Bogor Tengah, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16122, Indonesia
Phone: +62 251 8311362
5. Visit the Jakarta Aquarium
Jakarta Aquarium is a modern aquarium in Indonesia with a diverse collection of marine life from around the world. It offers an interactive experience for kids where they can touch and feed marine animals, and also features themed zones showcasing different habitats and ecosystems. The aquarium also has a 4D theater, restaurant, and souvenir shop, making it a great family destination.
6. Enjoy The Playgrounds at The Malls
7. Golfing at Kids Friendly Golf Places
8. Visit the National and History and other Jakarta Museums
9. Ice Skating
Ice skating in Jakarta? Why not? Make it a party and get some serious fun on ice that will surely make a memorable time. The BX Rink even has a ice hockey team that competes internationally. To join, contact them at (+6221) 2986-4888 or (+62) 856-9754-6080.
BX Rink, Bintaro (Rp. 65,000 all day for weekdays, Rp. 80,000/2 hours for weekends)
Bintaro Xchange Mall Lt.UG/3A, CBD Boulevard Bintaro Jaya, Sektor VII, Banten 15227
Sky Rink Jakarta (Rp. 65,000 all day for weekdays, Rp. 85,000/2 hours for weekends)
Mal Taman Anggrek, Lt. 3, Jl. Letjend. S. Parman Kav. 21, West Jakart
10. Have a picnic at Taman Suropati or Taman Menteng or other Jakarta City Parks
11. Visit the Monas National Monument
12. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around Kota Tua
13. Try traditional batik-making at Batik Semar
14. Visit the Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory
15. Check out the street art in Kemang
16. Take a pottery class at Kemang Pottery
17. Visit the Jakarta Cathedral and Istiqlal Mosque
18. Attend a performance at the Jakarta Theatre
19. Visit the Pasar Santa creative hub
20. Learn traditional Indonesian dance at Komunitas Tari Jakarta
21. Go on a bird-watching tour at Muara Angke Wildlife Sanctuar
Take a family photo at the Selamat Datang Monument
22. Watch a movie at the cinema
23. Art Classes
Let your kids explore their artistic side while exercising their soft motor skills, Marvelous Little Maestro in Kemang, Kidz Art Indonesia, or Kutak Katik Art Class are some of the recommended art classes you can check out.
Check here for our full list of courses and classes you can check out for your kids.
Let your little speed racers hit the speed bumps safely in a go kart. For Rp. 60,000 you will get 6 minutes of karting time, which doesn’t sound like a whole lot but it means 6 to 8 laps worth of speeding! And not to worry, the price includes all the necessary safety gears such as race suit, helm, and jacket.
Jl. Gatot Subroto kav.72 Pancoran, South Jakarta. Call 087780510008 (14'00 - 21'00)
25. Visit Kidzania Jakarta
This is definitely a favourite, where kids can be whatever they want to be, and do whatever they want to do all day long. Upon entering, one is given a boarding pass, a map of the city, and a 50 Kidzos (the official currency of Kidzania) paycheck upon entry. Inside, they can work on over 70 different professions, and spend their Kidzos in some of the shops.
2 – 3 year old: Rp. 50.000 (weekdays) Rp. 75,000 (weekends)
4 – 16 year old: Rp. 150.000 (weekdays) Rp. 200,000 (weekends)
Adult (17 – 64) Rp. 100.000 (weekedays) Rp. 150,000 (weekends)
*Price might differ during holiday season
Pacific Place 6th floor, Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) kav. 52 – 53, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: +62 21 5154888 ext. 100
Email: [email protected], www.kidzania.co.id
26. Trampoline Parks
In this park, kids will literally bounce off the wall with excitement! Let them do all sorts of jumping, running up a wall, bouncing for fun, slam dunking or maneuvering all day long. Other than the trampolines, the foam pits, Bounce also has the Aero Ball, a combination of volleyball and basketball where two players stand in separate cages and shoot the ball in the other ones goal.
There’s also the fun Spider Tower a spherical maze where kids can climb and slide down into the foam pit below. The Gladiator War Zone enables you to battle an opponent standing on a narrow beam and try to knock them off.
Bounce Street Asia Trampoline Park
Jalan Sentra Bisnis Artha Gading Blok D Kav. 8. North Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 29745790 / 91
Email: [email protected]
Amped Trampoline Park Indonesia
Pergudangan Ex-Goro, Jalan Kirana Avenue No.88, Kelapa Gading
Phone: (021) 29569215/16/17 https://www.ampd.fun
27. Horse Riding
Gans of horse riding living in Jakarta will need to venture a little outward to find a suitable place for the magnificent animal to prance around. There’s Arthayasa Stables & Country Club located in Limo Depok, one of the oldest and most established house stable in the country. There’s also Anantya Riding Club in Gunung Putri, Bogor.
EQUINARA HORSE SPORTS, Horseback Riding Center 081717723111 (or DM)
More about Horse-riding in Jakarta
28. Cooking Class
Check out our list for the best cooking classes for kids in Jakarta and let them unleash the little chefs in them! These schools ensure a fun and save environment for kids as young as 3 years old.
Click here for our complete list of courses and classes for kids in Jakarta.
29. Field Hockey
Join the ISCI Hockey Jakarta Sports team, The official Instagram of Intercultural Sport Club Indonesia (ISCI) Hockey.
Training day: Wednesday 6 PM-8 PM and Saturday 4 PM-6 PM located at GBK Senayan
Junior hockey training for kids (boys and girls, age range 6-12) takes place on Sundays at hockey pitches at Senayan Sports Complex. The training is a fun mix of skills and game practice – for beginners and more advaced players. For the first training all you need is 100.000IDR, sports kit and plenty of water – bring a hockey stick, shin guards, and mouthpieces if you have them. For more information, please click https://www.iscihockey.com
30. Bowling in Jakarta
Let your young ones get the chance to show off their skills on the bowling lanes. Not to worry, all bowling alleys provide bowling shoes to rent at an affordable price.
Jakarta Bowling Center, Plaza Festival Kav. C No. 22, South Jakarta
Jaya Ancol Bowling Center, Jl. Lodan Timur Ancol No.01, North Jakarta
Price: 10 AM – 16 PM Rp.27,000/game. 4PM – 24AM : Rp.33,000/game.
Weekend: Rp 38,000 /game
Artha Gading Bowling Center, Mall Artha Gading, Jl. Artha Gading Selatan No.1, Jakarta Utara
Price : Rp.30,000/game
Weekend: Rp 35,000 /game
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31. One Strike Arena Jakarta
Have a blast with your friends at this one stop entertainment. In here you can have adrenaline games from Airsoft Gun, Paintball, Billiard, Nerf War and Laser War
Habiskan waktu yang berkualitas bersama orang-orang tercinta di One Strike Arena! Nikmati permainan perang Air Soft Gun yang menegangkan untuk menguji akurasi dan kelincahan Anda. Jadilah pemenang dengan menembakkan peluru (yang sangat aman) ke tim lawan. Ayo, kumpulkan tim terbaik Anda sekarang dan lupakan kesibukan sejenak dengan menikmati keseruan bermain di One Strike Arena!
Permainan di One Strike Arena Jakarta
- Airsoft Gun
- Nerf War
- Laser War
https://onestrikemall.co.id/ WhatsApp: 0812-1979-7246
32. Rock Climbing
For a slightly more extreme sport, check out Jakarta Climber, a group of wall climber group that provide rock climbing classes for all ages in Plaza Festival, Kuningan. They also have a kids’ class on Sundays, from 9am to 11am. Fee: Rp. 100,000 per person/visit.
For more information, check out their Facebook, https://www.instagram.com/jakartaclimbers/ or call Panji at +62 813 1120 9767.
Rock Climbing Gym - Indoor Climbing Gym Jakarta 🇮🇩
Information & Reservation only through WhatsApp : 0819-2828-4328 www.indoclimb.com
33. Einstein Science Project
Einstein Science Project teaching science with a fun way, classes are available for 4-12 years old. Mengajarkan sains secara fun melalui hands-on experiments! Tersedia untuk usia 4-12 tahun. Kelas online atau offline di learning center.
Promenade 20, Jl. Bangka Raya No.20 Pela Mampang Unit F-G Jakarta Selatan (Kota), DKI JAKARTA - Indonesia 12720
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