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Top Fun Activities for Kids in Jakarta – Making Travelling with Kids a Breeze

Jakarta is a city of many interesting aspects; when travelling with children, the place is able to ease parents' stress and tension by offering plenty of interesting activities for the little tykes to immerse themselves in. Listed are places guaranteed to put a smile on your kid's face.


Sail Around at Sky Rink

The perfect escape from the sweltering heat, the Sky Rink is an ice skating rink located on the fifth floor of the Taman Anggrek Mall. The rink is tipped to be one of the largest in Asia, and is loads of fun, besides, offering interested parties of all ages some handy lessons; as such, adults and kids alike are able to participate in all the fun. Easy to reach from your service apartment in Jakarta, the place is ideal for spending a morning at; just make sure everyone is dressed in warm clothes.


Explore Ragunan Zoo

Kids will love spending a fun afternoon in the company of Ragunan Zoo's 3,000 odd residents. The place is well-maintained and clean, spread across 350 acres. The zoo houses exotic creatures such as Sumatran elephants, orang-utans, Komodo dragons, and some 170 species of tropical plants to admire. Children will love the special kiddies section of the zoo, as well as, boat rides and the Sunday elephant and pony rides. The zoo is just 45 minutes from Ascott Jakarta, and other such properties located within the 'Golden Triangle' area of the city.


Spend an Exciting Day at Seaworld Indonesia

Head over to the Seaworld Ancol Aquarium and watch as your kids are held in awe by the marvellous collection of marine-life there. Jakarta's newest aquarium is home to both freshwater and saltwater fish, from around Indonesia as well as, the Yangtze River. Kids are sure to enjoy the starfish touching experience as well as, watching the shark feeding show and travelling through the underwater glass tunnel around which huge manta-rays swim.


Relish the Thrills of a Taman Safari

You will have to take a trip into Bogor for this attraction, but, the slightly long car ride is well worth it. The 170 hectares of parkland is home to over 2,500 species of animals. The attraction lies in driving through the park in your car, having the animals come right up to your window; a fascinating activity for little children. Hence, make sure to take along plenty of apples and carrots for feeding the hungry little critters. Hang around and watch one of the six wildlife shows on offer; these comprise of elephant shows, dolphin shows and even a Wild West show.


Take on Some Watery Fun at Waterbom Park

The perfect way to cool down on a warm day, Waterbom Park offers 15 slides and a chill-out pool to enjoy. There is a slide, made especially for thrill seekers, sending one hurtling down at speeds of around 70kms per hour. Once done with your time in the water, wind up the day with a visit to the billiard parlour located next door.