Planning to travel with your young ones in the upcoming holidays but having difficulty in choosing a destination that fits your needs? We understand that travel is never the same when you have children. If you are looking for a budget-friendly and enriching experience for the family (plus you don’t want to take long leave), these popular holiday destinations in Indonesia offers some interesting holiday camps for you and your children.
Enriching holiday camp at Batu City, Indonesia
Located in Batu, a city in Indonesia’s East Java Province, Kampoeng Kidz provides a great opportunity for city dwellers to get in touch with nature. This outbound training centre hosts children from as young as 2 years old to junior high teenagers with two programmes, namely entrepreneurship and adventure. The former includes handicraft and farming sessions while the latter will challenge your children to outdoor activities like canoeing and flying fox. Although these (half or 1-day) sessions are for kids, parents are welcome to accompany your kids during all sessions.
Note that Kampoeng Kidz outbound activities are available only on weekends and public or school holidays. Entrance tickets are unbelievably affordable at less than S$2!
For more information on Kampoeng Kidz, visit: http://kampoengkidz.com/
What else is there to do? Kampoeng Kidz is located less than 10km away from popular tourist attractions such as the Jawa Timur (East Java) Parks, and near to the popular Surabaya, which is the second largest city in Indonesia. While you are here, don’t miss out Malang with its mild highland climate, the famed Rainbow Village as well as an opportunity to catch sunrise at Mount Bromo. A tour in the region will take approximate 3 to 4 days.
Family bonding programs at Bintan, Indonesia
Mention Bintan, and most Singaporeans would think about white sandy beaches, resort living and glamping, but on the other side of island in the rural heartland, Loola Adventure Resort paints a different image of resort life.
Built in local style above the sea or at the beach, this eco resort is big on sustainability and community service. Loola Adventure Resort offers Father-Son camps and family bonding programs with activities to suit the young and old. In addition to enjoying the outdoor and waters activities here, families can engage in community service projects where you can help to improve the quality of life for a single household in a nearby village. A weekend here can provide a great family bonding session and impart to your young ones the importance of giving.
For time-strapped parents who want to give your child a great experience but do not have the time to accompany them, Loola runs ongoing camps with partners such as Centaurs Rugby and CUFA Football. There are also camps with a social mission where local students and orphans will be hosted and get to partake in activities such as a tournament and campfire party.
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For more information on Loola Adventure Resort, visit: https://loola.net
Go Green in Bali, Indonesia
Singaporeans are no stranger to Bali, the Island of Gods in Indonesia, but there’s always something new to explore and learn. Go beyond traditional tourism by enrolling in a family camp at the Green School with Green Camp. Spending time together can boost familial relations, and who’s to say that only kids go to holiday camp?
Available to family who has children (aged between 5 to 14 years old), the inclusive family camp at Green School are conducted over a 3 or 5 day period with educational tours and workshops. Imagine mud wrestling, night safari and campfire amid lessons on waste management and organic farming! Everyone can have fun while continuing to learn.
For more information on Green Camp, visit: https://greencampbali.com
Voluntoursim around Asia
In addition to holiday camps, you can also consider voluntourism around Asia. Be it volunteering during your cruise holidays with Genting Cruise Lines or joining the Habitat for Humanity in building homes for low-income communities across Asia-Pacific, you and your family can lend a helping hand to those who are in need. This shall allow your child to learn life skills and make the family vacation more fulfilling. Such trips require greater considerations, so it may be good to start planning early and don’t forget your travel insurance!
For more information on Habitat for Humanity, visit: https://www.habitat.org.sg
Information is accurate as at 28 May 2019.