Indonesia, more than often, experiences many rainy days. Fear not for your travel to Bali is not in vain during this season. There are multitudes of parks, indoor playhouses and museums that is fun for the whole group of friends and family. Even when it is heavily pouring outside, you can still avail one of these fun and educational indoor activities.
Have an alternate itinerary ready, or have these places in your present one. Rain or shine, this list will show you a good time regardless of the weather. Come on down and take a look at what's in store for you this rainy season in Bali.
Upside Down World Indonesia
Upside Down World Bali enhances to the ever-increasing record of amusing indoor activities on the island. Here you can go in seven specially designed rooms, whose décor and furniture are simply, and deliberately amusing, the wrong way up. Upside Down World is also where you can enjoy a fun time out with your partner or friends and do various whacky poses, and see as your moments turn into gravity-defying stunts in through the life of photography.
What Upside Down World Indonesia offers is more than just upside down photos. The essence of their work lies in the fundamentals of trick photography. A technique employed which uses optical illusion to make an object appear as if it were impossibly upside down. It’s easier to actually experience Upside Down World than to actually describe it, which might detract that fun factor of actually discovering the place.
Upside Down World is a good place for a whimsical photo. In the age of social media, the more unusual photo you have in your profile, the more attention you receive. Whether if you are just in it for the photos or not, there is definitely one thing that Upside Down World has which is fun. Discovering the entertaining rooms is an experience for all personalities
Totem Room Escape Bali
Totem Room Escape is a place where you and your group can enjoy a truly fun hour indoors in Seminyak. As a dedicated team, you will be transported into complex designed ‘worlds’ and game rooms and thrown right into a scenario with a sequence of puzzles that only your combined inner logical abilities can solve. A digital timer ticking away overhead adds to the adrenaline rush as you use your intellectual capacity until your ultimate ‘escape’ from the game room.
Currently, there are four game rooms; each one is designed according to a certain theme and offer different difficulty levels. Each game starts with a countdown timer set for 50 minutes. Locked in Darkland, the so-called ‘easiest’ game is inspired by Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and its puzzles have features of the classic tale, such as the white rabbit’s clock and the mad tea party. At first, your team will be in for something challenging.
The ultimate game for up to four is Kidnapped which is actually closest to a detective story. Your group is set out to save a girl by delivering a ransom; you must go through a series of tricks set by the criminal and save yourself from a planted bomb blast. This kind of fun activity is a fun experience for all families and friends.
Neka Art Museum
If you are in town for something a little more artistic, then this is the place for you. Neka Art Museum is an art gallery and museum established by Balinese art lover Wayan Suteja Neka, thus the namesake. What Bali has in store are more than just beautiful beaches and forests. When the rainy day comes, it pays to stay and contemplate on the beauty of various artwork.
This lovely museum was built in 1976 and inaugurated by the Balinese Ministry of Culture & Education in 1982. Inside the wonderful world of the Neka Art Museum are collections of Balinese paintings and sculptures displayed through six different buildings in a Balinese-style garden compound. The museum is located on Jalan Raya Campuhan, in the village of Kedewatan, northwest of the main Ubud centre.
A visit to the Neka Art Museum is both a historic journey to the past, as well as an educational tour that educates the visitor with information on techniques and the history of the development of art in Balinese culture. Visitors might also meet up with the founder himself, who, as a member of the Pande clan of Balinese smiths himself, will passionately show and explain to guests the process of creating a kris dagger and his affinity with, Arie Smit, who was a Dutch-immigrant and a legend among the artistry of the Balinese scene.
The museum features modern supporting facilities: Spacious meeting halls, tropical gardens, a refreshment store, restrooms, and an ample parking space making for an enjoyable day at the museum. The amenities at this museum are more than enough for you to have a comfortable day.
Jalan Pantai Berawa, Banjar Tegal Gundul Kuta Utara, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Tibubeneng, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
PRICES FOR MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE PER LANE : IDR. 85,000 (Per player per hour)
*SUPER FUN PASS:
• Full Access to Splash Water Park
• 1 Hour Bounce Trampoline
• 1 Hour Strike Ten Pin Bowling CHILD IDR. 380,000 NETT
ADULT IDR. 500,000 NETT
UNDER 3 Free of Charge
Monday - Sunday: 10AM - 9PM
Pandora Experience Escape Room Bali
Simulating adventure is a fun alternative when it’s raining outside. The Pandora Experience Bali offers fun escape game adventures with its specially designed rooms in Kuta, Bali. The escape rooms are designed for teams of 2 to 10 people where you are put into various exhilarating scenarios where you’ll have to work as a coordinated team to solve puzzles, face endless surprises and discover hidden passages in order to escape the room in 2 hours or less.
The games are designed to give your brains a good workout and it also gets your adrenal glands rushing. The games also serve as great teambuilding activities, making it ideal for family vacations as well as corporate outings. The experience of teamwork is a good way to build lasting relationships, as you need each other for their coordination. What these games demand is teamwork, and what you get in the end is entertainment.
Each adventure at Pandora Experience Bali has a detailed theme as its premise: you might be running away from magnanimous Jack the Ripper or trying to escape from Alcatraz. There are over 16 different scenarios to choose from overall. You may want to try them all out. With so many choices, you could not possibly do half of them without spending an entire afternoon, which you could if you are completely enamored with the escape rooms.
Each game takes place in rooms that have been customized to fit the specific theme, and with particular attention to detail. Pandora Experience prides itself on producing an authentic and immersive experience and combines modern technology and innovative sound design with ambitious set decoration to create as realistic of a setting as possible. With such a realistic simulation, Pandora Experience Escape Room is the must-go place for you and your group.
Anika Cooking Class
A good way to spend a rainy day is to learn something new. In this case, learning a new way to cook is not only helpful but also helps you be in tune with one’s culture. Balinese cooking is a creative process that is simple and a lot of fun. At Anika Balinese Cooking Class, you will learn the techniques and become familiar with the fresh herbs, spices and other ingredients that make Balinese food delightfully tasty as well as nutritious and cleansing. Be sure to book as soon as possible, the classes tend to sell out.
Throughout the day, you will learn how to pick out the ingredients at a traditional market, and then explore different ways to blend and balance the varied flavours to create a stimulating array of unique tastes. Balinese food is more than just your typical Indonesian cuisine. While it is a definite start to discovering the incredible cuisine of Indonesia, it is a level of its own and has its truly unique set of tastes.
The class includes: A traditional market visit, to source and discover ingredients for the Balinese cooking class, to learn traditional cooking techniques based on the prepared dishes. The duration of the cooking class can vary depending on the complexity of the cuisine that you will be preparing. The average time would be around 8 hours, so be sure to clear out the rest of your day.
Indeed, food can be the main reason as to why you should travel to Bali. After all, Balinese food is among the most varied tastes that your senses can perceive. If you love food, making an absolutely delicious meal is an excellent achievement of its own. Learning to cook at Anika’s cooking class is a great way to spend a rainy day.
The Bounce Bali trampoline centre in Canggu is part of the extensive fun sporting and leisure facilities at Finns Recreation Club which was formerly the Canggu Club. The interior warehouse facility is fully laid out with over 65 square and rectangular Olympic grade trampolines set in a tight array with over a hundred square meters of foam padding that ensures safety if you decide to get wild. You can explore different challenges to exercise or simply have fun bouncing off walls, somersaulting or diving into a pool filled with foam cubes.
The walls at Bounce Bali trampoline center are safely lined with slightly vertical trampolines, as well as being fitted with basketball hoops and rings overhead, allowing for a variety of games such as dodge ball and slam dunking. The park is also pleasantly air conditioned throughout, which in turn allows for enjoyable runs in any session. Spring-loaded frames also enable you to achieve higher bounces and its various circuits let you discover your own acrobatic tricks.
An hour’s worth of jumping pass costs around IDR 135,000 which is USD 10 per person. You must wear socks inside the arena at all times and Bounce Bali offers high quality bouncing socks for only IDR 30,000 a pair, which have gripped soles for safe and technical jumping. Bounce sessions start every hour, on the hour, and there’s also a special bounce tag team who not only standby to ensure your safety, but these professionals are also able to teach you some new tricks as well.
There is a small sports bar and café onsite serving various refreshments. Parents who let their kids enjoy all the fun can basically relax and sit here over coffee or an icy beer. Bounce Bali also welcomes mothers and younger children every Monday morning at 10:00 for a special mothers’ group program where they can take their toddlers for a good physical exercise and develop their balance and coordination. All in all, bounce Bali is a good place to spend a potentially rainy day.
Jl. Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
1 Hour Jumping Pass: IDR 135.000 per person
*Super Fun Pass
Children 3 - 12 years old: IDR 380.000
Adult: IDR 500.000 Includes: Entrance to Splash Water Park/1 Hour Bounce Trampoline/1 Hour Strike Ten Pin Bowling
Monday - Sunday: 10AM - 8PM
Dream Museum Zone Bali
The Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) is an entertaining interactive art gallery featuring a vast collection of three-dimensional, life-size murals for guests to pose and play with. The Galleria features a rich collection of masterfully painted artworks that each serves as interactive backdrops. There is an extraordinary total of 120 unique artworks in 14 different categories spread over three levels, which provide an almost full-day discovery for you and your group. This whimsical museum is located on Jalan Nakula, just right off the junction of Jalan Dewi Sri and Kuta’s Sunset Road, and just down the street from the TS Suites in Seminyak.
A team of local and Korean artists cooperated to create a rich compilation of artworks. The illusionary special effects are absolutely stunning. When you step inside the corridors of Dream Museum Zone, you will be brought to various dreamy realms, from Venice to Egypt, and Indonesia to the Amazon. You will easily find yourselves posing in the silliest poses you can think of to capture that perfect shot.
The Renaissance pavilion encompasses a parody of famous paintings, such as Mona Lisa carrying a fruit basket, or Van Gogh with shaving foam. You can interact as if you are in the painting itself. Some animal-themed paintings are quite amusing to play with, as you hose down a zebra to wash away its stripes, milk a cow, or ‘narrowly escape’ a menacing shark attack. The Luminescence pavilion features a wonderful play of UV lighting against the murals, with areas painted in certain colours that bring out a subtle glow. Most of these feature underwater scenes that make you seem like you are underneath a massive wave.
There are several sets in the extensive collection that depict famous Balinese landmarks and ruins, such as the Prambanan Temple or ‘Candi Prambanan’ complete with the floors depicting a lotus pond, or Bali's own famous Tanah Lot sea temple. The museum also upholds its galleries as a great option for wonderful pre-wedding photos. The team of staff are also there to help suggest the best pose to experiment with, and may even help in taking the shot. A refreshment corner serves bubble teas and snacks, and a gift shop is on site where you can also have your zany shots printed on T-shirts. The tickets are at USD 25 for adults, USD 20 for children, while kids under three years enter for free.
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