During rainy days in Bali, it is nice to keep your kids occupied and at the same time it is great for them to learn something new. There are many workshops that will show your kids some new skills and we give you a few suggestions.

Art classes

A bright and airy studio overflowing with paints, unusual crafts, and heaps of art supplies for “le petit artistes” to dive into is a perfect place for your kids to learn new skills. BCAC has a wide range of art classes for children and families to explore new art techniques. Kids can create their own magical mythical creature, paint, design a cool t-shirt, draw an abstract family portrait. Children are also invited to learn eco art in which they collect old items from around the house and upcycle them into a mini-masterpiece. It is great for wannabe artists, curious crafters and the next generation of budding little masters aged 6 to15.

Where: Bali Center for Artistic Creativity
Nyoman Ada Gallery, Jl. Raya Petulu, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Learn Indonesian, dance and sing

Bali Pocket 015 February_page88_image110A creative, comfortable oasis filled with over 10,000 books for adults & children. Pondok Pekak offers classes in Indonesian language, Balinese dance, music and other art forms, and their children’s programs encourage children from around the world to dance, sing and play together. As a multicultural Learning Center, Pondok Pekak strives to create an environment that nurtures cultural awareness, understanding and respect.

Where: Pondok Pekak Library & Learning Center
East Side of football field on Monkey Forest
Road right in Central Ubud.

Beadwork and making masks

Bali Pocket 015 February_page88_image109If you have ever admired elaborate belts, bracelets and courtly decorations, or there is a ten-year-old girl inside you itching to get out, beadwork is a rewarding way to spend the day. Or maybe your kid would like to learn how to make amazing masks. He will be tought how to understand the meanings and shapes of different Balinese masks while creating his own.

Where: Museum Puri Lukisan
Jalan Raya Ubud, Gianyar

Make chocolate

Bali Pocket 015 February_page88_image108See, feel, smell and taste the transformation of organic Balinese cocoa pods into delicious chocolate. In a workshop young ones can learn how to create a unique and delicious family of chocolates and get a ‘Certificate of Chocolatiers’. There is also a beautiful garden for the kids to run around in.

Where: Pod Bali Chocolate
4.5km north of the Sangeh Monkey Forest,
30min from Ubud, 1hr from Sanur, just over 1hr from Kuta/ Seminyak and 2hrs from Jimbaran / Nusa Dua.■

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