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15 Fun Things to Do in Bandung with Family

by Hindarko Luh Setyawanto

Bandung, the capital of West Java province, is famous as a tourist destination. Visiting Bandung is definitely one of the things to do in West Java. Bandung has diverse tourist attractions, ranging from nature tourism, shopping tours, culinary tours to family tours. Its location, which is close to Jakarta, makes the city is flooded with tourists every weekend. There are many options to go to Bandung. You can board a plane, train, bus or private car. As a popular tourist destination, there are many choices of activities in Bandung. Let’s see the fun things to do in Bandung with family ..!

1. Having Fun at Trans Studio Bandung

Trans Studio Bandung is the largest indoor theme park in Indonesia, and is said to be the largest in the world. No wonder Trans Studio Bandung becomes the most complete amusement park in Bandung. It deserves to be a tourist attraction for families. Trans Studio Bandung has lots of rides, ranging from educational to adrenalin challenging.

Trans Studio Bandung has no less than 20 game rides divided into 3 zones; Studio Central, The Lost City, and Magic Corner. The favorite rides to test your guts are in the Studio Central zone, namely the Racing Coaster, the Giant Swing and the Vertigo (windmill). In addition at certain hours there is a parade enlivened by ornamental vehicles, dancers with colorful costumes and the mascot.

How to Get There

Trans Studio Bandung is located at Jendral Gatot Subroto Street, No.289, Cibangkong, Batununggal, Bandung. The admission on Monday – Thursday is Rp 180,000, on Friday is Rp 200,000 , on Saturday – Sunday is Rp 280,000. Opening hours on weekdays is 10 am – 7 pm while on weekend is 9 am – 10 pm.

2. Visiting Farmhouse

Farmhouse is a popular attraction for family. The charm of the Farmhouse is in its building concept which creates a rural atmosphere in European countries. With a neat arrangement there are many instagramable spots here.

What makes the Farmhouse so famous is the replica of the hobbit’s house. Anyone who comes here should take the time to take pictures in front of the hobbit’s house. Also not to be missed is to enjoy the beauty of the flower garden.

How to Get There

Farmhouse is located at Lembang Street, No. 108, Lembang, West Bandung Regency. The admission is Rp 20,000 which you can exchange with milk or grilled sausage. Opening hours is 9 am-9pm.

3. Horse Riding at De Ranch

As the name implies, De Ranch is a place for you who want to feel the excitement of riding a horse like a cowboy. No need to worry, there is a guide that will teach you how to safely ride a horse. You can ride a horse around De Ranch’s 5 hectares of land while enjoying the cool mountain air.

If you are already good at horseback, you can learn to be a charioteer or learn how to care for a horse. In addition De Ranch also has fun boats, fishing ponds, flying fox, water balloons, trampolines, archery, etc. Please note, each ride is charged separately from the admission. Anyway you should also try to ride the Sumbawa horse, a famous Indonesian horse. Come to Sumbawa. Not just horseback riding, there are a lot of things to do in Sumbawa.

How to Get There

De Ranch is located at Maribaya Street, No.17, Lembang, West Bandung Regency. The admission is Rp !0,000. Opening hours on weekdays is 9 am – 5 pm and on weekend is 8 am – 6 pm. Monday is closed.

4. Having Lunch at Floating Market

Floating Market is a great place for family lunch. The atmosphere that is on the edge of the river gives different views and sensations. The menu offered here varies, ranging from Sundanese food to Western food.

In addition Floating Market also has interesting spots to be explored. There are museum of mini trains, rabbit park, bamboo village, artificial lake, souvenir shop, etc. The view on the Floating Market is also very fascinating. Green trees and parks will make you happy to linger here.

How to Get There

Floating Market is located at Grand Hotel Street, No. 33E, Lembang, West Bandung Regency. The admission is Rp 15,000 which you can exchange with drink. Opening hours is 9 am – 5 pm.

5. Having Fun at Bamboo Village

Bamboo Village is a natural theme park. You can boating on a beautiful man-made lake, walking on bridges that span the trees, playing at Rabbit Labyrinth, or trying out Sundanese snacks in a cozy restaurant. The green atmosphere and the cool air of the mountains add to the charm of Bamboo Village.

In addition Bamboo Village has children playground, shooting area, archery area, horse riding, ATV riding and coffee corner. There is also an instagramable rice field with its green pad. Bamboo Village is definitely a must-visit place.

How to Get There

Bamboo Village is located at Kolonel Masturi Street, Km 11, Situ Lembang, Cisarua, West Bandung Regency. The admission on weekdays is Rp 15,000 and on weekend is Rp 20,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 9 pm.

6. Visiting Juanda Forest Park

Juanda Forest Park is the lung of Bandung. Inaugurated in 1965, Juanda Forest Park has an area of 590 hectares. In addition to the fresh air and green trees, Juanda Forest Park also has other attractions such as Japanese Cave, Dutch Cave, waterfalls and deer breeding.

The path in Juanda Forest Park is a jogging track so you can walk comfortably. The beautiful natural atmosphere will make you excited to explore the place. Uniquely, wild monkeys are often seen wandering for food or coming to the visitors.

How to Get There

Juanda Forest Park is located in Ir. H. Juanda Street, Dago Pakar, Bandung. The admission is Rp 11,000. Opening hours is 6 am – 6 pm. In addition to Juanda Forest Park, West Java also has the beautiful Bogor Botanical Garden. Try to see there, lots of things to do in Bogor.

7. Driving to Mount Tangkuban Perahu

Mount Tangkuban Perahu may be the easiest mountain to climb. Despite its height of 2,085 meters above sea level, you can drive up to its peak. Mount Tangkuban Perahu is an active volcano with craters that still puff white smoke.

Cool air and panoramic beauty lure tourists to come here. During the day the temperature at Mount Tangkuban Perahu is never more than 20 degrees Celsius. A fascinating attraction at Mount Tangkuban Perahu is boiling eggs at Domas Crater, the lowest crater on Mount Tangkuban Perahu.

How to Get There

Mount Tangkuban Perahu is located in Cikole Village, Lembang, West Bandung Regency. The admission for domestic tourists is Rp 20,000 on weekdays and Rp 30,000 on weekend. While for foreign tourists is Rp 200,000 on weekdays and Rp 300,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 7 am to 5 pm. Besides Mount Tangkuban Perahu there are other top mountains in Indonesia for hiking.

8. Soaking in Ciater Hot Spring

In Ciater Hot Spring you can feel the pleasure of hot tub in the open air while viewing the beauty of natural scenery. The place becomes a favorite tourist attraction for the people of Bandung, even for tourists from outside the region. Every weekend Ciater Hot Spring is always crowded.

Hot water in the bath comes from Mount Tangkuban Perahu. It contains sulfur which is believed to cure skin diseases and rheumatism. In addition to soaking, in Ciater Hot Spring you can also cycling, fishing, boating, horse riding, gokart riding and outbound.

How to Get There

Ciater Hot Spring is located in Sari Ater Village, Ciater, Subang Regency. It’s about 1 hour drive from downtown Bandung. The admission is Rp 28,000 on weekdays and Rp 32,000 on weekend. To soak in the pool you will be charged again. The price varies depending on the type of pool, ranging from Rp 14,000 to Rp 75,000. It opens 24 hours. Also take the time to explore Subang. You will find lots of things to do in Subang.

9. Visiting Maribaya Resort

Maribaya Resort is a legendary tourist area in Bandung. Maribaya has always been a holiday destination for residents of Bandung and Jakarta. There are many interesting attractions here like Maribaya Waterfall, hot springs, sky bridge, fishing pond and foot spa.

With an area of about 6 hectares, Maribaya Resort presents a beautiful forest atmosphere with towering trees. The sound of crickets is also still heard clearly, adding to the nuances of nature. In addition there are also food court and café where you can rest while filling the stomach.

How to Get There

Maribaya Resort is located at Maribaya Street, No. 105, Lembang, West Bandung Regency. The admission is Rp 35,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 8pm.

10. Learning at Jendela Alam

Jendela Alam is a great educational tour for children. Here children will learn about gardening, animal feeding, kite decorating, etc. Not only learning, they can also swim, play slide, swing, flying fox and ride a horse.

Jendela Alam has a restaurant that serves healthy food as a place to rest after a tiring activity. Beautiful atmosphere and well-organized place will make the children feel at home here. This new tourist attraction is worth to be visited.

How to Get There

Jendela Alam is located at Sersan Bajuri Street, Lembang, West Bandung Regency. The admission is Rp 15,000. Opening hours is 9 am – 4 pm.

More fun things to do in Bandung with family

11. Camping in Ranca Upas

Ranca Upas is famous as the best camping ground in Bandung. Beautiful natural atmosphere, cool air and complete facilities make Ranca Upas is perfect for relaxing and calming the mind. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains, the green trees, the sound of birds chirping and the awesome sunrise

At night you can clearly see the stars in the sky. To warm up you can light a fire and make hot coffee. In addition to camping ground, Ranca Upas has deer breeding, hot spring, outbound and paint ball.

How to Get There

Ranca Upas is located at Ciwidey – Patenggang Street, Km. 11, Alam Endah, Ciwidey, Bandung Regency. The admission is Rp 15,000. Parking fee for motorbike is Rp 2,000 while for car is Rp 5,000.

12. Having Lunch in Pinisi Resto

Pinisi Resto is a popular restaurant in Bandung. As the name implies, this restaurant is shaped Pinisi ship located in the middle of tea plantations and overlooking Lake Situ Patenggang. The restaurant is divided into two floors. The second floor, which is on the deck of the ship, is the most instagramable spot.

Pinisi Resto can accommodate up to 200 guests and serves Indonesian and Western food. Food prices range from Rp 40,000 – Rp 80,000. In addition, you can also enjoy the scenic beauty from the tents that are around Pinisi Resto.

How to Get There

Pinisi Resto is located at Ciwidey – Patenggang Street, Patengan, Rancabali, Bandung Regency. The admission is Rp 20,000 plus deposit Rp 10,000. Opening hours is 8 am – 7 pm.

13. Having Fun in Ciwidey Valley Resort

Ciwidey Valley Resort provides a variety of entertainment suitable for families. There is a hot spring waterpark which has a separate pool for adults and children. Here you can play a slide or feel the sensation of water from a spilled bucket.

If you get bored with the cottage atmosphere, you can try to spend the night in the camping ground. Don’t worry, the camping ground is equipped with various facilities to ensure your comfort. Next you must take the time to dine at its restaurant which serves delicious Indonesian cuisine. In addition Ciwidey Valley Resort also has a bird park with a beautiful artificial habitat.

How to Get There

Ciwidey Valley Resort is located at Barutunggul Ciwidey Street, Km 17, Rancabali, Bandung Regency. The admission is Rp 10,000. It’s free entry if you stay at the resort.

14. Having Fun in Kampung Gajah Wonderland

Kampung Gajah Wonderland has a concept of one stop recreation for family. Everyone can have fun here. There are various rides for kids and adults such as fishing area, paint ball, ATV, mini zoo, etc.

Keep in mind that each ride is charged separately from the admission. The price ranges from Rp 15,000 to Rp 100,000. After tired of playing you can rest and eat at the food court. The menu presented varies, ranging from Sundanese food, Japanese food to Western Food.

How to Get There

Kampung Gajah Wonderland is located at Sersan Bajuri Street, Km 3.8, Cihideung, Parongpong, West Bandung Regency. The admission is Rp 10,000 on weekdays and Rp 20,000 on weekend. The price of full ticket is Rp 150,000 on weekdays and Rp 250,000 on weekend. Opening hours is 8 am – 6 pm.

15. Learning at Bandung Science Center

Bandung Science Center is an educational tourist place worth a visit. The knowledge here is suitable for elementary kids to adult. You can learn about geography, physics, chemistry, robotics, etc.

Bandung Science Center uses a variety of props that have been specially prepared. One of the interesting things you need to learn at Bandung Science Center is the optical illusion. Studying optical illusions is like learning an amazing magic trick.

How to Get There

Bandung Science Center is located at Sinargalih Street, No 15, Gegerkalong, Sukasari, Bandung. The admission is Rp 45,000. Opening hours is 9 am – 5 pm. Monday is closed. Bandung Science Center is not the only place for fun learning. You can do it too in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, one of top attractions in Jakarta.

Ok guys, now you know the fun things to do in Bandung with family. Come and enjoy the lovely Bandung Indonesia.

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