In the mood for something exciting to do with your family without having to leave the city? For a fun-filled adventure, head to these outdoor playgrounds in Jakarta.
Looking to go on a fun family adventure with the kids? Once you’ve bounced your way through every trampoline park in town, we’re sure it’s time for a little fresh air. Grab those tykes and take a stroll around these family-friendly outdoor spaces! From a newly-converted (FREE!) outdoor park to a neighbourhood family-favourite, here are five exciting playgrounds to play with your kids.
Ocean Ecopark is situated within the Ancol Bay area, the city’s go-to entertainment compound that houses everything from theme parks to concert venues. The area has fun edutainment activities like farm tours where you can get up close with the animals, playing with chicken, ducks, and geese! If you fancy something a bit more active, you can also try your hand at paintball, biking, and canoeing.
Ocean Ecopark, Jl. Lodan Timur No.7, Ancol, North Jakarta. t. +6221 29222222.
Scientia Square Park (BSD)
Located in BSD, Scientia Square Park may be a bit of a drive out, but it sure worth your while. The giant open space promises you loads of fun activities to do with your family. There’s a futsal field, skateboard park, wall climbing, race zone for remote control cars, paddy field, butterfly park, and other fun facilities. Expect a really good time.
Scientia Square Park, Jl. Scientia Boulevard, Gading Serpong, Tangerang. t. +6221 29171268
The Playground Kemang
Hidden in a quiet neighborhood in Kemang, The Playground has a park-like vibe with plenty of greenery and is great for a run-a-round. There’s an interactive wet play area with small water slides and sprinklers, a well-shaded playground, flying fox, and bike track. The older kids can play one on one basketball or pick up a racket and ball for a game of tennis (book in advance). The café has an extensive menu for everyone including a kid’s menu featuring all day breakfasts, faves like pasta and pizza, and sweet delights. Lounge in their Balinese inspired cabanas as you sip coffee and watch the brood having a blast. Book in for Junior’s BBQ Birthday Bash and treat the little tikes to burgers, kebabs, hotdogs, and steak with lots of sides.
The Playground Kemang, Jl. Kemang Dalam IIIB no. 6, p. +6221 7196962.
Playparq Kemang is for children of all ages. The littlies can enjoy an indoor playground perfect for their size while the older kids run wild outside. Parents can hang out and stay cool at their cozy café complete with AC, Wi-Fi and mouth watering local goodies for adults. They also serve up kids’ picks like chicken nuggets and fries, spaghetti, and sausages. Their mie goreng (fried noodles) and black pepper beef are to die for.
Playparq Kemang Prefere 72, Jl.Kemang Timur Raya No.72 Jakarta Selatan. t. +6221 7195333.
Playparq Bintaro is the latest playground in town featuring an indoor and outdoor area filled with climbing frames, swings and slides, and a flying fox for babies. Shaded areas are limited so don’t forget to slop on some sunscreen when the heat takes its toll head to the cool water play area. Hungry? Their café has great food options for parents and kids comprising of local and international dishes.
Playparq Bintaro, Jl. Bintaro Taman Barat Kav.10 Bintaro, Pesanggrahan, Jakarta Selatan. t. + 6221 7356333.
This article was originally published on 17 January 2014 and has since been updated.