I'm a travelling mother of one, from the UK but now living in Indonesia. Looking forward to sharing day out ideas with you.
Published June 17th 2019
Soft play and so much more for children in Bandung
If you're looking for things to do in the north of Bandung, then I'd always recommend Ciwalk Mall. For more details on it take a look at my other write up. Within the mall, there are two great soft play areas. I've already written about one so here are my thoughts on the other.
The price for the whole day is 70,000 IDR each child with under ones free. The soft play opens the same hours as the mall from 10 am until 10 pm. For younger children they may enjoy the sand pit, please don't let them eat it. Or the car mat area.
For older more agile children the list is long. When you enter, you'll find lockers, phone charging points and seats both inside and outside the venue for watching your child if you don't fancy running around inside with them. As normal, you must wear socks. If you forget yours they do have some to buy for around 10,000 IDR.
Some of the activities include a ball pit, large bouncy castle with slide, trampoline at the back and sensory walls to entertain all. Along the side wall, is my toddler's favourite bit – lots of role play cubics like a hospital, shop and salon etc.
But for the older children, the climbing wall is always a draw. There's a minimum height for this and it's really well staffed. There are about 6 different displays for them to climb to the top of, press the buzzer and see their time. After that, the goal is to beat it and get faster and faster, so it turns in to endless fun.
At certain times of the day they hold shows and song/dance times - think 'Baby Shark'. When we've been there it's normally around 3 pm but these change daily and are marked on a whiteboard near the entrance. And at the end of your day, as you leave you are offered a little plastic toy.
I also wanted to share the rules if you can read them - but the main point is this is not a daycare drop off service. So children will need to be accompanied by someone over 17 years old.