Let me just get this out there straight up; this was the best kids’ club we’ve tried so far.
My twins have experienced a few kids’ clubs in their nearly seven years, and they’ve generally been fairly reluctant, at least at the start.
At Club Med Bali, they were genuinely asking to go back. Hooray!!
We spend four days at the resort and they were in kids’ club for three of the four, for full days.
Did I miss them?? Errr… cannot tell a lie… I loved that they were happy there.
I did follow them around a fair bit taking photos, but also was freed up to check out all the facilities of the resort.
Even the spa, all too briefly. I did it for my readers – honest injun.
Here’s what you need to know about the various kids’ clubs and activities at Club Med Bali.
First of all, the all-inclusive Club Med costs only includes care for children from the age of four years.
Nannies are available for babies and toddlers, and children from two – four years can go to Petit Club Med, but these do cost extra.
So the full range of options are:
Baby Club Med for babies and toddlers four – 23 months – extra cost
Petit Club Med for Children Aged Two – Four Years – extra cost
Mini Club Med for Children Aged Four – 10 Years – included
Juniors’ Club Med – for Children Aged 11 – 18 years – included
Baby Club Med
Baby Club Med caters for children aged four – 23 months. they can be looked after all day with a schedule of indoor and outdoor activities. A dedicated chef provides baby-friendly meals.
Petit Club Med for Children Aged Two – Four Years
Young children also have a busy day, run to a regular timetable. They enjoy activities and craft inside and out, there’s a splash pool to keep them cool and play equipment.
After lunch they can have a nap or a quiet lie down time.
Children are divided into groups by age.
The hours are also 9am – 5.30pm and 7.30pm – 9pm. Parents need to provide nappies and milk, if required.
Mini Club Med at C’Komo Club Four – Ten Years
Mini Club Med is also open for two sessions 9am – 5.30pm and 7pm – 9pm.
Our previous kids clubs had always had a lunchtime break and it felt hard to get anything done in the short blocks.
At Club med Bali t felt good to know that the kids were busy all day. A rare sense of freedom!
It means parents can go out for the day if they’d like to do something that the children can’t do.
Or just lounge around the adults only pool and suntrap. No, I didn’t this time but I will next….
At Mini Club Med, each day is tightly timetabled, here are some photos showing what is on for a couple of days.
You’ll see there’s lots of physical activity and that meals are given pretty early, which suits my two.
Kids need to bring swimmers, hat and sun screen, sports shoes and extra clothes.
My twins’ favourite activities were the archery and the circus skills, especially the flying trapeze.
I liked the fact that the GOs looking after the children were numerous and full of enthusiasm. Also that the children were split into groups by age.
Things To Think About
We visited Club Med Bali during the school term, and I guess it will be much busier during the Aussie school holidays.
My children wouldn’t like to wait in long queues in the heat, and I wonder whether this might happen when it’s busier?
Juniors’ Club Med – for Children Aged 11 – 18 years
Now, I didn’t have my teens with me, but had a look at the teens area and heard a bit about their Club.
There are lots of activities on offer, and teens can come and go as they please.
Of course there are many, many family activitities on offer too.When the twins and I had a day together we enjoyed some archery again and more flying on the trapeze.
OK Any Downsides At All?
The time difference did cause us a bit of hassle. Bali is three hours behind Sydney, so my two went to bed very early on the day we arrived.
Then Rusty Rocket woke up at 3.30am Bali time the next morning. Oh joy – not.
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