Batam's Family Paradise: A Whirlwind of Adventures for Every Age


Batam is often seen as a destination for adults looking for a relaxing spa retreat or a cheap shopping spree. But what if you're planning a family vacation and Batam is on your shortlist? Don't worry, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities in Batam that will keep your little ones entertained.

1. Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam: Fun by the Ocean

For a day filled with excitement, head to Mega Wisata Ocarina Batam, an amusement park overlooking the ocean. From the classic Ferris wheel to bumper cars and flying chairs, there's something for everyone. Weekends bring an extra splash of joy with foam parties – a sure hit with the little ones. Remember to pack spare clothes for the adventure!

Admission: Rp25,000/pax (~S$2.21), additional ride fees apply.

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2. Panbil Nature Reserve: Get Up Close with Furry Friends

For an animal-filled adventure, visit Panbil Nature Reserve. Kids can feed adorable rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, and birds. Brave souls can even interact with reptiles like snakes and giant lizards. The bird zones, featuring pigeons, peacocks, and colorful parrots, add an extra layer of excitement. For the more adventurous, a 2-hour hike leads to a deer sanctuary.

Admission: From Rp100,000/pax (~S$8.84).

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3. Grand Batam Mall: Gaming Extravaganza

While parents indulge in shopping, kids can have a blast at Grand Batam Mall. Fun World arcade offers classic games for older kids, while toddlers can explore KidZilla's indoor playground. Ensure supervision for the little ones in the playground, as older siblings might be busy in the arcade.

4. The ILLusion Batam: Picture-Perfect Memories

Create mind-boggling family photos at The ILLusion Batam, with 28 studio rooms designed to trick the eye. From 3D art to upside-down houses, the illusions provide unique and entertaining backdrops for memorable pictures.

Admission: Rp80,000/adult (~S$7.07), Rp40,000/child (~S$3.54).

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5. Golden City Go-Kart: Racing Thrills for Mini Drivers

Let the mini drivers in your family showcase their skills at Golden City Go-Kart. With wide tracks and gentle turns, the racing experience is suitable for both adults and kids. Single-rider and double-rider cars are available, and each session lasts for 10 minutes.

Rates: From Rp150,000/pax (~S$13.26).

6. Board Games Cafe Batam: Family Bonding Over Games

Unite or divide the family over classic board games at Board Games Cafe Batam. With a minimum spending of Rp25,000/pax (~S$2.21), access a variety of games, from Scrabble to Connect Four. The cafe menu offers a range of snacks and drinks to keep the energy high.

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7. Lee's Cafe Batam: Teddy Bear-Themed Delight

Indulge in a colorful and cute experience at Lee's Cafe Batam, where the teddy bear-themed setting provides a perfect backdrop for countless family photos. Enjoy affordable Korean street snacks while the kids revel in the adorable surroundings.

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8. Waterpark TOP 100 Batu Aji: Splash into Family Fun

Beat the heat at Waterpark TOP 100 Batu Aji, where the whole family can enjoy lazy rivers, thrilling slides, and a variety of water rides. With options for both younger and older kids, it's a refreshing day out.

Admission: Rp35,000/pax (~S$3.09) on weekdays, Rp55,000/pax (~S$4.86) on weekends.

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9. CGV Cinemas Batam: Movie Magic on a Budget

Experience the magic of the big screen at CGV Cinemas Batam, showing new blockbusters and local Indonesian films. With affordable ticket prices, including Rp34,000 (~S$3.01) for normal seats and Rp120,000 (~S$10.61) for Velvet Class, it's a budget-friendly entertainment option.

With so many fun and affordable activities to choose from, Batam is a great destination for a family vacation. So pack your bags, book your flights, and get ready for an unforgettable trip!

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