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Jakpost guide to recreational places for children

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, June 23, 2018 | 10:14 am
Jakpost guide to recreational places for children

Located in the Pondok Indah residential area, Houbii features various thrilling activities, including trampolines, a foam pit and a dodge ball area. (JP/Jessicha Valentina)

The school holidays have arrived. But entertaining children during the holiday is not as easy as counting 1-2-3.

If you are looking for places to entertain your children these holidays, then you are in luck. The Jakarta Post has compiled five places that offer fun activities for children.

Houbii

A 7-meter-high slide with a 90-degree drop at Houbii. A 7-meter-high slide with a 90-degree drop at Houbii. (JP/Jessicha Valentina)

Indoor trampoline parks are the latest craze in Jakarta.

Those who live in South Jakarta may want to bring their children to Houbii. Located on Jl. Metro Pondok Indah, the trampoline park offers various fun and thrilling facilities, including a dodge ball area, a 7-meter-high slide with a 90 degree drop, a foam pit and a freestyle arena comprising 47 interconnected floors and 12 banked wall trampolines.

If your children are new to trampolines, fret not, as they will be accompanied by skilled instructors, allowing you to join the fun or rest at the food outlets located on the second floor.

Price: Rp 225,000 (US$15.95) for children above 6 years old and adults. Visitors are required to use grip socks, available for purchase on-site at Rp 20,000.

Location: Jl. Metro Pondok Indah Blok BB, No. 3, South Jakarta

Mamain

Children play at Mamain café on Jl. Gunawarman, South Jakarta. Children play at Mamain café on Jl. Gunawarman, South Jakarta. (JP/Jessicha Valentina)

Mamain is a café complete with a children’s playground and children’s corner.

The former features a giant playhouse with a slide, making it suitable for children aged below 6.

Meanwhile, the children’s corner comes with a wide array of educational toys, including busy boards, plush toys, books and interactive games.

Mamain can accommodate up to 40 adults and 16 children, which makes the restaurant ideal for play dates or birthday parties.

Price: Food starts from Rp 60,000.

Location: Jl. Gunawarman No. 21, South Jakarta

Read also: Jakpost guide to bookworm havens

Ganara Art Studio

Ganara Art Studio is one of the very rare venues offering art activities for children.

Located on Jl. Kemang Raya, the studio provides a range of creative classes for children aged 1.5 years and above, including early art sensory, fine motor fun, paintings and more.

Furthermore, Ganara Art Studio also offers various holiday programs, such as printmaking class, junior painting class and art play dates.

Price: The Holiday Program: Summer 2018 is priced at Rp 700,000 for a five-day package.

Location: Jl. Kemang Raya II No. 1, South Jakarta

Buumi Playscape

Buumi Playscape bills itself as an integrated children's space with a myriad of plays, activities and classes.

Recently opened, children can enjoy various activities, varying from scent matching, treasure hunting, singing and storytelling, to giant puzzles and indoor bowling.

Regarding school holidays, Buumi Playscape is also having summer school programs for newborns to children aged 7.

With prices varying from Rp 175,000 per session to Rp 850,000 for five sessions, parents can enroll their children in introduction to ballet, toddler pottery or early music program classes.

Price: The summer school program starts from Rp 175,000.

Location: Pacific Place shopping mall, Third Floor Unit 50, Jl. Sudirman No. 52-53, South Jakarta

Brood-en-boter

Tucked just off of Jl. Bangka Raya, Brood-en-boter is an eatery equipped with a children's playground.

However, the café also frequently hosts arts, crafts and sensory play activities, such as fun with pets, marble painting and more.  

Price: Food starts from Rp 33,000.

Location: Jl. Bangka Raya No. 25, South Jakarta

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