Family and Kids in Yogyakarta

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Yogyakarta? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Yogyakarta, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Yogyakarta.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Yogyakarta for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Water Castle

    Family and Kids

    Taman Sari also known as Tamansari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta built by portugese's invisible hand in 18th century. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton Yogyakarta. The Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area, and a hiding place. It has a big pool inside...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Ullen Sentalu Museum

    Family and Kids

    A museum dedicated to Javanese culture and art, the Ullen Sentalu museum displays a collection of relics and artefacts from royal houses and kratons of Java province (Yogyakarta, Pakualam, Surakarta, Mangkunegaran). This private museum was initiated by Haryono family and is now managed by Ulating Blencong foundation. Worth a quick visit!
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Ratu Boko

    Family and Kids

    The Ratu Boko Palace ruins are the remains of the 8th century golden age of the Javanese kingdoms. Overlooking the magnificent Prambanan temples and the Mount Merapi, Ratu Boko is located at a distance of 17 kilometres from Yogyakarta city centre. A perfect blend of Hindu and Buddhist architecture, the site is named after the legendary King Boko of the famous folklore of Roro Jonggrang. This fo...Read more
  4. Amazing Yogyakarta attraction for kids
    Plaosan Temple

    Family and Kids

    Located about a kilometre away from the Prambanan temple complex, the Plaosan temple is spread over an area of 2000 square meters at an elevation of 148 metres above sea level. Surrounded by verdant paddy fields of banana and corn, the Dengok River provides ample water to the vegetation adding to the allure of the sight. It was built in mid-9th century by Sri Kahulunnan or Pramodhawardhani; the...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Kota Gede

    Family and Kids

    Kota Gede is a silent witness of the rise of the Islamic Mataram Kingdom that ruled almost the entire Java. The cemetery of Islamic Mataram Kingdom forefathers, the fort's ruins, and the other historical remains can be found in Kotagede. A former capital and then reconstructed by different rulers the renovation made it huge and was hence named as ‘Kota Gede’ which means ‘Big c...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Yogyakarta
    Taman Pintar Science Park

    Science Museum, Park, Educational Site

    A tourism project developed specially for the kids, the Taman Pintar Science Park focuses on the spirit of expression, appreciation and creation among kids. The centre strives for the scientific education of kids and young generation through imaginations, trails and games. It works on the principles of Ki Hajar Dewantara- Niteni (to understand), Niroake (to follow) and Nambahi (to improve). Att...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Gembira Loka Zoo Image
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    Zoo

    A zoological garden opened in 1956, the Gembira Loka Zoo comprises botanical garden, orchid nursery, artificial lake, children’s park and numerous bridges across the Gajahwong River. The zoo boasts a collection of approximately 470 animals including Komodo dragons, orang-utans, gibbons and a hippopotamus. Spread over 54 acres area, the zoo is a must-visit for family and kids!
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Indonesian Airforce Museum

    Family and Kids

    The Indonesian Air Force has an excellent but little known air museum in Yogyakarta called the Museum Dirgantara Mandala. The museum is located behind the main Yogyakarta airport. All aircrafts are under cover and beautifully maintained in static condition. A tribute to the curator who must have worked with a very limited budget! Included are a Badger bomber complete with air-to-ground missiles...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Menjangan Island

    Family and Kids

    If you are in Bali to admire crystal clear waters, lovely coral reef, and a variety of fish, then a visit to Menjangan Island is a must. Located some 15 miles to the northeast of Bali, this is a small island, part of the Indonesian archipelago. You will also get to see here some tame deer that have given the island its name as Menjangan means deer in the Indonesian language. It is said that the...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Kids Fun Parcs

    Family and Kids

    Looking for a place that would be fun for your children and the child in you? The Kids Fun Parks offers a wide range of recreational opportunities and would be fun for not just the kids but for the entire family. From twenty-three rides for the kids and twelve rides for the adults, go karting to aqua splash area for the kids, the park has something exciting for everyone. Feel the thrill of biki...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Indonesian Railway Museum

    Family and Kids

    The Ambarawa Railway Museum is a popular museum that focuses on the steam locomotives collection and the 3 ft. 6 in. gauge line that attracts the attention of a lot of people. Currently the museum has collected twenty-one locomotives out of which only four are operational. The other items of interest at the museum include morse telegraph equipment, old-school telephones, old bells as well as ot...Read more