Expat Parents’ Guide to Jakarta

Bringing your kids in to Jakarta might be daunting at first, but worry not, here are some shops, places, and activities you will find handy to keep your kids’ happy and entertained!


After deciding on what school is best for your children (read more here) we encourage you to give them some extra curricular activities that will not only enrich their minds but also keep them busy!

Cooking Classes 

  1. Young Chefs Academy Indonesia, Phone: (021) 71794589 Gedung Kemang 15, 2nd Floor, Jl Kemang Raya No 15, Jakarta
  2. Koki Kecilku, Phone: +62 858 8100 1997, Jl. Kebon Sirih No. 17-19, Menteng , Jakarta Pusat

Music Classes 

  1. Music Temple, Phone: 0812-1860-1044, Jl. Bunga Melati no. 8, Cipete Selatan, Jakarta Selatan
  2. Music Republic, Phone:  (021) 751- 1374, Jl. RS. Fatmawati no 8, Pondok Labu, Jakarta Selatan


  1. Horse Riding at Arthayasa Stable, Phone:  (021) 7547024, Blok Tengki Desa Grogol Kec. Limo, Depok, Indonesia 16512
  2. Asian Soccer Academy, Phone: 021-227 12711, Jl. Durian No. 54b, Jagakarsa
  3. Hockey at BX Rink (021- 2986-4888)  or the Taman Anggrek Sky Rink Skating School (021-5642888)
  4. Rock Climbing at Plaza Festival, Kuningan. call Panji at +62 813 1120 9767. 




Playground Kemang  ( 0 – 10 year old / Outdoor) Run by a couple of Indonesian mothers with their Canadian partner, Playground has spacious grass area and abundant trees surrounding it. Facilities include 10 different play apparatus, Interactive wet play area with small water slides and sprinklers, and International grade rubber safety surfacing. he Playground also has a Cafe that offers an extensive range of adult and kid friendly food.

Address: Jl. Kemang Dalam 3B # B6, Jakarta Selatan. Phone: 021 – 719 6962

Playparq (1-12 year old / Outdoor) An extensive outdoor playing area with superslides, baby flying fox, big trampoline, a tree house, fun water play zone, and a lounge for the adults to relax while the kids play. Also available for hire for birthday parties and events.

Jl. Kemang Timur Raya No.72, Kemang, Jakarta 12730 Phone: 021 719 5333



Kidzania (2 – 16 year old / Indoor) An ‘edutainment’ indoor theme parks for kids aged 2 to 16 years of age, Kidzania makes you wish you were a kid again! This 7500 m2 space has been built to replicate a real city in miniature, with roads, building, shops, bakery, retail stores, to its own fire department.

Pacific Place 6th floor, Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) kav. 52 – 53, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: +62 21 5154888 ext. 100

Kidspace (6 months -15 year old / Indoor) And indoor playground with many exciting play zones such as the ‘Paper Clip Climber’, a colourful labyrinth-like climbing arena; the Exploratorium; the water themed Aquadium, the Imagination Block, the Tot Spot for toddlers, and a lot more exciting activities for kids. Also offers classes such as dance class, aikido, taekwondo, etc.

Address: Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda No. 7, Arteri Pondok Indah
Phone: 021-723 8755

More: Best Playgrounds for Kids in Jakarta





Birds & Bees Store Their store carries a great range of amazing, hard to get, good value products from all over the world as well as the usual baby necessities.
Gandaria City 2nd Floor #217 South Jakarta
Contact : +62 21 29053207
Kelapa Gading Jl.Boulevard Raya blok QA5 no.25
Contact : +62 21 4514002

Just For Kids Not only screen printing t-shirt are today they offered, this brand also recently started making children’s shoes, children’s jeans, blazer, and hats that have been made to beautify the appearance of your kids.
Pondok Indah Mall 2 Kav 4 Lantai 2 Jl. Metro Pondok Indah South Jakarta
Phone: (021) 75911876

More: Mom & Baby Shops in Jakarta


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Kiddy Cuts  – You will find these bright shops in most high-end malls in Jakarta. The mini motorcycles, jeeps, and fast cars are sure to impress the little ones. Top it off with personal entertainment systems (we kid you not!) and you’re on your way to a fuss-free cut.

Locations: Senayan City, Kota Kasablanka, Mall Kelapa Gading, Lippo Mall Kemang, Gandaria City, etc. Click here to find one near you.

Lollicut – With its colourful interior, Lollicut has devised plenty of ways to distract the kids, from toy vehicles and Wii/Playstation to bubbles. Each child receives a lollipop after a lollicut.
Plaza Indonesia Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav 28-30
Central Jakarta Level 3
Phone: +62 21 398 38267

Mom n Jo (for babies & toddlers) –  The first spa truly dedicated to pregnancy spa treatments, postpartum massage and also baby and kids massage. We recommend trying their 80 minutes long Baby n I package for maximum bonding time with your little one. They also have fun treatments for toddlers like Lil Pedicute, Kids Choco Bath, Baby Swim, Baby Massage. How cute is that?!!


Roi & Reine Salon Spa – The place to pamper your baby; all done in a healthy and safe way. From Baby Hydrotherapy, Organic Massage, hair cut, Manicure & Pedicure to face mask!

Ruko pluit village mall blok R no 49, Jakarta, Indonesia Phone: (021) 6684033
Ruko Italian Walk Blok K / 01 lobby 5 Jl. Boulevard Barat , Ruko MOI, Kelapa Gading 021-4586 9188
FB: @Roi.ReineSalonSpa



Ragunan Zoo – Jakarta’s zoo that is home to hundreds of animals, including Indonesia’s indigenous animals. The animal enclosures are not the best, but this 140-hectare (350-acre) outdoor area is one of Jakarta’s greenest area, great for walking and sports too.

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah – this park is still the all-in-one stop to go to enjoy the cultural richness and ethnic heritage of Indonesia. An activity for the entire family from young to old is on offer as you take a guided tour of the archipelago in the captivating ring of fire consisting of over 17 000 island and 300 different ethnic groups!

Read also: Theme parks in Jakarta and other outdoor things to do in Jakarta


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