For recreation and attractions to keep each and everyone in the family happy, Jakarta offers a large variety of both outdoor and indoor fun for all.
Most popular are the Ancol Dreamland or Taman Impian Jaya Ancol Park, the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Indonesia in Miniature Park), the Ragunan Zoo, Kidzania for the young and Waterbom for who love swimming.
Located along the northern coast of Jakarta, Ancol Dreamland is a vast area that offers beach, and beach sports, it has a theme park with lots of exciting rides, a sea Aquarium with salt water pool where dolphins perform regularly, there are Disney-like pavilions with rides, one of which is the Palace of the Dolls, or Istana Boneka, and plenty more for the entire family to spend a fun-filled weekend.
Taman Mini, on the other hand, offers more cultural and scientific presentations, providing an insight into the whole of Indonesia in museums and pavilions. Here you can stroll and study the various houses typical to Indonesia’s many islands. There are also regular performances from across the archipelago, and for family recreation Taman Mini has also added the Snowbay Water Park.
The Ragunan Zoo has Jakarta’s largest collection of animals, sited among cool shady trees. The Zoo is a popular park especially at long weekends. Its prime attraction is the Gorilla area.
While Kidzania , at Pacific Place Mall, is a fun and educational way to open up the world of careers for young children. By playing the different professions, from pilot to nurse, teacher or firemen, kids are urged to visualize their future career in life.
Besides these, Jakarta also has a popular ice-skating rink at Taman Anggrek Mall, and a great deal more to spend happy days with the entire family in Jakarta.