Yogyakarta, or Jogja for short, is mostly known as a cultural center of Java. People come to this city for its laidback atmosphere, based on Javanese values. Yogyakarta as a province, though, is a whole different beast with its many beautiful natural wonders. As a whole, Yogyakarta is a great destination for everyone.
For children, for example, Jogja has many great educational destinations. Your children can have lots of fun while also learning some new skills and knowledge. Here are some of the best educational recreational destination you can visit in Jogja.
Sindu Kusuma Edupark
Sindu Kusuma Indopark is, first and foremost, a recreational park in Mlati, Sleman, Yogyakarta. It has lots of attractions like Ferris wheel named Cakra Manggilingan, Trampoline Park, Segways, and House of Terror. All of them will make your children happy. But they can also learn from educational movies at its 8 Dimension Theater. The kids can also learn at the House of Batik and Dino Park.
Brayut Tourism Village
Brayut Tourism Village offers an authentic experience to be a farmer for a day. This is a great place for the children to learn about the life of a farmer as well as the process of farming. You and your kids will go to a rice paddy field to plant it manually in a traditional way. Naturally, you will get dirty with mud but the whole activity is fun. You can also learn to play Gamelan and traditional dance here. Brayut is located in Pandowoharjo, Sleman.
The core concept of Taman Pintar is to let the children learn in a fun way. There are many things children can learn here. Singing Walls and Talking Pipes are where the children learn about how sound wave works. Kids can also learn about the color spectrum through a color disk.
There are also Science and Technology Room that will definitely amaze the curious mind of children. In the next room, there is a Profession Room where they can learn about adults’ occupations. Taman Pintar is located in Gondomanan, Yogyakarta.
Kasongan Tourism Village
This village initially is a proud producer of earthenware and now has evolved into a lovely tourism village. Kasongan welcomes everyone who wants to learn how to make potteries. There are several packages for children to learn about pottery. They will go to a workshop, learning how to transform a lump of clay into a glass, mug, or plate. For those who are interested only to buy the potteries, Kasongan has so many great products. Kasongan is located at Bantul, Yogyakarta.
This is not your typical library. Grahatama Pustaka Library is an adventure land for children, with several unusual attractions. There are, of course, some areas where noises are prohibited for the best reading experience.
However, there are other fun areas where children can interact with each other, while learning new things together. There is also a 6D Theater, where children can watch educational movies. Grhatama Pustaka is located at Bantul, Yogyakarta.
Jogja has many great destinations for family vacation. Some of them are best visited with kids because of their educational values. Next