By Grace Koelma | Dare List Mama
Kemenuh Butterfly Park, Bali
Jl. Raya Kemenuh, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar
A visit to a Butterfly park is a lovely outing when you have young kids (and older ones!) because watching butterflies is something that seems to delight the old and young alike.
We loved our visit to the Kemenuh Butterfly Park. Our driver took us there because it was a short drive to other places we were visiting - Tegenungan Waterfall and Bali Fun World, and since we had no expectations, we were pleasantly surprised.
Entry fee is 100,000 IDR for adults, and 50,000 for children over 2 (Leo was free). The ticket price includes a complimentary juice. It works out being a little more expensive by Balinese standards, but well worth it if you take your time when you get inside.
The butterflies are housed in a lush tropical garden surrounded by a giant mesh cage. It's a small-ish space and there are lots of butterflies, so it means they're fluttering past you a lot - photo opportunities galore!
You can wander the paths past the fountain and spot the insects, or go to the pupa house where you can see the pupas hanging in a darkened room. You can also hold the biggest butterfly you will ever see. They are very tame, and don't fly away - even Leo held one!
Grace is a writer, designer, digital nomad, mum (otherwise known as toddler chaser), slow traveller, wild things appreciator, culture immerser, coffee opportunist... She frequently uses big words (some of which are definitely made up), likes long walks and even longer books, and her focus on wellness in 2017 means she is learning to obey her FitBit. Except when she's glued to her computer!