Vacations- For those who are married, the weekend is a mandatory agenda to have quality time with your spouse and children. It’s the time to unwind after a busy week at work.
Some even planned vacations long ago. To the beach, shopping malls, or just a walk in the park.
When on vacations with family, there are several important aspects that need to be considered, including comfort. Especially if you have small children who still love to play in open spaces. Yes, play is one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. Because through playing, children can learn to think creatively and interact socially.
Of course, as a parent, you will be looking for a vacation spot that is comfortable, clean, and has many choices of games. In addition, also consider whether around your vacation location there are restrooms and restaurants as well as culinary merchant areas.
For those of you who live in the Jakarta area and its surroundings, you don’t need to go far to take your family on vacations out of town. Around Jabodetabek, there are a number of public parks that can be an option to fill your weekend with family. You can invite children to explore the park and play with their peers. In addition, you and your family also enjoy nature and refreshing
1. Suropati Park, Central Jakarta
This park is located in the Menteng area, Central Jakarta. Although its location is in the middle of the city, this park is quite beautiful for a vacation spot with family. The shady trees plus the gentle breeze make you feel like you’re not in the city.
There are also dozens of tame doves milling about in the park. That way children can freely play in open spaces. You can also insert light conversations about the plants and animals that are there with your little one. And most importantly the park is free!
Oh yes, in this park there are also many tempting and pocket-friendly street snacks. In addition, it is also close to the Sunda Kelapa Menteng Mosque. So, for those of you who are Muslim, you don’t need to worry when it’s time for prayer.
2. Menteng Park, Central Jakarta
Not far from the location of Suropati Park, there is also Menteng Park. In addition to many trees and chairs to sit on, you can also take the children jogging or cycling in this park.
No less interesting, this park has a greenhouse that children can use as a playground. You can take your little one to visit this greenhouse to see various exhibitions of paintings and other arts. If you are hungry, you can visit a number of cafes around the park.
3. Tebet Eco Park, East Jakarta
The Tebet Eco Park was just inaugurated by the Governor of DKI Jakarta Anies Baswedan on April 23, 2022. Shortly after its inauguration, the park was immediately invaded by visitors and went viral on social media. Yes, Tebet Eco Park attracts millions of pairs of eyes because of its cool garden architecture, including a bridge called the infinity link bridge.
At Tebet Eco Park, you can take your family on free picnics, gymnastics, jogging, leisurely walks, and enjoy music and art events. Not only that, this park provides a playground with lots of fun games for children.
4. RPTRA Kalijodo, West Jakarta
At RPTRA Kalijodo there are many facilities offered, ranging from children’s activities such as skateboards to a large playroom. Of course, all the existing facilities will make your little one happy to play there.
5. Tabebuya Park, Jagakarsa
This park is located in the Ciganjur area, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta. When visiting this park, you will be treated to a view of a fish pond on which lotus flowers are overgrown. In addition to having a picnic, here you and your family can also do sports such as jogging or cycling.
6. Scientia Square Park, Tangerang
You can make Scientia Square Park an option for a weekend getaway with your family. If you want to visit here, you have to prepare a fee for an entrance ticket of IDR 45,000 per person on weekdays and IDR 95,000 per person on weekends.
Here, you can take your children to do activities such as feeding animals, horse riding, fishing, and many more.
7. Depok Square
Depok Square, West Java is a child-friendly park that has complete facilities. In addition to having lots of seats, there is also a children’s playground (playground), BMX arena, futsal and basketball courts, wall climbing, and jogging tracks. Children will certainly feel at home on vacation here.