The forecast calls for a combination of heat, humidity and rain. So, what to do? Little Steps has compiled a much needed guide to the best indoor playrooms around town. Whether you live in Sai Kung or Central, Wanchai or Pokfulam, or further afield, we’ll get you on your way to air-conditioned entertainment havens in no time.
This could be the best deal in town! For HK$300, join as a lifetime member at Gymboree with access to the playroom everyday! Playtimes vary and bookings start at 9:30am everyday, so commitment is only required on the day you want to play.
Kids ages 0-5 years old. Parents looking for flexible and affordable fun.
If you are managing kids of different ages, it can be tough to find a playroom that works for everyone. Wise Kids Cyberport is both spacious (8,000+ square feet) and has toys galore for kids ages 0-8. Click here to view the playroom timetable. Weekday bookings can be made hours (and even minutes) before arriving.
Kids ages 0-8 years old. Parents looking for a place to entertain kids of different ages at the same time.
Wise Kids, Shop 101 , Level 1 The Arcade , Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road , Pokfulam,HK, +852 2989 6298, www.wisekidstoys.com.
This is the place to head with the kids when you are looking for hours and hours of fun! Playtown offers over 10,000 square feet of unlimited fun! There is no timetable so just book and play for as little or as long as you and your kiddos desire. The perfect last minute rainy day option!
Kids ages 0-12 years old. Parents looking for a full day of indoor fun with no advance planning required!
Slides, tubes, trampolines, ball pools, gliders, and balancing beams await in this all soft playroom of endless fun. This newcomer offers easy walk-in rates or monthly passes for those that can not seem to get enough! A great option for those in this "hood" with a cafe for parent and helper breaks.
Kids under 10.
Bumbletots, Units 4-12, 1/F, The Waterside Mall, 15 On Chun Street, Ma On Shan, +852 2631 4001, www.bumbletots.com.hk. Closed Wednesdays.
Kids ages 6 months - 8 years old. Saikung dwellers.
Jungle Playroom, No. 3 Tan Cheung Village (up the road from Pepperoni's), Sai Kung, +852 2553 3825, www.jungleplayroom.com.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Hong Kong Central Library, The Toy Library offers activities and loads of imaginative games (Doctor or House anyone?) for kids ages 8 and younger. Reservations are required for a spot in the 45-minute sessions of play and fun! There are always events and readings happening at the library, so be sure to check it out.
Kids ages 8 and younger but the library is perfect for all ages.
The Toy Library, 2/F The Central Library, 66 Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2921 0386. Open daily 10am - 9pm and Wednesdays 1pm - 9pm.
Top quality toys in this boutique playroom will keep the lil' ones entertained. While the space is small, the playful and education-based toys change frequently to keep it oh-so-fresh for the kiddies.
Kids ages 6 months - 5 years old.
Little Beetles Learning Castle, 7/F Hopewell Centre, 183 Queens Road East, Wanchai, +852 3568 3488, www.littlebeetles.com.hk.
Who knew that the government offered free playrooms for the wee-ones throughout Hong Kong? While some are more popular than others, the playrooms are cleaned regularly and offer a free alternative for indoor play in areas that don't have many choices such as Stanley and The New Territories.
Kids 0-9 years old.
One of Hong Kong's favorite toy suppliers, Hong Kong Toys Club, invites children to join the Kids Club! In the play program, children enjoy a variety of toys in a safe and supervised environment. The mobile club supplies larger-sized toys such as bouncy castles, playhouses, large tents, and ride-on vehicles to various playrooms around Hong Kong. Click here for the Kids Club schedule.
Kids ages 1 - 7 years old. Parents looking to give the kiddies a chance to play with toys that simply don't fit in their own home!