Hong Kong’s weather can keep every parent in flux for what to do with their little galoshes. Good news city slickers, Little Steps has you sorted with unique indoor activities in Hong Kong to keep you and the kids entertained and sane when it rains or is simply too hot in the city. We have rounded up our favourite fun indoor adventures cool new teen-targeted outings.
Now that they are re-opening, indoor playrooms in Hong Kong cater to kids of all ages and are located all over the city. What's more, there is a slew of public indoor playrooms too - free fun - just the way we like it! For babies and toddlers, check out Origami Kid's Cafe which is a fabulous indoor space to have coffee, food, and a play. If you are planning to stay at the Gold Coast Hotel or live close-by, the kids will love Sharks and Pirates Adventure Zone.
Hong Kong's Top Indoor Playrooms, Click here
Top 10 Free Public Playrooms, Click here
Ryze Trampoline Park and Verm City are 2 of Hong Kong's hottest indoor activity venues! They are located in the same building and offer activities for kids from tots to teens, making it an excellent choice for the whole family. Also, Ryze just added a new floor of indoor fun with loads of extra jumpy fun. So, bring your socks and get ready to sweat.
Ryze Trampoline Park, 3/F Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 8191 6817, www.ryze.info
Verm City Climbing Club, 4/F Kodak House 1, 321 Java Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2560 8128, email@example.com, www.vermcity.com/
Hong Kong has some awesome museums for kids. In Central, visit The Maritime Museum and enjoy a coffee afterward at Cafe 8 (a great place to watch the rain on the harbor too). The Hong Kong Science Museum is a favorite for kids and teens of all ages offering impressive exhibits. Of course, the IMAX movies at the Space Museum are always impressive too. The Hong Kong Space Museum has been revamped and is simply awesome! Go check it out now.
Top Hong Kong Museums For Kids, Click here.
Slime It! now has two locations for kids of all ages to embrace the mess and make their own slime. This is a great chance to let the kids make a sticky goopy mess out of the house. For those who can't get enough, you can alway purchase take-home DIY slime kits to continue the fun.
Slime It - Stanley, Shop 117, L1, Stanley Plaza, Hong Kong
Slime It - K11 Musea, B242, B2 @ K11 Musea, TST, Hong Kong
On rainy days - taking in a good flick goes a long way with the kiddos. Grab the kids, scoop up some popcorn, sit back, and relax! Let's not forget the first kid-friendly cinema with specially created colorful lounges. Fancy a fully immersive cinematic experience? Cinema City Langham Place is the first cinema in Hong Kong to introduce the exclusive 116-seat 4DX Theater with motion seats and environmental effects such as bubbles, wind, and scent.
Cinemas With Kids, Click here!
Cinema City Langham Place, Level 8-11, Langham Place Mall, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, +852 2360 0910, http://www.cinemacity.com.hk/en/
Hong Kong is filled with quirky and novelty eateries. Head out to a café with the kids to find some delicious treats and drinks in some of the best themed cafés in town. For animal lovers, you will have a great time at Cat Island Café or Rabbitland Café both in Causeway Bay. Wonder Garden Café is a magical Alice in Wonderland themed cafe filled with delightfully mad dishes.
Head indoors for some bowling fun with the fam. From bowling alleys with bumper lanes for tots to the best places to throw a bowling birthday bash (karaoke optional) and where to buy gear, we've got you covered. Want something ultra unique? Check out Tiki Tiki in Sai Kung - it's a family day out at it's best! Rock and bowl... let's go.
Best HK Bowling Venues For Kids, Click here!
Tikitiki Bowling, Click here!
Ten Feet Tall is not your average foot massage spa. For families looking for a little chill time together, you can rent a private room, bring along your login for Apple TV, and plug in a movie for the kids while you get your foot rub on! Order a fresh coconut juice, cappuccino, even frozen yogurt to enjoy during your pamper session! There's also free WiFi.
Ten Feet Tall, 20/F & 21/F, L Place, 139 Queen's Road? Central, Hong Kong +852 2971 1010,www.tenfeettall.com.hk.
Laser tag is so much fun and kids as young as 5 can get involved at most venues. Strap on your vests, grab your guns, and head into the darkness as you try to blast the opposite team. It's fun, it promotes teamwork, and you will sweat a bit too. Crossfire Arena also offers other neon laser fun - check it out!
Crossfire Arena, 13D, Wah Ha Building, 8 Shipland Lane, Taikoo, Hong Kong, +852 3461 9023, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://crossfire.hk/
When it rains, you can still go swimming! Unleash your little flippers on a variety of comfy heated swimming havens right here in the city! We love the indoor pool in Sai Wan Ho which has a-rocking' indoor water playground and is cheap! Alternatively, you could go luxe and grab a day pass at Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong where you can enjoy views of the harbor rainstorm from the 118th floor's indoor pool. For more information on where to get your pool passes, click here.
Top Indoor Swimming Pools in HK, Click here!
Island East Swimming Pool, 52 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, +852 2151 4082, www.lcsd.gov.hk.
When it rain, it pours! Head to one of the city's best afternoon tea sets and choose from the traditional to the unconventional, by treating your little darlings to a bit of tradition. Slather on some Devonshire clotted cream onto a toasty scone and enjoy the steaming pots of goodness—afternoon tea is an indulgence that everyone deserves once in a while... especially when it rains.
Kid-Friendly Afternoon Teas, Click here!
Hit the ice! For little ones, the ice skating rink at Elements Mall is great as they offer little animals that the young ones can push around on the ice as they skate. Megabox and Cityplaza are both great for older kids looking to swirl, skate, and spin. There are also ongoing camps for kids, drop-in private classes, and group lessons available.
Cityplaza, 1/F Cityplaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2568 8665, www.cityplaza.com
The Rink at Elements, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2196 8016, www.rink.com.hk
Megabox, Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, www.megabox.com.hk
Before COVID-19, Hong Kong International Airport was of the world's busiest airports, but did you know that there is still entertainment to keep you and the kiddos crazy busy too? Dream Come True is a role-playing theme park complete with outfits and role-playing rooms. Be an astronaut, fireman, or chef - it's super fun!
Dream Come True Education Park, Near Food Court, Departures Level (L6), Hong Kong, +852 3559 1028, www.hongkongairport.com
Escape rooms are a great option for pre-teens and teens. They present a scenario puzzle and guests are to solve it and escape together as a team. It's fun and promotes teamwork and problem-solving.
Lost Hong Kong, No. 15, Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, http://www.losthk.com
Cooking classes are a great way for little ones to learn the basics and to help express themselves. From making eggs to a magnificent cake, there are classes in Hong Kong for all levels. There are many drop-in classes available for last minute bookings. Check out Food Craft in Kennedy Town for some great kid-friendly classes.
Top Cooking Classes For Kids, Click here!
Pampering is best done in pairs. Spoil your little princess silly with a day at the spa with mommy. Whether it’s getting her little tips and toes polished in a pretty pink or giving her face aglow with a mini facial, indulge at these plush spas around town. Check out Mira Kids Spa deal, which is perfect for Moms and Dads too.
Top Kid-Friendly Spas In Hong Kong, Click here!
There are a variety of places to go art jamming in Hong Kong with the kids. Most of which, offer drop-in fun for kids and adults. The famous Art Jamming in Sheung Wan has moved to Wong Chuk Hang and offers jam sessions, an outdoor terrace, and parties. Bonart in Kwun Tong offers online booking and art jam for kids ages 3+ among other fun workshops. Located in Wanchai, Chocolart Studio sets up for all ages offering a relaxing experience of art jamming and painting in Hong Kong.
Art Jamming, 4D Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 2541 8816, http://artjamming.com
If you are looking for something a little quirky and different then head on over to Crossfire Arena when its raining cats and dogs. Here, the children have a wide range of choices, for example - if you have a little Jedi at home, neon sabres are an option. Or if you rather bump, roll and bounce around whilst being in a giant inflatable ball, that's also an option.
Crossfire arena, Shop 306-308, 3/F, D2 Place TWO, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, Website
VR and interactive gaming rooms are popping up everywhere in Hong Kong and there are some great options for you and the kids. Test your fitness and strength out at AME Stadium in TST or play some games at VR Arena in Causeway Bay.
AME Stadium, Shop 2, UG Floor, H Zentre, 15 Middle Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, +852 6824 5526, https://en.ame.gg/
A library visit used to be one of the most exciting things we could do. With access to books and technology becoming as easy as pie, we have almost forgotten about the magic of a library. Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay also has a great kids playroom and toy library. Advanced booking is essential. There a many public libraries scattered throughout Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Public Libraries, https://www.hkpl.gov.hk/en/about-us/intro/intro.html
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Sideways Driving Club, http://www.sideways-driving-club.com
Paintball Headquarters, http://www.paintballhq.com.hk
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