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.
Indoor playrooms in Hong Kong cater to kids of all ages and are located all over the city, and we've got more than 50 to choose from in our updated guide! 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 or the newly opened Jello & Mellow which are fabulous indoor spaces to have coffee, food, and a play. Also don't forget to check out the Bimbo Concept Playroom Residency at Pacific Place! If you are planning to stay at the Gold Coast Hotel or live close-by, the kids will love the Sharks and Pirates Adventure Zone.
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.
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. Over in West Kowloon, there's the M+ Museum as well as The Palace Museum that are amazing.
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 always purchase take-home DIY slime kits to continue the fun.
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.
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. And there's of course the Transformers-themed restaurant that newly opened in Causeway Bay! For all themed restaurants in Hong Kong, click here!
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 its best! Rock and bowl... let's go.
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! Click here for all the info!
Ten Feet Tall, http://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 like bubble soccer - check it out!
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.
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.
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. Click on our guide below to check out the best escape rooms in Hong Kong - there's one for the younger kids too!
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. Ever tried Spin Art? Now's the perfect time to!
If you are looking for something a little quirky and different then head on over to Crossfire Arena when it's 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.
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
Looking to perfect your swing? Or even looking for a fun day indoors with the kids? Indoor golfing has been gaining in popularity recently, especially in Hong Kong. Perfect for individuals or for the whole family, Hong Kong has a fine selection of indoor simulators to choose from. There are golfing facilities open to golfers of all abilities who are looking to have some fun while they work on their game. Perfect indoor fun!
High Tea With Kids, Click here!
Take A Visit To Yamataka For Lunch, Click here!
Sideways Driving Club, http://www.sideways-driving-club.com
Paintball Headquarters, http://www.paintballhq.com.hk
Lovearamics Pottery, Click here!
Fly The Flyover, Click here!
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