If you live in Hong Kong, then you are well aware that this city often gets battered down by rain during the wet season, and June is usually the wettest. Hong Kong weather is famous for its unpredictability, and rain can turn to shine in a matter of seconds. But don’t let the rain get you down, because good news city slickers, Little Steps has you sorted with the top unique activities to keep you and the kids entertained and sane when it rains in the city. We have rounded up some of the best ideas for a rainy day including gear for splashing in puddles and cool new teen-targeted outings.
Jumping in puddles is one of the most satisfying ways to embrace the wet weather. Whether you simply walk outside, travel to a park or go for a drizzly walk, a pair of boots will make the adventure even more enjoyable.
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A popular spot for rainy day fun, 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!
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A rainy day is a perfect reason to buy a new book or puzzle and kids will have a great time looking through all the options. Fun To Read Outlet has an amazing selection of books, puzzles and activities for kids of all ages. They are located in Causeway Bay Plaza and also in Kwun Tong. There stores had wide aisles which makes searching easy for even the smallest family members.
Fun To Read Outlet, Unit 1703-06, Causeway Bay Plaza 1, 489 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
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.
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. Make sure to check out our rundown for Summer Movies For Kids!
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Cinema City Langham Place, Level 8-11, Langham Place Mall, 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, +852 2360 0910, www.cinemacity.com.hk
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. Make sure to check out LOST Junior, providing kids ages 6-14 with their own age-appropriate escape room facility. For the younger ones who have not taken a plunge into the world of Escape Room fun, now is their chance!
Lost Hong Kong, No. 15, Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.losthk.com
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 has Extreme Air Sports for the older kids where you participate in fun activities such as the Ninja Obstacle Course, Foam Pits, Open Jump and many more!
Ryze Trampoline Park, Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park, 3/F, 321 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 8191 6817, www.ryze.info
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!
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.
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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. A wonderful activity when it coming down with buckets!
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
Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world's busiest airports, but did you know that there is enough 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, https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/relax-fun/entertainment-events/dct-maker-workshop
Are you a board game lover? If so, then Jolly Thinkers is the place for you, offering a huge collection of games for sale in their online store as well as spots in which to play to your heart's content. Jolly Thinkers operates board gaming cafes in Prince Edward and Wanchai, with retail, game tutoring and cafe services on offer at each. Strokes also have a cool flashy board game room alongside their mini-golf, make sure to check it out when it's miserable outside.
Jolly Thinkers - Prince Edward: 14/F Capricorn Centre, 155 Sai Yeung Choi Street North, Kowloon, +852 3107 1160
Jolly Thinkers - Wanchai: 11/F Bayfield Building, 99 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, +852 2527 2882, email@example.com, www.jollythinkers.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 and planning making it a fab rainy day option.
Top Cooking Classes For Kids, 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, artjamming.com
Bonart, Unit O, 8/F, King Win Factory Building, 65-67 King Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, +852 2789 2782, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bonart-hk.com/kids-art-jam. They also organize birthday parties for kids!
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 on a rainy day.
Top Kid-Friendly Spas In Hong Kong, 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.
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.
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Being prepared for raining days will make life so much easier. Having a cake mix in the pantry or a cooking kit in the fridge makes a great rainy day activity at home. Eat the Kiwi has a wonderful range of recipe kits that a kid-friendly. The pesto margherita pizza kit is loved by many a kid chef. The caker cake mixes are perfect for those with a sweet-tooth and come in a range of flavors.
Kids are great little grazers and some have been lucky enough to enjoy a staycation breakfast recently. If you have little eaters then heading out on an eating adventure could be one of the most exciting things. Whether you are looking for five star hotel buffet or a more casual eatery, Hong Kong is filled with many great buffets that cater to all types of eaters and some even let kids eat for free!
Child Friendly Hotel Buffets
Walking through IKEA with kids sounds like a crazy idea but it works. Let your littles one leisurely wander through the showrooms and see if it inspires their inner designer. You may be pleasantly surprised to see what they come up with. If you manage to leave IKEA with a spare hand, you could alway treat them to a snack at the IKEA café.
IKEA, various locations, https://www.ikea.com.hk/en
We Make Gift is an arts and craft company with studios in both San Fransisco and Causeway Bay. They specialise in bespoke gifts and workshops for all ages and styles. From personalized hand sanitizer to neon lights, there is something for everyone. Advanced booking is required so this is more an activity for when you know are certain bad weather is on its way.
We Make Gift, Shop 306, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay, +852 5193 0573,
Madame Tussauds is a fun activity for the whole family. If the weather allows you to get up the Peak by car, bus or tram, this is a great way to spend some quality time up in the clouds during a rain storm. From K-Pop to Kung Fu, wander through the immortalized wax works of some of the greatest celebrities.
Madame Tussauds, Shop P101, 128 Peak Road, Peak Tower, The Peak, Hong Kong, www.madametussauds.com/hong-kong/en/