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 over 20+ fun indoor adventures including the best area for splashing in puddles and cool new teen-targeted outings
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! For babies and toddlers, there is also Origami Kid's Cafe which is a fabulous indoor space to have coffee, food, and a play. There is a new playground that opened in May, The Big Things is a world where the wonders of the earth will surround your child! They will get to immerse themselves in rare animals, insects, volcanoes, and swamps.
SuperPark Hong Kong, Click here
Hong Kong's Top Indoor Playrooms, Click here
Top 10 Free Public Playrooms, Click here
The Big Things, Click here
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
Virtual Reality is all the rage and now VR entertainment has finally arrived in Hong Kong with Zero Latency. The innovative gaming company has already taken Asia by storm with its state-of-the-art wireless technology and motion that take players to new heights in social gaming. Games include Zombie Survival, where players defend a fort from zombies; Singularity, set in space where players battle killer drones and rogue robots; Engineerium, set in an ancient alien world populated by avatar-like characters; and Sol Raiders, a team game set in an original sci-fi universe. The minimum age requirement for each game is 16+, a great idea for a cool teen birthday!
Zero Latency, Unit ABC, 11/F, Montery Plaza, 15 Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon (closest MTR is Ngau Tau Kok), +852 2762 0108, www.zerolatencyvr.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, who has recently opened, 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
Freeing Hong Kong, Pakpolee Commercial Centre, 1A Sai Yeung Choi St, Mong Kok, freeinghk.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
Hoverboards may be so 2018, but Azzita Hoverland is 5,000 square feet and has a fantastic indoor track for people to race around in which is timeless! That also acts as a hoverboard retailer and repair center. this futuristic place offers hoverboard racing billiards, air hockey, table football and more. It's open to kids ages 6+ and mom and dad can get involved too! For summer birthday kiddos, you can rent this place out for unique parties.
Azzita - Kwun Tong, A, 3/F, Blk 1, Yip Fat Factory Building, 77 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3702 1160, www.azzita.co
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.
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.
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. 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
Looking to feast on some local flavor on a wet day? This a great day out with the kids during a rainy day and Little Steps' foodies with their kids have eaten their way through the city to share the best dim sum and authentic Canto restaurants for families. Whether you're after modern, MSG-free Cha Chaan Tang favorites, traditional dim sum cart service, or al fresco vegetarian cuisine, Little Steps has you covered. Chow time!
Family-Friendly Dim Sum In Hong Kong, Click here!
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
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, crossfire.hk
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
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, [email protected], 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.
Best HK Bowling Venues For Kids, Click here!
Tikitiki Bowling, Click here!