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.
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Newly opened Bun’s 2020 – the city’s largest roller skating rink, now open in North Point on Hong Kong Island (inside Quarry Bay’s Kodak House -near Ryze Trampoline Park). Book here for skating slots! The retro rink was founded by a group of rollerskating fans and is set in a pretty funky venue with disco balls, neon lights, and an 80’s vibe pervading throughout. The price ranges from HK$140 to HK$280 depending on day or night sessions on weekdays or weekends. Click here for the full guide by Little Steps.
Rainy day racing - we are in! 18 Challenge Karting recently opened its racing tracks in Kowloon. This is a great day out for the whole family, especially for those with older kids. This 50 000 square feet venue is the largest indoor go-kart racing area in Hong Kong. 18 Challenge Karting is located in Oi Man Plaza, in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, and parking is available nearby. Click here for the full Little Steps Asia guide!
8 Challenge Karting, 60 Chung Hau St, Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong, https://www.facebook.com/official18challengehk/?ref=page_internal
Wanted: kid detectives and mini agents! There is a mission awaiting you at Lost Junior’s newest location on Hong Kong Island. The exciting indoor adventure, which beckons your puzzle-solving and creative-thinking skills, has opened their biggest space yet – a 10,000 sq. ft. venue at the popular family-friendly location of The Pulse. Kids will learn to manage their time under pressure during the 35-minute long session, while working as a team in groups of 2-8 people, to find and solve clues.
For those looking for a digital marine aquarium in Hong Kong, Cube O Discovery Park is now open in Plaza 88 Mall in Tsuen Wan. Covering an area of over 10,000 square feet, Hong Kong’s first city-center ocean experience will feature a dazzling combo of real marine life displays, thrilling interactive multimedia games, and a variety of recreation and education facilities as well as dining outlets.
Ocean Park Water World, a 400,000 square-foot world-class water park inspired by nature and seamlessly melding into the beautiful hills of Tai Shue Wan. The four-billion-dollar project is nestled amongst hills and overlooking the spectacular South China sea and is three times bigger than the previous facility spanning about 6,400 square meters! There are loads of indoor activities, slides, and plenty of wet fun - book up! Click here for full guide to visiting.
Hello Hong Kong! Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, right next to The Star Ferry, the Hong Kong Museum Of Art (HKMoA) is a newly renovated modern museum where families can experience a 17,000-art collection and explore this unique and fun museum inside and out. There are some fabulous restaurants with harbor views at the museum! Family favorites include the Museum Restaurant (they have a Sunday brunch!), Hue Lounge (wine/coffee/cocktails), INK (Family-friendly casual eats with harbor views). You an pair up with Hong Kong Space Museum or visit to K11 Musea. Click here for full guide!
Hong Kong Museum Of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, https://hk.art.museum/en_US/web/ma/visit.html
How cool is this place? For skateboarding fans who can't skate outside due to the rain, there is an option in Kwun Tong at 8FIVE2 - Hong Kong’s first ever indoor skatepark. Designed by top American skate firm, California Ramp Works, Sk85IVE2 occupies nearly 3,000 square feet. You will find concrete ramps, banks, rails, ledges, curbs and most importantly good music and air con, Sk85IVE2 offers endless hours of skateboarding time whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned veteran with open skate sessions and lessons alike. On Sat to Sun, there are free sessions sponsored by Vans from 4pm-10pm.
SK85ive2, 7/F D & E Hang Seng Industrial Building, 185 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2573 9872, https://sk85ive2.com/indoor-skate-park/
Every child’s dream is a mega slide and K11 has brought that dream to reality with their Donut themed playhouse which includes a 3-story high mega slide! The slide is a unique structural piece that is custom-designed by award-winning Danish playground design firm MONSTRUM. Pair up a visit to K11's Donut Playroom with a bit of shopping, high tea at Fortnam And Mason, or LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. In the food court floor, there is also a rather awesome robot serving ice cream which is always a hit. More information here!
Donut Playhouse, Shop G50, G/F, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, https://www.k11musea.com/happenings/donut-playhouse-happy-mega-slide-apr/
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.
Slime It! is the ultimate interactive, one-stop destination for a true one-of-a-kind slime-making experience in Hong Kong and now they are in 2 indoor locations in Hong Kong. This is a perfect rainy day activity for toddlers and kids! Once you enter this brightly colored wonderland, you’ll get an instant feeling of being in the world’s best ice-cream shop, except all the goodies are slime-related. And instead of ice-cream dispensers, their signature Wall of Charms allows excited kids to pick and choose from a wide variety of ‘toppings’ for their final slime masterpiece. Think mini candy swirls, tiny fruit, decorative ornaments, and even classic Coca-Cola bottles! Click here for the video from the Little Steps visit!
Located in the trendy Tai Kwun area, Bonart has quickly become a go-to for indoor workshops for kids, families, and adults too. Book a workshop that fits your fun - DIY Skincare, Floral Jamming, Soy Candles, Calligraphy, Art Jamming. There is loads of fun here and kids love this place. Note, they also can help arrange parties. Closed on Mondays!
Bonart, Shop 03-204A, 2/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, https://www.bonart-hk.com/
This is always a big hit with kids and teens! Hong Kong Island is home to the city’s largest rock climbing gym at Verm City, located in Quarry Bay (in the same building as Ryze Trampoline Park). There are options for all levels with indoor rock walls for sports climbing, including kids. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn a new skill, an accomplished rock climber looking for a challenge, or an active teen hosting a birthday party – this is worth visiting. Have fun!
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! It's open 12pm-10pm.
Rasalaser, Flat A, 4/F, International Industrial Building, 175 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Ton, Hong Kong, +852 3580 oo30, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.resalaser.com.hk
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
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is a 30,000 square foot ultimate indoor LEGO® playground and located at the super trendy K11 MUSEA in TST. This is the first-ever LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre to land in Hong Kong! What you will find here? Miniland – a miniature replica of Hong Kong’s most loved buildings, Kingdom Quest – Hop aboard on a moving chariot with the family and cruise along in an attempt to rescue the princess! Every child must have one adult riding with them. *RIDE, LEGO 4D Studio – Choose from one of 2 4D Movies (LEGO® NINJAGO® – Master of the 4th Dimension, The Lego Movie: 4D – A New Adventure), LEGOLAND® Discovery Center’s Build & Test Zone – Race your brick cars with the family, Merlin’s Apprentice – Pedal an enchanted cart! Kids must be 90cm tall. *RIDE! Click here for more information.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong, https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.com/
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, Hong Kong, +852 5193 0573, https://www.wemakegift.com/
Take tackling to new levels and try out untested soccer skills without fear of injury with this new form of football. Using an inflatable zorb-like bubble, there is heaps of fun to be had on the football pitch as players smash and bump and roll around in their efforts to get the football into the back of the net. Bubble Soccer is the original and most experienced bubble soccer operator in Hong Kong, offering high quality equipment and event organization. We love the glow-in-the-dark bubble suits!
Sandbox VR in Mongkok has families smiling! You have to book your family time slot in advance and click on one of the many VR adventures. The Curse Of Davy Jones is popular with the kids while teens like the zombie-infested ones to thrilling shootouts! You will be tasked with survival as a team and given Razer headphones, headsets and guns. It's so much fun!
Sandbox VR, Sandbox VR, 4/F, Tern Plaza, Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2311 9995, https://sandboxvr.com/hongkong
A few floors up in the heart of Causeway Bay, a family of 12 rabbits hop around between chairs and tables. Welcome to Rabbitland Cafe, home to a collection of abandoned rabbits that invites guests big and small (ages 6+) to come and visit, pet and feed, and interact with the inquisitive floopy eared creatures over a cup of tea and a sandwich. Click here for more information.
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.
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.
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
The Big Things Playground is a world where the wonders of the earth will surround your child! Located at the trendy The Mills in Tsuen Wan, this unique nature-themed playground is the mastermind playground by The Big Things Group and created through the collective efforts of Lappset Finland and The Big Things Hong Kong team. Kids will be amazed by the sights and sounds of wildlife and be captivated by the beauty of the environment. All the materials are entirely environmentally friendly materials. The Big Things Playground will help children gain a better understanding of the world they live in. Click here for the full guide!
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/
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.
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! There are two new and huge ice rinks in Hong Kong. Lohas Ice Rink is Hong Kong's largest eco-friendly ice-rink and is popular for families in Clearwater Bay, Tseung Kwan O, and Sai Kung. The new ice rink in Discovery Bay is massive (this is mainly for lessons but do enquire). As with all things, make sure you call in advance to understand the current COVID restrictions.
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
Discovery Bay Ice Rink, G/F, Block C, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.dbicerink.com/en/home/
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. For rainy days, you can ring them up and drop-in...select your canvas or tote and PAINT! Note, they are closed on Mondays.
Art Jamming, 4D Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 2541 8816, artjamming.com
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