It’s a well-known fact that Hong Kong gets hot and rainy during the summer, which can be troublesome for energetic kids looking to let loose. Nevertheless, they still need to stay active, so we’ve selected the best indoor play areas around the city to keep them entertained when the weather outside is too harsh to handle. From trampoline parks to jungle gyms, and mini-golf to laser tag, there’s something for everyone.
Who said only kids get to have all the fun? Branded “the friendliest all-in-one indoor activity park in the world”, SuperPark has activities for kids—and big kids. Originating in Finland, the 45,000 square-foot park aims to promote joyful play, friendship, and better health for all ages by inviting Hongkongers large and small to go wild in three fun areas, including an adventure area, which features a flying fox, sliding mountains climbing wall, and kids’ gym; a game arena, where kids and adults can shoot some hoops in street basketball, try out SuperPinball, or try their luck on the golf range; and a freestyle hall, where teens get to test their skills in the Skate and Scoot World, bounce on a trampoline platform, or tackle an augmented climbing wall. Now there’s no excuse for parents not to act like big kids and get in on the action too!SuperPark, Shop G03, G/F, One SilverSea, 18 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon | (+852) 3611 0139How much: Day pass ticket costs $180 on weekdays and $240 on weekends (includes all equipment rental)
Your little ones will soon be warming up at Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park where they get to run riot across 40 trampolines, a basketball and dodgeball court, tightrope section, and two massive foam pits where they can practice their back-flips. There is so much to do here that they might just find themselves completely wiped out before their session even ends. Open to people of all ages, Ryze has something for everyone, just be mindful of your younger children around over-excited teens doing backflips in every direction. The facility is minded by a great team of skilled young staff who are always on hand to assist anyone in need of some help, or to provide some tips on how to get the most out of their bouncing experience. The park can get quite full, especially on weekends, so call ahead or visit their website ahead of time to ensure a spot.
Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park, 3/F, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay | (+852) 2337 8191
How much: Children under two jump for free, standard sessions cost $105–300
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We wouldn’t have thought that a high-end shopping mall would offer thrilling activities for the little ones, but K11 MUSEA has set out to exceed expectations. Featuring two of Hong Kong’s largest slides dreamed up by award-winning Danish playground designers, your kids can zip down these fun tubes in style. Start off at the Donut Playhouse, an oval-shaped glass structure that houses a slide, indoor ball pit, and interactive games. If the weather allows and you’d like a quick sojourn outside, journey up to the Peacock Playground afterwards to run wild through peacock-themed play equipment, including a six-metre tubular slide!If your young ones are budding explorers, they’ll love the rooftop farming programmes at K11 MUSEA’s Nature Discovery Park, Hong Kong’s first urban biodiversity museum. Specialists are on hand to demonstrate the future of food production and take the kids through a showcase of local plants with distinctive ecological values, all in a story-based journey format. There is also a range of classes on offer for children who want to get down to work; learn kitchen basics at the family cooking courses hosted by the esteemed French cooking school Le Cordon Bleu, help them find their dancing shoes through music and choreography workshops, and more!K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha TsuiHow much: See here for more information
Staying active is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally, and Electric Bunny know this well. This is why they focus on developing all aspects of your child through exercise and creative fun, in a stimulating and safe environment. Getting them used to participating in group physical activity encourages them to develop good coordination, sports skills, and well as social skills. Under close supervision, kids will have all sorts of exciting equipment to experiment with such as walking beams, swings bouncy balls, bowling sets and much, much more. Electric Bunny is best suited for children aged between 6 months and 4 years old.Electric Bunny, Room 2203, 22/F Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, Fortress Hill | (+852) 2882 3661How much: Contact them for more information
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Biggest doesn’t always mean best, but when it comes to playrooms, EpicLand’s 14,000 square foot indoor playground is a mecca of fun! The vibrantly coloured setting has it all—slides, obstacle courses, mini-golf, and even a dedicated laser tag room for the big kids. It’s not just all fun and games though, as EpicLand are big advocates for learning through experience, and have the facilities to back it up. With over 150 fun learning programmes, your kids will be coming home having learned something new every day. The only catch is that you’ll have to make your way over to Discovery Bay if you want to experience this incredible playroom—definitely worth it, though!EpicLand, G/F, 31 North Plaza, Family Recreation Centre, 96 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay North, Lantau | (+852) 2441 0098How much: $148–168 on weekdays (with an accompanying adult), $188–$200 on weekends (with an accompanying adult), contact them for quotes on party packages
If your kids are below the age of thirteen, then Fun Zone’s indoor playgrounds are some of the best places to take them for a day full of excitement and enjoyment. Their exceptionally large jungle gym has all the attractions that you’d expect to find, and even has an awesome foam room where kids can mess around with soft balls, collecting them, and putting them into all sorts of contraptions that can launch them into the air and make them levitate. If you’re keen on helping your child make new friends or develop their social skills, then playgroups are offered in collaboration with trusted partners such as RugBees, Kindermusik, and Gecko Yoga. Fun Zone also has a relaxing cafe complete with WiFi, so parents can kick back and enjoy a nice cuppa while their kids play their heart out. Fun Zone also offers a variety of great party packages that include admittance, a private party area, and lots of fun birthday items to play with.Top tip: Take advantage of their happy hours (2 hours prior to closing) for slightly cheaper admission.Fun Zone, Shop 121, Level 1, The Westwood, 8 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town | (+852) 2558 9558How much: Weekdays: $130–$140 (with an accompanying adult), Weekends: $165–$180 (with an accompanying adult), party packages start at $2,800
Some of the best times a kid can ever have is when bonding with their parents over a good old-fashioned board game. Be it a friendly game of Guess Who, or an inexplicably tense game of Monopoly, face-to-face, real world interaction is a great way to get down with the kids and actually have them enjoy it. With over 350 different games from all around the world, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Jolly Thinkers. Of course, so much choice can be a little intimidating, so if you’re unsure of where to start, their lovely, child-friendly (and bilingual) staff are also a great resource for finding the perfect age-appropriate games for your little ones.Jolly Thinkers, 11/F, Bayfield Building, 99 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2527 2882How much: $69 per person for two hours (including a drink of your choice, and unlimited access to any game you want), each additional 30 minutes will cost you a further $7
A rising star in the Hong Kong playhouse scene is none other than E Cube Club. With 11,000 square feet of space, their flagship location in Megabox is a labyrinth of fun. Almost a dozen separate play areas, such as a driving zone and ball pit, offer almost too much choice of fun for your little ones. There is even a dedicated Angry Birds Zone where children use massive slingshots to play a life-sized version of the modern classic video game. And as with most playhouses, they offer all-inclusive party packages which are sure to provide your kids with a whole day of excitement and fun—well worth the investment in our opinion.E Cube Club, L12-1, MegaBox, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay | (+852) 2117 1068How much:$120–$140 on weekdays (with an accompanying adult); $140–$180 on weekends (with an accompanying adult)
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Jumpin’ Gym are truly the Titans of the Hong Kong playhouse market, and it's no wonder why. With a whopping 37 individual locations, each littered with games, rides, and attractions, they offer fun suitable for the whole family. Our favourite branch, however, has to be Whampoa—featuring a large ball pit and play area, party facilities, activity classes, bumper car area, alongside their normal arcade games and claw machines, it’s definitely hard to beat. The gym is best known for its token system, which encourages kids to play games and collect tokens that are exchangeable for all sorts of prizes including playfully plush toys and RC cars!Various locations around Hong Kong (visit their website more information)How much: Free admission, number of tokens vary per game
Perhaps the most unique and topical playroom out there is the Play House. Complete with just about every brand-related item you can think of, from real-life iterations of the mobile game and slides, to inflatables and even a flash wave pool, it’s a great way to encourage your kids to switch off the multitude of ‘electronic’ playgrounds they seem to spend too much time in and get some exercise. It also just so happens to be located in the D Park Mall which is extremely child-friendly, so why not make a day of it and enjoy the surrounding area before or after your play session?Play House, 3B Tontex Industrial Building, 2–4 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon | (+852) 2151 9662How much: $100
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Maggie & Rose, a family membership club from London has one of the most beautiful play and socialise areas we have seen so far. Designed to accommodate both kids and adults, their two locations in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay (pictured) and Repulse Bay features a rustic-chic space. You will find playing ball pits with pearl white balls, children’s book corner, plush leather sofas for the parents, and even outdoor sunbeds at their Repulse Bay location. Click here for their membership inquiry form.Maggie & Rose Beach Club, The Pulse, 301, 3/F, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay | (+852) 2638 7191Maggie & Rose City Club, 308 & 311, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2337 7571
This sleek, minimalistic indoor playground in Kai Tak Terminal may be harder to get to, but the fun workshops, educational playgrounds and delicious Chinese food will make up for it. A five-minute drive from Mega Box in Kowloon Bay, Origami Kids Cafe is designed for kids from 0-7 years old, with an open design that invites parents to interact with their children as they play and read in the playground. They also host family bonding events such as DIY fruit pizza workshop and baking classes.Origami Kids Cafe, Rooftop, North End, Zone B, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon Bay | (+852) 6063 7470How much: $138 per child on weekends (2 hour session); $198 per child on weekends and public holidays (2-hour session)Children under 12 months and adults go in for free, with a minimum food and beverage spending of $100 per adult
Home to a giant bubble ball pit, sandbox and human-sized bubble maker, Mr. Tree is decked out in children’s toys such as slides, role-play outfits, legos, train tracks and more. Their iconic themed coloured bubble ball pit is sanitised regularly, with different colours put on rotation. From sea-themed deep blue ball put to an all-black ball put for Halloween, it’s the perfect backdrop for photos. For those hoping to be enveloped inside a human-sized bubble, head over their Lai Chi Kok location!Mr. Tree, 1/F, D2 Place TWO, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok | (+852) 3184 0033How much: Minimum spending of $120 required for kids above 7
From robotics, web coding, interactive games, and architectural building, Techbob Discovery Center teaches STEAM Education to kids at The Mills in Tsuen Wan, perfect for children looking for an alternative pastime. With different class levels available, younger students can take the Introduction to Robotics class, a class that explores simple robotics, programming logic using LEGO Education WeDo, a software program that allows students to bring lego figures to life. Older students could take Gaming Coding with Stencyl, a class that teaches students to build 2D games for web and smartphones using Stencyl, a game engine that adopts graphical blocks for game coding.Techbob Discovery Center, Shop 202 2/F The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan | (+852) 6218 2306How much: $190 for the first hour, three hours for $290, $350 for unlimited playtime with an additional one hour workshop
Want to throw an indoor play party to celebrate the start of summer holidays? Panda At Home is an all-inclusive service that includes entertainment, facilities, food and a party assistant in the party packages. This modern, 1200 square-foot venue in Lai Chi Kok offers everything you need to keep energetic party guests entertained. For bigger parties, packages include an MC, game leader, party assistant, photographer and plenty of popcorn to go around.Panda At Home, Room 1104, 11/F, Block A, Wing Kut Industrial Building, 608 Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok | (+852) 2332 3153How much: $3,980–$5,680 for three hours