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Hong Kong’s best indoor play areas for kids

By Localiiz 7 June 2024

Header images courtesy of Kiztopia

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.

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Docodoco The Lohas

Japanese video game developer Namco—which has brought us classic favourites such as Pac-Man and Tekken—has opened its first overseas indoor digital adventure playground in Hong Kong. Located in Tseung Kwan O, Docodoco The Lohas is a 5,000-square-feet area, which brings playgrounds to the next level, incorporating digital technology able to create immediate and immersive responses to children interacting with it. Kids will be able to engage themselves fully in play that evokes a fantasy adventure as they catch frogs, slip down slides, and even cook virtually, with game elements to amuse even parents!

Docodoco The Lohas, Unit 403–405, 4/F, The Lohas, 1 Lohas Park Road, Tseung Kwan O

Photo: Legoland Discovery Centre

Legoland Discovery Centre

As the first and largest indoor Lego playground in Hong Kong, the Legoland Discovery Centre welcomes children and families to explore local landmarks constructed out of Lego bricks, as well as take part in interactive attractions and exhibits that range from brick-building to thrilling rides. From marvelling at iconic local landmarks and street views in miniature to participating in educational experiences suitable for families with children aged three to 10 years old, there’s plenty of fun to be had for the whole gang.

Legoland Discovery Centre, Shop B131–133, B1, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: Verm City

Verm City

Ask anyone in Hong Kong who boulders regularly and they’ll almost definitely point you towards Verm City. Equipped with a Clip N’ Climb zone that is designed as both an amusement park and bouldering facility, Verm City is a veritable playground for all ages, but especially for the little ones who have a lot of energy to burn.

All-day passes for regular climbing sessions are available starting from $280 for rock climbing, with memberships starting at $450 per month. Classes start at $280 per lesson. For your little one’s first foray into indoor rock climbing and bouldering, there’s no better place to do it than at Verm City.

Verm City, 4/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay | (+852) 2560 8128

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Ryze Hong Kong

Your little ones will soon be warming up at Ryze, where they get to run riot across 40 trampolines, a basketball and dodgeball court, a tightrope section, and two massive foam pits where they can practise their backflips. 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 the website ahead of time to ensure a spot. Children under two jump for free while standard sessions cost between $190 and $295.

Ryze Hong Kong, 3/F, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay | (+852) 2337 8191

Photo: Donut & Ah Meow (via Facebook)

EpicLand

Biggest doesn’t always mean best, but when it comes to playrooms, the 14,000-square-foot indoor playground at EpicLand is a mecca of fun! Its vibrant 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 is a big advocate for learning through experience, and has the well-appointed 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! Entries start from $238 in the morning and $258 in the afternoon. Concession tickets for senior citizens and pregnant women are priced at $100, with all children under one year old getting in for free. Private party packages are also available.

EpicLand, 31 North Plaza, Family Recreation Centre, 96 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay

Jumpin’ Gym

Jumpin’ Gym is truly the titan of the Hong Kong playhouse market, and it’s no wonder why. With a whopping 52 individual locations, each littered with games, rides, and attractions, it offers 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, and bumper car area alongside arcade games and claw machines, it’s definitely hard to beat.

Jumpin’ 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! Admission is free, while the number of paid tokens required varies per game.

Jumpin’ Gym, locations across Hong Kong

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Photo: Origami Kids Café (via Facebook)

Origami Kids Café

This 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 MegaBox in Kowloon Bay, Origami Kids Café is designed for children under eight years old, with an open design that invites parents to interact with their little ones as they play, read, and explore their way around the Japanese-inspired playground.

You can also join in on family bonding events, such as a fruit pizza-making workshop and baking classes. A two-hour weekday session starts from $138 per child and a two-hour weekend or public holiday session starts from $198 per child. Children under 12 months—upon presentation of a birth certificate—and adults go in for free, with a minimum spend of $150 on weekdays and $180 on weekends and public holidays per adult for food and drinks.

Origami Kids Café, North End, Zone B, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon Bay | (+852) 6063 7470

Photo: Mr Tree (via Facebook)

Mr Tree

Home to a giant bubble ball pit, sandbox, and human-sized bubble maker, Mr Tree is decked out in toys such as slides, role-play outfits, Legos, train tracks, and more. Its themed bubble ball pit is sanitised regularly, with different colours on rotation. From a sea-themed deep-blue ball pit to an all-black ball pit for Halloween, it’s the perfect backdrop for photos. For those hoping to be enveloped inside a human-sized bubble, head over to the Lai Chi Kok location! Minimum spending of $120 is required for children aged above seven years old on weekdays and $150 on weekends and public holidays.

Mr Tree, 1/F, D2 Place Two, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok | (+852) 3184 0033

Techbob Academy

From robotics, web coding, interactive games, and architectural building, Techbob Academy teaches STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education to kids, 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 and 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 Scratch, a class that teaches students to build two-dimensional games for the web and smartphones using Scratch, a coding platform that adopts graphical blocks for game coding. The one-hour youth classes at one of Techbob centres start from $300.

Techbob Academy, locations across Hong Kong

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Photo: Baumhaus (via Facebook)

Baumhaus

Hidden inside Baumhaus, a creative learning centre, the playroom and coffee lounges are open to non-current students aged up to four years old. A birchwood treehouse is the star of the show—a symbolisation of safety, family, and imagination, the treehouse was crafted and custom-made in Germany from quality birch wood. The unique shape of the treehouse is based on studies in child development, stimulating children’s physical and motor skill development. Each visit costs $120 per child, with free admission for children aged five months and under.

Baumhaus, 1/F, Kar Yau Building, 36–44 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai | (+852) 2321 5898

Photo: Kiztopia

Kiztopia

Singaporean brand Kiztopia has developed learn-through-play entertainment in Hong Kong with its Kiztopia, Boucetopia, and Jumptopia venues. In May 2024, Kiztopia opened a second and even bigger branch in Tseung Kwan O!

Spanning 13,000 square feet and 19 play areas, Kiztopia in Park Central is astro-themed. As well as the huge Mojo zone, with its climbing structure and epic slides, there are five new technology areas: Mark’s Trampoline, the Interstellar Trampoline simulation games, the Automated Outer Space Exploration robotic challenge, the Tiger’s Goal Strike soccer experience, and the virtual screen game Planet Power Up.

But that’s not all—Kiztopia also designed playgrounds specialised for children aged one to four. The Junior’s Corner provides kids with tiny obstacles, tunnels, and ramps that can foster brain development and improve motor skills effectively. There’s also a sand and a block pit, space-themed obstacle courses, a ninja warrior zone, and plenty of themed play areas providing kids the opportunity to develop their creativity while using the latest technologies and having fun at the same time. Entry starts at $158 for one child aged one to 12 and one adult.

Kiztopia, locations across Hong Kong

First published on 29 October 2018. Written by Sarah Moran. Last updated by Natalie Or.

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