There are plenty of great indoor playrooms in Hong Kong. From soft padded playgrounds for babies to indoor climbing walls for teens. With play centres in shopping malls to restaurants with fun zones, we have all types of indoor playhouses here in the 852!
No matter how many times you check the observatory forecast, Hong Kong’s unpredictable weather can still find a way to ruin your outdoor plans. Sometimes it’s thunderstorms and squally showers, and at other times, the heat and humidity will leave you and the little ones wet and sweaty. But never fear! Indoor playrooms and activity centres are a great option when you need to keep the kids entertained, so here’s our guide to the best that Hong Kong has to offer.
Editor’s Note: All information published in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, the situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms. Most indoor playrooms and play centres in Hong Kong are operating at reduced capacity and have smaller play sessions with increased intervals for sanitising, so it’s best to call and book a slot before heading out.
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Best Indoor Playrooms In Hong Kong For Young Children
Since young kids often nap during the day, it’s best to know the opening hours and sessions of the playrooms meant for younger children. These are our picks of the best indoor play centres all over Hong Kong.
Indoor Playgrounds And Playrooms On Hong Kong Island
This centre takes a holistic approach to learning, offering creative arts, music and drama programmes, beautiful playhouses and coffee lounges made for the whole family (some Sassy parents claim their coffee is amongst the best in the city!). Its impressive play areas feature specially crafted and custom-made indoor treehouses from Germany. Because of the new safety measures, Baumhaus is operating at 50% capacity and students get priority in the playroom. Non-student children will be allowed entry on a first-come-first-served basis.
When: 9am to 6pm
Where: Baumhaus Wan Chai, 1/F Kar Yau Building, 36–44 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How Much: $100 per child, $60 per additional sibling
Contact: 2321 5898, www.baumhaus.com.hk
Part of the Hong Kong Central Library, the Toy Library is the first public toy library in Hong Kong. It’s aimed at kids below 8 years old. It has four play corners that are specially designed to cater to the development needs and play behaviour of children of different ages. You need to call in advance and book a 45-minute slot for you and your little one.
When: Monday to Sunday (except Wednesday): 10am to 9pm, Wednesday: 1pm to 9pm, Public holidays (except New Year’s Day, three days of CNY, Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day): 10am to 7pm, click here for more details
Where: Toy Library, 2/F Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Free
Contact: 2921 0386, www.hkpl.gov.hk
Indoor Playrooms And Playgrounds In Kowloon
This “E Cubed” Club is based on three Es: entertainment, education and exchange. You’ll find the usual soft play suspects here: slides, trampolines and ball pits. Regulated with strict rules regarding hygiene and safety, this indoor playground boasts a wide range of toys, plus a toy store and various arts and crafts workshops for kids.
When: 11am to 8:30pm (1.5-hour sessions)
Where: 12/F, MegaBox, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Session pass (including accompanying adults): $150 (non-member), $130 (member)
Contact: 2117 1068, [email protected], www.e3club.com.hk
If your child has ever taken any interest in gymnastics (or just really likes swinging and bouncing around!), head to Kidnetic! Spanning 7,000 square feet, it is the largest private kids’ gym in Hong Kong and features every kind of equipment imaginable: trampolines, monkey bars, beams, baby rings, slides, sponge pits, and spider swings. Classes with trained instructors are available for children aged 1 and older, from beginner level to competitive private coaching. If you’re looking for an exciting new play area for your little monkeys, consider one of the open gym sessions here.
When: Open gym sessions available in the afternoons, class times vary through the week – contact directly for details
Where: 7/F, Unit 4, MegaBox, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: $200 per hour for one child and an accompanying adult with 20% off on rainy days!
Contact: 2153 1033, 2153 1028, [email protected], www.kidnetic-sports.com
Well-loved toy store, Little Beetles, has just moved from Happy Valley to Hung Hom. It certainly stands by its “learning is fun” attitude, with 90% of its playroom material made by HABA, the quality German toy brand. Its play area is expected to reopen next month and has a range of fun and educational activities and games for kids. This cute little space will not disappoint – make sure to call and book in advance and remember to wear socks!
When: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm
Where:Unit 804A, 8/F, Harbour Centre Tower 2, 8 Hok Cheung Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
How Much: $60 for 30 minutes, $120 for an hour (TBC in the new location)
Contact: 2512 6353, [email protected], www.littlebeetles.com.hk
Indoor Playrooms With Branches Across Hong Kong
Jumpin’ Gym centres
The Hong Kong “indoor amusement park” chain Jumpin’ Gym has many play centres all over the city. They have everything from game stations and rock climbing walls for older kids to soft play areas and epic ball pits for the younger ones. Some of these centres offer party packages. Most of these are located inside shopping malls and are ideal for when the little ones tire from walking around the commercial areas.
Government Free Indoor Playrooms
Living in Hong Kong can get quite costly, so if you’re looking for a safe and comfortable play area for the little ones but don’t want to join a membership or pay admission fees, make sure to check out these indoor playrooms that are sponsored by the Leisure and Culture Department of the Hong Kong Government. They cover all eighteen districts and are completely free!
Best For The Whole Family
If you have two or more kids, you may want to head to a place that offers family fun for children (and adults) of all ages. We’ve lined up indoor playrooms and activity centres across Hong Kong that offer something for everyone, from babies to the older and more adventurous kids.
Family-Friendly Indoor Playgrounds In Hong Kong
Maggie & Rose
The first UK private members club for kids and their parents in Hong Kong, Maggie & Rose is a beautiful space designed for both adults and kids. It has two locations across Hong Kong and offers family-friendly restaurants, outdoor play areas, movie rooms, soft play areas and music, art and cooking classes. These play areas are only open for members and those who have signed up for camps and classes.
When: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm (Maggie & Rose Beach Club); 9am to 6pm (Maggie & Rose City Club)
Where: Maggie & Rose Beach Club: 301 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong; Maggie & Rose City Club: 308 & 311 Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Entry available only to members – you can make an enquiry about membership here
Contact: 2638 7191, [email protected] (Maggie & Rose Beach Club); 2337 7571, [email protected] (Maggie & Rose City Club), www.hk.maggieandrose.com
With over 7,000 square feet of interconnecting trampolines, this ultimate trampoline park is a kid’s dream! Ryze’s innovative team have created special areas for children to play dodgeball, basketball and even a series of fun foam pits to dive into. Get there early for the morning KidJump or join in during the day for the open jump, suitable for all ages. Just remember that Ryze “flights” are scheduled every half hour, so make sure to call ahead to book into a slot!
When: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 7pm; Friday, Weekends & Public Holidays, 9am to 9pm
Where: Kodak House 1, 3/F, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Various prices according to age and time (find out more here)
Contact: 2337 8191, [email protected], www.ryzehongkong.com
If your children are a little older and looking for something more challenging, Hong Kong’s “first full facility rock climbing gym” has everything from bouldering to lead climbing and top rope. Its Clip N’ Climb system is suitable for ages 4 and above and is designed to be a rock climbing amusement park for beginners and experts alike. Remember to wear non-marking sports shoes!
When: 9am to 6:30pm
Where: Kodak House 1, 4/F, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Session or day passes: $250, various price options available including rentals and memberships
Contact: 2560 8128, [email protected], www.vermcity.com
Family-Friendly Indoor Play Centres In Kowloon
If you are over at K11 MUSEA, you can choose to shop, while your kids drop…down three floors of the Happy Mega Slide! This giant slide has been designed by famous Denmark designer, Ole Barslund Nielsenb, and is part of Donut Playhouse. The whole play area consists of an interactive and digital game zone, a food & beverage space and a souvenir shop.
When: 11am to 7pm (cleaning time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm)
Where: Shop B249 A-D, B2, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Weekdays: $220/40 minutes, Weekends & Public Holidays: $240/60 minutes (prices include admission for 1 adult and 1 child)
Contact: 9187 9792, www.k11musea.com
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre
While at K11 MUSEA, a must-visit is LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre. Your littlest LEGO® lovers can play in the DUPLO® farm (with a slide as well as a creative area), while older kids will love the LEGO® Friends and the Build and Test areas. Have a kid who prefers rides? There are two rides: Kingdom Quest and Merlin’s Apprentice. All kids are welcome (accompanied by an adult) on Kingdom Quest as long as they can sit upright by themselves. To ride on Merlin’s Apprentice kids must be over 90cm. Another attraction of the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is Miniland® where you can see all your favourite Hong Kong attractions, in miniature!
Sassy Mama tip: There is an onsite café to purchase snacks and drinks, but while you are at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, you would be better off focusing on playing and heading to a restaurant in K11 MUSEA before or after playtime.
When: 11am to 8pm, Monday to Friday; 10am to 9pm, weekends and public holidays. Maximum session time is three hours
Where: Shop B131-133 B1, K11 MUSEA Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $240 for anyone over 3 years of age (kids under 3 are free). Be sure to check the website for special offers and ticket combos especially during the school holidays.
Contact: 2143 7300, [email protected], www.legolanddiscoverycentre.com/hong-kong
Family-Friendly Indoor Play Centres In New Territories
This massive centre is worth the trek out to Discovery Bay! Epicland is the largest indoor playground in Hong Kong, with over 14,000 square feet of space featuring large slides, an air-trek obstacle course, a sky-high rock wall, laser tag, mini-golf and so much more. Whether you’re looking for play sessions, educational programmes, playgroups or even an area for birthday parties or events, this is a fun and safe environment that will really allow your child to learn through play! Make sure to check out the vibrant toddler area and kid’s playground.
When: Daily, 9:30am to 1:30pm (morning session), 2:30pm to 6:30pm (evening session)
Where: G/F, Shop 31, Family Recreation Centre, 96 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay North, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How Much: $188 for the morning session; $208 for the evening session; the price per child up to 8 years is inclusive of an accompanying adult, children above 8 years can enter unaccompanied
Contact: 2441 0098, [email protected], www.epiclandhk.com
The Big Things
Set in the premises of The Mills, a revitalisation project that will transform the Nan Fung Group’s former textile factories into a destination for innovation, culture and learning. The Big Things is designed for children aged 2 to 8 years who are sure to love the unique nature-themed indoor playground.
When: Daily, 10am to 6:30pm
Where: Shop 205-207, 2/F The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong
How Much: 1 Adult + 1 Child ticket package: $160/hour (weekdays), $220/hour (weekends and public holidays), half-hour extension ticket: $80 (weekdays), $110 (weekends and public holidays), click here for more details
Contact: 6292 1808, www.thebigthings.com
Brought to you by the Japanese game centre Namco, DOCODOCO is unlike any playroom you’ve seen before. It’s a virtual reality playground that’s got something for kids from 6 months and up. There’s a VR sensory beach where kids can dig in the sand while the sound of waves crash over them, slide down a waterfall and search for frogs and butterflies in the lily pond – all without getting wet.
When: Daily, 11am to 9pm
Where: Level 4, The LOHAS, 1 Lohas Park Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Children: 6 to 23 months — $100/hour, 2 to 12 years — $180 per hour, Adults — $50
Contact: [email protected], www.namco.com.hk/docodoco
Play Areas And Restaurant Combos
We love a good old board game and Jolly Thinkers is just the fix. This super cool board game café has over 350 games for you and the family to enjoy, you can even choose to buy one the kids love best and bring the fun home! The café charges per hour, which means you can play as many as you want and then pay for extra time. We like Match the Penguins – a colour coordination game that develops your kids’ reflexes in no time.
Editor’s note: The catering service is temporarily suspended, but you can get bottled drinks and use the board game playing area.
When: Tuesday to Sundays, 12pm to 7pm
Where: Jolly Thinkers Mong Kok: 14/F, Capricorn Centre, 155 Sai Yueng Choi Street North, Prince Edward, Mong Kok, Hong Kong;
Jolly Thinkers Wan Chai: 11/F, Bayfield Building, 99 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How Much: $45/hour per person (including one drink), $30 for every additional hour
Contact: 3107 1160 (Mong Kok); 2527 2882 (Wan Chai); [email protected], www.jollythinkers.com
Origami Cafe is an innovative space designed to go back to the basics by immersing you and your child in educational play and creative workshops! Located at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, the former site of Hong Kong’s International Airport, this cafe serves up delicious Asian-fusion cuisine and features a variety of toys and sets in a beautifully crafted play zone.
When: Weekdays: 11:15am to 8pm, 3 sessions of 2hours 45 minutes each; weekends and public holidays: 10am to 9pm, 5 sesions of 2 hours each
Where: Rooftop, North End, Zone B, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Weekdays, $138 per child, $69 per baby (6 to 11 months), minimum dining charge per adult – $150, weekend & public holidays, $198 per child, $99 per baby (6 to 11 months), minimum dining charge per adult – $100; Free entry for babies under 6 months
Contact: 6063 7470, [email protected], www.origami.com.hk
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in November 2017 and was most recently updated by Anita Balagopalan in June 2021.