These indoor playgrounds in Hong Kong make for easy and stress-free options for days when you can’t head outside.
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. If it’s not thunderstorms and squally showers, sometimes the heat and humidity will leave you and the little ones wet and sweaty. But never fear! Indoor playgrounds and centres are a great option when you need to keep the kids entertained, so here’s our guide to the best this city 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 play centres 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 Playgrounds For Children Up To 6 Years
Since young kids often nap during the day, it’s best to know 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 In Hong Kong
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. Its impressive play areas feature specially crafted and custom-made indoor treehouses from Germany (a child’s dream come true)! An easy choice for the whole family, let your little ones run around in a safe, light and bright space and enjoy healthy bites and drinks. Some Sassy parents claim their coffee is amongst the best in the city! Because of the new safety measures, Baumhaus is currently only allowing non-student children under 4 years into the playhouse and has suspended its Mommy Monday deals.
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
Little Beetles 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 a toy fantasy world, promising to keep the kids busy and entertained with a range of fun and educational activities and games to pick from. 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: G/F, 7 Yuen Yuen Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
How Much: $60 for 30 minutes, $120 for an hour
Contact: 2512 6353, [email protected], www.littlebeetles.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 8pm
Where: 12/F, MegaBox, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: 1.5 hour-session pass: $120 (non-member), $100 (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, with different options including beginner kid’s gym sessions, all the way up 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 (temporarily suspended for hygiene and safety reasons).
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
For kids who like to jump from one activity to another, Mabaland in Ngau Tau Kok is a great option. It features multiple play zones with different activities, ranging from an indoor jungle gym to a climbing wall to a special area for bubbles and there’s even another section to experience VR.
Sassy Mama Tip: Children over the 130cm height mark will be refused access to the trampoline and climbing wall, so if your kid is on the taller side, you may want to try somewhere else to avoid disappointment.
When: Weekdays, 12pm to 9pm; Weekends, 11am to 9pm
Where: Shop T138, G/F, TBG Mall, Tak Bo Garden, 3 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Weekdays, $85 per child, $35 per adult for one session; Weekends and Public Holidays, $100-$105 per child, $35 per adult for one session. Find out more here.
Contact: 3709 2004
Indoor Playrooms With Branches Across Hong Kong
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 and some (such as the Causeway Bay one) are ideal for when the little ones tire from walking around the commercial area and need a break! Currently, only the game stations in most centres are open while the soft play areas remain closed for hygiene and safety reasons.
When: All days, usually 10am to 10pm (check with individual centres)
Where: Various locations across Hong Kong
How Much: Rates vary during peak and off-peak hours. Click here to learn more.
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 kids (and adults) of all ages. We’ve lined up indoor play centres across Hong Kong that offer a range of activities from soft play areas for the littlest to rock climbing for the oldest and most adventurous one.
Family-Friendly Indoor Playgrounds In Hong Kong
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 features family-friendly restaurants, outdoor play areas, movie rooms, soft play areas and a variety of British-style music, art and cooking classes. These play areas are only open for members and those who have signed up for camps and classes, but this year, you could opt to become a member only for the summer months and access all the fabulous facilities.
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 or sign up for summer membership
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 – you can 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: Day passes: $180 (weekdays), $250 (weekends), 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. From now until Sunday, 6 September 2020, there is a Kids Summer Carnival on where guests can also earn tokens while they shop, which allows their children to experience over 30 fun edutainment, gourmet and styling privileges.
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: $130/20 minutes (1 adult and 1 child)
Contact: 9187 9792, www.k11musea.com
If you’ve got a mini adrenaline junkie on your hands, SuperPark is the place to go. Both indoors and family-friendly, this indoor adventure park is located in Olympian City and has something for kids of all ages and heights. Features include a children’s gym (for kids who are 100cm and below), trampoline platform and obstacle wall (for kids who are 120cm or above), tube slides, obstacle courses, pedal car tracks, bowling and more. SuperPark requires tickets to be booked online – so make sure to purchase them in advance. You can also sign up for their exciting summer camps, flexi package and annual pass programme.
When: Weekdays, 10am to 7:30pm, Weekends & Public Holidays, 9am to 7:30pm
Where: G/F, One SilverSea, No 18 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Various prices according to session and day, starting at $100 – you can find out more here
Contact: 3611 0139, www.superpark.com.hk
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
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: $140/hour (weekdays), $190/hour (weekends and public holidays), half-hour extension ticket: $60 (weekdays), $90 (weekends and public holidays), click here for more details
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.
When: Tuesday to Thursday, 12pm to 7pm; Friday, 12pm to 11:30pm; Saturday, 2pm to 11:30pm; Sunday, 2pm to 11:30pm (Prince Edward), 12pm to 7pm (Wan Chai)
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: $69 for two hours per person (including one drink), $7 per person for every 30 minutes afterwards.
Contact: 3107 1160 (Mong Kok); 2527 2882 (Wan Chai); [email protected], www.jollythinkers.com
Located in Kwun Tong, Jungle King is one of the many popular restaurants and indoor playground hybrids around the city. It features an indoor playground with twisty slides, surrounded by an inviting ball pit and a play area with a giant Lego pegboard wall. It’s also a popular venue for birthday parties – one to add to your list if you’re on the hunt for a good space!
When: Currently open on Fridays, weekends and public holidays, 12pm to 9pm
Where: Camel Paint Building, Block 1, 12/F, Flat C, No.63 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: $128 per 2.5-hour session, includes one meal. Sessions must be booked in advance
Contact: 3565 4600, [email protected], www.facebook.com/JungleKingHK
With 9,000 square-feet of pure family-focused fun, this indoor playground has definitely become a saviour to parents in Sha Tin and well worth the trip if you’re not based in the area. The indoor play centre includes an adventure park (with specifically designed touch, cognitive development, visual and interactive areas!), creative workshops, and a seriously epic ball pit. Once all that running around and ball pit action gets the little ones hungry, make sure to check out its KidsKiss Café, a restaurant and play area in one (featuring all types of Western food, including snacks, salads, mains and even vegetarian dishes). There are also private changing rooms and nursing areas available, ideal for breastfeeding mums.
When: Weekday play sessions: 3pm to 5:30pm, weekend and public holiday play sessions: 11.30am to 2pm, 3pm to 5:30pm, 6:30pm to 9pm
Where: Kings Wing Plaza 1, Shop 162, 1/F, 3 On Kwan Street, Shek Mun, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
How much: Weekdays – $88 for a play session for a child, a minimum food charge for an adult – $128;
Weekends and public holidays – $108 for a play session for a child, a minimum food charge for an adult – $200
Contact: 2882 2779, [email protected], www.kidskisskingdom.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: 12pm to 8:30pm, 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, minimum dining charge per adult – $150, weekend & public holidays, $198 per child, minimum dining charge per adult – $100; Free entry for babies under 12 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 Lydia Ching in July 2020.
Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Baumhaus via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Little Beetles HK via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Kidnetic, image 4 courtesy of Maggie & Rose via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Verm City, image 6 courtesy of SuperPark via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of Epicland via Facebook, image 8 courtesy of Jolly Thinkers Boardgames via Facebook, image 9 courtesy of Origami Kids Cafe via Facebook.