Hands up if anyone is going a little stir crazy!
We hear you loud and clear mama! With many people trying to juggle working from home at the same time as keeping the kids occupied (with schools remaining shut until at least 20 April), you’d be forgiven for feeling at your wit’s end. There is good news though, as there are some wonderful family-friendly businesses that are still open, offering kids activities and taking extra hygiene measures to ensure the safety of your children. This month we’re booking the kids into Kindermusik and rugby lessons as well as visiting the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Maritime Museum and SuperPark!
The Baumhaus playroom and cafe are open – a wonderful place to let younger kids (0 to 6 years) burn off some energy while you sit back with a lovely latte. As well as the playroom, the centre also offers Kindermusik classes and from now until Tuesday, 31 March when you sign your kids up for four or eight classes ($800 and $1,500 respectively) you will receive FREE playroom access, even on weekends. It’s a great deal!
Rest assured, Baumhaus is taking extra measures to ensure the health and safety of everyone who visits. Everyone (adults and children!) will be required to take a temperature check and sanitise before admission and all adults must wear masks. The playroom and all toys are also cleaned frequently.
One of our favourite family-friendly indoor play centres, SuperPark is also open for business in March and taking extra precautions where health and hygiene are concerned. All guests will be temperature checked and sanitised on entry (if you have a temperature of over 37.5 Celsius, your ticket can be rescheduled), and you’ll have to wear a mask. The ball pit is also closed and deep-cleaning is happening regularly.
Let your little adrenaline junkie loose in the 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.
Getting your kids out into the fresh air to run around is the perfect remedy for the cabin fever that many are feeling. Rugbytots believes that when children have fun, the processes of learning, playing, being challenged or even just joining in from the sidelines become more meaningful and memorable. Your kids are guaranteed to have a whole lot of fun in this dynamic and passionate environment and come away with a smile!
Week-long camps are alternating between Sun Yat Sun Park (Monday, 2 to Friday, 6 March) and Victoria Park (Monday, 9 to Friday, 13 March) and will continue to do so until schools resume. Sign-ups are available for a single day ($250) or for the whole week ($875). There are also regular term classes in a variety of locations and drop-in spots are available ($175 per class).
Not all options are visible on the website, so it’s best to call or email to find out what’s the best fit for your kids.
The Hong Kong Children’s Discovery Museum is, as the name suggests, entirely devoted to inspiring inquisitive young minds. There are over 40 customised exhibits, each with an educational focus. Your little ones are encouraged to be hands-on (no “do not touch” signs here!) and will be having so much fun they’ll hardly realise they’re learning about maths, STEM, language and literacy.
The museum is taking extra hygiene measures by capping the number of visitors per session (be sure to make a reservation via WhatsApp as no walk-ins will be allowed) and given the interactive nature of the displays, there will be a thorough clean in between each session.
Need some help with your home learning history lessons? Take the kids for a visit to the Maritime Museum. It’s sure to be a big hit among boat-lovin’ kids! You’ll have the chance to learn about sea bandits and water sports, as well as being able to dabble in the history of Hong Kong with the creation of Victoria Harbour. The exhibitions are very varied, ranging from Sounds of the Sea to China trade. Find out how archaeologists excavate old wrecked ships using state of the art technology!
Be sure to stop for a coffee or lunch at Cafe 8 on the rooftop as well, or a sweet treat at Igloo Dessert Bar. Igloo Dessert Bar is currently helping collect masks and sanitising gels for AMZ Life that will pass it on to the needy. If you have any extra masks or sanitisers, drop them off here for a free scoop of gelato.
Read more: 50 Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong