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Best Playgroups In Hong Kong For Babies And Toddlers

The Best Playgroup In Hong Kong
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Playgroups are where you create those special bonds, meet new mum friends and help your little ones learn to socialise and have fun. Thankfully, there are loads of options for playgroups including ESF Wu Kai Sha playgroup, Pebbles playgroup, Victoria Playpark playgroup and many more all over the city.

It’s playgroup time! If your kids are not old enough for preschool yet and you feel like you’re all going a little stir-crazy these days, why not get out and spend some time with other parents while also allowing your toddlers to play and socialise or explore and learn? From casual coffee gatherings to more formal centres with big play areas and learning activities. Many preschools also offer playgroup programmes for younger children. To help narrow down the options here are some of the best playgroups in Hong Kong, suitable for every baby under three and their family.

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Playgroups For Babies And Toddlers On Hong Kong Island
Kids Playgroups In Kowloon
Playgroups In The New Territories
Children’s Playgroups With Centres Across Hong Kong

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Playgroups For Babies And Toddlers On Hong Kong Island

Baumhaus – Hong Kong’s best Kindermusik program, officially accredited by Kindermusik International

Home to Hong Kong’s number one Kindermusik program, Baumhaus is a family centre offering classes for infants and toddlers along with unlimited access to its playroom and café. It combines progressive early childhood knowledge with strong pedagogical roots in music (something that very few playgroup centres specialise in) and offers plenty of support and education for parents. The Baumhaus teachers know how to introduce musical competence to babies and toddlers in the most engaging way. As a bonus, they are professionally trained musicians themselves and have wonderful voices. You can enrol your child at its main centre in Wan Chai, its satellite locations or even book private home classes.

Playgroup Opening Times: 9am to 6pm
How Much:
Starting at $330 per class (All term classes include unlimited weekday playroom access to the Baumhaus playroom and café)

Baumhaus, 1/F, Kar Yau Building, 36-44 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2321 5898, Facebook: Baumhaus, Instagram: @baumhaushk,

Casita – Playgroup that allows children to learn through music, exploration and play

Casita is a one-of-a-kind family playgroup in Sheung Wan that nurtures children and their families through open-ended play, holistic playgroup classes and community partnerships. The playgroup program is thoughtfully designed to allow children to flourish through music, exploration and play while fostering creativity, confidence, independence and school-readiness skills from an early age. It has regular full-term enrollment, plus special class packs to allow for flexibility for many different family situations, from parents who want to share their Casita classes across their children and friends to those who want their child to have multiple classes in a week. Check out the fall term calendar here.

Playgroup Opening Times: Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm
How Much:
A class pack of 20 classes costs $5,700 ($285 per class), 1 play session costs $120

Use code SASSYMAMA to enjoy 10% off when booking a full term at Casita. Valid until Tuesday, 30 September 2024.

Casita, 2/F, Workington Tower, 78 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 6291 0128, Instagram: @casitahk,

ESF Explore Playgroup Hong Kong

ESF Explore – EYFS playgroup in Wu Kai Sha, Tung Chung, Tsing Yi and more

ESF Explore follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework for its playgroup classes for kids from 6 months to 2.5 years. The curriculum is split into three levels, each tailored to the needs of your child’s age with English as the medium of instruction.

Playgroup Opening Times: 8:45am to 4:15pm, classes for different levels available at various times and days through the week
How Much: Prices vary, starting around $1,200/month

ESF Language & Learning Centre, 2/F Prime Mansion, 183-187 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2838 2276,

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St John’s Cathedral – Volunteer-run well-known playgroup within the Hong Kong community

This long-standing weekly playgroup in Hong Kong runs every Thursday. The group was organised to bring parents and families together and offer an opportunity for both parents and kids to socialise and interact (at a very reasonable cost!). It welcomes families who have children up to the age of two with a play area and toys provided.

Playgroup Opening Times: Thursdays, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
How Much: $20 for entry

St John’s Cathedral Playgroup, Fanny Li Hall, St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2855 7074,

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St Stephen’s Chapel – Playgroup for children and parents to meet together

Supporting families and kids under three, this playgroup offers great indoor and outdoor play areas for kids, as well as snack and song time. The playgroup offers an enriched environment for the kids and a great time for parents to socialise.

Playgroup Opening Times: Mondays and Thursdays, 9:15am to 11:15am
How Much:
$65 for entry

St Stephen’s College, 22 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong, 2813 1047,

Trybe Kids – Gymnastics playgroup for kids as young as 4 months old

A ninja obstacle course meets gymnastics program, kids start as young as 4 months all the way up to 3 years old. It has an open-ended play curriculum with versatile obstacle courses to encourage creativity and problem-solving skills, soft play, acrobatics, parkour and more.

Playgroup Opening Times: 9am to 9pm from Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm from Saturday to Sunday
How Much: Four session package for $1,140 per child; ten session package for $2,700 per child

Trybe Kids, Shop 10B, G/F, Nam Hung Mansion, 5H Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2796

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City Kids Playgroup Hong Kong

Other Playgroups On Hong Kong Island

  • Highgate House School – Playgroup running for over 25 years that prioritises caring and authentic relationships between child, teacher and parent.
  • City Kids Little Stars – Playgroup in Mid Levels for children aged 10 months to 3 years.
  • Mulberry House Academy (Mandarin Playgroup) – Parent-accompanied multi-sensory playgroup in Hong Kong.
  • Parent Infant Program (PIP) Child development classes and playgroup for infants in Hong Kong.
  • Spring Learning – Neurosense, Neurosteps, Discoverer, Discoverer Plus and Kindermusik early years development playgroup.
  • Pods Kindergarten & Preschool – Pre-nursery playgroup in Tin Hau.
  • My Gym WCH – Gymnastics-based playgroup development classes in Wong Chuk Hang.
  • BabySteps – Premium international playgroup and early education centre.

Playgroups in Kowloon

Baby Brain Playgroup Hong Kong

Lifehouse Church Kids – Online children’s playgroup and in-person Church playgroup

The playgroup has restarted in-person get-togethers too now that restrictions have eased. It’s a great opportunity for kids to play and parents socialise.

Playgroup Opening TimesEvery Sunday at 10:30am (online), 11:30am (in-person, prior registration required)
How Much: Free

Lifehouse Church Kid’s Programme, Lifehouse Church, 11/F, Hub 8, 239 Temple Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong,

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YMCA Playgroups – Three different playgroups for babies, toddlers and parents

The Toddler’s World programme at the YMCA runs a few times a week at two locations in Kowloon, as well as a YMCA Parent’s and Toddlers group, and Saturday playgroups. Activities include a relaxed and safe environment for the kids to play in with plenty of different activities for kids to enjoy while the parents supervise and mingle.

Playgroup Opening Times: Times and dates vary by age and programme
How Much: Prices vary by programme and session length

YMCA (for Toddler’s World Playgroups), 373 Po On Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

YMCA, 3/F, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2268 7755,

Pebbles Academy Playgroup Hong Kong

Pebbles Playgroup – Baby and toddler playgroup in Kowloon

At the Pebbles Playgroup, you’ll find the Pitter Patter programme specifically for kids aged 15 to 22 months. This all-encompassing play class hopes to stimulate all areas of a child’s development.

Playgroup Opening Times: 8:50am to 5pm (times vary), Tuesday to Saturday
How Much: $500 per class, packages available

Pebbles Playgroup, Shop 1A, G/F Commercial Block, Harbour Place, 8 Oi King Street Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2769 1308,

Other Playgroups For Babies And Toddlers In Kowloon

  • The Little Gym – Bugs, Birds and Beasts playgroup classes for parents and children.
  • USRC Playgroup – Casual baby playgroup in Kowloon for tots and parents alike.

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Children’s Playgroups In The New Territories

Kangaroo Babycare Playgroup Hong Kong

Kangaroo Babycare – Cantonese playgroup in Hong Kong

If you’re looking to expose your young one to Cantonese, Kangaroo Babycare has a variety of playgroup options. From Little Koala to Little Explorers, Kangamusic (created by former Kindermusik teachers) and Storyland, there is something for kids eight months and up and their parents. They accept babies from 8 to 36 months.

Playgroup Opening Times: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm
How Much: Prices vary by programme

Kangaroo Babycare, Room E, 10/F, Phase I, Kings Wing Plaza, 3 On Kwan Street, Shek Mun, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, 5406 2640,

Kids Corner – Baby and toddler playgroup in New Territories

For a variety of programmes for kids of all ages, Kids Corner has two specifically for babies and toddlers. One is the Baby & Me playgroup for parents and children (0 to 1 year) and the other is Little Tots for parents and toddlers aged 1 to 2 years. Baby & Me focuses on children having their first musical experiences while Little Tots is aimed at kids who are learning to walk and move around while getting to interact and socialise with others.

Playgroup Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 6:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30am to 6:30pm
How Much:
Prices vary by programme

Kids Corner, Shop B, Sun Shun Fuk Centre, 12-18 Wang Yip Street South, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2646 0628,

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Teddy Bear Tea Club Playgroup Hong Kong

Teddy Bear Club — Baby and toddler playgroup in Sai Kung

This baby playgroup has become a fast favourite among Sai Kung mamas! Babies and toddlers are split between three groups – Crawlers (from 6 months), Walkers (around 1 to 2 years)  and Jumpers (from 2 years). The affordable sessions include singing and nursery rhymes, messy play and sensory experiences. We love that you can book the full term, but also have the option of walk-in classes if there’s space available.

Playgroup Opening Times: 9am to 10am for Walkers and 10:15am to 11:15am for Jumpers playgroups
How Much:
Prices vary by programme

Teddy Bear Club (by Stage Right Drama Studio), 1/F, 14 Wan King Path, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 9225

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Children’s Playgroups With Centres Across Hong Kong

Kindermusik Playgroup Hong Kong

Kindermusik – Music playgroup in Hong Kong for babies

This is an internationally renowned music and play programme for kids of all ages. The Foundation stage is meant for babies starting from birth to the age of 18 months with Levels 1 and 2 taking the kids up to the ages of three. There are a variety of locations and venues offering Kindermusik programmes.

Playgroup Opening Times: Varies depending on location, check out opening times here.
How Much: Varies depending on location, check out the full price list here.

Kindermusik, various locations across Hong Kong,

Malvern Playgroup – Accompanied Reggio Emilia-inspired playgroup in Hong Kong

Malvern offers adult-accompanied playgroup sessions for children from 6 to 24 months. These are held in the premises of Malvern College Pre-School (at both campuses – Island West and Coronation Circle). The Malvern Playgroup is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach which believes that the “environment is the third teacher”.

Playgroup Opening Times: Various times during the week, with one to three sessions (1.5 hours each)/week according to the age group
How Much: Starting at $2,300/month

Malvern Playgroup, various locations across Hong Kong, 3898 4699,

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Little Nature Wanderlust Playgroup Hong Kong

Little Nature Wanderlust – Messy play playgroup in Hong Kong

A Reggio Emilia-inspired playgroup, Little Nature Wanderlust offers a child-led messy play curriculum that encourages children to work in groups and develop knowledge through communicating with others.

Playgroup Opening Times: Vary by location, check out the full schedule here.
How Much:
$2,000 per child on weekday and $2,400 per child on weekends.

Little Nature Wanderlust, various locations across Hong Kong,

CPDA – Playgroups for various developmental needs

The Child Psychological Development Association (CPDA) offers playgroups, parent-child playgroups and sing & playgroups to meet the different psychological needs of a child at various developmental stages.

Playgroup Opening Times: Vary by location, check out the full schedule here.
How Much: Vary by age group, check out the full price list here.

CPDA, various locations across Hong Kong,

VIctoria Playpark Hong Kong Playgroup

Victoria Playpark (VPP) – Early years playgroup in Wan Chai and TST

Victoria Playpark (VPP) has a purpose-built, play-based curriculum for kids from 8 months to that teaches children to become curious, confident and well-balanced learners.

Playgroup Opening Times: Vary by location, check out the full schedule here
How Much:
From $510, refer to the full list of fees here.

Victoria Playpark (Wan Chai), Room 305-8, 3/F, Harcourt House, 39 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2117 4218

Victoria Playpark (Tsim Sha Tsui), B230 and B232, B2, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2130 3918,

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Kidnjoy Playgroup Hong Kong

More Playgroups All Across Hong Kong

  • Kidznjoy – English kids playgroup in Hong Kong with early years education from birth to 4 years old.
  • Tutor Time – Pushing the boundaries of early education through playgroups.
  • Guidepost Montessori — Montessori playgroups across Hong Kong.
  • International Montessori School (IMS) First Steps – Bilingual Montessori playgroup for 12 to 24 months.
  • Woodland Pre-Schools – A playgroup to build your child’s confidence and self-esteem.

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Editor’s Note: “Playgroups In Hong Kong For Babies And Toddlers” was most recently updated in September 2023 by Sassy Mama. Special thanks to  LTThomas and Danielle Roberts for their contribution.

Main image courtesy of Freepik, image 1 courtesy of Baumhaus, image 2 courtesy of Casita, image 3 courtesy of ESF Explore via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of City Kids Little Stars, image 5 courtesy of Baby Brain via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Pebbles Playgroup via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of Kangaroo Babycare via Facebook, image 8 courtesy of Teddy Bear Club, image 9 courtesy of Kindermusik via Facebook, image 10 courtesy of Little Nature Wanderlust via Facebook, image 11 courtesy of Victoria Playpark, image 12 courtesy of Kidznjoy.

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