Play no matter what the weather!
It’s scorching outside in Hong Kong – oh wait –now it’s pelting down and we have a typhoon warning. Hong Kong weather really doesn’t like to make it easy for parents. Luckily, we’ve found some new favourite places to take the kids when the weather isn’t cooperating – and a couple of new go-to spots – for days when we need to get out of the house. With the summer holidays around the corner, we thought we’d share a few places we have our eye on. Here are three indoor play places we’re excited to try out (or even revisit for the umpteenth time) as well as a Disney update to keep on your radar!
We sometimes depend on that cuppa joe to keep us going, and this place roasts up a good life-giving coffee. When you pay a visit to Honey & Milk on Caine Road you’ll be able to sip away while the kids do their thing. It’s part coffee shop, part play area (Honey & Milk is connected to Bun and Fun Playhouse) so there’s something for everyone (think typical soft play indoor playground) and allows mums, dads and caregivers the chance to take a load off while the kids can go wild. Entrance costs between $100 to $120 depending on if you’re visiting at the weekend or on a week day. Buy a package deal ($80 on a weekday or $100 on the weekend) that includes a set meal at the cafe and 1 hour 15 minutes of play. There’s also a host of workshops for little ones to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into. Remember the café and playroom is closed on Mondays, but is open Tuesday to Friday, 8:30am to 7pm.
KidsKiss Kingdom is still relatively new to the HK indoor play scene but has already become a saviour to so many parents in Sha Tin. It’s 9,000 square-feet of pure family-focused fun. There is an adventure park (with specifically designed touch, cognitive development, visual and interactive areas!), creative workshops, ball pits and more. All the running around and ball pit action making the little ones hungry? Well, you’re in the right place as there’s a restaurant thrown into the mix! You don’t even have to worry if the kids won’t sit still while they eat or are too hyperactive to use their “indoor voices”. Even if you’re not based in the Sha Tin area, it’s well worth a trip, as the ball pit is seriously epic and will make any adult jealous. There are various price packages starting from $88, click here for more details and bookings.
KidsKiss Kingdom, Shop 162, 1/F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, 3 On Kwan Street, Shek Mun, Shatin, Hong Kong, 2882 2779, www.kidskisskingdom.com
You’ve most likely heard of SuperPark by now. With the closing of Bounce, parents have been looking for a new indoor adventure park and SuperPark certainly delivers. We’re even more excited because it’s introducing its RoboKeeper football game, just in time for the World Cup. If you’re brood is football crazy, make sure to pay a visit in the first week of June to experience the pressure of taking a penalty kick for yourself. As you might expect, the Robokeeper is a robotic goalie with two cameras taking up to 90 pictures per second. Line up and see if you can handle the pressure. If football ain’t for you then there’s still a whole heap of other activities to keep you away from the outdoor elements; baseball, street basketball, indoor climbing, a pedal car track and more. Prices vary depending on what session you attend, click here to find out more about ticket prices.
SuperPark, G/F One SilverSea, No 18 Fai Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3611 0139, superpark.com.hk
Okay, so we know it can be a billion and one degrees outside sometimes, but if you have a Moana lover on your hands (and there happens to be a day when the temperature dips a little), then head to Disneyland. The happiest place on earth (except for when you have a child throwing a tantrum due to an hour-long queue) has opened up its new Moana show last month. The 20-minute show will take the audience on an epic interactive adventure. Join the six performers and two live drummers as they bring Moana’s epic journey to life, along with the demigod, Maui, to restore the heart of Te Fiti, the all-important, life-giving mother island.
This really is for if you can brave the heat (or for when we have some respite from the warm weather warnings) as the show is set in an entirely new outdoor venue in Adventureland, Jungle Junction. Day tickets start at $458 for kids age 3 to 11 and from $619 for those older 12.