Summer is almost here…and with it, the heat and rain. Those with kids, whether toddlers or school-going ones (who'll be on holiday soon 😬), know the challenge of keeping them entertained indoors in limited-sized HK apartments. Luckily Hong Kong offers many indoor activities for kids of all ages.
We have gathered for you some fun activities to make your kids happy and keep you sane and relaxed. So, whether you live in the Western Part of the Island or the Eastern part there should be something Interesting, educational, Sporty or creative for your young one to enjoy, close to your Hood 😎😃!
CENTRAL & WESTERN DISTRICT:
1. Indoor playground: Funzone
This indoor playground has three locations in Hong Kong, in Kennedy Town, Ma On Shan and North Point, the first one being the largest. It is dedicated to children up to 12 years of age and there are also special dedicated toddler areas (ages 3 and under). There are party rooms, cafés for adults and parking available on site. They also cater for birthday parties.
Address: branches in Kenndy Town and North Point
2. Indoor swimming pools for water babies:
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool Address: 16 Eastern Street North, Sai Ying Pun
Kennedy Town Swimming Pool Address: 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town
Both offer an indoor 50-metre main pool and a smaller teaching pool. They have changing rooms and lockers and you can pay with your Octopus card.
Also have facilities for those with disabilities.
3. Kids skilled in Languages: HK Institute of Languages
Language and Activity summer camps (for children 2-12 years old), available in 6 different languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Mandarin and (or) Japanese), are the perfect opportunity for your child to benefit from language courses while being actively involved in all kinds of fun and exciting activities. A 3-hour summer camp, every day, over a period of 4 weeks (60 hours) is an equivalent to 1 full scholastic year of 1.5 hours after school lessons per week. HK Kidz also offers culture and enrichment programmes as well.
Address: 3/F Wellington Plaza, 56-58 Wellington Street, Central
4. Creative kids
This is the place where your kids can express themselves through art! The art studio in Sai Ying Pun provides a range of programs to toddlers, children and teenagers, from comprehensive art programs to “focused programs” with specific approaches and types of projects. Website: http://creativekids.com.hk
Address: UG Floor, Aspen Court, 46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
5. Messy Jam
Their motto says “be Creative & get Messy!”. They insist that children are allowed to play and express themselves freely without any limiting their thinking as they believe the inverted classroom model provides the most effective educational development for a child’s brain. They organize summer workshops named after famous painters such as Vermeer, Hokusai, Monet, Picasso, Dali, Pollock etc. Parents are encouraged to get messy too!
Address: Flat D, 2/F, Tai Fat Building, 37 Ko Shing Street, Sheung Wan
6. Junior Snappers
Are your kids a new Scorsese or de Palma? Yes? So that’s the place for them! Film making camps are back this summer. A week of fun Filmmaking Workshop will teach your kids the technique of film making and give them a head start in today’s multimedia oriented society. Children will explore a genre, use their imagination to create characters, develop dialogue and plots and learn storyboarding skills. They will learn about cinematography, directing, art department, sound and production of a film.
Address: G/F, 1 Leung I Fong, Sai Ying Pun
For our Top Chefs:
7. The Mixing Bowl
Little gourmand? Then try this one out! The Mixing Bowl offers cooking hands-on classes, since they believe it is important that you know how a dough should feel, look and smell. Simple ingredients and domestic appliances are used so what you learn can be easily replicated at home. Cooking not only is an essential life skill, it is also a great way for children to learn English, practice mathematics and improve their motor skills.
They organize JUNIOR BAKER SUMMER CAMP, interested?
Address: 23/F, The Pemberton, no. 22-26, Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
8. Stormy Chefs @ Active kids
One of the cool activities offered by ActiveKids is their Stormy Chefs cooking class. It teaches children about nutrition, cooking, hygiene and etiquette. Through practical hands-on lessons and interactive discussion, children experience first-hand on how food is transformed from simple ingredients to elaborate, delicious meals. Stormy Chefs caters for mixed age learning.
Address: Unit A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher's Street, Kennedy Town
EASTERN PART OF HK ISLAND
1. Indoor Playground: Baumhaus
This indoor playground caters for younger kids (0–6 years old). With a birch wood “tree house” in the center and a pleasantly designed café, Baumhaus is a great place for kids to challenge their physical skills, interact and play together and for parents to relax, have a chat and drink some good coffee.
They organize baby and toddler classes (e.g. Kindermusik classes for children 0 - 3 years), new Drama program - DramaLab for 4–6 year olds and birthday parties.
Address: 1/F Kar Yau Building 36-44 Queen's Road East Wan Chai
2. Creative kids
This is the place where your kids can express themselves through art!The Taikoo Shing studio contains a gallery space for student exhibitions.
Address: G412-413, G/F, Chai Kung Mansion, 2 Tai Yue Avenue, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
3. FUN time at Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park
As you might already know, Camp RYZE is made for all kids, regardless of age and fitness level. Jump around jumping field with over 7,000 square feet of connected 40 world-class trampolines.
Address: 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay (closest MTR station is Quarry Bay Exit C)
4. Climb high: Verm city
Do your kids love climbing? Great, they will love Verm City. This full facility rock climbing gym offers bouldering, lead climbing, and top rope. Young climbers should start at the age of 4. Children under the age of 12 should be supervised. Family fun guaranteed!
Address: 4/F, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay
5. Go swoosh on stakes: Ice Palace @ Cityplaza
Too hot? Here’s a place to cool down a little. It is the longest running ice skating rink in Hong Kong. From well-appointed boot rental and lockers facilities, convenient smart card access system to skater-friendly common areas covered in skid-proof rubber flooring.
Address: 1/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing
6. Something for budding Golfers:Strokes
If your kids are crazy about golf or they want to try this sport, that’s the place for them. Strokes features loop-the-loops, bridges, and ball jumps across two 9-hole courses. Combined with a fully stocked cocktail bar, restaurant, neon lights, bumping tunes, Strokes HK has got your back. For children age of 12 and above.
Opening hours: 11.30am – 1am during weekdays, Friday, Saturday till 3am and Sunday till 11pm
7. Indoor swimming pools for water babies:
Morrison Hill Swimming Pool Address: 7 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
Victoria Park Swimming Pool Address: Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay
Much like it is with all the other public swimming pools, access to these pool very affordable for adults and doubly affordable for kids. Family changing room available.
Both Pools offer a 50-metre main pool and a smaller teaching pool. They have changing rooms and lockers and you can pay with your Octopus card.