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Family-friendly indoor activities for rainy days in Hong Kong

Sassy Hong Kong
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Have fun indoors in Hong Kong with your kids

Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits! There’s no shortage of indoor activities in Hong Kong to keep both you and your kids entertained. Enjoy the city’s breathtaking skyline, visit interactive museums, or get creative at fun cultural workshops. Take a break from the heat and enjoy the city’s breathtaking skyline, visit interactive museums, or get creative at fun cultural workshops. With so many amazing things to do indoors, your family is guaranteed to have a blast in Hong Kong, rain or shine.

Revel in 360-degree city views

Get on the fastest double-deck elevator in town to the highest indoor observation deck sky100 at the International Commerce Centre (ICC) and enjoy 360-degree views of the city and Victoria Harbour. Kids will love the exciting ride and the delicious treats at Café 100. Another great place to get a bird’s-eye view of the city is The Peak Tower. There, you’ll find a variety of family-friendly restaurants, shops and entertainment venues, including Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and the world’s first MONOPOLY-themed attraction, MONOPOLY DREAMS at Peak Galleria.

Immerse yourself in the arts and culture

M+ offers fun art workshops for families

No trip to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to the West Kowloon Cultural District, a 40-hectare area that celebrates the city’s unique art and culture with exhibitions, performances and events. Visit M+, one of the world’s largest museums of contemporary visual arts, for fun art workshops. Next door, the Hong Kong Palace Museum features over 900 priceless treasures and immersive performances and screenings that are perfect for the whole family. Another top family-friendly art museum is the Hong Kong Museum of Art, which offers a range of exhibitions and programmes that incorporate interactive elements to make art accessible to kids and adults.

Visit an indoor playhouse

Get creative the CUPNOODLES MUSEUM Hong Kong

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If you’re looking for indoor activities that are both fun and educational, head to the Donut Playhouse in Tsim Sha Tsui, an interactive indoor playground where your little ones can let their creativity run wild with a variety of digital and physical games. The nearby LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre at K11 MUSEA boasts millions of LEGO bricks, providing an interactive experience for kids to train their sensory and motor skills in 10 different themed play areas. There are also two interactive rides, a 4D experience, as well as a miniature LEGO replica of Hong Kong’s most beloved buildings and landmarks that took a team of 15 expert model builders over 5,000 hours to build. Also located in Tsim Sha Tsui is CUPNOODLES MUSEUM Hong Kong, where you can create your own unique Cup Noodles and learn about the history of this beloved snack. 

Shop, dine and play at lively shopping malls

Ice-skating rink at the ELEMENTS

Hong Kong has no shortage of shopping malls, but if you want to do more than just shopping, ELEMENTS won’t disappoint. Besides a range of luxury retail stores, it also boasts an ice skating rink with a 180-degree view of Victoria Harbour, and family-friendly restaurants like District 8, Fini’s and Lei Garden. If you’re looking for more mall options, Harbour City, New Town Plaza, Olympian City, MegaBox and Windsor House all offer plenty of attractions for kids and adults alike.

Go on a fun adventure at a family hotel

Indoor kids’ zone at The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong

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Looking for a family-friendly hotel in Hong Kong that offers something extra special? The Peninsula Hong Kong is where you can experience the city’s rich afternoon tea tradition, accompanied by a live string quartet. For a secluded retreat, the Regala Skycity Hotel is an urban oasis with themed family suites that feature child-friendly amenities and decorations. The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong offers breathtaking views of the South China Sea and boasts a whopping 6,400 sq ft indoor kids’ zone, a gym, a luxury spa, and five dining options. 

Make your own souvenir

Make your own neon lights at Myosotis Flower

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Take a piece of Hong Kong home with you! If you and your kids have enjoyed the local cuisine, why not learn to make your own Hong Kong treats? Sign up for a session at The Mixing Bowl, where you can learn to bake the three iconic Hong Kong pastries: pineapple buns, sausage buns and egg tarts. For the crafty ones, try your hand at making a neon sign at Myosotis Flower — the perfect souvenir to remember the city’s night scene with all the brilliant neon lights. They also offer workshops for making beautiful floral arrangements, aroma diffusers, mosaic coasters and art jamming.

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