The best Hong Kong indoor play areas for kids
Hong Kong Science Museum Basement In the basement of the Science Museum is a largely unknown indoor playground for toddlers! The museum shows exhibitions ranging from robotics to transportation, and visitors can physically play around with lots of the things on show. Relax while your little one enjoys the playroom downstairs! 2 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui E, 2732 3232; hk.science.museum. Toy Library Located at the Central Library, the city's first public toy library caters for children up to eight years old. It's essentially a play area, where kids can borrow some games, activities and toys and use them in the comfortable confines of the room. Each session is 45 minutes – we advise to reserve a spot a week ahead. 2/F, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Rd, 2921 0386; hkpl.gov.hk. Lee Gardens Lee Gardens play area provides a perfect opportunity to get some shopping done while your kids enjoy themselves. They can ride on wooden cars and sit on rocking horses, as well as watch some choice videos. The play area sits in the middle of all the children's shops, so you can easily keep an eye on them. Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Rd, Causeway Bay, 2830 5753; leegardens.com.hk. LSCD children's play rooms Across the city, there are around 30 play rooms set up by the LCSD – all padded and lively with cushioned toys. They're all themed as well, meaning you can go and revel in the Joyful Forest at North Point's centre or feel the spirit of the Ocean World at Stanley's littl
The best public playgrounds for kids in Hong Kong
1. Lai Chi Kok Park 1 Lai Wan Rd, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon Variety is the spice of life, which makes Lai Chi Kok Park one of the spiciest in the city. It has play equipment to suit everyone, with playgrounds for toddlers and children, chess tables, fitness stations, a roller skating rink and a skateboard arena. Not to mention a swimming pool and library within walking distance. Set aside a whole day to tackle this huge playground. 2. Kowloon Park/Discovery Playground 22 Austin Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon This playground was originally the Whitfield Barracks, constructed by the British in the 19th century. After deciding they no longer needed to fire cannons into the heart of Hong Kong, the restored fortifications and artillery emplacements on the knoll were transformed into Discovery Playground. The area, including the old cannons and a castle turret, is open for adventurous children under the age of 13 to explore. 3. Mount Austin Playground Mount Austin Rd, the Peak The tram ride up to the Mount Austin Playground is exciting enough for kids, but the good old-fashioned playgrounds on the Peak are where they’ll really enjoy themselves. This place has everything you expect in a classic play area, from swings to slides, and will keep any kid busy while their parents enjoy the view. 4. Po Kong Village Road Park Po Kong Village Rd, Diamond Hill This park has plenty of play equipment for kids to enjoy with three different playground areas, but the main attraction is its exten
Best gyms and play areas for kids in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is crammed with child friendly restaurants and a whole host of things to do for kids, babies and toddlers. We round up the best gyms and play areas with climbing frames, ball pits and bouncy castles for kids to let loose. Ideal for birthday parties or just a fun day out.
The best family-friendly restaurants in Hong Kong
Rosie Jean’s CaféThis spot offers a comfortable atmosphere, friendly service and a large alfresco dining space with a kids playground attached. Absolutely ideal for taking in some sun and ice coffee while the kiddies busy themselves with the huge range of toys, including scooters, books and bowling pins. If you plan on sitting for a while, you can pay an extra $20 for access to the playground area, giving the kids plenty to do. 119 Caine Rd, Midlevels, 2549 3825; rosiejeanscafe.com. Café Deco This mainstay up on the Peak has long been a highlight for diners looking to drink in the dramatic views of Hong Kong while chowing down on eclectic menu options that include Italian, American and Nepalese fare. This isn’t just a spot for mum and dad though, Café Deco comes equipped with a top-notch kids play area that has heaps of toys and gizmos to keep the little ones happy. Head down on a Sunday and catch the delightful kids’ entertainer. The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Rd, 2849 5111; cafedecogroup.com. Choice Co-operative This spacious and breezy café opened its doors at the end of last year and has been an instant hit. Choice Co-operative specialises in sugar and gluten-free food, including salads, cakes, smoothies, pancakes and more. Right next to the café is an awesome playground complete with climbing frame. Let the kids run riot before they come in to refuel. 7/F BT Ctr, 23 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, 2677 7808; facebook.com/choicecooperative. The Fish Bar A good serving of fi