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.
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 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 little play room.lcsd.gov.hk