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The 41 best things to do indoors in Hong Kong

Our guide to the best indoor activities in town, from roller skating to laser tag to dining with jellyfish

Jenny Leung
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If you've decided to brave the drabby weather and head out of the house, Hong Kong has a ton of amazing indoor activities that can be just as entertaining as hitting up a hiking trail or exploring a country park. Want to break a sweat with sporty activities? Check. Get creative with arts and crafts? Double check. Need somewhere to let the kids run around? We've got that covered too. Scroll down to discover all the best places to go on a gloomy day and start making plans now.

RECOMMENDED: Treat yourself to a shopping spree instead at the best shopping malls in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's best indoor activities

  • Things to do
  • Ho Man Tin

18 Challenge Karting is Hong Kong's biggest indoor go-karting venue spanning across a 50,000sq ft space. Speed junkies can whiz around the racing track, which features 18 twists and turns, while the little ones can get on mini electric ride-on cars (two to four years old) or drift karts (five to 12 years old) to experience the thrill. There's also a themed restaurant, a party room for larger groups, arcade racing games, and much more. Surely, this beats playing Mario Kart at home. 

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Keep your work out fun at AME Stadium, where you'll find numerous e-sports facilities including skiing, where you can experience being part of the US national skiing team; boxing, featuring smart punching bags loaded with sensors; rowing, horse racing, and cycling that mimics the famous Lung Wo Road cycling competition route. During each session, you can even analyse and generate a report that illustrates your fitness level in power, balance, coordination, agility, speed, and reaction with the help of a smart bracelet connected to your avatar. 

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  • Sport and fitness
  • Golf
  • Causeway Bay

Bay 247 is Hong Kong's first fully automated indoor golfing facility. Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, Bay 247 is – like its name suggests – open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are four air-conditioned rooms in total (for up to three to six persons), each one equipped with state-of-the-art gold simulators by Foresight GCQuad. It's ideal for golfers of all skill levels and ages as there are private and group lessons (in Cantonese or English) with professional coaches available for booking. Click here to check out the rates.

  • Things to do
  • Games and hobbies
  • Kwun Tong

Malaysian-based immersive mission game experience Bomb Battle opened its first branch in Hong Kong in October 2023. Known for its unique blend of interactive gameplay and mind-boggling challenges, Bomb Battle combines elements of game shows, action movies, and escape games all into one. 

There are two missions to choose from, both developed specifically for Hong Kong. In the 'City Threat' mission, players must work together to defuse a bomb that poses a grave danger to the city. Meanwhile, 'The Assault' mission will put participants' problem-solving skills to the test as they race against time to locate and neutralise a water pump that threatens to release toxic pollutants into the ocean. Each mission consists of four increasingly challenging battles, pushing players to test their teamwork and strategic thinking. Failure to complete the mission will result in a colourful consequence – prepare to be drenched in a vibrant explosion of paint as punishment. 

Check out our experience at Bomb Battle!

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  • Things to do
  • Event spaces
  • North Point

Bun's2020 is Hong Kong's largest indoor roller skating rink. The spacious venue spans over 20,000sq ft and is fitted with colourful neon lights for an 80s retro touch. For first-time skaters, you can rent out roller skates on site and get familiar with your wheels in the mini training area, before boogieing on down to the full-size rink to join the pros – and yes, there will be disco tunes. Aside from roller skating, there are also various neon-lit photo spots for the 'gram, as well as a diner area for skaters to fuel up.

  • Things to do
  • Central

Dubbing itself a 'Playground for All', Central Market is a wet-market-turned-cultural-hub that plays host to a slew of dining and shopping venues, ranging from specialty restaurants to local fashion boutiques and bric-a-brac stores. A wide range of cultural activities are often held at the market, such as art exhibitions, live performances, weekend markets, and other festive celebrations – so there's always something new to enjoy.

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  • Sport and fitness
  • Kwai Chung

Taking bubble football (or soccer to certain heathens out there) to a whole other level, Crossfire Arena offers competitors glow-in-the-dark bubble suits to bump about in when playing on the indoor pitch. Learn drills and strategies that will immediately go out the window as teams waddle across the pitch trying to score, before inevitably getting knocked to the floor. Aside from bubble football, Crossfire has a whole host of other fun neon-themed games including archery tag, dodgeball, and neon sabres — lightsaber duels, anyone? 

  • Things to do
  • Tsuen Wan

Cube O Discovery Park is an exciting new interactive ocean experience centre that recently opened at Plaza 88 in Tsuen Wan. Perfect for family days out and capturing picture-perfect moments, the space covers an area of over 10,000 feet and is divided into different themed zones filled with an array of innovative activities, including real marine life displays, multimedia games, interactive educational courses and more.

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  • Things to do
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Japanese ramen brand Nissin's famous Cup Noodles Museum opened in Hong Kong in March 2021, setting up shop at China Hong Kong City in Tsim Sha Tsui. The museum spans across a 10,000sq ft space and features Insta-worthy spots, the debut of a global-exclusive workshop, and two popular workshops – My Cupnoodles Factory and Demae Iccho Factory – from the original museum in Osaka, Japan. Visitors can also drop by the gift shop and browse through a variety of exclusive souvenirs, gift sets, and more. Rare Nissin-themed toys and collections are also on display at the shop. 

  • Things to do
  • The Peak

Located at the Peak Galleria, Go Museum is an exhibition venue that showcases various cross-collaboration exhibits using light and shadow art. With mirrored rooms and special visual effects, visitors will get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind immersive digital art experience. Oh, and it's perfectly 'grammable.

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  • Things to do
  • Kowloon City

Groundswell is Hong Kong’s first in-mall surfing destination that is both an indoor surfing facility, and a restaurant that specialises in Southeast Asian cuisine. Located at Airside in Kai Tak, the venue offers a state-of-the-art simulated surfing encounter on the FlowRider that welcomes surfers of all ages and skill levels. Just opt for the session of your choice and they'll provide you with all the gear you need.

After hitting the waves, settle down at Groundswell's surf-themed restaurant and bar – led by Heri Raharjo, former head chef of Potato Head Hong Kong – and dig into plates of Southeast Asian flavours inspired by Indonesian and Thai cuisine. Signature dishes include prawn papaya salad, gado gado, chicken satay, tom yum goong, and more.

Take a look at the venue before heading out:

  • Things to do
  • San Po Kong

What every city needs – an indoor fishing shrimp farm. HA Cube is an indoor venue where people can fish for shrimps, lobsters, and all things crustaceans, before barbecuing their catch straight afterwards. The venue provides everything from fishing rods and baits, so all you need to do is sit back and wait for your meal to take the bait.

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  • Art
  • West Kowloon

The Hong Kong Palace Museum is dedicated to Chinese art and culture. The museum houses a total of nine galleries, where visitors can explore exhibitions featuring exquisite art collections from the Palace Museum in Beijing, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. There are also plenty of innovative programmes for the whole family to enjoy. It's a fun and easy way to inject a dose of art and culture into your day.

  • Museums
  • Science and technology
  • Tsim Sha Tsui East

This exciting institution offers a series of engaging interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to explore the fun of science. There are 10 permanent exhibition halls in total, covering different areas of science such as biodiversity, electricity and magnetism, light and sounds, earth science and more. Don't miss the 22-metre-high ‘energy machine’ that produces awesome audio-visual effects as it demonstrates various forms of energy. It’s electrifyingly fun. 

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  • Quarry Bay

Jello & Mellow is a family-friendly cafe with an indoor interactive play area for your little ones to let loose and have fun. This spacious venue features a Nordic-inspired design that emphasizes both functionality and beauty, with natural tones and lighting, pastel-coloured chairs, and globe-like lamps that hang from the ceiling. As for the food, kids can dig into healthy and colourful dishes made using fresh ingredients, while adults can enjoy comforting staples like pasta, noodles, and pizzas. It's also an ideal place for kids' parties and private events, with regular cake decorating classes hosted by international guest chefs.

  • Shopping
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

What better way to spend a rainy day than a bit of retail therapy? At K11 Musea, you can do that with a side of art and culture too. Apart from a huge variety of shops – from luxury and beauty brands to kids and lifestyle stores – as well as an amazing selection of world-class restaurants and casual eateries, this harbourside landmark is decked out in artworks of all shapes and sizes from creatives in Hong Kong and around the world. K11 Musea also regularly hosts various art showcases and cultural activities, making your shopping experience all the more enjoyable. 

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  • Sport and fitness
  • Sheung Wan

Stretch your muscles and enjoy an exciting wall climbing experience at Keep Climbing Gym, located in the heart of Sheung Wan. Whether you're a seasoned climber or just starting out, get your friends together and take turns climbing the bouldering walls. Get in on the action via an all-day pass or prepare for regular visits using their monthly passes. 

  • Things to do
  • Sha Tin

The first-ever overseas flagship location outside of Singapore, Kiztopia is a massive indoor playground that's designed for the little ones to both play and learn at the same time. Located at New Town Plaza's Play Park, the playground boasts three major play zones and occupies a 12,000sq ft space with 15 themed play areas featuring slides, trampolines, a climbing wall, bouncy castle, swings – the whole shebang. 

Other areas include Occupational Experience Zones, where Kiztopia's very own original cartoon characters will be there to inspire the little ones with learn-through-play experiences; Raby's Corner, a fun and safe play area specially designed for toddlers; the Hero Square, where kids can catch different shows or participate in educational activities; Bell's Cafe, for families to rest their feet and recharge with drinks and snacks; and the Star Lite room available for private parties.

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  • Shopping
  • Markets and fairs
  • Kwai Chung

This neighbourhood mall has a reputation as something of a foodie paradise, with a plethora of street food style stalls selling an array of eats, from noodle dishes to pudding to pancakes, all at very reasonable prices. Inside the mall are also tons of small boutiques offering everything from day-to-day casual wear to vintage accessories and trendy footwear. Head here for a bite and fit in a shopping sesh while you're at it.

  • Things to do
  • Tsuen Wan

Learn all about archery no matter the weather at this Tsuen Wan indoor archery range. Founded by a group of local archery enthusiasts, Leading Archery spans 4,000sq ft and boasts six archery targets with 18-metres-long shooting lanes. Various courses that cater to different skill levels are available, with options ranging from children's classes to parent-child classes and adult classes. Don't worry if you're completely new to archery, as coaches will also be on site to guide you through proper shooting techniques so you can pick up the sport with ease or even challenge a friend. In addition to archery, Leading Archery also features a dedicated area with tabletop games for you to unwind and relax after a session. 

Take a look at our experience at Leading Archery below:

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  • Attractions
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

The Legoland Discovery Centre at K11 MUSEA is a fun indoor playground that welcomes all families and kids. Featuring 10 Lego-themed play areas, including Kingdom Quest, Miniland, Lego Friends, Master Builder Classroom, 4D Studio and more, the venue also has a cafe and retail shop where guests can purchase various Lego toys to build at home. While building Legos is not just for the kids, adults (classed as aged 18 and over) can only enter the venue if they are accompanied by a child. You know, just in case us adults get too excited in there.

  • Things to do
  • Ice skating
  • Clearwater Bay

The Lohas Rink is Hong Kong's largest international-standard ice arena. It is also the first-ever venue of its kind in Hong Kong to incorporate a natural, non-toxic and non-flammable CO2 chiller plant system, which uses a low GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerant to help minimise the negative impact on climate change and prevent damage to the ozone layer. Additionally, the ice rink features numerous amenities such as electronic lockers, handrail rentals, a multi-function room, an ice sports retail shop, and even skate sharpening services to ensure you can glide around safely and smoothly.

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  • Things to do
  • Causeway Bay

While the extreme hype for escape rooms has simmered down over the last few years, Lost Hong Kong strives to update and add regular new challenges to keep things fresh for patrons. There are currently different rooms with varying difficulties and compelling storylines that will lead you into a spooky department on Nathan Road, a creepy Egyptian tomb, or even into the Amazon rainforest. If that isn't enough, these guys can even provide tailor-made escape games for special occasions.

  • Art
  • West Kowloon

Get your cultural fix and explore M+ museum. Featuring spacious galleries, a beautiful rooftop garden, research centre, multimedia library, restaurants, cinemas, and the Found Space, which caters to major installations, you can easily spend a whole day getting lost inside this magnificent museum.

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  • Attractions
  • Arcades and amusements
  • The Peak

The biggest celebrities and famous personalities are forever immortalised in wax at Asia's first Madame Tussauds. More than 100 wax figures are featured at the museum, a third of which are renowned Asian superstars, including Hong Kong's very own Andy Lau and Jackie Chan. Meet the royal family, strike a pose with David Beckham, and get up close to historical figures like Gandhi and bizarrely, Hitler. 

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  • San Po Kong

The mac daddy of DIY workshops in Hong Kong, Make Centre offers an extensive selection of creative classes and workshops that varies from woodcrafts to floral decor. You can make moon lamps, laser-cut wooden watches, flower jelly lipsticks, and more under these categories. Participate in a class on a rainy day for something therapeutic and take home a beautiful creation.

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  • Attractions
  • The Peak

The Peak may not be the first place you think of visiting on a rainy day, but there's plenty of fun to be had at The Peak Galleria's Monopoly Dreams, the world’s first Monopoly-theme attraction. Equipped with AR, hologram and 4D interactive game technology, the attraction brings the famous board game to life with experiences that allow visitors to explore Mr. Monopoly's Vault, take a ride to catch the diamond thief at the train station, or hoover up properties like a billionaire!

  • Things to do
  • Kowloon Bay

Located next door to Namco, where you'll find various arcade games, crane machines, and digital amusements, the Namco Sportainment Arena is where the real fun begins.

Take your pick from an assortment of games that will challenge you in speed, reaction, balance, and skill. Head over to Jumbo Bowling and pump up those muscles to knock over giant bowling pins; get aiming with a game of handball, basketball, and archery; or put your balancing skills to the test with Shockball and knock your opponent into the foam pit with a giant swinging ball! It's the perfect place for those in need of some stress relief – or, you know, if you have anger issues and stuff.

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  • Things to do
  • Cheung Sha Wan

Spanning over 5,000sq ft, PowerPlay Arena is the ultimate fun house for every kid and adult. Apart from games such as go-karting and bubble soccer, there are also various arcade games available, from air hockey and basketball machines to coin pushers and claw cranes. Small bites like hot dogs and fries as well as drinks are also available. You can easily kill a few hours hiding out at this place.

  • Art
  • Kwun Tong

Thanks to social media platforms like Instagram, Tufting took no time to become quite the hot craze. If you fancy yourself a one-of-a-kind rug, then test out your tufting skills at QQ Tufting in Kwun Tong. With over 90 different yarn colours available, crafters are welcome to take as much time as they need to create their tufting masterpiece. They can also accommodate group gatherings for birthday parties, team-building activities, and bridal showers.

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  • Things to do
  • Kwun Tong

With branches in the US and Taiwan, Real Laser Hong Kong has some of the best laser tag equipment on offer. With various game modes and storylines, as well as a range of difficulty levels, you can decide whether to go tactical or simply unload for some stress relief. Guns at the ready!

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  • Kwun Tong

Rollalar is an indoor roller skating rink that will take you back to the grooviest of times with its retro interiors. Book a time slot to whiz around the rink and if you're new to the sport, you can also book a 30-minute basic training session.

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  • Things to do
  • Hung Hom

Inspired by the popular Korean variety show Running Man, where celebrity hosts and guests must complete missions in order to win the 'race', Running Games invites visitors to tackle interactive challenges and hilarious mini-games. In three elaborately themed zones, you can take part in various silly games such as human whack-a-mole, pretend to be ingredients trying to build a hamburger, and much more. Let the games begin!

  • Things to do
  • North Point

Cure cabin fever on a rainy day with some intense jumping action. Ryze, Hong Kong’s biggest trampoline park, is lined with trampolines from wall to wall, plus there are foam pits and rope swings where you can unleash your inner ninja. All visitors have to sign a liability waiver (gulp), but once you’re in, you can bounce, flip, and jump to tremendous heights, all to your heart’s content. It’s a surprisingly decent exercise workout too. 

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  • Things to do
  • Tsim Sha Tsui
Sandbox VR
Sandbox VR

Sandbox VR offers a hyperreality, immersive escape room experience that is straight out of science fiction. Step into an exhilarating augmented reality, complete with guns or crossbows so you can protect yourself from the pirates, zombies, skeletons and rats coming to attack.

  • Things to do
  • Lai Chi Kok

Simply Bowls is a 20,000sq ft lawn bowling training centre located in the quiet neighbourhood of Mei Foo. Aside from offering lawn bowling courses on its spacious indoor lawn, the venue also offers classes on other sports such as darts and Muay Thai. Simply Bowls is also attached to Rink 8, a themed restaurant that serves up casual Italian bites. Best of all, the entire space is pet-friendly, which means you can bring along all your furry friends to enjoy the fun too.

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  • Sport and fitness
  • Kwai Chung

Located in Kwai Chung, Snow & Surf is an all-new indoor sports venue that offers snow sports and surfing experiences under one roof. Catered for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, the slopes – made from a special material known as the 'needle mushroom' – are not only great for beginners to experience the sensation of skiing on real snow, but also offer moveable jumps and obstacles for those who are more advanced to pick up some new tricks. There are also two snow belt machines that allow skiers to train and focus on improving their skills.

As for those wanting to crush the waves, Snow & Surf offers a dual-runway surf machine (powered by six water jets!) with heated water in a temperature-controlled environment, making it perfect for everyone from beginners to pros all year round.

If you're new to snow sports and surfing, there are various classes and training sessions available where professional coaches will guide you through the steps. For the more experienced, simply opt for their Park Ride or Surf Up session to enjoy the experiences freely. 

  • Things to do
  • Shek Tong Tsui

Sooper Yoo is designed to fuel cognitive and physical growth through a blend of activities crafted to stimulate both minds and bodies. From their signature multi-level obstacle course to interactive technology-driven races, chases, and challenges, participants can fully immerse themselves, compete, and even commentate in various games.

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  • Things to do
  • Classes and workshops
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

SuMo Pottery is a professional pottery centre dedicated to promoting local ceramic arts. Through exhibitions and art exchanges, the centre seeks to encourage creativity and self-expression through the experience of shaping clay with one’s own hands. SuMo Pottery also offers workshops and classes for people of all ages as well as team building activities and kid's birthday parties.

  • Sai Kung

Tikitiki Bowling Bar boasts some serious tropical decor —we’re talking palm trees, wooden furniture, Polynesian decorations, the works — and features 10 bowling lanes that are as much a disco as a bowling alley. There’s also an indoor and outdoor bar, and a live music lounge. Sip on delicious exotic cocktails served in coconut shells and adorable tiki mugs while you hit the lanes with your mates. 

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