It’s official – the rainy season has arrived in Hong Kong. The team at THE HK HUB understands that the humidity and heat sometimes make it difficult to enjoy the outdoors, so we’ve rounded up 24 awesome indoor activities to keep you entertained when the weather’s less than ideal. From indoor sports like bouldering, surfing, and golfing, and exploring a wide range of workshops like art jamming and tufting, to indulging in retail therapy at the city’s top shopping destinations, along with kid-friendly favourites like indoor playrooms and libraries, there’s no shortage of fun to be had indoors in Hong Kong!


Indoor Playground For All

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Rainy days in Hong Kong? They’re the perfect excuse to visit the city’s coolest indoor entertainment hubs! Whether you’re seeking the thrills of go-karting, bubble football, and classic arcade games such as air hockey, coin pushers, and claw cranes; or looking to get a taste of e-sports with physical challenges across racing, skiing, and boxing in virtual worlds, they have you covered. Fancy something more intense? Join themed airsoft wargame battles, or hilarious interactive mini-games and challenges inspired by the popular Korean variety show, Running Man.

Where: PowerPlay Arena (Lai Chi Kok) – Asia Motion E-Sport (Tsim Sha Tsui) – Impact Force C.Q.B (Hung Hom)

Escape Rooms

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Escape rooms across the city provide an escape from the drizzle when it rains in Hong Kong. Imagine dodging a nuclear disaster or fleeing a blaze in the notorious Kowloon Walled City, all while racing against the clock. With a variety of physical and virtual puzzles to solve, these mind-bending games challenge your brain and teamwork.

Where: Read our guide on the top escape rooms in Hong Kong

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LARP, or Live-Action Role Play, immerses you in a murder mystery where you embody a character with secrets to hide and a murderer to expose. Popular across mainland China, Singapore, and Hong Kong, these games invite you to play detective in an exhilarating drama. While most scripts are in Chinese, English versions are available too. Beginners are welcome, as there is a host to guide the game. Grab your friends, choose your alias, and head to these LARP game clubs!

Where: LARPHK (Kwun Tong)

Indoor Sports


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Whether you’re a gutter-guard rookie or a seasoned striker, lace up those funky shoes, choose your lucky ball, and get ready to roll those perfect strikes. There are tons of choices across Hong Kong, some are themed like the Hawaii-themed Tikitiki Bowling Bar, while others more retro.

Where: Read our guide on the best bowling in Hong Kong

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Ice Rink

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Slide at Hong Kong’s coolest ice rinks when the rain pours down. Even if you’re just finding your ice legs, strap on those skates and glide around. Perfect for dates, family outings, or just a chill solo spin, ice rinks are great places to escape the soggy streets. Check out if one of our favourite ice rinks is near you!

Where: Read our guide on the best ice rinks in Hong Kong

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Indoor Climb Gym

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Another cool indoor activity to do when it rains is rock climbing, or bouldering. It is a full-body workout that trains your endurance, flexibility, and balance, and many say it’s a form of meditation that relieves stress – so why not give it a try? These gyms offer routes for all levels (from age 4 upwards), and all you need to do is grab a pass and bring your mates over!

Where: Read our guide on the top rock climbing gym in Hong Kong

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Indoor Golf

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Rain putting a damper on your golf plans? Swing by Hong Kong’s indoor golfing spots. Sure, hitting the greens under the open sky is fantastic, but why not perfect your swing indoors when the weather outside is frightful? With fine simulators and PGA-certified coaches, you can refine your game in comfort, away from the rain.

Where: Bay 247 (Causeway Bay) – Golfzon (Causeway Bay, Lai Chi Kok and Admiralty) – Golftec (Admiralty)

Indoor Surfing

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Catch a wave without getting rained on at Groundswell, Hong Kong’s first in-mall surfing destination in Kai Tak’s Airside mall. Spanning over 14,000 sq ft, its state-of-the-art FlowRider offers simulated surfing for surfers of all ages and skill levels. Once you’ve surfed up an appetite, the themed restaurant in the same location serves up zesty Southeast Asian cuisine to refuel. Why just weather the storm when you can surf it?

Where: Groundswell (Kai Tak)

Roller Skating

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Dodge those rainy day blues at one of Hong Kong’s indoor roller skating rinks. These rinks, oozing retro vibes, offer 2-3 hour experience packages, as well as roller skate courses to sharpen your skills. Beginners are welcome; friendly staff are ready to teach you the basics and give you a head start. It’s a fun way to spend time with friends and family!

Where: Bun’s 2020 (Quarry Bay and Lai Chi Kok) – Rollalar (Ngau Tau Kok)


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Sprawled across 7,000 square feet, Ryze is the hottest indoor trampoline park in the city. This sky-high playground features everything from wall-to-wall trampolines to foam pits and ninja obstacle courses. Simply sign a quick waiver, then bounce, flip, and soar to your heart’s content. It’s not just fun—it’s a killer workout too! Perfect for thrill-seekers of all ages, from tots to teens.

Where: Ryze Hong Kong (Quarry Bay)

VR Game

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Have you tried VR gaming yet? If not, rainy days in Hong Kong are perfect for diving into the thrilling world of VR gaming. At venues like Sandbox VR, you and your mates can battle zombies or embark on surreal adventures, all enhanced by advanced motion capture and haptics. Meanwhile, places like VR Arena offer the Virtuix Omni and Omniverse VR Games, allowing you to run and explore in 360° across a variety of top-rated games.

Where: Sandbox VR (Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui) – VR Live (Lai Chi Kok) – VR Arena (Causeway Bay)


Cinemas and Movie Theatres

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Rainy days scream movie time! From the latest blockbuster hits to niche art house releases, head to chain cinemas like MCL Cinemas and Emperor Cinemas, which offer the perfect escape with options for IMAX and 4D screening experiences. Grab some popcorn and sink into your seat at exclusive spots like M+ Cinema or Broadway Cinematheque. Check out our guides on what top movie theatres offer.

Where: Read our guide on the top movie theatres in Hong Kong

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Moody weather makes the perfect time to hit the museums. Depending on your interests, from the Hong Kong Science Museum, Space Museum, M+, HKMOA, to the Hong Kong Palace Museum and more, there’s a whole world to explore indoors. Many museums offer free entry on Wednesdays, so you can soak up some culture without splashing out. Head to our exhibition guide for the latest updates.

Where: Hong Kong Museum of Art (Tsim Sha Tsui) – Hong Kong Palace Museum (West Kowloon) – M+ (West Kowloon) – Hong Kong Science Museum (Tsim Sha Tsui East) – Hong Kong Space Museum (Tsim Sha Tsui)

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Workshops & Classes

Art Jamming

Get creative with art jamming at the many studios across the city that offer drop-in sessions. It’s the perfect chill indoor activity to develop your inner artist, regardless of your skill level. The studios provide all the supplies you need—canvases, paints, and brushes—so you and your friends just need to pick up the brushes and paint away. Who says rain has to be dreary?

Where: Oscary Art (Central) – Art Stellar Studio (Wan Chai) – Art Shelter (Yau Ma Tei)

Mahjong Class

Mahjong is popular not only in Chinese society but also among celebrities like Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker. If you’ve struggled to wrap your head around the rules, check out these private in-person Mahjong classes for beginners. And don’t worry, English speakers are totally welcome! Once you’ve mastered the game, it will transform those rainy days into wildly entertaining sessions.

Where: Humid with a Chance of Fishballs Tours, head to their Instagram and website for more details


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Whether you’re after a slick corporate headshot, a glamorous personal branding image, fun family photos, or just want to capture some soft, romantic moments, visiting a photography studio is a great activity when it rains outside. Let the experts craft your best look with flair and precision, or rent a themed studio and take as many pictures as you like!

Where: Jada Poon PhotographyThe Core Base (Kwai Fong and Kwai Hing) – Solefete (San Po Kong)


Looking for handmade decor or a heartwarming gift for your loved ones? Tufting has been a trend sweeping through local social media circles in recent years, so don’t miss your chance to try it. From cutesy rugs to tote bags, coasters, and wall hangings, tufting allows you to unleash your creativity and DIY something unique.

Where: QQ Tufting (Kwun Tong) – HOHOHOAH (North Point)

Workout Class

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No excuse to skip fitness on gloomy days! Fitness studios across the city welcome beginners with drop-in classes, so feel free to explore and you might just find your new fitness passion. Whether you’re into pilates, crossfit, boxing, aerial yoga, or dancing, there’s a class to match every mood and groove. Get start with our fitness centre guide.

Where: Read our guide on the best fitness centres in Hong Kong

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Head to an outlet mall for some retail therapy when it rains! Hong Kong’s outlet malls are a shopper’s paradise, regardless you’re hunting for luxury brands at slashed prices or affordable homeware treasures. Packed with stores with killer deals on clothing, accessories, and more, there’s something for every budget and style. Don’t let the weather dampen your spirits; grab your umbrella and spend the day at the city’s best outlet malls.

Where: Read our guide on the best outlet malls in Hong Kong

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Shopping Malls

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Spend the day at one of the city’s iconic shopping malls, such as Harbour City, Pacific Place, K11 Musea, or the new Airside mall. In addition to a variety of shops offering fashion, jewellery, electronics, and beauty products, these malls often feature a range of food and beverage options and host activities like pop-up markets and exhibitions. Our shopping mall guide will help you navigate the best malls in town.

Where: Read our guide on the top shopping malls in Hong Kong

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For Kids


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Spanning 8,000 square feet, the family-friendly Bouncetopia at Airside mall is the first international branch outside Singapore. This inflatable playground is a paradise for kids aged 2 to 10, featuring indoor activities such as a 54-metre-long bouncy castle and 13 thrilling play zones themed around a Tropical Jungle. Dive into ball pits, navigate obstacle courses, or zoom down slides here – Bouncetopia offers a great way to escape the rain.

Where: Read our guide on Bouncetopia

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Indoor Playrooms For Kids

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(© Sooper Yoo)

Regardless it’s the rain, air pollution, humidity, or glaring sunshine, sometimes the best option is to scoop up the kids and head indoors. Luckily, Hong Kong is packed with indoor playrooms designed for energetic youngsters. These kids-friendly spaces are all about getting active and creative, with a range of physical, playful, and educational activities. With so manynoptions under one roof, you can easily spend hours here.

Where: Sooper Yoo (Kennedy Town) – Kidnetic (Kowloon Bay) – Bonart (Central and Kwun Tong)

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Kids-Friendly Restaurants

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Stuck with the kiddos on a rainy day? Scoot over to a kid-friendly restaurant! Here, brunch is a breeze and there’s always space for the little ones to let loose. With options ranging from chic Michelin-starred eateries to cool, casual hangouts, dining out with the family has never been easier — or more enjoyable. Let them play, eat, and repeat while you relax. For all the top spots, check out our handy guide to kid-friendly restaurants in Hong Kong.

Where: Read our guide on the top family-friendly restaurants in Hong Kong

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Visit one of the city’s 82 public libraries when it rains for a cosy escape. While the Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay is the largest in the city, any local library in your neighbourhood will offer a quiet sanctuary filled with endless rows of literature. With the kids enjoying the children’s zone, parents can also put down their phones and pick up a book in the adult section for a peaceful hangout for free.

Where: Hong Kong Public Libraries has 70 static and 12 mobile locations across Hong Kong


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Rainy days are your official excuse to indulge, especially in the city of Hong Kong where it never runs out of indoor activities. Wrap yourself in luxury at a plush spa where relaxation reigns supreme. Or, why not gossip over delicate sandwiches and steaming pots of tea during an elegant afternoon tea session? If you’re feeling a bit more spirited, head to a boozy brunch and let the champagne flow as freely as the conversation. For a cosier vibe, tuck into a quaint café, latte in hand. And don’t forget happy hour — those rainy evenings are perfect for sipping award-winning cocktails. Who says bad weather can’t bring good times?

Header image credits: PowerPlay Arena

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Growing up between Hong Kong and various other countries, Renee is a hospitality graduate, an adventure enthusiast, with a newfound passion for writing. When she’s not discovering hidden gems and new eats on Instagram, you'll most likely find her sweating at the gym, sipping on fine wine with friends, solving mysteries in crime movies, or jet-setting to new countries.

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