BEST INDOOR ACTIVITIES IDEAS IN HONG KONG ON A RAINY DAY
THINGS TO DO AND WHERE TO GO IN HONG KONG ON A RAINY DAY
Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Whether you want to go shopping, hiking, to the beach or grab a quick bite, the city offers it all. In almost every corner, there is always something to do and something to see. But it’s also a well-known fact that sometimes, plans change as the weather changes. A rainy day doesn’t always match up with your outdoor agenda and you end up thinking at the last minute, “What types of indoor activities and group activities are there to do in Hong Kong?”
No need to panic! Fortunately, there is a wealth of things to do indoors in Hong Kong and we are here to help. In this guide, we round up our favorite rainy day activities in Hong Kong that can keep you busy and entertained when the sun won’t shine!
WATCH A MOVIE IN A THEATRE
When it rains, most of us immediately think to stay in, snuggle up and binge-watch a show or movie. But why not venture out a little and go to the cinema? With a larger screen, higher-quality surround sound and a dark atmosphere, movies are much more enjoyable in the cinema due to the immersive experience. Cinemagoers can also snack on familiar theatre snacks — popcorn, hotdogs, nachos and more, making going to the cinema a great rainy-day activity in Hong Kong.
What’s even better is that many cinemas in Hong Kong are easily accessible in shopping malls through covered infrastructure (such as the MTR or bus stops!), so you won’t have to worry about getting wet!
PUT YOUR PROBLEM-SOLVING HATS ON FOR AN ESCAPE ROOM
Unleash your thinking skills by visiting an escape room. Escape rooms are the perfect way for people to get creative and use brain power. If you’ve never tried an escape room before, it essentially involves themed rooms where you and your friends or family get locked in. You are then required to solve a series of mini puzzles to accomplish small goals and in the end, escape from the room!
There is no shortage of options when it comes to escape rooms in Hong Kong, making them an accessible rainy-day activity for most urban dwellers. There are different rooms with varying difficulty levels made for a range of ages. You can easily spend hours in different rooms unlocking and solving problems, and altogether forget that it’s raining outside. This indoor group activity is great for a friends’ gathering, especially during the rainy season.
GET COMPETITIVE IN A BOARD GAME CAFÉ
If escape rooms are not your thing, why not opt for something less time-sensitive like a board game café? With a variety of game types for different ages and different group numbers, you are sure to find something to play in their game library. If you don’t know what to play, assistants in the café are also trained to help you find the perfect game for your mood, and even teach you how to play.
The additional bonus of a board game café is that you get to try out games beforehand if you are looking to buy one. This is why board game cafes often top lists of things to do in Hong Kong on a rainy day. Unlike escape rooms, board game sessions usually last longer and demand less attention and focus. It’s a great indoor group activity for friends who wants a good balance of catching up and having fun. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to chit-chat while waiting for your turn to roll the dice.
PRACTICE YOUR SWING WITH BOWLING
What better indoor group activity to do on a rainy day in Hong Kong than getting your competitive side out and improving your skills with a game of bowling? Bowling as an activity is a fun and easy way to brighten up any gloomy day, especially since alleys are also entirely covered indoors.
Bowling is also suitable for all ages, and you don’t have to be good at it to have fun, meaning that you can get a big group of mixed people of all sizes, ages, and skill levels together to knock pins down. Even better, some bowling alleys let you eat and drink as you play to keep you fueled up and energized!
BECOME A MASTERCHEF
Sure, you can cook at home, but buying, preparing, and choosing something to make is time-consuming. Especially during bad weather, as supermarkets in Hong Kong are normally packed with people buying groceries to last them through the stormy period. So, if you are thinking about where to go instead on a rainy day, how about to a cooking studio to take a cooking class?
By taking a cooking class, you can learn about different food cultures and culinary skills. The ingredients and portions are also carefully prepared for you, all you need to do is follow the instructions and you are well on your way to becoming a chef! This is also a great indoor group activity for couples and families with children who want to relax and unwind on a rainy day.
HIT THE ROLLER RINKS
There’s no denying that roller skating is making a huge comeback in Hong Kong, with kids and adults alike taking to the roller rinks for a whirlwind of fun. Among the many appeals of this retro activity is the fact that it’s not subject to the whims of the weather and can be enjoyed both indoors and out! Even on a rainy day, you can make your way down to an indoor roller-skating rink and practice your footwork while capturing some Instagrammable moments!
VISIT A MUSEUM
Did you know that Hong Kong is home to dozens of different museums? Rather than staying cooped up at home on a rainy day reading up on your areas of interest, perhaps a more fulfilling activity is to head over to a museum and enrich your knowledge through an immersive experience. Whether it’s local history, art, science, or astrology, the city offers a plethora of fascinating exhibits covering a wide range of subjects for you to explore. You are bound to find a niche in which you can easily lose yourself!
ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN, BODY AND SKILLS IN WAR ZONE!
We are a little biased but with good reason. If you don’t know where to go on a rainy day, the best indoor activities and group activities in Hong Kong are having fun in a War Zone. With so much gameplay variety that tests both your physical and mental brainpower, this indoor activity is widely available, fun to play, and all-inclusive — so no one feels left out!
This is a truly unique indoor group activity with options for everyone ranging from beginners all the way to advanced. War Zone offers different game modes and gear, allowing you to book a custom experience tailored to you, your friends and your family’s preferences.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO RAIN FOR YOU TO BOOK YOUR WAR ZONE SPOT TODAY
War Zone is a great way for you to get your fitness up, freshen up your skills and exercise your strategic mind in an immersive experience. But remember, it doesn’t have to rain for you to make your visit – War Zone is fun on any weather occasion!
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