There’s so much to do for younger kids in Hong Kong, but what about things to do with teenagers? If you’re looking to keep teens entertained, here’s a list that should get some ideas flowing!
#1 Escape from Lost Hong Kong
Ready to get lost? This reality escape game sees participants locked inside a ‘scenario room’, with 45 minutes on the clock to find a way out. Teens will love it, as they need to work as a team to solve puzzles and perform actions to escape from a bunch of different scenarios. Newly opened in both locations (Causeway Bay and Mong Kok) is Lost Junior, designed specifically for ages six to 14.
Cost: Prices start from around HK$150 per person.
#2 Climb at GoNature
Whether it’s the indoor or outdoor variety, climbing is growing in popularity for teens (their parents too!). GoNature is one place where everyone can get their fix. It has a wide range of climbing and bouldering routes, and they take group bookings, birthday parties and social gatherings here too. If you’re on the island side, you can try Verm City, near the Quarry Bay MTR station.
Cost: HK$358 for a family pass (one adult, one child, plus climbing shoes).
#3 Get a Makeover at Emmanuel F
Learning to do your makeup as a teenager can be overwhelming; let’s face it, it’s a bit stressful! If your teen is ready to experiment with makeup, a professional make up tutorial is a great investment (for her and her mum!). Try booking in a session with Australian make-up artists Jade at Emmanuel F. She does a fantastic make up tutorial for teens that’s really fun, positive, and practical. She’ll teach you all about enhancing your natural features and instil some life-long positive makeup habits.
Cost: Call the salon for the latest pricing
#4 Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park
What better way for teens to release a bit of energy than to let loose in this mega park in Quarry Bay on Hong Kong Island. It’s great not just for daredevils but for those who like a low-key bounce around. The park features more than 40 trampolines, including foam pits, trapezes and angled-wall trampolines – even a ninja obstacle course for a dose of stealthy fun.
Cost: From HK$95 per child for a one-hour session.
#5 Camping at Treasure Island
This is the perfect way to try out camping without having to invest in all the gear. Head out to Pui O Beach on Lantau for a night of camping (or glamping if you want to upscale). They provide most of the gear – everything from sleeping bags to s’mores can be arranged. Wake up in the morning to the sound of the beach and go for a surf. Sounds like heaven!
Cost: A night camping in a 4-person tent starts from HK$950.
#6 Get involved in MMA
Globally renowned trainer MMA trainer Jon Bond assures us, “MMA is not just fighting in a cage (or an Octagon). For teens, it’s perfect for building confidence, discipline and respect. BJJ and Judo are great for self-defence, way better than any choreographed self-defence class.” Guys and girls are welcome at Hybrid MMA’s teen sessions.
Cost: Check out the website below for details on class passes
#7 Ocean Park Adventures
If you’re new to Hong Kong, Ocean Park is our most grown-up fun park. Here, you’ll find a few heart-starter rides and some other great activities. The best time of year to go is Halloween, when Ocean Park becomes seriously spooky. You’ll bump into Zombie actors in the lines for rides and there are additional spooky experiences created just for Halloween. It’s not for little kids (or scaredy cats).
Cost: Tickets for 12+ years are HK$498. Free admission on your birthday though!
#8 Sing it loud at Karaoke
Hong Kong loves a bit of karaoke and your teens will too. Unleash their inner rockstars and let them go crazy (in a supervised way!) at one of the city’s karaoke clubs. There are a few in Causeway Bay and with a big enough group you can hire a private room for them to hide out in. Try CEO Neway (which sometimes offers a student discount) or Red MR.
Cost: From HK$95, depending on what you go for.
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