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Weekend Fun for Your Family in Hong Kong

Try these quirky family activities, sure to please the pickiest kids and adults alike.

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 May, 2016, 10:20am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:05pm

If you’ve got kids who are getting obsessed with sci-fi, pretend shooting or just the thought of running amok in a spaceship, you’re in luck because Lasermads is here to satisfy all of the above. Think of it as a high tech, faster-paced war game, with none of the threat and pain of ricocheting BB gun pellets. Make sure not to get too competitive with your family as you wade in and out of the LED-lit obstacles in a heart-banging competition either individually, in teams, or in one of the two exclusive modes: Agents Tag or Zombie Tag. Games cost $118 per individual, but are cheaper when booked in groups or if you’re a member. 11/F, Ying Kong Mansion, 2-6 Yee Wo St., Causeway Bay, 2343-3033,

High-intensity, low-impact trampoline-based activities are chock-full of fitness benefits, and trampoline park Bounce is the perfect spot to get moving, whether you have a few jumpy monkeys to babysit, need to burn off those extra Chinese New Year calories, or are simply looking for a fun activity for a large group of people. Throughout the whole month of February (on weekdays only, not including public holidays), Bounce is giving a discounted rate of $180 per person for two hours of play, including specialty socks. Get ready to practise your best free jumps, slam dunks and wall runs—And don’t forget to stretch! G/F, EMAX, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, 2556-9555,

Game Masters HK
To all “Amazing Race” addicts: We bet you’ve been itching to show off your scavenger hunt prowess in Hong Kong, and now you can with Game Masters HK. After starting out in college running games for their friends, the founders at Game Masters now create professional, customized games for kids, private parties, corporate clients, couples and more. You’ll be running around town on missions such as photo hunts, puzzles, clue-finding, riddle solving, and identifying hidden parts of a district. Those looking for some friendly competition can opt for Game Masters’ regular public games ($248 per person), or you can always shell out for a private game (from $300 per person).

Sitpinyo Muay Thai
If you’ve got little ones interested in punching out the stresses of school, why not give Muay Thai a spin? Traditionally thought of as an aggressive, high-impact adult’s martial art, the ancient combat sport gives tots a chance to hone their agility and strength—both important for growing bodies. At boutique studio Sitpinyo Muay Thai in Central, which opened last July, founder and trainer Gary Carter tells The List that the sport is becoming more and more popular with families—especially those with young children. The fully equipped gym brings in punching bags and gear directly from Thailand, and offers group classes Monday to Saturday (from $150 per session). Private group sessions can be arranged for families to cater to kids’ needs, and to strike a balance between discipline and fun. 4/F, Mainslit Building, 42-44 Stanley St.  (Entrance on Pottinger St., behind one of the fancy dress stalls), Central, 9850-9825,

Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course
There are currently no mini-golf spots in Hong Kong, but if your little ones are serious about taking up the sport, Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course is your answer. The only golf course open to the public in Hong Kong, it’s located just 15 minutes off the peninsula at Sai Kung. Seasoned players can play as long as they meet the handicap requirement (differs by day; check online to make sure), and there are classes specially tailored to children. There are various difficulty levels and even specific lessons dedicated to swinging, putting and more, so there’s something for everyone. We recommend the parent/junior lessons (from $870/hour) where you can play as a family. Kau Sai Chau, Sai Kung, New Territories, 2791-3388,

Did an unexpected rainy day ruin your hiking plans? Stay active indoors with the hilarious hijinks offered by Bumperman, which organizes a range of mini games where participants are dressed in cartoon fat suits and air-filled bubbles. Popular games include “Hunter,” an archery wargame where kids can channel their best Katniss Everdeen; and “Bumperball,” simply a soccer game which you play while encased in a bubble yourself. Gather up several of your family friends for a fuss-free afternoon as everything is provided and organized by Bumperman. Just show up, suit up and try not to fall over laughing: We hear it’s pretty hard to get back up. Hung To Rd., Kwun Tong, 5496-1626,