Remember the halcyon days of jet-setting to a resort with the kids during the summer holidays? You arrive with the brood in tow and all you had to worry about was when to eat, because you’ve selected a holiday destination with the most important feature – a kids’ club. While travel is still a pipe dream for most now, the folks at Rosewood Hong Kong have gone all-out to recreate the lofty experiences of a resort-style holiday and, most importantly, to offer new experiences for the kiddies! So with my seven-year-old son in tow yet again , we went to test out Rosewood’s Summer Camp for Kids and Explorers Club. Deliberately inauthentic? Try HK’s first ‘British Chinese’ restaurant What’s the hook? Rosewood Hong Kong has cleared out rooms on the 27th floor to create the Explorers Club playrooms. Before you even enter the space, there is a play area where the kiddies can enjoy Rosewood’s Explorers Express train as well as wooden mazes and other games, such as noughts and crosses. They can entertain themselves with the toy cabinets and story book collection too. Five playrooms with different themes such as Curious Jungle, Big Sky, Deep Blue, Mad Space and Play Lab are equipped with themed jungle gyms, books, games and puzzles through which the children can learn through play. In addition, there is a calendar chock full of activities such as kids’ yoga and egg tart-making classes, as well as optional special programmes that are available for an additional fee. These include paying a visit to the SPCA animal shelter, cricket courses and even a snooker class with world snooker champion, Marco Fu. 3 uber-luxe hotel launches for your first pandemic-friendly getaway The experience We arrived at our suite, which was kitted out with a tepee and colouring books. Rosewood’s beautiful corner suite is famous for its bathtubs, and that fact didn’t escape our little one, who was already excited for bath time. Good start. We were scheduled for a 45-minute session at the playroom. We picked the Deep Blue nautical themed playroom, whose biggest draw is the huge blue play blocks for kids to unleash their imagination with. Stacking blocks and threading pool noodles through them didn’t exhaust all our son’s energy, but he did settle down with a fishing game and read a couple of books before his time was up too. With four other rooms for him to explore, he was also itching to come back and try them all. The highlight of the stay was the snooker masterclass with Hong Kong professional snooker player Marco Fu. For those who do not follow the sport, he is a three-time winner of international events such as the 2007 Grand Prix, the 2013 Australian Goldfields Open and the 2016 Scottish Open. Fu is also a professional when it comes to teaching kids, and he had a very well-planned lesson for the little ones. Using a miniature pool table, he patiently and efficiently taught them the basics and allowed sufficient goofing-around breaks, while dazzling everyone with cool trick shots towards the end of the lesson. We do not know if our son truly has a knack for the sport, but we’re definitely interested in a trial class at Fu’s Master Snooker Kingdom kids’ school to find out. Vaccinated tourists can visit Thailand again … but is the trip a good idea? The verdict All these activities are only available for hotel guests, with playroom sessions at HK$250 (US32) each. Select activities are available at additional cost, plus with meals and room rates, we’re pretty sure it will start to all add up when you check out. However, given we’re not paying airfares or venturing outside Hong Kong’s borders this summer, we think that this is one of the most action-packed and fun-filled staycation options in town right now. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .