Hong Kong Airport Playground – Play Area for kids
Those travelling with kids will say a big HI-FIVE to the Hong Kong Airport Playground kids play area. The Hong Kong Airport Playground might not be that flash – it’s simply a ‘fenced’ carpeted area with some very basic brightly coloured play equipment – but SOMETHING is better than NOTHING.
Terminal 1 Departures
This play area, located in Terminal 1 Departure Lounge between gates 23 and 25 allows the kids to run, laugh, interact, skip, play music, climb through tunnels, and play hide and seek with all the other kids who are waiting (not-so-patiently) for their plane to take off.
Yay for Hong Kong Airport Playgrounds!
Roam the Gnome and I agree that the best travel tip for those flying with children is to make sure they can run off steam for as long as possible, right up to, or as close to the moment of boarding, and this playground area allows them to do that without disturbing the peace and quiet of those travelling without kids. That’s a win-win for everyone!
Those adult travellers can read, play music, sit, play on their devices, sleep or chat in peace while those of us with kids can rejoice in meeting up with other families who are about to undertake the same challenge – getting the kids from one place to another with the least possible noise and disruption to others.
Without the crying, the wriggling, the toddler tantrums, the seat-kicking, the “I can’t sleep sitting up” moans, the wee accidents and the smelly poo, the hungry cries, the bored complaints, the spilled milk, the balancing act of feeding two kids plus yourself during turbulence, and the need for ever more engaging ‘entertainment’. Oh gosh, when I look at this list, it’s truly terrifying! (Thank goodness that flying is only a teeny tiny part of overseas adventures, as fun as it can be, or we might never leave home.)
This playground helps families to achieve their goal. Good stuff, Hong Kong Airport! (May there be more like you around the world.)
FYI – There’s another one too!
FYI, There’s also another one between Gate 509 and 510, Departures Level, North Satellite Concourse
Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
Freedom and silliness before a flight? Priceless!
The Inside Scoop
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