When someone mentions Hong Kong, you may think of bustling streets and the wonderful mixture of modern, huge glass buildings, directly alongside vibrant and immersive streets, rich with links to traditional culture.
Often parents make sacrifices on their experiences when taking their children on holiday, having to make their holidays more geared toward the younger ones in the family. We’ve teamed up with Globehunters, who offer cheap flights to Hong Kong, and in this list is a mixture of obscure and mainstream holiday activity choices, all of them kid friendly, and all of them focused on the family as a whole.
Perhaps the most famous of all the Hong Kong family attractions is the Disneyland. With roller coasters, dining, general activities and shopping all included within the theme park, whilst also being immersed in the Disney universe, this is quite possibly the one venue your children will be begging you to take them to.
With great accessibility from many buses, taxi and train services, The Peak includes a whole day’s worth of activities; travelling, shopping, attractions and dining. With tram rides that showcase monuments (tours of Hong Kong included), galleries, multi-level shopping complexes, Madame Tussauds and the Sky Terrace; a panoramic view of Hong Kong, the whole family will have something to look forward to.
Open 7 Days a week, for more than 12 hours a day, the HK Observation Wheel is a brilliant choice to stop and admire the city of Hong Kong, all from your own private bubble. With food and drinks available on site, it makes for a perfect trip with the kids.
Looking to experience Hong Kong in an involved way? Ride the Trams! With many tours, bookable trams, even party trams available, you can get from A to B and still be experiencing the city life, while being entertained and catered for.
Including multiple modes of transport, Lantau Island boasts the presence of the legendary Tian Tan Buddha on Ngong Ping, a 5.7km cable car journey, and a traditional monastery. With chinese history being deeply imbued into the island, there are forts and villages more than three centuries old. Alongside all of this, there are long sandy beaches and beautiful views of the mountain ranges.
The Hong Kong Science Museum is excellent for a family day out, with 70% of their 500+ exhibits being interactive and suitable for children, they have a goal of popularising science in fun and interesting ways.
Space may be the final frontier, but at the Hong Kong Space Museum they don’t let that stop them. With lectures, exhibitions and even astronaut training courses aimed at younger ages, they have a lot of fun and education to offer.
For a deeply enjoyable day out, and a good cause for laughter, the Trick Eye Museum showcases amazing interactive optical illusions, creating opportunities for photographs that’ll be lasting mementos for years to come. They have many scenes, including but not limited to those of the Secret Garden and Neverland.
Perhaps the most unique of all the venues is ARace, where the whole family can experience large Slot Racing tracks, the most sophisticated Slot Racing cars and tech available, and a good few hours of family oriented fun.
For a truly creative and expressive experience, Artjamming is definitely the place to go. Unbound from conventional and limiting art norms, you and your children will be able to create lasting memories here.
For a good afternoon activity, The Rink offers a flexible “pay as you skate” system, they also allow parents and carers to enter the rink freely to help/watch their children skate. All of this and the venue includes a panoramic view of the legendary Victory Harbour.
With a large collection of reptiles, mammals and birds, 5.6 hectares of land, the gardens have an appeal for all, whether it be history, animals, flowers or a quiet haven in a busy city. With both indoor and outdoor facilities, a play area, dining facilities and renowned monuments such as the bronze statue of King George VI, this diverse venue hosts many interests.
While KFBG cultivates and conserves the natural habitat, they also provide education and entertainment in the form of tours and trails. Geared toward many different audiences, there are routes and attractions that cater toward families.
Looking for a peaceful break? The Victoria Park has quiet pondside strolls, beautiful flora, and is central to many major streets in the city. If you’re looking to experience chinese culture, there are Tai Chi lessons in the morning, and if you visit during Chinese New Year, there are large markets of flowers.
Easily accessible from the city, being merely minutes away, this gives an escape from the city into a variety of beautiful sites, each differing slightly geologically.
For an educational and relaxing experience, the GeoParks are highly recommended.