Taking the children to theme parks like Ocean Park
and Disneyland in Hong Kong
might be handful, or so it may seem but Ocean Park is a local favourite and its more than just a marine theme park, its also a non profit conservatory and is home to some of China's rarest pandas and more. Dolphin shows are an old time kid favourite and there are too many amusement park rides to use up all that unlimited energy that the little ones have whilst you get to relax get some quality family time together.
Disneyland in Hong Kong
is the only Disneyland in China at the moment, and modeled just like the ones in the states but its a local recommended kid friendly attraction in Hong Kong because it has incorporated Chinese themes into the parades and the firework shows. You may even realise that your imagination and sense of humour is still with you as you walk through Disneyland but its a sure thing that the kids will love every moment spent with you.
What about a true Hong Kong kid friendly experience? Perhaps one of the hippest thing about visiting the Goldfish market
is not just about looking at Goldfish but also allowing kids to see how different cultures value different types of Goldfish. Similarly the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
is probably one of the most kid friendly bird markets in the world, store owners welcome tourists and especially children to pet their birds and kids go crazy with all the macaws and talking parrots. Its free of charge and you get up close with exotic birds that you would never get to do in an Aviary. If your kids loved the Goldfish market and Bird garden then chances are its time that they visit the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
. Its a lush walk into a forest which offers a great escape from the urban landscape and houses cougars and reptiles, there are also fun kid friendly playgrounds and fountains.
is one of the best family friendly things you can do in Hong Kong, there are beaches, hikes and little local snack stalls on this quaint little fishing island 30 minutes ferry ride away from Central ferry pier. There are no cars on Cheung Chau so bikes are the only mode of transportation and the best kid friendly thing to do is to rent bikes for the whole family and bike around Cheung Chau, stopping to get some Chinese snacks on the way. On the note of ferries, which kid doesn't like the window seat on the ferry.
The Star ferry
is really accommodating to families and the views of Victoria Harbour will leave the children in awe, especially if you take them on the Star Ferry at night. Whilst you are at Tsim Sha Tsui with your family, you can't afford to miss the Guinness Book of record world's largest permanent light and sound show the Symphony of lights event
. Its a light show where all the mega skyscrapers in Hong Kong light up with laser beams every night regardless of rain or shine at 8pm. Kids will love the glamorous night vista of Victoria Harbour.
More kid friendly things to do would be to take a trip to see the Big Buddha
via the Ngong Ping cable car, which passes over Lantau Island as well as the Chek Lap Kok International airport, kids can burn up all their ever lasting energy climbing up the 300 steps to see the world's largest outdoor bronze Buddha. You definitely want to take sunscreen with you if you are visiting the Big Buddha during summer though.
Whats a summer family trip to Hong Kong without going to Repulse Bay
? You'll find yourself with lots of other local Chinese families at the beach spending time with their young kids. The beach and the waves are very calm and kid friendly at Repulse Bay so the kids can splash around and build sandcastles as you take a relaxing nap under a sun umbrella. Sounds like a plan after all the exhaustion of walking around in Hong Kong with kids.
Ocean Park Road
Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island
Disneyland, Sunny Bay
Only Disneyland in the whole of China... read more
Tung Choi Street
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Marvel at the broad range of flora Hong Kong has...
Seafood, temples, hikes and beaches... read more
Yuen Po Street
Where all the birds and old retire folk hang out...
Star Ferry Pier, Edinburgh Place
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Ngong Ping Plateau
Tallest seated outdoor bronze Buddha in the world...
Repulse Bay Road
Hong Kong Island