Hong Kong Space Museum
Popular with children and teenagers, this high-tech museum features one of the most advanced planetariums and interactive models in the world, explaining the basics of space exploration. You can even go weightless through a fly wire exhibition and the Hall of Solar Science allows close observation of the sun. The Space Museum also offers a number of other interactive rides including a virtual paraglider and an actual multi-axis chair like the ones used to train astronauts. Fancy a movie? The Space Theatre shows seven movies each day highlighting space travel, the natural world and even sports.
- Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Tel: +852 2721 0226
Kowloon is primarily an urban and built-up environment so it's odds-on that you and your children will soon find yourself needing a bit of greenery. Kowloon Park, a beautiful green spot in the city, offers a wide selection of free activities for the kids to let off some steam, such as a swimming pool, a games area and an outdoor sculpture park. There are plenty of paths for walking and lots of grassy spots for relaxing and taking things easy a little. The park also offers a lake, ponds, streams and classic Chinese gardens.
- Address: 22 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Kowloon Walled City Park
One of the original walled cities of the Hong Kong area has been preserved as a city park, complete with wonderful gardens, pavilions, sculptures and plenty of walkways. Although only the Old South Gate remains from the fabled Walled City, you can get a sense of these first settlers and their enclosed fortresses. Nowadays the Walled City Park is a welcome change from the once squalid neighbourhood. The design of the park is based on the Jiangnan garden style of the early Qing Dynasty. It is divided into eight landscape features, with the Yamen, a three-hall structure fully restored in its Qing Dynasty appearance at its centre.
Hong Kong Museum of History
At the Hong Kong Museum of History in Tsim Sha Tsui, The Hong Kong Story is a real must see, ideal for those who want to get a good grasp on Hong Kong's vibrant past in an engaging and interactive way. The exhibition, which is both entertaining and educational, starts the story millions of years ago Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 weekdays; 10:00 - 19:00 weekends and public holidays
- Address: 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
- Tel: +852 2724 9042
Ideal for a rainy day and for mixing partying with exercise, bowling alleys are quite common in Kowloon. Here are a few:
UG Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue.
Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square Street, Yau Man Tei.
G/F, 25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Level 3, Plaza Hollywood, 3 Lung Poon Street, Diamond Hill.
Kowloon Bay Broadway
Amoy Plaza III, 77 Ngau Tan Kok Road.
G/F, Grand Century Place, 193 Price Edward Road West.
6-12 Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok.
Bulkeley Street, Hung Hom.
G/F, Ocean Centre, 3 Canton Road.
Olympian City Broadway
UG, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road.
88 Fun Yan Street, Kwun Tong.
The Grand Cinema
2/F, Elements, Kowloon Station, 1 Austin Road West.
7 Tak On Street, Whampoa Garden.