10 Best Things to Do with Kids in Hong Kong

Family Friendly Attractions in Hong Kong

There’s a huge range of things to do with kids in Hong Kong, from world famous theme parks to chilling at the beach. You might even choose to combine fun and education at one of the modern ‘edutainment’ centres that are a growing trend in the city centre. You’ll find these in some of HK’s best museums, all of which use the latest technology for a fully immersive experience.

Family days out in Hong Kong can be as exciting or relaxed as you want. Take a look at our ideas below and decide for yourselves if you are in the mood for a chilled day of soaking up the sun and playing a few water sports, or if you would rather feel the rattle and roll of a high-octane rollercoaster at one of HK’s amusement parks.

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    This is the classic family day out in Hong Kong. A day at Disneyland promises wide-eyed amazement for children of all ages when they first see Micky and Minnie waving, dancing and posing for pictures. The rides at Disneyland HK are mostly aimed at children 12 or under, but the parades and fireworks shows can be enjoyed by all the family. Located on Lantau Island, it’s easy to catch the MRT straight to Disneyland, but you can also book a tour with direct transfers included. Read More...

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    Lantau Island

    This full day trip offers several different activities in an action-packed day out to Hong Kong Island’s lesser-visited neighbour. From Hong Kong harbour, you will first take a scenic ferry ride to Lantau, where you will then enjoy a stroll on Cheung Sha Beach. Next stop is Hong Kong’s most iconic monuments, the Giant Buddha of Po Lin Monastery. This is also where you’ll enjoy a mid-trip vegetarian meal. After lunch, take a cable car ride for great views of the mountainous terrain below. Children aged two years old or younger can join for free. Read More...

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    Ocean Park

    While not as famous as Hong Kong’s more illustrious theme parks, Ocean Park is actually the best place for scream-inducing rollercoasters and rides, including Hair Raiser and The Flash. Along with the rides, Ocean Park has many animal exhibits, particularly showcasing aquatic animals like sharks. The family friendly theme park is on the southern coast of Hong Kong, connected to the MRT at Ocean Park Station. Read More...

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    Kwun Yam Beach (Cheung Chau Windsurf Beach)

    Kwun Yam Beach (Cheung Chau Windsurf Beach)

    Consisting of two beaches – Tung Wan Beach and Kwun Yam Beach – separated by a small headland, this is where locals and expats come to enjoy water sports. Kwun Yam Beach was originally made famous by windsurfer Lee Lai-Shan, Hong Kong’s first ever Olympic gold medal winner, who trained here. It’s home to Cheung Chau Windsurfing Centre, which offers windsurfing, surfing and kayaking equipment for hire. From Tung Wan Beach, you can see Aberdeen and Lamma Island in the distance, which look particularly attractive at sunset. To reach Cheung Chau Island from downtown Hong Kong, take the ferry from Central Pier 5. The journey takes around 40 to 60 minutes, depending on the type of ferry.

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    Trick Eye Museum

    Step into a wonderful world of optical illusions, artistic masterpieces and miniature landmarks at the Trick Eye Museum Hong Kong, where you can snap mind-bending photos in unbelievable settings. Grab a prop, strike a pose and take hilarious, brain-boggling pictures with more than 50 3D sets in five themed zones. In each area, sculptures and trompe-l'oeil paintings trick the eye – and the camera lens – into seeing flat objects in three dimensions, letting you integrate yourself into each installation to amazing effect. Read More...

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    Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

    Madame Tussauds Hong Kong lets you walk the red carpet and meet your favourite stars – or, at least, amazingly lifelike wax sculptures of them. Moonwalk with Michael Jackson, pose with Barack Obama, play soccer with Cristiano Ronaldo and practice kung fu with Jackie Chan. The list of unnervingly realistic mannequins covers Asian and western celebs, from Angelina Jolie to Bae Yong-joon. Along with posing with popular actors and superheroes, you can mould your very own wax hands, customise a 3D crystal photo frame or create a personalised mini look-a-like figurine. Read More...

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    This cycle tour around one of Hong Kong’s less-explored areas is great for active children and adults to share an enjoyable day out on two wheels. Coast around the Nam Sang Wai Peninsula in the New Territories, checking out old walled cities, investigate the history behind 18th-century temples and keeping your eyes peeled for migratory birds that call this tranquil corner of Hong Kong home. The tour includes properly adjusted bicycles, comfortable and secure helmets and a meal at a local dim sum restaurant. Read More...

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    Hong Kong Observation Wheel

    Hong Kong Observation Wheel

    The Hong Kong Observation Wheel (also known as the HK Ferris Wheel) is a one of the easiest ways to get a bird’s eye view of downtown Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour. Similar to the London Eye or Singapore Flyer, each air-conditioned pod takes up to eight people and the ride takes a little under 30 minutes. It is a smooth and relaxing journey, so even those who feel uneasy with heights should soon get used to the experience. It is located in Central Hong Kong, just outside the Central Ferry Terminal and across the road from IFC Shopping Mall.

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    Hong Kong Science Museum

    Hong Kong Science Museum

    The Hong Kong Science Museum is a great example of a modern interactive museum that is educational, enlightening and a lot of fun for all ages. There is a total of 18 different sections or galleries to discover, and most of the museum is very ‘hands on’. Dusty display cabinets and longwinded lectures have been replaced with live demonstrations, experiments and computer exhibits which you can play and interact with. It usually costs HK$25 for adults and HK$12.50 for children and seniors to enter, although it is worth noting that the Hong Kong Science Museum offers free entry every Wednesday.

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    Hike up to The Peak

    Hike up to The Peak

    If you have some boisterous kids on your hands, consider the popular little hike up to Hong Kong’s most famous viewpoint: The Peak. Sure, you could take the train up there, but the hike has many lovely vantage points on the way up, and a meal at the top will taste all the better having used all your energy.

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