Hong Kong is packed with fantastic outdoor playgrounds and parks for kids. From the Kennedy Town playground to Hong Kong Park playground and beyond, we’ve got the lowdown on the best outdoor playgrounds and child-friendly parks in Hong Kong.
Make your way to one of our favourite outdoor playgrounds in Hong Kong for some family fun under the sun! You’ll find beaches with playgrounds and BBQ facilities for family picnics as well as pet-friendly options. Don’t forget to grab your balance bikes and scooters and head outdoors.
Outdoor Playgrounds And Hong Kong Parks
Wan Chai Promenade Playground, Wan Chai
The Wan Chai Promenade starts near Tamar Park in Admiralty and has children’s play areas with colourful tunnels, decorative lights, swings, slides and more. For some extra family fun, there are two-seater and four-seater ducky pedal boats, though you’ll have to book online in advance.
Wan Chai Promenade Playground, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Expo Drive, Hong Kong, www.lcsd.gov.hk
The Peak Galleria Playground, The Peak
Make your way to level one at the Peak Galleria where you’ll find slides, climbing apparatus and ample seating spots for you to enjoy the view while the kids play!
The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak Hong Kong, 2849 4113, www.hanglungmalls.com
Cyberport Waterfront Park, Cyperport
Head over to Pokfulam where open spaces and fresh air await at Cyberport Waterfront Park! There are rolling greens and breathtaking ocean views where your kids (and fur babies) will love to learn how to fly kites or simply run around. If you’re in need of nibbles, order your favourites at Recharge Cafe; the staff will help to place your order in a picnic basket!
Cyberport Waterfront Park, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport, Hong Kong, www.cyberport.hk
Mount Austin Playground, The Peak
If the spectacular view, vintage tram ride, yummy food and stunning Sky Terrace up at Victoria Peak aren’t enough to keep the little ones amused, then the Mount Austin Playground is bound to. With swings, slides, tunnels and bars, this classic play area is also one of the greener areas in Hong Kong where you can easily set up a picnic and enjoy a nice lunch with the kids.
Belcher’s Bay Park and Promenade, Kennedy Town
Close to the fabulous Kennedy Town swimming pool, this park has a children’s playground, a grassy area, a fitness arena and a jogging path. Just across Shing Sai Road is the Belcher Bay promenade where you’ll find a children’s play area with slides, swings, monkey bars as well as shaded picnic tables.
Hong Kong Park, Central
With its central location, six-level outdoor kids’ play area, fascinating Museum of Teaware and conservation corner (with rare dragonflies and wild squirrels), what’s not to love about Hong Kong Park? This is the place to spend an afternoon (or even a full day as the outdoor park facilities are open from 6am to 11pm). The park has a fascinating aviary with free guided bird-watching walks every Wednesday morning.
More Outdoor Playgrounds And Hong Kong Parks
- Victoria Park – Largest park on Hong Kong island with plenty of playground facilities. www.lcsd.gov.hk
- Quarry Bay Park – All the usual playground and sports facilities, plus a cycling track. www.lcsd.gov.hk
- Aldrich Bay Park – It has a fishing village theme, model boats and a children’s playground. Location Map.
- Hong Kong Zoological And Botanical Gardens – Picturesque gardens with a zoo and outdoor play area. www.lcsd.gov.hk
- Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park – Children’s playground, soccer pitch, basketball courts and a lovely promenade. www.lcsd.gov.hk
- Caine Road And Caine Lane Playground – A favourite among mid-levels mamas. Location Map.
- Central and Western District Promenade – A family favourite playground with lots of benches and a lovely harbour view. Location Map.
- Stanley Pirate Playground – Kids’ adventure zone playground designed like a pirate ship. Location Map.
Outdoor Playgrounds In Kowloon
MOKO Children’s Playground, Mong Kok
Located on the fourth floor at MOKO, this children’s playground covers an area of 18,000 feet. It has a climbing wall that is 8 meters off the ground, bird theme play equipment with slides, rope climbers, swings and more. What makes it even better is that it’s right next to the food court where you can take the kids after playtime!
MOKO, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.moko.com.hk
Tsuen Wan Plaza Play Area, Tsuen Wan
With a colourful rainbow theme, this outdoor playground has an eight-metre-tall tower with three slides, perfect for kids who love adventure (and are not afraid of heights!). It also has a climbing castle, a spinning rope to climb on and mini hills with ropes, rubes and slides. For the little tots, there are bouncy clouds, musical tubes and baby swings.
Tsuen Wan Plaza, 5/F, 4 Tai Pa Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, www.tsuenwanplaza.com.hk
Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui
Just like Hong Kong Park on the other side of the harbour, Kowloon park has a beautiful lake and plays host to 18 different species of birds (including some rather fabulous flamingos). Facilities include football pitches, extensive gardens, an ornamental maze and a playground. Also on site is Kowloon Park’s huge aquatic centre with several indoor and outdoor pools and Kowloon Park Sports Centre, with sports halls and courts galore. Check the opening hours and admission fees before you go.
Po Kong Village Road Park, Diamond Hill
Po Kong Village Road Park is one of the very few public spaces with enough room for budding cricketers in Hong Kong. With a huge artificial turf pitch that can also host rugby and 11-a-side football, the park boasts two batting practice areas and a 1,000-seater spectator stand. Also, be sure to check out the 1km-long raised cycling track, or the purpose-built BMX cycling course, which is open from 10am to 10:30pm every day. For the kids, there are three playground areas with lots of fun equipment and a beginners’ cycling area.
Ping Shek Playground, Choi Hung
Another hidden gem is this dinosaur-themed outdoor playground tucked away in Choi Hung. Open from 6:45am to 11pm every day, it makes for a great day out for the kids, as they explore caves and discover all things dinosaurs. The playground also has a 7-a-side soccer pitch, tennis courts and table tennis facilities.
Kowloon Tsai Park, Kownloon Tong
Located near Kowloon Tong Station Exit E, Kowloon Tsai Park is home to a beautiful Bauhinia garden with around 120 bauhinia trees. There are soccer pitches, a roller skating rink, a jogging track, a children’s play area, plus a dog garden for your furry friends.
More Outdoor playgrounds and parks in Kowloon:
- Lai Chi Kok Park – Three playgrounds, along with football, basketball and gateball courts for sporty kids. www.lcsd.gov.hk
- Jordan Valley Park – Beautiful park with fun-filled activities, two large children’s playgrounds and extensive gardens. www.lcsd.gov.hk
- Tai Wan Shan Park – Children’s playground, swimming pool and multi-purpose courts located in Hung Hom. www.lcsd.gov.hk
- Lion Rock Park – More than 300 trees and shrubs as well as loads of barbecue pits and benches, children’s play area, community garden and more. www.lcsd.gov.hk
Outdoor Playgrounds For Kids In The New Territories
Tuen Mun Park, Tuen Mun
There’s more than enough to keep the kids engaged and happy at Tuen Mun Park in the New Territories. We love that it has inclusive play facilities for children of different ages and abilities. This barrier-free play space incorporates natural elements – water and sand – in its design. It also has a reptile house for budding herpetologists, a model boat pool, a conservation corner and much more!
Metroplaza Fun Park, Kwai Chung
Fun Park at Metroplaza is a children’s outdoor playground with play facilities in the shape of colourful giant vegetables. There’s a 3.5-metre tall turbo tube slide, adult-toddler swings and an outdoor garden filled with seasonal flowers.
Penfold Park, Sha Tin
A park with a twist! Penfold Park is situated right in the middle of Sha Tin Racecourse and offers an interesting new perspective on the track. There’s greenery aplenty, making it a super pet-friendly destination for all the furry friends in your life and it’s flat and stroller-friendly. Due to its unique location, the park is closed on race days, so be sure to check the website to make sure it’s open before you set off.
Tai Po Waterfront Park, Tai Po
At 22 hectares, Tai Po Waterfront Park is one of the biggest parks in the city. There are playgrounds, a gateball court, a bowling green and a large model boating lake. Kids will love the creepy crawlies at the Insect House, but the best part of the park may be the 1.2km long promenade, which takes advantage of the lovely setting and provides a nice level space for cycling or enjoying a relaxing stroll.
Po Hong Park, Tseung Kwan O
Possibly the biggest collection of playground equipment in Hong Kong, Po Hong Park guarantees hours of fun and entertainment. There are eight children’s play areas, including smaller equipment for toddlers, more challenging climbing structures for older kids, a soccer court, a basketball and volleyball court, and a roller skating rink.
Read More: Sassy Mama’s Family Guide To Tseung Kwan O
Dino Park At New Town Plaza
Whether your kiddo lovers dinosaurs or simply enjoys running around on a playground, they’re sure to have loads of fun at New Town Plaza’s massive (35,000 square feet) outdoor dino-themed playground. There are climbing facilities, monkey ropes and slides — what more could we ask for?
Dino Park, New Town Plaza, Shatin Centre Street, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/newtownplaza
More Outdoor Playgrounds For Kids In The New Territories:
- Ma On Shan Park – Waterfront park with large playground facilities, a spacious lawn and an adventure maze. www.lcsd.gov.hk
- Snoopy’s World – Asia’s only Peanuts-themed playground with canoe rides and six fun zones to explore! ww.newtownplaza.com.hk
- Hong Kong Velodrome Park – 250-metre long, 7-metre wide cycling track, artificial lakes, model boat pool and children’s play areas. www.lcsd.gov.hk
- Yuen Long Park – Landscaped garden, outdoor children’s playground, two football pitches and a gateball court. www.lcsd.gov.hk
The Best Beach Playgrounds In Hong Kong
When you’re spending a day at the beach (don’t forget your swimming cossie and sunscreen!), the sprawling sands are usually enough to keep the children occupied. Of course, having a playground close at hand means you could stretch your day out at the seaside that little bit further! A number of our favourite Hong Kong Island and New Territories beaches have small outdoor playgrounds for kids.
- Shek O Beach – Children’s playground with easy access to facilities. Location Map.
- Repulse Bay – Play equipment for children including a merry-go-round, climbing frames etc. Location Map.
- Trio Beach – Beach in Sai Kung with sparkling white sand with a children’s playground and BBQ pit. Location Map.
- Tai Pak Beach – Discovery Bay beach with swings, balance boards, rope ladders and convenient changing facilities. Location Map.
Pet-Friendly Parks In Hong Kong
If you have been struggling with places to take your fur baby, some of the parks listed above are known to be dog-friendly and you can also find a complete list of pet-friendly parks and gardens here. Within the city, these spots are often quite small but serve the purpose if you want to have your kids throw a ball for your playful pups. Other places we love include the Cyberport Waterfront Park (be careful though as there have been cases of dog poisoning in recent years), Penfold Park, Discovery Bay and Stanley Plaza, where there are enough activities and more than enough space for the whole family to enjoy.
Editor’s Note: Playgrounds And Parks: The Best Outdoor Play Areas In Hong Kong was most recently updated in January 2023 by Najuka Redkar.