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Kid-Friendly Spots For Flying Kites In Hong Kong

Kite Flying Hong Kong

Do you know your Hong Kong kite flying spots? Spend a breezy day out at our pick of favourite kite flying places and read on for tips on flying kites with kids.

Aside from spreading your picnic mats or going cycling, kite flying is another favourite family activity of ours. There’s no better way to spend a breezy day with the family than heading out and letting the little ones soar their kites. It can be difficult to navigate where you’re allowed to fly around the city so we’ve rounded up some of Hong Kong’s most picturesque locations for you!

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Kite Flying Hong Kong

Tai Hang Tun Kite Flying Area

Located in Clearwater Bay Country Park, this spot is perfect for those spontaneous windy days. With a designated flying area along with kiosks selling kites and soft drinks, all you need to do is bring yourselves! While the kiosk closes at 6pm, families can enjoy the area into the evening. 

How to get there: Catch the 103M minibus from Tseung Kwan O station along Clearwater Bay Road and alight at Tai Hang Tun Kite Flying Area.

Tap Mun (Grass Island)

Just a short 30-minute boat ride from Wong Shek Pier, Tap Mun Island is the perfect day away from the city. With grassy hilltops, views across the South China Sea, and an almost constant breeze, there is no better place to run around with a kite. Pack a picnic basket and make a day of it. 

How to get there: Take bus 94, 96R or 289R (weekends and holidays only) from Sai Kung Town Centre to Wong Shek Pier where you can hop on a kaito to Tap Mun Island. 

Cycling Trails Hong Kong Outdoor Fitness: Tai Mei Tuk

Tai Mei Tuk

Popular amongst cyclists due to its flat, paved walkway along Plover Cove Reservoir, Tai Mei Tuk is an ideal spot for children to set their kites free. With restaurants and bike hire shops along the way, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a range of family activities. 

How to get there: Take the East Rail Line to MTR Tai Po Market Station then hop on the green Minibus 20C to Tai Mei Tuk. 

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Tai Po Waterfront Park

As the largest park in Hong Kong, Tai Po Waterfront Park has plenty to see and do for the whole family, including a playground, model boats, and a large grassy area perfect for flying a kite. 

How to get there: There are plenty of buses that can take you to Tai Po Waterfront Park including KMB Route 72A, 73, 73X, 75X, 271, 275R, 74K, 75K, 71K and the 71S. 

Shek O Beach With Kids in Hong Kong

Shek O Beach

While many government beaches prohibit kite flying, Shek O is an exception with many kiosks selling kites and accessories in the area. Parents can enjoy a relaxing day on the beach while the little ones marvel at their kite high in the sky.  

How to get there: Take double-decker bus number 9 from Shau Kei Wan MTR Station or jump on Red Minibus number 9 outside exit A2. 

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Lobster Bay Kite Flying Area

Also set in picturesque Clearwater Bay, the Lobster Bay Kite Flying Area is a more remote area for kite flyers to visit. Pack a picnic and enjoy a family fun afternoon. 

How to get there: Catch the 103M minibus from Tseung Kwan O station and continue along Clearwater Bay Road past Tai Hang Tun Kite Flying Area and alight at Lobster Bay 

Nai Chung Pebble Beach

If you’re looking for a quiet spot for a family afternoon, Nai Chung Pebble Beach in Ma On Shan offers sea views and low tides with plenty of breezy spots to set your kite free. The area also has kiosks and shops where you can get snacks, kites, and other beach essentials. 

How to get there: Catch the KMB bus 99 from Wu Kai Sha Station or 299X from Sha Tin Town Centre and alight at Nai Chung terminus, which leads to Pebble Beach.

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Kite Flying Hong Kong

Tips For Flying Kites With Kids

  • Many places in Hong Kong prohibit kite flying so please make sure to read the signs clearly before flying one
  • Check the weather before flying and be on the lookout for sudden storms 
  • Bring plenty of water 
  • Remember to wear sunscreen even on cloudy days 

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