Picnics are an excellent way to spend quality time with the ones you love most. From places with a stunning view of the skyline like Tamar Park to those that offer a serene getaway such as Inspiration Lake, here are our favourite Hong Kong picnic spots for some family fun under the sun!
Picnic basket, comfy blanket, sunshine and smiles. There is no better way to escape the daily routine and provide a safe space for little ones to talk about school, hobbies or play catch than picnics in Hong Kong (plus, it gets them away from their devices!). So what are you waiting for, mamas? Grab your picnic mats and plan your next family outing with our roundup of the best Hong Kong picnic spots!
Clearwater Bay Country Park – Picnic with a kid-friendly hiking trail
A bit out of the way but well worth the trip, Clearwater Bay Country Park is the ideal spot to set up your picnic mat against the backdrop of lush mountain ranges on one side and emerald waters on the other. Most of the walkways are stroller friendly and there are barbecue areas alongside an easy, family-friendly hiking trail that the kids will love to explore.
Sassy Mama Tip: Arrive early if you’re driving there as parking spaces are limited.
How to get there: Hop on Hong Kong green minibus 16 or a quick taxi ride from Hang Hau MTR Station.
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours every day including public holidays except Tuesdays and the first two days of Chinese New Year.
West Kowloon Art Park – Picnics for foodie families
For families that love foodie picnics, West Kowloon Art Park has plenty of restaurants and cafes and heaps of food trucks offering burgers, pineapple buns, ice cream and slushies. You can also rent adult and junior bikes for $30 per hour or a family bike for $120 per hour. There is an off-leash pet zone where your doggo will enjoy playing around freely!
How to get there: Take buses 952, 962X or E11B from the HSBC Main Building on Queen’s Road Central to Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza. Head northeast and walk along the water until you reach the park entrance.
Opening Hours: 6am to 11pm daily
Tai Po Waterfront Park – Model boats and Insect House
Tai Po Waterfront Park is a great spot for picnics as it has a model boat pool and a landscaped lawn where you can set up your picnic mat and watch large kites fly above your head! Walk up the stroller-friendly lookout tower that spirals up to the skies for a stunning view of the Tolo harbour or head to the Insect House for some fun with the creepy crawlers.
How to get there: Take the East Rail Line to Tai Po Market Station, take exit B and take bus 26 to the Oriental Press Centre bus stop. Walk along Dai Shing Street until you find the park entrance.
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours daily, the insect hours are open from 8am to 7pm and the spiral lookout tower is open from 7am to 7pm daily.
Inspiration Lake – Picnics with pedal boats and quad bikes
Located right next to Disneyland, the grassy park next to Inspiration Lake is the perfect place for family picnics in Hong Kong. Walk along the 1500m paved trail with tranquil views of the water and scenic mountains or rent pedal boats or quad bikes for the entire family. Little ones will adore jumping around the splash pad in the children’s playground.
Sassy Mama Tip: To get the best spot, arrive early on weekends as it tends to get busy later in the day and pack enough food so you can kick back and relax the whole day!
How to get there: Board the Disneyland Resort line at Sunny Bay Station to Disneyland Resort and follow the signs to Inspiration Lake.
Opening Hours: Open from 9am to 7pm daily.
Cyberport Waterfront Park – Pup-friendly picnics
A dog-friendly destination for picnics, your kids and fur babies will have hours of fun at Cyberport Waterfront Park. Tucked away in the southern side of Hong Kong Island with open areas and steady winds, it is also the perfect spot to teach kids how to fly a kite. Cyberport’s Recharge Cafe prepares delightful picnic baskets if you’re running low on food.
How to get there: Take bus 30X from Statue Square in Central to the Cyberport bus stop. Turn right on Information Cres and walk straight to the park entrance.
Opening Hours: 7am to 11pm daily
Jordan Valley Park – Picnics with model car play areas
A massive six hectare wide grassy area, Jordan Valley Park is one of our absolute fave spots for picnics in Hong Kong! Saunter in the bougainvillaea gardens, find your way out of a maze garden with the littles or simply watch them frolic in the playground. There are two radio-controlled circuits for parents and kiddos who love model car racing.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and take KMB bus 26 from Shun Tun Bus Terminus on Haiphong Road to Shun Lee Fire Station.
Opening Hours: Jordan Valley Park is open from 5am to 11pm daily, while the radio-controlled model car circuit is open from 9am to 10:30pm daily.
Tamar Park – Vast landscape for children to play and enjoy city picnics
When the littles want to run around and all you want is to bask in the sun, Tamar Park is the ideal spot for picnics. There is limited shade so bring a tent for the young ones and use plenty of sunscreen! Hop over to the iBakery Gallery Cafe for nibbles or stroll along the promenade for gorgeous views of the harbour.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Admiralty Station Exit A
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park – Picnics for active kids
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park has plenty of greenery and a wonderful harbour view paired with a multitude of kid-friendly activities, making it ideal for picnics. Kids will love the railway-themed playground, the 7-a-side soccer pitch and basketball courts or a dip in the nearby public swimming pool.
How to get there: Take the Sheung Wan MTR to Exit D
Opening Hours: Park facilities are open 24 hours daily, except the 7-a-side soccer pitch which is open from 8am to 11pm daily. The swimming pool is open from 6:30am to 10pm with breaks from 12pm to 1pm and 5pm to 6pm.
Editor’s Note: Picnics in Hong Kong: The Best Picnic Spots For The Family was updated most recently in November, 2022 by Najuka Redkar.
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