Hong Kong farms are quite underrated in our humble opinion. From visiting a Hong Kong strawberry farm for seasonal strawberry picking (Kam Tin Country Club is a great place to start), visiting sunflower farms at San Tin Farm in Yuen Long and the chance to get up close to farm animals at Holiday Farm and the Kadoorie Farm, farm hopping is an alternative kids’ activity offering fun for the whole family.
Want to switch up your weekend day trips? There are more Hong Kong farms than you might think that let you get up close with farm animals as well as experience the serene rural life (it’s not as rare in Hong Kong as you might think!). With fruit and veggies aplenty, your child will have a fantastic time going strawberry picking, petting farm animals and breathing in some fresh air. There are several Hong Kong farms, mostly strawberry farms as well as mixed organic fruit and vegetable farms in the New Territories and Outlying Islands. We’ve done the legwork of finding family-friendly Hong Kong organic farms for you!
Butterfly Valley Organic Farm – Instagramable gardens, animals and kids’ activities
Butterfly Valley Organic Farm has a variety of crops in its farm plots as well as animals like goats, rabbits and alpacas that children can interact with. There are a number of classes you can book the kids into including cooking classes using the butterfly pea as the main ingredient, crafts and, of course, organic farming. There’s also a playground, flower gardens and even paddle boats to take out on the lake.
How to get there: Take the minibus 20M from Tai Po Centre or 20P from Tai Po Market MTR station to Butterfly Valley Organic Farm. There is also parking available next to the farm.
How much: $200 for adults; $150 for kids (aged 3 to 12); free for toddlers under 3 – ticket includes a ride on the paddle boats, bouncy castle for the kids and some craft activities.
Go Green Organic Farm – Pineapple farm in Kam Tin
Calling all the pineapple lovers! At Go Green Organic Farm, you can see how these deliciously sweet fruits are grown and you can even try some pineapple delicacies. The farm dishes up everything from fresh pineapple, ice cream, homemade pineapple jams and cakes to Chinese favourites like the pineapple bun (that actually contains pineapple!). It’s not all fruity goodness – there’s a children’s play area with swings, slides, sandpit, trampoline and bouncy castle, as well as friendly alpacas to feed.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Kam Sheung Road. It is a 3-minute walk from exit A to Go Green Organic Farm. Parking is also available at the MTR station.
How much: $150 for adults; $100 for kids (aged 3 to 12) – tickets come with different activities and gifts, find full price list here.
Holiday Farm – Pet cows, pigs, goats and rabbits
There are a variety of farm animals for the kids to interact with as well as crops in the botanical garden. Once you’ve explored the grounds you’ll want to save time for the slides and playground. Holiday Farm also hosts workshops like bread making, DIY scarecrow, wind chime making and more but you’ll need to book in advance and there’s no set timetable.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Sheung Shui and then it’s about a 10-minute taxi ride to Holiday Farm (approximately $40).
How much: $100 per person and group tickets (minimum 28 persons); $120 per person for personal trips; $250 per person for evening barbecue
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden – Large farm in the New Territories with an abundance of wildlife and fauna
This beautiful farm truly feels out of Hong Kong, kids can get up close to farm animals and exotic birds. Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden has a strong history (it started in 1956!) and has expanded massively since. Activities for kids include guided tours to reptile sanctuaries, nature trails and an art house that hosts workshops. Kadoorie Farm also actively rescues and rehabilitates animals and always welcomes volunteers!
How to get there: Take bus route 64K that runs between Tai Po and Yuen Long. Get off at the Kadoorie Farm bus stop.
How much: $40 for adults; $20 for kids (aged 4 to 11)
Kam Tin Country Club Hong Kong – Large strawberry farm with kids’ facilities
Kam Tin Country Club doesn’t just offer strawberry picking but gives you the opportunity to taste strawberries from various parts of the world. With 100,000 square feet of strawberries to choose from, your mouth will be watering the second you arrive. Just be aware, strawberries are seasonal, so double-check before you head over! There is also a range of other facilities at this Hong Kong strawberry farm, from petting lambs to an archery range, and the kids will love the playground.
Sassy Mama Tip: Strawberry picking season runs from December to the end of March/early April.
How to get there: Take the MTR and get off at Kam Sheung Road West Rail Station, Exit D. Take minibus No. 601 to the Kam Tin Country Club Hong Kong.
How much: $138 for adults and $88 for kids (90-140cm tall); $168 for adults and $118 for kids during public holidays
Long Ping Strawberry Farm – Strawberry picking with other seasonal fruits and vegetables
At Long Ping Strawberry Farm there are no field fees so you only pay for the strawberries you pick! There are a few strawberry varieties ripe for the picking, as well as other crops like grapes, carrots, cabbages and other veggies depending on the season. Kids can also pet lambs and feed goats while they’re there.
How to get there: Use this google maps link for accurate location. Take the MTR to Long Ping Station and then a taxi (around 15 minutes) to Long Ping Strawberry Farm.
How much: Free entry
Read More: 101 Things To Do In Hong Kong With Kids
HKFYG Organic Farm – Pick your own organic vegetables
This farm is free to visit (with a $20 admission to enter the greenhouses) with an onsite café, fish pond and shop making it an easy outing with the kids in tow. On weekends and public holidays, take advantage of the special package which includes transfers from Kam Sheung Road MTR, half a catty of self-picked farm produce, a handicraft workshop and your farm visit ($128 per person to be booked in advance). Don’t forget to pick up some fresh, home-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables while you’re at the farm.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Kam Sheung Road and then it’s about a 10-minute taxi ride to the farm.
Shun Sum Yuen Farm – San Tin sunflower farm in Yuen Long
Visit this Yuen Long sunflower farm in the summer for an incredible photo op with the family. It is a simple farm visit where you can view the sunflowers from the edge of the property, or pay $50 to go into the fields. Sunflowers are in full bloom during the summer.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Yuen Long. Take exit G2 and take the bus (76K) 14 stops to Shek Wu Wai. It is then an 8-minute walk to San Tin Sunflower Farm.
How much: Free entry, pay $50 to enter the sunflower fields
Shun Sum Yuen Farm, Siu Hum Tsuen, San Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, Instagram: @shunsumyuen
Yi O – Traditional Hong Kong organic farm on Lantau Island
Think you’ve been there and done that in Tai O? Why not add on a visit to Yi O organic farm? It’ll take a bit of organisation, but you’ll be rewarded with a unique farming experience in a remote village with over 200 years of history. This one is best suited to an adventure with your older kids or teens who are up for learning a bit about history and culture.
How to get there: First you’ll need to get to Tai O by taking either the #11 bus from Tung Chung or the ferry from Tung Chung or Tuen Mun. Then it’s a 45 to 60-minute walk along Section 7 of the Lantau Trail. Alternatively, contact the farm in advance and arrange a boat transfer from Tai O (about 10 to 15 minutes on the water).
More Organic Farms In Hong Kong
- Dragontail Farm – Organic farming activities in Mui Wo. www.leoying.wixsite.com/dragontail-farm
- Fruitful Organic Farm – Pick from a range of fruits and vegetables including strawberries, watermelons, lettuce, ginger, tomatoes and water spinach. www.fruitfulorganicfarm.com
- Living Farm – Grow your own strawberries when you rent your own family organic farm plot. www.livingfarm.com.hk
- Zen Organic Farm – Other than strawberry picking, you’ll find all sorts of carrots, heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers and eggplants in a rainbow of colours and varieties. www.zeno.com.hk
Editor’s Note: “Hong Kong Farms: Strawberry Farms, Kadoorie Farm And Organic Farms” was originally published in February 2018 by Carrie Johnson, updated in November 2020 and 2021 by Jess Mizzi and most recently updated in October 2022 by Fashila Kanakka.