Nothing beats a fun-filled family day out at one of these Hong Kong farms. There’s some strawberry picking, sunflowers and the chance to get up close to farm animals.
It’s amazing really, just how much rural life there is in Hong Kong. Not only can children experience days at the beach or up a mountain but they can also experience life on a Hong Kong organic farm. With fruit and veggies aplenty, your child will have a fantastic time picking strawberries, petting farm animals and breathing in some fresh air. Because there are several farming options here in the city, we’ve done the legwork of finding family-friendly Hong Kong organic farms for you.
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 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. Entry is $150 for adults and $100 for kids aged 3 to 12 years which includes your farm visit and several play activities. Feeding the farm’s alpacas is an extra $60 per person.
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.
Kam Tin Country Club Hong Kong – Strawberry farm
Kam Tin 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 the 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.
Fruitful Organic Farm – Strawberry farm with other vegetable and fruit picking
This lovely organic farm lets you not only get your strawberry picking fix, but you can also pick from a range of fruits and vegetables including watermelons, lettuce, ginger, tomatoes and water spinach. You can also take organic farming classes, sauce making classes or get the little ones involved in some art jamming. You can even rent your own plot of land if you’d like to take up some strawberry farming of your own!
How to get there: Take the MTR and get off at Kam Sheung Road West Rail Station, exit A. It is about a 15-minute walk to Fruitful Organic Farm.
Zen Organic Farm – Vegetable and fruit picking
Step onto the expansive, 250,000 square foot, Zen Organic Farm in Ta Kwu Ling and be transported to another, greener world! Other than strawberry picking, you’ll find all sorts of carrots, heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers and eggplants in a rainbow of colours and varieties. A visit is just $30 (which is redeemable in fresh produce), but be sure to contact them in advance as walk-ins aren’t accepted and to check on strawberry picking season.
How to get there: Take the MTR to Fanling Station and take exit C. Then catch minibus number 52K to Ping Che terminus. From there it’s a 20-minute stroll by following the signposts to Zen Organic Farm. You can also take a taxi to Zen Organic Farm from Fanling Station for approximately $60.
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. Individual entry is $120 and a membership form must be filled out in advance. This will allow you to bring up to six guests and book your visit online.
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).
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. Adult tickets cost $200 and kids aged 3 to 12 years are $150 (under 3s are free). Entry includes a ride on the paddle boats, bouncy castle for the kids and some craft activities.
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.
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
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.
Shun Sum Yuen Farm, Siu Hum Tsuen, San Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, Instagram: @shunsumyuen
Yi O – Traditional Hong Kong organic farm in 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. As more and more villagers left for the city, the traditional farming practices looked like they would be lost. But, with some leadership, the area has been revitalised and rice paddies planted. 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 Hong Kong Organic Farms
- Dragontail Farm – Organic farming activities in Mui Wo.
- Living Farm – Grow your own strawberries when you rent your own family organic farm plot.
- Herboland – Organic herb farm on Lamma Island.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by Carrie Johnson in February 2018 and updated by Jess Mizzi in 2020 and November 2021.