The ultimate bucket list of kids’ activities in Hong Kong.
We all have days where we just can’t think of any things to do in Hong Kong with kids. Never fear! The city is absolutely teeming with kids’ activities and adventure outings, which is why we’ve rounded up 50 amazing, memory-making things to do in the city as a family. Being the incredible parents that you are, there’s no doubt you’ve already ticked off a few — but we’re sure there are some on our list (in no particular order) that you haven’t done yet. So why not start this weekend?
10 Most Popular Spots In Hong Kong With Kids
Best Nature And Animal Experiences
Family-Friendly Foodie Experiences
Unique Hong Kong Cultural Experiences
Hong Kong Street Markets
Even More Kids Activities In Hong Kong
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10 Most Popular Spots In Hong Kong With Kids
2. Hike up 268 steps to see the Big Buddha and then eat at the fabulous vegetarian restaurant at Po Lin Monastery.
3. Take the tram to the Peak and stroll the Morning Trail or one of the many other great family-friendly walks up there.
4. Hike around Lamma Island, an island with 6,000 years of fishing history, and enjoy a seafood lunch at one of the open-air restaurants on the docks.
5. Free-fall on the Abyss ride at Ocean Park.
6. Have a family day out at Repulse Bay beach and eat in some great seaside restaurants at The Pulse.
7. Make a wish and bang the drum at the beautiful Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan.
8.. Start the day with some morning tai chi. Wander the cities many parks and you’re sure to find a crowd. Popular spots include the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, Victoria Park and Sun Yat Sen Park.
9. Take in a mega view at sky100 at the ICC, the highest indoor observation deck in Hong Kong.
10. Eat meat pies and take part in the action at the biggest rugby party in the world at Hong Kong Rugby Sevens in April (although it was postponed in 2020). Don’t miss New Zealand’s famous pre-match haka!
Best Nature And Animal Experiences With Kids In Hong Kong
11. Look for pink dolphins by taking a tour with Hong Kong Dolphin Watch.
12. Visit the Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens and marvel at the monkeys, birds, snakes, and other animals. Finish off by picking up ice cream (and some cool bubble blowing toys) at the snack bar and relax by the fountain.
13. Walk among the treetops and see more than 600 birds at Hong Kong Park’s Edward Youde Aviary’s elevated pathways.
14. Stroll the boardwalk through the wetland habitats at Hong Kong Wetland Park.
15. Head over to the New Territories and check out the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden while taking in the views and spotting animals.
16. Go on a Geopark adventure to the New Territories and check out the extensive mangroves among other natural sights.
Best Adventures For Little Foodies In Hong Kong
17. Eat the famous egg tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery on Lyndhurst Terrace. The fluffy sugar doughnuts are also a super yummy treat here.
20. Eat at some of the last remaining Dai Pai Dongs at Temple Street Night Market (and get your palm read too!).
21. Gorge on yummy dim sum (and rub elbows with the city’s tycoons) at the famous Luk Yu Tea House on Stanley Street.
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Get Active In The Great Outdoors
22. Boogie board or even learn to surf at Big Wave Bay.
23. Go paddle boating in the Wong Nai Chung Reservoir Park near Tai Tam Country Park.
25. Spend the afternoon at Tai Po Waterfront Park and ride bikes on the promenade.
26. Get in some Kung Fu at Kowloon Park every Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
27. Up for an adventure? Walk from Tai Tam to China – camping out along the way – on the Wilson Trail. Check out more of our favourite camping spots here.
28. Cheer on the Oxfam Trailwalkers along the 100km MacLehose Trail. Our favourite spot? Stage 6 with all the monkeys!
29. When the weather warms up, grab some friends and the family and take a junk ride for some fun in the sun.
Hong Kong Museums To Visit With Kids
30. Do some stargazing at the Sky Show at the Hong Kong Space Museum.
31. Experience the bridge simulator and check out the cool boat models at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
32. Wander around Hong Kong’s largest museum! The Hong Kong Heritage Museum covers 32,000 square metres! The Children’s Discovery Gallery has eight play zones just for kids aged 4 to 10 years old.
33. Visit the Hong Kong Monetary Museum and read up on the history of Hong Kong’s currency while enjoying a stellar view!
34. Explore all the exhibitions at the Hong Kong Science Museum. More than three-quarters of the museum’s 500 exhibitions over four floors are interactive, making it perfect for kids.
35. Plan ahead and book a session at one of the four play corners at the Toy Library at the Hong Kong Central Library.
36. Go back in time at the beautifully preserved 100-year-old Lei Yuen Mun Fort, Hong Kong’s oldest British coastal fortress dating back to the Victorian Period. Home to the Museum of Coastal Defence, spend the day on the site’s historical trail complete with tunnels, cannons and observation posts.
Not-to-be-missed Cultural Experiences In Hong Kong
37. Pick up some lanterns, candles and glowsticks and head somewhere open to gaze at the moon for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
38. Experience the magic of the art of Xiqu and take in performances during the Chinese Opera Festival held all summer.
39. Head to the little island of Cheung Chau for the Bun Festival in April and see the huge tower of buns erected outside the Pak Tai Temple along with the Bun Scrambling Competition – and don’t forget to check out the incredible Piu Sik (Floating Colours) parade.
40. Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival (also known as the Tuen Ng Festival) in Stanley and take in all the racing action and sounds of drums and gongs.
Visit The Famous Hong Kong Street Markets
41. Do your grocery shopping for the week at the Graham Street Wet Market.
42. Wake up early and wander around the Flower Market! It’s especially lovely during the Lunar New Year.
43. Look for treasures at the Jade Market in Jordan.
More Activities For Kids In Hong Kong
47. Take a photo with Jackie Chan, Taylor Swift and even more stars and celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum on the Peak.
48. Play with Snoopy and the whole Peanuts Gang at the 40,000 square foot Snoopy World Playground in Sha Tin.
49. Head to Noah’s Ark at Ma Wan Park with its 67 pairs of life-size wild or endangered animal sculptures.
50. Tap into your creative juices and enjoy some art jamming.
Editor’s note: This post was most recently updated on 15, June 2020.
Featured image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of SHUJA OFFICIAL on Unsplash, image 2 courtesy of HK Dolphin Watch via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Getty, image 4 courtesy of Getty, image 5 courtesy of Samuel Wong via Unsplash, image 6 courtesy of Nicolas Hoizey via Unsplash, image 7 courtesy of Gamaliel Troubleson on Unsplash, image 8 courtesy of Getty.