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Guide to Hong Kong for Families

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From fun, hands-on museums to amusement parks and farms, Hong Kong is full of entertainment for kids big and small.

Good for
  • Family
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter

8 Places

7 City Tips

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8 Places

Ocean Park

Theme Parks, Aquariums

Cheung Chau Island

Islands

Hong Kong Science Museum

Science Museums

Magical World

Art Galleries, Art Museums, Children's Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hong Kong Disneyland

Theme Parks

Mapopo Community Farm

Farms

Taitong Organic Ecopark

Farms

Fanling Cow Garden

Other Fun & Games

Sze L's City Tips

  • The MTR is an easy public transit system that covers all major Hong Kong districts. Day passes, which offer unlimited travel, are available.
  • Buses are another easy mode of transit, covering all areas. Fares depend on distance traveled - be sure to have exact change.
  • Green taxis only service the New Territories, and blue taxis only service Lantau Island. Red taxis operate almost everywhere, and are the most expensive.
  • Octopus cards are available at transit stations and 7-11s. You can load them up with money to use on public transit, at convenience stores, supermarkets, vending machines, etc.
  • The Hong Kong Museum Pass offers free admission to 7 museums and discounts to many other attractions.
  • Most restaurants will add 10% service to your bill, but some tea cafes do not. Ask your server about additional charges before being seated.
  • Keep in mind that street food carts (also known as hawkers) are not licensed to sell food, and the food is often unhygienic.
  • Ocean Park
    Theme Parks, Aquariums
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    Sze L Says:

    Ocean Park is the biggest and best-known theme park in Hong Kong. With gut-wrenching rides, lots of animals, and special performances, it offers something for everyone in the family, however exciting or peaceful a visit you're looking for.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • A number of special experiences allow you to go behind the scenes or get up close and personal with the animals. Check the park's website for details of the adventures offered.
    • The dolphin show is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for kids big and small!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 842 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Awesome! 18/10/2018
    • Should be in everyone's Hong Kong itinerary! 18/10/2018
    • Ocean Park
    Address:
    No.180 Wong Chuk Hang Road
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 3923 2323
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cheung Chau Island
    Islands
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    Sze L Says:

    Shaped like a dumbbell, Cheung Chau Island is small, quiet, and fun. The streets are car-free, the beach is clean and beautiful, and people ride bikes everywhere. Here you'll find cheap food - from big fish balls to iced desserts - and plenty of great attractions, including a Mini Great Wall and the cave of famous historic pirate, Cheung Po Tsai.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Seafood restaurants here are quite expensive. Instead stop into one of the cafes - they offer decent quality food for less.
    • Although there are lifeguards on duty during the day, the beaches can get crowded. Be sure to keep the kiddies in sight if they are playing out in the water.
    • Many shops rent bikes and two-seater tricycles - a fun family activity.
    • Popo's ("Grandma's"), an unmarked shop near Pak Tai Temple, serves gai daan tsai (Hong Kong-style egg waffles) and bo beng (pancakes topped with peanut butter and condensed milk).
    • Fire up your imagination on the Cheung Chau Family Trail, where you'll see the Mini Great Wall and a number of funny-shaped rock formations.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 842 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cheung Chau Island 17/10/2018
    • Don’t stay at the waterfront 16/10/2018
    • Cheung Chau Island
    Address:
    Southwest of Hongkong Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2981 0606
    Other:
  • Hong Kong Science Museum
    Science Museums
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    Sze L Says:

    The highest rated museum in town, the Hong Kong Science Museum is full of interactive, hands-on exhibits to excite the whole family, from memory tests to a miniature submarine to virtual reality.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Free admission every Wednesday!
    • Be sure to check out the Energy Machine.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 842 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nightmare 11/10/2018
    • Great family entertainment 07/10/2018
    • Hong Kong Science Museum
    Address:
    No.2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2732 3232
    Hours:
    Mon - Wed
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Magical World
    Art Galleries, Art Museums, Children's Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Sze L Says:

    Ever dream of going back to old Hong Kong or jumping like the Spiderman from the top of a skyscraper? You can do all that and more at the Hong Kong 3D Museum, which offers visitors the opportunity to interact with each of its fantastic 3D paintings. The “Love Journey” section is a perfect playground for parents, while the “Imaginary Wonderland” allows kids to engage with all sorts of creative elements.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The museum gets very crowded, so arrive in the morning for maximum photo opportunities.
    • Don't miss the 3D Experience Zone, where you can experience simulations like a starry sky, and optical illusions like a mirror maze.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #526 of 842 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Nice and fun place for photo op 15/07/2017
    • Great photo experience 30/06/2017
    • Magical World
    Address:
    1/F, Hilton Tower, No.96 Granville Road Tsim Sha Tsui East Kowloon
    Hong Kong 0000
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2721 9720
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$3
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Hong Kong Disneyland
    Theme Parks
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    Sze L Says:

    Some may think that the Hong Kong Disneyland is too tiny, but even this smallest of the Disney parks has all the things you could want in Disney - plus some attractions unique to the Hong Kong park, like “Fantasy Gardens” and "Mystic Point." And don't miss the chance to take a photo of Mulan. You can only see her in Hong Kong too!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • The nightly fireworks are a must-see.
    • The 4D wonders of Mickey's PhilharMagic will surely amuse the whole family.
    • Take advantage of the FASTPASS system to reserve a place in line at the busiest attractions.
    • Check in advance online for family passes and special offers.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 842 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Finally accomplished my childhood dream! 17/10/2018
    • Good for kids 17/10/2018
    • Hong Kong Disneyland
    Address:
    Lantau Island
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 3550 3388
    Price range:
    US$350 - US$350
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
  • Mapopo Community Farm
    Farms
    Sze L Says:

    Mapopo Community Farm is a local farm aimed at promoting sustainable farming methods. In addition to an outdoor market, the farm offers tours and activities ranging from farming workshops to bread-making classes - a fun and relaxing way to learn all about health and green science. (I went to the Bella Sapone Handmade Soap Workshop, which was great!)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The outdoor market runs from Wednesday through Sunday. Buy the veggies - they are fresh and yummy!
    • Make a green day of it, and hit the nearby Lavender Garden too.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #803 of 842 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Respectable venture, better suited for local residents than visitors to Hong Kong 25/11/2014
    • 騙子 28/01/2017
    • Mapopo Community Farm
    Address:
    Ma Shi Po Village, Fanling
    Hong Kong
    China
  • Taitong Organic Ecopark
    Farms
    Sze L Says:

    A great place to learn about organic farming, Tai Tong Lychee Garden is also packed with other activities - from barbecues, pony rides, and petting zoos, to fruit picking, rope courses, and catching fish. I took my little cousins, who previously disliked all sorts of fruit, but they soon changed their tune after trying the fruit here (maybe because they were the ones who picked it!).

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit their website to see which seasonal fruits will be available during your trip.
    • The easiest way to get here is by taking a cab from Tai Ma Road light rail station.
    • There are so many activities on offer that you could easily spend a whole day here.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #601 of 842 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Tai Tong Lychee Garden 03/07/2018
    • Terrible experience 17/05/2018
    • Taitong Organic Ecopark
    Address:
    No. 11 Tai Tong Shan Road
    Yuen Long
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 2470 2201
    Other:
  • Fanling Cow Garden
    Other Fun & Games
    Sze L Says:

    The only licensed organic dairy farm in Hong Kong, Fanling Cow Garden feeds its cows with 100% organic grasses. Kids can learn about the entire milk production process and then taste the fresh, delicious product straight from the cow!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can touch the cows and take photos of them freely. They are very gentle animals.
    • Buy some grass so that the kids can feed the cows.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 83 Fun & Games in Hong Kong
    • Intended for Cantonese speaking, local residents 30/11/2014
    • Fanling Cow Garden
    Address:
    No.81 Sha Tau Kok Road, Fanling
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    +852 3580 0404
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