Family-Friendly Hong Kong
Collected by Emily Chu, AFAR Local Expert
Hong Kong is extremely family-friendly, and even the littlest of your family members will love exploring the city. Take a boat ride to quaint Lamma Island or Cheung Chau, peek at colorful creatures at the goldfish market, visit the Science or Space Museum. And of course, you’ll want to head to Yuen Long for a day at Hong Kong's Mai Po Nature Reserve with the whole family.
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
There's no better way to chase the sweltering Hong Kong summer heat than at the homegrown Ocean Park. At the Waterfront is Aqua City, where you'll find an Old Hong Kong town, perfect for capturing those holiday photos. By night, cool down with the...
Shop P101, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong
If you've managed to make the trip up to the unmissable Victoria Peak (and you really should), cap off the visit by bringing the kids to Hong Kong's own version of this famous wax museum. Like its counterparts around the world, they'll find...
Kowloon, Hong Kong
As a lover of all things market, as well as a diver and serious animal lover, I was beyond ecstatic to find out there was a goldfish market in Hong Kong. The market is situated in the Mong Kok area of Hong Kong's Kowloon. The market is a series of...
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Who says learning can’t be fun? In Hong Kong, that’s what it’s all about. The Hong Kong Space Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui, near the Star Ferry Pier, features a domed-shaped Omnimax theater. The kids will squeal in delight in their reclining chairs as...
2 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
Just across from the Hong Kong Museum of History in Tsim Sha Tsui is the Hong Kong Science Museum. Here, the name of the game is learning through fun interactive experiences. Through over 500 exhibits, children (and adults!) will be introduced to...
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong
You can’t escape a trip to the newly expanded Hong Kong Disneyland, on Lantau Island, if you have little ones in tow. Take the MTR and interchange for the Disneyland Resort Line at Sunny Bay Station. Riding the special Mickey-clad trains will have...
Tai Yuen St, Shek Yam, Hong Kong
Tai Yuen Street in Wan Chai is also known as Toy Market. One peek into the alley and you'll see why—toys, from seasonal to mainstream to collectors' items, fill the shopfronts. Head inside for a closer look at vintage robots, models of Hong Kong...
Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Your little sailors will love the ferry ride from Central’s Pier 4 to quaint Lamma Island, which takes just about half an hour. At the Fisherman’s Village, they can experience the industry that the island once thrived on. Then, enjoy a seafood...
2/F, Soundwill Plaza II,, 1 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's first restaurant in Hong Kong only takes reservations for a section of the restaurant, we found out. We tried our luck and walked in on a Tuesday night and was lucky enough to score one of the last tables at...
Hong Kong, Lantau Island, 大嶼山貝澳泳灘
Imagine a California surf bar - but located on a beach in Hong Kong. This is the cool vibe of Mavericks, with a graffiti wall to boot. Located on Pui O beach on Lantau Island, Mavericks takes some time to get to from central Hong Kong, but the...
Albany Rd, Central, Hong Kong
Located on Albany Road in Central Mid-Levels, the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest zoological and botanical centers in the world, and Hong Kong's first garden. The Gardens is divided into two parts: On the east side,...
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