Planning a family trip to Hong Kong with your kids? 10 Suggestions!

planning trip to hong kong with familyPlanning a family holiday to Hong Kong with your kids? There are tons of things to do in Hong Kong that are perfect for families with kids. Find out all about them. 

I’m a big believer in enjoying quality family time – which means I love a good family vacation!

In fact, my family and I are always talking with other families about fun things to do with our kids. For example, we’ve explored boating, fishing, kayaking and camping with places like Globo Surf. Plus we’re always game to hear about fun places to go on a family vacation.

Recently my friend Jo-Anne raved to me about going to Hong Kong with her family – describing the trip as an action-packed adventure.

Hong Kong has many fun things for families to see and do!

Jo-Anne describes the city as a fast-paced. And she recommends bundling babies up in a carrier rather than trying to navigate strollers through the small streets. She also recommends sampling all the delicious street food.

In fact my sweet friend Jo-anne loves the city so much, she gave our family a detailed and helpful list of things to do in Hong Kong as a family!

So, I thought I’d share Jo-anne’s 10 recommendations here with you!

10 Reasons Why Your Family & Kids Will Love A Trip To Hong Kong

Ok…so you’ve landed in Hong Kong with the whole family, gotten off the plane, and checked into the hotel. Now what?

1. Spend the day at Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong DisneylandJo-anne says that no list of family-friendly activities in Hong Kong could be considered complete without including Disneyland!

Yes, the happiest place on earth is a magical place for a family holiday when you are in Hong Kong.

Whether you choose to spend a day trip at the park, or go for a 3-5 day extravaganza, everyone loves hanging with Mickey and friends at Hong Kong Disneyland.

2. Visit Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park is another beloved Hong Kong family institution, a theme park with a little bit of something for everyone. It is incredibly easy to get to, and located directly at Ocean Park Station, so you can get right into the heart of the action without the kids wondering, “Yo! Are we there yet?”

  • Ride the cable car
  • Visit Whiskers Harbour
  • Check out Thrill Mountain
  • Explore Marine World
  • Walk the streets of quaint Old Hong Kong

3. Ride the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

The Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car is the most popular tourist attraction in HK, and it’s easy to see why!

This 25 minute experience gives you a true bird’s eye view of the iconic…

  • Hong Kong Skyline
  • Ngong Ping Village
  • Kowloon Bay
  • Lantau Island
  • Po Lin Monastery
  • Tai O Village
  • the massive Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

4. Spend the afternoon in the Tai O Fishing Village

hong kong fishingAfter a trip on the Ngong Ping Cable Car, Jo-anne recommends you take your family to visit Tai O – which is a traditional HK fishing village – and just a short distance away.

She describes Tai O as a home to many traditional houses – and says it’s a lovely way to teach your kids about history in a fun way.

Plus the fishing village is on an island- and the Tanka people love to sell delicious street food, tasty seafood, and shrimp paste. Yummmmm.

5. Say Hello to ‘The Big Buddha’ on Lantau Island

Jo-anne says to definitely be sure to include a visit to Lantau Island’s Tian Tan Buddha, and the Po Lin Monastery.

In particular you get to ride the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to get there – which sounds super fun!

My friend also says that many families choose to combine this activity with Tai O, as they’re very close to each other.

6. Check Out a Full Sized Replica of Noah’s Ark

Ma Wan Island (located in the New Territories) is home to a large scale replica of Noah’s Ark.

Jo-anne says it’s a perfect place to let your kids run loose.

In particular your kids will love – and even be awestruck by – a collection of 67 pairs of life-sized animals, as well as a Treasure House, Ark Life Education House, and Nature park.

7. Go on a Hong Kong Street Art Tour

Jo-anne says your family will love to go on Hong Kong Street Art tours!

She says it gives everyone a chance to get out onto the streets of Hong Kong, and see life from an edgier and more authentic perspective.

Plus, she describes Hong Kong’s streets as having lots of world class street art and graffiti – all painted by both local and international artists!  (I personally love the sound of a Hong Kong art tour!)

8. Kayak and wakeboard at Sai Kung

Sai Kung is a water sports wonderland – where you can do lots of fun family things like…

  • kayaking
  • wakeboarding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • windsurfing

Prefer to stay on dry land?

You can also…

  • bike
  • hike
  • zipline

9. Visit the stars at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

hong kong wax museumJo-anne strongly recommends a visit to Hong Kong’s awesome Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum!

If you’re traveling to Hong Kong during the hot summer months, she says this is the perfect place to enjoy some air conditioning!

Plus, inside you’ll get to see a range of (wax) famous singers, athletes, royals, and stars – all on display.

Plus, the museum is located at The Peak of Hong Kong! Meaning – you can combine this activity with a trip on the Peak Tram.

10. Take a Ferry Trip to Lamma Island

If you are planning a trip to Hong Kong, Jo-anne recommends including a ferry ride to one of the outlying islands.

One of the most popular islands for a family day trip is Lamma Island! It’s particularly known for its delicious fresh seafood restaurants and the cutesy Fisher Folk’s Village.

Hong Kong is A Lot of Fun for Families

I was surprised to find out about all of these fun family activities. I personally thought of Hong Kong as more of an adult playground – with lots of bars and shopping. But I gotta say, we are now considering going there on our next family trip! If we do, I’ll be sure to share photos on this blog!

If you have any family vacation suggestions – please list them below!

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