80 Ways to Survive Summer in Hong Kong with Kids (2021)

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Stuck on things to do this summer with kids? Here are 80 of our picks on the best and most unique things to do in Hong Kong this summer with kids. 

(Note: With COVID-19, many businesses may have specific measures in place. Be sure to phone ahead!)

  1. Head to the Central Harbourfront Event Space this summer to discover a host of large-scale outdoor activities that the whole family will enjoy! Get lost in the ethereal Monet Garden, inspired by French impressionist painter Claude Monet, and a light and shadow maze. Two key programmes are Living Art space (July 17-August 6), which comprises on-stage and off-stage performances and a lifestyle market as well as handicraft workshops, and Home Sweet Woof! Festival (July 29- August 6), a space where “pawrents” and pets can enjoy some quality time. 

  2. Head to Tai Po for the newly-opened Flow Academic Aqua Park! With 55 interconnected floating components (including a 10m tall water slide) and 15 obstacle tracks, you’re guaranteed a whole day of fun! Tickets for a one-hour session are priced from $138 for kids aged 6-11 and $188 for adults aged 12+. Book your ticket here.

flow academy

3. Looking to spend a refreshing day outside of the city with your kids? Look no further than Splash N’ Forest, an outdoor park equipped with splash slides, water rides and games. It has something for everyone: from bouncy castles and gigantic floaties to a grassy area perfect for picnics, this park is perfect for a family day out. 

4. Ahoy matey! Hop aboard the Aqua Luna this summer for their Pirate Adventure Cruise! Dress up like pirates, search for long-lost treasure and learn how to tie knots fit for a sailor. Tickets are $260 for children and $150 for adults. 

5. Visit Ocean Park’s newly-opened Water World, Asia’s first and only year-round, all-weather seaside water park. The park features five zones, each filled with its own unique spirit of fun and adventure. Within these five zones, there are 27 outdoor and indoor attractions, offering something special for everyone, including Hong Kong’s first ever surf rider, nine dynamic water slides and an indoor wave pool.

6. Visit K11 MUSEA to see the MUSEA CLASSIC exhibition to see over 20 of the world’s most beautiful and rare cars! Until August 8, you’ll be able to see Ferraris, Maseratis, Mercedes Benzs, Porsches, BMWs, Aston Martins, Jaguars, Rolls Royces and Morgans from Italy, Germany, Britain and the US.

7. This summer, K11 Art Mall has teamed up with 9gag to present Hong Kong’s first physical meme exhibition, transporting the most viral memes from around the globe to Hong Kong. The exhibition consists of seven themed zones where you can see and interact with over 100 global and local memes in various formats- imagery, 3D figures, video and even scent.

8. Take pictures with the sunflowers at San Tin Farm in Yuen Long, which can grow up to 10 feet tall! The farm is open daily throughout the summer months, from 8am to 6pm. Entry into the farm is $10, and access to the flower field is $60. Be sure to bring cash!

9. For something fun and unique to do that will also get the kids out of the house, check out The Lion Rock Press’ “Creeped Out in Wan Chai” quest, created in collaboration with Hong Kong Greeters. This will take you on a tour around the most supernatural spots of the city, and is carefully planned to allow for comfort breaks and snack stops along the way. This game can take anywhere from an hour to all day and you can do it at your own pace.

10. Learn more about Hong Kong’s history with Hong Kong a La Carte Tours. Our favourites include the “Hong Kong in Three Hours” and “Tai Po Exploration” tours!

11. Feed alpacas at Go Green Organic Farm in Yuen Long. The farm is also known for its locally-grown pineapples, so make sure to try the fresh pineapple ice cream! Entry to the farm costs $150 and an extra $80 if you want to feed the alpacas. 

alpaca farm hong kong

12. Create your own flavour of cup noodles at the CUPNOODLES Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui. For $60, you can design your own cup and fill it with your favourite soup base and toppings!

13. Take a rock climbing class at YMCA Indoor Climbing Wall. You can also check out the rock climbing packages at Verm City

14. For chocolate lovers, check out The Chocolate Museum of Hong Kong in Ngong Ping Village. Do some chocolate tasting, watch performances and take part in DIY workshops.

15. Spend a day on Cheung Chau island where you can bike around the island, relax on the beach and taste some local delicacies.

16. Show off your green fingers at 448 Farm in Yuen Long, where you can plant and arrange flowers, care for animals, have a BBQ and get involved with lots of other family activities.

17. Too sunny? Too rainy? Hide from the weather with Loveramics and get creative painting some ceramics.

18. Send your children into the forest for an outdoor explorer camp experience they will never forget with Hong Kong Forest Adventures.

hong kong forest adventures

19. Head to the Maritime Museum to explore, learn and get involved with the history of Hong Kong’s extensive maritime trade routes of the past.

20. Visit Tokyolima for a family-friendly four-course brunch. The free-flow drinks package will keep the adults happy, whilst the candy bar, play area and popcorn will put a smile on your child’s face.

21. Saffron Cruises make spending a night on the water possible with many overnight boat options. You can visit remote places such as North Sai Kung or the Soko Islands where you can relax in peace and quiet.

22. Get out the burger patties, sausages, buns and s’mores for a BBQ on the beach. Big Wave Bay, Long Ke in Sai Kung, Repulse Bay and Shek O beaches all offer free BBQ pits.

23. Take a trip out to High Island – a ride away from Sai Kung by sampan – where you can enjoy a pristine beach, hiking trails and a seafood restaurant run by a family.

24. Hike around the Peak (stroller friendly).

the peak hong kong

25. While you’re up at The Peak Tower, check out the dazzling array of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues with a fabulous view.

26. Grab yourself a supersized ice cream from Emack & Bolio’s.

27. Pretend it’s winter by ice skating at The Rink in Elements (Due to COVID-19, the rink is open for lessons only until further notice).

28. Have a family night at TikiTiki Bowling Bar in Sai Kung.

29. Go rock-pooling in Sai Wan for some great photo opportunities.

30. Bounce for joy, even on a rainy day, at Ryze. They also offer a monthly pass for the price of 2 jumping sessions.

31. Get away from the concrete and hike to Shui Lo Cho Waterfall on Lantau Island.

32. Learn how to sail.

33. Hike the Dragon’s Back and reward yourselves with lunch at Cococabana and a dip in the sea on Shek O beach afterwards.

34. Play, eat and create at the Origami Kids Café in Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.

35. Cool off at Tseung Kwan O public swimming pool, complete with slides and a boat to play on.

36. Choose a clear-blue-sky afternoon to spend at Sky 100, the ICC observation deck on the 100th floor.

37. Have a family outing to Snoopy World in New World Plaza, Sha Tin.

38. Take the ferry out to Lamma Island and have a yummy lunch and a walk on the winding path across the island.

39. Hike to Tai Long Wan and camp on the beach if you’re feeling adventurous!

tai long wan beach hong kong

40. Visit Trio Beach in Sai Kung. Either enjoy a short 30-minute hike or get a sampan from Pak Sha Wan pier.

41. Take to the ocean aboard a boat. If there’s a big group of you, how about trying the Jac55 cruiser, The Blue Whale? It has capacity for 55 people and even has a hot tub. Available to hire through Hong Kong Yachting.

42. Spend a rainy day at the Hong Kong Museum of History to learn more about the people, places and events that have shaped Hong Kong to the city it is today. 

43. Have a parent-child adventure at Planet J Indoor Playroom in Causeway Bay equipped with inflatable hamster wheels.

44. Get the kids surfing at one of the Treasure Island surf camps on Pui O beach, Lantau

45. Spend a rainy day in Jolly Thinkers, a café packed full of hundreds of board games to keep the family busy for hours.

46. Try some family team building at CrossFire Arena with bubble soccer, laser tag, dodgeball and archery tag.

47. Pick up a second-hand book at Lily Bookshop in Central to continue the oh-so-important lesson of reduce, reuse, recycle. 

48. Spend a day at the airport at the Dream Come True Education Park, where kids will experience real-life work environments through uniformed role playing activities.

49. Heading to Disneyland? You won’t want to leave without spending a few hours at the Resort’s Victorian Spa where you can swim and indulge in a variety of treatments. Kids can check out the Children’s Fun Menu which includes hair-braiding, nail treatments and face-painting.

50. Visit the HK Aqua-bound Centre in Stanley to enjoy a range of water sports.

51. Try out some pony riding lessons in Clearwater Bay Equestrian and Education Centre.

52. Meet your favourite Marvel hero at Disneyland Hong Kong.

53. Take the ferry to Lamma Island (Yuen She Wan) and hike to the Windmill. Details of the Lamma Wind Power Station are provided at the tower base of the turbine.

54. Head to Epicland on Lantau Island to experience some of the largest indoor slides in Asia, plus a variety of fun games and activities suitable for all ages from baby to adult.

55. Enjoy some Instagram-worthy dim sum at Yum Cha.

56. Rent a bike from the Friendly Bicycle Shop at Mui Wo Ferry Pier and spend your day exploring the area on wheels.

57. Visit the new Tai Kwung Centre for Heritage and Arts in Central.

58. Improve your green credentials with a visit to the Green Hub, a former police station in Tai Po.

59. Visit Mingle farm in Yuen Long to spend the night in a bubble, literally!

60. Are you brave enough to escape from Lost in Causeway Bay?

61. Get a crazy golf session in at Strokes in Causeway Bay. CLOSED

62. Listen to the birds tweet at the Aviary Park on Cotton Tree Drive.

63. Make the most of summer breezes by flying a kite in some of Hong Kong’s scenic spots.

64. Take a slow ride around Hong Kong on a ding ding. A tram ride is much more fun than just getting from A to B. The kids love it.

65. Meet dolphins, penguins, seals and sea lions at Ocean Park. Check out exclusive deals for Hong Kong residents.

66. Hop on board the Aqua Luna for just $230 and spend a leisurely 45 minutes sailing around the harbour on this iconic traditional junk. The price includes a glass of wine or beer.

aqua luna hong kong

67. Head over to Noah’s Ark in Ma Wan for the day to see the animal statues and get involved with some summer camp activities.

68. Catch a family-friendly movie at Candy Park Cinema in Tsuen Wan. With a play area, multi-coloured seats and an endless list of PG films, this is the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon.

69. Take the kids to see the animals at the Zoological and Botanical Gardens, open until 4.30pm (Note: due to COVID-19, the mammal section and Education and Exhibition Centre are temporarily closed until further notice). 

70. Glide across the mountains in a crystal bottom cable car on the way to the Big Buddha.

71. Stay in dinosaur, princess and outer space themed rooms at the Gold Coast Hotel.

72. Head to Cheung Sha beach for a day of swimming, sunbathing and feasting at Bathers Restaurant.

73. Go for a picnic at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Sai Ying Pun.

74. Check out the Hong Kong Science Museum to teach the kids more about science, technology and astronomy. 

75. Spend your afternoon cuddling bunnies in Hong Kong’s very first Rabbitland Café.

76. Learn to knit and get the family knitting scarves and jumpers for the winter. Visit Crafties HK or Make & Do if you are looking for workshops. Also, stock up on art supplies in The Artland in Wan Chai and have fun at home with the kids creating some spectacular works of art.

77. Join a Mahjong class for beginners. 

mahjong board

78. Spend a rainy afternoon at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Featured image: Shutterstock; Image 1: Flow Academy; Image 2: Shutterstock; Image 3: tickikids.com; Image 4: Flickr; image 5: Flickr; Image 6: Flickr; Image 7: Shutterstock

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