80 Ways to Survive Summer in Hong Kong with Kids

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Best things to do with kids in Hong Kong. 80 Ways to survive Summer in Hong Kong with Kids.

BMX Park

1. Take the children to BMX Bike Park in Kwai Chung.

YMCA indoor climbing wall

2. Take a rock climbing class at YMCA Indoor Climbing Wall.

Chocolate Museum HK

3. Chocolate lovers rejoice at The Chocolate Museum of Hong Kong. Located at the Peak, not only is there heaps of mouth-watering chocolate on show, visitors can participate in a workshop to create their own chocolate masterpiece. Yummy!

4. Spend a day away from Hong Kong island by heading over to Cheung Chau. You can bike around the island, relax on the beach and taste some local delicacies.

5. Spend a day with 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.

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

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

Explorer Camp Experience

8. Spend a fun-filled day in SuperPark, one of the newest activity centres around that invites all ages to go crazy in three separate fun areas within a 45,000 square-foot space.                

9. Head to the Maritime Museum for the “To See the World in a Grain of Sand” exhibition that uses a small number of objects to show the extensive maritime and overland trade routes of the past.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Get out the frozen patties, burger 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.

13. 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.

The Peak hike

14. Hike around the Peak (stroller friendly).

Madame Tussauds

15. Take photos with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds up at the Peak.

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

The Rink Elements

17. Pretend it’s winter by ice skating at The Rink in Elements.

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

19. Have a fun day away from the city at Core, the inflatable water park in Tai Po.

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

21. Bounce for joy, even on a rainy day, at Ryze. They also offer a range of summer camps.

22. Go to the LCSD’s Summer Fun Party for some family fun games.

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

24. Learn how to sail.

Dragon's Back hike

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

26. Spend an afternoon in the Wise Kids Playroom in Wong Chuk Hang with the tots.

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

Tseung Kwan O public swimming pool

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

Sky 100

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

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

31. Take the ferry out to Lamma Island and have a Chinese lunch, and a walk if you fancy.

32. Hike to Tai Long Wan and camp if you’re feeling adventurous!

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

34. 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.

Window of the World Shenzhen

35. Strictly speaking it’s not in Hong Kong, but Shenzhen is pretty close, and a visit to Window of the World will make you feel like you’ve travelled much farther! You can take in the top attractions from around the world in one day!

36. Spend a rainy day at the History Museum at the ‘The Hong Kong Story’ exhibition. The Hong Kong Story permanent exhibition is a showcase of the dedicated hard work done by the Museum staff in the past years in collecting, preserving and researching the history and development of Hong Kong. Check the website for upcoming ‘special exhibition’.

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

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

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

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

41. Get creative at Art Jamming.

42. Spend a day at the airport where your children’s career dreams can come true in the Dream Come True Entertainment Park, where they will experience real-life work environments through uniformed role playing activities.

43. 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.

44. Try all kinds of water sports in Stanley.

45. Visit the Summer Fest at the harbour front from June 26 – September 1.

46. Explore the Hobby and Toy Museum in Yau Ma Tei where you’ll find a massive selection of toys, models and pop culture collectibles.

47. Potterheads: immerse yourselves in Museum Context, a Harry Potter museum in Causeway Bay.

Clearwater Bay Equestrian and Education Centre

48. Pony camps for children of all ages and abilities are at the Clearwater Bay Equestrian and Education Centre.

Winter Games exhibition at Science Museum

49. Check out the ‘Winter Games’ exhibition at the Science Museum. Have you ever thought of enjoying winter sports such as alpine skiing, bobsleighing, and snowball fighting in the middle of the summer? This summer, the Hong Kong Science Museum will provide you with the experience of these fascinating winter sports. You can experience being a winter sports athlete and challenge your sport skills!

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

Lamma Wind Power Station

51. 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.

52. Head to Epicland 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.

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

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

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

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

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

58. Get a crazy golf session in at Strokes in Causeway Bay.

59. Are you brave enough to escape from Lost, also in Causeway Bay?

60. Meet dolphins, penguins, seals, sea lions and pandas at Ocean Park.

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

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

63. 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.

64. Hop on board the Aqua Luna for just $220 and spend a leisurely 45 minutes sailing around the harbour on this iconic traditional junk. The price includes a glass of wine or beer.

65. Take in a movie. Check out upcoming movies.

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

Noah's Ark in Ma Wan

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.

International Arts Carnival 2019

69. Attend a show at the International Arts Carnival 2019 from 05.07.-18.08.

70. Take the kids to see the animals at the Zoological and Botanical Gardens, open until 4.30pm.

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

72. Race around a (virtual) racetrack with Sideways Driving Club in Central.

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

74. Learn to knit and get the family knitting scarves and jumpers for the winter. Visit Crafties HK or Yarn in the works if you are looking for workshops.

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

76. Spend a weekend in Macau and go to the largest indoor playroom City of Dreams.

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

78. Kids under three years old eat free at Zuma during Saturday and Sunday brunch so don’t miss out on a chance to get them eating some more adventurous food.

79. Stock up on art supplies in Artland in Wan Chai and have fun at home with the kids creating some spectacular works of art.

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

*(picture credit to some of the mentioned websites and events)

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