There are still plenty of family activities for you to do in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s our round-up of family activities during COVID-19.
1. Hop aboard the fast ferry to Cheung Chau and explore the island by bike – the island’s main mode of transport – or on foot. Visit the “mini great wall,” explore a pirate cave and taste some of the local seafood delicacies.
2. Try Hong Kong’s idea of glamping at SaiYuen, an outdoor adventure playground with a variety of camping options, bubble soccer, abseiling, tree top canopy walk and archery.
3. Go fly a kite! Head to the pagoda within the Clearwater Bay Country Park where you will have outstanding views across the Ninepins and, when conditions allow, the perfect wind to help your kites soar.
4. Take a stroll between Stubbs Road and Bowen Road and you might discover some magic; keep your eyes peeled for the fairy doors hidden along the path.
5. Ride bikes or scoot along the the Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park cycle track. There is also a running path and pavement where dogs can be walked – after a play in one of the dog parks, perhaps. There are dining options aplenty including Frites, Pastis Tapas, Chilli Lime and Riverside Grill.
6. Hike around the Peak (stroller friendly). Got a pooch in tow? The Peak Galleria is now a pet-friendly mall with a host of new facilities, shops, workshops and activities. Head to Rajastan Rifles for a curry lunch, or order a picnic to take away. Other stroller-friendly hikes.
7. Get away from the concrete and hike to Shui Lo Cho Waterfall on Lantau Island.
8. Head to Inspiration Lake for a picnic and some fresh air. The closest car park tends to fill up, but additional parking is available in the Coach Park.
9. Hike to Tai Long Wan and camp if you’re feeling adventurous!
10. Feed alpacas at Go Green Organic Farm. The four alpacas, which were imported from Australia, are very friendly and can be fed by visitors (for an additional fee). Visit the pineapple farm, join a workshop or play on the children’s playground while you’re there.
11. Spend a rainy day in Jolly Thinkers, a café packed full of hundreds of board games to keep the family busy for hours.
12. Hike from Cape D’Aguilar Road to the Marine Reserve. It’s an approximately 4km walk along a paved road with very little incline making it suitable for kids and even strollers. Take in the stunning scenery, explore a cave, visit the lighthouse and you can even see the skeleton of a whale. Swimming and fishing is prohibited in the Marine Reserve. Feeling peckish? Try lunch at Cococabana.
13. Visit Tai Tong Eco Park, located a 10-minute drive from Yuen Long. While some activities and attractions may be closed as a result of COVID-19, you should still be able to see ostriches and feed goats, sheep and rabbits. Pony Rides run from 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-5:30pm.
15. 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. Grab a seafood lunch while you are there.
16. Bunny Wonderland is a great outing for rabbit lovers who want some hands-on interaction.
17. Rent a bike from the Friendly Bicycle Shop at Mui Wo Ferry Pier and spend your day exploring the area on wheels.
18. Improve your green credentials with a visit to the Green Hub, a former police station in Tai Po.
19. Visit Mingle farm in Yuen Long to spend the night in a bubble, literally!
20. 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.
22. Glide across the mountains in a crystal bottom cable car on the way to the Big Buddha*. It’s a great time of year to visit (some attractions may not be available). *The Big Buddha is currently undergoing renovations and areas in the vicinity of the Big Buddha statue will be closed during the maintenance period. Please check the official website for the latest arrangement.
23. Go for a picnic at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Sai Ying Pun.
24. Do some art & crafts! Learn to knit with a workshop at Crafties HK or Yarn in the works. Stock up on art supplies in Artland in Wan Chai and have fun at home with the kids creating some spectacular works of art. Or get creative at Art Jamming.
25. Take a cruise to see the famous Hong Kong pink dolphins. Tours run every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
26. Go on a virtual journey almost anywhere in the world. AirPano’s impressive 360⁰ videos take you from the Sahara Desert to underwater caves. You can also visit a host of famous tourist attractions around the globe.
27. Visit Chi Lin Nunnery or take a hike to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery.
28. Enjoy a musical fountain show, participate in nature art jamming, learn drama with Mr Men and Little Miss characters, visit the Donut Playhouse, ride the Happy Mega Slide and refresh yourself at K11 Musea.
29. Have a slime lover in the house? Pay a visit to Slime it! (there is a shop in Repulse bay and in Stanley) and explore slime to your heart’s content.
30. Anyone for tea? Hong Kong has many venues that serve deliciously decedent afternoon tea. Our family favourites are The Lobby Lounge at The Peninsula; Palm Court at The Langham; The Butterfly Room at The Rosewood. DK Aromatherapy offers lovely themed tea sets that can either be enjoyed in-house or takeaway. The Frosty Garden “Ride-with-You” High Tea Delivery Set is sure to be a hit.
31. Have fun in the sun at the new waterfront promenade and open space in Kennedy Town. Previously a public cargo working area, the space is open for relaxing, strolling and playing. Wooden cargo pallets provide rolling platforms for seating and for kids to play on. Bring the kids’ scooters and rollerblades to make a day of it. There’s also a dog only play area at the far end of the space. Kennedy Town is full of great restaurants if all that fun at the promenade leaves you hungry. Getting there: walk from Exit A of the Kennedy Town MTR station in about six minutes.
*(picture credit to some of the mentioned websites and events)
Due to COVID-19, restrictions are liable to change resulting in changes to the above items