Looking for an outdoor adventure, a new family-friendly brunch spot or a rainy day indoor hang? These activities for kids in Hong Kong will bring the fun.
With so many families living in Hong Kong, there’s already a pretty great set-up in terms of things to do. Whether you want them to experience life by joining summer camps and volunteering or trying new water sports, there are loads of fun activities for kids in Hong Kong ready and waiting to cater to the hoards. Nonetheless, we’re always on the hunt for something new and different for the kids to look forward to on the weekend, that’s why we’ve put together a guide for you.
Fun activities for kids in Hong Kong
1. Holiday Farm
Something possibly unexpected to a newbie in Hong Kong is the lovely Holiday Farm. Located in the Northern Territories, Holiday Farm is a natural interactive farm founded in 1992. It’s a wonderfully educational experience bringing together D.I.Y activities and exploring the various animals and livestock they have living on the property. You can learn bread making or design a scarecrow, whatever you fancy. Break the routine for your little enthusiasts, in an earthy and creative way, it’s one of the most recommended activities for kids in Hong Kong.
Read our guide to Holiday Farm
Holiday Farm, 62C Tai Lung Hang Village, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong, p. 2668 4055, 上水大隴坑村62C號舖假日農場
2. Lost Junior
Do you ever crave something a little unnerving? This may be a couple of steps outside your comfort zone, but it’s definitely one of our favourite activities for kids in Hong Kong! Lost Junior is the new children’s version of the adult escape room. The mini-adventures are locked inside a room playing a pre-organised scenario. They’re limited to a few elements involving clues and puzzles to aid them in their escape. They work together as a team building on various social and problem-solving skills while having a thrilling time and exploding excitement levels. Are you ready to get lost?
See why it’s also on our list of favourite kids party venues in Hong Kong
LOST HK, 8/F Oriental House, 24-26 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2892 2393, 亞皆老街24-26號東方大廈8樓
We all have our favourite dwellings but sometimes we need a fun new spot? Homeslice is a quirky and cool new pizzeria located in the funky neighbourhood of Sai Ying Pun. They boast Artisanal style, high-quality ingredients perfectly cooked Neapolitan-style Pizza, an easy to share menu of small plates, craft beers and a unique selection of cocktails – something to satisfy everyone.
Read our full review on Homeslice
Homeslice, Shop 3, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 西營盤德輔道西321號
4. The Big Things
The design of this park is unique and orchestrated by a creative team from Finland specialising in eco-friendly design for over forty years. It’s a new take, a new imaginative way for your kids to exercise their curiosity by exploring some of the fascinating aspects of nature. The park will have volcanoes, swamps, animals and bugs to look at and climb around, with the sounds of nature to ignite the imagination of your little one. Learning through play, they’ll absorb the sights and sensory stimulation, gaining a better understanding of Mother Nature and our world while having a lot of fun in the process.
Read our guide to The Mills in Tsuen Wan
The Big Things, The Mills, Shop 204-207, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 荃灣白田壩街45號南豐紗廠204-207號鋪
5. Pink Dolphin Watch
Conservationist Bill Leverett founded this organisation with a few goals in mind. He aimed to raise awareness of the plight of the pink dolphin in Hong Kong by educating people on how they could be of use through observation in their natural habitat. Having such a personal experience with an animal in the wild can be invaluable for a child helping to ignite their curiosity about the mammal and its welfare. He felt that contributing to the tourism economy would then generate revenue for campaigns and research programs, which is a good cause. The Pink Dolphin’s existence is a genuinely unexpected Hong Kong treasure and an occurrence some people are still very unaware of.
Hong Kong Dolphinwatch, 1528A Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2984 1414, 尖沙咀梳士巴利道3號星光行1528A室
6. Ark Eden
The name says it all. Ark Eden is an ecological immersive educational program providing valuable workshops run out of Mui Wo, Lantau, one of the most beautiful islands around Hong Kong. Kids will spend extended periods surrounded by nature, in hidden waterfalls, on the beach and sitting together around campfires discussing issues like conservation, preservation and sustainability all in a very outdoorsy, interactive and fun group setting. They offer holiday camps and field trips to children and even adults!
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Ark Eden, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 大嶼山梅窩