Escape city life by visiting the many leisure farms in Hong Kong.
In search of things to do with your kids during school holidays? In addition to exploring Hong Kong’s many hiking trails, there are other beautiful places to visit outside of the urban areas. And during the cooler season, you don’t even have to worry about the bugs and the heat! So, if you love getting in touch with nature and animals, now’s the perfect time to visit the kid-friendly farms in Hong Kong for some family fun.
Nurture your green thumb at these leisure farms in Hong Kong
1. Tai Tong Organic EcoPark
Established in 1994, Tai Tong Organic EcoPark covers over a million square feet of land in Yuen Long. It has lychee forests, a lotus fish pond, areas for strawberry-picking and horse-riding, and plenty of other leisure and recreational features for schools and families. By purchasing a ticket, you can choose between attending various activities and creative workshops, such as the bouncy castle in the play area; feeding fish and horses; arts and crafts; and more. You may even catch a glimpse of animals that are rarely seen in Hong Kong, including ostriches and peacocks! In addition, Tai Tong Organic EcoPark is home to the Tai Tong Organic Valley. So, don’t forget to take home a selection of organic vegetables, fruits, and mushrooms.
Tai Tong Organic EcoPark, 11 Tai Tong Shan Road, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, p. 2470 2255
2. Go Green Organic Farm / Pineapple Park
Oh, alpacas – who can resist these adorable, fluffy animals? Witness them for yourself at Go Green Organic Farm, where you can feed them, interact with them, and take pictures with them. On another note (not related to alpacas), Go Green Organic Farm is also known as Pineapple Park, aptly named for its pineapple-centric offerings. Not only will you be able to try a variety of delicacies made with fresh pineapples (including a pineapple bun with real pineapple and pineapple ice-cream inside – say what?), but there are also multiple Instagrammable spots dotted around the farm – all pineapple-themed, of course. See if you can spot the pineapple scarecrow, pineapple Mongolian tent, pineapple house, and other pineapple attractions.
Go Green Organic Farm, Sze Pai Shek, Kam Tin, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, p. 5579 2178
3. Long Ping Strawberry Farm
You may have heard of (and love) all-you-can-eat buffets, but how about all-you-can-pick strawberries? At Long Ping Strawberry Farm, this is exactly what you can do – you simply need to pay for what you’ve picked. Oh, and there are grapes, too, depending on the season. With no entrance fees nor reservations needed, this place is certainly one of the most popular farms in Hong Kong. The produce here is mainly of Japanese origin, with strawberries available between December and April, and grapes between September and January. Moreover, there are other fruits and veggies on the site, including cherry tomatoes, sugar cane, lettuce, carrots, and more. If your little ones like to play with animals, we hear there are cute, little lambs at Long Ping Strawberry Farm, as well – cuteness overload!
Long Ping Strawberry Farm, Tai Tong Road, Tai Tong Village, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, p. 9251 8926
4. 448 Farm
448 Farm is one of the most family-friendly farms in Hong Kong. You can let your kids roam freely in the playground, which has slides and trampolines. Or, they can feed the sheep and observe the animals on the farm, such as birds and rabbits. In addition, there are numerous Instagram-worthy spots at 448 Farm, including the sea of flowers at the entrance, which bloom in different colours according to the seasons. Furthermore, the farm grows organic fruits and vegetables, including baby tomatoes, cabbage, corn, and more, which you can purchase on site and online.
448 Farm, Lam Hau Tsuen, Lam Tai East Road, Yuen Long, Hong Kong, p. 6684 1448
5. Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
How can we leave out Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden when we talk about the best farms in Hong Kong? A popular destination for school trips, those of you who grew up in the 852 probably recall some of the many attractions in this nature reserve. These include education centres and exhibitions that introduce our ecosystem, as well as scenic walks, vegetable terraces, and forests that pass by habitats for various plants and animals. You’ll spot butterflies, reptiles, monkeys, parrots, and more across the 148 hectares of land in Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden.
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong, p. 2483 7200