Selecting a kid-friendly holiday destination is one of the toughest jobs as a traveler. Thankfully, traveling to Hong Kong with a toddler isn’t as hard as visiting other countries. The prime reason for a lot of people going on a Hong Kong family vacation is because of its high quality tourist attractions and moderate climate. Often it gets pretty hard to estimate what are the ideal things to do in Hong Kong with kids.
10 Things To Do In Hong Kong With Kids
However, after years of successfully developing a dynamic tourist destination, Hong Kong can proudly say no matter what the age-they cater to all kinds of travelers. Below are some of the things to do in Hong Kong with family to make your vacation memorable:
1. Hong Kong Disneyland
Probably the best theme park in the world, Disneyland is a place dreams are made of. Often visiting Disneyland is one of the first things to do in Hong Kong with kids for most of the parents. Most of the family vacations to Hong Kong are built on the premise of they will spend most of their time in Disneyland, and remaining to explore the different sights and sounds the city has to offer.
The best part about going to Disneyland with children is that its a self-fulfilling task. All the travelers have to do to is get their child to the front gate, and after it opens, the child would have entered a new world.
Timings: 10:30 am to 8 pm
Entry Fee: INR 5500 (for adults); INR 4100 (for children)
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2. Ocean Park
Another one of the brilliant adventure & amusement parks in Hong Kong that delves deeper into the aquatic kingdom and brings to us the unparalleled joy of sharing the diversity of marine life is Ocean Park. Built in 1977, the Ocean Park has two major attractions which has plenty of things to do in Hong Kong with kids that will keep them busy for an entire day!
Despite all the volume of measures taken to make a vacation kid friendly, there will be plenty to things to do for adults as well.
Timings:10:30 am to 8 pm (all days)
Entry Fee: INR 4500 (adults); INR 2030 (children between 3-11)
3. Star Ferry Hong Kong
The waterways of Hong Kong form an important part of the character and DNA of Hong Kong. Victoria Harbor has always been symbolic with being one of the earliest ports in Southeast Asia to establish firm sea trade routes with the Western world.
Going on a Star Ferry ride along with your family on a boat filled with tourists is a nice way to cruise around the calm waters of Hong Kong that is still one of the busiest sea ports in the world.
Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier: 10:20 am to 8:45 pm
Central Pier No.7: 11:45 am to 8:05 pm
Wan Chai Pier: 12 noon to 3:20 pm
Entry Fee: INR 975 (Single Ride Day Round Trip Ticket); INR 1,750 (Single Ride Night Round Trip Ticket); INR 2,000 (Symphony of Lights Harbour Cruise)
4. Hong Kong Science Museum
One of the more creative and stimulating things to do in Hong Kong with kids is to take their young and eager minds on a visit to the local science museum. The Museum has on display more than 500 exhibits that range from extinct animal species, robotics, and virtual reality. The main attraction at the museum is the 22 feet-high energy Machine that produces spectacular audio-visual effects.
Timings: 10 am to 7 pm
Entry Fee: INR 180 (adults); INR 95 (for senior citizens above 60, and differently abled people)
5. Hong Kong Park
While on travels it can always be a nice idea to have a packed picnic lunch with your family surrounded by nature. Hong Kong is blessed with many parks and thankfully the best one- Hong Kong Park, is pretty much centrally located. The park covers around a whopping 50000 m2 area in which all kinds of vegetation is sprawled out and carefully maintained for the visitors to enjoy.
Timings: 6 am to 11pm
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6. Pink Dolphin Watching
The aquatic life around Victoria Harbor and South China Sea is still pretty vibrant. This gives an opportunity for traveling families to go out on a boat on a day-trip and watch pink dolphins in their natural habitat. Although these gentle creatures have become a little endangered in the past few decades owing to the massive dumping of waste in the sea water, there are still ample dolphins in the sea for a viewing.
Along with the dolphin viewing, the companies that take you to see these lovely animals also raise money from their ticket sales to help clean up the sea and maintain a decent population of pink dolphins around the Hong Kong bay area.
Charges: INR 3500 per person (for a day-trip with a packed meal included)
7. Symphony of Lights- Sound & Light Show
The light and sound show in Hong Kong is called the Symphony of Lights. A spectacle to behold for people of all ages, the glittery and lively show of lights, fireworks, and astute pyrotechnics are sure to wow everyone catching its glimpse. What makes the 13 minute-long show even more impressive is the backdrop of the stunning Hong Kong skyline which sort of gives a surreal aura to the whole event that happens every evening.
Timings: 8pm daily
8. Sail On A Hong Kong Junk Boat
Often used to promote Southeast Asian tourist destinations- these red sail boats are the traditional boats that were used by the Chinese for centuries before the arrival of the British and the French. Its rustic and quaint look gives it the perfect old world charm that makes it appealing for customers.
If your pocket allows more of a budget, then there are a few companies that rent the entire junk boat for a day or more frequently the entire weekend. Aqua Group is considered to be the best vendor for the boats, as they provide free complimentary drinks as a part of the boat rental.
9. Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Similar to its counterparts around the world like the London Eye, Hong Kong Observation Wheel is a nice wagon wheel designed to give travelers another way of admiring the citys stunning skyline and beautiful landscape through the separate cabins that rotate clockwise.
Duration: 20 minutes for one complete circle
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm
Entry Fee: INR 280
10. Trick Eye Museum
A neat optical illusion to the eye is always appreciated. The museum has over 50 3D optical illusions that have been painted over surfaces across the walls of its establishment. This part of sightseeing with kids can serve as a great opportunity to get memorable pics as there are places and perfect angles to pose against for every illusion.
Timings: 10 am to 9 pm
Entry Fee: INR 1,300 (adults); INR 830 (children between the age 3 to 11)
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With lots of children-friendly options and budget friendly sightseeing on offer, things to do in Hong Kong with kids are certain to be a hit among your loved ones. Not only does every activity offer present a different facet of Hong Kong, they also try and integrate the tourists into the seamless society. Book a vacation to Hong Kong now with TravelTriangle and experience the city like never before.
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