The complicated history of Hong Kong often overshadow its natural beauty and unique slice of Asian life. As a crossroads of Eastern trade and culture for years H.K. (as it is popularly known) has something to fascinate everyone.
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Aberdeen, Hong Kong, China
Phone: (852) 3923-2323
Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $42, Children – $21
Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, aquarium, animal theme park and amusement park all in one! A mountain runs through the park, separating it into two sections: the Waterfront and the Summit. The Waterfront includes Aqua City which has Hong Kong’s largest carousel and the Grand Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium dome with over 5,000 fish from 400 species. Children will enjoy interacting with sea stars at the touch pool. The Old Hong Kong section offers a true Hong Kong experience with more than 70 local street foods and beverages. The Amazing Asian Animals section features stunning exhibits including Giant Panda Adventure, Gator Marsh, Goldfish Treasure and Emerald Trail. Children will have a blast at Whiskers Harbour, an area with several rides and games geared towards young visitors. See amazing views on the cable car, which takes you up to the Summit. The Summit includes Marine World, which has many spectacular animal exhibits, including the Shark Mystique. Adventure Land and Thrill Mountain have many exciting roller coasters and thrilling water rides for the whole family.
Address: 1 Lugard Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, China
Take a break from the city and enjoy the beautiful views of Hong Kong on The Peak Circle Walk. The path winds around the highest point in Hong Kong, providing spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. The walk starts on Lugard Road near the Peak Tower and runs into Harlech Road which has a beautiful waterfall. The hike is a little over 2 miles long and takes about an hour and a half to complete. This walk is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and take in the panoramic sights of this remarkable city.
Address: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2732-3232
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday – Closed
Admission: Adults – $25, Students – $12.50
The Hong Kong Science Museum features over 500 science and technology exhibits covering topics including light, motion, sound, electricity, magnetism, life science, geography, meteorology and many more. Nearly all of the exhibits are interactive so that visitors can learn through direct involvement. One of the most popular exhibits is 72-foot Energy Machine, which demonstrates how the potential energy of a dropped ball converts into other forms of energy throughout the track. Learn how common household appliances work in the Home Technology exhibit. The Children Gallery is a place for young visitors to explore science through hands-on activities. Children will also enjoy walking through the World of Mirrors, where several mirrors are aligned to give unusual and funny reflections. The whole family will enjoy experimenting, learning, and having fun at the Hong Kong Science Museum.