Family Fun in Hong Kong: From Fairytales to Ocean Adventures

Family Fun in Hong Kong: From Fairytales to Ocean Adventures

From rollercoasters and water slides to museums, galleries and parks, Hong Kong is home to incredible family attractions that are fun for kids of all ages. Families looking for a holiday with a difference will find that Asia’s most vibrant city has it all.

Ocean Park Hong Kong
Families can dive into an underwater adventure at Ocean Park Hong Kong, a theme park and aquarium rolled into one. This marine wonderland is entertaining and informative for little ones, thanks to its thrilling rides, educational animal exhibits, and stunning ocean views.

A family admiring a hammerhead shark in the aquarium

This summer, Ocean Park is introducing several new family experiences, including an inflatable obstacle racecourse and live performances throughout the park featuring unicycle stunts and aerial acrobatics.

Water World Ocean Park Hong Kong
Asia’s first year-round waterfront waterpark is the perfect day out for families this summer, with five unique zones and 27 indoor and outdoor attractions. Located where the mountains meet the South China Sea, just minutes from Hong Kong’s centre.

The multi-coloured slides at Water World Ocean Park

Families can make a splash on the nine state-of-the-art water slides or refuel at one of the park’s many food and beverage outlets, serving up a wide choice of international flavours, including Kebab, BBQ and local delicacies.

Hong Kong Disneyland
With eight themed lands teeming with Disney characters, exhilarating rides and dazzling shows, it’s the perfect place to make dreams come true. Traverse galaxies alongside Iron Man in Tomorrowland, explore the whimsical world of Toy Story Land or join Elsa and Anna on a Frozen adventure in the all-new World of Frozen, which opened in November 2023.

From character meet-and-greets to captivating parades, Hong Kong Disneyland promises a sprinkle of pixie dust for every member of the family.

Hong Kong Science Museum
This interactive wonderland in the Tsim Sha Tsui East neighbourhood boasts over 500 exhibits spanning a vast array of scientific disciplines, from the wonders of the human body to the mysteries of space exploration. Budding scientists of all ages can experiment with fascinating hands-on displays, unravelling the secrets of the natural world through play.

Throughout the summer, the Hong Kong Science Museum holds dedicated children’s programmes, which include educational workshops and science-themed arts and crafts.

Big Buddha
The star attraction on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island is the 34-metre Tian Tan Buddha, known more commonly as the ‘Big Buddha’. Accessible via the Nong Ping 360 cable car or by climbing the 256 steps to the top, the Big Buddha is part of the Po Lin Monastery, which was founded in 1906. Families interested in learning about Buddhism’s history and culture can explore the grounds.

People walking up the steps to the stone Buddha statue

Further afield, Lantau Island offers a number of activities for families to enjoy, such as hiking, beaches and finish the day with a visit to the Tai O, a traditional Fishing Village on the far western side of Lantau Island.

West Kowloon Cultural District
Nestled on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the West Kowloon Cultural District is a vibrant playground for families seeking a fun and enriching day out. For a journey into history and culture, the Hong Kong Palace Museum is a perfect starting point, bringing treasures from the Palace Museum in Beijing alongside historic exhibitions from around the world. Next door, M+ ignites imaginations with its focus on contemporary visual culture.

A photograph of the Palace Museum

One of the newest exhibitions, ‘I. M. Pei: Life Is Architecture’ which will run until January 2025, is the first full-scale retrospective of Leoh Ming Pei (1917–2019). In addition to its interactive exhibits, M+ has a dedicated Learning Hub, which little ones will love, and a rooftop garden with spectacular views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.

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