Hong Kong for Kids

Home to Disneyland, Hong Kong is a fabulous place to explore with kids. There is so much do on Hong Kong family holidays that you will be spoilt for choice. That’s because the place is mostly known as a shopping destination laden with soaring skyscrapers, busy streets and delicious dim sums. But underneath it all, it comprises plenty of attractions for children and is indeed, a kid-friendly destination.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Disney castles, rollercoasters, famous characters, waterslides, movies, shows and food – so much in one place. Hong Kong Disneyland holidays is the best vacation to enjoy with your kids. It includes seven different themed areas – Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point and Toy Story Land. Fireworks above the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Fantasyland are spectacular and adventure around the Big Grizzly Mountain are really exciting for the kids. You can take them on various rides ranging from moderate to thrilling, let them explore the Tarzan’s Treehouse and hop on the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad around the park.

Ocean Park

This theme park offers millions of opportunities to watch animals up close and personal to enjoy a wonderful adventure with kids in Hong Kong. It is the largest theme park in Asia and has a unique ambiance that is sure to bewilder kids. The Ocean Park is divided into two zones; The Summit (Headland) and The Waterfront (Lowland), which are connected via a sky tram. Both zones are further subdivided into more categories. The Summit includes a Marine World, Thrill Mountain, Adventure Land, Polar Adventure and The Rainforest. The Waterfront boasts of areas like Aqua City, Whiskers Harbour and Amazing Asian Animals. Each subdivision comprises animals specific to the climate zone and various rides for kids and grownups to have more fun.

Hong Kong Science Museum

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui East in Kowloon, this museum gives children a unique opportunity to learn, marvel at the exhibits and have fun at the same time. The museum has more than 500 permanent exhibits as well as several temporary displays including Cathay Pacific’s first DC3 airliner. The great experiences for kids are the computer area and a real stationed car, which can be driven in a simulated area, and a life-sized aircraft that plays a video of flying around Hong Kong inside the cockpit.

Ngong Ping 360

Who doesn’t love a cable car ride? And kids appreciate it way more than grownups do. Ngong Ping 360 offers breathtaking panoramas as you ride up to the Ngong Ping village from the Tung Chung station. You can choose to ride in a usual cable car with glass windows, a private cable car or perhaps a glass-bottomed one. Up in the village, you can go for nature walks, visit the Po Lin Monastery, go shopping and devour delectable dim sums on your Hong Kong holiday.

Boat ride to watch pink dolphins

Watching animals in their natural habitat is delightful for kids and when they get to watch the pink dolphins, their smiles get bigger. Dolphins, even the usual blue-grey ones, are so adorable, but the pink dolphins in Hong Kong look even more lovable – they actually seem like stuffed toys, too good to be true. You would have never imagined how much fun you can have in Hong Kong with kids.

Adventure in the Geopark

Hong Kong Global Geopark of China is a unique experience for kids. The steep cliffs and sea arches in the Ung Kong Group, the gigantic tombolo around the volcanic fragments of the Sharp Island, naturally-crafted hexagonal volcanic columns on the High Island, beautiful tiny rock islets of Ninepin Group and the indented shoreline of Double Heaven are some of the highlights of these geological parks. Whether you wish to explore all the sites or just a few, make sure to gather information from the Volcano Discovery Centre at Sai Kung Waterfront Park, because some island are quite remote.

Avenue of the Stars plus Symphony of Lights

Located on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade in Kowloon, this place is built on the lines of Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is more about Chinese film industry but gives kids a great photo opportunity next to the large bronze statue of Bruce Lee. The venue is a great place to marvel at the impressive Hong Kong skyline right across the Victoria Harbour. Visit the Avenue of the Stars late in evening so that you can grab a great place to watch a spectacular Symphony of Lights show displayed every night at 8. The magnificent show includes colourful lasers shooting from the Hong Kong skyline along with spectacular music played on the radio. This sight is truly spectacular, something your kids will remember forever.

So put a smile on your child’s face with fun-filled Hong Kong kid’s holiday.

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Manuj has been associated with Dpauls for a very long time. He is a frequent traveller who loves to share his travel experiences and travel tips in order to make your trips memorable.

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