Hong Kong is a great destination for family holidays. Whether you and your little ones want to spend time marvelling at animals or snapping selfies with some of the biggest celebrities in the world, you can find countless activities here that your whole family can enjoy. From theme parks to museums and even a glass-bottomed cable car, here are some of the best attractions for you and your kids.
Despite being more than four decades old, marine-based Ocean Park has remained a firm fan favourite with locals and visitors alike. Committed to raising awareness of environmental conservation, the sprawling park allows guests, big and small, to get close to some of nature’s greatest wonders, from exotic sharks that swim about in a 360-degree aquarium to furry giant pandas and waddling penguins. Aside from being a haven for animal-lovers, the park is also the perfect spot for thrill-seekers who want to test their courage on the floorless rollercoaster or the hair-raising turbo-drop ride fitted with VR technology.
Hong Kong isn’t just a concrete jungle. Get out of the city for a day and visit this gorgeousin the New Territories. The facility boasts a lush 60-hectare nature reserve, which is teeming with plants and wildlife, including butterflies, mudskippers, fiddler crabs and the park’s famous salt-water crocodile, Pui Pui. Once you’ve finished exploring the reserve, head to the Visitor Centre where you’ll find nature-themed artwork and interactive games and exhibits that’ll teach you and your family more about the environment.
Want to shake hands with the royal family, be crowned by Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach or perform Papillion with Jackson Wang? You can do just that at The Peak, Madame Tussauds is home to more than 100 world-famous celebrity figurines, from international pop sensation Ariana Grande to the Avant Garde Japanese contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama and Hong Kong’s very own Bruce Lee. After rubbing shoulders with Marvel’s flagship heroes, head to the Selfie Gallery, where you’ll find elaborate backdrops for the perfect Insta-famous family snap!. Sitting on
The Lantau Island.statue is one of Hong Kong’s most famous attractions, and the best way to reach it is high up in the air via the Cable Car. Opt for the glass-bottomed crystal cabin for a ride to remember, with panoramic views of Lantau’s nature, the and beyond. After the scenic journey, get off at Ngong Ping Village — a Chinese-themed tourist attraction with shops and restaurants — and you’ll be just a stone’s throw from the Buddha sculpture and the century-old . Take a 15-minute bus ride to — a traditional fishing village — and immerse yourself in the unique local fishing culture, and get an in-depth understanding of
Head out to the island of Ma Wan and you’ll find the unlikely scene of elephants, giraffes and other wild animals walking two-by-two from a giant ship. This is, or at least the world’s first full-size replica of the Genesis vessel. The themed attraction boasts fun yet informative galleries, immersive exhibitions and family-friendly games that are all aimed at promoting the values of social and environmental harmony. After posing with the many lifelike animals, enjoy a healthy family meal at the ark’s restaurants or pick up a wildlife plush toy from the souvenir shops.
Get ready to roll the dice because the world’s first-ever MONOPOLY-themed attraction has arrived in Hong Kong. Located on The Peak — a must-visit destination in itself —. invites you to Mr MONOPOLY’s home city and secret residence, where you’ll find holograms and 4DX technology designed from the classic board game. Try your luck at the Fortune Board, or explore the riches of Mr MONOPOLY’s vault. You’ll also be able to find limited-edition MONOPOLY sets and souvenirs and enjoy delicious snacks. Let’s own it all!
Want to learn about the solar system or find out how a chick hatches from an egg? You can do all this and more at Hong Kong’s many museums. Filled with all sorts of exhibits — many of which are interactive — these institutions offer fun and fulfilling learning experiences that the whole family can enjoy.