While the majority of families know The Peak as a must-visit destination, few know about the secret stroll up Mount Austin Road which opens up a world of lawns, views, playgrounds, and walking trails. Start at The Peak Lookout restaurant just to the right of the Peak Tram exit and walk up Mount Austin Road for 5 minutes to discover a well-groomed park and playground. Set up your picnic at the central pavilion and let the kids roam, slide, climb, and scoot. This picnic spot is perfect for families with young kids.
For those looking to explore more, walk up another 25 minutes along the same road to reach(also known as the highest point on Victoria Peak). You will find incredible views and plenty of grassy areas to enjoy.
Gate Lodge at Victoria Peak Garden is located on the lower part of the garden and offers a secret lawn packed with history as it sits right behind the Gate Lodge, the groundskeeper’s residence for Mountain Lodge (once the Governor’s summer residence). There are gazebos and park benches to set up the most perfect picnic.
Hong Kong’s harbour evolves daily offering more and more green options for families to enjoy views and outdoor cityscapes while getting access to the city’s attractions. Tamar Park is located directly on the waterfront and offers a family-friendly stroll (pram-friendly too!) from the to MTR Admiralty Station. This vast public space is one of the best picnic spots for harbour views and can be paired with a ride on the wheel, a visit to , or a cruise on the Star Ferry.
Another option in the city is Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Sai Ying Pun. Families love this option as it is easy to access by taxi. The park offers views, a large grassy space for kids to play, and a nice playground.
Known as a top spot to view the harbour at sunset, this popular hub of nature and art offers a bit of everything. provides views, a promenade, grassy areas for picnics, restaurants, and plenty of outdoor and cultural activities. Families can rent bikes on location as well — bonus!
A favourite with families,offers it all with a twist of cultural fun on the side. Pack a picnic and make your way to the centre of the park where you can enjoy an artificial lake, waterfalls, an aviary, a 1000-square-metre playground, a tai chi garden and more!
For those seeking a cultural add-on to the visit, the LockCha Tea House is also located inside the park offering tea tastings and specialty tea shopping. Your picnic can easily be paired up with the Peak Tram which is directly next door!is located in the park and offers families an opportunity to learn about tea through the ages.
Disneyland fans will love this spot to enjoy nature, outdoor activities, and a perfect picnic before heading into the park. The best part? Access to Inspiration Lake is free and the location is next to Hong Kong Disneyland! This perfectly manicured lake offers nice picnic areas combined with activities including paddle boating, and surrey family bikes. There are snacks, drinks, and baby changing facilities which will help to make your picnic that much easier.
For families looking to explore Hong Kong’s New Territories, a picnic in Clearwater Bay Country Park is a great option. The park is located on a stunning peninsula with green areas to park your pack, a short looping Tree Walk that is kid-friendly and provides top views of the outer islands, and a kite-flying area.
is a 22-hectare area complete with views of Tolo Harbour. This huge park offers plenty of space for your picnic spread. Kids will enjoy touching creepy crawlers at the Insect House, climbing the spiral lookout tower, and flying kites on the huge lawn. While this picnic spot is further out of the city’s centre, it can be paired up with a bike ride as trails are everywhere and rentals are possible in nearby Tai Po!