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Best family-friendly picnic spots in Hong Kong

Little Steps Asia
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Hong Kong is loaded with gorgeous parks, beaches, and secret green escapes to enjoy the perfect picnic with the family. For those looking to take their lunch or brunch outdoors, here is a list of the best places to enjoy an afternoon under the sun with the kids. We have also included nearby attractions so you can make the most of your day.

The Peak picnics with kids: 

The Peak Lookout

Mount Austin Playground & Victoria Peak Garden

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.

Victoria Peak Garden

For those looking to explore more, walk up another 25 minutes along the same road to reach Victoria Peak Garden Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info (also known as the highest point on Victoria Peak). You will find incredible views and plenty of grassy areas to enjoy. 

Gate Lodge

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.  

Planning your picnic — the essentials:
Planning your picnic — the essentials:
  • ORDER IT: Picnic Hamper by Rajasthan Rifles — order 48 hours in advance and pick up your hamper at The Peak, inclusive of food, a blanket, flatware, and a flask. 
  • DIY: grab bread, cheeses, and all the bits you require at either Park N Shop inside the Peak Galleria or Market Place by Jasons.
  • ORDER IT BY APP: Deliveroo in Hong Kong can deliver in this area from multiple amazing restaurants in Hong Kong. 

Kowloon picnics with kids:

Kowloon Park

Kowloon Park near Tsim Sha Tsui attractions

Make the most of your day in Tsim Sha Tsui with a picnic! You can take the Star Ferry across from Central to TST then walk up the famous Nathan Road (complete with some of Hong Kong’s top tailors) and enter this playful park. Green nooks, flamingos, and playgrounds for the kids, Kowloon Park is popular. You will also find an aviary, sculpture walk, Chinese garden, maze garden, and more. For those arriving early, you can catch early risers practicing tai chi and kung fu throughout the park. 

Planning your picnic — the essentials:
Planning your picnic — the essentials:
  • ORDER IT: order pre-arranged picnic baskets for pick-up in advance at Brick Lane. Their picnic baskets have a British theme allowing you to experience a traditional British picnic in Hong Kong. You must order three days in advance.
  • DIY: you will find everything you need for your DIY picnic at city’super located at Harbour City mall which is very close to the park.
  • ORDER IT BY APP:  Deliveroo in Hong Kong can deliver in this area from multiple amazing restaurants in Hong Kong. 

Harbour view picnics with kids: 

Tamar Park

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and Tamar Park

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 Hong Kong Observation Wheel Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info 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 Hong Kong Maritime Museum Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info , or a cruise on the Star Ferry.  

 

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park

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. 

Planning your picnic — the essentials:
Planning your picnic — the essentials:
  • ORDER IT: Invisible Kitchen arranges picnic baskets for families and couples and can deliver to locations around Hong Kong including Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and Tamar Park on Hong Kong Island. Book in advance and bring a blanket! They have vegetarian picnic baskets too.
  • DIY: for Tamar Park, if you are starting near the Hong Kong Observation Wheel, you can pick up goodies at Market Place by Jasons or Oliver’s in Central. If you are walking from Admiralty, you can head to Great Food Hall at Pacific Place mall.
  • ORDER IT BY APP:  Deliveroo in Hong Kong can deliver in this area from multiple amazing restaurants in Hong Kong. 

Art and picnic on the waterfront 

West Kowloon Art Park

West Kowloon Art Park

Known as a top spot to view the harbour at sunset, this popular hub of nature and art offers a bit of everything.  West Kowloon Art Park Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info 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!  

Planning your picnic — the essentials:
Planning your picnic — the essentials:
  • ORDER IT: the very popular luxury picnic baskets by The Ritz-Carlton can be ordered in advance for two or four people and include pastries, cold cuts, salads, and beverages. If you are looking for more, they can add champagne and even butler service too! You can pick it up at the hotel or have it arranged to be set up directly at the park! Another option for pre-arranged picnics in the West Kowloon Art Park is with the innovative Chinese restaurant, Fam!  They provide chairs, mats and a picnic hamper with dumplings, turnip cakes, and beer.
  • DIY: there is a city’super at Elements shopping mall where you will find all of your picnic food and drink requirements.
  • ORDER IT BY APP: Deliveroo in Hong Kong can deliver in this area from multiple amazing restaurants in Hong Kong. 

Cultural picnics with kids: 

Hong Kong Park

Hong Kong Park in Admiralty

A favourite with families, Hong Kong Park Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info 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!  

Flagstaff House Museum of Tea

For those seeking a cultural add-on to the visit, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info is located in the park and offers families an opportunity to learn about tea through the ages. 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!  

Planning your picnic — the essentials:
Planning your picnic — the essentials:
  • ORDER IT: for a luxurious picnic option, order a picnic basket from Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong 48 hours in advance and enjoy a sweet selection of mains, salads, drinks, and desserts. Everything is ready for you to pick it up in advance. For a lighter option, order a basket of wine and cheese from Hong Kong-based Classified, which offers a selection of picnic options with delivery Monday to Friday.
  • DIY: you can get a customised hamper or select your own food at Great Food Hall at Pacific Place mall which is across the street from the park. Fruit, cold cuts, and drinks — they have it all here!
  • ORDER IT BY APP: Deliveroo in Hong Kong can deliver in this area from multiple amazing restaurants in Hong Kong. 

Beach hike and picnic with kids:

Dragon’s Back hike to Shek O Beach

For families looking for a pre-lunch activity, the Dragon’s Back hike into beautiful Shek O Beach is a favourite for all ages. Known as one of the best urban hikes in Hong Kong, Dragon's Back will take from 2–4 hours, depending on the age of your kids, and the number of stops you make to admire the scenery. You will start the hike at Cape Collinson Road and end the hike on Shek O Road. Head to the beach where you will find designated picnic areas on the side which cater to small- to medium-sized groups. 

Planning your picnic — the essentials:
Planning your picnic — the essentials:
  • DIY: there is not a grocery store in Shek O so your best bet is to plan your picnic in advance. Alternatively, you could opt for sandwich pick-up by calling Daphne’s (Whatsapp +852 9086 8748) and pick up additional basics at the Mini Mart nearby.
  • DIY BBQ PICNICS: note, there are both public and private BBQ pits. If you want to book a private site, call +852 2809 4579 to get a pit at Shek O Main Beach. 

Secret Disneyland picnic spot with kids

Inspiration Lake

Inspiration Lake

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. 

Planning your picnic — the essentials:
Planning your picnic — the essentials:
  • DIY: due to the location of Inspiration Lake, it is important to plan in advance for all your BBQ needs. You will find cold drinks available at the lake. Visit any of the popular grocery stores before taking the train or taxi to Hong Kong Disneyland. 

Views, kites, and coastline picnic with kids

Clearwater Bay Country Park

Clearwater Bay Country Park

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.

Planning your picnic — the essentials:
Planning your picnic — the essentials:
  • DIY: there is a kiosk available for cold drinks but all other picnic essentials should be planned in advance. In Clearwater Bay, you can pick up groceries at Fusion but please note that this store is not within walking distance to the park.

Bike and picnic with kids

Tai Po Waterfront Park

Tai Po Waterfront Park

Tai Po Waterfront Park Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info 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!  

Planning your picnic — the essentials:
Planning your picnic — the essentials:
  • DIY: be sure to pack your picnic in advance of visiting this park. There are a few grocery stores in nearby Tai Po including Fusion at Tai Po Mega Mall.

Information in this article is subject to change without advance notice. Please contact the relevant product or service providers for enquiries.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board disclaims any liability as to the quality or fitness for purpose of third party products and services; and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, adequacy or reliability of any information contained herein.

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