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.
is known as the “happiest place on Earth” for a reason. From kid-friendly favourites, such as Dumbo the Flying Elephant and ‘it’s a small world‘, to immersive experiences, such as the newly opened Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! and Iron Man Experience, there’s something here for dreamers of all ages. Be sure to grab a front-row seat to the parades, where you can meet some of your favourite Disney characters. And for even more park time, book a room at one of their three hotels — all kid-friendly of course.
Despite being more than four decades old, this marine-based theme 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 gorgeous ecotourism park in 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 Madame Tussauds. Sitting on 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!
The Big Buddha 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 Ngong Ping Cable Car. Opt for the glass-bottomed crystal cabin for a ride to remember, with panoramic views of Lantau’s nature, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge 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 Po Lin Monastery. Take a 15-minute bus ride to Tai O — a traditional fishing village — and immerse yourself in the unique local fishing culture, and get an in-depth understanding of Lantau Island.
[ Remarks: The Big Buddha is currently undergoing renovations and the areas in the vicinity of the Big Buddha statue will be closed during the maintenance period. All other religious ceremonies and events will continue as usual, please check the official website before you visit. ]
Head out to Ma Wan Island and you’ll find the unlikely scene of elephants, giraffes and other wild animals walking two-by-two from a giant ship. This is Noah’s Ark, 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!
If you’re looking for a full day of fun, head over to, an all-in-one indoor facility designed for all ages. A sprawling 45,000-square-foot space right by the waterfront, the park boasts more than 25 fun and healthy activities, from freestyle sports to team-building games. Whether you want to zoom around on a pedal-car racetrack, leap high into the air on a trampoline platform, or test your aim against a robot goalkeeper, there’s something for every family member to enjoy. If you’re feeling hungry, SuperPark also has some refreshments for thrill-seekers to refuel between all the excitement.
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.
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