The summer holidays don’t have to be filled with expensive activities, there is plenty to do that is free and cheap! We’ve put together some of our favorite activities for you to enjoy. So pack up a picnic and get exploring this summer!
Although they might not be real aquariums, they sure provide the entertainment. Visit the fishing restaurants along the waterfront in Sai Kung, Lamma Island, or any of Hong Kong's favorite go-to fish restaurants by the sea. Kids can spend plenty of time examining the fish, squid, shrimp, and clams from the giant tanks. Sai Kung waterfront provides exceptionally large fish tanks complete with exceptionally large fish. Bring the scooters to and cruise along from restaurant to restaurant completing your free outing with a picnic by the ocean.
Sai Kung Waterfront, Sai Kung, Hong Kong.
Who knew that the government offered free playrooms for wee-ones throughout Hong Kong? While some are more popular than others, the playrooms are cleaned regularly and offer a free alternative for indoor play in areas that don't have many choices. There are often other add-on activities in the same facility, like a library or market. There are 31 playrooms in total, but we round up the best 10 here for you and your tykes.
Top 10 Free Public Playrooms, https://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/top-10-public-playrooms-hk
Summer is a popular time for families to hit the low tide and dig for clams. Little ones also love turning over rocks in search of the tiny crabs that lie beneath. For this free fun, you can visit any of Hong Kong's beaches. Popular spots to find the critters are Lantau Island, Clearwater Bay, and Shek O. Happy hunting!
Lantau Island, visit Pui O Beach, South Lantau, Hong Kong
Shek O, Hong Kong
Street art and public installations are popping up all over the city and parents are getting involved. These snap-worthy backdrops are creating quite the Instagram snaps. Little Steps has rounded up a list of street art outings you can enjoy with the kids. Or, if you stumble on some street art, you can learn more about these artists as well. Happy exploring.
Street Art Explorations, http://stepswww.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/hk-street-art-kids
Some of Hong Kong’s oft-forgotten pleasures are undoubtedly its many beaches. With the dog days of summer in full swing, we’ve compiled all the need-to-know info on Hong Kong’s top 10 beaches. Some may be in your regular weekend routines, but some of them may surprise you… but the best part is, they are all free!
Top Beaches For Kids, https://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/top-10-family-beaches
No such thing as a free lunch? Think again Hong Kong... Little Steps has the lowdown on where the wee-ones can munch, crunch, slurp, and sip for free! From pizza parties and babyccinos to full meal deals, this list is one you will want to hold onto and share. Prepare for a free and easy feast. Score!
Kids Eat Free Restaurants, https://www.littlestepsasia.com/all-cities/articles/play/kids-eat-free
If you are looking for a free summer family event with fabulous views - head over to SummerFest @ Central Harbourfront! The festival is for everyone's enjoyment with a wide variety of free public events including a world-class outdoor sculpture exhibition, entertainment, design and sports activities, and more all within a pop-up park exclusive for this summer in Hong Kong! Come to any of the 25 events or just enjoy this extraordinary waterfront space at the city centre in your very own way! Click here for full scoop.
Central Harbour Front, Hong Kong, www.summerfest-centralharbourfront.hk/
Check out the Hong Kong museums, heritage centres, art spaces and more at this year's Muse Fest 2016! They have more than 100 programmes which are divided into four categories (with loads of free activities). They are Muse Fest Special Activity Series, Museum Inside Out Activity Series, Exhibition and Film Show Series as well as Educational and Extension Activity Series. Click here for more info.
Muse Fest, Museum partners include Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Education, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, Website.
Have fun at the hand-knitted textile indoor playground at IFC Mall this Summer in Hong Kong! As part of the "Life is beautiful" campaign initiated by IFC Mall, the hand-knitted playground, Harmonic Motion will be opened to the public this Summer for free! It is also an art piece by the famous textile artist, Ms. Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. This expansive net structure is made by Ms. Horiuchi MacAdam entirely by hand. This innovative design is not only a delight to the visual sensory enjoyment, but also the structure is carefully designed so that tension can be maintained when fiber stretches thereby enabling children to play safely. Climb, jump, and have fun this Summer!
IFC Mall, Oval Atrium, 1/F, IFC Mall, Hong Kong, www.ifc.com.hk/en/mall/
The cat is out of the bag folks! This secret beach and playground is not only a treat for the whole family, it is also super easy to access, too! Chung Hom Kok Beach is located down the road from Stanley Plaza and offers a true hidden oasis for kids of all ages. A clean beach, a rockin' playground, bungalows for picnics, and fresh air... see you on the sand.
Chung Hom Kok Beach @ Stanley, https://www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/secret-southside-beach-playground