Family-Friendly Neighborhood Guide To Exploring Wan Chai With Kids

Where To Eat, Play, Shop & Stay In Wan Chai!

wan chai neighborhood guide

Wan Chai is a hotspot in the 852, boasting trendy rooftop eateries with jaw-dropping city views, picture-perfect cafes, fun-filled indoor playrooms for kids, and a lively shopping scene. With so much to explore, remember to charge your phone, gather the kids, and dive into the delightful hustle and bustle of this vibrant urban district!

  • EAT: Family-Friendly Restaurants In Wan Chai

    Pasta, Pizza, Vietnamese Food & More!

    Discover these kid-approved dining hotspots:

    • Frites offers a relaxed ambiance, a smashing array of Belgian brews and hearty food portions for the whole family to dig in and share. What more can frazzled parents ask for? We heart the kids’ corner, ample space for running around, and the large communal tables.
    • For date night, head to Wooloomooloo Steakhouse. Aside from their incredible steaks, this restaurant also offers beautiful harbor views!
    • We absolutely love the menu at Le Garçon Saigon for the scrumptious unexplored genre of Saigonese cuisine.
    • If the kids are yearning for pizza, head to Fini's. They offer delicious Italian food and all the familiar favorites.
    • Early risers will love Oolaa Petite especially since they have over 13 options on the kid's menu. This café offers a huge variety of items whether you are after breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a quick coffee.
    • For the pasta lovers, Pici offers delectable dishes in this casual dining spot in the quiet corner of Francis Yard.
    • For healthy Middle Eastern food, check out Francis.
    • Make sure to drop by the original Bakehouse to get delicious sourdough egg tarts and croissants!
    • Check out the pizzeria at Sophia Loren House, where The Pawn used to be!
  • Guide To Family Friendly Activities To Do With Kids In Wan Chai

    PLAY: Kid-Friendly Activities In Wan Chai

    Huge Harbourfront, Playrooms & More

    From playrooms to heritage trails and pools, you can find almost anything in this little section of Hong Kong:

    • When kids need to burn off energy and parents want to relax, try Baumhaus – where the kids will enjoy the indoor playroom and parents can enjoy a great coffee! Check out other indoor playrooms in Wan Chai here.
    • For a little taste of old Hong Kong, explore the Wan Chai Heritage Trail, a 2-hour hike with temples, markets, civil buildings, and old housing- always a hit for little and big adventurers!
    • Take your aspiring Jackson Pollock for an art jamming sesh to make a masterpiece or a mess at Choco L’ART Studio.
    • If you're looking for an outdoor playground, head to the Southorn Playground so the kiddos can blow off some steam!
    • There is also a public pool in Wan Chai if you and the fam need to cool off, and there is a toddler pool available at the Morrison Hill Swimming Pool!
    • Head to the Wan Chai waterfront you will find lots of kid-friendly activities, like a playground, a great scooter and bike track, an electric car circuit for toddlers and even a spot to rent pedal boats!
  • Wan Chai Guide - Markets

    THINGS TO DO: Wan Chai Markets + Flower Markets + Lee Tung Avenue + Toy Street

    Explore Local Markets

    Wan Chai is bustling part of Hong Kong, and there are plenty of unique things to do here, such as strolling the various markets in this part of the city, whether you're looking for flowers, toys or food - it's all here:

    • Stoke your inner chef and go on a hunt for some inspiring ingredients whilst getting an immersive experience in culture and contrasts at the Wan Chai wet market. Nestled in Queen’s Road. Go here for the finest variety of fruits, herbs, and cured dried seafood.

    Wan Chai Market, 264 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

    • A charming pedestrian street lined with hipster cafes, boutique cake shops, and fine dining, there’s definitely something here for the whole family. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Wan Chai, the best time to visit the quaint Lee Tung Avenue is around a festival - they go all out in décor and you’re guaranteed some insta-worthy shots.

    Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,+852 3791 2304,

    • Head to the “Toy Shop Street”, where there are toys for kids of all ages and it’s also a great spot to find seasonal decorations, kids’ costumes, art and craft supplies. As well as clothes, Thai and Filipino goods, plants and groceries!

    Toy Shop Street, Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

    • Wan Chai is littered with many flower shops everywhere you look from hydrangeas to roses to beautiful lilies. Stop by to admire the amazing flowers or buy a couple for your family or friends! You can find these stories in the markets or in tiny shops scattered around.
  • SHOP: Where To Go Shopping In Wan Chai

    Furniture Shopping Galore!

    Hong Kong is a shopping mecca - there’s something to suit every taste and wallet - but shopping in Wan Chai is a tad unconventional from downtown Causeway Bay or across the harbor in Kowloon:

    • Star Street is a hipster paradise and a must-visit for design-driven lifestyle stores like Kapok, British brand Monocle that sells the back issues of Monocle magazine and exclusive designer stationery, 45R for cool urban clothing, SALVO's men's tailoring and more.
    • Hit the Queen’s Road East if you’re looking for designer furniture, some timeless elements, or contemporary statement pieces for home decor. There are loads of furniture stores dotted along the street - Ovo, Flexa, Ito Futan, Via, Petit Bazaar, Decor8, JG Casa and many more! Many vendors can also arrange for your shopping to be delivered to your home.
    • Wan Chai is home to a variety of specialty grocers. If you're in search of Indian and Thai groceries, be sure to visit the Indian Provision Store and Tree Thai Grocery. If you are seeking fine food and wine from Europe and specifically Italy, check out Mercato Gourmet.

    Indian Provision Store, 18-20 Bowrington Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2891 8324

    Tree Thai Grocery, Shop 5, G/F, Luckifast Bldg, 1-13 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


  • Guide To Fitness And Yoga In Wan Chai

    EXERCISE: Where To Exercise In Wan Chai

    Gyms, Trails, Yoga

    If you want to stay fit, we got you covered. Here are fitness gyms, yoga classes, and more:

    • Combining cardio and strength training is always a good idea - for those looking to push their limits with boxing and Muay Thai, make a beeline for The Fighters Club.
    • Time to tone up those muscles and sweat in style at Ozone Fitness. This center prides itself on providing an extensive personalized workout program targeting every muscle group. They are also home to Hong Kong’s only heated Himalayan pink salt floor, which is used for deep relaxation post a grueling workout.
    • For those looking for a 24-hour gym, Snap Fitness is where you want to go!
    • For those looking to meditate through yoga, PURE Yoga has a wide variety of amazing workshops for people at all levels.
    • For those who prefer to exercise outside, jog or hike the Bowen Road Fitness Trail, is also a great trail for teens.


  • STAY: Where To Staycation In Wan Chai

    Check Out These Five-Star & Boutique Hotels

    Who doesn’t need a change of scenery, some luxe dining, and unwinding from time to time? Check out these hotels for a staycation in Wan Chai:

    • You can’t go wrong with the opulence and class of Grand Hyatt. Enjoy their world-class restaurants with panoramic views of Hong Kong’s dazzling skyline.
    • Pamper yourself at the boutique paradise, Hotel Indigo, conveniently located in the heart of Wan Chai. Soaking in their glass-bottom, infinity pool with stunning Hong Kong landscapes is an experience in itself.
    • Striking architecture and timeless elegance come together at St. Regis Hong Kong. Set amidst the buzz of the thriving Wan Chai district, close to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the hotel’s prime location is coupled with elegant interior design by creative wunderkind Andre Fu.
    • The Fleming is a beautiful urban boutique hotel set in the heart of Wanchai - check out Osteria Marzia on the ground floor for the best in Italian coastal cooking.
    • Boasting five-star luxury, The Hari will be your home away from home.


  • Hung Shing Temple in Wan Chai, A Historical Site

    THINGS TO DO: Learn About Wan Chai's History

    A Rich History To Explore

    Fun Fact: Wan Chai's coastline once stretched all the way to Queen's Road East! As you explore Wan Chai, you'll encounter numerous historic landmarks that make this area one of Hong Kong's treasures. Keep your eyes peeled for quirky '60s-era low-rises, traditional medicinal tea shops, charming little flower shops, and more. Don't miss key historical sites like the old Wan Chai Post Office, the iconic Blue House, and the revered Hung Shing Temple.

    Opened in July 2013, 7 Mallory Street, now known as M7, is a cluster of ten pre-war Grade II historic buildings from the 1910s, revitalized by the Urban Renewal Authority. This project preserves unique architectural features and offers a 300-square-metre public space. Rebranded in January 2022 as "M7 - Culture Meets Community," it focuses on cultural discovery and community engagement, providing retail, dining, and community spaces to enrich the Wan Chai area.

    • Old Wan Chai Post Office, No. 221 Queen's Road East
    • Blue House, Nos. 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane, +852 2833 4608, Open 10am–6pm. Closed on Wednesday.
    • Hung Shing Temple, Nos. 129-131 Queen's Road East

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