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Guide To Things To Do In Wan Chai Neighborhood With Kids

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

Family Friendly Guide To Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Wan Chai is one of the most buzz-worthy neighborhoods in the 852, with some seriously chic rooftop restaurants that offer gobsmacking views of the city, instagrammable cafes, indoor playrooms for kids, and a vibrant shopping selection. With so much on offer, make sure to charge your phone, grab the kids, and indulge in the charming, bustling streets of this downtown district!

 

  • Guide To Family Friendly Restaurants In Wan Chai

    EAT: Family-Friendly Restaurants In Wan Chai

    Enjoying a stress-free feast with the tots does not always have to be at the pizzeria or McDonalds. With so many options to choose from, we’ve researched the best family-friendly restaurants in Wan Chai lest you go blind whilst wandering in the district:

    • Frites offers a relaxed ambiance, a smashing array of Belgium 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, reminiscent of the dining style during the French Revolution
    • 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.
    • Simple, elegant, fresh food made from organic ingredients – we love Le Pain Quotidien for their wholesome meals, from salads to sandwiches and quiches!
    • 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.
    • Make sure to drop by the first Bakehouse to get delicious sourdough egg tarts and croissants!
  • Guide To Family Friendly Activities To Do With Kids In Wan Chai

    PLAY: Kid-Friendly Activities In Wan Chai

    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!
    • For a little taste of old Hong Kong, hop on 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 Southern 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!
  • Wan Chai Guide - Markets

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

    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, http://www.leetungavenue.com.hk/en/

     

    • 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 lily's. 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.

    Hong Kong Flower Shop Limited, 80 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2381 0828, www.hongkongflowershop.com

    Marias Flower Delivery Hong Kong, 88 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 3702 0855, www.mariasflower.com

    Jack's flowers, 13 Swatow St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2489 8999, jacksflowershk.wixsite.com

    Flower's House, 32C Spring Garden Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2893 4266, flowers-house.com.hk

  • Wan Chai Guide - Shopping

    SHOP: Where To Go Shopping In Wan Chai

    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 has become somewhat of a hipster paradise is 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, art concept house SHOP Taka Ishii Gallery and other outlets like the organic grocery and lifestyle house, Edgar and the traditional Japanese fashion house like 45R are not to be missed.

     

    • 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, and many more! Many vendors can also arrange for your shopping to be delivered to your home.

     

    • Wan Chai is packed with specialty grocers, looking for Indian and Thai grocery's head over to Indian Provision Store and Tree Thai Grocery. If you are seeking fine food and wine from around the world check out Oliver’s The Delicatessen.

    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

    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 in providing an extensive personalised 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 do exercise outside, jog or hike the Bowen Road Fitness Trail, also a great trail for teens.

     

  • family friendly St. Regis hotel hong kong

    STAY: Where To Staycation In Wan Chai

    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.

     

  • Hung Shing Temple in Wan Chai, A Historical Site

    THINGS TO DO: Learn About Wan Chai's History

    Fun Fact: the coastline of Wan Chai used to be along Queen's Road East! As you walk around Wan Chai, you will stumble across some historic sites in Hong Kong. Look out for funky low-rises from the '60s, medicinal tea shops, little flower shops, and more. Some of the best historical sites to look out for are the old Wan Chai Post Office, the Blue House, and the Hung Shing Temple.

     

    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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