The temperatures have dropped a notch, cooler breezes are a-blowing and we can finally tuck the terry cloths into the back of the drawer. We’ve arrived at Hong Kong’s perfect season for picnics. From Tai Po to Hong Kong Island, we have updated our guide to keep your family enjoying the weather…picnic style! Here is a list of unique picnic spots in Hong Kong that families and kids love!
West Kowloon Art Park - a fantastic spot to see a stunning harbor view sunset. Aside from the great views; the park has fresh grassy patches ideal for picnics. You can also rent bikes here, making it an ideal spot to teach your kiddo how to ride their bike. The park also acts as a venue for open-air performances of music, dance, and theatre, as well as a space for art exhibitions and other cultural events, so make sure to check their website!
West Kowloon Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tamar Park - Situated directly on the waterfront and offers a vast public space. This makes it one of the top picnic spots for harbor views. This is a loved picnic spot by families easily accessible by taxi. The park offers views, a large grassy space for kids to play, and a nice playground. You can also pair your picnic with a trip to Maritime Museum, a ride on the famous wheel, or a quick cruise on the Star Ferry!
Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Mount Austin Road - Just a few minutes walk from the Peak tram station, is this elegant park complete with Victorian-style architecture and a well-sized outdoor playground. Set up your picnic at the central pavilion and let the kids roam, slide, climb, and scoot. This is a perfect picnic spot for families with young children. Grass, slides, swings, and photo opportunities – little wonder it’s already a Little Steps fave!
Mount Austin Playground, Mount Austin Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
The Podium Cyberport - Gather the kids, bubble machine, wine, snacks, and head over to The Podium, Cyberport for a Family Funday. Enjoy the sunshine while the kids enjoy outdoor playtime. Moms and dads looking for an outdoor spot to organize a playgroup, this is an ideal sunny spot for kids and parents to meet up!
The Podium at Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Inspiration Lake at Disneyland Resort - This huge man-made lake and grasslands surrounding it don't require admission, and there are loads of activities for everyone – from splash pads to paddle boats and even quad bikes. Those with little bubs can rejoice – there are baby changing facilities!
Inspiration Lake, Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Park - Provides it all with a twist of cultural fun in the mix. Head to the center of the park with your picnic basket and enjoy the artificial lake, waterfalls, an aviary, 1000-square-meter playground, Tai Chi Garden and so much more! While you're there you can check out the Lock Cha Tea House for tastings and the Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware is situated in the park offering an ideal chance to learn about everything about tea!
Hong Kong Park, 19 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
Clearwater Bay - With stunning bay views, Clear Water Bay Country Park has a perfect spot for flying kites and a designated picnic area right beside it. The adventurous can embark on a hike to High Junk Peak, known as one of the most treacherous hikes in Hong Kong.
Clearwater Bay Country Park, Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong
Gate Lodge at Victoria Peak Garden - This is a secret gem among picnic spots on Hong Kong Island. The Lodge is a little stone Renaissance-style house with blue windows and was once the Governor’s summer residence. Head down the stairs beside it and you’ll reach the garden, with cute gazebos and park benches ideal for picnics and doggies are welcome too!
Gate Lodge at Victoria Peak Garden, Opposite at No. 40 Mount Austin Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
In the Shek O Country Park section of Dragon’s Back - There are designated picnic areas that overlook the rolling hills of Hong Kong island’s south side, and the water in the distance. It’s a steep trail, however, and is recommended for experienced hikers and older children. Click here for the Little Steps Video!
Dragon's Back, Shek O, Hong Kong
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park - Located near the entrance of the Western Harbour tunnel, this piece of green is a favorite for sunny days and comes complete with a harbor view. You will find an open lawn, plenty of scooter-friendly sidewalks, a soccer pitch, basketball courts, and a playground for your after-grub activities.
Sun Yat Sen Park, 16 Eastern St N, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Victoria Peak Garden - Did you know that the terminus of the Peak Tram isn’t the highest point on Victoria Peak? To get to the real Peak, take a 30-minute hike (or 5-minute drive) up Mount Austin Road to Victoria Peak Garden, one of the most tranquil grassy spots with a view. It’s connected to a covered, Chinese-style pavilion, which is the highest point of the Peak open to the public. They're open 24-hours and dogs are welcome.
Victoria Peak Garden, Opposite at No. 40 Mount Austin Road, The Peak, Hong Kong.
Tai Po Waterfront Park - Hong Kong has no shortage of sea views, but while picnics on the sand sound romantic, sand in your salad is not. Tai Po Waterfront Park is fabulous, as the grass areas extend right to the water and offers a stunning view of Tolo Harbour. There’s also a whole heap of things to do at this picnic spot, even kite flying! Kiddos can climb the lookout tower or check out the creepy crawlies at the insect house. There is also biking trails and a tonne of rental shops in the area!
Tai Po Waterfront Park, Dai Fat Street, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Morse Park - Kowloon’s largest park, with the city’s only tropical palm garden and an arboretum showcasing rare tree species, is great for nature nerds. Head away from the concrete auditorium to find the Butterfly Garden, a manicured lawn with Bonsai-like shrubs and high-rises in the background. For the skaters and rollerblades in the family, Morse Park also offers a great skateboard park to test some new skills!
Morse Park, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Website
Ma On Shan Park - This huge waterside park has great lawns dotted all over, but the Central Lawn is the largest and easiest to settle down in. Take a walk along the Marine Plaza for a view of the Tolo Harbour and imagine you’re in Santorini, and let the kids run wild in the playground and maze.
Ma On Shan Park, No. 12, On Chun Street, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Velodrome in Tseung Kwan O site features a huge park that has something for everyone - a sprawling grassy field for lazy afternoon picnics, artificial lakes, a climbing wall, skate parks, a jogging track, and of course a bicycle track.
Hong Kong Velodrome, 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Conveniently located in Quarry Bay, the Quarry Bay Park is a guaranteed fun-filled afternoon. There are football pitches and basketball courts for the older kids and playgrounds for the younger ones, as well as a long stretch by the waterfront for nice walks. There are some beautiful gardens as well where you can picnic while watching people practice Tai Chi.
Quarry Bay Park, Hoi Tai Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
Head to Jordan Valley Park to enjoy their Four Seasons Garden and their Bougainvillea Garden, as well as a maze and large radio-controlled model car racing circuit! They have expansive lawns also where you can lay down some picnic blankets and just relax. There are several kids' play areas as well.
Jordan Valley Park, No. 71, New Clear Water Bay Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.
Watch the boats whizz through Victoria Harbour from the comfort of the viewing decks at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park, or just enjoy the lawn areas. The kids will love the fountain plaza and the water garden. Also check out the Little Steps guide for more!
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park, 33 Shing Fung Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
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