There is plenty to do in Hong Kong that’s fun and free. If you’re looking for some cool things to do with the kids that won’t break the bank, we’ve got you covered. Check out Little Steps Guide to keep you and the kiddos entertained all year round.
Cooler temperatures mean that it’s time to hit the hiking trails and explore the great outdoors with the whole loveable gang. Or go chasing waterfalls, there are plenty of picturesque sites to see, have fun checking out Hong Kong's family-friendly waterfalls! If you love hidden gems, where better to find them than in a UNESCO Global Geopark! To help you and your kids in your archeological quest, Little Steps has picked out 4 favorite ways to explore. Escape the urban concrete jungle and head to the great outdoors with the family... on bicycles! Here's our guide on where to go biking and cycling with kids in Hong Kong!
Hiking With Kids In HK, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/waterfall-outings-kids
Waterfall Outings With Kids, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/waterfall-outings-kids
4 Ways To Explore Hong Kong's Geopark, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/4-ways-explore-hong-kongs-geopark
Biking With Kids In HK, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/biking-kids-hk
Hong Kong hosts a slew of fantastic museums, including kid-favorites such as the Space Museum, History Museum, Heritage Museum, and Science Museum. There are also unique museums such as The Police Museum and Railway Museum. Get up close and personal with the best public museums in Hong Kong for toddlers, kids, teens, and the family. Often the exhibitions and museum entrance are free or at a very low cost. Make sure to check out the cool museum exhibitions listed below!
Hong Kong Museums, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/learn/hong-kong-museums
"Amazing Bugs" Free Exhibition, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/amazing-bugs-free-exhibition
Hong Kong Maritime Museum Mega Board Game, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/hong-kong-maritime-museum-mega-board-game
"Meet-The-Zookeepers” @ The Botanical Gardens, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/%E2%80%9Dmeet-zookeepers%E2%80%9D-botanical-gardens
Looking for some fun in the sun with the kids, but don't know where to go? Luckily for you, this city has a ton of fun and quirky playgrounds on offer, so no matter where you reside on the 852, there is always a great playground near you. Make sure to check out the fully innovative park in Tuen Mun! Here is The Little Steps rundown on some of the best outdoor playgrounds in Hong Kong.
Best Outdoor Playgrounds In HK, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/best-outdoor-playgrounds-hk
Inclusive Playground In Tuen Mun, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/inclusive-playground-tuen-mun
Escape the city for an adventure to Hong Kong's great outdoors with these top camping and glamping options. Experience starlit skies (yes, this city does have them), roast marshmallows by a campfire, and camp out on some of the island's best beaches. Or head out to one of Hong Kong's best beaches is also one of the best campsites in Hong Kong! Long Ke Wan is a long white beach located in Sai Kung Country Park and has always been a favorite escape for Hong Kongers looking for a slice of paradise in their backyard. Those who wish to do some proper stargazing, check out The Astropark, a theme park with stargazing facilities located within Chong Hing Water Sports Centre, you can camp here too if you pre-book!
Camping In Hong Kong, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/camping-hong-kong
Long Ke Wan With The Fam, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/long-ke-wan-fam
Camping & Stargazing at the Astrocamp, www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Space/Astropark
Some of Hong Kong’s often forgotten pleasures are undoubtedly its many beaches, who are wonderfully equipped with showers, changing rooms, barbeques, and often great restaurants nearby. To find out more, Little Steps has rounded up all the need-to-know info on the top beaches in Hong Kong for families. Or head to the cleanest beach in the city, Trio Beach in Sai Kung. While this hidden treasure of a beach is small, you will find it child-friendly with all the facilities you need including a refreshment kiosk and shower rooms. Or hit the waves with your little surfer dudes and dudettes, plenty of cool spots in HK!
Top 10 Family Beaches, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/top-10-family-beaches
Trio Beach, Sai Kung, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/trio-beach-sai-kung
Riding The Waves, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/riding-waves
Pack a picnic, something to sit on, a few toys and plenty of sunscreen – it’s time for a day at the park! Hong Kong has dozens of beautiful Parks, so go out and explore with the family and check them out! Little Steps has rounded up family-favorites from Kowloon to Kennedy Town with perks including playgrounds, views, unique picnic spots and more. Make sure to check out the newly revamped Peak Tram and the new Peak Galleria, which has been finally completed after nearly 3 years. Go on now...get out and enjoy the fresh air!
Hong Kong’s Best Parks, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/hong-kong-best-parks
Markets are a way of life in Hong Kong, and probably one of the best places to bring your whole family to experience a slice of local life. Not only are the city's wet markets a thriving place to get great bargains on the freshest produce in town, but there are also plenty of market places and specialized streets where you can get the best deals on clothes, toys for the tykes and great bargains on just about anything and everything. For toys and party goodies galore, head to Fuk Wing Street a.k.a. Toy Street by those who know this street market in Sham Shui Po.
Top 10 HK Markets, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/shop/top-10-hk-markets
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, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/events/hk-street-art-kids
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, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/top-10-public-playrooms-hk
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.
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, www.littlestepsasia.com/hong-kong/articles/play/secret-southside-beach-playground
No visit to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to The Peak. Queue to get on the tram or take a hike up to the top via Bowen Road. Both ways ensure wonderful sights, and once you’re up there, shop at the mall and market and take a stroll around the stroller-friendly path. Then have a meal break at Cafe Deco (indoor play corner) or Pho Yummee (playground next door)... perfect!
Cafe Deco, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Rd, The Peak, +852 2849 5111, www.cafedecogroup.com
Pho Yummee, Level 1, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, +852 2849 2121, www.cafedecogroup.com