Teens in Hong Kong are always busy with their school work, extra-curricular activities, and sports. But youngsters (miraculously) do also still find time to hang out with their friends. Teenagers all over Hong Kong have various crucial hang out spots. Little Steps has done the research and spoken to a fair few young adults and rounded up 10 teenager activities that cater to all sorts of individuals like the adrenaline junkies, pampering divas, the foodies, beach bums, skaters and exercise addicts. Here is our top 10 things to do with teens in Hong Kong!
Skating will always be popular with teenagers, and luckily for them, Hong Kong knows this and offers plenty of outdoor and indoor skateparks to practice your skills. Mei Foo Skatepark (aka "The Foo) in Lai Chi Kok is a favorite amongst outdoor parks, especially because it caters to beginners, amateurs, and experts. For those rainy days, check out the great indoor park Checker Sports and Arts Academyin Tai Koo that offers an excellent spot for in-line skating. Check out Little Steps Best HK Skateboard Parks for more information on cool skateparks.
Teens are lucky when it comes to growing up in a city like Hong Kong, the fast-paced lifestyle as well as the perks such as the ocean and all the cool activities that you can have in the sea. You can learn or perfect your surfing skills. You can hike and kayak, or for the more adventurous ones, check out Zoom Ribs to speed along the coastlines. Check out Little Steps Adrenaline Adventures for more heart-pumping ocean activities.
Teen girls are just as much into doing their nails and buying facemasks as much as their mothers are, some teens would argue even more so. Hong Kong is overflowing with nail salons where mom and teen or teen and friends can get some unique nail artwork, streets like Cochrane in Central have at least a dozen good salons. Get yourself an ice cream at Emack & Bolio's after (don't forget to snap it for insta). Hong Kong requires a lot of walking, especially for teens since they're not old enough for their license yet. Pamper yourself at Ten Feet Tall, where you can enjoy frozen yogurt and bliss out in plush surroundings. Bring your own movie and make a girly day out of it (screens and DVD players are available). Want more? Book up a hotel day pass to pamper in style at one of Hong Kong's top hotels - a winner every time. Want even more options for mom/teen outings - click here for our spa guide to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong often gets battered by extreme weather which forces even the toughest of city dwellers indoors. Fortunately for all of us, there is an abundance of options for teens to be safely indoors while still being out of the house. The indoor SuperPark in Tai Kok Tsui is a 45,000 square foot venue from Finland where there is a climbing wall and a batting cage, a trampoline, golf range and obstacle course, zip wires, pedal cars, a tube slide, skate and scoot park, and so much more. Or try Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park in North Point, offering 18,000 square feet of indoor fun galore for the whole family with 50 interconnecting trampolines and a new floor of obstacle fun. For something a little more laidback, go mini golfing at Strokes. A 9,000 square foot crazy golf and lifestyle club located in Fashion Walk in the heart of Causeway Bay.
With an excessive amount of beaches to choose from, teens are lucky in this city for beach hangs. HK island teens can get head over to Repulse, Deep Water Bay or Shek O Beach. Fancy venturing out and looking for cleaner water, especially during the summer months, hop on a minibus and head over to Sai Kung for some gorgeous views and lovely white sand. Bring a picnic, not all beaches have kiosks. Trio beach is a Little Steps favorite and known as the cleanest beach in the city. Want the faves - here are our favorites.
Who doesn't love going out for dinner, whether it's a fancy affair or merely going for pizza? Dinner out is always fun, and older teens love going getting a bite to eat with their mates. The Flying Pan is favorite amongst the youngsters due to the all you can eat eggs in every style imaginable, free-flow coffee, excellent wifi and the delicious smothered in maple syrup waffles and pancakes. Another is Saizeriya, straight from Japan but serving up Italian American style food, where the teens can hang and gossip in the white booths.
The Flying Pan, G/F 9 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2140 6333, and 1F/L David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Enter on Fenwick, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2528 9997 www.the-flying-pan.com
The Saizeriya, (various branches in Hong Kong), www.saizeriya.com.hk
Even the coolest of teens secretly adore amusement parks, we all do! The more thrilling one is by far Ocean Park, with stomach-dropping rides, artery clotting fair grub and an amazing aquarium where you can have sleepovers! Click here for 10 Unique Sleepover Parties In Hong Kong for more inspiration. For the tweens, there is, of course, Disneyland, where the rides are a little tamer and the place has that Disney magic to it. EIther one will be a great day out, and don't forget it's free on the day of your birthday at Ocean Park.
Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, www.oceanpark.com.hk
Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, www.hongkongdisneyland.com
As a teen you are obsessed with music, always wanting to know the latest top 10, new bands coming out and the latest gossip on a pop-star. But many teens also enjoy playing an instrument or learning how to play a new one. Whether you want to learn how to spin and scratch vinyl, perfect your skills as a pianist or rock out on your guitar, Hong Kong offers plenty of tutors who can teach and shops that sell the instrument you are looking for. Click here for Little Steps Unique Music Classes for more information.
Cinema is BIG amongst teens! Horror films and action-packed films from Marvel are always big hits, and who doesn't love hot dogs and sweet and salty popcorn from the huge list of cinemas in Hong Kong. A top choice amongst teens is the Broadway Cinematheque, where they play niche and artsy films and has lovely cafe and bookstore next that serves warming bowls of chunky soup and fantastic coffee which is a perfect spot for winter months.
For the exercise junkies, teens can join various gyms all over Hong Kong, Kowloon, and New Territories. Flex has one of HK’s most comprehensive fitness programs for teens. They also have Teen Yoga to Flying Pilates and Tween Zumba. Classes help your teens or tweens gain confidence in their growing bodies, move intelligently, and learn about physical fitness for life. Check out their online classes and hop to it! We even spotted a Flex Mom And Daughter Teen Yoga Retreat in Bali recently organized by Flex. Click the After School Activity Guide to see for more information on basketball, baseball, dance lessons, rock climbing and more