Hong Kong is an excellent destination to take your children to experience the wonder and glamor of Kowloon. Hong Kong is made of over 200 small isles, but the main attractions are located on Hong Kong Island and its surrounding areas. The island-country is a perfect destination to take your children as there are many attractions that serve to delight all visitors, sporting various entertainment and educational venues. To begin exploring Hong Kong, you must be familiar with the attractions that will work well with the kids by drawing in their interests.
Victoria Peak Tram
The Victoria Peak Tram is an exciting ride that delivers a stunning bird’s eye view from the sky. There are over 7 million visitors yearly to the attraction, and it holds the record as being the highest peak on Hong Kong Island. The tram is known for delivering spectacular vistas from the top as visitors can absorb Hong Kong’s breathtaking views. Bringing your children to the Peak will allow them to appreciate the diversity Hong Kong has to offer.
At the Peak, parents can take children to the Peak Tower. Standing at 396 meters above sea level, the Peak is iconically one of the most stylish architectural icons in Hong Kong. The Peak Tower comes with entertainment venues, restaurants and shops for people who would love nothing more than to be in awe of Hong Kong’s illustrious beauty.
Repulse Bay is best known in Hong Kong as free public beaches located on the island’s southern coast. The coast is aligned with white sand and clean water. Many tourists flock to Repulse Bay to swim, and lifeguards supervise the bay. Additionally, the Bay provides clean facilities, a refreshment kiosk and, of course, a large playground for the children.
Close by, there is a Chinese park on the beach decorated with Chinese figures and figurines and two large statues of Taoist gods.
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens
The Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden is a location ideally suited for nature enthusiasts. The KFBG extends over 148 hectares of land and is situated on the northern slopes and the foothills of Hong Kong’s highest mountain Tai Mo Shan. The Farm was established in 1956 to aid farmers in need of support. Fast forwarding to the present, the farm plays an active role in promoting conservation in Hong Kong and South China, propelled by sustainable agriculture and education.
The KFBG is an excellent location to take children as it allows them to get hands on with understanding the importance of conversation and sustainable agriculture. The farm provides exciting educational programs providing many hands-on experience lessons, so to speak. For parents, the farm serves an ideal place to sit back and relax in Hong Kong’s lush greenery without the interruptions of technology or noise pollution.
Hong Kong Space Museum
For boys and girls interested in everything about space and beyond, the Hong Kong Space Museum is an excellent location to take the kids! Situated in an egg-shaped dome, the space museum stands out as Hong Kong’s most notable landmarks. The so-called ‘egg’ boasts the world’s first planetarium with a fully automated control system. Additionally, the dome sports the Hall of Space Science and the Hall of Astronomy, featuring a vast array of space-related niche. Also, children should not miss out checking out the museum’s interesting rock samples. Many samples are from meteorites!
There’s the Stanley Ho Space Theater features 3D shows, and Omnimax shows as well! This is an excellent opportunity to check out all things space-related and inspiring future rocketeers and astronauts!
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden
Another treasure trove in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens which stands as the oldest garden. The garden occupies a large area of 5.6 hectares on the northern slope of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. The park has been since open in 1864 and showcasing its vast and diverse array of plants and animals. Currently, there are more than 1,000 species of plants in the gardens, including a bamboo garden, camellia garden, magnolia garden and a greenhouse for starters.
For its animal inhabitants, the park sports over 600 different types of bird species, 40 reptiles and 70 mammals on display in large enclosures.
Hong Kong Disneyland
If you don’t have the time or budget to fly to other Disney-themed attractions, why not travel to Hong Kong Disneyland? This is certainly the place for all children and grownups alike. As expected from Disneyland, there will be a handful of rides and attractions for you and your child to participate in. Partake in magical journeys across the Disney universe with their one-of-a-kind characters and rides. Must-see attractions include Flights of Fantasy Parade, Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Disney Paint the Night and much more!
The fun never stops at Disneyland; with so much to do and see, this is the place to go for any Disney-lover and ride enthusiast!
Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road
Last but not least, is a family-friendly hotel accommodation on Nathan Road: Novotel Nathan Road is a 4-star establishment located on Nathan Road and close to The Golden Mile. The hotel is catered to business travelers as well as families. The Square, Novotel’s restaurant provides a selection of a healthy range of meals for them as well.
Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road is the ideal hotel in the area as it is perfectly situated close to many walkable Attractions: Temple Street Night Market, the Clock Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui promenade are some places to consider. If you don’t plan on straying away too far from the hotel, head over to Tsim Sha Tsui promenade and watch the nightly Symphony of Lights. It’s a daily occurrence in Hong Kong, watching fireworks and music go together hand-in-hand.
Though, for the little ones, the sounds and blasts from the fireworks may be loud so do bring along earplugs just to keep the children happy.