The Hong Kong Tourism Board is highlighting its range of attractions and activities for parents and children, making it an ideal option for a fun-filled family break.
Known for its shopping, luxurious hotels and glamorous rooftop bars, it may not be a destination that immediately comes to mind when planning a family holiday.
Dawn Page, director, UK & Northern Europe of the Hong Kong Tourism Board said: “Hong Kong is a playground for the whole family, with beautiful cultural sites, great food, incredible hotels and an array of activities and experiences that all ages can enjoy. It’s the perfect place for a family adventure!”
Some of the family options on offer include:
Hong Kong Disneyland – New Iron Man Experience
Take flight with Iron Man above Hong Kong in the new Iron Man Experience – exclusive to Hong Kong Disneyland – where the family can also meet Iron Man, wear an Iron Man suit of armour and more. Kids can also experience rides, watch stage performances and meet their favourite Disney characters.
Hong Kong Wetland Park
Young nature lovers can become wetlands reporters in the Wetland Interactive World and the family can explore recreated wetland habitats to spot birds, butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, reptiles and fish.
Some of the experiences on offer at the marine park include a polar adventure to meet king penguins and to ride a bobsled, journeying deep underwater to see hundreds of sharks and rays or hopping on a raft to explore a tropical rainforest.
SKY100 Observation Deck
Soar to the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building for amazing 360-degree views of Hong Kong, including the Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island skyline. There’s also an interactive exhibition to learn more about Hong Kong’s history and culture.
Climb aboard the historic Peak Tram for an almost vertical ride up the steep side of Victoria Peak as skyscrapers. At the top there are malls to explore, family-friendly dining options and a Madame Tussauds.
Victoria Harbour can be crossed on the historic Star Ferry or a cruise on a traditional junk. There’s also the waterfront Hong Kong Maritime Museum.
Repulse Bay, Shek O and Big Wave Bay are all close to the downtown, or those with more time can catch a ferry to an outlying island, such as Lamma Island or Cheung Chau. Hike to the more secluded beaches of Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung.
The Great Outdoors
Hong Kong’s outdoors is quickly and easily accessible to its urban areas by public transport, and offers several well-signposted trails that are suitable for families. Take in the views of the harbour on the stroller-friendly Peak Circle Walk, enjoy a seaside walk on the Lamma Island Family Trail, or join a boat tour to explore the volcanic rock formations of the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.
Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens houses rare birds and animals including Bornean orang-utans, whilst Kowloon Park has the Hong Kong Comic Avenue of Stars and kung fu and lion dance performances on Sundays.
Hong Kong’s Summer Fun campaign is running until the end of August. Highlights include a Summer Party, featuring music, e-sports and dining; an updated Hong Kong 3D Pulse light show; an array of special programmes across a range of attractions; and numerous ‘Smart Deals’ across hotels, attractions, transportation, shopping, dining and sightseeing.