Kid-Friendly Tourist Attractions in Hong Kong
Visiting the beautiful city of Hong Kong is undeniably a good idea, especially when you are with your kids. Money can’t really buy the smile on your kids’ faces while they are having fun visiting a multitude of places particularly built and designed for little angels.
So, when you are considering to visit Hong Kong soon, you can check out this article as it lists down the best go-to tourist attractions when you are with your kids. Read on.
Disneyland Hong Kong
There is no denying that this place is among the best reasons why quite a few families travel to Hong Kong. This well-renowned theme park is indeed magical as it comes with a wide array of attractions and thrills that the whole family will surely enjoy. You can try out, for example, the Iron Man Experience, Animation Academy, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan’s Treehouse, Garden of Wonders, and a lot more. And oh, do not forget to enjoy the grand parade plus the grand fireworks display set at Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Note that the theme park opens at 9:30 AM through 9 PM.
If you do not want to get through a long queue to buy for the tickets, you may opt to purchase them online. Going there, you can ride on an MTR. The nearest MTR station is the Disneyland Resort. This attraction should be on top of your list.
Ocean Park Hong Kong
Dubbed as Hong Kong’s oldest theme park, Ocean Park is the place to go as it is packed with a multitude of best things to do. Do not forget to ride in the cable cars that will lead you to more attractions on the other side of the island. Of course, Ocean Park is popular for the Dolphin Show, featuring clapping sea lions and jumping dolphins. You will definitely be amazed with the whole show. Your kids will also be stunned with the sea creatures, such as sharks, manta rays, turtles, and more, inside the Grand Aquarium. If your kids wish to see walruses, penguins, seals, and sea lions in action, then head on over to the Polar Adventure. There are absolutely a lot more attractions to see in Ocean Park Hong Kong.
The best way to get to this place is by riding an MTR to Ocean Park station. If you are coming from Central, then you may get a taxi that will head you to Ocean Park in just 15 to 20 minutes.
The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island
This attraction is not only for adults, it is also for kids to enjoy. While heading to the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, you will get to ride in a cable car (it is good to pick the glass-bottom cable car). Your kids will surely love to see the view while riding in the cable car.
Take the MTR going to Tung Chung station. Next, ride in the cable car. You will then be headed to Ngong Ping Village where you can find a handful of entertainment, dining, and shopping places. You can then walk to your main destination, the Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. For Ngong Ping cable car tickets reservation, you may book online or via your hotel concierge desks. This is so you can avoid long queues and so you will have a smooth travel to your destination.
Nightly Symphony of Lights and ICC Light Shows
Next up, do not forget to watch the Symphony of Lights or ICC show over Victoria Harbour. This is a good place to strengthen the bond with your family. You will be amazed at the different colored lights and lasers from the top of the buildings. Dubbed the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by the Guinness World Records, the show will definitely make you fall in love with Hong Kong even further. Starts at 8 PM, you will also get to enjoy the musical score recorded by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. You can catch a good view of the show by heading to the promenade at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai or near the famous Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Hong Kong Science Museum
Kids do love science museums… so much. This is why, when you are going to Hong Kong, do not forget to include in on your list. However, it is recommended not to go to this place during Wednesdays, when can avail of the free admission. This is so you can enjoy the whole place and veer away from squishing through crowds. This popular place, by the way, is situated in Tsim Sha Tsui East and is located next to the popular Hong Kong Museum of History.
The museum comes with an exhibition hall, a lecture hall, a laboratory, a computer classroom, a book shop, and a gift shop. You will get to enjoy an array of the exhibition, related, of course, to science and technology. You can also try their extension activities and educational programs.
This is actually the first Bible-themed amusement park in China, touting, of course, the replica of the Noah’s Ark. Apart from having a look at a few antique Bible, the whole family will also get to enjoy and meet more than 60 pairs of animal figures that are situated at the Ark’s Garden. That’s not all this place is offering to the public — it is also packed with a wide array of multimedia presentations and interactive games that your kids will enjoy. Upon visiting this place, your kids will appreciate history, culture, and nature as it features different exhibitions on array of topics. If your kids love to take on thrilling rides, you can try the 3D Giant Ladder as well as the Giant Swing.
The place is open from 10 AM to 6 PM. For adults, the admission fee is around HK$ 125-168.
There you have it: The top kid-friendly attractions you must visit when you are traveling to Hong Kong. Visiting the above-mentioned places will absolutely make the time and money spent worth it. Enjoy!