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How to Plan a Family Tour of Hong Kong with Your Kids

Written by JoshuaUpdated Nov. 21, 2023

Hong Kong is a tourist attraction for everyone, including families with kids from all over the world. There are many things that make Hong Kong a good destination: it's relatively safe (the crime rate is low), the modern infrastructure, the ease of transportation, the cleanliness, and the low pollution. Also, the weather is generally wonderful in autumn and winter.

Here are our suggestions for your Hong Kong family tour, including the time requirement, activities for your kids, and a 3-day trip plan.

If you are planning your family vacation in Hong Kong, just read on to get some good ideas.

Time Needed: 2 to 3 Days

We suggest you stay in Hong Kong for at least 2 days with your kids. In those 2 days, you can visit some top attractions in Hong Kong Island and one theme park.

If you have 3 or more days, you can choose another theme park or visit other attractions, such as some museums. Read on to find out about some top things to do and the time requirements.

Top Activities in Hong Kong for Children

Take the Peak Tram and the Star Ferry

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Victoria Peak and Victoria Harbour are must-see attractions in Hong Kong. They are easy and relaxing experiences as there is no need to spend a long time hiking to see the best view. The most popular way to reach the peak is to take the Peak Tram and you can ride on the Star Ferry in the harbor. These are interesting activities, which your kids will enjoy.

Theme Parks - Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park Hong Kong

Do you want to go to Disneyland? There is one in Hong Kong on Lantau Island. There are Disney cartoon characters, thrilling rides, and brand-new theme lands called Grizzly Gulch and Mystic Point, which small children in particular enjoy.

Ocean Park Ocean Park

In Hong Kong, the local favorite attraction is Ocean Park because of its thrilling rides and hi-tech educational facilities, the sea world exhibition, performing animals, and children-oriented zoo. From the high-flying tram, you can see the entire park as well as its surroundings and the sea.

Museums - Hong Kong Science Museum and Hong Kong Space Museum

Most of the exhibits in Hong Kong Science Museum and Hong Kong Space Museum are meant to appeal to kids and teach them science in the most interesting ways. Children are sure to be attracted by the energy machine device in the Hong Kong Science Museum and the IMAX theater presentations on the roof of the big white dome that houses the Hong Kong Space Museum.

The Hong Kong Museum of History is an option for families with older children.

3-Day Tour Itinerary That the Whole Family Can Enjoy

This 3-day tour itinerary will give you a knockout family fun trip and enable your kids to have a great educational tour of Hong Kong. You can, however, just choose two of the suggested days and save the rest of the itinerary for your next visit.

Day 1

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Morning: Victoria Peak to See the View

Board the Peak Tram and travel up to Victoria Peak. Enjoy a view of the whole city, Victoria Harbour, the sea to the west, and far-off islands.

Have lunch with your family at one of the restaurants in the mall area of the Peak Tower.

Afternoon: Aberdeen Fishing Boat Ride

After lunch, visit Aberdeen with your family. Aberdeen used to be a fishing village and it still preserves some of the activities carried out by local fishermen. Get in a fishing boat called a sampan with your family for a joyful and interesting activity.

Then, enjoy a seafood dinner in Aberdeen.

Evening: Victoria Harbour Night View

In the evening, spend time in Victoria Harbour where you can admire the night view of Hong Kong and watch the performance called A Symphony of Lights. The performance starts at 8pm and lasts for about 20 minutes.

Day 2

Morning and Afternoon: Theme Park

Go over to Hong Kong Disneyland or Ocean Park Hong Kong. Choose one depending on the interests of your children and your budget:

  • Hong Kong Disneyland: cartoon characters, high budget
  • Ocean Park Hong Kong: animal exhibitions (including pandas) and performances, thrilling rides, middle budget

No matter which one you choose, you will enjoy a happy day out as a family. You may decide to save one theme park for day 3, as both parks are worth a visit.

Day 3

Morning: Ride the Star Ferry to Kowloon and Visit Museums

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In the morning, ride on the Star Ferry to Kowloon where Hong Kong Science Museum and Hong Kong Space Museum are located. The two museums are about 10 minutes' drive away and you need to spend 1–2 hours in each one, so it is possible to visit both in one morning.

Afternoon: Shopping or Tai Yuen Street

There are many choices in the afternoon. You can stay in Kowloon and enjoy some shopping in Tsim Sha Tsui with your family or return to Hong Kong Island and visit Tai Yuen Street.

Tai Yuen Street is a place your kids are sure to like as it is a street market specializing in toys! Your kids can find some popular toys and other interesting objects, and you can also look for some nostalgic toys from your childhood.

Enjoy a Family Holiday in Hong Kong with Us

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It is a good idea to have a fun and meaningful family holiday in Hong Kong with us. You will travel with a local guide in a comfortable private vehicle and there will be no one else in your group.

Alternatively, tell us your interests and requirements, and we will tailor-make a Hong Kong family tour for you.

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