Hong Kong Attractions For Families With Young Children

More than just a home to theme parks, Hong Kong has more to offer to families traveling with little children. These youngsters may get easily bored, get grumpy and filled with tantrums. But the interactive attactions, animated scenes and new experience might just be good enough for them to part with their beloved tablet devices.

As mentioned, Hong Kong is home to Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park, among the most renowned theme parks that offer rides, experiences and shows. Such attractions are often the go-to destinations for families traveling with small young children.

Hong Kong Disneyland is a theme park composed of sub-themed areas Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, and Toy Story Land. It has a capacity of accommodating 34,000 visitors a day.

Hong Kong Disneyland
1-Day child ticket HK$385, 2-Day child ticket HK$525
How to get there:
Take the MTR. Trains to Hong Kong Disneyland run from Sunny Bay station through the Disneyland Resort Line.

Ocean Park
Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, animal theme park and amusement park. It is Asia’s largest theme park which features two distinctive areas
1-Day Ticket Child (3-11 years old): HK$193


Hong Kong Science Museum
Composed of science shows and exhibits, 70 per cent of 500 on display can literally be played around on a variety of cool topics, including robotics, virtual reality and transportation.

Address: 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2732 3232
Hours: Open Monday – Friday 1pm- 9pm Sat- Sun 10am- 9pm. Closed Thursdays.
Admission: HK$25 for adults, HK$12.50 for students, children and seniors. Free admission for children under 4 years old accompanied by an adult with ticket. Free admission on Wednesdays.

How to get there:

  • MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit B2 and walk along Cameron Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for 18 minutes.
  • MTR Jordan Station Exit D and walk along Austin Road towards Tsim Sha Tsui East for 20 minutes.
  • MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit P2 and walk along Chatham Road South for approximately 10 minutes.

Hong Kong Space Museum
A museum of astronomy and space science in Tsim Sha Tsui with a dome-shaped roof. It features a planetarium, the Stanley Ho Space Theatre, the Hall of Space Science, as well as lecture hall and gift shop.

(Currently closed for renovation and will resume its operations end of 2016)


Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: (852) 2721 0226
Hours: Open Monday – Friday : 1pm – 9pm; Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays : 10am – 9pm; Closed Tuesdays.
Admission: Exhibition Halls – HK$10 for adults, HK$5 for students, children and seniors.

How to get there:

  • Take MTR Tsuen Wan line and get off at TST station/East TST station. Then take Exit J and walk through SOGO department store which takes about 10 minutes walk.

Take the Star Ferry from Wan Chai or Central and walk towards Salisbury Road for 5-7 minutes.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Located deep in the New Territories, this is the biggest museum in Hong Kong, covering over 340,000 sq feet of traditional Chinese architecture. Permanent exhibits include Orientation Theatre (closed until late 2016), Children’s Discovery Gallery which has eight playzones that allow children to get to know about local creatures, archaeological works and games.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Address: 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
Tel: (852) 2180 8188
Hours: Mon, Wed – Sat: 10am – 6pm; Sun and public holidays: 10am – 7pm; Closed Tuesdays
Admission: Adult HK$10, Child HK$5
How to get there:

  • Take the MTR Ma On Shan Line to Che Kung Temple Station Exit A and walk for 5 minutes along the footbridge to the museum. Car park is also available to those traveling by car.


Hong Kong Wetland Park
This park is encompasses the efforts of promoting and preserving Hong Kong’s fragile ecosystem and plethora of wildlife. ecosystem while educating the public on its diversity.
Hong Kong Wetland Park
Address: Hong Kong Wetland Park, Wetland Park Road, Tin Shui Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3152 2666 (General Enquiries), (852) 2617 5218 (Ticketing)
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Sunday
Admission: Adult HK$30, Child HK$15

How to get there:

  • MTR West Rail Tin Shui Wai Station. Change to 705 or 706 Light Rail and alight at Tin Sau Station or Wetland Park Station. From here, follow the signs and walk for another 5 minutes.
  • Bus 967 from MTR Admiralty Station Exit B to Wetland Park. Follow the signs and walk for another 5 minutes.
  • Bus 276B from MTR Sheung Shui Station Exit C to Wetland Park. Follow the signs and walk for another 5 minutes.

Hong Kong Global Geopark Volcano Discovery Centre
This park features geologic features a showcase the important geological themes of igneous rocks and sedimentary rocks of the Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region and Northeast New Territories Sedimentary Rock Region.

Address: Sai Kung Waterfront Park, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories (next to Sai Kung Bus Terminus)
Tel: +852 2394 1538
Hours: 9:30am to 4:30pm

How to get there: passengers taking bus / minibus routes below should alight at last stop.

  • Bus No. 92 which runs between Diamond Hill MTR station and Sai Kung,
  • Bus No. 96R which runs between Diamond Hill MTR station and Wong Shek Pier (Only on Sundays and Public Holidays),
  • Bus No. 99 which runs between Ma On Shan Heng On Bus Terminus and Sai Kung,
  • Bus No. 299X which runs between Sha Tin Central Bus Terminus and Sai Kung,
  • Bus No. 792M which runs between Tseung Kwan O MTR station and Sai Kung,
  • Bus No. 698R which runs between Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort) and Wong Shek Pier(Only on Sundays and Public Holidays),
  • Minibus No. 1 which runs between Kowloon Bay (Telford Gardens) and Sai Kung,
  • Minibus No. 1A which runs between Choi Hung Mtr station and Sai Kung,
  • Minibus No. 12 which runs between Po Lam and Sai Kung,
  • Minibus No. 101M which runs between Hang Hau MTR station and Sai Kung.

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