About Hong Kong

Children in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is fundamentally a safe city for children to live, and with the subtropical climate children are able to enjoy the freedom of playing outdoors for most of the year. Most new residential properties include outdoor areas or childrens' facilities; otherwise there are many other ways to entertain children.

Children can enjoy the beach, camp in the country parks or hike one of many walking trails. Alternatively, visit one of the many child friendly museums, markets or have a fun day at Disneyland.

In addition, there are numerous social and recreational sports clubs offering extracurricular activities. Children are able to participate in the arts and crafts, ballet, figure skating, ice hockey, martial arts, mini rugby, music, sailing, tennis, theatre and many more.

Walk or take the tram to Victoria Peak.
Discover the beaches on Hong Kong and neighboring islands.
Sail on a Chinese junk and enjoy Hong Kong's scenic islands.
Search for beautiful pink dolphins in Hong Kong's coastal waters.
Visit the birds at the bird market at Yuen Po Street, Mongkok.
Visit the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Central.
Paddle boating at Wong Nai Chung Reservoir.
Visit Mai Po Marshes, 380 hectares of wetland for birds, butterflies,
leopard cats and otters.

Chameleon Workshop
Wan Chai
Tel: 2527 2251
www.chameleonworkshop.com

Cityplaza Ice Palace
Skating School
Taikoo Shing
Tel: 2844 8633
www.icepalace.com.hk

CreativeKids
Tel: 2530 4336
www.colour-my-world.com

Festival Walk Glacier
Skating School
Kowloon Tong
Tel: 2844 3535
www.glacier.com.hk

Faust International
Youth Theatre
Tel: 2547 9114
www.faustworld.com
Aged 4-16. Theatre studies, speech
and drama, creative writing.

Harry Wright International
Tel: 2892 0224
www.hwiswim.com
Swimming lessons and camps.

Hong Kong Central Library
Causeway Bay
Tel: 3150 1234
www.hkpl.gov.hk

Hong Kong Dolphin Watch Ltd
Tel: 2984 1414
www.hkdolphinwatch.com

Hong Kong Disneyland
Tel: 1830 830
www.hongkongdisneyland.com

Hong Kong Mini Rugby
www.hkrugby.com

Jumpin Gym USA
Tel: 2560 0003
www.jumpingym.com

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic
Garden
Tel: 2483 7200
www.kfbq.org

Ngong Ping Cable Car
Lantau
Tel: 2109 9898
www.np360.com.hk

Ocean Park Hong Kong
Tel: 3923 2323
www.oceanpark.com.hk

Public Riding School
Pokfulam
Tel: 2550 1359
www.hkjridingschools.com

Public Riding School
Lei Yue Mun
Tel: 2568 9776
www.hkjridingschools.com

Public Riding School
Tuen Mun
Tel: 2461 3338
www.hkjridingschools.com

YWCA
Tel: 3476 1340
www.esmdywca.org.hk
Offer courses for children and adults.

Visit parks, Hong Kong Zoo, public gardens, and the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden.
www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/ls_park.php

Summer Programs and Holiday Camps

Most international schools and preschools offer extracurricular activities during holidays or weekends, over prescribed courses give priority to enrolled students and their siblings. We recommend you take the time to find the right course.
Here are a few examples:

Brazillian Soccer Schools
Tel: 2385 9677
bss.com.hk

English Schools Foundation (ESF)
Educational Services
Tel: 2711 1280
www.esf.org.hk

Hong Kong International School
Tel: 3149 7145
www.hkis.edu.hk

German Swiss International School
Tel: 2849 6216
www.gsis.edu.hk

Playsport
Tel: 2818 9453
www.playsport.com.hk
Coaching and Fitness Professionals

Shops for Children

Hong Kong has a vast number of stores for childrens, toys, furniture
and clothes; here are just a few options.

IKEA
www.ikea.com.hk
See website for location of stores
Hong Kong and Kowloon.

It's Magical
www.itsimagical.hk/
See website for location of stores
Hong Kong and Kowloon.

Mothercare
www.mothercare.com.hk/
See website for location of stores
Hong Kong and Kowloon.

Toy’s R Us
www.toysrus.com.hk
See website for location of stores
Hong Kong and Kowloon.

Entertainment

Hong Kong offers a broad spectrum of entertainment options, in the way of the arts, fine dining, shopping, cultural events and leisure pursuits. There are international and local events going on in Hong Kong all the time. Performances at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, City Hall, and the Academy for Performing Arts are just a few of the events.
Most, if not all events are listed in a number of guides.

General Guides

HK Magazine
www.hk-magazine.com
Free magazine distributed at bars
and sports clubs.

South China Morning Post
www.scmp.com
Newspaper stocked by most
convenient stores and
supermarkets.

Timeout
www.timeout.com/hongkong
Stocked by most convenient stores,
supermarkets and online.

Arts Guides
Hong Kong Arts Festival
www.hk.artsfestival.org

Macau Arts Festival
www.icm.gov.mo
Annual arts festival in Macau, acts from all over the world.

Hong Kong International Film Festival
www.hkiff.org.hk
Annual event dates and films listed on the website.

Hong Kong Arts Fringe Club
www.hk.artsfringe.com.hk

Hong Kong Sinfonietta
www.hksinfonietta.org

Markets

In Hong Kong you can find a number of street markets, whether they are located in a small alley way or a cluster of pedestrian roads like The Lanes. These areas are guaranteed to be crammed with market stalls selling a variety of goods, here are just a few:

Hong Kong Island

The Lanes and Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Situated between Des Voeux Road and Queens Road, Li Yuen East, and Li Yuen West are two narrow
lanes full of market wares. Jewelry, clothes, silks, handbags, fabrics and suitcases.

Open Air Market
Pokfulam, The Peak and Discovery Bay.
Tel: 2523 6835
www.openairhk.com
Outdoor market operated in designated markets, on alternate Sundays.

Stanley Market
Located on the Southside of
Hong Kong Island
Stanley market attracts thousands of people interested in buying clothes, cashmere products, artwork, gifts, handbags and sportswear.

Western Market
Morrison Street, Hong Kong
This market is a four storey renovated building, often referred to as Hong Kongs Convent Garden, selling craft wares, boutique silk shops and restaurants.

Kowloon

Flower Market, Boundary Street, Mongkok MTR

Jade Market, Yau Ma Tei, Jordon MTR
Some 450 stalls selling jade products.

Ladies Market, Tung Choi Street, Mongkok MTR
Ladies accessories; clothes andcosmetics.

Prince Edward Market, Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok MTR
General clothing and accessories.

Temple Street Market, Jordan MTR
A vibrant market that becomes a night market from 4 p.m. CDs,gadgets, hardware and luggage.

Museums, Temples and Walking Trails

Museums

Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
Tel: 2734 2010
www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/HKCC/index.html

Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Stanley
Tel: 2813 2322
www.hkmaritimemuseum.org

Hong Kong Museum of Art
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2721 0116
www.hk.art.museum

Hong Kong Museum of History
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2724 9047
www.hk.history.museum

Hong Kong Museum of Medical
Sciences
Mid-Levels
Tel: 2549 5123
www.hkmms.org.hk

Hong Kong Racing Museum
Tel: 2966 8065
www.thehongkongjockeyclub.com

Hong Kong Railway Museum
Tai Po
Tel: 2653 3455
www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk

Hong Kong Science Museum
Tel: 2732 3232

www.hk.science.museum
Hong Kong Space Museum
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2734 2722
www.lcsd.gov.hk/hkspm/index.html

Madame Tussauds
The Peak
Tel: 2849 6966
www.madame-tussauds.com.hk

Museum of Tea Ware
Hong Kong Park
Tel: 2869 090
www.lcsd.gov.hk/museum

Police Museum
The Peak
Tel: 2849 7019

University Museum and Art Gallery
Tel: 2859 2111
www.hku.hk/hkumag
Temple Treks
Ching Chung Koon
Tuen Mun
Tel: 2462 1507
www.daoist.org

Chuk Lam Shim Yuen
Tsuen Wan
Tel: 2416 6557
www.chuklamsimyuen.org
The bamboo forest Monastery.

Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery
Tuen Mun
Tel: 2691 1067
www.10kbuddhas.org
Ten Thousand Buddhas.

Ngong Ping 360
Tel: 2109 9898
www.np360.com.hk
Spectacular cable car journey to the Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island.

Sam Tung Uk Museum
Tsuen Wan
Tel: 2411 2001
www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk
Restored walled village.

Walking Trails

Hike one of ten MacLehose trails.
The MacLehose trails cover over 100km, venturing through a variety of sceneries from picturesque coastal views, through paved villages, country park terrain or challenging mountain peaks. There are trails for all levels of fitness, however, maps, planning in advance and plenty of water is recommended.

Hong Kong Walking Trails
Dragons Back is one of the more popular trails among the thirteen Hong Kong Island trails. While these Hong Kong trails seem close to civilization, you can easily become lost; maps and water are highly recommended.

Country Parks Authority
Tel: 2552 7907
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
www.afcd.gov.hk
www.epd.gov.hk