Hong Kong is a city that has been on my bucket list for such a long time. So as we were booking our round the trip we knew we were going to shoehorn it into our itinerary. Now on the face of it, Hong Kong isn’t the most toddler friendly of cities – the crowds, the hills and the summer weather to name a few. However there are some brill things that you can do on a Hong Kong holiday with a toddler so here we have rounded up our top 10 things to do in Hong Kong with toddler.
10 Best things to do in Hong Kong with toddler
Disneyland Hong Kong with toddler
Disneyland Hong Kong has to be on the list of the best things to do in Hong Kong with a toddler and should definitely be added to your Hong Kong toddler itinerary. Disney is always a great idea with a toddler whether in Japan, California or Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Park is by far the smallest of all the worldwide Disney parks but has a great amount of attractions for toddlers. Due to its size you could probably even just spend an afternoon or evening there but we had a great full day!
It is best to book your Hong Kong Disney in Advance! Click here for discounted advance tickets via Klook Travel
For a full Disney experience then why not stay at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
An alternative if you don’t want to visit Disneyland but would still like to experience a theme park in Hong Kong is to visit Oceanland! You can buy your tickets online here
The Peak Tramway
This is one of the best things to do in Hong Kong with kids regardless of age! The Peak Tramway is a funicular railway that takes tourists go to Victoria Peak. The tramway is an experience in itself and the view at the top spectacular ( so I am told we had horrendous weather in Hong Kong so bad nothing could be seen from the top)
Tip for visiting peak tramway – get there early as the queues get horrendously long and make sure you book your tickets in advance!
Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Right on the bay and offering great views! Children will love riding the o derivation wheel!
Hong Kong Park – a great free thing to do in Hong Kong with toddler
Looking for the best things to do in Hong Kong with toddlers? The you need to visit the park. This was probably my toddlers favourite place in the city. Not only is there an amazing playground, great views and Greek spaces but there are loads of free animal encounters. From the zoo and butterfly house to my little ones favourite the aviary! Hong Kong park is a definite must for kids!
Ride the MidLevel Escalators
The mid level escalators are a sight to behold and one of the best things to do with toddlers in Hong Kong! Making the hills of Hong Kong accessible to the masses, riding the midlevel escalators is a must for your hong kong itinerary. Toddlers and kids of all ages will love riding them!
For other budget things to do in Hong Kong check out this guide to Hong Kong for 10USD
Visit the Big Buddha
One of Hong Kong’s biggest tourist attractions! This is a must for any visit to Hong Kong. However if visiting with a toddler leave the stroller behind! This is a definite carry job!
A great way to get to the Big Buddha is via the cablecar! You can book tickets in advance!
Ride or Watch for Aqua Luna
A must for any visit to Hong Kong for kids! Aqua Luna is the iconic clipper that can be spotted by its iconic red sails in Hong Kong. Toddlers will love going for a ride or spotting it as you travel around the city. It is really one of my favourite things to do in Hong Kong with kids.
Take a ferry
If the above doesn’t take your fancy be sure to catch at least one ferry in Hong Kong. Whether to get to one of the many islands or just to get a different perspective on Hong Kong. Kids love it
Walk the Avenue of Stars
The avenue of stars is Hong Kong’s answer to the Hollywood wall of fame!
Please note: this is currently under refurbishment but is due to be completed by end of 2018!
Watch The Nightly Symphony Of Lights And ICC Light Show
Hong Kong’s signature light show! Children will love watching this spectacle over he Bay – if they can stay up late enough to watch it!
Where to Stay in Hong Kong with toddlers
While we were in Hong Kong we stayed in the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong! We are really enjoyed our time at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and it was particularly well located for the ferries and the observation wheel. It also has a brilliant pool which I think is a necessity for little ones during the worst of the Hong Kong heat!
During our time in Hong Kong we also thought that the Conrad Hong Kong was well appointed for traveling with kids as it was attached to one of the nice upscale malls which is handy to have when traveling with kids!
Other tips for Traveling to Hong Kong with kids
Hong Kong with baby
- Hong Kong is a very easy place to buy baby supplies. Baby food, diapers and pureed foods can be found in lots of pharmacies and supermarkets.
- We found it difficult using our stroller in Hong Kong. There are lots of uneven pavements and not all stations we found were accessible – we ended up carrying our stroller downstairs a lot.
- We recommend taking a baby carrier with you for Hong Kong but given the heat be sure to get a baby carrier for hot weather!
Travelling Around Hong Kong with Kids, Toddlers and Babies
- Car Seats aren’t required in taxis but I think it is always prudent to use one! You can read our guide to best toddler travel car seats here!
What are your favourite things to on a Hong Kong Holiday with a toddler?