10 Best Things to do In Hong Kong with toddler

10 Best Things to do In Hong Kong with toddler

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 family holiday with a toddler so here we have rounded up our top 10 things to do in Hong Kong with toddler.

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Updated: July 2019

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 for toddlers 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.

In my opinion no Hong Kong itinerary with toddler is complete without a visit but if you are worried about size then you could just spend a morning or afternoon at the park. As the smallest Disney Park in the world, it is quite a compact site and you could achieve a lot in just half a day!

Due to its size you could probably even just spend an afternoon or evening there but we had a great full day! To find out all of our top tips for visiting Hong Kong Disneyland check out this post as it will help to maximise your time and save you money. 

It is best to book your Hong Kong Disney in Advance! Click here for discounted advance tickets via Klook Travel

For a full review of Hong Kong Disney with a toddler check out this guide!

Disneyland Hong Kong with a toddler! Hong Kong Disney with a toddler

For a full Disney experience then why not stay at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort 

Check prices for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort HERE 

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 and should be on the itinerary for any family trip to Hong Kong!

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 travelling to Hong Kong with toddler and visiting the peak tramway – get there early as the queues get horrendously long and make sure you book your tickets in advance!

Of all the things to do in Hong Kong with family  in tow this is one of the musts!

Hong Kong Observation Wheel

Right on the bay and offering great views! Children will love riding the observation wheel! It is really one of the best Hong Kong toddler activities!

Hong Kong Park – a great free thing to do in Hong Kong with toddler

Best things to do in Hong Kong with toddler!

If you are looking for where to go in Hong Kong with toddler in tow then this park for sure needs to be on your list! 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 really is one of the best Hong Kong attractions 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

Hong Kong with a toddler

One of the must things to do in Hong Kong with children! 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. This is definitely one of the best things for kids to do in Hong Kong and the beaches and islands around Hong Kong are very family friendly!

Walk the Avenue of Stars

Looking for what to do in with kids in Hong Kong more than toddlers then the avenue of stars must be on the list! The avenue of stars is Hong Kong’s answer to the Hollywood wall of fame and will be of particular interest to those who have martial arts fanatics in the family!

Watch The Nightly Symphony Of Lights And ICC Light Show

Looking for what to do in Hong Kong with toddler in tow at night then look no further than the Symphony of Lights -Hong Kong’s signature light show! This is one of the best Hong Kong family activities, 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

If you are traveling to Hong Kong with children then we recommend looking at one of the below hotels for lodging!

When we did our Hong Kong family trip we stayed at the Grand Hyatt Hong KongWe 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!

You can compare prices and check availability for this hotel HERE! 

Another answer to where to stay in Hong Kong with kids has to be the Conrad Hong Kong. Although we didn’t stay there we walked past this hotel everyday of our Hong Kong family vacation and we felt that this 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! If we were to return to Hong Kong with family again I would definitely consider this hotel!

You can check prices for this hotel and book online HERE! 

Another great hotel in Hong Kong for families is the  Four Seasons Hong Kong was also attached to the same mall and this chain always offers outstanding service!

You can check prices and book for this hotel online HERE! 

Other tips for Traveling to Hong Kong with kids

Things to do in Hong Kong with baby and other essential information

  • Although we travelled with a toddler, I think all of the above would be easy and good things to do with baby in Hong Kong!
  • 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.
  • If you are traveling to Hong Kong with a baby then we recommend taking a baby carrier with you but given the heat be sure to get a baby carrier for hot weather! 

Travelling Around Hong Kong with Kids, Toddlers and Babies

What are your favourite things to on a Hong Kong Family Holiday with a toddler?

For more Hong Kong itineraries check out this super helpful post!

Looking for a family friendly hotel in Hong Kong then check out this post!


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  1. June 1, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Oh this was such a good read, I am so keen to take my kids to Hong Kong but just don’t feel brave enough yet! Reading this has me all excited to do it again!

  2. June 4, 2018 / 8:47 am

    I’ve never been to Hong Kong, I didn’t know they had a Disney Park there too! I think lots of these things would be great for older kids too. #wanderlustkids

  3. June 5, 2018 / 8:20 am

    lots of fun activities it seems #citytripping

  4. June 6, 2018 / 4:36 am

    Growing up in Hong Kong, I loved visiting Hong Kong Park, and when I go back for visits now even as an adult, I always try to get a trip on the Star Ferry. It’s all very nostalgic for me! Too bad you did not have good weather when you went to the Peak!

  5. June 7, 2018 / 7:15 am

    There’s loads to do in Hong Kong with kids – although it can be tricky to navigate. As you know, we went when our daughters were 4 and 1. They loved the observation wheel and Peak tram – such a shame you got bad weather for it. We didn’t have time to go to Disneyland (although I was tempted) and there also a Noah’s Ark attraction for kids that’s supposed to be good. Thanks for linking to #citytripping

  6. June 7, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Your photos of Hong Kong are clear – I feel like I’m there! It sounds like there are a lot of great things to do there. We were considering making a side trip when I was in Guangzhou for work, but I didn’t know how it would work with our Chinese visas so we didn’t chance it. I wish we had been able to though – it looks quite a bit less smoggy. 😉

  7. June 7, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Looks like a fun trip. We have friends with kids in Hong Kong and they have a lot of hidden secrets about pools and play areas. Otherwise, I think I would have been tempted by Disneyland too! Who doesn’t love a good park when you’r on the road with kids. Thanks for joining #FarawayFiles

  8. June 8, 2018 / 1:36 am

    We spent 4 days in Hong Kong with our older kids over NYE last year and it was such a fun city to explore with them. We even hopped on a boat and went hiking on Lamma Island. They loved the food and exploring the different markets too. #farawayfiles

  9. June 12, 2018 / 12:33 am

    This is definitely on my list of places I want to visit. My son is definitely not a toddler anymore, but I’m sure he’d love all these ideas. I’m intrigued to find out more about the light show!

  10. June 27, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    There’s some great ideas and tops there for visiting Hong Kong with toddlers. I’d love to visit their Disney park and see the skyline at night. Thanks for linking up to #wanderlustkids!

  11. August 1, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    I really love the look of the park and I am intrigued by the sound of the midlevel elevators so I’m off to Google that to find out more ?

  12. August 4, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    We have heared great things about Hong Kong, but we havent visited yet. It is on our list and your post highlights how child friendly it is. Been to Disneyland in Orlando and Paris, would love to go to the one in Hong Kong too. #fearlessfamtrav

  13. August 5, 2018 / 3:07 am

    I think I would feel a bit daunted at the prospect of visiting Hong Kong with a toddler, it’s such a huge city! I really liked all of your great suggestions, particularly Disney (Disney is always a good idea, right?), and also the park, I love to find green spaces for the kids to blow off some steam. #fearlessfamtrav

  14. August 10, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    Although it might be smaller than we are used to, Hong Kong Disney is somewhere we’re dying to visit. There sounds like there’s lots to do for families in the city as well. #fearlessfamtrav

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