Children / Hong Kong Families

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 children’s 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 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 boat 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 Yuen Po St, Mong Kok.
  • Visit the 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.
  • Visit Hong Kong’s Science Museum.
Children / Hong Kong Families

Even without club memberships, it is possible to play cricket on Saturday mornings at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. Every Sunday, boys and girls play rugby through 18 different rugby clubs all around Hong Kong with many festivals and tournaments.

There is a plethora of public tennis courts with tennis academies organizing competitions. Ice Hockey is growing in Hong Kong and played at various venues. Swimming lessons and competitions can be arranged at all clubs and school pools.

Children Activities

Anastassia’s Art House Various locations

Australian Tennis Aces Wong Nai Chung Gap Road HK Football Club
Tel: 9104-7839

The Backyard Gang Wong Nai Chung Gap
Tel: 9747 0875

Brazilian Football Academy Tel: 3488 7724

Cityplaza Ice Palace Skating School Taikoo Shing
Tel: 2844 8688

Clip n Climb Quarry Bay
Tel: 2560 8128

Colour My World Wong Chuk Hang, not Aberdeen
Tel: 2580 5028

Festival Walk Glacier Skating School Kowloon Tong
Tel: 2844 3588

Faust International Youth Theatre Tel: 2547 9114
For ages 4-16. Theatre studies, speech and drama, creative writing.

Funzone Various locations

Harry Wright International Tel: 2575 6279
Swimming lessons and camps.

Hobie Club Tel: 6846 6311

Hong Kong Beaches There are many wonderful beaches to be found around the territory.

Hong Kong Central Library Causeway Bay
Tel: 3150 1234

Hong Kong Dolphin Watch Ltd Tel: 2984 1414

Hong Kong Disneyland Tel: 3550 3388
Reservation Center Tel: 1830 830

Hong Kong Mini Rugby Tel: 2504 8311

Jumpin Gym USA Tel: 2560 0033

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Tel: 2483 7200

Ngong Ping Cable Car Lantau
Tel: 3666 0606

Ocean Park Hong Kong Tel: 3923 2323

Public Riding Schools Tuen Mun Tel: 2461 3338
Pokfulam Tel: 2550 1359
Lei Yue Mun Tel: 2568 9776

Ryze Hong Kong Tel: 2337 8191

Sea Kayaks Hong Kong Tel: 9313 9165

Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association(YWCA) Tel: 3476 1340
Offers courses for children and adults

Visit parks, Hong Kong Zoo, public gardens, public playgrounds, free indoor playrooms and the Hong Kong Botanical Gardens.

Crime and Safety

One of the very best things about living in Hong Kong is the low incidence of violent crime. It is consistently rated one of the safest urban centers in the world. Nevertheless, robberies can occur. Keep your street smarts—do not get complacent. Change your locks when you move into your new flat, and don’t leave your house keys on your car key chain if you are having your car parked by a valet. Exercise caution when jogging alone on country park trails where it is relatively deserted. Watch your wallet in crowded areas, particularly at any tourist destination.