06 Jul Holiday Fun… our top trips for families in Hong Kong this summer!
Summer is in full swing, and so Hong Kong Greeters have put together some top trips for families this holiday to keep everyone happy and busy. Please feel free to email us directly firstname.lastname@example.org for any summer queries or suggestions. As featured in July’s edition of Expat Parent Magazine
Join a Hong Kong Greeters group tour – Hong Kong Island Peak to Piers is great for newbies, with an overview of the Island, skip-the-line access at the Peak, a tour of the food markets with a small snack, a look at Old Town Central and Man Mo Temple.
Active littlies will enjoy a trip to one of the many road safety bicycle training parks around town. Hire bikes in Sha Tin Park and pick from two parks – beginners will enjoy Sha Tin Bicycle Safety Park while advanced riders will love Shatin Adventure Cycling Arena. You can also hire bikes with child seats in Shatin Park.
Hit the water at Lower Cheung Sha beach – there are changing facilities, shallow waters for petit paddlers and plenty of restaurants to choose from. We love the Lantau Grocer, who can prepare a BBQ on the beach for you (advance booking required). facebook.com/lantaugrocer
For a full-day (and night) of adventure, set sail from Central Ferry Piers for Cheung Chau island. Sai Yuen Farm has camping and an adventure park – we loved their tree- top canopy walk and their Segways.
Summerfest will be back in the Central Harbourfront event space for sports and family fun activities – we are hoping for the inflatable waterside again! It runs from July 7 to Aug 26. www.summerfest-centralharbourfront.hk
For nature and ocean explorers, the World Wildlife Fund in Hong Kong is running summer educational courses for children aged six to nine in a number of their venues. wwf.org.hk
Mix culture and craft with a visit to Lai Chi Kok Park (Mei Foo MTR) for its Chinese gardens – don’t forget paper and crayons for the brass rubbings.