7 Family-Friendly Weekend Activities In Hong Kong
1/7 Bowling at Tiki Tiki Bowling Bar
Unapologetically over the top, Tiki torches and statues are met with bold neon lights at this sprawling bowling alley in Sai Kung. After you've worked up an appetite on the lanes, Tiki Tiki Bowling Bar has various dining options including a restaurant serving everything from Southeast Asian favourites to pizza, a Tiki bar serving colourful cocktails and a sunlit beer garden that overlooks serene views of Sai Kung.
Tiki Tiki Bowling Bar, 4/F Centro, 1A Chui Tong Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, +852 2657 8488; tikitiki.hk
2/7 Rock Climbing at GoNature
Got a curious little climber on your hands? Take them to GoNature, Hong Kong's largest indoor climbing gym. This 6,500 square feet offers over 100 climbing routes and bouldering challenges, over 15 years of experience under their belt and award-winning instructors—so you know your little ones (and yourself) will be in safe hands.
GoNature, Unit C2, G/F, Wing Hing Industrial Building, 14 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, +852 3563 7156; gonaturehk.com
3/7 Cooking Classes
From dim sum making to mastering Thai or Japanese cuisine, there are plenty of cooking classes in Hong Kong that will help you take your skills in the kitchen to new heights. For the little ones, there are kid-friendly cooking classes where they can bake and decorate cakes to their hearts content.
To get started, check out our list of Hong Kong's best cooking classes here.
4/7 Organic Agriculture at Living Farm
Visitors can learn how to properly care for plants and harvest organic produce at Living Farm, a sprawling organic farm situated in serene Tai Po that offers organic farming classes. Each student will be assigned a farming plot for practice, and at the end of it all you can either choose to bring your harvest home or share them with fellow farmers. It's a great exercise in responsibility and sustainable that will no doubt have a lasting, positive impact—both for you and your family, and the planet as a whole.
Living Farm,199 Tai Hang Tsuen, Tai Wo Service Road West, Tai Po, New Territories, +852 6999 8006; livingfarm.com.hk
5/7 Take a Hike
Fresh air, a solid workout and incredible views—there's a reason hiking is one of Hong Kong's favourite pastimes, both for adults and families. Whether you're after an easy stroll or feeling game enough to tackle Hong Kong's tallest mountain, our city is brimming with options to get you up and moving. Best of all, there's almost always a great restaurant and/or bar waiting at the end of the trail.
Unsure where to start or in search of a new trail to explore? Check out our list of Hong Kong hikes, plus where to eat and drink after.
6/7 Art Jamming
Is your little one an aspiring Jackson Pollock or Takashi Murakami? It doesn't matter whether you make a mess or a masterpiece—at the end of the day, Art Jamming is about losing all inhibition, having fun and allowing your creative juices to flow.
Art Jamming, 4D Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, +852 2541 8816; artjamming.com
Choco L'ART Studio, 2B, Yan King Court, 119-121 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, +852 6695 1161; chocolart.com.hk
See also: Bilingual Bubs: 5 Best Language Classes For Kids In Hong Kong
7/7 Explore a New Neighbourhood
Our city has plenty to offer, so why not get out here and explore a new neighbourhood? From the bustling streets of SoHo and Wan Chai, to the slightly slower-paced 'hoods of Happy Valley and Tai Hang, there is so much to do, see and eat. And if you feel like heading further a field, why not explore the popular island of Cheung Chau?
See also: The Tatler Guide To Hong Kong's Neighbourhoods
This article was originally published on 11 October, 2019 and was updated on 27 February, 2020.