Going outdoor is good for the body and the mind – especially for kids who hunch their back and play video games the whole day – as it gives them a chance to get some fresh air and natural sunlight, move their little muscles, and experience more beyond addictive virtual games or difficult books. Escaping from the cramped, stuffy house is also beneficial to their young mind and it is a great chance to strengthen your bond with them as well.
Saiyuen is an outdoor adventure activities site at the Southwestern tip of Cheung Chau, occupying over 11 acres of land. This camping site offers different themed camping facilities: Native American Teepees, African Safari Tents or Star Gazing Geodesic Domes. The place also offers activities such as junior abseiling, climbing monkeys, and treetop canopy walk.
Tel: 2981 1010
Address: 4 Tsan Tuen Road, Cheung Chau, New Territories, Hong Kong
Long Coast Seasports (LCS)
The campsite is situated at the seaside of Lower Cheung Sha Village in South Lantau, facing one of Hong Kong’s longest beaches, which stretches over 3.2 km along the island’s south shore. The site provides Safari tent, caravan, and normal bedroom packages. You can have a bbq dinner as well if you get an upgrade. If building sandcastle is not your kid’s thing, LCS also provides sea sports such as bodyboard, stand-up paddling, and sea kayaking.
Tel: 8104 6222
Address: 29 Lower Cheung Sha Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Wan Tsai South Campsite
If you are looking to have a more authentic, raw experience of camping – meaning you have to prepare your tent, food, and other necessities – you may want to go to Wan Tsai South Campsite in Sai Kung West Country Park. The site has ample space and facilities. It is well-known for starry nights, picturesque scenery, and its tranquillity.
Po Kong Village Road Park
Covering an area of about 9 hectares, the park is located at Po Kong Village Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon. It has an area for cycling beginners. There is also an elevated cycling track of about 1 kilometre in length, which is suitable for bigger kids who may want some challenges. Beside cycling trail, there are other facilities such as a 650-metre jogging trail, fitness corners for different age groups, and children’s playgrounds.
Tel: 2320 6140
Address: 140 Po Kong Village Road, Diamond Hill, Kowloon
Discovery Bay is a great spot to have a little get-away! The place is fresh and dynamic, and there are plenty of cosy restaurants by the waterfront to enjoy a nice meal before or after riding. A cycling track is right next to Discovery Bay Road. It is perfect for families to bike slowly and enjoy the view at the same time. To go to Discovery Bay, you can take the ferries from Central Pier 3, which set off around every 20-30 mins.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park
The park is located in Sheung Wan, near the entrance of Western Habour Tunnel. In there, you will find an open lawn where you can enjoy the sea view while having some bites. There is a long, comfortable sidewalk area where you can take a stroll or jog by the sea. There are also a football pitch, basketball courts, and some playgrounds.
Tel: 2540 9704
Jordan Valley Park
This park in Kwun Tong occupies about 6.3 hectares of land. Besides having an impressively spacious lawn, the park is also famous for having a radio-controlled model car racing circuit, which is of international standard. If you and your kids have your own model car, why not have a race? Plus, there are also fitness station, kid’s play area, and gardens.
Tel: 2342 2241
Address: No. 71, New Clear Water Bay Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.