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Hong Kong is made for a family break

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Cable car rides, beach outings and Mickey Mouse – the city and its islands have lots more for families than just shopping! But if you look up any guide to Hong Kong you might be forgiven for thinking the only thing to do there is shop. New malls crop up regularly if you want a designer label, but there are also bargains in the Chinese markets to be had. But clothes shopping is just no fun with young kids in tow.

Bearing that in mind, The Peak on Hong Kong island is a good place to get your bearings if you arrive here on a family break. A tram takes you up from the Central business district so steeply that if you put it down, your bag will slide down the floor to the back of the carriage (WARNING! Children find this fun!) At the top you do emerge to a shopping mall but head 50 yards up a path past the shops, and there's a stunning view: a harbour teeming with boats large and small, fringed by a forest of skyscrapers and hemmed in by lush, green mountains. There is a nature trail, a playground, Madame Tussauds and a number of restaurants that cater well for children.
 


When you come back down again there's something mesmeric about a port in full flow. The iconic old green and white Star ferries still ply between Hong Kong island and Tsim Sha Tsui, as they have for more than a century. Catch one at 8pm and free with your journey you get a spectacular choreographed light show played out by the main harbourside skyscrapers. Perhaps before doing that you can picnic at Cyberport Waterfront Park. It’s got a wonderful view of Hong Kong and who doesn’t love a picnic, young or old and a run around a green space next to the water?

 

Hiking isn’t always a favorite of those under ten, but if you can persuade them, then Lamma Island offers the Lamma Island Family Walk which allows you to take in the beautiful glistening beaches, hills, fishing villages and the best seafood around. If cycling sounds preferable there are plenty of options. Tai Wai/ Sha Tin to Tai Po starts along the Shing Mun river and takes you through the Hong Kong Science Park, the Pak Shek Kok Promenade as well as the Tolo cycling track – Hong Kong’s most picturesque cycling route! With cafés dotted along the route and Tai Po Waterfront at the end, this three-hour-long route could easily be stretched into an all-day affair. 
 

 


The Science Museum, which is conveniently located next door to Hotel Icon, has something for everyone, and there’s always a day at Disneyland of course, culminating in the fireworks.

Little girls will love getting their nails done with their mother and having afternoon tea, whilst little boys may enjoy pretending they are Harry Potter playing a game of Quidditch at Hyperspace.

A family holiday in Hong Kong has everything: buckets and spades; chopsticks and pandas; Mickey Mouse; bright lights, big city. What more could a young child want?

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