Just about a month ago, we decided to bring our kids, yes, all 3 of them, to Hong Kong for a quick get away. They are aged 4months, 2yo and 4yo. Many of my friends have since asked for my itinerary as they have kids of similar ages. So I thought might as well record it here 🙂 (We also give some tips for travelling to Hong Kong with kids. You can read about it HERE)
Day 1: Our flight arrived at Hong Kong at about 2. We reached our hotel at Tsim Sha Tsui (Holiday Inn Golden Mile) at about 4pm. We rested for a while until about 5:30pm. We had planned to stay near the Harbour so we can watch the symphony of lights show at the Harbour and also take the ferry to Hong Kong Island. So that’s what we did. We took a ferry to the other side for dinner. We hung out at the harbour for a while later on. We bought ice cream and sat around listening to the many buskers performing. They were pretty good!
Day 2: Ocean Park! It opens only at 10am and was only 2 MTR stops away from our hotel so we had a slow morning and arrived there at 10am. We basically spent the whole day there. There are kiddy rides suitable for the toddlers but there were a lot of adult rides as well. The kids also enjoyed looking at the penguins and seals. There were many shows but we only managed to catch the dolphin one. You have to try the ocean express and the cable car ride too! They are free of charge.
Day 3: We met my Aunty who resides in Hong Kong for a timsum brunch. After that we had intended to take the tram up to The Peak. However the queue was SUPER long! So we took a cab up instead. It was only about 70 HKD. There was the Wax Museum and a Trick-eye museum up there but we didn’t go to either as our kids would not know how to appreciate yet. So we just hung around, got an ice cream at haagen daaz, went to the sky terrace, played at a make shift bouncy castle, and took the tram down. In the evening, we caught the symphony of lights at the harbour.
Day 4: Disneyland! Similar to Ocean Park, the park opens at 10am. We checked out of our hotel, went to Disneyland Hotel in a cab (150hkd), deposited our luggage, and headed straight to Disneyland in the shuttle bus provided by the hotel! We stayed at the park until after the fireworks were over before going back.
Day 5: Repeat. We only covered half of Disneyland the previous day as the kids wanted to go on each ride multiple times. So glad we bought the 2-day pass. We were at Disneyland from 10am to 9pm this time and we hung around in the shop to choose our souvenir after the daily 8pm fireworks.
Day 6: Breakfast at the Enchanted Garden with the Disney Characters!! Thereafter we just hung out around at the hotel, playing in the maze and running around in the lobby and bumping into Goofy at the lobby, before heading to the airport to check out. It was a pity that the indoor swimming pool was closed. We had wanted to bring our 4 month old there to play.
That’s it! 🙂 Just for more info, we took Cathay flights as there was this promotion with Maybank Credit Cards at the time of purchase. So for the 6 of us, the total was only $1.3k instead of 1.8k if we had chosen SQ instead. If you are planning a 5 day trip instead, I would suggest to skip The Peak. The tram ride is fun, but it is a relatively short ride. For a 4 day trip, just head straight to Disneyland 🙂
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