Plan a trip to Hong Kong this spring break with your children.

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Thinking of a trip to Hong Kong? Read this guest post from a seasoned traveller and plan the perfect trip with your children this holiday season.

Why Hong Kong ?

The place has it all — be it pizzazz, theme parks or shopping.

The place is very safe, but still it’s a good idea to be vigilant towards your child.

Make sure to keep the address and pohine number of the hotel / personal number in the child’s pocket at all times.

Also, give some money to the child, in case he is lost he can try to call you.

So let’s plan your trip.


The visa system initially was very easy, and you could get it on arrival.

However now, additionally you have to register yourself( and all those going) on a website.( please talk to your travel agent)

Print a hard copy as it would be required at the time of check in.

And, when you land in Hong Kong, this paper will be checked again.

You will still be getting visa on arrival but only if you possess that paper.

Transportation in HongKong

Hong Kong has a lot of road traffic so be prepared to spend time on road!


Hong Kong is infamous for having the rudest taxi drivers. It’s very hard to get a taxi, you will have to wait a bit. Also most taxi drivers do not know English, get the destination address written in Chinese by your hotel and show to the cabbie


They also have an incredible metro or subway system. It’s called MTR there. It takes minutes to reach places by MTR, when it could take looong by taxi


This is another very efficient and very cost effective means of transportation specially if you need to go from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. The routes are limited but it’s fun to ride on this heritage of past and Star Ferry is a justified must do if only to see the fabulous views of the harbour and skyline

View of the harbor from ferry in HongKong

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an island surrounded by more islands.

The main ones are:

Hong Kong


Lantau Island.

During the  British rule, the rich would stay in Hong Kong and all the workers, Chinese people would stay in Kowloon. Tsim Sha  Tsui is teh name of the district.

Currency is HK$ and that equals 8.17 INR

Things To Do with Children

As it’s a trip with kids, we will focus on what the kids may enjoy more 🙂

A trip to hongkong isn't complete without a visit to Disneyland

Disney Land – well this is the first thing that you would have in mind when hosting H.K with kids.

This Disney is perhaps the smallest one, and you can complete the whole thing in a day.

It’s a little far from the city, but the metro ride doesn’t make it seem very long.

The rides are good and you should definitely try these rides:

( height and age restrictions are there)

It’s A Small World

Space Mountain

Big Grizzly Mountain

Iron Man Experience

Dumbo Riide ( for small kids)

The food is however horrible – both in terms of taste and money( too expensive!!!).  You are not allowed to carry any food, so be well fed and just  buy chocolates from inside  if hungry.

The Peak – it’s the top most point of Hong Kong & not to be missed at all. You will have to take a cab / train to the peak area. From there here, you will be buying the tram tickets to The Peak!

The Peak is also called as The Victoria Peak.

Once you are up there, enjoy the breathtaking views of the city.

We went at night, but I think day time would be better.

Enjoy Madame Tussaud’s and then have a good meal right up on the peak.

There is a huge queue for going down, but it’s fun too. You can take a cab but that would cost a lot of money and you would miss the tram fun!

View from the victoria peak in hongkong

Ocean Park – is another theme park in H.K. Once again you can either take a cab or go via MTR.

I haven’t visited this one but it has a zoo, aquarium and lot of rides. Rides are water based and non water based.

Nathan Road – this place is the shopping street of Hong Kong. It’s very busy and touristy. Lost of malls and shopping complexes. This is in the Tsim Tsa Shui area.

Lost of food outlets and you can find Indian restaurants as well.

Taxi way back to your hotel, would be a long wait though 😉

Times Square Mall – This is one of the biggest malls in Hong Kong. It’s in the Causeway Bay area. It has all the good brands.

Sogo is a huge is a  Japanese department store which has it all. And , it’s very pricey too.

Besides, you can find a lot of stores on the road.

You can also spot many street side vendors, selling shakes, Stole’s, etc. ( Do negotiate)

Lantau Island – Although I have not been here yet, it a beautiful place and. The Big Buddha Statue and Ngong Ping cable car are one its main attractions. You can take a cab /bus or MTR.

Pro Tip

Carry at least 3 to 4 passports size photos of all those traveling.

Always have a pen in your travel bag.

Hong Kong in general is very expensive. So it would be a good idea to take some dry food items from home itself.  I took some chips, biscuits & chocolates, tea bags etc.

Carry a shawl/ shrug  with you it tends to get a little chilly in the evenings.

The taxi driver from airport is very expensive about 300 HK$

There are seven elevens everywhere and you can buy all the soft drinks, milk etc from there.

If you are looking for some beauty products, or medicines Watson’s is your place.

Guest Blog by Zainab Raazi from

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34 thoughts on “Plan a trip to Hong Kong this spring break with your children.

    priyadarshani Panda

    (January 26, 2018 - 3:11 am)

    So disney land is in our list and the only country we think of is hong kong…would love one to visit it soon


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:07 am)

      Good that you found Zainab’s post helpful

    Kehkasha Afzal

    (January 26, 2018 - 2:01 pm)

    Haven’t planned a trip yet but your post got me excited so so bad on planning a trip to hong kong for sure 😁


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:08 am)

      Wishing your dream is a reality soon

    Misha jain

    (January 26, 2018 - 2:23 pm)

    WOW..!! so much explanation..
    it certainly tempted me to go


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:08 am)

      Glad you found Zainab’s post helpful


    (January 26, 2018 - 3:08 pm)

    I have harbored the idea of visiting Hongkong with my kids ever since I gave birth to them. Maybe in a couple of years time when they are old enough would love to visit.


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:09 am)

      Hope you found some good pointers

    Dipika Singh

    (January 26, 2018 - 7:52 pm)

    Hongkong seems to be the place for family trip. I would love to visit this mesmerizing place once, thank you for sharing the itinerary details so vividly.


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:09 am)

      Good that you found Zainab’s post helpful

    Kinshoo Agrawal

    (January 26, 2018 - 10:51 pm)

    Hongkong is a beautiful destination for a family vacation. You have put up quite detailed information.


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:10 am)

      Good that you found Zainab’s post helpful


    (January 27, 2018 - 12:04 am)

    I love to try honk Kong for next trip thanks for this amazing blog

    Sejal Khanna

    (January 28, 2018 - 12:39 am)

    Very informative. I’ve bookmarked this link. Am a travel addict, so i want to be prepared if and whenopportunity strikes and i am off. 😉


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:10 am)

      Glad you found Zainab’s post helpful

    Alpana Deo

    (January 28, 2018 - 9:53 am)

    These are very useful tips. I liked the taxi tip of getting the address written in Chinese. To me that’s a very important and helpful tip.


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:11 am)

      Absolutely! Such tiny things might not pop into a first time travelers mind

    Monika Sehdev

    (January 28, 2018 - 8:04 pm)

    Visiting Hong Kong is in my wishlist from long. Will planning a trip Soon. I’m very much sure , your post will be helpful ❤❤


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:11 am)

      Welcome Monika

    Rohini James

    (January 29, 2018 - 8:42 am)

    A very useful post for someone looking for the information on Hong Kong. This brings back some fond memories too.


    (January 29, 2018 - 9:43 am)

    Hong kong is on my wishlist.Loved the useful post which will help me plan this.

    Mahak @babyandbeyondin

    (January 29, 2018 - 10:06 am)

    We are considering our first international vacation with our toddler…HK looks like a good option!


      (January 29, 2018 - 11:12 am)

      Good that you found Zainab’s post helpful

    Kavita Singh

    (January 29, 2018 - 12:11 pm)

    Now Hong Kong is definitely going on my soo-to-visit list :). WOnderfully written Z.


    (January 29, 2018 - 1:25 pm)

    This is a very helpful post for anyone planning to travel to Hong Kong. We are still finalizing the place for summer break and this post can help me decide. Good one Zainab.


      (February 2, 2018 - 8:52 pm)

      Thx 🙂 a lot to everyone who found this post useful


    (January 29, 2018 - 1:41 pm)

    What a useful blog post. Shall refer this when I visit


    (January 29, 2018 - 1:56 pm)

    Brings back lovely memories of Hongkong. Next time, when we take he kids, will definitely refer to this list.

    Shilpa Bindlish

    (January 29, 2018 - 5:57 pm)

    Disneyland is on the top of my son’s travel list. Wish to visit some day.


    (January 29, 2018 - 6:05 pm)

    I live in Singapore so HK is close by. This post is so helpful!


    (January 31, 2018 - 5:54 pm)

    Ohh we are soon planning for a trip there…my SIL lives there… thanks for the handy tips you shared..

    Priya Bajpai

    (January 31, 2018 - 6:23 pm)

    beautiful place Hong Kong is. you have rekindled the memories. I guess another trip to Hong Kong won’t harm 😛

    Nayantara Hegde

    (February 2, 2018 - 1:31 pm)

    HongKong is definitely on our wish list and we plan to go there once babyT is older and understands a little bit about the Disney characters etc.

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