The 18 districts of Hong Kong are all safe to live in, but every district provides various characteristics and amenities that cater to singles, young couples, families and seniors. If you’re looking for a neighbourhood that provides fun and entertainment for children, check out these family-friendly districts in Hong Kong:
Although Mid-Levels is situated directly above the busy area of Central, this district provides a sanctuary for those looking for a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of the central business district. If you want your children to spend more time outdoors, head onto Caine Road playground or Caine Lane playground and show your children the simple joy of hanging on monkey bars.
Lai Chi Kok
Situated in New Kowloon, Lai Chi Kok is a more local neighbourhood compared to the Mid-Levels. Other than providing a quiet residential place, this Kowloon neighbourhood includes an array of sport areas, such as football, basketball, gateball courts and even a roller rink and skateboard arena. If you and your child want to cool off on a hot summer day, you can also head to the public swimming complex, which includes children’s swimming pools as well.
Ma On Shan
Originally an extension of Sha Tin New Town, Ma On Shan has become a separate and individual district. Literally translated as “horse saddle mountain”, Ma On Shan provides a scenic mountain view, which in turn provides peace and comfort for the residents. The neighbourhood is also famous for Ma On Shan park, which includes a large lawn, a Mediterranean-style plaza and an adventure maze designed especially for children.
Tai Po may not be located close to Hong Kong Island, but the neighbourhood provides a range of activities for families to plan a fun-filled weekend with their children. Other than cycling near the Tai Po waterfront park, families can also go for barbecues, fishing and pick fresh strawberries at strawberry farms located in Tai Mei Tuk.
When stepping into the Gold Coast area of Tuen Mun, you’ll feel like you’ve temporarily left Hong Kong and discovered the exotic Mediterranean Coast. If you get bored of the European-style piazza that hosts weekly flea market events, you can also go to the beach, visit the fresh fish shops in Sam Shing or even go for a short pony ride with your children at Tuen Mun Riding Stables.