5 kids summer activities

Summer in Hong Kong presents an abundance of exciting activities that are perfect for kids. These range from outdoor adventures in the city’s numerous parks and beaches, where kids can learn to coasteer, snorkel or engage in stream hiking, to educational programs in places like night walks where kids can learn about the jungle life of the region.

In this series DJ takes our Drone and Phone junior reporters, Alisa and Austin (with freinds) to explore five nature activities that can be done easily within Hong Kong. Please note all of these activities need satefy equipment and a qualified adult as a guide.


Ap Lei Chau, one of Hong Kong’s most southern islands, offers a thrilling coasteering experience for adventurous souls. Coasteering, a blend of hiking, swimming, climbing, and cliff jumping, allows participants to explore Ap Lei Chau’s rugged coastline up close. You’ll navigate sea cliffs, explore hidden coves and leap into the clear, azure waters of the South China Sea.  Remember, safety is paramount in such activities, so it’s highly recommended to embark on this adventure with a guided tour or an experienced group.


Hoi Ha Wan, situated in Sai Kung East Country Park, is a well-known hotspot for snorkeling in Hong Kong. This marine park is home to more than 60 species of hard corals and 120 species of coral fish, making it a paradise for underwater exploration. As you snorkel through its calm, clear waters, you’ll be treated to a mesmerizing display of colorful marine life, from vibrant corals and playful clownfish to the occasional sea cucumber and starfish. It’s important to remember that the area is a protected site, so all activities should be done in a way that respects and preserves the marine environment.

Stream Hiking

Sheung Luk Stream, located in Sai Kung East Country Park, is a popular destination for stream hiking, an activity that combines hiking and swimming to traverse a river or stream. With its series of cascading pools and stunning waterfalls, including the well-known “Four Pools,” Sheung Luk Stream offers a refreshing and adventurous experience. Remember, stream hiking can be challenging and potentially risky due to slippery surfaces and sudden changes in water flow, so it’s essential to exercise caution, wear suitable footwear, and ideally, go with someone experienced or a guided group.

Night Walk

Experiencing Hong Kong’s jungle after sunset is a unique summer activity that offers an adventurous alternative to the city’s usual nightlife. A summer night jungle walk reveals a whole new world as nocturnal creatures awaken and the sounds of the wilderness fill the air. As you navigate through trails surrounded by lush vegetation under the starlit sky, you might encounter creatures like fireflies illuminating the path, bats swooping overhead, or even hear the croaking chorus of frogs from nearby streams. This is also an excellent opportunity to appreciate Hong Kong’s biodiversity and learn about its ecosystem. 


Tai Mei Tuk Dam offers an unmatched cycling experience, combining natural beauty with engineering marvel. Situated at the end of the Plover Cove Reservoir in the New Territories, the dam provides a flat and smooth biking path, suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. As you bike along the dam, you are rewarded with panoramic views of the sprawling reservoir on one side and the stunning Tolo Harbour on the other, backed by the lush green mountains of Pat Sin Leng Country Park. The area also offers bike rentals and picnic spots, making it a perfect destination for a fun and relaxing day out.

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