Do you want a truly memorable summer? We’ve got you covered! With an assortment of fun for all ages in Hong Kong, you’ll be packed with active and exhilarating events that will be worth remembering.
1. New Ultimate “Bounce” Park
Kowloon Bay, from July 15
Photo courtesy of Bounce
Hong Kong, get ready to JOIN THE FREE JUMPING REVOLUTION!
Bounce is a spring – loaded urban playground housed with more than 80 interconnected trampolines where hard surfaces are no more. Unless you have been to one of Australia’s Bounce venues, it will be unlike anything you have ever seen in Hong Kong! Whether it’s a mini jumper experiencing their first flight ever or an aerial sports acrobat training for a show – the rush is infectious to all! What makes BOUNCE different from other trampoline parks? EVERYTHING! Check it out for yourself and unleash the free spirit!
Practical information: Find a time with less people so that you can enjoy more space on the trampolines. Location: G/F EMAX, KITEC No.1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay. Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 9am – 9pm Friday – Saturday 9am – 12 midnight
2. Slide the City
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
Photo courtesy of Slide The City
You have to see it to believe it – a 1,000-foot waterslide set on Victoria Harbour. Slide the City encourages partygoers to dress to impress, and bring buckets, floaties and water pistols to ensure everyone enjoys a thorough soaking. Expect live music, food and drink.
Practical information: To find out more and secure your tickets starting at HK$150, visit www.slidethecity.hk.
3. Discovery Land
Discovery Bay, Db North Plaza. All year-round
Photo courtesy of hkri.com.
Conveniently located in Discovery Bay’s North Plaza, Hong Kong’s largest indoor family entertainment centre holds 14,000 square feet of fun for all ages – literally. Challenge yourself this summer and try out rock climbing, mini golf, or laser tag at this new and exciting facility!
Practical information: Be sure to have a waiver signed by a parent for all under 18 in advance, so that you can make the most of your trip when you arrive.
4. Discovery Bay sliding fun
Discovery Bay, Tai Pak beach, Summer 2015
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Craving beach fun in the hot summer days? 11-metre high giant inflatable slide is coming to Tai Pak Beach in Discovery Bay (“DB”), offering the public free amusement throughout August. No advance registration is required.
Practical information: 1 August to 30 August 2015 from 11:00am – 6:00pm. Free entry and no minimum spending required. Beach showers available plus, sun umbrellas and sunbath chairs are free to use.
5. Arts Carnival
Hong Kong, July 10 to August 16
At this year’s International Arts Carnival, performing arts companies from Australia, France, Spain, Taiwan and the UK, as well as local arts groups, are presenting a host of productions. The carnival has something for everyone, with physical theatre, shadow puppetry and musical theatre, as well as workshops, cultural tours and exhibitions.
Practical information: Head to www.hkiac.gov.hk to find out more; for tickets visit www.urbtix.hk.
6. Lai Yuen Amusement Park
Whether taking a trip down memory lane or getting your first glimpse of the Hong Kong of old, a trip to the Lai Yuen Amusement Park is simply a must this summer. Organisers are expecting more than one million visitors and they are hoping to recreate some of the memories of Hong Kong’s first ever large-scale amusement park. Some of the top attractions include the Lai Yuen Castle, Big Dino Slide, Summer Ice Rink, Balloon Zoo and Little Carousel.
Practical information: Entry is free, and ride tokens start at HK$10. Find more information at www.laiyuen1949.com.
7. Frozen Village at HK Disneyland!
Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, through August 30, 2015.
Photo courtesy of hkcitylife.com.
Escape the heat and enter the enchanting “Frozen” Village! The show starts with a special musical performance featuring Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and Kristoff and at the end, don’t miss the unforgettable “Let it Go”. You will then be totally immersed in the “Frozen” world, where you will be able to enjoy all kind of snow activities.
Practical information: To save queuing time, get a “Frozen” Festival Show Reservation Pass at the “Frozen” Village entrance. You just need to show your Park ticket for redemption of the reservation pass.
8. Hi-5 world – House of dreams
AsiaWorld-Expo, Runway 11, August 15 to 16, 2015
Photo courtesy of mumcentral.com.au.
In this exciting new stage production, kids can watch their Hi-5 friends journey through a series of wild, wonderful and wacky dream adventures! In Hi-5 World – House of Dreams, each dream comes to life in a burst of music, singing and dancing.
Practical information: For tickets, visit www.hkticketing.com.
9. Ice Age Live
AsiaWorld-Expo, July 23 to 26
Meet Manny, Diego, Peaches, and Sid in real life and follow their brand-new story live at AsiaWorld Expo this summer. This professional production is packed with dancing, acrobatics, skating, and flying that will not cease to amaze you.
Practical information: Fun for the whole family
10. Paddle Surf Fun Day
Mui Wo, Lantau island, throughout summer 2015
Photo courtesy of facebook.com/iSUPhk.
Having originated in Hawaii, stand-up paddle surfing is versatile and relatively easy to learn. Unlike regular surfing, paddlers can paddle further out into the ocean to enjoy a wondrous view of the ocean and its surroundings.
Practical information: 97164671; https://m.facebook.com/iSUPhk.
Intro photo courtesy of Bounce inc.