Most Thai families with school age kids take their holidays during the long summer break and with just over two weeks left of vacation, now would be the perfect time to head to Hong Kong. Here are just some of the five unique destinations to get the summer ball rolling.
9 3/4 Cafe
There will be no need to convince the kids to head for this magical destination. As the name hints, this cafe boasts everything Harry Potter. From the detailed decor to carefully selected names of drinks and an imaginative display of memorabilia, fans of all ages will be magically transported to the wizarding world of Harry Potter!
Address: Shop 404, 4/F, Prosper Commercial Building, 9 Yin Chong Street, Mong Kok
No place showcases contemporary Chinese cuisine in a vibrant East-meets-West atmosphere like Yum Cha. Its decor brings back memories of traditional teahouses, while authentic Chinese serving utensils and birdcages add to that old world feel. Its signature is hot custard molten bun.
Yum Cha adopts a playful twist on Chinese cuisine, while maintaining traditional Chinese flavours. Kids will be happy taking photos of beautifully-prepared dishes that are mouthwatering and tasty, while parents will be delighted with the use of fresh, seasonal quality ingredients.
Address: Tsim Sha Shui branch, 3/F, Attitude on Granville Building
Crazy Car Cafe
Kids and parents will go wild over this car cafe with an indoor go-kart racing circuit. Dreams can be fulfilled at the wheel of a Lamborghini, Mercedes AMG or Jeep, while appetites can be satiated with delicious food and drinks.
The Go-Kart replicas are sure to give super car fans a great thrill, as they learn about throttling, cornering, braking control and more. Family members can also mix speed and adrenaline on the circuit with an interesting variety of popular eats for everyone to enjoy.
Address: 2/F, D2 Place building, Unit 2015-211A, 214, Li Chi Kok, New Kowloon
Old Town Central
Parents can take the kids to see the stunning skyline of Central, and walk around the streets where history, arts, food, and culture flourish in one of the city’s oldest and most archetypal neighbourhoods. East and West, past and present, traditions and innovation, excitement and tranquillity – this is where Hong Kong’s contrasting attributes coexist, blend and collide.
Be sure to check out the colourful graffiti walls all over the artsy neighbourhood. Many Instagrammable moments await the entire family.
Address: MTR Central station
Mei Ho House and Vintage Cafe
For an adventure that will take the family back in time, visit Mei Ho House, one of Hong Kong’s first public housing estates that has been converted into a museum with great exhibits Entrance to the museum is free of charge. Check out the youth hostel and enjoy a nice beverage and snack at House 41 Vintage Cafe that has kept the nostalgia alive with its retro fittings, old-fashioned home decor and period tableware.
Address: Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon