Tucked away behind the third floor of the New Town Plaza Shopping Mall is a little treasure, an ode to (arguably) the world’s most famous dog – a sweet and cheerful Snoopy theme park in the middle of Hong Kong!
And it’s FREE!
And it has a playground!
- 1 Snoopy World Hong Kong
- 2 The essential insider info
- 3 Themed Areas
- 4 Did you know?
- 5 Eat and Drink
- 6 Our Top 10 (insider’s or secret travel hacks or tips to share)
- 7 Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
- 8 The Inside Scoop
- 9 How to get to Snoopy World New Town Plaza
- 11 City Essentials
Snoopy World Hong Kong
You enter through Snoopy’s doghouse (is that the World’s Largest Snoopy? Lying on the roof?) into a series of themed areas. It’s the perfect spot for busy toddlers and preschoolers, as they can run around on the paved areas, happy to have a space to play again. (Big SUPER DOOPER FUN playgrounds for kids is not a big thing in Hong Kong yet.)
The essential insider info
Give yourself two hours max here, and definitely grab a coffee and snacks on your way over from the train. There’s definitely time to sit and relax here while the kids are busy playing. Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang.
Created by the late Charles Schulz, who was born in Minnesota, USA, the world of Snoopy and the Peanuts gang is much loved around the world — it’s both charming and nostalgic to visit somewhere that reminds you of childhood and with the release of the recent Snoopy movie, the kids are being acquainted with Snoopy, Charlie and all the gang too.
All around this place, you’ll find life-size replicas of the characters. Do grab every photo opportunity! Every little detail has been taken care of. Say hello to Charlie Brown inside the dog house, where’s he watching TV on lounge room furniture that is a replica of the illustrations from the comic.
The Schoolhouse Plaza is the centre of Snoopy’s World, and features an enormous Snoopy image created with ceramic tiles. Kids can wander in and out of the School gates!
Kids can ‘drive’ the bus, flown all the way from America for Snoopy’s World. On Sundays, Snoopy’s World hosts art and craft lessons inside the bus. Best school ever!
There’s a boating canoe ride too. Special effects and animatronics bring the world of Snoopy to life. Charlie and his friends are taking an adventure, through rocky rapids to their destination of their camping spot. Keep an eye out for the Red Baron, and a Halloween Surprise. Join them on their journey! (Non-operational during rainy weather. Poo!)
My boys favourite bit? Snoopy’s playground of course. We visited on a rainy day, so most of the attractions were closed. My boys did manage to sneak into the playground with a few other kids for a quick play. (Toddlers! You can’t stop them sneaking through this gaps in the fence, can you? Wink, wink!) Fun bit of random info. The playground is exactly the shape of a baseball field.
There’s a Mini Town too- a boulevard of shops in a small American town – with barber shop, cinema, hospital and bank. Photo opportunity only.
Did you know?
- You can even get married at Snoopy’s World!
- There is a very sweet Wedding Chapel and reception area (pictured above) right in the centre of Snoopy’s World. By all accounts, it’s a fairly popular thing to do! Snoopy fans, rejoice.
Eat and Drink
- The New Town Plaza is your one-stop shop for food.
- Try Chinese cuisine – there’s all kinds of Hong Kong restaurants to try, including a branch of the famous Dumpling Restaurant, Din Tai Fung.
- Sweet tooth calling? Tony Wong’s Patisserie has mouth-watering desserts, or Honeymoon Dessert for home-style desserts, popular among the local customers especially the young generation of Hong Kong.
- The staff at the entrance hand out brochures and stickers. I always take at least two brochures so the kids can cut them up to stick pictures in their journey books we make.
- The Snoopy Theme Park (Snoopy’s World) brochure can be found online.
- Do not bother visiting if it’s a wet day. They close the playground and the rides. Boo hoo!
- There’s loads of kids fashion in New Town Plaza. See a list of brands and shops to visit here. Our fave? Sanrio Kids! (Hello Kitty. Yes please.) There’s also a Toys R Us where I bought Ned some LEGO we’d never seen before at home.
Toadstool Rating (by the kids)
I think it would have rated FOUR toadstools if they had been able to enjoy the rides. It’s a fun spot in amongst the high-rise lifestyle, and not too busy either.
The Inside Scoop
Website: Click here
- There are SMALL signs throughout New Town Plaza (look up!) that are supposed to help you find Snoopy’s World. It’s easier to ask people. Find a mum with kids in tow and get her to point you in the right direction. There’s actually two ways to get in but the main entrance is the one with the Snoopy Doghouse to walk through.
- By train is by far the easiest way to get here. It’s then a 7 minute easy walk through the New Town Shopping Mall to find Snoopy’s World. Bring the stroller.
- Facilities –they have toilets and baby change tables in the mall.
How to get to Snoopy World New Town Plaza
Click here for detailed instructions by MTR, Bus, Mini Bus, Coach and Private Car
(Click on the tabs under the heading)
Sha Tin station Exit B, and walk for 7 minutes (through the shopping mall) – follow the blue dots!
If coming by car, park in the New Town Plaza.
Parking costs are: Mon-Fri – HK$16/Hour. If you spend HK$300 or above, enjoy free parking for 2 hours.
Sat, Sun and public Holidays – HK$22/hour. If you spend HK$500 or above, enjoy one hour free parking or HK$700 or above, 2 hours free parking.
There’s a Free Parking Redemption Counter on the third floor.
Click on the bus tab for all the details on what number bus route to take.
Thinking about a trip to Hong Kong? Here’s a link to find ALL the information you need to know, in one place.
Photo Credit (Main image): New Town Plaza