What’s On: The best family-friendly events in Hong Kong
Let us do all the research so you don't have to! Here's our regularly updated roundup of family-friendly events and things to do with kids in Hong Kong.
Fun Things to Do With Kids in Hong Kong!
Looking for things to do with kids in Hong Kong? We’re here to help with our regularly updated selection of the best of what’s on for kids and families around Hong Kong. We’ve listed these events in date order, browse to find inspiration, or click to jump to a specific month.
**All event details are correct to the best of our knowledge, but please check with event organisers directly in case of last-minute cancellations or postponements**
We have a full what’s on listing, including all that fun stuff you wouldn’t want to take the kids to, here.
Kids Movies Showing in Hong Kong This Week
Timeless – online play reading for young people age 9 and up
Timeless is a play written by Jan Brink here in Hong Kong, about Herbert and her time traveling quest to save her genius sister, Georgie. With the help of a special clock given to her by her eccentric auntie Wells, Herbert and her friends will travel back forth through time, hot on the heels of a villainous villain who is intent on making everything just plain awful. Timeless is an adventure story, but also plays on themes of family, the environment and redemption. And also dinosaurs. Because dinosaurs are cool. The reading of the play by a full cast of Hong Kong actors live on Facebook this weekend.
When: 24 May 2020, 9am Hong Kong Time
Where: live online at @hklivereadings Facebook page
Ryze is Open!
Besides the trampolines, you can enjoy daring jumps, zip lines, swings and ‘ninja training’. Ryze has just re-opened with temperature checking and social distancing measures in place.
Where: Ryze, Quarry Bay
Book: Book online
Children’s Discovery Museum
The Children’s Discovery Museum is a delightful hands-on museum dedicated to child-led learning through play for the under 10s. Right now there is a special ‘scaling our world’ exhibit in the ‘tinkering lab’ where kids can learn about the relationship between the size of a model and the real thing by experimenting with scale and building their own models. There are many other engaging activities where little ones will learn about our world whilst having fun! You must pre-book a session and the exhibits are thoroughly cleaned between sessions.
When: 4 x 90 minute sessions per day, must pre book
Where: 1/F, China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point
Book: Book online for public session or exclusive use
Virtual Pizza Making Party
Pickup a Motorino pizza making kit and log into Instagram Live for a cook-along with Chef Luca Marinelii as he shows you how to chop your ingredients, then shape and top your dough.
When: 23 May 2020
Where: Motorino Pizza’s Instagram Live
For more information: Facebook
Organic Farmer’s Market
Adams Ho, the owner of Yuen Long’s organic Fresh Angel Farm and long-term supplier of Fivelements Habitat’s Sakti Elixir will deliver the freshest spring harvest from his own farm and other local organic farms from the Hong Kong Pride collective at this Organic Farmer’s Market.
When: 23 May, 6, 20 June, 4, 18 July 2020
Where: Fivelements Habitats, Times Square
For more information: Eventbrite
Parents and Kids Herb Propagation Workshop
In this workshop, participants will learn how to grow and care for their own herbs at home.
When: 24 May 2020
Where: Design Spectrum, Wan Chai
Tickets: Free, Register on Eventbrite
Banana Art Club Online Classes
Banana Art Club is offering a number of quality online live art classes with their fantastic teachers. Make the Avengers out of clay, sculpt a unicorn in a garden, or even create your very own tic tac toe board game.
When: Now until 13 June 2020
For more information: Event Website
Family Friendly Activities and Extra Camp Days at Ark Eden
Ark Eden is hosting a series of extra camp days where your kids can get out and enjoy fun-filled activities outdoors. They also have open play days in their outdoor classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as other family friendly events during the time school remains closed.
For more information: Facebook
A-Team Edventures Camps
A-Team is hosting a series of outdoor camps during this slow period, as kids are out of school, but still need to study and parents have to work. In particular, their three-day camp mixes study sessions and outdoor activities, so kids can get the best of both worlds and parents can have a stress-free couple of days where their child is looked after and can still accomplish studies and get out of the house.
For more information: A-Team Website
This giant indoor playground is re-opening on 8 May. SuperPark has all ages from tots to teens covered with activities including a toddler area, jungle gym, tube slide, trampolines, go-carting, skateboarding area and more. Strict capacity control and sanitization measures will be in place and 4 play sessions are available each day.
When: 8 May, ongoing
Where: SuperPark, One SilverSea, Kowloon
Tickets: book online
HK Maritime Museum
HK Maritime Museum remains open and is undertaking vigilant disinfection measures to keep visitors safe.
Find them here: HK Maritime Museum Website
Enjoy art at home with a range of programming from the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Browse their website for pamphlets, audio guides, multimedia programs of their exhibitions and more.
For more information: HKMoA Website
Discovery Bay Sunday Market
The popular outdoor market is back. Shop for handmade crafts, hand-crafted soaps, jewellery, clothing and sample delicious foods (plus take some home with you), while supporting local businesses.
When: 14 June, 16 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8, 22 November, 6 December 2020
Where: Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website
South China Morning Post’s Kindergarten Festival provides the perfect platform for young parents to explore kindergarten school options, discover the perfect curriculum for their child, obtain crucial tips on admissions and secure essential information on the future of their child’s education.
When: 20 June 2020
Where: JW Marriott Hotel, Admiralty
Tickets: From $50, Eventbrite
Hong Kong Sinfonietta – Good Music for Kids
The Hong Kong Sinfonietta will present this performance which is perfect for kids ages 3-6 years. The show is a great introduction to orchestral music for young children.
When: 25-28 June 2020
Where: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Tickets: From $260, Urbtix
Billie Ellish: Where Do We Go? World Tour
Rising teenage singer-songwriter Billie Ellish will be performing her Hong Kong debut as a part of her ‘Where Do We Go?’ world tour.
When: 30 August 2020
Where: AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets: On Sale from February 5, Live Nation
Rotten Head Music Festival
Hong Kong’s first Rotten Head festival will pack a punch of Hong Kong’s top live bands, DJs and kids’ fun. With over 20 live music acts, delicious food, local artisanal craft beer from four top Hong Kong breweries, and the HandMade Hong Kong Market, Rotten Head Festival aims to be a celebration and showcase of the best that Hong Kong has to offer.
When: 18-20 September 2020
Where: AIA Vitality Park at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Tickets: From $280, Kids 3 and under free, Event Website
British Boarding Schools Show
The British Boarding Schools Show is the best way for parents located outside the UK to explore the life-changing educational opportunities available at British schools in a single day and a single place. Parents have a fantastic chance to meet a selection of the most prestigious British boarding schools without traveling thousands of miles.
When: 30 November – 1 December 2020
Where: Island Shangri-La Hotel
Tickets: From Free, Eventbrite
If you have an event you think HK HUB readers would love, email [email protected] to request a free listing in our What’s On Guide.
Do you have the right health insurance coverage for your family’s needs? Learn about family health insurance here.
Melanie Grosjean is a full-time mommy and part-time writer who left the U.S. for Asia several years ago and never looked back. Nowadays, she spends as much time traveling with her husband and toddler as possible. When she isn’t on the road or squeezed into economy class, you can find her sipping an iced latte or blogging at www.adventurefamilylife.com.