Kids & Family: What’s On Guide

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.

19 Sep 2018 — By Melanie Grosjean / Activities / Family / What's On
activities & events for families 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.

September 2018, October 2018, November 2018, December 2018, January 2019, February 2019

We have a full what’s on listing, including all that fun stuff you wouldn’t want to take the kids to, here.

Things to do with Kids this Weekend 21-23 September

Robot Building Experience Workshop x Afternoon Tea
Mid-Autumn Party @ Book Talk Language Learning for Kids
DIY Chinese Lantern Making Activity @ Mei Foo
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Parades @ Wun Sha Street
Above and Beyond Exhibit @ HK Science Museum
National Parks Adventure @ Hong Kong Space Museum
The Hidden Planet Mystery Tour @ The Pulse, Repulse Bay
Disneyland’s Halloween

Things to Do With Kids: September 2018

Robot Building Experience Workshop x Afternoon Tea

Mochy Kids Robot Building Workshop

While the little ones (age 7-13) will build a STEM-focused ‘Picasso Doodling Robot’ and be inspired to be the future Elon Musk, you will relax and indulge in the Mochy Kid-themed Afternoon Tea and spend a relaxing afternoon, the sumptuous way.

When:     22 September 2018
Where:    Conrad Hong Kong
Tickets:  $688, Event Website

 

Mid-Autumn Party

This mid-autumn party for ages 12 months to 8 years will include riddle guessing, storytelling, lantern making, moon cake tasting and games for different ages.

When:     22 September 2018
Where:    Book Talk Language Learning for Kids, CWB
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite

 

DIY Chinese Lantern Making Activity

DIY Chinese Lantern

In this fun DIY Chinese Lantern workshop, kids 2-3 years old will make a Chinese Lantern using recyclable materials. There will be a story time about Mid Autumn Festival and freestyle graffiti time. The main language will be Cantonese with English language supplement.

When:     23 September 2018
Where:    Mei Foo @ Yan Oi Tong Mei Foo Neighborhood Activity Centre
Tickets:  $60, BabyDating Website

 

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Parades

Tai Hang Fire Dragon

This must-see Hong Kong tradition is one of our favorite parts of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Come out to Tai Hang and see a 67 meter fire dragon dance through the streets.

When:     23-25 September 2018
Where:    Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang
For more information:  Free, For more info

 

Musical Awakening Class Free Trial

Nasthesia Faure, voice teacher and choirmaster, teaches Musical awakening classes in a playful way, so children can discover all forms of musical expression. There will be two sessions for ages 2-3 and 4-5.

When:     24 September 2018
Where:    La Chouette Ecole, Sai Ying Pun
For more information:  Event Website

 

Theatre for the Very Young: Hubbub! 2018

Hubbub!

A unique, highly interactive theatre experience exclusively for children from 6 months to 3 years to explore the senses through a simple story. Through shadows, body movements and vocal acoustics that change with every performance, the little one is introduced to the imaginative power of theatre.

When:     27 September 2018
Where:    ArtisTree, Quarry Ban
Tickets:  From $260, Event Website

 

FRITES: Haunted Halloween Celebration with Kids Magic Show

Haunted Halloween at FRITES

Get into the Halloween spirit at Belgian beerhouse FRITES this year. FRITES is set to give you and your kids a spook-tacular Halloween with a special kids magic show at all of its locations. There will be free Halloween candies and a costume competition with a grand prize. Lunch bookings are essential in order to guarantee a place.

When:     28 September 2018
Where:    All FRITES locations
For more information:  FRITES Website

 

Polished 3D Prints Workshop

Polished 3D Prints

Participants will bring home a set of 3 red-white-blue animal figures done in Polysmooth material polished by Isopropyl Alcohol using the Polysher nebuliser device. Students will learn how to use the Polysher device and a 3D builder.

When:     30 September 2018
Where:    MakerBay Tsuen Wan
Tickets:  From $480, Eventbrite

 

Parallel Experiential Group for Parent & Infant

Parents attend an art therapy destress group to release stress with artmaking, and to have the space to care for and think about yourself while your baby ages 6 months to 3 years gets to enjoy a picture book themed sensory play session.

When:     30 September 2018
Where:    Art it out HK, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $720.73, Eventbrite

 

Above and Beyond Exhibit

Above and Beyond Exhibit

Featuring 20 groups of interactive exhibits and new technological displays on flight and space travel, the exhibition will visitors an opportunity to learn more about the science of forces and aerodynamics, jet designs, and the challenges of getting to Mars.

When:     15 June – 17 October 2018
Where:    Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Tickets:  Monday – Sun – $30, Wednesday $10, Museum Website

 

National Parks Adventure

National Parks adventure

Filmed in more than 30 parks, the immersive cinematography of the OMNIMAX Show “National Parks Adventure” takes you soaring over red rock canyons, hurtle up craggy mountain peaks and visit otherworldy realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playground.

When:     1-30 September 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Space Museum Stanley Ho Space Theatre
Tickets:  From $24, Urbtix

 

The Hidden Planet Mystery Tour

Hidden Planet Mystery Tour

This summer, meet the pulse monsters at the surreal Hidden Planet for an immersive sensory experience that will blow your mind! Immerse yourself in the one-of-a-kind journey featuring music, performance, interactive visual delights and Instagram-worthy attractions.

When:     Through 30 September 2018
Where:    The Pulse, Repulse Bay
For more information:  Event Website

 

Disneyland’s Halloween

Disneyland's Halloween

It’s Halloween Time again, so head out to the most wickedly fun Halloween party ever at Disneyland. Remember to dress up as your most beloved Disney Friend or your favourite Disney Villain! At this year’s Disney Halloween time you can be part of the band of baddies spreading wicked fun for everyone.

When:     13 September – 31 October 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Disneyland
For more information:  Event Website

 

October 2018

Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2018

Ocean Park Halloween Fest 2018

Halloween is not complete without a haunted feast! In addition to an array of interactive and visually stunning haunted attractions and Hong Kong’s largest ever Sanrio characters HELLO-week party, Ocean Park welcomes all thrill-seeking and light-hearted party-goers with two thrilling and dainty-looking menus, available during Halloween Fest.

When:     5-31 October 2018
Where:    Ocean Park
For more information:  Ocean Park Website

 

[email protected] PLAY Family Bazaar

Mums @ Play Bazaar

Shop, eat, network once again at the friendliest bazaar in town! Expect kids activities, tasty bites and of course fantastic shopping at this event that brings together passionate female artisans and entrepreneurs from around Hong Kong.

When:     6 October 2018
Where:    The Hive, Sheung Wan
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Open House – Safari Kid Hong Kong

Safari Kid Hong Kong

Explore Safari Kid’s spacious campus, enjoy a free toddler trial session for kids aged 12 months – 2.5 years. There will be fun arts and crafts activities for children to make unique creations to take home, there will also be a bouncy castle and playground as well as informational sessions with Safari Kid’s principal.

When:     6 October 2018
Where:    Safari Kid, Pok Fu Lam
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite

 

The Best of British Film Festival

Best of British Film Festival

The spectacular harbour-side setting of Tamar Park will be the venue for six nights of classic British cinema featuring some of Britain’s most iconic films. This years festival will include showings of Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Holiday, Billy Elliot, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Love Actually and Kingmans – Secret Service. New this year they have added a special kids matinee show kicking off at 5pm each day and showing some fantastic kid-friendly movies.

When:     9-14 October 2018
Where:    Tamar Park
Tickets:  $100 in advance, $120 at the door, Facebook

 

The Hong Kong Maternity + Baby Event 2018

Hong Kong Maternity and Baby Event

Do not miss Healthy Matters’ fourth edition of The Hong Kong Maternity + Baby Event, the leading event in Hong Kong on pregnancy and babies. Learn from top doctors and experts, find premium products and services and enjoy a unique experience.

When:     13 October 2018
Where:    JW Marriott Hong Kong
For more information:  Eventbrite

 

The RDF Project 1.0 – Kaleidoscope

Featuring more than 15 groups of RDF’s very own members, guest performers and instructors, Kaleidoscope brings the well-loved toy for generations to vivid life; showcasing the different vibrant spectrums through various genres of music, dance, visual arts and theatre.

When:     13 October 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $380, HK Ticketing

 

Enchanted Rainbow Family Day

Enchanted Rainbow Fun Day

Join rainbow families for the classic Disney Character breakfast at Hong Kong Disneyland and spend the day making memories amongst the magic. You can also enter their fun photo competition to win brilliant prizes.

When:     13 October 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Disneyland, New Territories
Tickets:  Adults $350, Kids $220, 0-2s Free, Eventbrite

 

Classics for Juniors 2018: The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a timeless classic that warms the heart about home, friendship, appreciation and the magic that still exists in the world. The show is performed in English with bilingual subtitles and is meant for ages 3 and above.

When:     13-14 October 2018
Where:    Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  From $150, Urbtix

 

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

This weekend market by Handmade Hong Kong offers DIY Indie Arts, Crafts and other goods from small traders. Stay for dinner at one of the designated fabulous D’Deck restaurants and enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central.

When:     14 October 2018
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza
For more information:  Event Website

 

Freespace Happening

Freespace Happening

From September 2018 to March 2019, Freespace Happening – the free outdoor music and arts event, returns every second weekend of each month with music, dance, literature-themed activities, a handicraft market, and a rich variety of creative workshops for everyone to enjoy.

When:     14 October, 11 November, 8-9 December 2018, 13 January, 10 February, 9-10 March 2019
Where:    Art Park, West Kowloon
Tickets:  Free, For more information

 

Dear Zoo: Live on Stage

Dear Zoo live on stage

Rob Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young leaders and will make its stage premiere this October. The stage production will delight both young and old (no minimum age) as it unfolds, with engaging puppets, music and tons of audience interaction.

When:     25-28 October 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $195, Facebook

 

Lamma Fun Day

Lamma Fun Day

Lamma Fun day is a live music festival and a whole lot of fun on Tai Wan To Beach. More details to come soon!

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Tai Wan To Beach
For more information:  Facebook

 

Mum & Child Meditation

Mum & Child Meditation

This special Mums and children’s event is a wonderful class to bond more deeply with your child. A sacred space will be created specifically for you and your child that will strengthen the connection between you as you journey together in meditation.

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Car Po Commercial Building, Central
Tickets:  $285 for mum and one child, Facebook Event

 

Storytime Family Funday

Join this workshop with a professional storyteller and see how simple reading techniques can keep your toddler engaged and stimulated with each page of a turn! Additionally, you’ll hear about the latest science on baby brain development, experience the famous kindermusik class organized by Baumhaus and receive free book vouchers to bring new stories home.

When:     27 October 2018
Where:   Baumhaus Harbour City
Tickets:  $160, Eventbrite

 

Things to Do With Kids: November 2018

Hong Kong Disneyland 10K

Disney 10K

Held once a year, the official race inside Hong Kong Disneyland is back again in 2018! This year, Disney friends have something special planned: an all-star party along the running route! People of all ages are invited to bring their loved ones and get dressed up Disney attire at the Happiest Race on Earth! Shorter distances for young runners are available.

When:     3-4 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Disneyland
Tickets:  From $440, Disneyland Website

 

Arts in the Park Mardi Gras

Arts in the Park Mardi Gras

Arts in the Park Mardi Gras is one of the city’s largest annual community art events. Victoria Park will be transformed into a spectacular outdoor art gallery, including 22-feet-tall masterpieces, display floats of giant puppets, 20 interactive stalls where visitors of all ages get to create their own masks, headdresses, rod puppet and try face painting for free.

When:     3-4 November 2018
Where:    Victoria Park
For more information:  Event Website

 

British Boarding Schools Show

British Boarding schools

The British Boarding Schools Show enables families living in the region to meet Heads and Representatives of genuinely leading, hand selected UK boarding schools and talk to UK boarding school specialists who all understand that choosing a school is one of the biggest emotional and financial choices a family will make.

When:     26 November 2018
Where:    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Tickets:  Free, Register at Eventbrite

 

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

In this drama for under 6s and their family, join Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. This heartwarming adaptation of the book by Raymond Briggs is full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry.

When:     29 November – 1 December 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $285, HK Ticketing

 

Things to Do With Kids: December 2018

Geronimo Stilton Live in the Kingdom of Fantasy

Geronimo Stilton live

Based on one of the best selling kids books of all time, Geronimo Stilton sets off on a fantastical adventure to save the Queen of the Fairies in this musical theatre performance.

When:     1-2 December 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $295, HK Ticketing

 

Things to Do With Kids: January 2019

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Celebration

Peppa Pig Live

Our favourite little piggie, Peppa Pig is coming back to Hong Kong to perform live on stage! Peppa Pig’s Celebration tells the story of how truly special it is to collect and treasure shared memories.

When:     11-13 January 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $295, HK Ticketing

 

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Going on a Bear Hunt

The smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt returns vividly and noisily to KidsFest! in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score, direct from the West End.

Click here for a chance to win 4 tickets to We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at KidsFest!

When:     11-13 January 2019
Where:    HKAPA Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, what’s this he spies – is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the Producers of The Hairy Maclary & Friends Show – see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books Live on Stage!

When:     17-20 January 2019
Where:    HKAPA Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Room On The Broom

Room on the Broom

Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

When:     18-20 January 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $195, HK Ticketing

 

Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.

When:     24, 26 January 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The tiger who came to tea

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

When:     24-27 January 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

The Gruffalo: Live on Stage

The Gruffalo

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

When:     31 January – 10 February 2019
Where:    HKAPA Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Things to Do With Kids: February 2019

Wilde Creatures

A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End.

When:     1-3 February 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Children Are Stinky

Children are Stinky

High-calibre circus, a rocking sound track, and genuine belly laughs have propelled these stinkers from Australia onto hundreds of sold out performances over the past few years. This supercharged show-stopper will delight adults and children alike! Expect dare devil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lightning fast hula hoops, and loads of laughs. Children are Stinky is hands down the most spectacular reverse psychology experiment you have ever seen!

When:     14-17 February 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Clinc! World of Bubbles!

Clowning, bubbles and a wonder-filled world of magic, music and beautiful lighting create a truly unique and innovative performance, ideal for the whole family – including mums and dads!

When:     15-17 February 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

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.

 

For even more events in Hong Kong, check out our full list of What’s On here. 

What's on in Hong Kong

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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.


 


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