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
Movie theaters in Hong Kong are temporarily closed.
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: 13 September, 11 October, 8, 22 November, 6 December 2020
Where: Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website
Hong Kong Sinfonietta: Know Your Ballet Music
Discover the fiery, turbulent and tragic side of ballet music masterpieces in this daringly unique and illuminating concert, looking into some heart-rending depictions of mortality, and the transcendent beauty of rebirth.
When: 29-30 August 2020
Where: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets: From $150, 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
Virtual Class: Baking Egg Tarts with Netflix Food Guide
Learn to bake scrumptious egg tarts, learn basic Canotnese phrases and hear about the history of egg tarts in this class for the whole family with local food tour guide and Netflix Food Guide, Virginia.
For more information: Airbnb
Temporarily Closed: 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
Spartan Kids Race
Spartan is returning to the city’s event calendar and this year they are planning the city’s first ever standalone Spartan Kids race. Hong Kong’s young obstacle course fans aged 4-13 can take part in both open and competitive races to have fun while developing confidence and self-esteem.
When: 26 September 2020
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information: Spartan Website
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert
The Harry Potter Film Concert Series will return with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert, the fourth film in the Harry Potter series. The City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong will perform the film’s magical score live while the entire film plays in high definition on a 40-ft screen.
When: 7 October 2020
Where: Start Hall, KITEC
Tickets: From $680, HK Ticketing
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
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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.