What’s On: The best family-friendly events in Hong Kong

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18 Nov 2020 — 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.

**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**

November 2020, December 2020, March 2021, April 2021

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: November 2020

Basic Karate Class

Basic Karate Class

This Karate Class designed for ages 12 and up will be led by Vincent Sze, who has 30+ years of karate and taekwondo experience. Class will be led in English and French.

When:     20 November 2020
Where:    Wong Nai Chung Sports Centre Function Room
Tickets:  $250 with one free trial session for newcomers, Facebook


Mama Tribe: Let’s Get Out of the House

Mama Tribe HK is a local community, bringing together mamas currently living in Hong Kong. This event will feature three speakers who will talk in a casual setting for about 15 minutes about their experience, passion or work.

When:     20 November 2020
Where:    Flaming Frangco, Kennedy Town
Tickets:  $60, Eventbrite


Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Mother’s Choice is celebrating Adoption Awareness Month in Hong Kong by hosting a Family Fun Day. Admission includes a goodie bag and ticket to the observation wheel.

When:     21 November 2020
Where:    AIA Vitality Park
For more information:  Facebook


November’s Wild Weekend Adventures

Wild Weekend Adventures

November’s Wild Weekend Adventures will have children testing their limits, stretching their imaginations and building their confidence as they hike, build, exlore and play.

When:     21 November 2020
Where:    HK Forest Adventures
For more information:  Facebook


Giant Steps: Jazz Rhythms for Kids

Giant Steps Jazz Rhythms for Kids

In this 90-minute children’s workshop, a team of experienced jazz musicians and tap dancers introduce participants to the fundamental elements of jazz – rhythm, call- and- response and improvisation.

When:     21-22 November 2020
Where:    Freespace, West Kowloon
Tickets:  $180 for one child and one adult, Event Website


International Schools Festival

This must-attend event about International Schools helps guide, advise and inform parents. School representatives from over 60 highly sought-after international schools will be ready to give practical tips and advice on different curricula, admission tips, interviews and more.

When:     21 November 2020
Where:    JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
Tickets:  From $25, Eventbrite


British Boarding Schools Show

British Boarding schools

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


Things to Do With Kids: December 2020

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

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:      6 December 2020
Where:     Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website


The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

This sparkling Christmas tradition receives a new lease on life in Terence Kohler’s beloved The Nutcracker, returning once again to Hong Kong!

When:     17-20, 22-27 December 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix


Things to Do With Kids: March 2021

Spartan Kids Race

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:     Rescheduled for 6 March 2021
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Spartan Website


Things to Do With Kids: April 2021

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

Harry Potter

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:     21 April 2021
Where:    Start Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $680, HK Ticketing


Free Community Kung Fu Classes for Kids

Free community kung fu workshops

Mindful Wing Chun is taking their kids Kung Fu curriculum on the road to make mental and physical health classes available to Hong Kong kids. They will send their instructors out all over Hong Kong to bring classes direct to everyone’s door for free. There must be a minimum of 4 kids per class and a pre-arranged area appropriate for training.

When:     Now through December (or until slots fill up)
Where:    Throughout Hong Kong
For more information:  [email protected] or 6620 7050


Online Exhibits at The Hong Kong Maritime Museum

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum has two free online exhibitions dedicated to HK’s maritime trade history. The Dragon and the Eagle tells the story of 19th century American traders in China and The Silver Age is an exhibition about China’s silver export industry.

When:     Now!
Where:    Online
For more information:  The Dragon and the Eagle and The Silver Age


BallroomBees Online Classes


Ballroom Bees is offering free online classes for kids and their families. Classes are designed for kids from walking to age 8 with a weekend class for the whole family to join in.

When:     Ongoing during shut down
Where:    Online
For more information:  Facebook


Virtual Class: Baking Egg Tarts with Netflix Food Guide

Person baking egg tarts

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.

When:     Ongoing
Where:    Online
For more information:  Airbnb


Children’s Discovery Museum

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:     Reopening September 11th; 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


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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