Kids & Family: What’s On Guide

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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.

November 2018, December 2018, January 2019, February 2019, April 2019June 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 9-11 November 2018

Watercolour Lettering Workshop @ Printer & Co.
Spartan Race @ Kam Tin Country Club
GreenFest by Hysan: Rethink Our Food Festival @ Hysan Place
Mamma and Me Pop Up Shop @ Preset Event Space
Freespace Happening @ Art Park, West Kowloon
Norman the Snowman @ Hong Kong Space Museum

Things to Do With Kids: November 2018

Watercolour Lettering Workshop

Watercolour Lettering workshop

Master the watercolour brush and design your layouts and effects with this medium. In this two-session workshop, students will learn to make good use of the brush to create lettering in lowercase and uppercase. You’ll also be creating different colouring effects, Christmas related layouts and drawings.

When:     10 November, 5, 12 December 2018
Where:    Printer & Co., Quarry Bay
Tickets:  $1200, Facebook Event

 

Spartan Race

Spartan Race

After much anticipation, Spartan Race will raise the bar for its fifth event with the return of their Super race along with the original Sprint and Kids races. Their latest race provides an obstacle riddled battlefield of insane terrain, combined with numerous challenges to test your physical strength and mental resolve.

When:     10 November 2018
Where:    Kam Tin Country Club, Yuen Long
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

GreenFest by Hysan: Rethink Our Food Festival

Rethink our food

Through a series of workshops, demonstrations and talks, youth will dig into the issues surrounding our food system while exploring solutions and innovations to (re)connect with food and define the value, role and place of healthy and sustainable food in tomorrow’s urban societies.  (For ages 15-17)

When:     10-11 November 2018
Where:    Hysan Place, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  $150, Pelago Events

 

Mamma and Me Pop Up Shop

Mamma and Me Pop Up brings Hong Kong’s mumtrepreneurs under the same roof – children’s daily wear, resort wear, stationary, accessories, toys, quiet books, swimwear and more.

When:     10-11 November 2018
Where:    Preset Event Space, Wellington Street
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite

 

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

 

City Kids Christmas Fair

City Kids Christmas Fair

City Kids Christmas Fair is their largest fundraiser and most anticipated annual event. Kids can meet Santa, play on a giant bouncy castle, get their faces painted, do Christmas crafts, decorate cookies and lots of games while adults enjoy a sizzling BBQ with meats by Feather & Bone, fresh ground coffees by Kim & Co, and shop a host of HK’s finest vendors.

When:     17 November 2018
Where:    City Kids, Mid Levels
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Christmas Card Workshop 2018

Christmas Card Workshop

In this parent and child workshop, you’ll get a chance to make a set of 24 Christmas cards with 1-2 designs to surprise your family and friends with!

When:     18 November 2018
Where:    PopaArt, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  $450, Facebook Event

 

Bedtime Story Series: Alice Lands in the Orchestra

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong, together with Jarita Wan (Alice) and Janwick Lam (Mr. Rabbit), will reinterpret the classic story of Alice through music, dance and drama, and surprise you with new plots.

When:     18 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $200, Urbtix

 

Absolutely Fabulous Children’s Theatre

These humorous presentations will entertain and stimulate children’s critical and intellectual thinking ability at the same time. Stories include The Hare and the Tortoise, The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, The Peacock and the Crane etc. All of these will be retold with a twist by English-speaking actors for ages 3-10 and their parents.

When:     24-25 November, 8-9 December 2018, 26-27 January, 23-24 February, 30-31 March 2019
Where:    Lee Garden One
Tickets:  Free entry, Tickikids

 

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

 

The Happy Prince & The Other Wiseman by Bel Canto Singers

Presented as a semi-staged musical of existing Christmas carols, new composition and re-arranged songs, The Happy Prince and The Other Wiseman weaves the story of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince and Henry Van Dyke’s The Other WIseman together.

When: 27 November 2018
Where: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets: From $180, Urbtix

 

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

 

Snow White – The Panto

Bring the whole family to enjoy all the musical madness and mayhem of Hong Kong Players’ annual Christmas extravaganza, Snow White – The Panto. There is fun for the whole family as Snow White, with the help of her seven trusty dwarves, escapes the evil Queen and sets out to find true happiness.

When:     30 November – 9 December 2018
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $220, Ticketflap

 

Circus Skills: Plate-Spinning 101

Plate Spinning

In this workshop for ages 12-25, participants will learn one of the most popular tricks in the circus world – plate spinning.

When:     30 November 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  Free workshop, Facebook Event

 

Cheers! Series: Winter in Sweetyland by Make Friends with Puppet

The story begins as winter is late arriving. The temperature keeps rising, causing a growing sense of fear in the world of candy. So Cotton Candy decides to leave Sweetyland to find winter, encounters many hardships on the way and also discovers that the world can be bitter as well as sweet.

When:     30 November – 2 December 2018
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Cultural Activities Hall
Tickets:  $200, Urbtix

 

Norman the Snowman – On a Night of Shooting Stars

Norman the Snowman

In this Sky Show, a stop motion animation with adorable puppets, you will go on a star-chasing journey and rediscover your beginner’s heart of an astrophile under the dome.

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

 

Things to Do With Kids: December 2018

Want more festive fun? We have a full roundup of festive events in this article!

Mums and Daughters Xmas Special Art Workshop Day

Mum and Children's Workshop

Come and create a beautiful personal xmas art piece together whilst enjoying some gentle creative time and build in a few art skills. You’ll experience a number of guided projects with your daughter, including some top secret Xmas Gift Making with the Mums while your daughters are creating with the girls.

When:     1 December 2018
Where:   Tai Tam, Secret Garden Artroom
Tickets:  $2,500 for mum and daughter pair, Facebook Event

 

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

 

Classics for Kids Christmas Concert

For the 17th year, the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra will host the Classics for Kids Christmas Concert to share the joy of music with kids and families.

When:     2, 9 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $280, HK Ticketing

 

Nutcracker The Play

Nutcracker the Play

Experience a truly magical adventure this Christmas as we follow Clara and her Nutcracker as they journey to meet the Sugarplum Fairy and battle to protect their house against the mouse king and his band of sneaky mice.

When:     6-9 December 2018
Where:    McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tickets:  $250 Standard, $210 Student, on sale through Urbtix from 5 October

 

HK Youth Choir: J.S. Bach Motets

Hong Kong Youth Choir will sing the Motets of J.S. Bach. Brief in length and compact in quality, the Motets open the door for one to savour the beauty of sacred choral music.

When:     8 December 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $150, HK Ticketing

 

Family Concert by Fiesta Brass

Spend an afternoon with the Fiesta Brass for a fabulous family concert! Listen to the musicians demonstrate their bendy and shiny instruments of different shapes and sizes in imaginative ways and hear them play some of your favourite movie music, show tunes and classical favourites.

When:     9 December 2018
Where:    Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  From $100, Urbtix

 

What the Moon Saw by 2Faced Dance Company

What The Moon Saw presents a dance and circus performance for little ones and their families, which is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and artfully re-imagined by 2Faced Dance Company.

When:     14-16 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix

 

The Nutcracker

Nutcracker

This Christmas, embrace the magic of the season with the timeless holiday tradition of The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score will be brought to life by Australian choreographer Terence Kohler’s memorable choreography and live music by Hong Kong Sinfonietta. (Suitable for ages 3 and above)

When:     14-16, 19-23, 25-26, December 2018
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ballet

 

Jumbo Kids Theatre – Father & Mother I Love You

One day, Toasty finds her parents have suddenly disappeared so she can do everything without their supervision. When time flies, Toasty starts missing her parents. Looking back, she realizes her parents sacrificed a lot for her.

When:     21-24, 26-30 December 2018
Where:    Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix

 

Kids’ Gingerbread House Decorating Class

This festive season your kids can learn to decorate their own gingerbread house with Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier. Classes include a storytelling session from “The Nutcracker,” hot chocolate for kids and parents and a visit by Santa Claus.

When:     22 December 2018
Where:    The STEAK HOUSE winebar + Grill, Intercontinental Hong Kong
Tickets:  $380 per child, Intercontinental Website

 

Cooktown: Strawberries Swiss Roll

Strawberry Swiss Roll Class

A baking class for under 10s, where they will make a delicious Strawberry Swiss Roll with Cooktown’s resident baker.

When:     22 December 2018
Where:    Cooktown, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $580, Facebook Page

 

Cheers! Series: Christmas Family Screen 2018

This year’s Christmas Family Screen will feature six acclaimed international feature films and animations to make for a heartwarming Christmas full of excitement and fantasy.

When:     22-23, 25 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Science Museum Lecture Hall
Tickets:  $60, Urbtix

 

The Snowman & The Bear

Snowman and The Bear

Celebrate the Christmas season with Howard Blake’s The Snowman & The Bear! Heartwarming and magical, these two animated films are based on the books by Raymond Briggs. Experience them on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment and singing.

When:     23 December 2018
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
For more information:  Event Website

 

A Harry Little Christmas

Harry Wong is back! This year, he will team up with conductor Lio Kuok-man to bring the Christmas spirit to life, in the most festive way! Come join the HK Phil Chorus to sing-along with Christmas favourites. Suitable for ages 3 and above.

When:     23 December 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $220, Urbtix

 

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

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

Audiences will experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra performing music from the entire film live to picture.

When:     19-20 January 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $480, Urbtix

 

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

 

Disney on Ice Mickey’s Super Celebration

Disney on Ice

Grab your mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate interactive event honouring the “True Original,” Mickey Mouse. Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will join Mickey on a journey. There will be many other exciting appearances including the first live show in Asia of Moana on ice.

When:     24-27 January 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $300, 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

 

Peter Pan & Wendy

Faust International Youth Theatre is hosting their 20th Anniversary theatrical production of Peter Pan and Wendy, performed by their young actors and actresses aged 8 to 18. Take a trip with Wendy, John and Michael as they join Peter Pan on the journey of a lifetime from London to Neverland.

When:     21, 23-24 February 2018
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tickets:  From $240, Urbtix

 

Things to Do With Kids: April 2019

Bug Symphony: The Musical

While having a picnic, two humans are interrupted by a bug orchestra rehearsing for the Queen Bee’s coronation and are tasked by maestro mantis to find the missing notes of the golden orb spider. Billed as a musical and starring comedy duo Scotty & Lulu with a stunning cast of performers in dazzling bug costumes.

When:     6-7 April 2018
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
For more information:  Event Website

 

Swire Sunday Family: Igudesman & Joo: Clash of the Soloists

Igudesman & Joo

The classical music duo Igudesman & Joo has caused a sensation around the world with their creative theatrical concerts filled with fun and dazzling displays of virtuosity. Suitable for ages 3 and above.

When:     14 April 2019
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $220, Urbtix

 

Things to Do With Kids: June 2019

Swire Sunday Family Series: Ode to Shakespeare

In this Shakespeare-themed family concert, you will enjoy music inspired by Romeo & Juliet, Othello and more. Suitable for ages 3 and up.

When:     23 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, HK Phil

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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