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 activities around Hong Kong.

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We’ve listed these events in date order, browse to find inspiration, or click to jump to a specific month.

February 2018March 2018, April 2018, May 2018, June 2018, September 2018, November 2018

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

February 2018

Find our round up of CNY weekend fun here:

flower market at Victoria Park

 

Chinese New Year Clay Workshop

Clay making can improve and exercise children’s fine motor coordination skills. This workshop will hone those skills as students integrate 2 and 3D elements into art pieces. For ages 2.5-3.5 years.

When:     15 February 2018
Where:    Cuckoo Arts, Sai Wan Ho
Available through kids activity booking portal Kidhop

 

Lunar New Year Chinese Dance Workshop

This workshop is the perfect opportunity for youngsters to learn about traditional Chinese dance movements from the beautiful spinning plates to the elegant fan dance. There are classes for ages 3-5 and 6-10.

When:     20-23 February 2018
Where:    Twinkle Dance Company, Central
Tickets:  $400 with dance props, Event Website

 

Wild Flower Embroidery

Through learning a variety of different stitch techniques, you will be able to create your very own garden of embroidered wild flowers. Ages 10 and up welcome.

When:     21 February 2018
Where:    Make and Do Hong Kong, Chai Wan
Tickets:  $450 (includes all materials), Facebook Event

 

CNY English Storytelling

Children ages 2.5 to 4 will delight in hearing a Chinese New Year story full of animal characters. there will also be singing, games and a craft where your kids will make a fortune mini-drum to celebrate the holiday.

When:     22 February 2018
Where:    Story Clan Education Centre, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  Tickets available through kid activity booking service Kidhop

 

Hong Kong Arts Festival

The 46th HK Arts Festival returns with a full line-up of theatre, dance and music events for the whole family to enjoy.

When:     23 February – 25 March 2018
Where:    Various Venues
For more information and ticketing:  Event Website

 

Chinese New Year Sunday Funday

Chinese New Year Sunday Funday

Celebrate Chinese New Year with ESF Language & Learning Centre with fun activities that are age-appropriate for playgroup students.

When:     25 February 2018
Where:    ESF Language & LEarning Centre, 183-187 Johnston Road
Tickets:  $50, Eventbrite

 

Clean Team Family Beach Cleanup

Kaitlyn Lockyer, the young daughter of conservationist Dr. Robert Lockyer and her kindergarten friends will hold a beach clean-up followed by an open picnic and some community fun activities.

When:     25 February 2018
Where:    TaiWan To (Power Station Beach) on Lamma Island
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Parent Effectiveness Training

Family playing on the beach

Whether you’re a parent of a toddler or a teenager, parenting can be challenging. Parent Effectiveness Training or P.E.T. offers proven communication skills that really work. Parents are amazed at the dramatic improvements they see in all of their relationships. You can learn these powerful, proven skills in these training sessions. There will also be a free information session about P.E.T. at the American Club on 1 March from 10-11am. The session is open to members and guests.

When:     27 February – 27 March (One Island South) and 8 March – 3 May (American Club Tai Tim)
Where:    One Island South and American Club Tai Tim
For more information:  Event Website or email  [email protected]

 

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert

Star Wars Concert

Relive John Williams’ beloved music live while watching the entire episode IV movie on a giant screen in the first-ever official Star Wars concert in Hong Kong.

When:     28 February – 1 March 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $480, Urbtix

 

AIA Great European Carnival

This exciting event covers Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year and annually features amusement rides and carnival skill games for all ages. This year in addition to new rides and games, the Carnival will bring a world-class family circus bringing even more entertainment and fun for the people of Hong Kong.

When:     21 December 2017 – 25 February 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more info:  Register at the event website for more info and access to ticketing

 

The Great Circus of Europe

The Great Circus of Europe is a heart-pounding thrill show for families that will excite everyone from the youngest to the oldest as death-defying feats are performed in front of your very eyes.

When:     21 December – 25 February 2018 (except 12-20, 29 January and Mondays in February)
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $150, HK Ticketing

 

FRITES Kid’s Movie Screening Weekends

Kids Play area at FRITES

For the first 2 months of weekends in 2018, FRITES is hosting a heartwarming special that the whole family will enjoy. Each weekend there will be a handpicked family favourite movie screening as well as kids colouring and activities.

When:     Saturdays and Sundays in January and February
Where:    FRITES locations throughout Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website

 

Pixar 30 Years of Animation

Pixar Animation Studios combines art and technology to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Following a successful run in 2011, Hong Kong Heritage Museum is collaborating with Pixar once again this year to bring “Pixar 30 Years of Animation,” A special exhibition with the thme of “friendship and family” curated exclusively for Hong Kong.

When:     18 November 2017 – 5 March 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Tickets:  $20, Event Website

 

Graphene & Beyond

Graphene

This exhibition takes you on a scientific journey of discovery through the past and present, and into the imagined future of graphene. It features over 100 objects and atomic models from scientists, collections of the Natural History Museum and London Science Museum and interactive exhibits and video programs.

When:     Now – 18 April 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Science Museum, Special Exhibition Hall
Tickets:  $30 (includes admission to the permanent exhibition hall), Event Website

 

March 2018

Divino Group Celebrates Little Women this Women’s Day

DiVino Group is spoiling “Little Ladies” from 1-8 March in celebration of International Women’s Day. All girls under age 12 will be treated to Mimosa-colored smoothies at all of their venues: Spasso, DiVino, DiVino Patio and Carpaccio.

When:     1-8 March 2018
Where:     DiVino Restaurants in Hong Kong
Book tables:  DiVino Website

 

“Like Cat and Dog’ by Teatre Animal

‘Like Cat and Dog’ is a multidisciplinary show for children. Blending multimedia, theatre and visual arts, it tells the story of an insatiable artist name Nacho who is passionate about his drawings and has found a way to bring them to live and communicate with them. Anything can happen in this world of fiction!

When:     2-4 March 2018
Where:    Tseun Wan Town Hall Cultural Activities Hall
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

IRIS: Your Escape – Hong Kong’s Health and Wellness Festival

Yoga at IRIS

The popular health and wellness fair is set to return for its sixth installment this March with yoga on the mainstage, a zen garden, a playground for kids, talent shows, shopping and much more.

When:     3-4 March 2018
Where:    West Kowloon Nursery Park
Tickets:  Day passes from $90 for early-bird, Presale deals available, Facebook Event

 

PPS Danse – Playing Hooky

Playing Hooky performance

Playing Hooky is a drama which celebrates childhood, creativity and companionship through games, dance, music and song.

When:     3-4 March 2018
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix

 

Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival

The Young Readers Festival will return to Hong Kong this March with a series of school and public events including workshops, talks and more. The lineup will feature Jason Reynolds, Frances Hardinge, Kate de Goldi, Gus Gordon and more.

When:     5-16 March 2018 (most public events on 10 and 11 March)
Where:    TBD
For more information:  Event Website

 

[email protected] Bazaar

Gather your friends and come along to this very friendly bazaar where you will meet ‘like-minded’ mums who balance family life with their passion for their small, home-run businesses. Hand-made soaps, delicate jewelry, organic skin care range, health and fitness products, exotic resort wear, children’s and baby items and so much more will be on offer.

When:     7 March 2018
Where:    El Charro, Pokfulam
Tickets:  Free Entry, Event Website

 

Freespace Happening

Freespace Happening, Nursery Park

Head out to Nursery Park for a special two-day season finale of Freespace Happening with an eclectic music line-up including Chochukmo, Blood Wine or Honey, Project Ace and other great acts from home and abroad as well as a book launch party, market stalls, workshops and more.

When:     10-11 March 2018
Where:    Nursery Park, West Kowloon
Tickets:  Free event, For more information

 

O is for OPERA!

This family concert by Welsh National Opera is a fantastic way to introduce the whole family to opera and classical music as the BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Redmond, two solo singers and the WNO Orchestra guide you through a tour of the world with a selection of opera favourites.

When:     16 March 2018
Where:    HK Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $120, Event Website

 

Welsh National Opera – Percussion Workshops for Kids

Led by WNO’s musicians, these workshops offer a perfect opportunity for children to explore rhythm and percussion instruments. Designed for ages 6 and up, no experience needed.

When:     16-17 March 2018
Where:    Podium Workshop, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap

 

CWS City Challenge

This team charity challenge is an exciting fun-packed afternoon. The 3-hour challenge takes teams through a 12 km course (teams do not have to cover the entire course) consisting of 30 check points, each with its unique challenge. The event is family friendly and proceeds benefit Child Welfare Scheme.

When:     17 March 2018
Where:    Hollywood Road Park (Tentative)
Tickets:  From $400, Ticketflap

 

Healthy Hike and Run Tai Lam

Healthy Hike Run, Hong Kong

Action Asia Events is hosting this fun, family-friendly hike and run with 15, 13 and 19K distances available.

When:     18 March 2018
Where:    Tai Tong Shan, Tai Lam, New Territories
Tickets:  From $235, Ticketflap

 

Taste of Hong Kong

Taste of Hong Kong

The Taste of Hong Kong is the definitive showcase of the city’s best restaurants, top chefs and leading food and drink brands. Featuring a brand new line-up of Hong Kong’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants serving up their signature dishes and festival exclusives plus masterclasses, live music, pop up bars and shopping. On Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th, there will be a special Family Fun Day with exciting culinary and craft activities for kids to enjoy. Also new for 2018, all children under 16 years of age are granted free access to the festival across all six sessions.

When:     22-25 March 2018
Where:   Central Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website

 

Kids Hip Hop Dance with Jessica and Katie

If your little movers and shakers are looking for a fun-filled afternoon of dancing, the Kids Hip Hop masterclass is the perfect choice for you. Spotlight Studio directors Jessica Lee and Katie Abraham will lead your kids in some cool new dance moves to amazing beats. For kids ages 4-6.

When:     24 March 2018
Where:    House of Mirage, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $187.18, Eventbrite

 

American Ballet Theatre Family Fun Day

Widely recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent ballet companies, American Ballet Theatre is also committed to making ballet accessible to all. Their family fun day will feature activities for all ages including an education concert, backstage tours, pre-performance talks, masterclasses, documentary screenings, children’s dance and cupcake workshops that all delve into the magic and beauty of ballet.

When:     24-25 March 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre
For more information:  Event Website

 

ABT Kids – Whipped Cream Children Workshop

Led by a teacher from the American Ballet Theatre, these 75-minute workshops are specially designed for children as an introduction to the movement of ballet. From fun hands-on activities and ballet warm-up, to learning a short piece of choreography and performing a short showcase in the end, this is an exciting and informative introduction to ballet.

When:     24-25 March 2018
Where:    Rehearsal Room GR3, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  $350, Ticketflap

 

Art Central

Art Central has established itself as an international platform for pushing boundaries in contemporary art and experimentation. The fair will return to Central Harbourfront this spring with a VIP Preview and First Night on 26 March. Art Central features engaging and educational events that are fun for the whole family so bring along the kids!

When:     27 March – 1 April
Where:    Central Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website

 

Good Music for Babies

Take your babies to their first concert and explore the world of classical music together with conductor Teresa Cheung.

When:     29-31 March 2018
Where:    5 Edinburgh Place, Central
Tickets:  On sale from 27 Jan on Urbtix

 

Katy Perry Witness Tour

U.S. pop singer and worldwide sensation, Katy Perry is scheduled to bring her debut performance to Hong Kong this March.

When:     30 March 2018
Where:    AsiaWolrd Expo, Arena
Tickets:  On sale from 12 December, 2017, HK Ticketing

 

Spring Holiday Course @ Oxford and Cambridge Singing School

Oxford Cambridge Singing School

The Oxford and Cambridge Singing School is launching their first course in Hong Kong. The course will be led by three experts in choral music and children’s singing and includes training in singing technique, music theory and history. The class is for children ages 7-13 who love to sing.

When:     3-6 April, 2018
Where:    St. John’s Cathedral
Tickets:  $3600, Event Website

 

April 2018

Swire Sunday Family Series: Great Music to Great Britain

A British-themed family concert with conductor Yu Long.

When:     8 April 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $120, HK Phil

 

Cirque Du Soleil Kooza Show

Cirque Du Soleil, Kooza

Cirque Du Soleil is returning to Hong Kong after a 12 year hiatus and will present their show Kooza. The show pays homage to their roots by combining thrilling heart-stopping acrobatic performance with the art of clowning.

When:     19 April 2018-3 June 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Sales from 5 February 2018, For more information

 

May 2018

Harry Styles

Coming off of overwhelming response to his first solo show in South-East Asia, the star will perform in Hong Kong with special guest WARPAINT.

When:     5 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $488, HK Ticketing

 

Swire Sunday Family Series: Cirque de la Symphonie

All of the fun of the circus, plus a full symphony orchestral Acrobats, contortionists and jugglers join with the HK Phil for a concert of fun and super-human feats. Suitable for children and the whole family to enjoy together.

When:     13 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, HK Phil

 

June 2018

Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Tabby McTat book art

Fresh from one of the most talented picture book teams in the world comes this delightful rhyming story of music, friendship, loyalty and cats! Suitable for all ages.
When:     1-3 June 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

September 2018

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Since the inaugural night race in 2008, the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix has produced drama, excitement, spectacle and above all, a spectacular weekend for visitors from around the world. The famous street race will return to Singapore this September and features gripping race action and an exciting all-day entertainment programme. Early bird tickets are now on sale.

When:     14-16 September 2018
Where:    Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Tickets:  From $128 SGD for a single day, Ticketflap

 

November 2018

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

 

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

What's On in Hong Kong

Find more inspiration on entertaining kids around Hong Kong here.

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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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