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.

16 Aug 2017 — By Melanie Grosjean / Events / Family
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We’ve listed these events in date order, browse to find inspiration, or click to jump to a specific month.

July, August, September, October, November, December, May 2018

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



Wet and Wild Sand Party

As a part of Ocean Park’s 40th anniversary, Applause Pavilion will be transformed into an exuberant summer beach. Famous sculpture artist Ray Villafane and his team will build three gigantic sand sculptures themed around Ocean Park attractions including the largest to date in Hong Kong. Be prepared to get wet at the thrilling water-splashing games such as Wild Foam Zone, Mega Gush and Super Spray Tunnel.

When:     1 July – 27 August 2017
Where:    Ocean Park, Applause Pavillion
For more information:  Ocean Park Website


Mix it Up Summer Workshops & Storytelling

513 Paint Shop is highlighting the works of Herve Tullet in their workshops and reading sessions. These sessions will encourage your kids to interact with the books in creative ways and make their own crafts inspired by Tullet’s works.

When:     Now through August 27
Where:    513 Paint Shop, PMQ, Central
For More Information:  $280 per kid and parent, Put Yourself


Chocolate Museum World Tour

This world-famous chocolate exhibition is on in Hong Kong for the first time ever. It will feature more than 2000 kg of pure chocolate, entertaining chocolate workshops, amazing chocolate walls, exclusive souvenirs and more.

When:     28 July – 31 August 2017
Where:    The Peak Victoria
Tickets:  From $80 for adults and $50 for kids, Ticketflap  


Miffy and the Ocean Exhibition @  Science Museum

Interactive exhibits and video programmes which encourage kids to learn more about sea creatures and the oceans through cartoon rabbit “Miffy”.

When:     Through 11 October 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Science Museum
Tickets:  From $10, For more information


Eternal Life: Exploring Ancient Egypt @ Science Museum

This special exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum provides visitors with a unique experience of Ancient Egypt.

When:     Through 18 October 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Science Museum
Tickets:  From $5, For more information


Hong Kong Disneyland – Marvel Super Hero Summer

Visitors to Disneyland this summer will have the chance to meet Marvel Super Heroes such as Iron Man, Captain America, SpiderMan and more and go through Avengers Agent missions in a story set uniquely in Hong Kong

When:     Now until 3 September 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Disneyland
For more information:  Website (Get discounted Disneyland tickets from Headout here)


We Are Stars 3D

This 3D Dome Show seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? The show explores our cosmic chemistry and connections life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe. Ages 3 and up admitted.

When:     1-31 August 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Space Museum Stanley Ho Space Theatre
Tickets:  From $24, Urbtix


Bubble Up

This public art project is perfect for your kids who love bubbles. It will feature Mr. Shinji Ohmaki’s solo exhibition Millions of Bubbles. 20 bubble performance shows with 45 bubble machines and a 3-meter tall, 6-level bubble pyramid.

When:     2-20 August 2017
Where:     Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  Event Website  


Funtastic Summer at Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay will make summer ‘Funtastic’ again for all ages! The event will feature a range of adrenaline-pumping inflatable fun, mini power boats and more for kids of all ages. Unwind with  alfresco dining on the D’Deck and DB North Plaza when you need a break.

When:     6-20 August 2017
Where:    Tai Pak Beach and DB North Plaza
Tickets:  All events free of charge, For more info


Shark Puppet Workshop

Test your crafting skill at this fun and family-friendly workshop where you can express your creativity making a shark puppet from provided supplies. For more info.

When:     17 August 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Tickets:  Free workshop, museum entrance $30 Adult, $14 Students/Seniors, available at reception


DIY Microscope

Suitable for ages 10 and up and all science backgrounds, in this class you will be building your own microscope and bringing it home. Bring your own smartphone camera and any interesting stuff you would like to examine under your microscope.

When:     17 August 2017
Where:    PMQ – Hollywood, Hong Kong Island
Tickets:  $160, Eventbrite


Watercolour for Beginners – Floral Bookmarks

This 2.5 hour workshop will cover basic watercolour techniques, step by step flower painting and practice including designing and drafting a set of four different floral bookmarks. Suitable for beginners from ages 12 and up.

When:     19 August 2017
Where:    Colour EXP X Chroma Cafe + Kitchen, Kwun Tong
Tickets:  $500, Ticketflap  


Strider Adventure Zone @ Summerfest Social

Strider Adventure Zones are safe and friendly environments that encourage kids of all abilities from 18 months to 5 years to test ride a Strider balance bike and play with other kids while improving and developing fundamental bike handling skills.

When:     19 August 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free, For more information


Yip’s Children Choir Post Tour Concert

This concert by the talented children’s choir will follow their 2017 concert tour.

When:    20 August 2017
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  $220, Urbtix


World Helicopter Day

Perfect for the budding aviator, this Annual World Helicopter Day celebration presented by the Hong Kong Aviation Club Foundation will feature nine helicopters which will land in the heart of Central to showcase their state-of-the-art-technologies.

When:     20 August 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free, For more information


Toy Formula 1

As a part of Storm the Park Days, Victoria Park is hosting this fun-filled formula one-style race for toys. For more info contact Wan Chai District Leisure Services Office at 2879 5622.

When:     20 August 2017
Where:    Victoria Park (Soccer Pitch No. 1)
Tickets:  Free event, enroll on the spot


La Danse par Maria

The 10th Anniversary Dance Performance of La Danse par Maria will consist of an amazing dance performance including Jazz, Musical and Modern dance to lights.

When:     20 August 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $145, HK Ticketing


Children’s Discovery Tour @Maritime Museum

As a part of their On Sharks and Humanity exhibit, this tour will highlight the ways that sharks intersect with our daily lives. For more info.

When:     20, 27 August 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Tickets:  $30 Adult, $15 Student/Senior available at reception


CATCH x Maggie & Rose Exclusive Access

CATCH Pamper & Playdate Events is coming to the exclusive family members club, Maggie & Rose. Have a relaxing teaser massage from Ayana Spa and sip wine while your little ones can trial an exclusive Maggie & Rose class or simply explore the beautiful soft play area and roof.

When:     22 August, 1 September 2017
Where:    Maggie & Rose, Repulse Bay
Tickets:  $450 for 1 adult and 1 child, $50 for addition child, under 6 mos free, Facebook Event


Back to School Family Yoga

A beachside yoga class for the whole family followed by a sumptuous dinner crafted by celebrity chef Jaakko Sorsa.

When:     29 August 2017
Where:    Cafe Roma, Park Island
Tickets:  $400 for one child and one adult (Additional $150 for second adult), RSVP


Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation’s Junior Championship – Mitsubishi Corporation Cup

The latest edition to HKGA’s active hosting calendar brings this tournament which will draw top juniors from across the 45 member regional conference.

When:     30 August – 1 September
Where:    Hong Kong Golf Club
For more information:  Event Website



The Sorcerer’s Apprentice x Harry (Featuring Magician)

An adaptation of the famous German poem about the Apprentice’s use of magic written by Goethe in 1797, this modern performance features live orchestral performances of famous classical pieces by renowned composers, accompanied by Harry Wong’s magic performances, story-telling and projection of slides.

When:     1 September 2017
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $150, Urbtix


Retykle Back to School Pop-up @ Maggie & Rose

This public shopping event will showcase Retykle’s 250+ designer kids brands for children ages 0-8 years. Ranging from new with tags to gently used condition, all items will be beautifully displayed and ready for purchase at up to 90% off the original price.

When:     1-2 September 2017
Where:    Maggie & Rose, Repulse Bay
For more information:  Facebook Event


Twinkle Dance Company Grand Opening Party

Twinkle Dance Company is hosting a very special opening party this year for their brand new Causeway Bay location.

When:     3 September 2017
Where:    Twinkle Dance Causeway Bay Studio
For more information:  Event Website


Make Your Own Robots – Silly Robots

In this workshop, your kids will design and build their own robots and learn basic building techniques. There will be a robot competition as well. Kids under 9 must be accompanied by a parent.

When:     3 September 2017
Where:    Robotic Garage, Hong Kong Science Park, Ma Liu Shui, New Territories
Tickets:  $350, Eventbrite


English Storytelling for Children: Pirates!

English stories and tales about pirates specially curated for children.

When:     6, 13, 20, 27 September 2017
Where:    Tai Po Public Library
For more information:  Hong Kong Public Library Website


Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure

The Brodaway all-time classic, Peter Pan will be presented with a show-stopping live orchestra, dazzling scenery and a group of global young talents in this new production.

When:     8-9 September 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
Tickets:  From $320, Urbtix


Once Upon a Time

Isla School of Dance will present a family-friendly interpretation of Cinderella in their 9th Year Anniversary performance. The evening will also include dances from other fairytales and folklore stories.

When:     9 September 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, HK Ticketing


International Schools Festival

One mega international schools event for parents to discover opportunities of future education for their children of kindergarten, primary and secondary schooling age.

When:    16 September 2017
Where:    JW Marriott Hotel, Admiralty
Tickets:  $40, Eventbrite


Marvel 10K Weekend

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort’s super charged race event is making a heroic return. The sequel will feature even more Disney magic and Marvel Super Heroes are sure to make heroic appearances. Four races will be held including the Captain America 10K, the Thor 5K, The Spider-Man 5K and Kids Races.

When:     16-17 September 2017
Where:     Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Tickets:  From $250, Event Website


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – WIN TICKETS!

A fast-paced and irreverent look at 37 of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in 97 minutes. For ages 10 and up.

When:     19-24 September 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $295, HK Ticketing

*Reserve A, B & C 8pm 19-21 September and 7pm Sunday 24 September, for other show times you can quote ABA17 to save 10%!

We are giving away 4 tickets (worth $2,380) to the opening night of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on 19 September. Click here for your chance to win.


Ariana Grande Live in Hong Kong

As a part of her Dangerous Woman tour, celebrating her third full-length album, Ariana Grande is making her first ever performance in Hong Kong.

When:     21 September 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena
Tickets:  From $888, HK Ticketing


Powered By Youth Forum

This community event will challenge young people ages 12-17 to bring community change through their positive actions. Youth will work with industry leaders to activate their power and passion to serve the community. Groups create community action ideas and learn pitching, writing advocacy, articulating personal values and creative messaging.

When:     23, 30 September 2017
Where:    MTR Headquarters
Tickets:  $400, Eventbrite


South Island Art Day

Experience unique art exhibits and art-related exhibits from 18 participating studios and galleries in Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan. Free shuttle buses will run from Central every 30 minutes.

When:     24 September 2017
Where:    South Island Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website


Barbie Run HK 2017

Barbie Run HK 2017 will feature competitions for individuals, families, corporations and cosplay groups. Runners will enjoy the fun of sports X fashion with their friends and families. Classic scenes of Barbie will be available for runners to capture their best memories.

When:     24 September 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $200, Cityline


Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber will visit Hong Kong this September. More details will follow as we get them.

When:     27 September 2017
Where:    AsiaWorld Expo
Tickets:  Not yet on sale



Guess How Much I Love You

This playful show based on the classic, best-selling children’s book will unfold on stage through puppets, live music and interactive play for children aged 3 and up along with their families.

When:     20-22 October 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Hong Kong Life ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup

This popular sprint triathlon will return to Sunny Bay in Lantau Island this October. The two-day event is open to public participation with various age-group competitions including fun distances, relay races and kids races.

When:     21-22 October 2017
Where:    Sunny Bay, Lantau Island
Registration:  Registration opens 16 August, Event Website    



Hong Kong International Literary Festival

This annual event, held over 10 days each autumn features established and emerging writers from around the world in an extensive programme that includes discussions, literry lunches and dinners, workshops, debates, book signings and readings. This year’s programme will include Ian Rankin and Amy Tan among other authors.

When:     3-12 November 2017
Where:    Various venues
Tickets:  Ticketing information to be released in September, For more information


The Big Picnic

Picnic in the Park Hong Kong is THE family music and dance event of the year with two great stages, 10 hours of live entertainment, more than 20 live bands and plenty of dance performances.

When:     4 November 2017
Where:    Discovery Bay’s Beach and outdoor Plaza
For more information:  Facebook Event 


Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival

We don’t yet have all of the details on this festival but it is sure to be a fun-filled music festival at the beach. More info to follow.

When:     4 November 2017
Where:    Lamma Island
For More Information:  Facebook Page




The first round lineup has been released and as always, Hong Kong’s best music and art festival will attract world-class performers including Massive Attack, Feist, Mø and The Dandy Warhols. Early bird tickets are on sale now. There’s always a good selection of kids activities on offer too.

When:     17-19 November
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:   Starting at $810 for a day pass. Student discounts. From Clockenflap website.



Father Christmas

This heartwarming and family friendly adaptation of the popular children’s book by Raymond Briggs. The engaging show is the perfect introduction to theatre for young children and there is no minimum age.

When:     1-2 December 2017
Where:     The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $435, HK Ticketing


FIA Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

Car-loving kids will be thrilled by a trip to the Formula E Hong Kong ePrix when it returns to the streets of Hong Kong this year with a double-header over two days.

When:     2-3 December 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront Area
For more information:  Facebook


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


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

Hong Kong Events

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


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