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 things to do with kids in Hong Kong.

20 Mar 2019 — 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.

March 2019 April 2019, April 2019, May 2019 June 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 22-24 March 2019

Taste of Hong Kong @ Central Harbourfront Event Space
Hong Kong Flower Show @ Victoria Park
Tak’s Story @ Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
KAWS:HOLIDAY Art Installation in Victoria Harbor
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival @ Singapore International School (Hong Kong)
TEEN Empowerment DayFest @ PLATFORM Coworking + Events

Things to Do With Kids: March 2019

Taste of Hong Kong

family at Taste of Hong Kong

Create your dream tasting menu from multiple high-end cuisines and try some dishes that have never been seen in Hong Kong before form some of the city’s best chefs. This year there will be a bigger and better Kids Zone run by Whizpa with lots of fun hands-on activities and free family photo taking. Kids under 12 go for free!

When:     21-24 March 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website
Tickets:    Tickets 

 

Hong Kong Flower Show

Hong Kong Flower Show

Every year, the Hong Kong Flower Show provides a good opportunity for local citizens and horticulture lovers from all over the world to appreciate the beauty of flowers and share their experiences in the cultivation of flowers. This year’s theme flower will be ‘Chinese Hibiscus.’

When:     15-24 March 2019
Where:    Victoria Park
Tickets:  $14 adults, $7 for kids 4-14, Event Website

 

Tak’s Story

The stage is set in Tak’s tiny bedroom, he never tidies the room because he is used to living in a mess. After Tak leaves his messy room, the items in the room start moving and start an argument about who the boss of the room is in this stage show for ages 3 and up.

When:     22-24, 29-31 March 2019
Where:    Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre C.A. Hall
Tickets:  $180, Urbtix

 

KAWS:HOLIDAY Gigantic Inflatable Art Installation

Kaws: holiday

Famous American artist KAWS will be exhibiting a massive 37-meter inflatable art installation at Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor. The gigantic sculpture will portray ‘Companion,’ the artist’s signature character and a limited edition run of collectibles will also be available for purchase.

When:     22-31 March 2019
Where:    Victoria Harbor (just off of the Central and Western District Promenade)

 

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

This festival inspires students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative and creative problem solving.

When:     23 March 2019
Where:    Singapore International School (Hong Kong)
For more information:  Event Website

 

TEEN Empowerment DayFest

Teen Empowerment DayFest

Seven experts in their field will share tools that empower teens to navigate life’s challenges, set seeds for their future and step into their potential. Through fun and engaging classes, this 1-day event inspires well-being practices that they can use for the rest of their life. For ages 13-16.

When:     23 March 2019
Where:    PLATFORM Coworking + Events, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $1500 (early bird discount of $1400), Facebook Event

 

Brainstorm – A Look Inside the Teenage Brain

teen actors

Brainstorm is a unique performance which combines theatre and neuroscience to tell us all about the ins and outs of the imperfectly perfect adolescent brain. With very personal stories told straight from the heart, this part-autobiographical play explores the relationship teenagers have with their parents, friends and most importantly themselves in a unique and relatable way.

Brainstorm was first performed by Company Three at the National Youth Theatre in UK and Faust International Youth Theatre’s Teen Group is proud to present the Asia premiere of the show! The show is suitable for ages 8 and above.

When:     28-30 March 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tickets:  $220 for adults, $180 for students, Urbtix

 

Creative Parenting Workshop

CreativeKids is hosting this parent training class to help parents learn to develop their creative character, confidence and collaboration through co-researching and co-designing.

When:     29 March 2019
Where:    CreativeKids, School of Design, Hung Hom
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite

 

Bebegarten 6th Birthday Party & Open Day

Bebegarten Preschool

Bebegarten Education Centre will be celebrating their 6th birthday with a range of fun activities including a bouncy castle, magic shows, photo booth, block play, tote bag decorating, process art exploration, baby/toddler-safe messy play and onsite giveaways. The first 80 registrations will get a free gift from Whizpa!

When:     30 March 2019
Where:    Bebegarten Education Centre, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  Free, Register online

 

Hong Kong Beach 5s

Hong Kong Beach 5s

This year the Hong Kong Beach 5s will be bringing even more fun for everyone on the beach. Cheer for your favourite teams or come out and enjoy the various activities. There’ll be Mens, Women’s and Mini Rugby, Touch exhibition games, Netball, Volleyball, Dodgeball and Jr. Fives Football.

When:     30-31 March 2018
Where:    Repulse Bay Beach
For more information:  Facebook

 

Absolutely Fabulous Children’s Festival

Absolutely Fabulous children's Theatre

Absolutely Fabulous Children’s Festival will continue to bring your favourite Aesop’s Fables to life. This month’s edition will feature ‘The Oak and the Reeds.’ Meant for children 3-10 and their parents.

When:     30-31 March 2019
Where:    Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay
For more information:  Event Website

 

Bug Symphony: Butterfly on Harp

Billed as a musical and starring comedy duo Scotty & Lulu with a stunning cast of performers in dazzling bug costumes, Bug Symphony was premiered in 2015 to rave reviews and won the Public Choice Award at the YAMawards in Portugal in 2017. Bug Symphony will bring you Butterfly on Harp on 31 March!

When:     31 March 2019
Where:    Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay
For more information:  Lee Gardens Website

 

Oceans: Our Blue Planet

The Omnimax Show “Oceans: Our Blue Planet” takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on Earth.

When:     1-31 March 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Space Museum Stanley Ho Theatre
Tickets:  From $24, Urbtix

 

Things to Do With Kids: April 2019

Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

HK Rugby Sevens

Firmly established as the world’s premier event of its kind and one of the most popular annual sporting events in Asia, the Hong Kong Sevens attracts some of the world’s greatest rugby players and thousands of fans from every corner of the globe to the magnificent Hong Kong Stadium every year. In addition to the tournament inside the stadium, there will be giant screens and party tents at the Sevens Village nearby as well as at Lee Gardens and more parties at Lan Kwai Fong, Wan Chai and Soho.

When:     5-7 April 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Stadium
For more information:  Event Website

 

Little Monkey’s Easter Hunt Party

At this fun-filled Easter party, little ones and their family can meet, dance with and take pictures with the Easter Bunny, complete an Extravaganza Easter Hunt with top prizes for the winners, and be able to attend mini Kindermusik and performing arts sessions led by Baumhaus’ creative arts teachers.

When:     6 April 2019
Where:    Baumhaus Annex, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free for Little Monkey Members (registration is free on the website), must register for a ticket to attend, Event Website

 

Children’s Festival Special: Rabbitbbit’s Music Book

Oychir and Stephen Hung will perform in this concert for children. The stories may or may not be similar to ones you have imagined, as this is their interpretation, but let your senses mingle, and see how the pictures give shape to the music, and how the music gives meaning to the action.

When:     6 April 2019
Where:    All Saints’ Cathedral, Mong Kok
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite

 

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

 

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Join Tai Kwun Contemporary for a fun Family Day, where they’ll be hosting a range of gallery activities and children workshops. All activities are designed for one parent/guardian together with one child (ages 5 and up).

When:     7 April 2019
Where:    J/C Contemporary, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  $50 per time slot per family pair, Ticketflap

 

Book Launch of “The Brightest Candle”

Join the book launch of “The Brightest Candle,” the newest picture book for kids 3-7 years, by author Sheetal Tahilramani. There will be a story-telling session and a book signing for kids!

When:     7 April 2019
Where:    Bookazine Exchange Square, Central
Tickets:  Free, rsvp at [email protected] Event Website

 

Van Gogh Alive: The Experience

Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh masterpieces will come to life in this multi-sensory experience as you embrace the sensation of walking right into his paintings. The Experience will stretch the definition of the word ‘exhibition’ as it stimulates your senses and opens your mind.

When:     6 April – 7 July 2019
Where:    FTLife Tower, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:  $230, discounts available for kids, Website

 

John Mayer Asia Tour 2019

John Mayer

Seven-time Grammy winner John Mayer is bringing his live tour to Hong Kong for the first time.

When:     8 April 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $698, Facebook Event

 

HKIS’ 2019 World Fair

Hong Kong International School is hosting its annual World’s Fair which provides the community with a unique fun-filled, family day out each year! At the event, visitors’ senses will be opened to sights, sounds and tastes from around the world as you sample delicious international food, shop for products from around the world, play games and much more!

When:     13 April 2019
Where:    Hong Kong International School, Tai Tam
Tickets:  Free admission, Facebook Event

 

Hellodog Fest 2019

Non-profit Hellodog Foundation is hosting a fun-filled, pet-friendly carnival that will include a runway show, dog yoga and massage, AR games and more. A good time is guaranteed for dog parents, families with or without dogs and all individuals who like dogs.

When:     13-14 April 2019
Where:    Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  Free, online registration required at Eventbrite

 

The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black

The Conscious Festival

A zero waste festival where fun and sustainability go hand in hand. With a market featuring over 80 mindful brands, transformative talks, delicious healthy eats, organic booze, interactive art, and games – this is one festival not to be missed.

When:     13-14 April 2019
Where:    Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, Hung Hom Bay
Tickets:  Free entry, Register Online

 

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Handmade Hong Kong is back with their popular craft market which are the perfect opportunity for the most special artists, makers, designers and bakers to showcase and sell their goods.

When:     14 April 2019
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

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

 

2019 Bun Carnival

Bun festival mountains

The 2019 Bun Carnival is packed with a variety of interesting activities such as the Bun Scrambling Competition and the Climbing Carnival where the public can enjoy the fun of bun tower climbing. Activities will include stall games, handicrafts, variety shows, climbing demonstration and a number of other events.

When:     14 April – 13 May 2019
Where:    Soccer Pitch, Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau
For more information:  Event Website

 

Easter Sunday Funday

ESF Easter Sunday Funday

Let’s go on an Easter Egg Hunt! Celebrate Easter by hunting Easter eggs, decorating Easter eggs, and fun sensory and art activities. Designed for ages 6 months to 3 years.

When:     14 April 2019
Where:    ESF Language and Learning Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $50, Eventbrite

 

Easter Trail Run

Easter Trail Run

This trail run will feature various age groups for adults in the 5 and 10 km distances as well as various kid and family categories.

When:     19 April 2019
Where:    Tai Tam BBQ Site (Near Parkview)
Tickets:  $200 per person, Facebook Event

 

The Hong Kong Mineral Fair

The 13th Hong Kong Mineral Fair will have minerals, fossils, books and equipment for sale and some beautiful minerals just to look at, with activities for all the family.

When:     19-20 April 2019
Where:    The Auditorium, BGCA Building, Wan Chai
Tickets:  Free admission, Event Website

 

NOW TV Sports Carnival

The NOW TV Sports Carnival for families offers a golden opportunity for youngsters to burn off excess energy built up during this year’s Easter holiday. This large-scale event will offer special game zones in which children can try various sports to discover where their interests and flair may lie.

When:     19-21 April 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website

 

SuperEasterRace at SuperPark

Super Park Easter

Are you up for a super fun bunny-filled challenge and a chance to win prizes? Form a group of 2-4 people and take on the SuperEaster Race, which is a competition with six sport games. There’s no extra fee to join, but remember to pre-register for the race after booking your tickets as a limited number of slots are available.

When:      3 sessions per day, 19-28 April 2019
Where:    SuperPark Hong Kong, One Silversea (Near Olympian City)
Tickets:  SuperPark Website

 

Pinkfong Baby Shark Live Musical

Pinkfong Baby Shark

This digital, interactive live musical for the whole family will feature Pinkfong all-time best hit songs including “Baby Shark.”

When:     20-21 April 2019
Where:    Star Hall, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Kowloon
Tickets:  $280, HK Ticketing

 

FRITES Kids Easter Party

FRITES Easter Egg Hunt

FRITES will be continuing their tradition of Easter fun this year with Easter Egg hunts and a fabulous Kids Magic Show. Come dressed in your cutest festive outfits for a chance to win a grand prize for the Best Costume Award.

When:     21 April 2019
Where:    All FRITES venues
For more information:  FRITES Website

 

IRIS: Your Escape 2019 – Hong Kong Fitness & Wellness Festival

IRIS yoga

IRIS: Your Escape is back again for its eighth installment. The 2-day festival will feature a Yoga Stage, Meditation at the Zen Garden, various fitness activities, The Playground for families and kids, silent disco, shopping, eating and various other events.

When:     27-28 April 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $180 for a one-day pass, Facebook

 

Things to Do With Kids: May 2019

The Crayon Run 2019

The Crayon Run

Support kids in need by joining the annual DB Crayon Run! The 3rd edition of this popular event offers four categories: adult and child (up to age 5), six to eight years, and nine years and up, and helper and child (any age). All proceeds go to charity.

When:     4 May 2019
Where:    Tai Pak Beach, Discovery Bay
For more information:  Facebook

 

Mothers Day Nature Walk

Mother's Day Nature Walk

On this Mothers Day, join in on a heart connecting walk through Mother Earth’s beauty to celebrate mothers of all kinds. If you’re looking for a unique way to spend time and connect with your family, or to gift yourself time with your mother, don’t miss out on this walk.

When:     12 May 2019
Where:    Kembali, Hong Kong Island
Tickets:  $300 for singles, $500 for pairs, $850 for families up to 4, Facebook Event

 

Elmer the Elephant

Elmer the Elephant

Based on the classic children’s book series by David McKee, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter. The show features a menagerie of 21 loveable puppets and tells the tale of an elephant that stands out – both with his patchwork coloured skin and sense of humour.

When:     17-19 May 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Kindergartens Festival

This must-attend event about kindergarten education will help young parents explore various kindergarten school options, discover the perfect curriculum fit for your child and get admission tips.

When:     18 May 2019
Where:    JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong
Tickets:  From $30, Eventbrite

 

Things to Do With Kids: June 2019

Professor Brian Cox Universal World Tour

Professor Brian Cox

Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live tour, Professor Brian Cox is heading back out on the road with a brand-new show for 2019. Using state-of-the-art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes, presented using ultra-high-resolution LED screen technology, Brian will explore the latest missions to the planets and more.

When:     5 June 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $468, HK Ticketing

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories

Very Hungry Caterpillar

The timeless classic by Eric Carle has made its way off of the page and onto the stage. This critically acclaimed production will feature 75 loveable puppets, faithfully adapting four of Eric Carle’s stories. Designed for children aged 2 and up with their families.

When:     6-9 June 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Realising Potential

Realising Potential

Realising Potential is an exciting two-day business course for students in Year 7 and 8 where they are introduced to the world of entrepreneurship and have the opportunity to generate and develop their ideas.

When:     15-16 June 2019
Where:    Harrow International School Hong Kong
Tickets:  £135, Eventbrite

 

The Witches

David Wood’s magical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, is an extremely family-led production sure to delight audiences of all ages. The story translates so deliciously to the stage with The Grand High Witch and her itchy witches, sniffing and covorting in crazy wigs as they plot to squish & squelch every single child in England.

When:     15-16 June 2019
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $250, Ticketflap

 

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

 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Lion Witch and the Wardrobe

Based on the famous works of C.S. Lewis, join in on this performance and walk through the wardrobe into a whole new world, in which the utilitarian regime of an icy Queen of Narnia threatens to maintain a perpetual winter. Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy on their epic quest to overthrow the pretender queen and waken the enlivening spring.

When:     28-29 June 2019
Where:    McAulay Studio, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $200, Ticketflap

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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