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

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17 Jul 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.

July 2019, August 2019, September 2019, October 2019, November 2019, December 2019

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


Planning for summer holidays? Check out our summer camp recommendations here!


Things to do with Kids this Weekend 19-21 July 2019

Summer Water Battle @ Ocean Park
Hong Kong Book Fair @ HK Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Day I Fell Into a Book @ Tai Kwun
Hong Kong Sinfonietta Cool Summer Festival @ HK City Hall Concert Hall
The Nightingale @ HK Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Adidas Sports Base @ Central Harbourfront Event Space
Flowers Pieces from Flowers by Naked @ MOSTown
Zuni Icosahedron – STEAM @ Yuen Long Theatre
Happy Gabby Baby Concert @ Olympian City and Citywalk
Bodynamics @ Hong Kong Cultural Centre Podium Workshop
Expression Physical Education Children Workshop @ Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Sunday’s Little Face Paint Session @ Little Creatures Brewing
Summerfest 2019 @ Central Harbourfront
Our Toy Stories @ Harbour City
Touch the Stars @ Hong Kong Space Museum
Horizon: Beyond the Edge of the Visible Universe @ Hong Kong Space Museum

Things to Do With Kids: July 2019

Kids Films Playing in Hong Kong this Week

Movie Theater in Hong Kong

Spider-Man: Far From Home
Toy Story 4
Secret Life of Pets


Ocean Park Summer Water Battle

Ocean Park Summer Water Battle

Ocean Park is collaborating with Japanese anime megahit for Hong Kong’s largest ever One Piece event. The park’s Waterfront Plaza will transform into an exhilarating water battle zone where guests face off against each other in classic scenes from One Piece.

When:     13 July – 1 September 2019
Where:    Ocean Park
For more information:  Ocean Park Website


Hong Kong Children’s Discovery Museum

Hong Kong Children's Discovery Museum

The Children’s Discovery Museum, the first children’s museum in Hong Kong welcomes children of all ages to explore, create and express themselves through play at multiple exhibits spread over 6,000 square feet of exhibit space.

When:     Open Daily
Where:    Children’s Discovery Museum, North Point
For more information:  Museum Website


Bubs in Pubs

Bubs in Pubs

Photo credit: Tansy Tarboton from Black Dot Photography

Drop in for a morning coffee, tea or snack and let the kids play at this drop-in soft play that will be running all summer.

When:     Monday – Friday 9-11 AM
Where:    The Picture House, Sai Kung
For more information:  2792 6991 or check out the closed Facebook Group ‘Bubs in Pubs @ The Picture House’


Hong Kong Book Fair

Hong Kong Book Fair

The 30th edition of the Hong Kong Book Fair will be centered on the theme of ‘Sci-Fi and Mystery.’ The fair offers a good chance for readers to appreciate sci-fi and mystery literature, attend various seminars and enjoy four dedicated exhibition zones.

When:     17-23 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $20 for adults, $10 for kids, Under 3s and over 65s free, HK Ticketing


The Day I Fell Into a Book

The Day I Fell into a Book

Written and performed by Lewis Gibson, this spectacular sound and theatre experience will feature century-old stories accompanied by 3D sound recordings and intricate lighting and projection as it explores the magic of reading for people of all ages.

When:     18-19, 20-21 July 2019
Where:    Tai Kwun, Central
Tickets:  $200, Facebook


Hong Kong Sinfonietta Cool Summer Festival: Movies, Musicals and More!

This summer, acclaimed West End singer John Langley and Hong Kong singers Anna Lo, Margaret Cheung, Jordan Cheng and Rick Lau will join Roderick Dunk and Hong Kong Sinfonietta in rediscovering old favourites and new hits of film and theatrical music.

When:     19-21 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $150, Urbtix


The Nightingale by The Only Stage

The Nightingale

The Only Stage’s new production transforms Oscar Wilde’s short story, The Nightingale and the Rose, into another tuneful and poignant encounter.

When:     19-21 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


Adidas Sports Base

adidas Sports Base has returned to the heart of Hong Kong with an exciting range of activities for sports lovers. Challenge yourself to the limits and experience your own action packed summer full of happenings including football, basketball, training classes, skateboarding and running activities.

When:     19 July – 19 August 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website 


Flowers Pieces from Flowers by Naked

Flowers by Naked

Flowers by Naked, the world-acclaimed interactive virtual reality art show series from Japan, presents its first overseas exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition integrates innovative technologies including lighting effects, music, fragrance and interactive installation with traditional Japanese cultures like flower arrangement and Japanese poem to create a 360-degree flower world of dazzling shades and lights.

When:     20 July – 1 September 2019
Where:    MOSTown, Ma On Shan
For more information:  Event Website


Zuni Icosahedron – STEAM – The Four Great Inventions

Zuni Icosahedron

STEAM – The Four Great Inventions is a creative musical for children, embracing Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It encourages students to explore, communicate and critically evaluate the problems before them.

When:     20-21 July 2019
Where:    Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium
Tickets:  From $100, Urbtix


Happy Gabby Baby Concert

The children’s music book Happy Gabby Plays Classical Music is set to debut its musical adaptation featuring the beautiful works from Strauss, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky and more with live performances by local professional musicians. For kids ages 0-6.

When:     20-21 July 2019
Where:    Olympian City and Citywalk
For more information:  Facebook


“Bodynamics” Parent-child Workshop by Unlock Dancing Plaza


Jump, swing, and jump some more! In this session for families, parents and children will explore each other’s feelings and thoughts through physical movements, nurturing new forms of communication and building bonds.

When:     20, 28 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Podium Workshop
Tickets:  $150, Urbtix


‘Expression Physical Education’ Children Workshop by Namstrops

Specifically designed for kids by physical education trained artists of Japanese dance group Namstrops and Professor Rumiko Takahashi from the University of Miyazaki, this children’s workshop cultivates children’s focus and expressive capacity with the joy of dance.

When:     21, 27 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:   $100, Urbtix


Saddleback Kids – The Main Event

The Main Event at Saddleback Church is an action-packed VBS for kids going into primary 1-6 or aged 6-11 years old. There will be activities, games, a snack and more throughout the week, and a family fun night on Friday.

When:     23-25 July 2019
Where:    Saddleback Hong Kong, Cheung Sha Wan
Tickets:  $420, Eventbrite


Theatre for the Very Young: Hubbub!


Hubbub! is a dynamic and stimulating theatre experience exclusively for children from 6 months to 3 years to explore the senses through a simple story. Through shadows, body movements and vocal acoustics that change with every performance, the little one is introduced to the imaginative power of theatre. Suitable for 6 months – 3 years old.

When:     25-29 July 2019
Where:    Artistree, Taikoo Place
Tickets:  $490 for one parent one child, $690 for family package (3 people), Art-Mate


A O Lang Pho by Lune Production

A O Lang Pho

Ingeniously employing super-sized rattan baskets and bamboo poles, this innovated, circus-based show combines cultural metamorphosis, humour and dazzling artistry to depict the rapid evolution of serene Vietnamese rural existence into frenetic urban life.

When:     26-28 July 2019
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix


Miku Expo 2019

Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku is a virtual Japanese Singer, a 16-year old girl with a unique voice and prodigious energy. The show uses a computer generated voice and 3D graphics to perform on stage and comes along with a variety of sub events such as exhibitions and workshops where fans can meet up and share different aspects of the creative fan culture surrounding Hatsune Miku.

When:     27 July 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $380, HK Ticketing


International Children’s and Youth Film Carnival

It’s summertime and the annual movie fest “International Children’s and Youth Film Carnival” is back. This year a total of four sessions with 15 feature films and 32 animation and shorts from 22 countries, a total of 60 screenings will be presented as a part of the carnival.

When:     27-28 July, 2-3, 9-11 August 2019
Where:    Various Venues
Tickets:  $70, Urbtix


Sunday’s Little Face Paint Session

Every Sunday Brunch, Little Creatures Brewing will be hosting face painting sessions. Come and join in this little art jam session for kids and adults to share.

When:     Every Sunday in 2019
Where:    Little Creatures Brewing, Kennedy Town
For more information:  Facebook Event


Summerfest 2019


[email protected] Harbourfront is a major summer programme that transforms the Central Harbourfront Event Space into a series of free-to-public summer events. This year, they will return with more than 25 free events and activities to create a variety of fun summer happenings for the public to enjoy.

When:     26 June – 1 September 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront (Entrance near Tamar Park)
For more information:  Event Website


Our Toy Stories

Our Toy Stories

Harbour City is bringing Disney & Pixar’s Toy Story 4 from the big screen into real live with this Toy Story Carnival. Customers can participate in game booths with proceeds to benefit The Salvation Army.

When:     29 June – 4 August 2019
Where:    Ocean Terminal Forecourt and Ocean Terminal Deck, Harbour City
For more information:  Event Website


The Little Mermaid by Theater Terra

Following their sell-out show in 2016, Theater Terra returns to Hong Kong with another puppetry performance. This time, they will stage a family musical based on Anderson’s classic fairy tale. With engaging puppets and actors, a whimsical set, and original songs.

When:     31 July – 2 August 2019
Where:    Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


Touch the Stars

Touch the Stars

Created with the latest high definition imagery and scientific data, the 3D dome show, ‘Touch the Stars 3D allows you to follow space probes to the heart of the solar system and the surface of the planets and moons, and then to the outer planets and beyond.

When:     1-31 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Space Museum
Tickets:  From $24, Urbtix


Horizon: Beyond the Edge of the Visible Universe

Horizon: Beyond the Edge of the Visible Universe

In this Sky Show, you will follow the footsteps of various important astronomers from different generations over a hundred years to reveal the mystery of the Universe.

When:     1-31 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Space Museum
Tickets:  $24, Urbtix


SuperPark SuperSummerPass


This special student pass gives pass holders unlimited access to Super Park on select sessions this summer. The pass is valid for all-day access Monday – Friday and valid from 9am-1pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

When:     July and August 2019
Where:    SuperPark Hong Kong, Tai Kok Tsui
For more information:  SuperPark Website


Things to Do With Kids: August 2019

Monsieur Croche: The Dreams of Composer Claude Debussy

La Companyia del Princep Totilau blends a live piano performance of Debussy pieces, with actors and puppets, large-scale video images, lighting, and rippling movement and dance to conjure up a mysterious realm of discovery. For ages 3 and up.

When:     1-2 August 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


Let’s Make Puppet Buddies: Parent-Child Workshop

Listen to the beautiful music of French composer Claude Debussy and view the amazing buildings of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi to get in touch with the natural world. Then get creative yourself by making a puppet come to life. Meant for ages 6 and up and their parents.

When:     2 August 2019
Where:    HK City Hall Commitee Room North
Tickets:  $150, Urbtix


The Addams Family

Addams Family

In an original take on the classic story, it’s every father’s nightmare, Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything will change for the whole family on the night they host a dinner party for the boyfriend and his family.

When:     1-4 August 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $170, HK Ticketing


A Sea of Smiling LT Ducks

Sea of Smiling LT Ducks

LT Duck is about to embark on a memorable journey. From crossing the ocean to traversing the city, the little duck bravely faces all difficulties, meeting friends and fearsome creatures along the way. Join the Hong Kong Dance Company and its Children’s and Youth Troupes on this fascinating adventure!

When:     2-4 August 2019
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $100, Event Website


Ku-So-Olympics by Unlock Dancing Plaza x Namstrops x SunFool

Ku So Olympics

This modern dance performance depicts a passionate amateur training hard to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Games alongside elite Japanese athletes. For ages 3 and up.

When:     2-4 August 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


Hong Kong Sinfonietta – McDull. My Very Very Very Best

Since 2006, McDull has been collaborating with Hong Kong Sinfionetta to create a series of concerts with original animation. This show will showcase their very favourites from this collaboration over the past 13 years.

When:     2-4 August 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix


Meet the Zookeepers

Meet the Zookeeper day in Hong Kong

At the “Meet-the-Zookeepers” event, the gardens’ zookeepers will share with visitors their experience in daily primate and bird care and animal conservation. Visitors will also have an opportunity to learn more about the Garden’s animals.

When:     3-4 August, 12-13 October, 30 November, 1 December 2019
Where:     Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
For more information:  Event Website


Paw Patrol Live: ‘The Great Pirate Adventure’

Pirate Day

X barks the spot on the new tour of Paw Patrol Live! ‘The Great Pirate Adventure!’ It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern.

When:     3-4 August 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $250, HK Ticketing


Sport For All Day

This year’s Sport For All Day will again take on the theme of “Stay Active, Healthy and Happy!” to encourage people of all ages and abilities to engage in regular sports and physical activities and promote the benefits of exercise for the body and mind through a series of sports participation sessions all across Hong Kong.

When:     4 August 2019
Where:    Various LCSD venues across Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website


Chickens’ Eggsecutive Order

Adapted from Esme’s Egg, by British children’s author Neil Griffiths, Esme the hen decides not to let the farmer take away her eggs this time and the audience is encouraged to join the adventure and help her save her eggs.

When:     9-11 August 2019
Where:    Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


Travel Around the World: MYO Baby In Concert

Join MYO with your little ones in Travel Around the World to enjoy an amazing musical journey tailored for 0-2 year old babies. Excerpts from famous composers around the world will be performed such as Beethoven, Haydn, Vivaldi and more!

When:     10 August 2019
Where:    Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


Aerial Kids Yoga with TT Ho

Kids Aerial Yoga

Every second Sunday of the month, kids can play to learn the techniques of health, relaxation, inner peace and compassion through yoga. Each session focuses on breathing, body alignment and physical release in a fun way with games and music.

When:     11 August, 8 September, 13 October, 10 November, 8 December 2019
Where:    Pure Yoga, The Pulse
Tickets:  $450 per class, multi-class discounts available, Event Website


ESF Kindergarten Admissions Seminar

ESF Kindergarten Admissions

If you are interested in applying to an ESF kindergarten, this is a great opportunity to speak with their Admissions Manager, Julie Wong. She will be talking about the admissions criteria, procedures and timeline.

When:     13 August 2019
Where:    Prime Mansion, Wan Chai
For more information:  Facebook


HK Ballet: Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Take a high-flying adventure to Neverland with the Asian premiere of Septime Weber’s Peter Pan! With vibrant choreography that combines classical ballet, clever slapstick and a touch of hip hop to an original score performed live by Hong Kong Sinfonietta, this show is perfect for the whole family.

When:     16-18 August 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix


The Hong Kong Children’s Choir 50th Anniversary Choral Composition Selections’ Concert

The HK Children’s Choir 50th Anniversary Children’s Choral Composition Selections aims to encourage fine choral writing for treble voices and boost cultural exchange across the world. Part of the selected works will be put on stage in this concert.

When:     17 August 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix


Youth Cultural Harmony Carnival @ Summerfest

Promoting the inclusion of Chinese culture and the traditions of ethnic minorities living in Hong Kong, this gala will include both STEM and VR experience zones, as well as games and booths featuring artworks of ethnic minorities.

When:     17 August 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website


Alice in Wonderland

Young children will love to follow along on Alice’s journey in this delightful ballet version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Meant for ages 2 and up.

When:     21 August 2019
Where:    Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium
Tickets:  From $120, Urbtix


HKU Sandy Bay RFC – Juniors Season Opening Day

Sandy Bay Rugby

The kick-off event for the 30th season of the HKU Sandy Bay Rugby Club will include a free open day for kids ages 4-18, fun games and activities, a chance to meet the coaches and learn about rugby and snacks and drinks.

When:     25 August 2019
Where:    Stanley Ho Sport Centre, Sha Wan Drive
Tickets:  Free, Facebook Event


Singin’ In The Rain Jr Musical

Singin in the rain JR

With hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards, a group of amazing young talents will take you on a splashy journey of the world’s most celebrated movie musical.

When:     30-31 August 2019
Where:    Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  $320, Urbtix


Pirates Ahoy Summer Kids Carnival

This beachside fiesta will celebrate the end of summer for kids and families ashore. Step inside the world of pirates and treasure maps as the event takes over The Pulse for the weekend. Kids can board paddle boats at the inflatable pool and get their face painted and participate in many other activities.

When:     31 August – 1 September 2019
Where:    The Pulse, Repulse Bay
Tickets:  From $59, Facebook Event


Things to Do With Kids: September 2019

Family Aerial Yoga Fun – Root and Wings with TT Ho

Parent and child cuddle in a hammock and explore yoga together with the hammock as a safety net. Parents also learn from their children – to laugh, sing and move with joy – in this class for children ages 5-12 and their parents.

When:     1, 22 September 2019
Where:    Pure Yoga, Pacific Place and Grand Century Place
Tickets:  From $700, Event Website


Admission Possible: Getting into a Top International School

If you are a Hong Kong parent, and you find private schools in HK confusing, competitive and costly (or even crazy?!) this seminar is for you. The speaker will be Ruth Benny, Founder and Head Girl of Top Schools.

When:     4 September 2019
Where:    Kids’ Gallery, Causeway Bay
Tickets:  $150, Facebook


Madagascar the Musical

Madagascar the Musical

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and those hilarious plotting penguins as they bound on to the stage in this musical adventure based on the smash hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar.

When:     12-15 September 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  $395, HK Ticketing


Hi-5 Supers

Hi-5 Supers

The multiple award-winning Australian children’s television series Hi-5 is returning on stage in Hong Kong to celebrate their 20th anniversary! Bringing a whole new musical experience to their fans, full of adventures, thrills, laughter and their popular hits!

When:     14-15 September 2019
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $380, HK Ticketing


Stand By Me Musical

Music Children Foundation’s live orchestra and choir will perform a 100% original, made for Hong Kong musical alongside local professional performers.

When:     14-15 September 2019
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $150, Urbtix


Matilda: The Music

The spectacular and heart-warming story of Matilda features a little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and challenge those above her, changing her own future.

When:     20 September – 6 October 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $445, HK Ticketing


International Schools Festival

This event organized by South China Morning Post provides parents a chance to learn about international schools, evaluate curricula, obtain admission tips and secure essential information for their child’s future education.

When:     21 September 2019
Where:    Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
Tickets:  From $30, Eventbrite


Where is Peter Rabbit?

Where is peter rabbit

Based on the original tales by Beatrix Potter, your favourite stories and most beloved characters will be brought to live in this theatrical spectacular, with beautifully handcrafted puppets, enchanting original songs, and a sprinkle of magic. The show is for ages 3 and up.

When:     27 September – 6 October 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $215, HK Ticketing


HK Phil – Paddington Bear Concert

Paddington Bear

Bring along your teddy bears to join Paddington as he goes to his first symphony concert. In this charming musical tale, with a hugely attractive score by Herbert Chappell, the whole family can join in Paddington’s adventures.

When:     28 September 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $360 for adults and $180 for students, Ticketflap


Things to Do With Kids: October 2019

Soul of Shaolin

Soul of Shaolin

This critically acclaimed kung fu production, performed by kung fu monks from the Shaolin Temple has held more than 500 performances worldwide. The story is a stirring tale that portrays different aspects and essence of Shaolin kung fu.

When:     18-19 October 2019
Where:    KITEC
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ticketing


nottoobig Mega Baby Expo

nottoobig baby expo

The nottoobig Mega Baby Expo will return to wow parents and little fans with amazing themed decorations, exciting games, special programs and the latest products within the Baby and Children industry.

When:     31 October – 3 November 2019
Where:    KITEC Star Hall
For more information:  Facebook Page  


Things to Do With Kids: November 2019

The Snowman

Snowman and The Bear

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book, this enchanting live show has thrilled audiences throughout the world for more than 20 years. For children ages 3 and up and their families.

When:     29 November – 1 December 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $395, HK Ticketing


Things to Do With Kids: December 2019

The Lion King Musical

Lion King

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the award-winning Broadway musical, the Lion King is coming to Hong Kong.

When:     18 December – 5 January 2019 (Select Dates)
Where:    Arena, AsiaWorld-Expo, Lantau
Tickets:  From $399, HK Ticketing


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. 

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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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