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

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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 2019, December 2019, January 2020, February 2020, April 2020

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 8-10 November 2019

James and the Giant Peach @ HKAPA
The Garden Gathering @ Sai Yuen Adventure Park
Emi Takes Hong Kong Book Signing and Launch @ Bookazine, Central
Family Camping @ Ark Eden
The Big Picnic @ Discovery Bay Main Plaza and Tai Pak Beach
Spartan Race Hong Kong @ Kam Tin Country Club
Jazz for Kids @ Freespace
Aerial Kids Yoga with TT Ho @ Pure Yoga, The Pulse
Argentina Festival
Volcanoes Omnimax Show @ Hong Kong Space Museum

Kids Films Playing in Hong Kong this Week

Movie Theater in Hong Kong

The Addams Family Movie
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 

Things to Do With Kids: November 2019

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Faust International Youth Theatre is bringing this gigantic reimagining of Roald Dahl’s first classic novel to Hong Kong.

When:     7-10 November 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $290, HK Ticketing


The Garden Gathering

The Garden Gathering

Immerse in nature over a 3-day weekend of music, ceremony, craft and creation, embodiment, earthen ways, plant medicine, sacred sound, healing and empowerment and more. There will be a kids village, sustainable market and the Conscious Kitchen.

When:     8-10 November 2019
Where:    Sai Yuen Adventure Park
Tickets:  From $211.98, Eventbrite


Book Launch & Signing: Emi Takes Hong Kong

Emi takes hong kong

Emi Takes Hong Kong is the perfect addition to any kiddie home library! Your child will love this inspiring story about creativity that also doubles up as a travel guide with a fun search-and-find element on each spread. Join this fun family event with author reading, illustrator demo, games and goodies to be won.

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Bookazine, One Exchange Square, Central
Tickets:  Free event, RSVP at [email protected] or 2542 1133


Family Camping at Ark Eden

Ark Eden Family Camping

Enjoy perfect camping weather, sit around a fire, tell stories and build lasting memories with your children and other families too.

When:     9 November, 14 December 2019
Where:    Ark Eden, Lantau Island
For more information:  Facebook


The Big Picnic

Big Picnic

The Big Picnic is an outdoor music and dance festival featuring 10 hours of live entertainment on 4 great stages, a kids zone, food, beverages and Handmade Hong Kong market stalls.

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Discovery Bay, Main Plaza and Tai Pak Beach
Tickets:  From $80, Ticketflap


Spartan Race Hong Kong

Spartan Race Hong Kong

Spartans, it’s time to train! Beast is coming to Hong Kong for the first time, and HK will also be hosting its first ever Trifecta Weekend with Beast, Beast Sprint and Super, Hurricane Heat 4 Hours and Kids Race will also make a comeback!

When:     9 November 2019
Where:    Kam Tin Country Club
For more information:  Facebook


Freespace Jazz Fest: Jazz for Kids

Kids jazz fest

Jazz for Kids is an interactive concert that encourages children to accept their own emotions. Jazz musicians will tell the story of Siu Kwai using familiar songs in a performance meant for ages 3 and up.

When:     9-10 November 2019
Where:    Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:  $280, Event Website


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:     10 November, 8 December 2019
Where:    Pure Yoga, The Pulse
Tickets:  $450 per class, multi-class discounts available, Event Website


Storytelling for Parents with Neil Griffiths

Neil Griffiths

Known for his unique delivery, exceptional energy, and rare storytelling gift, Neil Griffiths is back in Hong Kong to share his highly thought-provoking storytelling techniques in a workshop aimed at inspiring parents to use different techniques when reading with and for children.

When:     15-16 November 2019
Where:    Malvern College Pre-School, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $350, Event Website


Tween & Teen Empowerment DayFest

Tween and Teen Empowerment

7 experts in their fields will share tools and wisdom to empower Tweens and 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 they can use for the rest of their lives.

When:     16 November 2019
Where:    PLATFORM Coworking + Events, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  From $1,400 (early bird ticket), Facebook


Christmas at Retykle

Christmas at Retykle

To kick off the festive season, Retykle is hosting a special week-long programme of Christmas inspired activities such as a Christmas photoshoot and fun workshops for adults and kids. They’ll also have a daily edit of thousands of items on display from the world’s most coveted designer childrenswear labels.

When:     18-23 November 2019
Where:    Retykle Studio, Wong Chuk Hang
For more information:  Facebook


The Grove Open Day

The Grove Open Day

Explore The Grove Campus and learn more about their progressive learning community. Ideal for parents with children in Primary, Middle and High School.

When:     23 November 2019
Where:    The Harbour School – The Grove, Ap Lei Chau
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite


Christmas Family Fun Fair

This socially conscious Christmas Fair will have a host of family fun activities including tree climbing and a zip line with the Arboriculture Society of Hong Kong, bike riding with Jollymap, simulations run by Crossroads and crafts and fun by other vendors.

When:     23-24 November 2019
Where:    Crossroads Village, Tuen Mun
Tickets:  Free entry, Facebook


British Boarding Schools Show

British Boarding Schools Show

Plan your child’s entry into the world’s leading educational system! The British Boarding Schools Show is coming to Hong Kong for the third time. Take the opportunity to meet the UK’s leading experts and talk 1-1 with admissions staff from the top boarding schools.

When:     25 November 2019
Where:    Island Shangri-La
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite


Moonlit Movies

Moonlit movies

Hong Kong’s largest outdoor cinema is back just in time for Christmas this year! Held across 15 nights starting in November, Moonlit Movies will be capturing the spirit of Christmas and playing classics for the whole family to enjoy.

When:     27 November – 22 December 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Observation Wheel
For more information:  Event Website


Dragon Feast Book Launch

Dragon Feast

Dragon Feast, a children’s book based in Sai Kung and aimed at children ages 3-8 will celebrate their book launch with the author available to do signings.

When:     28 November 2019
Where:    Kidnapped Book Shop, Sai Kung
For more information:  Facebook


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


Common Diseases and Care, Home Safety and Simple First Aid for Infants and Children

This class is designed for new parents, caregivers and domestic helpers to learn basic care and safety skills related to caring for children.

When:     29 November 2019
Where:    Lafayette, Yaumatei
Tickets:  From $260, Eventbrite


Renaissance College Hong Kong College Fair

Renaissance college fair

The annual College Fair at RCHK is a preeminent fundraiser for the school. Prepare for a day filled with abundant activities for families including inflatables, bouncy castles, boating for kids, games, talent shows, lucky draw, bargain bazaars, mouthwatering international dishes prepared by parent/guardian volunteers and so much more!

When:     30 November 2019
Where:    Renaissance College Hong Kong
For more information:  Facebook


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:     30 November, 1 December 2019
Where:     Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
For more information:  Event Website


Argentina Festival Hong Kong

Couple tango dancing

The Consulate General of Argentina is hosting a series of events for you to enjoy the culture and gastronomy of their country: free Tango lessons, a Tango seminar, movies, photo exhibitions, wine tastings, concerts, Argentine menus at special venues, milonga parties and much more!

When:     11 October – 2 December 2019
Where:    Various venues
For more information:  Event Website


Volcanoes: The Fire of Creation

Volcanoes the fire of creation

In the OMNIMAX Show ‘Volcanoes: The Fire of Creation,’ you will not only experience all the dangerous situations during a volcano eruption in the safest way but also see how the whole process helps create extraordinary ecosystems and habitats.

When:     1-30 November 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Space Museum Stanley Ho Space Theatre
Tickets:  From $24, Urbtix


The Night Before Christmas at ifc Mall

Night before Christmas at ifc mall

This year, ifc mall will celebrate Christmas tradition through the magic of storytelling, and is will present The Night Before Christmas, a magnificent pop-up storybook installation. Along with the giant book, the installation also features a twinkling 12-metre Christmas tree and an array of interactive zones for a full immersive experience.

When:     13 November 2019 – 1 January 2020
Where:    ifc Mall
For more information:  ifc Mall Website


Things to Do With Kids: December 2019

Pride Run

Hong Kong’s inaugural Pride Run will be a celebration of fitness, friendship and diversity. This will be Asia’s first formal Pride Run and will include a 10km run and a 5km family-friendly hike with finisher medals, t-shirts and a post run bbq party in the park.

When:     1 December 2019
Where:    Aberdeen Country Park
For more information:  Facebook


Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Tai Kwun Contemporary is hosting a fun Family Day where they’ll have a range of gallery activities and children’s workshops. All of the activities are designed to welcome 1 parent/guardian participating together with one child (5+ years).

When:     1 December 2019
Where:    JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun
Tickets:  Workshops from $50 each, Ticketflap


Boarding Open Evening

Harrow International School, Hong Kong

Boarding is at the heart of what makes Harrow, Harrow. Get a real understanding of the boarding provision by speaking with current boarders and alumni, meeting the house masters and mistresses and learning about what pastoral care really means at Harrow Hong Kong.

When:     4 December 2019
Where:    Harrow International School, Tuen Mun
For more information:  Facebook


Sleeping Beauty the Panto

Sleeping Beauty the Panto

In what will be their 58th Panto, the Hong Kong Players will perform Sleeping Beauty, a spectacular re-imagining of the classic fairytale designed to delight all the family with jokes old and older.

When:     5-15 December 2019
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $350, Event Website


DC Family Fun Day

Discovery College is hosting a fun family friendly fun day with fabulous international foods, specialty drinks and much more.

When:     7 December 2019
Where:    ESF Discovery College
For more information:  Facebook


Garage Greens Urban Farming Experience

Rooftop Republic

In this workshop, experienced organic farmers will introduce you to the world of urban farming through hands-on activities and basic theory. The introductory level is suitable for all ages, so feel free bring the kids along.

When:     7 December 2019
Where:    4F Beverley House, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $211.98, Eventbrite


Lamma Fun Day

Lamma FunDay

This one-day charity event has something for everyone – live music and DJs on two stages, licensed bar, tasty food, a charity auction, market stalls, the Lamma8 and Lamma14 trail races plus sports and activities for kids during the day.

When:     7 December 2019
Where:    Tai Wan To Beach
Tickets:  Free Entry, Event Website


Santa’s Secret Kingdom

elves and excited kids

Elfer (Elf Helper) training has been scheduled in case extra help is needed in the lead up to the big day. Training will take place in LaplandHK’s top secret Headquarters in Quarry Bay. Elfer families will be led on a magical journey by various expert Elves, discovering different parts of Santa’s Secret Kingdom.

When:     8 December 2019
Where:    Secret Location in Quarry Bay
For more information:  Eventbrite


The AIA Carnival

AIA Carnival

THE AIA Carnival is Hong Kong’s not-to-be-missed traditional European Carnival with a futuristic modern twist. New thrilling rides will be making their debut, complemented by exciting games with adorable prizes, a wide range of irresistible carnival treats, and fun photo ops, promising to bring you the most memorable carnival experience.

When:     12 December 2019 – 16 February 2020
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website


Cheers! Series: Seriously Funny by Fair Play Crew

Fair Play Crew

In a wordless dance comedy that has bowled over all of Poland, 6 dancers interpret the minutiae in everyday life in such a way that all of us can find ourselves in them and smile. Suitable for ages 3 and up.

When:     13-15 December 2019
Where:    Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre
Tickets:  From $220, Urbtix


Cheers! Series: Dance Comedy Workshop

Fair Play Comedy Workshop

Fair Play Crew will introduce the genre of dance comedy and talk about how and where they draw their inspiration from to create the dance. Through interactive activities, participants are led to relax and gain confidence to enjoy dancing. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

When:     14 December 2019
Where:    Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Tickets:  $80, Urbtix


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


The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Explore the magic of the holiday season in the farewell season of Terence Kohler’s beloved The Nutcracker. An all-time favourite among audiences of all ages who are captivated by Clara and Fritz’s adventure.

When:     19-29 December 2019
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ballet


Things to Do With Kids: January 2020

Physical Theatre Family Workshop By Cahoots NI

Performers will design funny and creative physical movements with family members while exploring how a story can be told using music, physical theatre and a little magic. Families can jump into the action and follow along with the journey.

When:     1 January 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Podium Workshop
Tickets:  $80, Urbtix


Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

Australian conductor Benjamin Northey makes a welcome return to steer the HK Phil through the intergalactic highways and byways of one of Hollywood’s most enduring and successful franchises. The movie score will be performed alongside a screening of the third of the original Star Wars movies – Return of the Jedi.

When:     4-5 January 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $580, Ticketflap


The Gruffalo Live on Stage


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:     16 – 24 January 2020
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat book art

Fresh from the greatest picture book team in the world comes this delightful rhyming story of music, friendship, loyalty and cats! For children ages 3 and up and their families.

When:     17-24 January 2020
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Mr. Men and Little Miss

Mr Men And Little Miss

Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show. For children aged 3 and up and their families.

When:     30 January – 2 February 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


DJ Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall

DK Kid Koala

Nufonia Must Fall is a live adaptation of DJ Kid Koala’s graphic novel. It is about Robot R on the verge of obsolescence falling in love with a girl and wanting to create a song for her. Suitable for ages 3 and up.

When:     31 January – 1 February 2020
Where:    Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Tickets:  From $150, LCSD


Things to Do With Kids: February 2020

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book.

When:     6-9 February 2020
Where:    Drama Theare, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


The Gruffalo’s Child

Gruffalos child

Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

When:     7-9 February 2020
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Swire Sunday Family: The Dinosaur Footprints

Dinosaur Footprints

Hear how dinosaurs can be portrayed by music and learn some interesting things about them in this concert meant for ages 3 and up.

When:     9 February 2020
Where:    Tseun Wan Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $180, HK Phil Website


Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaur Zoo

Meet awesome prehistoric creatures from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet! Erth’s dinosaurs are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 and up.

When:     13-16 February 2020
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Dr. Bunhead’s Blast Off!

Dr Bunheads

From rock banging to rocket blasting, discover how playing with fire took us from cave-dwellers to space travellers and why the first space venturers weren’t even human in Dr. Bunhead’s latest joy-ride through the world of science.

When:     14-16 February 2020
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Longines Masters Hong Kong

Longines Masters

The Longines Masters is a weekend of  heart-pounding competition by the world’s top show jumping riders and horses with world-class entertainment, fashion and gastronomy.

When:     14-16 February 2020
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
For more information:  Event Website


Disney on Ice: Live Your Dreams

Disney on ice

Celebrates what’s possible as Disney heroes spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Live Your Dreams!

When:     19-23 February 2019
Where:    Hall 5BC, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $180, HK Ticketing


Peter Pan: Underneath a Magical Moon

Peter Pan underneath a magical moon

Tutti Frutti and York Theatre Royal re-imagine the enchanting story of Peter Pan as told by Wendy, with a little bit of help from leading British playwright Mike Kenny.

When:     20-23 February 2020
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Stick Man


Touching, funny and utterly original, this award-winning stage production of Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.

When:     21-23 February 2020
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing


Bavarian State Opera Children Concert: Franziska and the Wolves

The Bavarian State Opera will perform Franziska and the Wolves in a kid-friendly performance designed for ages 4-7.

When:     22 February 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap


Things to Do With Kids: April 2020

BBC Planet Earth II In Concert

BBC Planet Earth II In Concert

Experience what it would be like to be a wild animal in this magical concert where they will screen one of television’s greatests animals series, BBC Planet Earth II, with live orchestral soundtrack.

When:     5 April 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $220, Event Website


HK Phil – Jurassic Park in Concert

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is a movie as memorable for its special effects as for John Williams’ score. Experience both in vivid sight and sound as the HK Phil performs live against a screening of Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film.

When:     10-11 April 2020
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  From $380, 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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