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.

16 Jan 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.

January 2019, February 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 18-20 January 2019

5th Anniversary AIA Carnival @ Central Harbourfront Event Space
The Great Circus of Europe @ Central Harbourfront
Shark in the Park @ Tsuen Wan Town Hall
SPARK Festival @ Tai Kwun
Room on The Broom @ HKAPA
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert @ Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Is your Child the Next Master (Pizza) Chef? @ Pizza Express, Sai Ying Pun

Things to Do With Kids: January 2019

5th Anniversary AIA Carnival

The AIA Carnival is once again returning to Hong Kong, celebrating its 5th anniversary. In addition to a wide variety of rides, installations, selfies boards and both street and stage entertainment programme’s, The Great Circus of Europe will be returning as will celebrity chef Christian Yang to oversee the carnival food.

When:     14 December 2018 – February 17 2019 (Except Friday January 11th)
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $120 for adults and $85 for kids, Event Website

 

The Great Circus of Europe

Great Circus of Europe

Europe’s largest circus is returning to Hong Kong with an all new spectacular show. Every act will be appearing in Hong Kong for the very first time.

When:     14 December 2018 – 17 February 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  From $150, Ticketflap

 

Shark in the Park

Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope – but wait, what’s this he spies – is that a Shark, in the Park!? From the Producers of The Hairy Maclary & Friends Show – see all 3 of Nick Sharratt’s Shark in the Park books Live on Stage!

When:     17-20 January 2019
Where:    HKAPA Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Peter and the Wolf

As a part of Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra’s Animation Series, they will present a brand new production of Peter and the Wolf, directed by Dr. Yip Hye-Hong.

When:     18-19 January 2019
Where:    Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
Tickets:  From $140, LCSD Website

 

SPARK: The Science of Art and Creativity

Spark

Free and open to the public, SPARK is Hong Kong’s first festival celebrating creativity across the arts, sciences and education. The 3-day festival will feature 37 exciting events with something for everyone: from controlling a movie with your brain and virtual time travel to experiencing a tornado live on stage and exploring classic literature through Minecraft.

When:     18-20 January 2019
Where:    Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, Central
Tickets:  Free and open to the public, some events require registration, Event Website

 

Room On The Broom

Room on the Broom

Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

When:     18-20 January 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $195, HK Ticketing

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

Audiences will experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra performing music from the entire film live to picture.

When:     19-20 January 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $480, Urbtix

 

Is Your Child the Next Master (Pizza) Chef?

Pizza Master Chef for kids

Let your little ones try being Pizza Chefs for an afternoon. They’ll get to make their own pizza while the parents enjoy some quality afternoon munchies, have a drink and take photos. Recommended for ages 4-9.

When:     20 January 2019
Where:    Pizza Expresss, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $300 for Foodie club members (2 adults and 1 child), $400 for non-Foodie Club members, Facebook Event

 

Private Peaceful

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.

When:     24, 26 January 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The tiger who came to tea

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

When:     24-27 January 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Disney on Ice Mickey’s Super Celebration

Disney on Ice

Grab your mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate interactive event honouring the “True Original,” Mickey Mouse. Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will join Mickey on a journey. There will be many other exciting appearances including the first live show in Asia of Moana on ice.

When:     24-27 January 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $300, HK Ticketing

 

Hong Kong Sinfonietta – Good Music for Babies

Whether you believe in the Mozart effect or not, you and your little ones will enjoy this fun filled orchestral concert featuring famous works by Mozart.

When:     25-27 January 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Tickets:  From $260, Urbtix

 

ESF Hong Kong Run 2019

ESF Hong Kong Run

With a variety of distances available for anyone in the whole family, including 1km and 3km family runs, ESF is partnering with UNHCR to bring global awareness to refugees. After the races, runners and the entire community can enjoy a festive carnival including performances, game booths and chances to win numerous prizes.

When:     26 January 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Science Park
For more information:  Event Website

 

Open House – Safari Kid Hong Kong

Safari Kid Hong Kong

Safari Kid offers bilingual early childhood education from 12 months to 6 years. They will show you their spacious campus and you can learn more about their curriculum while children take part in a 30 minute toddlers trial session, arts and crafts, the playground and bouncy castle.

When:     26 January 2019
Where:    Safari Kid International, Pok Fu Lam
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite

 

Parents’ Workshop – Managing Toddler Behaviour

Toddler Workshop

A workshop for parents of children from 1-5 years old, taught by psychotherapist, Allison Heiliczer. Explore toddler behaviour from various angles and learn strategies to help your toddler manage his/her behavior and maximize growth.

When:     26 January 2019
Where:    Annerley the Midwives Clinic
Tickets:  $1500, Facebook Event

 

Sunday Kiss x Whizpa Family Fun Festival

Join in on this fun-filled day with lots of interactive activities, games and performances for children and families. There are four sessions with two “Clip N’ Climb” Time slots for each session.

We have 3 sets of 4 tickets to give away in this article!

When:     26 January 2019
Where:    Verm City, Quarry Bay
Tickets:  $90 per person. Each child MUST be accompanied by an adult. Whizpa.com

Learn more about Whizpa.com in this article

 

Retykle Model Search

cute children

Retykle has just launched their next model search for their spring photoshoot. They’ll be shooting again with the amazing Jenna Louise Potter and are looking for boy and girl models aged 2-10. Applications are due by 22 January.

When:     29 January 2019
Where:    Retykle Hong Kong
For more information:  Retykle.com

 

Norman the Snowman – On a Night of Shooting Stars

In this Sky Show, a stop motion animation with adorable puppets, you will go on a star-chasing journey and rediscover your beginner’s heart of an astrophile under the dome.

When:     Through 31 January 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Space Museum Stanley Ho Space Theatre
Tickets:  From $24, Urbtix

 

The Gruffalo: Live on Stage

The Gruffalo

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:     31 January – 10 February 2019
Where:    HKAPA Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Things to Do With Kids: February 2019

Wilde Creatures

A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End.

When:     1-3 February 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

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:     10 February, 10 March, 14 April 2019
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza, Discovery Bay
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Children Are Stinky

Children are Stinky

High-calibre circus, a rocking sound track, and genuine belly laughs have propelled these stinkers from Australia onto hundreds of sold out performances over the past few years. This supercharged show-stopper will delight adults and children alike! Expect dare devil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lightning fast hula hoops, and loads of laughs. Children are Stinky is hands down the most spectacular reverse psychology experiment you have ever seen!

When:     14-17 February 2019
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Clinc! World of Bubbles!

Clowning, bubbles and a wonder-filled world of magic, music and beautiful lighting create a truly unique and innovative performance, ideal for the whole family – including mums and dads!

When:     15-17 February 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Cheers! Series: Strange Feathers by Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre (Ireland)

Strange Feathers

Strange Feathers is an aerial dance performance. Two birds hatch into the world on a journey of discovery that includes mixing circus, aerial dance, live music, soft colourful lighting and soothing sensory sounds in a show for ages 2 and up.

When:     15-17 February 2019
Where:    Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Tickets:  $200, LCSD Website

 

The Light Dragon

The Light Dragon is a multimedia, boundary-busting theatre production for young people. It tells a fun and heart-warming story which explores friendship, perseverance, and the power of storytelling, all while honoring Hong Kong’s cultural heritage.

When:     16 February 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Tickets:  $200, Urbtix

 

Peter Pan & Wendy

Faust International Youth Theatre is hosting their 20th Anniversary theatrical production of Peter Pan and Wendy, performed by their young actors and actresses aged 8 to 18. Take a trip with Wendy, John and Michael as they join Peter Pan on the journey of a lifetime from London to Neverland.

When:     21, 23-24 February 2018
Where:    Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tickets:  From $240, Urbtix

 

Mummenschanz Reloaded

Mummenschanz

A worldwide hit with family audiences for for almost five decades, Switzerland’s Mummenschenz remain unrivaled masters of their delightfully entertaining art form where they perform in a surreal mask- and prop-oriented style.

When:     21-22 February 2018
Where:    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $200, HK Ticketing

 

Things to Do With Kids: March 2019

Oper Leipzig’s “We Play” Theatre Workshop

Explore theatre under the professional guidance of Leipzig Opera’s Music Theatre Pedagogue Christina Geissler. The workshop introduces different acting methods in a playful way, including improvisation and expression games, cultivating children’s imagination and creativity.

When:     2 March 2019
Where:    Podium Workshop, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $200, Ticketflap

 

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HKartsFestival@TaiKwun

Historical Monuments meet dance in this all-day, non-stop dance extravaganza. The two-weekend festival will feature site-specific performances, urban dance, street dance battles, community and contemporary dance, workshops and screenings.

When:     2-3 and 9-10 March 2019
Where:    Tai Kwun, Central
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

The Nutcracker

Nutcracker

John Neummeier’s Nutcracker transforms a winter-holiday fairytale into a heartwarming story for all seasons and audiences of all ages. As a young girl’s birthday gift of pointe shoes fires her imagination, she dreams of becoming a great ballerina.

When:     13-15 March 2019
Where:    Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
Tickets:  From $260, Event Website

 

Hamburg Ballet – The Nutcracker Introductory Class for Kids

Led by soloist Konstantin Tselikov from the Hamburg Ballet, these workshops are specially designed for children as an introduction to the movements of ballet. With fun, hands-on activities, ballet warm-ups, learning the first position and story of The Nutcracker, this is an exciting and informative introduction to ballet.

When:     17 March 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  $250, Ticketflap

 

Things to Do With Kids: April 2019

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Things to Do With Kids: May 2019

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

 

Things to Do With Kids: June 2019

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

 

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

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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