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.

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We’ve listed these events in date order, browse to find inspiration, or click to jump to a specific month.

October, November, December, January 2018, February 2018April 2018, May 2018

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

October

World Cultures Festival: Vibrant Africa

This Autumn, the World Cultures Festival heads to Africa to showcase the continents most distinctive music, dance and theatre productions in an exciting line-up.

When:     20 October – 19 November, 2017
Where:    Various venues around Hong Kong
For more information: Event Website

 

Jockey Club Street Music Series

Free and open all, Born Lau (Classical), Odd Beholder (Electro-pop), The Majestic G (Funk/Soul), Rizzoknor (Electronic Music) will play in the main entrance of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

When:     21 October 2017, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Where:    Main Entrance, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Tickets:   Free event, no need to register

 

Scare School

Scare School is a course of four Halloween-themed workshops that help students think through and create all the elements they’ll need for their very own haunted house walk through for friends and family to walkthrough.

When:     Sundays 8-29 October 2017
Where:    Glitter and Gore, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $2000, Event Website  

 

The Movement Market

A 4-day event featuring movement and yoga classes brought to you by Hong Kong’s finest Yogis and fitness instructors. The family and dog-friendly gathering will feature a variety of interesting pop-up shops.

When:     21, 28 October, 4 November 2017
Where:    MANA! Cafe, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  From $200, Event Website

 

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You, Photo Credit – Production shots – Barry Rivvett

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

 

Healthy Matters Maternity + Baby Event

This event brings prospective, expectant and new parents a day to learn, explore and enjoy with quality information and fun for everyone in the family.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong
Tickets:  Free, register online at Eventbrite

 

Pumpkin Festival at HKIS

Celebrate Halloween with this popular, family-friendly event with a pumpkin “patch,” games, prizes, student entertainment, a book sale, a bake sale, charity expo and lots of food and drinks.

When:     21 October 2017
Where:    HKIS Middle School Campus, Tai Tam
Tickets:  Free admission, Event Website

 

Hebe Haven 24 Hour Charity Dinghy Race

This 24-hour endurance boat race happens within the Pak Sha Wan Bay where the boats are in sight of Hebe Haven Yacht Club. The event will feature a mini village for visitors to enjoy the weekend, with plenty to entertain all the family. All proceeds go towards children’s charities in Hong Kong.

When:     21-22 October 2017
Where:    Hebe Haven Yacht Club, Pak Sha Wan Bay
For more information:  Event Website

 

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    

 

Baumhaus Monster Bash

This not-so-scary halloween party will feature tricks and treats from Baumhaus teachers and partners, a costume contest, photo booth, trick-or-treating and performances for children ages 0-6.

When:     22 October 2017
Where:    Baumhaus, Lee Tung Avenue
Tickets:  Free and open to the public, Event Website

 

Freespace at Taikoo Place

This collaborative project brings together local, regional and international artists to showcase contemporary and cross-disciplinary art forms ranging from shadow puppetry, outdoor music concerts and contemporary dance performances to immersive theatre productions. The performances will be presented in multiple spaces at different times of the day.

When:     26 October – 5 November 2017
Where:    ArtisTree, Taikoo Place
For more information:  Event Website

 

Soweto Gospel Choir

photo credit Zach Ciaburri

This award winning South African Choir has taken to the stage with many famous names such as Bono, Diana Ross, John Legend and Celine Dion. They will showcase their diverse repertoire, powerful harmonies and exuberant stage presence in Hong Kong this month.

When & Where:
27 October 2017, Kwai Tsing Theatre
28 & 29 October 2017, Yuen Long Theatre
29 October 2017, Sha Tin Town Hall
Tickets:   Urbtix 

 

Halloween Party Little Steps X Ryze

Little Steps is hosting a Halloween costume bash and  exclusive jump session at Ryze Trampoline Park perfect for little ones who like to play dress up and enjoy jumping on the trampoline.

When:     28 October 2017
Where:  Ryze Ultimate Halloween Park, North Point
Tickets:  $100, Event Website

 

A Taste of Food

Come and taste food and drinks normally only available for sale over the internet. Discovery delicious products you wouldn’t expect to buy in HK!

When:     28 October 2017, 11:00-17:00
Where:    Wong Chuk Hang Station
Tickets:   Free event, information here

 

Hong Kong Beach Festival

sandcastles

The 5th annual Hong Kong Beach Festival will include water polo and dodgeball tournaments, a mermaid performance, volleyball, Stand-up Paddleboarding Polo, as well as plenty of pizza and beer. Professional sand sculptors will teach kids and parents to build beautiful sand castles.

When:     28-29 October 2017
Where:    Repulse Bay Beach
Tickets:  $150, Ticketflap (tickets required for the sandcastle workshop)

 

Trick or Treat for Tigers!

WWF invites you to “trick or treat” on the weekend before Halloween as part of their aim to double the global wild tiger population by 2022. This eco-themed event will host a variety of activities, games and vendors, as well as a #SolarisingHK exhibition and guided tours, all centred around sustainable living practices and WWF’s conservation programmes.

When:     28 October 2017, 11am – 7pm
Where:    Island House Conservation Studies Centre, Island House Lane, Tai Po, New Territories
Tickets:   $70, WWF website 

 

Baby Loves Disco – Halloween Edition

Head to dragon-i for an afternoon of monster groovy moves, face painting, dj lessons, dance with Elsa & Anna, balloon twisting, decorating Halloween snacks & more. Tickets include dim sum, pasta, smoothies and drinks.

When:    29 October 2017
Where:    dragon-i, Central
Tickets:   Kids $280, Adults, $380 (family package 2 adult, 1 kid $980), call 3110 1222, or dragon-i Facebook page for more info.

 

Family Market

The Family Market is returning with it’s 3rd edition. Lots of vendors will be available offering fashion and accessories for women and children, toys, books and activities for little ones and food for all.

When:     29 October 2017
Where:    The White Loft, Wong Chuk Hang
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

Epicland Halloween Party

Epicland is hosting a fun, family-friendly Halloween party featuring treats, tricks, costumes and fun on their massive indoor playground.

When:     29 October 2017
Where:    Epicland, Discovery Bay
For more information:  Facebook Event  

 

Hong Kong Vegfest

Over 70 companies, groups and invidividuals will be showcasing their vegan-friendly and eco-friendly products and services. There will be speakers and presentations, kids fun and games, movies, music and entertainment.

When:     29 October 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Adventist Academy, Clear Water Bay
Tickets:   Admission is free

 

Halloween South Side Market Long Lunch

The Butcher’s Club Club’s Southside Market Long Lunch returns. The event is a Brother’s Grimm-style, fairytale Halloween party and will feature a pumpkin carving competition and prizes for the best costumes as well as delicious food prepared by The Butcher’s Club.

When:     29 October 2017
Where:    The Butcher’s Club, Wong Chuk Hang
Tickets:  $250 ages 4 and up, ages 3 and under free, Facebook Event

 

FRITES Halloween Kids Party

FRITES is hosting fun-filled Halloween parties for kids at all of their locations this Halloween season. The kids’ area in each venue will be turned into a fun Halloween themed wonderland. Wear your costume for a chance to win a prize. There will be a magic show, halloween candy and free ice cream for kids.

When:     29 October 2017
Where:     All FRITES locations
Reservations:  Bookings essential to guarantee a spot, FRITES Website

 

Kagaya’s Aurora Space Show

This exciting show will feature beautiful time-lapse photos of different auroras. Perfect for space lovers age 3 and up.

When:     Through 30 October 2017
Where:  Planetarium at Hong Kong Space Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui
For more information:  Event website

 

Disney’s Haunted Halloween

Disney villains are on the loose at Disneyland this October and are spreading wicked fun all over the park. Characters will be dressed in their Halloween costumes and holiday-themed activities can be found all around the park.

When:     Through 31 October 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Disneyland
Tickets:  Park tickets from $589, Website or discounted to $530 on Headout here

 

Halloween Fest @ Ocean Park

This year’s all-day-all-night Halloween party at Ocean Park is back and bigger than ever with 11 Halloween attractions and 12 special experiences. There are things for the little ones to enjoy as well as attractions for thrill-seeking teens and adults.

When:     5-31 October 2017
Where:    Ocean Park, Hong Kong
For tickets and more information:  Event Website 

 

November

Mothercare 1st Baby Expo

A massive baby & child expo (focus on 0-8 years) featuring well known brands, new and innovative products and some special deals.

When:     2-4 November 2017
Where:    Star Hall, KITEC, Kowloon Bay
Tickets:   Mothercare website 

 

Music Children Foundation Musical

One hundred little musicians of MCF Orchestra and Choir will perform jointly with professional musicians and actors in a musical performance that will take you into the world of MCF children and their heart-warming stories.

When:     3, 5 November, 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $280, HK Ticketing

 

The Big Bang BBQ at Maggie & Rose

BBQ at Maggie & Rose

BBQ at Maggie & Rose

At this BBQ party inspired by the British Bonfire night, Maggie & Rose will celebrate on their rooftop terrace overlooking Repulse Bay Beach with an appropriately themed English BBQ menu, games and activities.  Kids can even create their own ‘fireworks’ and ‘explosions’.

When:     4 November 2017, 7pm-10pm
Where:    Maggie & Rose, Repulse Bay
Tickets:   From $480, here 

 

MTR Live Storytelling of Matilda

The famous and well-loved story Matilda, by Roald Dahl, will be brought to life by a group of young actors giving live story tellings.

When:     3, 5 & 7 November
Where:    various MTR stations (see website for details)
Tickets:   free event no tickets required, more information

 

The Big Picnic

This is a family-friendly music and dance event 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

Another family-friendly music event, showcasing a diverse range of local musicians on two stages.

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

 

Reebox Spartan Sprint

Known around the world for their hard-core races, Spartan’s sprint is their shortest race, but it is sure to still offer a challenge with a course full of challenging obstacles. There will be kids races as well.

When:    4 November 2017
Where:    To be determined
Tickets:  From $50, Event Website

 

Family Jazz Concert: The Sousaphonics

Sousaphonics band

It’s carnival time with Australian jazz ensemble Sousaphics! Mardi Gras and Carnivale marches, Nigerian Afro-beat and circus music come to life in the hands of this superb quartet. Don’t miss this rollicking, fun-filled, entertaining jazz concert especially designed for youngsters aged 5 to 90.

When:     5 November 2017, 4:00pm
Where:    Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Tickets:   from $190, here 

 

Standard Chartered Arts in the Park

Willy Wonka puppet

Hong Kong’s largest outdoor youth arts festival and puppet parade will feature spectacular giant puppets, mesmerising illuminated art works, stage performances and art stalls all inspired by Roald Dahl’s much loved books. Don’t miss the fantastic final parade at 3pm on Sunday 12 November, featuring giant 4 metre puppets of Roald Dahl’s famous characters. There will also be an illuminated night parade from 8.30pm-9.30pm on 11 November from Haysan Avenue to Kai Chiu Road.

When:     11 & 12 November 2017 – 10am start
Where:    Central Lawn, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
Tickets:   free event, no tickets required, more information here

 

Freespace Happening

Freespace Happening at West Kowloon Nursery Park

Bring your picnic mats and enjoy a whole range of enriching cultural events in the great open spaces of the Nursery Park. There will be literature themed activities, African drum-dance, dance workshops, a handicraft market, lots of DIY workshops, live music and later on open air cinema.

When:     11 & 12 November 2017, 2pm-10pm
Where:    Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
Tickets:   Free but registration is required for some workshops, more info here 

 

Swire Symphony Under the Stars

Enjoy this uniquely Hong Kong event with a concert under the night sky, complete with fireworks and Hong Kong’s skyline as the backdrop.

When:     11 November 2017
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:  Registration details to be announced, For more information

 

WE Dance

As a part of Freespace Happening, WE Dance is offering a series of family friendly dance workshops and dance showcases.  In the November edition,  you will learn how to communicate with strangers through dance in a very special Argentine tango workshop.

When:     12 November 2017
Where:    Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website

 

Creative Upcycling – Amazing Robot Making

In this workshop, kids will design and build their own robots that they can then control. The class is designed for ages from 6-12. It is recommended that kids younger than age 9 pair up with an adult for the workshop.

When:     12 November 2017
Where:    MakerBay, Central
Tickets:  $480, Eventbrite

 

Clockenflap

Clockenflap

Hong Kong’s best music and art festival will attract world-class performers including Massive Attack (Sunday), The Prodigy (Saturday),  Feist (Friday), Mø (Sunday) and The Dandy Warhols (Sunday). Get the latest lineup details here.

When:     17-19 November
Where:    Central Harbourfront
Tickets:   Starting at $930 for a day pass. Student discounts. From Clockenflap website.

 

Women’s Five

The Women’s Five is a 5K race, but it is also so much more. Included in your race registration is a full 5-week program of running, yoga, meditation and more to help you prepare for the race. This year, the minimum age has been lowered to 14, which is perfect for mums of teenagers.

When:     18 November 2017
Where:    Ma On Shan Promenade
Tickets:  Full Program $800, race only $390, Event Website

 

Hong Kong Maritime Week 2017 Family Fun Day

This second edition of Hong Kong Maritime Week will feature family workshops, simulator experience sessions and even live ocean music.

When:     26 November 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier 8
For more information:  Event Website

 

December

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

 

Hong Kong Sinfonietta – McDull. Pictures at a Concert

In this family-friendly show, McDull and friends will be sharing with you how they hear the beauty in the pictures and see the colours in the music.

When:     1-3 December 2017
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix

 

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

 

WE Dance

As a part of Freespace Happening, WE Dance is offering a series of family friendly dance workshops and dance showcases. In the December edition, join fun, family Latin workshops hosted by tutors and young dancers of K&B Dance Company.

When:     10 December 2017
Where:    Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website

 

The Sound of Music

This production of The Sound of Music is performed in its original Broadway stage version of the 1959 premier in new York.

When:     15-16 December 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

HK Ballet: The Nutcracker

Hong Kong’s ultimate family holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, returns to enthrall audiences once again with the splendor and magic of Clara and Fritz’s grand adventure. Set to Tchaikovksky’s iconic music with live accompaniment by Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

When:     15-24 December 2017
Where:    Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Center
Tickets:  From $180,  Event Website

 

SCROOGE!

A family-fun Broadway musical adapted from Charles Dickens’ renowned work – A Christmas Carol. Much like the original, this story begins on Christmas Eve, but now song and Dance transport Scrooge from the past through the present to the future.

When:     19-26 December 2017
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $170, HK Ticketing

 

Music for Kids: Christmas for Family

A family concert for the whole family presented by the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

When:     23-24 December 2017
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

January 2018

Cats

Following its triumphant season in London’s West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd  Webber’s legendary musical is set to have audiences purring with pleasure when it comes to Hong Kong this January.

When:     6-28 January 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $330, HK Ticketing

 

KidsFest: The Gruffalo Live on Stage!

This kid-friendly adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s popular children’s book is a great show for young children and there is no minimum age for the show.

When:     12-14 January 2018
Where:    Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

WE Dance

As a part of Freespace Happening, WE Dance is offering a series of family friendly dance workshops and dance showcases. In January, take part in a WE Dance journey through Nursery Park.

When:     14 January 2018
Where:    Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website

 

KidsFest: Hairy Maclary and Friends

Join Hairy Maclary and Friends for canine capers and animal adventures, as they bound off the page and onto the stage in this fantastic family production.

When:     18-21 January 2018
Where:    Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

KidsFest: Emily Brown and The Thing

A kid-friendly show based on the book by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton about a mysterious Thing that just won’t go to sleep and a little girl and her bunny who try to sooth him. No minimum age.

When:     19-21 January 2018
Where:     Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Disney On Ice – 100 Years of Magic

Disney On Ice is returning to Hong Kong with their newest performance, 100 Years of Magic. The night will include more than 30 unforgettable songs including classics from your favourite Disney shows.

When:     25-28 January 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets:  From $300, HK Ticketing  

 

KidsFest: Ugly Duckling

Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen in this adaptation of the classic children’s tale. No minimum age for this performance.

When:     25-28 January 2018
Where:     Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

KidsFest: Monstersaurus

Follow the young Inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters in this show based on the book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.

When:     26-28 January 2018
Where:     Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

February 2018

KidsFest: I Believe in Unicorns

Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents brings best-selling children’s author Michael Murpurgo’s treasured story to life. The story is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages.

When:     1-4 February 2018
Where:     Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

KidsFest: Dinosaur Zoo

Meet awesome prehistoric creatures from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet in this family friendly show suitable for ages 5 and up.

When:     2-4 February 2018
Where:     Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

KidsFest: What The Ladybird Heard

Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure with live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs.

When:     8-11 February 2017
Where:     Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

KidsFest: Lost and Found

A new stage adaptation of the book by Oliver Jeffries about a little boy and a penguin who is lost and then found.

When:     10-11 February 2017
Where:     Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Longines Masters Hong Kong

This 3-day show jumping event will feature some of the world’s best riders, including Olympic medalists, performing in exhilarating show jumping competitions. The event is a unique cultural experience with luxury, art, gastronomy, entertainment and sports all under one roof.

When:     10-12 February 2018
Where:    AsiaWorld-Expo
For more information:  Event website

 

WE Dance

As a part of Freespace Happening, WE Dance is offering a series of family friendly dance workshops and dance showcases. February marks the close of the season with a five-hour non-stop WE Dance Finale that everyone is invite dto

When:     11 February 2018
Where:    Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
For more information:  Event Website

 

April 2018

Swire Sunday Family Series: Great Music to Great Britain

A British-themed family concert with conductor Yu Long.

When:     8 April 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $120, HK Phil

 

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

 

Swire Sunday Family Series: Cirque de la Symphonie

All of the fun of the circus, plus a full symphony orchestral Acrobats, contortionists and jugglers join with the HK Phil for a concert of fun and super-human feats. Suitable for children and the whole family to enjoy together.

When:     13 May 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $180, HK Phil

 

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

What's On in Hong Kong


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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