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

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15 May 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.

May 2019June 2019, July 2019, August 2019, September 2019, October 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 17-19 May 2019

Elmer the Elephant @ HKAPA
The GreenRace Pottinger @ Pottinger Peak
Kindergartens Festival @ JW Marriott Hotel
Adventure Playground @ HK Forest Adventures
WISE Start with Sports @ AIA Vitality Park
Yogi Bears & Parents Yoga Workshop with Simone Hart @ Pure Yoga
Horizon: Beyond the Edge of the Visible Universe @ HK Space Museum
Retykle Pop-Up @ 109 Repulse Bay Road
Van Gogh Alive @ FTLife Tower
Sunday’s Little Face Paint Session @ Little Creatures Brewing
Disney’s Carnivale of Stars @ HK Disneyland

 

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

 

Check out our summer camps guide!
summer camps

 

Things to Do With Kids: May 2019

Kids Movies Opening This Week in Hong Kong

A Dog’s Journey

 

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

 

The GreenRace Pottinger

Greenrace Pottinger

This considerably short but challenging course offers the options of 15km, 6.5km solo, pairs and flexible family races, where you run up the Pottinger Peak and then down to beautiful Big Wave Bay.

When:     18 May 2019
Where:    Pottinger Peak, Hong Kong
For more information:  Facebook

 

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

 

Adventure Playground

The Adventure Playground is designed to be a place where kids get dirty and figure things out on their own. Unstructured, imaginative play at it’s best – the playground encourages kids to play, take risks and explore away from their parents. The sessions are open for kids ages 2-8 years old.

When:     19 May 2019
Where:    HK Forest Adventures, Sha Tin
Tickets:  $600, Facebook Event

 

WISE Start With Sports: Mother and Daughters Sports Day

Coaches from Hong Kong Giants Handball Club will be there to coach handball on this day designed for Hong Kong-based mothers and daughters to join in on sporting fun and foster strong mother and daughter bonds through sports.

When:     19 May 2019
Where:    AIA Vitality Park @ Hong Kong Observation Wheel
Tickets:  Free, Register on Eventbrite

 

Faust Festival 2019

This year’s Faust Festival will feature a range of family-friendly theatrical performances across two venues. Highlights include Oliver Twist, The Wizard of Oz, Robin Hood and much more!

When:     21 May – June 16 2019
Where:    Mcaulay Studio, Wan Chai and YStudio, Chai Wan
Tickets:  From $135, Urbtix

 

Tear-Free Sleep Training Workshop for New Moms

In this workshop, Anne-Laure Lemaitre of Baby Cloud baby wellness clinic will share with moms who have babies under 6 months or expecting moms who want to prepare for successful breastfeeding and some basic principles to guide you toward good sleep habits.

When:     25 May 2019
Where:    Petit Tippi Showroom, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets:  $155.99, Eventbrite

 

Summer Funday for Dogs

Summer Funday for dogs

Summer is the perfect time for some outdoor fun with our furry friends, why not spend a day at beautiful, dog-friendly Repulse Bay at this free, public event for all dog lovers?

When:     25 May 2019
Where:    The Pulse, Repulse Bay
Tickets:  Free, Facebook Event

 

ESF Summer Funday

ESF Sunday Funday

ESF will set up summer themed age-appropriate activities for children 6 months to 5 years old. It’s a great opportunity to see their center, experience elements from their classes and meet the teachers.

When:     26 May 2019
Where:    ESF Language and Learning Centre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  $50, Eventbrite  

 

The 5th International Youth to Youth Summit

The 5th International Youth to Youth Summit will bring the summit to Asia for the first time. With a goal of preparing youth to face the challenges of tomorrow and explore the possibilities for building collaborative solutions, this year’s summit will take on the theme of ‘Shaping the Future: Space, Economy, Society and Culture.’

When:     28 May – 1 June 2019
Where:    Future City Summit, University of Hong Kong
For more information:  Facebook

 

Yogi Bears & Parents Yoga Workshop with Simone Hart

What a great way to spend a Sunday – practising yoga with Mum or Dad! This workshop is filled with energy, music and movement as you get an opportunity to see what your child has learned in Pure Yoga’s classes. (No need to have attended before).

When:     28 April – 26 May 2019
Where:    Pure Yoga, World Trade Centre & Soundwill Plaza
Tickets:  From $500 for 1 child and parent, $700 for one child, 2 parents, Pure Yoga Web

 

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:     Now – 31 May 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Space Museum
Tickets:  From $24, Urbtix

 

Retykle Pop-Up

Retykle Popup

The much-anticipated Retykle Pop-up features a curated edit of all your favourite designer kids styles (restocked daily) from shoes and dresses to jackets, accessories and more. There will be both pre-loved and new with tags items for you to choose from for ages newborn to 12 years old – all 50-90% off.

When:     29 April – July 7th (Open Daily)
Where:    109 Repulse Bay Road
For more information:  Facebook Event or Retykle 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

 

Sunday’s Little Face Paint Session

Little Creatures Face Painting

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

 

Disney’s Carnivale of Stars

Disney's Carnival of Stars

Magic is in full bloom at Hong Kong Disneyland! Celebrate spring with your favourite Disney Characters at this year’s Carnivale of Stars.

When:     Now until 25 June 2019
Where:    HK Disneyland
For more information:  Disneyland Website

 

Things to Do With Kids: June 2019

Anessa Sun City Fest

sun city fest

Anessa Sun City Fest, hosted by ANESSA – Japan’s famous sunscreen brand – will feature an artificial beach and a range of thrilling sports activities and music.

When:     1-2 June 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Event Website

 

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:     1-2 June, 3-4 August, 12-13 October, 30 November, 1 December 2019
Where:     Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
For more information:  Event Website

 

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

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

When:     2 June 2019
Where:    JC Contemporary, Central
Tickets:  From $50 per timeslot, Ticketflap

 

Primary Schools Admissions Talk

Primary Schools Admissions Talk

Woodentots is hosting an event with school admissions expert, Anne Murphey of iTS Education Asia about Primary School Admissions. Join in to get your questions answered at this free info session. Donations will be accepted for local charity, Mother’s Choice.

When:     5 June 2019
Where:    Woodentots Discovery Bay
Tickets:  Free, Facebook Event

 

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

 

Dragon Boat Water Parade

During the Dragon Boat Festival, three fisherman’s associations in the tranquil village of Tai O come together to organise the ritualistic Dragon Boat Water Parade, also known as the Deities Parade.

When:     7 June 2019
Where:    Tai O, Lantau Island
For more information:  Discover Hong Kong

 

Summer Pet Carnival

This massive outdoors pet carnival will have opportunities for your four-legged pal to play and swim in the outdoor pool and a pop-up market featuring a range of pet items. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to an animal charity organization.

When:     8 June 2019
Where:    Dog Dog Come, Sai Kung
Tickets:  From $20, Facebook Event

 

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Witness a wooden toy’s magical journey towards being a brave, truthful and selfless real boy in Kid’s Gallery’s Festival Week production of Pinnocchio.

When:     8-9 June 2019
Where:    The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $360, HK Ticketing

 

Hong Kong Sinfonietta – Good Music for Kids (3-6 Years Old)

Hong Kong Sinfionetta music for kdis

Join conductor Teresa Cheung in this fun concert specially designed for parents and kids. Find out how people and animals express their thoughts and feelings in different ways through the medium of classical music.

When:     14-15 June 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
Tickets:  From $260, Urbtix

 

Titanic: The Musical

Multiple Tony-award winning musical based on the famous sailing and sinking of ‘The Ship of Dreams’. The show encompasses a large cast to tell the tale and portray the interlacing stories of many of the ill-fated passengers.

When:     14-16 June 2019
Where:    Drama Theatre, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $385, HK Ticketing

 

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival

Dragon Boat Festival

Watch Thousands of the world’s top dragon boat athlete’s battle it out at the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races! Enjoy three days of intense racing that will fill the harbour with heart-pounding action, a profusion of colour and the sounds of drummers and fans urging boaters to the finish line.

When:     14-16 June 2019
Where:    Central Harbourfront
For more information:  Event Website

 

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

 

The Superdudes

The Superdudes

The world’s newest children’s sensation, The Superdudes are headed to Hong Kong for a series of intimate VIP performances. Created by world famous children’s entertainer Stevie Nicholson and featuring a world-class cast, The Superdudes are child-friendly, non-violent superheros that you are going to love.

When:     22-23 June 2019
Where:    The Mills, Tsuen Wan
Tickets:  From $400, 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

 

Summerfest 2019

Summerfest

[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

 

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

 

Things to Do With Kids: July 2019

Righteous Outlaws Parent-child Physical Theatre Workshop

Time for some roaring, crawling, and other fun animal-style exercises! Participants will learn about the Vesturport’s daily training routines and how to stretch mind and body in imaginative new directions.

When:     4 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets:  $100, Urbtix

 

The Heart of Robin Hood by Vesturport

The heart of robin hood

As a part of the International Arts Carnival, the story of Robin Hood will be brought to the stage for audiences ages 3 and up.

When:     5-7 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
Tickets:  From $180, Urbtix

 

Shek-O Challenge

Sheko Challenge

More than 500 sports lovers, parents and kids, locals and expats will gather in Shek O to join in the traditional 2.2K Shek-O Challenge Swim or team up with friends to run or paddle, or both in the unique Trisolothon. “Fresh Fish” and Kids swim, a 600m loop for under 18s and new open water swimmers is a great introduction to open water swimming.

When:     6 July 2019
Where:    Big Wave Bay
For more information:  Facebook Event

 

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:     7 July, 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

 

Harry’s Magical Symphonic Fairy Tales

A Magical Symphonic Fairy Tales’ night will be presented by the China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra for kids, adults and elderly to enjoy. The orchestra will introduce two famous fairy tales of Cinderella and Nutcrackers to the audience by a live orchestral performance.

When:     12 July 2019
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $160, 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

 

Things to Do With Kids: August 2019

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

 

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

 

Things to Do With Kids: September 2019

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

 

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

 

Things to Do With Kids: October 2019

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

 

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  

 

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

Find more inspiration for things to do with kids in Hong Kong 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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