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

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23 Sep 2020 — 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.

**All event details are correct to the best of our knowledge, but please check with event organisers directly in case of last-minute cancellations or postponements**

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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: September 2020

Tai Kwun Contemporary Online Family Day

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary (Online) Flyer

Join Tai Kwun Contemporary for a fun online family day, where they’ll be hosting two children workshops. The Identify Your Uniform workshop involves learning how to make a tactile collage while the Galaxy workshop makes use of card and cellophane to create a collection of mobiles representing a galaxy.

When:     20 September – 4 October 2020 (Select dates)
Where:    Online via Zoom
Tickets:  $50, Ticketflap


Drop-in Drama Workshops

Faust International Youth Theatre will be offering drop-in drama workshops for children ages 3-16 in need of exciting and creative activities.

When:     23 September – 3 October 2020
Where:    Faust Studios, Sheung Wan
Tickets:  From $360 per workshop, Event Website


African Kidz Club Vol. 13

African Kidz Club

The African Kidz Club is a resource sharing and support community primarily for kids of African descent. Kids of all ethnicities are welcome for a day of fun and learning!

When:     26 September 2020
Where:    Africa Center Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite


Facebook Live: Early Years Panel

Little Steps Asia is hosting a Facebook Live chat with 4 schools in Hong Kong for you to learn about the early year’s programs at the schools and have a chance to ask your questions.

When:     30 September 2020
Where:    Online Event
For more information:  Facebook


Free Community Kung Fu Classes for Kids

Free community kung fu workshops

Mindful Wing Chun is taking their kids Kung Fu curriculum on the road to make mental and physical health classes available to Hong Kong kids. They will send their instructors out all over Hong Kong to bring classes direct to everyone’s door for free. There must be a minimum of 4 kids per class and a pre-arranged area appropriate for training.

When:     Now through December (or until slots fill up)
Where:    Throughout Hong Kong
For more information:  [email protected] or 6620 7050


Online Exhibits at The Hong Kong Maritime Museum

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum has two free online exhibitions dedicated to HK’s maritime trade history. The Dragon and the Eagle tells the story of 19th century American traders in China and The Silver Age is an exhibition about China’s silver export industry.

When:     Now!
Where:    Online
For more information:  The Dragon and the Eagle and The Silver Age


BallroomBees Online Classes


Ballroom Bees is offering free online classes for kids and their families. Classes are designed for kids from walking to age 8 with a weekend class for the whole family to join in.

When:     Ongoing during shut down
Where:    Online
For more information:  Facebook


Virtual Class: Baking Egg Tarts with Netflix Food Guide

Person baking egg tarts

Learn to bake scrumptious egg tarts, learn basic Canotnese phrases and hear about the history of egg tarts in this class for the whole family with local food tour guide and Netflix Food Guide, Virginia.

When:     Ongoing
Where:    Online
For more information:  Airbnb


Children’s Discovery Museum

children's discovery museum

The Children’s Discovery Museum is a delightful hands-on museum dedicated to child-led learning through play for the under 10s. Right now there is a special ‘scaling our world’ exhibit in the ‘tinkering lab’ where kids can learn about the relationship between the size of a model and the real thing by experimenting with scale and building their own models. There are many other engaging activities where little ones will learn about our world whilst having fun! You must pre-book a session and the exhibits are thoroughly cleaned between sessions.

When:     Reopening September 11th; 4 x 90 minute sessions per day, must pre book
Where:     1/F, China United Centre, 28 Marble Road, North Point
Book:       Book online for public session or exclusive use


Things to Do With Kids: October 2020

First Code Academy: AppJamming Workshop

Phone screen with various app buttons

In this AppJamming workshop, students will learn coding and problem-solving through building mobile apps. For students ages 9 and up.

When:     2 October 2020
Where:    The Hive Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $105.99, Eventbrite


First Code Academy: Minecraft Workshop

Minecraft screenshot

In this course, students ages 6 and up will be using a software that allows them to create Minecraft mods with their own graphical and behavioral designs.

When:     2 October 2020
Where:    The Hive Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $105.99, Eventbrite


Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

The popular outdoor market is back. Shop for handmade crafts, hand-crafted soaps, jewellery, clothing and sample delicious foods (plus take some home with you), while supporting local businesses.

When:      11 October, 8, 22 November, 6 December 2020
Where:     Discovery Bay
For more information: Event Website


SCMP Learning Festival

SCMP Learning Fest

The SCMP Learning Festival provides a platform for parents to research and learn about the extracurricular activities and skill-enhancement options available to help their kids grow into responsible and all-rounded global citizens.

When:     24 October 2020
Where:    Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tickets:  Free Event, Facebook


Hong Kong Sinfonietta – Beethoven the Immortal 1

Beethoven the Immortal Flyer

Hong Kong Sinfonietta returns to the concert all with programming to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

When:     24 October 2020
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix


Things to Do With Kids: November 2020

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

THe Hong Kong International Literary Festival is an annual event held over ten days each autumn, featuring established and emerging writers from around the world in a programme that includes discussions, literary lunches and dinners, workshops, lectures, debates, book signings and readings. This year’s festival will go ahead as a hybrid festival of live and online events.

When:     5-15th November 2020
Where:    Online and in various locations around Hong Kong
For more information:  Event Website


British Boarding Schools Show

British Boarding schools

The British Boarding Schools Show is the best way for parents located outside the UK to explore the life-changing educational opportunities available at British schools in a single day and a single place. Parents have a fantastic chance to meet a selection of the most prestigious British boarding schools without traveling thousands of miles.

When:     30 November – 1 December 2020
Where:    Island Shangri-La Hotel
Tickets:  From Free, Eventbrite


Spartan Kids Race

Spartan Kids Race

Spartan is returning to the city’s event calendar and this year they are planning the city’s first ever standalone Spartan Kids race. Hong Kong’s young obstacle course fans aged 4-13 can take part in both open and competitive races to have fun while developing confidence and self-esteem.

When:     Rescheduled for 6 March 2021
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
For more information:  Spartan Website


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

Harry Potter

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series will return with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert, the fourth film in the Harry Potter series. The City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong will perform the film’s magical score live while the entire film plays in high definition on a 40-ft screen.

When:     21 April 2021
Where:    Start Hall, KITEC
Tickets:  From $680, 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. 

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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