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.

18 Jul 2018 — 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.

July 2018, August 2018, September 2018, October 2018, November 2018, December 2018, January 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 20-22 July:

SummerFest @ Central Harbourfront
Kids Martial Arts Summer Camp by MGK Fight Club
AntiGravity® for Kids @ Yoga Room, Sheung Wan
Windsor x PJ Masks Heroes Alliance @ Windsor House
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Summer Seminars
IAC 2018: “Rain” by Drop Bear Theatre & The Seam
IAC 2018: “Air Play” by Acrobuffos
A Musical Dreamworld in Animes @ HK Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Crossfire: Neon Sports Carnival @ Central Harbourfront
Pearl Hunting Pirate Treasure Box Workshop @ Loupe
Funtastic Summer at Discovery Bay @ Tai Pak Beach
Beauty & The Beast on Ice @ KITEC Star Hall

Things to Do With Kids: July 2018

Summerfest 2018

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 the space will be opened up for everyone to relax and have fun with outdoor art and light installation, garden games, and kids playground along with over 25 free events and activities.

When:     7 July to 26 August 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free event, Event Website

 

Kids Martial Arts Summer Camp by MGK Fight Club

Your young ones will learn new skills and develop self-confidence and self-control, while learning all about respect, focus and teamwork at this martial arts camp. Most of all, it’s fun! Children aged 5 to 12 can take part in the three-hour sessions (maximum 8 kids per session).

When:     9 July – 24 August 2018
Where:    Discovery Bay
Tickets:   $500, Facebook

 

AntiGravity® for Kids

kid doing anti-gravity yoga

This summer program at the Yoga Room is designed for kids 7 to 15 years of age, and no previous AntiGravity® experience is required. Kids will explore postures in the AntiGravity® hammock, and learn mindfulness and self-regulation strategies to help them develop both mentally and physically. It’s a great way for them to experience going upside down and letting go!

When:     9 July – 13 August 2018
Where:   Sheung Wan
Tickets:  $1080 for whole program of 6 classes, $220 per drop in class, Event Website

 

Windsor x PJ Masks Heroes Alliance

PJ Masks

A meet and greet session with your kids’ favourite PJ Masks characters. Take a photo with Gekko, Catboy and Owlette and shop exclusive PJ Masks merchandise.

When:     14 July – 28 August
Where:    Customer Service Center, Windsor House
For more information:  Event Website

 

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Summer Seminars

Teens working on crafts
High school students can spend some time this summer gaining valuable educational experience at the SCAD Summer Seminars. Teens will develop their creative vision through exciting art and design projects at various workshops, which may include demonstrations, lectures, studio work and local field trips.

When:    15 – 20 July,  22- 27 July 2018
Where:   Sham Shui Po
For more information, Event Website

 

IAC 2018: “Rain” by Drop Bear Theatre & The SEAM

Rain Theatre for babies in Hong Kong

In the multi-sensory world of Rain, fluffy raindrops and cushioned puddles meet a mellow cello, vocals and percussive sounds while the very young freely interact with the imaginative setting. The production provides a spellbinding opportunity for babies and crawlers to hear, see and touch the arts. (Only for ages below 18 months and their parents).

When:     18-22, 25-29 July 2018
Where:    Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, Urbtix

 

IAC 2018: “Air Play” by Acrobuffos

Airplay

Linking playful physical comedy and incredible “air sculptures”, Acrobuffos creates a picturesque poem that brilliantly merges art and science with popular theatre and circus-style antics. Best for ages 5 and up.

When:     20 July 2018
Where:    Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium
Tickets:  From $140, Urbtix

 

A Musical Dreamworld in Animes

The China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform various exciting and inspiring anime theme songs to bring the kids, adults and elderly into a musical dreamland. Live symphony orchestra performance will accompanied with the projection of slides. (For ages 3 and up)

When:     20 July 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix

 

Crossfire: Neon Sports Carnival

Crossfire

This three-consecutive-day carnival situated in the heart of the city, as a part of Summerfest will feature a combat archery tournament with other sports/carnival activities and workshops as well as a balance bike competition.

When:     20-22 July 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free, Event Website

 

Pearl Hunting Pirate Treasure Box Workshop

This workshop for ages 10 and up aims to share the knowledge and history of Hong Kong pearls and let students experience how to open a fresh oyster and get the unique pearl. They will then use the shell as the main ornament of an underwater-world-inspired treasure box with real pearl accessory and decorations.

When:     21 July 2018
Where:    Loupe, Central
Ticekts:  $750, Eventbrite

 

Funtastic Summer at Discovery Bay

Fantastic Summer at Discovery Bay

Tai Pak Beach at Discovery Bay turns into a giant, or should we say, Jurassic Water Park this summer. Kids will love slipping down the Jurassic Water Slide and splashing about on the hand-paddled boats. Parents can take part in the Family Roller Game and witness their little ones compete in the Mini Summer Olympics, with Sticky Soccer and Super Baseball games. Over at DB North Plaza, more fun is to be had with Whac-A-Mole, balloon twisting, body painting and more.

When:     21 July – 12 August 2018
Where:    Tai Pak Beach and DB North Plaza
For more information:  Facebook

 

The Russian Ice Stars in Beauty & The Beast on Ice

Russian Ice Stars Beauty and the Beast

The Russian Ice Stars are world leaders in Theatrical Ice Show productions. Since the early 1990’s, they have been bringing together the beauty and elegance of ice skating to the intimacy of a theatre stage. This year they bring their dazzling interpretation of the much loved fairytale, Beauty and the Beast to Hong Kong.

When:     21-22 July 2018
Where:    KITEC, Star Hall
Tickets:  From $280, HK Ticketing

 

Mums & Bubs Play Group

Mums & Bubs is a casual meet up for international and local mums to chat and socialise while their little ones aged 0-5 learn and play. (Dads welcome too!)

When:     24 July – 3 August 2018
Where:    Lifehouse International Church
Tickets:  Free event, Register on Eventbrite

 

GIA GemKids Introduction to Minerals

GIA Gemkids

GIA GemKids is an experience workshop where instructors will introduce children to minerals and gemstones. Using microscopes to look closer and examine each stone individually, kids will have fun learning all about the different minerals and gemstones that can be found around the world. (Ages 8+)

When:     25 July 2018
Where:    Loupe, Central
Tickets:  $100, Eventbrite

 

IAC 2018:  “Bedtime Stories” by Upswing

Bedtime stories show in Hong Kong

In this one-of-a-kind show, parents and children can snuggle up on cushions and blankets to enjoy a fantastical night-time tale and a thought-provoking look at mother-daughter relationships. The stage-turned-bedroom sets the scene for a dreamy adventure featuring 3D animation, aerial-silk acrobatics, songs, dance and drama.

When:     27-29 July, 3-5 August 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, family deals available, Urbtix

 

IAC 2018: “SNAP” by Gruejarm Production

SNAP

SNAP fuses the skills of seven pioneering Korean illusionists in a stunning surrealistic mystery as three dexterous Tricksters discover an enigmatic door leading through time and space to a series of alternative worlds. Best for ages 4 and up.

When:     27-29 July 2018
Where:    Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix

 

Meet and Greet with The Incredibles

The Incredibles will be at Hong Kong’s Times Square and will offer visitors the chance to snap photos with them. There will also be an interactive game zone, so come out and have fun, interact and take selfies with the most famous family of heroes and their allies.

When:     29 June – 29 July (with special visits by Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone on 21-22 and 28-29 July)
Where:    Times Square, Causeway Bay
For more information:  Event Website

 

Glitter & Gore: Hobbits & Fairies Kids Party

Party hat for Glitter and Gore kids party

Glitter and Gore and the Hive Sai Kung are hosting a summer fun kids party themed around Fairies and Hobbits. It’s time to dress up and get ready for a fun filled party prefect for kids ages 4 and up and their families.

When:     27 July 2018
Where:    the Hive, Sai Kung
Tickets:  $150, Pelago Events

 

Picnic with the Orchestra

Savour a magical afternoon tea, delicious food and special summer cocktails on picnic mats while being serenaded by small music groups parading around you. You can also take part in a percussion or puppet workshop, attend a puppet theatre show or just let loose inside giant inflatables.

When:     29 July 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free admission, Event Website

 

Above and Beyond Exhibit

Above and Beyond Exhibit

Featuring 20 groups of interactive exhibits and new technological displays on flight and space travel, the exhibition will visitors an opportunity to learn more about the science of forces and aerodynamics, jet designs, and the challenges of getting to Mars.

When:     15 June – 17 October 2018
Where:    Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Tickets:  Monday – Sun – $30, Wednesday $10, Museum Website

 

Sparkle! A Good Waste of Time

With “fun and play” as its core theme, six artists from different disciplines will transform the exhibition space to an interactive funhouse brimming with whims and fantasies that will excite visitors of all ages.

When:     15 June – 9 September 2018
Where:    Exhibition Gallery, Oi!, North Point
Tickets:  Free Admission, event website

 

Ocean Park’s Summer Carnivalsummer carnival at Ocean Park

Ocean Park is launching their brand new summer celebration with over a hundred elite performers from all over the world. The celebration will consist of the biggest ever carnival at Ocean Park with amazing shows to be staged every hour, including two animal-themed grand parades during both the day and night, authentic Caribbean cultural shows and more.

When:     30 June – 2 September 2018
Where:    Ocean Park
For more information:  Ocean Park Website

 

An Age of Luxury: The Assyrians to Alexander

An Age of Luxury: The Assyrians to Alexander

This newly developed exhibition contains objects from the British Museum and Hong Kong will be the first place all 210 exhibits will be displayed together. They will allow visitors to learn more about the “Age of Luxury” from 900-300 BC.

When:     9 May 2018 – 3 September 2018
Where:    Hong Kong History Museum
For more information:  Event Website

 

Kids’ Clay Workshops by Origami Kids Cafe

Children can get their hands dirty at these summer workshops by Origami Kids Cafe. They’ll learn all about working with clay by squishing, bashing, rolling and flattening it out. Then comes time for decorating the clay creation (each week has a different project), theirs to take home. Parents are encouraged to get involved.

When:      5 – 26 July 2018
Where:    Rooftop, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
Tickets:   $250, Eventbrite

 

International Arts Carnival

The arts carnival will bring an exquisite line-up of overseas and local shows and participative activities, offering a wondrous taste of performing arts for the whole family. Highlights include Hansel and Gretel by Scottish Ballet, Bedtime Stories by Upswing, electroluminescent puppetry, multimedia shadow puppets, music theatre for babies and much more.

When:     6 July -12 August 2018
Where:    Various Venues
For more information:  Event Website

 

International Children’s and Youth Film Carnival 2018

It’s summertime and this annual movie fest is back again with a total of four sections including “Feature Films”, “Youthful Encounters”, “Film Tunnel” and “World Animation & Shorts” with 13 feature films and 23 animation and shorts form 22 countries, a total of 60 film screenings will be presented at venues across the city.

When:     6 July – 12 August
Where:    Various venues
Tickets:  $60, Urbtix

 

Things to Do With Kids: August 2018

Big the Musical

Big the Musical
This musical tells the story of a twelve year old New Jersey boy who wished to be “big” and suddenly has his wish granted. one morning right before his 13th birthday he wakes up a full grown man and runs away to Manhattan where he brings his genuine sense of childish wonder to the adult world. The show is suitable for all ages.

When:     2-5 August 2018
Where:    Drama Theater, HKAPA
Tickets:  From $170, HK Ticketing

 

Sport For All Day

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will hold the Sport For All Day to encourage people of all ages and those with disabilities to maintain a healthy lifestyle by participating in various sports activities and forming the habit of exercising daily. Various programs will be offered around the city and most of the leisure facilities of the LCSD will be open for use, all free of charge.

When:     5 August 2018
Where:    Various LCSD facilities in Hong Kong
Tickets:  Free, For more information

 

Coding & Build a Robot Car – 3 Day Workshop

This workshop shows students how to code and construct their own smart robot cars that intelligently steer around obstacles and fundamental concepts of electronics and motors.

When:     6-8 August 2018
Where:    Kids Technology Lab, Mong Kok
Tickets:  $1,499, Eventbrite

 

IAC 2018: B Free by CCDC Dance Centre

This collaboration between CCDC Dance Center (Hong Kong) and Finland’s Dance Theatre Auraco is the first interactive dance performance designed for toddlers under 2.5 in Hong Kong. (Best for ages 0-2.5)

When:     8-12 August 2018
Where:    Tsuen Wan Town Hall Exhibition Gallery
Tickets:  From $270 for one adult and one toddler, Urbtix

 

Potter x Harry’s Magic

In this magical and musical programme, the orchestra will introduce magical stories to the audience by a live orchestral performance of orchestral works. The performance will be accompanied by Harry Wong’s magic performance, storytelling, and projection of slides.

When:     10 August 2018
Where:    Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
Tickets:  From $160, Urbtix

 

IAC 2018:  “Carrousel des Moutons” by d’irque & fien

Carroussel des Moutons

Dirk is having a hard time falling asleep. He calls on Fien to help. Watch in wonder as the duo spin and float together with the grand piano in this topsy turvy, acrobatic show where anything is possible. Best for ages 3 and up.

When:     12 August 2018
Where:    Kwai Tsing Theatre Auditorium
Tickets:  $140, Urbtix

 

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

Discovery Bay Sunday Market

This weekend market by Handmade Hong Kong offers DIY Indie Arts, Crafts and other goods from small traders. Stay for dinner at one of the designated fabulous D’Deck restaurants and enjoy a free ferry ride back to Central.

When:     12 August, 9 September and 14 October 2018
Where:    Discovery Bay Plaza
For more information:  Event Website

 

Peppa Pig Great Vacation

Peppa Pig Great Vacation is an indoor carnival-style event that has 11 fun zones with interactive elements to motivate children to develop their physical capabilities.

When:     15-21 August 2018
Where:    KITEC, Kowloon
Tickets:  $200, HK Ticketing

 

Textile Weaving Workshop

In this workshop, kids are taught to make a simple paper loom to weave by hand with provided textile materials. Criss-crossing those yarns and strings creates a good-looking grid pattern and the class can inspire kids to create their own unique pieces.

When:     18 August 2018
Where:    Loupe, Central
Tickets:  $550, Includes material cost and one Jewellery Delicacy tea set, Eventbrite

 

ALICE (in wonderland)

Alice in Wonderland HK Ballet

Bursting with energy and imagination, Septime Webre’s extravagant ALICE (in wonderland) explodes with jaw-dropping excitement and fantasy. Marvel at the sleek and chic costumes, bold sets and thrilling original score performed live by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in this over-the-top re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. (Suitable for ages 3 and up)

When:     17-19 August (with live music) 24-26 August 2018 (with live music)
Where:    Grand Theatre Hong Kong Cultural Centre Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Tickets:  From $100, (Tickets go on sale 17 June) HK Ballet

 

World Helicopter Day @ Summerfest

World Helicopter Day in Hong Kong

This event aims to raise awareness of helicopters’ contribution to society and let more people know about General Aviation. 10 helicopters will land at Central Harbourfront allowing members of the public to get a close encounter – perfect for a heli-loving kid or adult alike!

When:     19 August 2018
Where:    Central Harbourfront Event Space
Tickets:  Free, Event Website

 

Techbob Academy Youth Coding CompetitionTechbob coding competition poster

Techbob Academy is holding its first ever youth coding competition, where children and youth will be able to design and create their own games. Students aged between 5 and 14 will have the chance to showcase their creativity, while developing logical and design thinking, and there’s prizes to be won.

When:   26 August 2018
Where:    Ap Lei Chau
For more information: Event Website

 

Things to Do With Kids: September 2018

Louis Pearl The Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl

From square bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, trampoline bubbles to flying UFO bubbles and even people inside bubbles – prepare to be enthralled as Louis Pearl, the Amazing Bubbleman, returns to Hong Kong for the third time, following his last sell-out visit in 2015.

When:     5-9 September 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $395, HK Ticketing

 

Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience

Potted Potter

Playing to sold-out houses all over the world, Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes featuring all of your favourite characters.

When:     11-16 September 2018
Where:    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $395, HK Ticketing

 

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Since the inaugural night race in 2008, the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix has produced drama, excitement, spectacle and above all, a spectacular weekend for visitors from around the world. The famous street race will return to Singapore this September and features gripping race action and an exciting all-day entertainment programme. Early bird tickets are now on sale.

When:     14-16 September 2018
Where:    Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Tickets:  From $128 SGD for a single day, Ticketflap

 

Ballet Classics for Children: Carnival of the Animals

Carnival of the Animals

This show for all ages is a great introduction to ballet for kids. Anchored by ballet-world superstar Alexei Ratmansky’s delightful Le Carnaval des Animaux, the show will feature cameo appearances by a menagerie of characters like Swan Lake’s Little Swans, The Sleeping Beauty’s Puss-n-Boots, the beautiful Bluebird and more.

When:     15-16 September 2018
Where:    Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre
Tickets:  From $200, available from 13 July, HK Ballet

 

Global Youth Health Summit

MDJunior is hosting its second youth leadership conference around the theme of “Youth and Mental Health.” The aim of the Summit is to bring together youth (high school and above) from all major schools and colleges of Hong Kong with leading professionals from the fields of healthcare, service, government, media and other organizations, to empower youth voice in the area of mental health.

When:     16 September 2018
Where:    Hong Kong International School
Tickets:  Free, Eventbrite

 

October 2018

Dear Zoo: Live on Stage

Dear Zoo live on stage

Rob Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young leaders and will make its stage premiere this October. The stage production will delight both young and old (no minimum age) as it unfolds, with engaging puppets, music and tons of audience interaction.

When:     25-28 October 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Drama Theatre
Tickets:  From $195, HK Ticketing

 

Lamma Fun Day

Lamma Fun Day

Lamma Fun day is a live music festival and a whole lot of fun on Tai Wan To Beach. More details to come soon!

When:     27 October 2018
Where:    Tai Wan To Beach
For more information:  Facebook

 

Things to Do With Kids: November 2018

British Boarding Schools Show

British Boarding schools

The British Boarding Schools Show enables families living in the region to meet Heads and Representatives of genuinely leading, hand selected UK boarding schools and talk to UK boarding school specialists who all understand that choosing a school is one of the biggest emotional and financial choices a family will make.

When:     26 November 2018
Where:    Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Tickets:  Free, Register at Eventbrite

 

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

In this drama for under 6s and their family, join Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. This heartwarming adaptation of the book by Raymond Briggs is full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry.

When:     29 November – 1 December 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Jockey Club Amphitheatre
Tickets:  From $285, HK Ticketing

 

Things to Do With Kids: December 2018

Geronimo Stilton Live in the Kingdom of Fantasy

Geronimo Stilton live

Based on one of the best selling kids books of all time, Geronimo Stilton sets off on a fantastical adventure to save the Queen of the Fairies in this musical theatre performance.

When:     1-2 December 2018
Where:    HKAPA, Lyric Theatre
Tickets:  From $295, HK Ticketing

 

Things to Do With Kids: January 2019

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Celebration

Peppa Pig Live

Our favourite little piggie, Peppa Pig is coming back to Hong Kong to perform live on stage! Peppa Pig’s Celebration tells the story of how truly special it is to collect and treasure shared memories.

When:     11-13 January 2019
Where:    Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai
Tickets:  From $295, 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

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

Little girl smiling


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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