The best free things to do with kids in Hong Kong this month!
Looking to entertain the kids on a budget? Don’t worry mamas, Hong Kong has plenty of free kid-friendly events and activities going on. From playful interactive exhibitions, classical music and story time, here’s our pick of the best.
Amazing Digestive Adventure
Get up close and personal with the human digestive system in this larger-than-life interactive exhibition – the first of its kind in Hong Kong. Featuring seven different educational zones, designed to mirror exactly what happens after you swallow a piece of food, expect colourful ball pits, soft play mazes, slides and more!
When: Now until Saturday, 29 February, 10:30am to 6pm
Where: MegaBox, Enterprise Square Five, 38 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free admission for kids aged three and under; $98 for kids aged between three and 12; $78 for kids 12 and up. Get your tickets here. Or redeem one free ticket upon spending $400 or more at Megabox (details here)!
Free Community Concerts: Beare’s Premiere Music Festival
Start 2020 on the right note with two free classical music concerts featuring brass band Fiesta Brass (on Friday, 10 January) and local wind quintet Viva! Pipers (on Sunday, 12 January). Set against the backdrop of the historic Tai Kwun, we think this is the perfect introduction to the magic of music.
When: Friday, 10 January, 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Sunday, 12 January, 2pm to 3pm
Where: Laundry Steps, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Read, Play, Grow Series: Handa’s Surprise
It’s storytime at Mount Kelly International Pre-School! Pack your imagination and come on board for a storytelling adventure in this new interactive “Read, Play, Grow Series”. This month, it’s taking on Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne. We can’t think of a better way to get young kids to engage with the English language. Suitable for children aged three to six years old. Don’t forget to register to reserve your spot.
When: Saturday, 11 January, 10am to 11am
Where: Mount Kelly International Pre-School, Shop 5, G/F, and 1/F, The Austine Place, 38 Kwun Chung Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join. Register here!
S.H.E – Sports, Health, Empowerment: Skate Teen Queens
Combining sports with mentorship, the S.H.E – Sports, Health, Empowerment project aims to create a safe space for teen girls to connect with young adult role models (i.e. working and professional women who use sport to be their best self). In addition to physical fitness, the ultimate purpose of S.H.E is for women and girls to come together and have fun, learn, share, discover, discuss and establish relationships and connections. All sessions will begin with a fun sporting activity, followed by an interactive workshop on a relevant topic. In this first edition, teens will get their skates on for a round of roller derby, before going deep into a group discussion on the topic of “acceptance”. Head here to register.
When: Sunday, 12 January, 11am to 1pm
Where: Victoria Park Skating Rink (close to the swimming pool), 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free to join. Spaces are limited so registration is a must!
Make like the locals and usher in the Lunar New Year with a visit to the flower markets. Taking place in Victoria Park (Causeway Bay) and Fa Hui Park (Sham Shui Po), guests can look forward to a dazzling riot of colour, along with some obligatory local snacks.
When: Sunday, 19 January to Saturday, 25 January, various times (head here for full details)
Where: Victoria Park, 1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or Fa Hui Park, 101 Boundary Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry