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Kids’ Activities: Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong This July

Kids Activities Hong Kong July
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With summer in full swing and school holidays starting, we know Mamas and Papas are on the lookout for kids’ activities to do this July. We’ve got your summer calendar sorted from kids’ mermaid classes to the Hong Kong Book Fair and more!

With summer holidays knocking on our door, some of us may be booking tickets for a much-needed getaway, checking in for a family staycation, making our way to the beach or simply lounging at home. Whether your little ones are already enrolled for summer camps or you just want them to have a good break, there’s still plenty you can explore and do with the family during weekends and public holidays. We’re aware that the heat can sometimes feel unbearable, don’t forget to put on sunscreen and avoid hikes with minimal shade (try an indoor playgroundsinstead for the kids to still get some exercise but with AC!). If you’re looking for more family-friendly fun, here’s our round-up of kids’ activities this July.

Editor’s note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving and it may have impacted scheduled events and kids’ activities. Many vendors are adjusting their offerings due to restrictions or moving to virtual options, so make sure to check with them directly before booking.

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Kids Activities Hong Kong July Cityplaza Minions

Cityplaza’s The Minions House Of Kung Fu

Cityplaza’s Atrium and Centre Bridge will transform into a Bad Guys Bootcamp (think Minions dressed in Kung Fu costumes!)Kids can interact with the minions and snap photos at different spots, namely the Minions’ Training Room, The Lotus Garden of Zen and The Mural of Zodiac Strength. There are also five challenge zones within the mall for kids to embark on their own mission to find young Gru.

When: Friday, 17 June to Sunday, 31 July, 2022
Where: Atrium and Centre Bridge, 2/F, Cityplaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Contact: Cityplaza, 2568

Kids Activities Hong Kong June Central Market Miniature Exhibition

Miniature Art Exhibition – An “Art Journey into the Past and Present” at Central Market

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, Urban Renewal Authority, the Chinachem Group and the Joyful Miniature Association are bringing joyful miniature exhibitions of Hong Kong’s past, present and future at Central Market. This mini time machine is one for all ages to enjoy. Spot everything from Dragon Boat races at Sha Tin to the Victoria Harbour and more!

When:  Thursday, 2 June to Saturday, 16 July, 2022
Where: Central Market, 93 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Contact: Central Market, 3618 8668[email protected]

Kids Activities Hong Kong June YOHO Mall Animall

Wild-Pet Market at YOHO Mall

Snap photos with gigantic giraffes, koalas, hippos and more adorable four-metre long installations at YOHO Mall! The mall is also transforming into a pet-friendly zone so don’t forget to bring your furry friends along (selected restaurants have pet-friendly zones available). Throughout June, YOHO Mall will also be hosting a weekend market featuring brands that sell handmade pet goodies.

When: Weekend Market; every weekend throughout June, Animall Installation; Wednesday, 1 June to Sunday, 31 July, 2022
Where: 8-9 Long Yat Road & 9 Yuen Lung Street, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry
Contact: 2479 2208[email protected]

Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong

Kids Activities Hong Kong July DB Ice Rink

DB Ice Rink’s Super Summer Skating Fun Programs

Keep cool indoors with Discovery Bay’s ice rink introducing speed skating and figure skating introductory courses which will be taught by Olympians including Sidney Chu, the city’s short-track speed skating representative in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The programmes are suitable for ages 3 to 60 and the one-hour class comes with a 30 minute safety and sports introduction and a 30-minute on-ice training. You must book your sessions seven days in advance for the Family Figure Skating Introductory Course and the Figure Skating Introductory Course (both of which are 30-minutes long).

When: Sunday, 3 July and Sunday, 17 July, 2022; 7 to 8pm
Where: G/F, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: $200 per class; $295 for Short-track Speed Skating Introductory Course
Booking: Hong Kong Speed Skating Academy
Contact: DB Ice Rink, 2234 6678[email protected]

Read more: Discovery Bay Family-Friendly Neighbourhood Guide

Kids Activities Hong Kong July Asaya Family Wellcation

Family Wellcation at Asaya

The Family Wellcation is available as a one-night or two-nights stay and comes with a 60-minute adult treatment for one parent, two private 60-minute family workshops, a 30-minute treatment for children under 16, dining credits and family access to all well-being classes, fitness centre and outdoor infinity swimming pool (definitely make time for this!). Families can choose to stay in one of Rosewood Hong Kongs spacious rooms, suites or in a wellness-oriented Asaya Lodge (breakfast included).

When: Friday, 15 July to Sunday, 4 September, 2022
Where: Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: From $8,000 per night
Booking: Rosewood Hong Kong
Contact: Rosewood Hong Kong, 3891 8888[email protected]

Read more: 101 Things To Do In Hong Kong With Kids 

Kids Activities Hong Kong July Flow Academy

Flow Academy: Inflatable Water Sports Arena

Yes, Hong Kong has a gigantic inflatable water sports arena! Make your way through a giant water seesaw, a floating macaroon bridge and the signature inflatable obstacle course (honestly, as grown ups, and we’re just as excited!). If you want to spend your time relaxing by the sea, you can also rent kayaks and paddle boats. Plus, there’s a pet-friendly swimming zone so bring your furry friends along.

When: Until Friday, 30 September, 2022
Where: Lake Egret Nature Park, 2 Hung Lam Drive, Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong
How much: From $198
Booking: Flow Academy
Contact: Flow Academy, 6762 5303,

Hong Kong Book Fair

The 32nd Book Fair is back this year and all the bookworms will rejoice with English and Chinese books up for grabs. And we love that aside from children’s books we can also pick up stationery and craft products (perfect for back to school) and also leisure items like painting kits, educational games and more for some summer fun when staying in. The World of Snack Fair will also be held alongside the Book Fair so time for some snacks (from across the globe!).

When: Wednesday, 20 July to Tuesday, 26 July, 2022
Where: 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $25 ($10 for primary school students and younger)
Booking: Hong Kong Book Fair
Contact: Hong Kong Book Fair, 1830 0670[email protected]

Read more: Stationery Stores In Hong Kong: Where To Get School Supplies 

Kids Activities Hong Kong July MFI

MFI Mermaid

Have your little ones’ mermaid and merman dreams come true, there’s no better way to spend summer than transforming into a magical mystical princess or prince! MFI’s Junior Mermaid classes cater to kids aged 8 to 16 and kids must be able to swim 25 metres either freestyle or breaststroke (and be accompanied by a guardian). There are three levels; Mermaid Explorer, Mermaid Pioneers and Mermaid Star with each level advancing in terms of underwater posing and performance. The classes come with leggings, a beautiful mermaid tail and underwater photos.

When: Flexible timing
Where: Flexible locations
How much: $249 USD for five lessons
Booking: MFI Mermaid (email for bookings)
Contact: MFI Mermaid, [email protected]

Read more: The Most Kid-Friendly Swimming Pools In Hong Kong: Outdoor And Indoor Pools

Summer Vibes At Central Harbourfront

This outdoor event at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park brings nostalgia with all our favourite summertime activities including family-friendly rides, 80s-themed decorations and popular skill games (think mini golf!) with plush toy prizes to be won. “Summer Vibes” is open Fridays and Sundays to ring in your weekend the right way.

When: Saturday, 2 July to Sunday, 11 September, 2022; 11am to 11pm
Where: Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tickets start at $120 for Fridays and $130 for weekends
Booking: Hong Kong Observation Wheel (online pre-order)
Contact: Hong Kong Observation Wheel, 2339 0777, [email protected]

Places To Visit In Hong Kong With Kids

beaches hong kong repulse bay

Beaches In Hong Kong

Cool off with a drink in hand, umbrellas and beach mats and flaunt your cutest swimwear (your kids‘ ones too!). We’ve rounded up the best family-friendly beaches in Hong Kong that are our regular go-tos. They all come with changing room facilities because let’s face it, we know the kids need it. Plus, the waves here aren’t too strong and they’re great for new swimmers.

Read more: Best Beaches In Hong Kong To Visit With Your Family

hong kong heritage museum

Family-Friendly Museums In Hong Kong

Though it’s summer, we’re mostly battling typhoons and heavy rain the city. If you’re on the lookout for a great indoor activity that’s also educational and fun, you can trust us when we say museums make a great day out. From watching shows inside a dome at the Space Museum to trying out fun experiments at the Science Museum, check out our museums round-up. Plus, the Hong Kong Palace Museum just opened but tickets are sold out at the moment.

Read more: The Best Museums In Hong Kong To Visit With Kids

Kids Activities Hong Kong July Messina x Little Bao

Messina x Little Bao Collab

Ice-cream is a summer essential and we’re always spoiled for choice at Messina. The Australian gelato giant is collaborating with our local favourite, Little Bao for two limited edition gelato flavours, Lil’ Bean and Se’same But Different. You can either make your way to Messina for the two new scoops or head to Little Bao to have these new flavours sandwiched in the classic crispy mini bao or a double scoop delight on a charcoal Belgian waffle. Messina will introduce the limited-edition yummies on Thursday, 30 June whereas it’ll be available at Little Bao from Sunday, 3 July. 

Little Bao, 1-3 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong

Little Bao, 9 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2555 0600,

Messina, 37-43, Pottinger Street Central, Hong Kong,

Read more: Ice Cream In Hong Kong: Gelato, Soft-Serve, Ice-Cream Cakes And More

Editor’s note: Know about a great community event? Let us know by e-mailing the details to [email protected]

  Main image courtesy of Sassy Media Group with images from brands mentioned within the article, image 1 courtesy of Cityplaza, image 2 courtesy of Sino Group, image 3 courtesy of Wharf Malls, image 4 courtesy of Hong Kong Speed Skating Academy, image 5 courtesy of Rosewood Hong Kong, image 6 courtesy of Flow Academy, image 7 courtesy of MFI Mermaid Federation International via Facebook, image 8 courtesy of Charlotte Skapoullou, image 9 courtesy of  @rebelarkitekt via Instagram, image 10 courtesy of Messina.

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