With restrictions slowly easing up in Hong Kong, fun, family-friendly events are returning this summer! From mermaid movement classes to summer blockbusters and summer camps, there is something for everyone! And Little Steps has done a round-up of some awesome events for the whole family to enjoy!
Grab the little ones and head to Kowloon Bay for the “Peppa Pig Happy Day Interactive Play.” Children will get to jump into the World of Peppa Pig, where there will be a multitude of activities. From the soft play area to numerous themed interactive video projection activities and recreating the classic scenes from the animated series and featuring three-dimensional character statues.
Kids will also get a meet and greet by Peppa and George in their lovely living room!
Price: Ticket Price: HK$228 up
When: Now - July 3, 2022
Where: 1st Floor, FTLife Tower, Kowloon Bay, click here to find out more and book your tickets!
The Pulse has organized a wonderful pet, and family-friendly carnival called Jump Like A Bunny Carnival. With a collection of specially designed activities for all family members, including your furry friends, such as sports game booths, kid game booths, and a parent-child workshop to stimulate children's creativity and communication skills.
There is also a market with various handcrafted products, pet-related products, and a 'one-day stall' bazaar organized by charities.
And for the pet owners, a pet grooming contest will take place on July 3 at 3pm, and the winner will receive a pet gift bag from Pet28!
Wish to stay for tea and enjoy some sun on the rooftop? You can also book a time slot and
enjoy the afternoon tea set for 2 – 8 people, a tent, and some board games for chilling.
When: June 18 – 19, 25 - 26 & July 1 - 3, 2022 from 11:30am – 7:30pm
Where: The Pulse, L3 & Rooftop. Click here to find out more and book your tickets!
Give back this summer and join the nonprofit organization Hands: On and their Serve-A-Thon, a community service marathon. Join hands with fellow volunteers to give back to the community. You will get to know Hong Kong's vibrant NGO sector and its valuable work serving those in need. As well as sample different types of volunteer activities at different times of the week, such as organizing food drives for refugees and clearing Hong Kong trails, click here to see their entire schedule.
Price: Participation is FREE (sign-up is self-service) for individuals or small groups (families, friends, schools, and civic organizations)
When: June 18 - 26, 2022
Where: Various locations across Hong Kong
For a unique night out, why not try The Alice, it's a 90-minute long immersive cocktail adventure inspired by the whimsical Alice in Wonderland. So why not go down the rabbit hole for a journey into the magical realm of Wonderland. Brought to you by the interactive team behind The Wizard’s Den, Beyond Cinema, and A.K Wregg.
Join them for a theatrical, alternate reality experience and have a peek through the looking glass! You can also privately hire their venue for your group, corporate function, or unbirthday party. To find out more about private bookings, click here!
When: Now - December 31, 2022
Where: " Secret Location," https://www.thealicecocktailexperience.com/
M+ offers a Sunday Family Day Drop-In at Imagination Playground this summer. The playground is made of large cubes and modules of different shapes and forms that can be easily configured and moved around. Allowing for a fun experience that allows for endless possibilities and no rules. The playground is designed to inspire child-directed free play in a safe environment using hand-eye coordination skills to create and invent imaginary forms and structures.
Imagination Playground is suitable for children from ages 4 to 10, and it's recommended that one adult member join the session. The 40-minute workshop is available on a first-come, first-serve, and drop-in basis. No registration is required.
When: June 19 - August 28, 2022 (Sundays) from 10.30am - 16:30pm (last slot)
Where: The Forum, Learning Hub. Click here for more information and to register your spot!
Aqualuna (Hong Kong’s traditional red-sail junk boat), has designed the perfect cruise for kids, the Pirate Adventure Cruise or their fun Jungle Cruise! Take the little ones on an action-packed afternoon of Pirate or Jungle fun at sea! These family-fun cruises are the perfect activity to plan for summer and beyond!
Tickets: Child (Age 2-11): HK$260, Adult: HK$180 ans kids under 2 are free of charge! Book your tickets HERE!
When: Ongoing Cruises For Families
Where: Aqua Luna Pirate Adventure Cruise For Kids
Central Pier 9, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2116 8821, https://aqualuna.asiapay.com/cart/10
The Hong Kong Museum of Art is hosting the “Redefining Reality” exhibition that blends art and technology. The exhibition is held in the Art Square at Salisbury Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui, where you can witness the outdoor artwork installation, "Resonance-In-Sight" which explores the blurred boundaries between virtual reality and physical reality and members of the public can interact with the museum's collections through augmented reality (AR) technology.
In addition to a multi-perspective experience at the venue, the exhibition also comes with two Instagram filters (filter 1; filter 2), which can be played on the museum's Instagram account (@hkmoa). Visitors can "wear" the museum's art pieces as ornaments.
When: Now - November 3, 2022
Where: Hong Kong Museum of Art, click here for more information!
‘Momentous’ is a breathtaking, never-before-seen production exploring hope and inspiration, love and laughter, hardship and perseverance, reflection and celebration.
This magical experience will take guests on an odyssey of life’s cherished moments, as told through the lens of Disney stories, music, and multimedia effects. The show celebrates each stage of life and the importance of time with loved ones.
Six wonderous chapters showcase 150 Disney characters and almost 40 Disney and Pixar stories.
When: Opening June 18, 2022!
Where: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, +852 3510 6000, https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/momentous/
For the kiddos that are really into their dinosaurs, you are in luck this summer because Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex) and Stegosaurus are coming to Hong Kong! This large-scale exhibition features huge robotic dinosaurs with loads of special dino activities and themed events that will be located in Times Square (Causeway Bay) and in Harbour City Mall (Tsim Sha Tsui).
This outdoor exhibition is perfect as it’s interactive, fun, and free! Children can also enroll in Dinosaur Academy on weekends upon donation. They'll learn all about dino history while getting up close with paleontological fossils and becoming “Little Dinosaur Experts.”
Where: Times Square And Harbour City Mall, Hong Kong. Click here to find out more!
Ever wanted to see a Cantonese Opera performance, well now is your chance! The Xiqu Centre’s Tea House Theatre Experience is specially designed to introduce new audiences to Cantonese opera — the local form of Chinese opera or Xiqu.
The opera will highlight a selection of short excerpts demonstrating a range of vocal and music styles performed by their very own Tea House Rising Stars Troupe. The audience will be delighted by the wonderful array of popular instrumental music, songs, and Cantonese opera excerpts exploring tales of romance, comedy, tragedy, and martial arts.
The performance is in Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles and will also include narration by an expert moderator to help newcomers gain insight into the history of the art form.
Price: From HK$270
When: Now - June 26, 2022
Where: Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre. Click here for more information and to book your tickets!
The Hong Kong Palace Museum is a dedicated Chinese art and cultural landmark of the city and is scheduled to open to the public on July 2, 2022.
This unique museum offers guests has nine galleries where you can enjoy thematic performances and demonstrations, which introduce the aspects of China’s history and culture of the Palace Museum. The Palace Museum offers varieties of art and cultural learning programs.
When: Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Friday, Saturday, and Public Holiday: 10am – 8pm
Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Lunar New Year
Where: Hong Kong Palace Museum, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, https://www.westkowloon.hk/en/hkpm
Want more? Little Steps Guide to Top Hong Kong Museums For Kids And Families To Visit Right Now!
Little Steps has launched its very first SUMMER CAMP in Hong Kong exclusively for tweens and teens.
This 5-day camp focuses on everything entrepreneurship and is taught by combining real-world experience with loads of fun! If you have a child ages 12-17 who is interested in learning more about entrepreneurship and business – book them in!
Teens will have a chance to develop a mini business from idea to launch with plenty of support, examples, and feedback. The camp will run at a leading co-working space in Sheung Wan and will be taught by the Founder of Little Steps, Shea Stanley. Register here.
Price: HK$4000 for the full week (Only 10 slots available in Summer 2022)
When: July 11-15, 2022 from 10am-12pm
Where: The Hive Sheung Wan. Click here for more information!
Squid fishing season has begun and it a nighttime adventure that the whole family will love!
The season of squid fishing goes from the end of April to the end of August. Harvesting is easy during this period and it peaks after the Dragon Boat Festival right towards the beginning of August because the squid has grown up during this period.
So, grab the kids, pack your wine, and prepare to enjoy one of Hong Kong’s favorite evening pastimes during summer.
When: end of April - end of August
Looking for a unique date night idea, why not listen to smooth jazz and have some cocktails at The Murray Hotel! They're bringing in alfresco jazz gatherings with an incredible lineup of musicians and bands on Thursday and Friday nights (6pm-10pm) from now to July 2022! For the full lineup, click here!
Price: HK$450 per person (including a welcome glass of champagne and selected canapés). Early bird offer at HK$360 per person when booking 7 days in advance.
When: June 2 - June 29, 2022
Where: The Murray, Hong Kong, Cotton Tree Terrace, UG Level. Click here for more information and to book your table!
Big Summer blockbusters are back this summer! Whether you’re into comedy, romance, animation, or action (Top Gun Maverick is now Playing), there are plenty of summer flicks to choose from this year. To make choosing a little easier, we have done a roundup of the top movies in Hong Kong to enjoy with the family this summer!
And, let's be honest, what’s better than to cool off in the AC during the hot summer months than watching the latest films with the whole crew!
School’s out for Summer! So it’s time to plan for some fun in the sun. A great way to keep the kids social and engaged is a Summer Camp. Available for all ages and interests, these provide an ideal environment to keep the fun organized and productive.
Whether the kids love sports, music, or arts or want to learn new languages from Mandarin to computer coding, there is something for everyone. So pack your bags and let Little Steps guide you through the best Summer Camps in Hong Kong.
When: All Summer!
If your kids are mermaid-obsessed, sign them up for some classes through Mermaid Ocean Palace, a creative platform offering different courses such as mermaid swimming skills and dance, with underwater photography to boot.
You can choose a mermaid dance trial (includes a mermaid tail and professional mermaid dance class), underwater mermaid photography (includes 2 hours of shooting time, dress and tail, and 6 retouched photos), and group mermaid photography (2 guests + 10 retouched photos). Add on a makeup service if you like!
Price: From HK$598++
When: June 16, 17, 24 & July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022 (select timeslots: 7pm – 7:45pm; 8pm – 8:45pm; 9pm – 9:45pm)
Arts In Hong Kong is a curated selection of amazing art exhibitions and happenings around the city over the coming months! There are a plethora of art happenings, themed exhibitions, and blends of physical and virtual art!
Science and marine life lovers can look forward to the Hong Kong Space Museum’s OMNIMAX Shows! These 40-minute shows will wow kids ages 3+, and they are educational too! Audio is offered through a multi-channel headphone system that includes English. Shows admit audience members ages 3 and up.
Omnimax Show – Sea Lions – Life By A Whisker
Go on a heart-warming journey with Otto to meet the giant humpback whales, cunning cuttlefish, great white sharks, and one Marine Park Ranger on a mission to find out what it takes to save this species.
3D Dome Show “Secrets of the Universe”
This spectacular show immerses viewers on a guided journey with brilliant minds to seek answers to the greatest age-old mysteries of our time – how was the universe formed and how did it evolve into what we see around us today?
Sky Show “HAYABUSA2~REBORN“
In “HAYABUSA2~REBORN”, you follow Hayabusa2 on its lone journey of 3.2 billion kilometers to confront the more rugged than expected terrain of Ryugu.
When: Now - January 12, 2023
Where: Hong Kong Space Museum, Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2721 0226. Click here for more information!
Shangri-La’s The Kerry Hotel x Sweaty Betty Breakfast Club is coming to Hong Kong this summer!
The global women’s activewear and lifestyle brand Sweaty Betty partners with yoga instructor Tavia Jiang to host one-hour soul-nourishing yoga classes in the Lobby Lounge at the Kerry Hotel in Kowloon with views overlooking the spectacular Victoria Harbour.
After the mindful yoga class, nutrient-dense breakfast with fresh, seasonal ingredients and each participant will receive an exclusive Sweaty Betty goodie bag!
When: Every Saturday and Sunday from now until 26 June 2022. Reservations must be made in advance.