Exciting Kid-Friendly Activities in Hong Kong This August 2023
by: The Beat Asia
August 07, 2023
Back-to-school season is right around the corner, which means leaping out of bed every morning, juggling homework, and reuniting with old faces, as well as meeting new ones. But before the kids get caught up with the first-day-of-school chatter, a proper goodbye to summer is in order. Gear up for the last hurrah of the school break with these exciting kid-friendly activities to check out in Hong Kong this August 2023.
CoComelon Playground Fun
JJ and friends are taking over Tuen Mun Town Plaza with a pop-up experience that will make the little ones jump for joy. Spanning 5,000 square feet, this playground features four inflatable zones themed after the pre-school animated show favourite. Aside from the giant slides, ball pit, mazes, and obstacle courses, this playground also has a small space dedicated to child-entertainer character Blippi to join in on the fun!
When: Tickets for Aug. 7-25 are still available
Where: Main Atrium, 1/F, Tmtplaza Phase 1, Tuen Mun, New Territories
How much: Book here, HK$58
Astronomy Film Show
Let the kids uncover the science that led to the creation of the world’s most powerful telescope when they see this film show for free at the Hong Kong Science Museum. It is packed with interviews with top scientists at the European Southern Observatory and features 4K high dynamic range space photography that will let the children appreciate how a technological invention that’s four billion times more sensitive than the naked eye is changing how we see the cosmos.
When: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM, Aug. 23
Where: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: Free
Kids’ Secret Service Battle at Noah’s Ark
Housing displays of one-of-a-kind, Victorian-era Bibles and life-size replicas of the Ark of Covenant, Noah’s Ark reimagines one of the Scriptures’ most iconic stories told from a perspective that children would appreciate. This August, though, the Hong Kong attraction added an interactive space where children can step into the shoes of real-life workers. From operating an excavator to manning a simulated cockpit, this activity is all about having fun while learning!
When: Until Aug. 27
Where: Noah’s Ark Hong Kong Theme Park, G/F, 33 Pak Yan Rd, Ma Wan
How much: Book here / HK$130
Ocean Park emoji® Summer Splash
It’s never too late to dive into the fun with Ocean Park’s first-ever Summer Splash emoji® party! Kids and kids-at-heart will have a blast squirting their way through graffiti city and spritzing water at the Waterfront Plaza. Not to be missed are the limited-time emoji® merchandise and treats they can score. Bring the whole gang as this is the perfect summer-ender every family should have!
When: Until Aug. 27
Where: Ocean Park Hong Hong, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: Book here / HK$233 (child), HK$388 (adult)
2023 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp Concerts
Local homegrown talents will lend their voice to breathe new life into Chinese and Western classics at the 2023 Hong Kong Youth Music Camp Concerts. This recital is the product of the young musicians’ training from the annual music camp helmed by renowned artists and organised by the Music Office. It is part of the ongoing International Arts Carnival, a four-week-long lineup of artistic events spotlighting local talents in dance, music, theatre, and acrobatics.
When: 7:30 PM, Aug. 14
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
How much: Book here / From HK$60
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