Halloween Fun, Mattel Playhouse: Things to Do With Kids in HK This Sept.
by: The Beat Asia
September 12, 2023
September is here, and as kids head back to school, it's time to balance their learning journey in the classroom with some well-deserved outdoor playtime! From thrilling Halloween adventures at Ocean Park and Disneyland to magical musicals and interactive playhouses, we've rounded up the most exciting activities in Hong Kong this month that will ignite your child's imagination and create unforgettable memories. Let them unleash their inner speed whiz with Hot Wheels, explore the world of Barbie, or embark on a journey of coding and creativity at an AI Hackathon. Here are the best things to do with your kids in Hong Kong this September 2023.
School of Unending Horror at Ocean Park
Halloween came early at one of our favourite Hong Kong theme parks as Ocean Park brings back their spooky thrills this September! Starting Sept. 15, Ocean Park will take visitors to the School of Unending Horror, where wailing spirits roam the classroom and fear never graduates. Step into six haunted houses, each with a spine-tingling theme that will leave visitors screaming.
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When: Sept. 15-Oct. 31
Where: Ocean Park, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
Disney Halloween Time
The spirit of Halloween has also taken over Disneyland, where evil characters await those who dare visit. Enjoy special thrilling performances at “Let’s Get Wicked,” featuring the mischievous Cruella de Vil, sea witch Ursula, and sinister Mother Gothel. There will also be fun rides, special attractions, and Halloween-themed merchandise to remind you of this once-a-year spooky adventure.
Score your tickets here.
When: Sept. 15-Nov. 5
Where: Hong Kong Disneyland, Penny's Bay, Lantau Island, New Territories
‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ Musical Play in Hong Kong
A children’s classic takes centre stage in this musical adaptation by David Wood, running all throughout the month. Based on the 1968 book by Judith Kerr, “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” follows Sophie, her mother, and their odd guest: an anthropomorphised tiger, who joins them for an afternoon tea! This delightful show is sprinkled with magic, sing-a-longs, and a little bit of chaos that all members of the family will enjoy.
The performance runs for 55 minutes and is suitable for children aged three years old and above. Click here to get your tickets.
When: Sept. 27-Oct. 1
Where: Rita Tong Liu Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Mattel Playhouse in Hong Kong
Discover a world of imagination and play at the Mattel Playhouse, coming to Hong Kong later this month! Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that promises endless fun and excitement for your little ones. Are your kids ready to race like champions? Let them unleash their inner speed whiz with Hot Wheels, as they navigate through the iconic orange track and experience thrilling moments of victory. Step into the magical world of Barbie and let your kids dress up virtually in different occupations, explore artistic creativity, and even design their very own doll! For kids who love trains, let them join Thomas and Friends and explore The Island of Sodor in fun-filled arcade games.
Click here to get your tickets. Don't miss out!
When: Sept. 24-Nov. 12
Where: Let's Play, B1, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
AI For Kids: Generative AI Hackathon
Ignite your child's imagination and inspire their inner innovator at this upcoming AI Hackathon event! From learning how to ideate and develop innovative concepts for games to applying their coding skills and creativity, this hackathon is the perfect platform to introduce your little ones to the ever-evolving world of AI. Your child will embark on a journey of exploration, collaboration, and innovation through engaging coding challenges, interactive design thinking workshops, and exciting team activities.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to fuel your child's passion for AI and gaming. Get your tickets here.
When: Sept. 23
Where: 18/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
‘The Rite of Passage of a Golden Boy in Colonial Hong Kong’ – A Play
Be transported into the vibrant world of colonial Hong Kong in the ‘50s with "The Rite of Passage of a Golden Boy in Colonial Hong Kong,” a mesmerising play inspired by Martin Booth's acclaimed memoir, “Gweilo.” With a unique perspective on the East-meets-West narrative, his memoir beautifully captures the essence of Hong Kong. Despite his battle with brain cancer, Martin completed “Gweilo,” leaving behind a breathtaking tribute to the unforgettable relationship he had with the city. Artistic director Wu Hoi Fai and talented actor Micah Sandt will bring this captivating story to life, sharing autobiographical materials collected along the way.
Get your tickets now for an experience filled with laughter, tears, and inspiration
When: From Sept. 15
Where: Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
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