Summer 2014 events for kids in Hong Kong


Keep your vacation days action-packed

RoboKeeper Until Thu Jun 26
After travelling around the world, the world’s fastest goalie, RoboKeeper, arrives in Hong Kong. With two cameras to track your shot, he moves at speeds 17 times faster than that of a racing car to block your attempts. He even thwarted Lionel Messi once! Bring it on…  Level 1, Main Street Area, Discovery Park; 1-8pm, Mon-Fri. Midday-9pm, Sat-Sun. Same day spending of $100.

FREE Explore the Art of Science Sun Jun 29
When art meets science, it’s always going to be a fun day out. This free exploration day at Hong Kong Science Park includes art jamming, T-shirt designing workshops, hip-hop science dance (yes, it’s a thing, okay), balloon twisting, bouncy castles and a large canvas for everyone to create a collage on. Atrium Link, Lakeside 2, Phase 2, Hong Kong Science Park; 2629 6891; 11am-6pm.

Rockababy Mini World Cup Sat Jul 5
Get ready to kick off the summer with a mini-world cup family football match for children aged from two to six years old. There’ll be group stages and finals, and the winners get medals to take home. Bradbury School, 43C Stubbs Rd, Happy Valley; 3586 3070; 3pm-5pm. $280 (One child and one adult).

Design and Make Your Unique Dress Tue Jul 8
Enjoy a three-hour class with your little one as you both attempt to create the gown of your dreams. Along the way, learn about the history of dresses, as well as understanding how dresses are made. You can also take your finished designs home as a memento. Chailie Ho, S409, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, 2319 2082; 10am-1pm. $840 (one child and one parent).

International Children’s Film Carnival Jul 11-Aug 17
If your kid is a budding Hitchcock or Woody Allen, then snap up some tickets to the screenings in this carnival. It features an eclectic range of films, animation and documentaries from all over the world. Various venues inc Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 2734 2900; $55 (adults) $27.50 (students).

Wise-Kids Toys Roadshow
Jul 11-13
It’s the 25th anniversary of Wise-Kids, an educational toy store. Celebrate with this awesome chance to try out all their toys for three days only. There are different areas for older and younger kids and all money raised will be donated to Shining Stars Foundation. Ocean View Court, Cyberport, 2989 6298; 11am-5pm (45 mins per session). $20.

Hong Kong Book Fair Jul 16-22
The 25th edition of this mammoth lit fest has a dedicated Children’s Paradise zone as well as a Teen’s World, aimed at cultivating reading habits among youngsters. Get turning those pages. HKCEC, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, 1830 670; 10am-10pm (Jul 16 & 17, Jul 20 & 21), 10am-midnight (Jul 18 & 19), 9am-5pm (Jul 22).

Ani-com Comic Book and Video Game Convention Jul 25-29
Dressing up as your favourite character is encouraged at the annual video game and comic book con. Regardless of whether you are into comics or not, this is still sure to be one enjoyably bizarre day out for the all the family. HKCEC, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, 2344 0415; 10am-9pm. (10am-8pm, Jul 29). $35.

Bamboo Finger Painting Sun Jul 27
In this 90-minute class, paint whatever you want on a Bamboa bamboo product using eco-friendly finger paint, and then take it home! For kids ages two to six. Bamboa, S304, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central; 3pm-4.30pm, 5pm-6.30pm. $300 for one child and one parent.

Super Inflatable Game Carnival Aug 1-3, 8-10
We really are full of air about this event. Imagine a room full of big bouncy castles in all shapes and sizes. Add a host of excited youngsters and you’ve got a winning combination. AsiaWorld Expo, 2756 3488; & 4.30pm-10pm. $228 (Sat,) $198 (Fri) for children aged 4-11 over 110cm tall. $58 (adults).


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