Top Things To Do in Hong Kong With Kids This Summer

Mickey and Minnie on a rainy summer day

Summers in Hong Kong are hot and humid, rain is more the rule than the exception, so perhaps not the best time to visit but in the midst of the scorching heat there are some fabulous events going on that will have kids splashing their way through the coolest summer ever...

Summer time might not be as convenient but in the other hand, you are more likely to find better deals on hotels and accomodations.

What to pack in summer? Pack very light, cotton, breathable clothing, sandals, hat, etc. and also a light sweater for the air-conditioning which will be running full blast at shopping centres, restaurants and the hotel lobby.

Umbrella is essential, rain jacket not so. It gets so hot, wearing a rain jacket is very uncomfortable.

And remember, amusement parks are fun rain or shine, you are even expected to get wet at some rides. On the other hand, if it is raining too hard, some of the rides might be closed, so something to be aware of.

The wettest hottest months are June through August. Although not optimal, all is not lost, there is still much fun to be had and here are some fabulous events just to get you and the kids started!

These fantastic events and special offers will get you started:

And check out other fun things to do in Hong Kong with Kids, whether you come in the summer or any other time of the year!

And don't miss our top picks for Hong Kong Hotels with Kids, some family-friendly options with larger rooms, swimming pools, and pedestrian areas with plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops, etc.

On-Going Events and Hot offers and Discount Tickets to Enjoy This Summer

Once in a Lifetime Experiences at Ocean Park...

Fantastic Chance:
Honorary Panda Keeper
+ Souvenir Photo

Ocean Park Panda Keeper Program

HKD 1380 (US$183)
A 2-hour one-of-a-kind experience as you go behind the scenes of the panda enclosure, put on a special keeper's uniform and assist with the daily care of the pandas.
More info and details

Animal Encounters:
Dolphins, Seals or Penguins!

Ocean Park Unique Activities - Dolphin Encounter

From HKD 1180 (US$152)
Get up close to Ocean Park's stars: dolphins, seals or penguin encounters where you can meet, play, feed and learn more about these incredible creatures from qualified trainers and keepers.
More info and details

HKD 487 HKDL One-Day Adult Ticket

Hong Kong Disneyland Discount Tickets

HK Disneyland Tickets
Adult HK539 HKD487 (US$63)
Children HK385 HKD350 (US$46)
2-day available
More details at

HKD 327 Ocean Park Adult Ticket

Ocean Park Hong Kong  Discount Tickets

Ocean Park HK Tickets
Adult HK385 HKD 327 (US$43)
Children HK193 HKD164 (US$22)

More details at

HKD$88 Meal Vouchers, 2-in-1 Meal Coupon

Chef Mickey Buffett

Unbeatable value at Disney's tasty food outlets
Adult HK141 HKD138 (US$18)
Child Meal HK92 HKD88 (US$12)
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HKD 118 Disney Magical World 4D Museum

Disney Magical World 4D Museum Discount Ticket

A Disney Themed 4D Museum
Disney Classics, Frozen, Toy Story, Star Wars, Disney Princesses...
HK168 HKD118 (US$15)
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Check Out the Dragon Boat Races! June 9 - 12, 2016

Dragon Boat Races in Victoria Harbour

Dragon Boat Racing is serious business in Hong Kong. Chances of catching a race or a training session at the very least, is excellent in the summer months.

These are very lively and exciting events with hundreds of teams competing against each other in this great tradition.

Your best chances to catch the races this summer will be:

  • The Dragon Boat Festival on June 9, 2016.

    Races are held by the several Dragon Boat Associations throughout the territory. All events are free to the public.

    These are some of the most popular sites for dragon boat races in Hong Kong during the Dragon Boat Festival. Races are ongoing just about the entire day at most locations,

    • SunLife Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships are the "main" races known in the dragon boat circuit worldwide.
    • Aberdeen Dragon Boat Festival Races
    • Saikung Dragon Boat Festival Races
    • Cheung Chau Dragon Boat Festival Races
    • Tai O Water Parade and Dragon Boat Festival

    For further details check out our main Dragon Boat Festival page.

  • The Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Carnival and Beer Fest from June 10 - 12, 2016

    The Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races which are sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association are a three-day event jam-packed with hot dragon boat action right on Victoria Harbour

    And it is not just about the racing, the Dragon Boat Carnival is one huge massive party in the waterfront with one of the world's most gorgeous skylines as backdrop together with clowns, entertainers, marching bands, lion dances!

    Here's more on this year's Dragon Boat Carnival.

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Hong Kong Disneyland "Star Wars: Tomorrowland Takeover"
Starts Saturday, June 11, 2016

Star Wars Stormtrooper

The Force officially arrives at Hong Kong Disneyland this summer as Stormtroopers, jedis and rebels take over Tomorrowland!

What's New? Space Mountain turns into Hyperspace Mountain, where you will zip right into a furious battle between Rebel X-wing Starfighters and Imperial TIE forces...

...New character greetings will of course include our favourite gang... Darth Vader, Chewbacca, BB-8, Stormtroopers, R2D2, C3PO...

...Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, this is where you get to learn the ways of the Force, battle with lightsabers against the dark side, including Darth Vader of course!

...Naturally, lots of merchandise and Star Wars paraphernalia and collectibles for your shopping pleasure...

...And this being Hong Kong, FOOD takes center stage, from that Galaxy far far away...

When?: Starts Saturday June 11, 2016

Where?: Hong Kong Disneyland

How Much? Included with General Admission to the Park.

And remember you can get discount tickets for Hong Kong Disney through Discount ticket prices are as follows:

  • 1-Day Adult HK 539 US$70 HK 487 US$63
  • Children 3-11 HK 385 US$50 HK 350 US$46

»» Save and Skip the Lines! Hong Kong Disneyland Discount Tickets.

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Ocean Park SpomgeBob Summer Splash - July 1 - August 28, 2016

Ocean Park Summer Splash in Hong Kong

Welcome SpongeBob Squarepants for a funtastic water party at Ocean Park this summer. Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Squidward Tentacles and the rest of the gang at Bikini Bottom will make their way to the Waterfront and help quench the heat of the summer.

New attractions are coming: Mega Gush, the Jumbo Bubble Playground, and a new ride AMaze-ing Lasers.

When?: July 1st - August 28, 2016

Where?: Ocean Park Hong Kong

How Much? Included with General Admission to the Park.

And remember you can get discount tickets for Ocean Park through Discount ticket prices are as follows:

  • 1-Day Adult HK 385 US$50 HK 327 US$43
  • Children 3-11 HK 193 US$25 HK 164 US$21

»» Save and Skip the Lines! Ocean Park Hong Kong Discount Tickets.

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Sesame Street Live "Make a New Friend" - July 1 - 3, 2016

Sesame Street Live in Hong Kong

Elmo, Grover, Addy Cadabby... they are all back with another iconic Sesame Street live rendition full with catchy tunes, learning and dancing.

When?: Several performances July 1, 2, 3, 2016

Where?: Star Hall, KITEC

How Much?: HK$ 180 - HK$ 280 HK$ 144 - HK$ 224 Find discount tickets through GrouponHK

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International Arts Carnival - July 8 - August 7, 2016

HK International Arts Carnival

A fascinating line up is put together every summer in all sorts of artistic fields: theatre, music, dance, film and magic! It's a great chance for family time, specially on those muggy hot days.

Besides stage programmes there are also outreach workshops, school touring programmes, backstage tours and more.

Some of this year's highlights:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Theater Hikosen

Wizard of Oz on Stage in Hong Kong

Several performances in Cantonese and Japanese. All versions with Chinese and English sub-titles

When? July 8 - 10

Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

How Much? HK 140 +

More Info and Tickets

Spot by Theater Terra (The Netherlands)

Spot on Stage in Hong Kong

Several performances in English with Chinese and English sub-titles

When? July 21 - 24

Where? Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre and Tai Po Civic Centre Auditorium

How Much? HK 140 +

More Info and Tickets

All American Boys Chorus

All American Boys Chorus in Hong Kong

When? July 23 - 24

Where? Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium and Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium

How Much? HK 120 +

More Info and Tickets

For more family-freindly events at this summer's International Arts Carnival visit the official site here.

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One Piece Carnival Hong Kong - July 8 - August 9, 2016

One Piece Carnival at the Hong Kong Harbourfront

For the very first time in Hong Kong, iconic One Piece characters grace the waterfront at the Central Promenade and bring fantastic splashing fun and games with water slides, themed water gun wars, photo booths, and of course, no carnival would be complete without food and beverage galore and OnePiece souvenirs to take home. Check it out!

When?: July 8 - August 9, 2016

Where?: Central Harbourfront Event Space by the Observation Wheel

How Much?: Admission HK$50, free admission for kids 12 and under when accompanied by paying adult.
Activities are extra, Adult Day Pass HK400 weekday, HK500 weekend, Child (6-12) HK200 weekday, HK300 weekend. VIP passes also available.

More info: (Site in Chinese)

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Ocean Park Summer School - July 11 - August 31, 2016

Ocean Park Summer School

Kids will enjoy learning about different cultures and lands and living in harmony with nature with these amazing programmes that will have the little ones playing with spotted seals, feeding sea stars or... sharks, meeting the golden monkeys...

There are three programmes tailored for the different ages:

These are 3-day sessions (3 half-day sessions for the little ones), they are offered in Cantonese and English (few, book early!)

When?: Various sessions from July 11 - August 31, 2016

Where?: Ocean Park

How Much?: HK$ 1,788, HK$ 2,840, HK$ 3,780, discounts for SmartFun Annual Pass Members

More info and booking: Ocean Park Summer School 2016

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Ani-Com And Games Fair 2016 - July 29 - August 2, 2016

Ani-Com Hong Kong

Teenagers, this is your fair. X-Box 360, Bandai, Lego, Hasbro.. Ani-Com and Games is Hong Kong's hottest event in the digital entertainment, comics, animation, video games and toys and collectibles arena.

Packed with the latest in big wave trend-setting entertainment, this is one of the most prominent shows in Asia.

Don't miss the many events including stage forums and presentations, model kit competitions, comic Master's autograph sessions, etc.

When?: July 29 - August 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., closes 8:00 p.m. last day

Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

More on this year's Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong

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Lai Yuen Amusement Park Super Summer
July 25 - August 7, 2016

Lai Yuen Amusement Park

Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park, the beloved iconic park that opened in 1949, was once the city's largest amusement park.

It closed in 1997 to give way to modernisation, but last summer, the old rides and games and the legacy of the old park were revived and recreated in one of the most spectacular settings in the Harbourfront.

The bumper cars, games and stage theatre are back this year at AsiaWorld-Expo with many more attractions inspired by the original Lai Chi Kok

When?: July 25 - August 7, 2016

Where?: AsiaWorld Expo - Check the site for Free Airport Express Same Day Round Trip for Children Offer

How Much? Weekday General Ticket (4 - 64) + 10 tokens HK $140 Senior HK $70, more on weekends

More Info: Visit the official site

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Slide the City Hong Kong - August 24 - 29, 2016

Slide the City

Slide the City is back in Hong Kong this summer! The one-of-a-kind 300 meter long water slide will be set up in the waterfront at the Central Waterfront Promenade and will be welcoming all to this massive water party including live music, food and drinks, all manner of spraying, squirting, sliding and splashing fun.

When?: August 24 - 29, 2016

Where?: Central Harbourfront Event Space by the Observation Wheel

How Much? Different packages available from HK180 - HK 580 The price range depends on day and time of sliding session, early morning weekday sessions are cheapest, evening weekend sessions more expensive
This event is likely to be a sell-out, again... you need to secure your tickets by pre-registering as soon as possible.

Requirements: All participants must be at least 117cm tall.

More Info: Visit the official site

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