The Mills Kids Festival 2023
12.08.2023(Sat) 31.08.2023(Thu)
12.08.2023(Sat) 31.08.2023(Thu)

Since The Mills reopening in 2018, The Mills has been hosting a grand Kids Festival every summer, allowing children, parents, and grandparents to have a wonderful and vibrant summer holiday filled with childlike joy. This summer, The Mills will continue to connect the community through culture and art. The Mills Kids Festival will bring a series of cross-generation activities, allowing grandparents and the next generation to embark on a journey together through the 1960s with interactive music experiences, the Kids Market, and Travel Around The Mills. Through engaging interactions and sensory stimulation, we aim to inspire children’s boundless creativity and imagination and let them enjoy simple happiness. The Mills also continues to uphold the concept of supporting local artists and has collaborated with local illustrator Cher this time. Cher’s adorable original character, Coumei, will be the theme of the entire Textile Factory Kids Festival, making it a joyful summer vacation for everyone! 

A Nostalgic Family Interactive Music & Dance Experience

CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile) is honoured to present With the Sun, She Quells the Night – A Tribute to Rebecca Pan exhibition this summer. The exhibition was conceived in close collaboration with the artist herself to explore the defining moments of transformation in her life and career. The exhibition examines and reimagines the iconic star through the lens of contemporary art by bringing together archive materials from images, costumes, music records, news clippings, and more. The Mills has specially arranged “A Nostalgic Family Interactive Music & Dance Experience” on 18-20 August. It is a fun-filled interactive music experience designed for the whole family to enjoy. With familiar melodies, it allows both the elderly and children to enter an interactive space, singing along and journeying through the 1960s. Children can dress up in 60s attire, learn about their grandparents’ upbringing and Hong Kong’s history, while grandparents can reminisce and explore their youthful days alongside the children.   

“A Nostalgic Family Interactive Music & Dance Experience” is curated by renowned local musician Vicky Fung, together with music director CMgroovy, musical performer Emola Law, and the multi-talented kid performer Janice Shum, Christopher Ying, as well as actor Chow Zip, who will deliver outstanding performances, taking the audience on a journey through the 1960s. This interactive music experience combines cross-generational elements, music, and fun, offering something for both adults and children. It is an excellent program that the whole family can participate in! Now you can use Consumption Voucher to purchase tickets at POPTICKET. 

“A Nostalgic Family Interactive Music & Dance Experience” Details  

Date 18,19 & 20 August 2023 

Session:  2 sessions per day (6 sessions in total)  

Time: (1st Session) 2 pm – 3 pm; (2nd  Session) 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

Venue: The MIlls 

Language: Cantonese (supplement with English) 

Price:  $200 (same price for adults and children)  

The Mills Kids Market

The highly-anticipated The Mills Kids Market has returned: join us on 27-28 August as kids take over as mini-bosses! This year Kids Market will be produced by Childhood is Limited, a social enterprise. It will be held on 12 & 13 August. Under the theme of handcrafted products and games, the kids will be responsible for designing unique products and games that use simple materials, coming up with their own business plans, and running their own stalls like little entrepreneurs. The experience not only enhances their problem-solving skills and communication skills but also enables them to share unforgettable moments and achievements with their loved ones.  


“The Mills Kids Market”Details 

Date: 12 & 13 August 2023 (Sat and Sun) 

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Venue: The Mills 


Travel Around The Mills with COUMEI and Limited Gift Redemption


This summer, The Mills works hand in hand with local illustrator, Cher, on the “Travel Around The Mills with COUMEI” programme. Visitors are accompanied by the adorable COUMEI to leisurely stroll around the various landmarks of The Mills, which hold historical and commemorative value. These landmarks include CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile), sand buckets, The Park, the original staircase, NF5 Gate, CHAT (Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile), Golden Cup Metal Gate, Pak Tin Par Lane, and the glass bridge. While stamping and checking in on the map, you can also learn about the illustrious history of Hong Kong’s textile industry through the landmark introductions. From 12 to 31 August, both existing and new “NF Touch” members can redeem a free activity map and a set of “COUMEI x The Mills” limited edition paper clips (Available on a first come first served basis.) 


Redemption Details 

Date: 12 – 31 August 2023 

Time: 10 am – 7 pm  

Redemption PointG/F Concierge, The Mills 



Weekend Special: Explore The Mills with Family and Redeem The Mills e-Cash Vouchers 


This year, Travel Around The Mills program has incorporated cross generation elements. During the event period, visitors who complete missions with their parents or grandparents on weekends will receive one $20 e-cash voucher for The Mills. (Available on a first come first served basis.) 

Redemption Details 

Date: Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 31 August 2023. 

Time: 11am to 7pm  
Venue: CHAT (Centre for Heritage Arts and Textile), 2/F, The Mills 


Special "Parent-Child" Activities

In addition to the mentioned activities, The Mills has also prepared a series of events to strengthen the connection between each generation. This allows everyone to spend quality time together and promote physical and mental well-being. 


Kids Creative Movement

By harnessing children’s natural curiosity about their bodies and movements, using diverse methods, and guided by instructors, children will develop an understanding of abstract concepts, build personal confidence, foster teamwork, and unleash their unlimited creativity and imagination through mutual observation. 


Date12 August 2023 (Sat) 
Time10:00 – 11:00  or 11:30 – 12:30 
Venue: The Mills  

Target:  Children aged 5 to 8  
Number of participants: a maximum of 20 children per session. 

Language: Cantonese.

Price$200 / Child or 2,000NF Point 

Family Creative Movement

In a one-hour workshop, children and their parents come together to unleash their creativity and imagination while collaborating to create a dance. 




Date12 August 2023 (Sat) 
Time14:00 – 15:00   
Venue: The Mills 

Target:  Children aged 5 to 8 and their parent 
Number of Participants: Maximum of 10 parent-child pairs per session (one child and one parent). 

Language: Cantonese.

Price: $250 / 1 parent-child pair or 3,000 NF points. 

Family Summer Kitchen

Each pair of participants will make a colourful, tasty and healthy seasonal summer fruit tart. Parents and kids will use the five senses, paying attention to the colour, aroma and taste of each ingredient! Enjoy a mindful summer together. 


Date: 26 August 2023 (Sat)  

Time: 14:00 – 15:15  or  16:00 – 17:15   
Venue: The Mills  

Target: child aged 4 or above and their parent 

Number of Participants: Maximum of 10 parent-child pairs per session (one child and one parent). 

Language: Cantonese.

Price$574/ 1 parent-child pair or 4,500 NF points  

Family Yoga

Family Yoga incorporates games, stories, and imagination. It promotes balance and coordination in a relaxing and joyful mood. Each parent-child pair will get a sensory ball as present.  

Date27 August 2023 (Sun)  

Time14:00 – 15:00  or 15:15 – 16:15   

VenueThe Mills  

Targetchild aged 4 or above and their parent 

Number of Participants: Maximum of 10 parent-child pairs per session (one child and one parent). 

Language: Cantonese.

Price$354/ 1 parent-child pair or 4,000 NF points