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WEEKENDER: Midsummer Xmas in Mong Kok, Aqua-bound in Stanley, weekend getaways and more!

It’s time to figure out some great family adventure-packed days (summer hols are fast approaching!) and enjoy all that HK has to offer. Luckily, we’ve got another action-filled Weekender to offer some inspiration…

Christmas come early
Langham Place Hotel invites you and your little ones to A Midsummer’s Christmas in Mong Kok, a fundraising event for the Half The Sky Foundationthat gives orphaned children in China both hope and homes. Your kids won’t know where to head first with balloon artists, face painters, magicians, clowns and even Santa Claus himself joining in with the Xmas spirit! And who doesn’t love a good Christmas lunch, with turkey, minced pies, candy canes, eggnog and mulled wine? This is truly a Christmas miracle… enjoy the fun with your own kids and give another little boy or girl a better chance in life with your donation.When: 16 June, 11:30am-3:00pm
Where: Langham Place Ballroom, 7/F, Langham Place Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
How much: Adults $500, children 12 and under $250 (all proceeds to Half the Sky Foundation); RSVP to 3552 3366 or email [email protected]Hot child in the city
A quick dip will settle the crankiest of kids, and activities such as kayaking, windsurfing, and wakeboarding will have them begging not to leave the beach. Head over to Stanley and enroll your kids in a few lessons at Aqua-Bound. There are classes for all experience levels, and additional sessions to learn about water safety. After a few days, your children will have gained new skills, independence, leadership, and probably a boat-load of new friends! As the lessons are properly managed and the staff incredibly experienced, you can even go enjoy the Stanley shops and promenade whilst the kids are kept busy!

When: See full schedule of watersports summer camps here
Where: Aqua-Bound Centre, Stanley Beach Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary, call 8211 3876 for more details

Family man
Celebrate Father’s Day with the fam and book a table at Lily & Bloom, which has a special dad-themed brunch on offer this Sunday. Toast your family’s favourite guy and enjoy an appetizer buffet, delicious main courses and a selection of desserts… plus kids under four dine for free! There’s also an arts corner for kids and dads to show off their artistic skills; Mama-About-Town also gave Bloom’s kid-friendly brunch the Sassy Mama seal of approval so you know it’s a good ‘un!

When: 17 June, 11am-4pm
Where: Lily & Bloom, 5/F & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 6166
How much: Adults $650, children 4-11 years $380; $100 extra for unlimited Bellinis & Bloody Marys (all plus 10% service charge)

Bring on the bling!
If, like our Instant Goddess, you can’t resist a bit of bling, we have just the event for you! Online jewellery boutique Callixto is holding a special pop-up store, where you’ll get to check out their fabulous selection of unique, exotic and colourful accessories hand-selected from across the globe. Since the dads get taken care of for Father’s Day, it’s the perfect chance to make sure mama gets a treat too!

When: 21-23 June, 10am-8pm
Where: G/F Noho House, 3 Shin Hing Street (off 34 Gough St), Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Get away from it all
HKSAR Day is fast approaching (July 1 to be exact) and you know what that means mamas… an even longer weekender than usual! Well, don’t get caught unawares and start preparing for a mini getaway now, either with or without the kids in tow. Sassy has got you sorted with a fab travel guide to the best wellness, short haul and staycation destinations (with some great exclusive special offers too) whilst we’ve rounded up three fantastic family-friendly ideas for holidays too. Go on, take a break from the 852!

If you’ve got a tip for an upcoming event you’d like us to include on The Weekender, email [email protected] to clue us in!

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