Staying in Hong Kong and not sure what to do with the kids during the holidays? From tasty brunches to chocolate egg hunts and some super staycations, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of the best kid-friendly Easter events and activities!
Easter at the Excelsior
The Excelsior is going all out this Easter with an enormous set of buffet options at both restaurants, Café on the 1st and ToTT’s and Roof Terrace Café. Cafe on the 1st is serving up slow-cooked lamb shoulder, baked leek and lobster pasta and caramel-filled Easter buns… along with a visit from the Easter Bunny and his basket of choccies for the little ones! At ToTT’s and Roof Terrace, indulge in free-flow Veuve Clicquot, braised lamb, poached Eggs with truffle hollandaise and a host of chocolate-inspired sweets… yum!
Dates: April 19-20
Location: 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Pricing: Café on the 1st brunch: Adults $308, kids $188. Dinner: Adults $508, kids $288. ToTT’s brunch: Adults $648, kids $348
The Easter Bunny is on tour this year, and he’s due to make a special appearance at Frites in Quarry Bay! With a funny magic show and massive egg hunt, the whole family is in store for an Easter escapade with a Belgian twist!
Dates: April 20, 2pm
Location: G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East, Hong Kong
Easter in Italy is a huge occasion, and the Messrs at Messina do know how to put on a show! The menu this year showcases a set of authentic offerings including sea urchin panna cotta, king crab, breaded rack of lamb, eggplant and tomato parmigiana, turbot baked in puff pastry and burrata cheese ravioli (pictured above).
Dates: April 15-21
Location: 5/F, The Harbourfront Landmark, 11 Wan Hoi Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Pricing: $680 for four courses, $880 for five courses and $1,080 for six courses
The Greeks are all about indulging in great food and celebrating with family, and new Greek restaurant Souvla has devoted Easter Sunday to doing just that. Fill up on the salad, meat and dessert buffet, and then join in the traditional Greek Easter game of Tsougrisma, where the kids will give a go at cracking eggs in a basket. The winner is said to receive a year of good luck!
Dates: April 20
Location: 1/F, Ho Lee Commercial Building, 40 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Pricing: $168 per person
A Hubba Bubba Easter
Family-friendly spot Bubba Gump is encouraging the tots to come and play for the holidays! With Easter and painting parties galore, the little ones can take part in a fun afternoon of arts and crafts in between bites of Hubba Bubba Popcorn Shrimp and other kiddie favourites! And surely, the kids won’t be able to resist building their own sundaes while parents treat themselves to some of the best seafood in town!
Dates: April 18-21
Location: 3/F The Peak Tower Building, 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
208 Reasons to Brunch
Mamas, our favourite Italian joint 208 Duecento Otto is having a great brunch deal over the Easter weekend! Take some time off while the kids roam around in the Bambino Playroom, complete with games and movies. They can also indulge in tasty chocolate treats while the adults lazily graze on rustic Italian dishes from Chef Alan’s new spring menu.
Dates: April 18, 19 and 21, 12-2.30pm. April 20, 11am-3pm
Location: 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
An Egg-shell-ent Brunch
A dining mainstay at Hong Kong’s iconic tourist spot, Café Deco Bar & Grill at the Peak has got a tantalising Easter brunch perfect for adults and kids (and any visitors in town over the holidays!). If the kids are getting restless as they wait for their food to arrive, they can participate in an “egg-citing” Easter egg hunt through the restaurant. The tots have to expend their holiday energy somehow, right?
Dates: April 20-21
Location: The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, Hong Kong
Pricing: $568 for adults and $238 for kids
We’re gaga for froyo, but Yo Mama knows that at Easter we need a bit of a choccie fix. Pick your favourite yoghurt flavour and Yo Mama will fashion your tub into a cute Easter Egg Bunny Garden, complete with bunny butter cookies, green sprinkles and mini chocolate Easter eggs!
Dates: Ongoing while stocks last
Location: Yo Mama stalls across Hong Kong
If you and the little ones are still craving something sweet among all the chocolate Easter goodies, the Easter Weekend Family Tea Set at Galley Café & Dining is one for the diary. Handmade treats and tasty savouries are on the menu, as well as orange and lemon Bunny cookies, which are sure to make the kids giggle! The alfresco vibe will have you hankering for a glass of Prosecco with the light bites.
Dates: April 18-21
Location: Unit 208, L2, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Extra Easter Goodies
Art, Art, Baby!
For a fun-filled Easter afternoon, head to Hullett House for the ARTmazing Easter Carnival in the garden. Easter Brunch with champagne for the mamas and a healthy serving of fresh juice for the little ones will be served at The Parlour, one of four dining options at the venue. Between 1 and 3pm on Easter weekend, the kids can take part in workshops run by Find Arts Studio and listen to performances from the Hong Kong Harp and Piano Academy. The children can end the afternoon with a traditional Easter egg hunt through the old colonial building!
Dates: April 18-21
Location: Hullett House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Pricing: Easter Brunch at The Parlour is $668 for adults including free-flow champagne and $288 for kids including free-flow juice and soft drinks
Taking the kids shopping can either be a wonderful or a traumatic experience, depending on where you go! Tommy Bahama is making it easy during the holidays by giving out free macaroons with purchases over $1,000 at the Marlin Bar. A technological twist on the traditional egg hunt, they’re also hiding Easter egg QR codes in their flagship store. Anyone who finds one will receive $200 off on purchases of more than $1,000. Happy shopping!
Dates: Macaroons will be handed out from April 18-21, and the Easter egg QR code hunt is running in their flagship Wanchai branch from April 14-25
Location: 60-66 Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Pricing: Spend over $1,000 to receive goodies
Pretty Pastel Pleasures
It’s time to inject some colour into your wardrobes, mamas! Spring is here and Swiss brand Sal y Limon has launched a new Easter-inspired collection of bangles in fun pastel shades. Banish the muted greys, browns and blacks of winter and treat yourself to a pretty piece for your wrist!
Location: UG1A, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong with pop-up stores all over town
Mamas, we know you’re constantly telling the little ones to put the gadgets away, but at Lee Gardens this Easter holiday, kids are encouraged to have them out. After downloading the Lee Gardens app, kids can take part in an exciting Easter egg hunt where by scanning the QR codes around Lee Gardens Two, they’ll have the opportunity to win a valuable gift set including chocolate and shopping coupons!
Dates: April 12-20
Location: Lee Gardens Two, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Pricing: Free admission
Crazy for chocolate? Then you know Godiva trumps most as the top chocolatier in town! This Easter, the Belgian cocoa masters are launching a flowery, bunny-inspired Spring collection that promises to please all you praline princesses!
Where: Find your nearest Godiva outlet here
Small and bite-sized, kids love the idea of mini chocolate eggs at Easter. Pierre Hermé Paris has created three collections of mini chocolate eggs for the holidays, which come in an assortment of milk, dark and praline.
Dates: Available from early April
Location: Shop 1019C, Podium Level One, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong and Shop 2410, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Pricing: $220 for a 220-gram box
If the little tykes are getting cabin fever over the holidays, a staycation is the perfect way to stay in the city and keep them entertained! Mandarin Oriental is offering a full Easter package with egg hunts, a visit from the Easter bunny and craft activities including a special egg decorating session. Special breakfast menus and amenities just for the kids will make it a fun weekend for the whole family!
Dates: Easter weekend
Location: 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Pricing: $9,299 + 10% per room per night for the Suite Family Affair package
Easter Eggsploration at Sha Tin
The Hyatt Regency in Sha Tin is a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The EXPLORE accommodation package includes breakfast and afternoon tea, as well as an upgrade to a Harbour View room. At $1,910 per room for two (but feel free to include the toddlers in this, as the hotel allows up to four in a room), it’s an affordable holiday option. Throughout April, the hotel’s Patisserie is serving up a special collection of Easter cupcakes including chocolate, strawberry jam and green apple purée.
Dates: The EXPLORE accommodation package runs from April 18-21; the Easter cupcake collection is available throughout April
Location: 18 Chak Cheung Street, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Pricing: EXPLORE accommodation package: $1,910 per room for two, Easter collection cupcakes start from $36
Her Name was Lola…
Kids are welcome at the Langham Place to meet Lola, the chocolate hippo in heels, adorned with pearls and dressed in a pink cheongsam. Sculpted by chocolatiers from Vero and the pastry pros at the hotel, kids will be thrilled to meet Lola as part of the hotel’s Easter room package. It includes three nights’ stay over the Easter holidays, a typically British buffet for two at The Place and pink Easter cocktails for two at The Backyard.
Dates: April 10-30
Location: 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Sky’s the Limit
If you’re not opposed to taking a little trip, head over to the SkyCity Marriott Hong Kong near the airport for their bountiful Easter Buffet! The little ones will be captivated by the roving magicians and the balloonists, as well as egg painting and decorating activities. You’re sure to leave properly stuffed with more than 50 different dishes to choose from!
Dates: April 18-20, Easter buffet lunch from 12-2:30pm; dinner from 6-10:30pm
Location: 1 Sky City Road Easter, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong
Pricing: Easter buffet lunch: $328 for adults, $208 for kids; Dinner: $518 for adults, $268 for kids