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Chinese New Year 2017: Camps and Classes for Kids

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Staying in Hong Kong over the CNY holidays? Sign your kiddos up for a variety of activities and camps!

Got an early riser on your hands and staying in Hong Kong over Chinese New Year? Keep them engaged as we usher in the year of the Rooster with a variety of camps over the holiday. We’ve compiled a list of engaging, interactive and fun camps and activities that your kids will love!

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Hong Kong Parkview Chinese New Year Camps
With Multi-Sport workshops (for ages 3 to 10), Tennis lessons (for ages 3 to 14) and gymnastics (for ages 4 to 11) all available, there’s no need to look for home activities over the break. When booking your littles in, parents can inquire into using the facilities themselves – the fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and (seven!) dining outlets!

When: Wednesday, 1 to Saturday, Saturday, 4 February, 2017.
Where: Hong Kong Parkview, 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong
How much: Get 10% discount off by booking before Friday, 20 January
Contact: 2812 3945,

ESF After School Holiday Camps
ESF Sports Camp offers Multi Sports Holiday Camps (for ages 5-12), in a safe and indoor environment. With a CNY Basketball Camp and a CNY Football clinic (with coaches selected by the Real Madrid Academy), these experts are sure to keep the ball rolling! After completion of the programmes, kiddos even get awarded a diploma from the Real Madrid Foundation!

When: Wednesday, 1 February to Saturday, 4 February, 2017.
Where: Camps are located across several ESF schools
How much: $2,500 for 3 days, $4,000 for 4 days
Contact:[email protected], 2711 1280

YWCA Centre of Learning and Life Enhancement
From fencing and gymnastics classes, to trampoline and track classes, here’s one way to keep kids on the go! YWCA specialises in offering a well rounded option for kids of all ages, and they’ve got plenty in store over the Chinese New Year break.

When: Throughout the Chinese New Year holiday
Where: Various locations throughout Hong Kong
How much: Click here for the full schedule and fee

If you’re hoping to find a camp that will help let your kiddos run off some steam for a few days, Minisport is the place for you. They’re holding a three day camp for ages 3 – 4, 5 – 6 and 7 – 10 year olds that will have them honing in on skills they already know while learning new ones. We’re talking about football, basketball, athletics, team building games and more!

When: Wednesday, 1 February to Friday, 3 February, 2017
Where: West Island School, 250 Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam
How much: $2,400 for 1 child, $4,000 for 2 children

Little Yogis Yoga and Cooking Workshops
On the hunt for something active in a different way? These classes are a great early intro to yoga, teaching minis all about the importance of exercise and balance. They even end the workshops with a cooking class – a mama-approved little treat!

When: Wednesday, 1 February to Thursday, 2 February, 2017.
Where: 1606 – 07, One Island South 2 Heung Yip Rd, Wong Chuk Hang ​
How much: $350(for 3 to 5 year old); and $450(for 5 to 8 year olds) Click here for the full schedule and fee
Contact: 2562 3688, [email protected]

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Technology & Language

First Code Academy
For your tech-savvy geniuses, sign them up for hands-on, engaging coding classes this Chinese New Year with one of Asia’s leading institutes for kiddie coding courses, First Code Academy. They develop curriculums for K-12 students whilst teaching key coding skills, computational thinking and developing an entrepreneurship mindset. Your kiddos will have the chance to get hands-on and immersive projects like making mobile apps, games and websites. Sign up today!

When: Starting Tuesday, 24 January to Thursday, 9 February 2017
Where: Unit 404, 4/F, Kowloon Building, 
555 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Unit 302-305, 3/F, Hollywood Centre,
 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
How much: Prices vary depending on camps and workshops.
Contact:[email protected], 2772 2108 (Sheung Wan), 2772 2161 (Yau Ma Tei)

Genius Workshop
If Lego engineering, robotics, and coding is your kiddo’s idea of a fun time, then look no further, mamas as The Genius Workshop has all that and more to offer. This CNY, they’re running two camps for kiddos. For all the Star Wars fans, your kiddos will love the Rogue Alliance Camp (4.5 – 7 years old) which will have them solving puzzles and missions to crafting starships and Lego challengesFor your older ones (7 – 14 years old), they will be introduced to the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Through a variety of fun practical workshops like Mechanic and Engineering workshops to Robotics and Animation, your tweens will become coding masters.

When: Starting Monday, 23 January to Saturday, 4 February 2017.
Where: Happy Valley Centre, Unit B, 1/F, Southern Pearl Court, 151 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong; or Prince Edward Centre, Unit B, 12/F, Prince Edward, The Lamma City, 761 Nathan Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on camps and workshops.
Contact: [email protected]; Happy Valley Centre: 2591 0100; Prince Edward Centre: 3107 4343

For a more holistic approach, ActiveKids incorporates the main learning strands in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) education to ensure kiddos get exposed to a variety of different topics. This CNY, your kiddos can enjoy a workshops that run from two to four days that will cover everything from Hands-on Science, Cooking, Chess Academy, Arts & Crafts, Fashion Design and Robotics and Coding. There is something for everyone!

When: Monday, 23 January to Friday 3, February 2017.
Where: ActiveKids Learning Centre, Unit A, 1/F Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Click here for the full schedule and fee
[email protected];; 3480 4199

Koding Kingdom
With locations all over Hong Kong, Koding Kingdom is hosting a very special Chinese New Year camp at two of their locations in Cyberport and Lai Chi Kok this year. For various ages (5 – 15 years old), there are interest workshops for every age and ability level. Whether your kiddo loves Minecraft or Robotics or even Artificial Intelligence to Mobile Games, there is something for every learner. Sign up today!

When: Saturday, 21 January to Sunday, 5, February 2017.
Where: Cyberport Location: Shop 404, Level 4, The Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Lai Chi Kok Location: Room 1802, Global Gateway Tower, 63 Wing Hong Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
How much: Click here for the full schedule and fee
[email protected],; 3706 8909

Mini Mandarins Chinese New Year Camp
Chinese New Year foods and crafts – all in Mandarin! With all sessions lead by native speaking Mandarin teachers, this programme is ideal for kids from the age of 2 to 10. From practicing their Putonghua at the Mini Metro, to enjoying the hotel-themed play-area, there’s plenty for language lovers here…

When: Wednesday to Friday, for the week of 25 to 27 January, and 1 to 3 February 2017
Where: Central Campus Unit, 1703 17/F, Universal Trade Centre, No. 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Hong Kong; Causeway Bay Campus, 7/F, Capital Commercial Building, 26 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Contact Mini Mandarins for the full schedule and fee
Contact: 2320-1128 (CWB) 2320 5208 (Central), or email [email protected] to register.

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Kids Gallery
Kids Gallery are here to keep that creativity flowing with classes for 2 to 6 year olds. The ‘Pokemon Go!’ and the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Art and Musical Theatre Workshop, are guaranteed favourites. They even have a ‘Peppa and Her Golden Boots’ Food Art and Storytelling Workshop!

When: Wednesday, 25 January to Tuesday, 7 February, 2017.
Where: At both their Kowloon and Hong Kong locations
How much: From $800 for a one-off class. Click here for the full schedule and fee

Little Picasso
This year Little Picasso is embracing Chinese New Year by offering a variety of arts and crafts based on the theme of roosters and dragons! Your little creative kiddo gets the chance to paint a canvas, make a puppet Rooster, and design a unique Red Packet to send to a loved one!

When: Monday, 30 January to Friday, 3 February, 2017.
Where: Little Picasso Studio Studio 6, 15th Floor Remex Centre 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road Wong Chuk Hang Hong Kong
How much: From $900 for a two-day class. Click here for the full schedule and fee
Contact: 5220 7720, [email protected]

Banana Art Club
With canvas painting, watercolours, sketching, Chinese Painting and arts and crafts all on offer, your little one is sure to find something entertaining here. Plus, since the classes cater to a bigger age range than most (3 to 6, 7-12 and 12-17), siblings can even be paired together for classes!

When: Wednesday, 23 January to 27 January, 1 February – 4 February
Where: Causeway Bay Centre
How much: From $398 for a two-hour session, to $590 for a three-hour session. Click here for the full schedule and fee
Contact: 60205476bananaartcl[email protected]

Welcome in the new year, mamas!

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