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 Dog 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!
Creative & Language
Chinese New Year Theatre and Creative Writing at Faust
Faust is a family favourite for a reason! This year, all young actors will bring a fantastic selection of Chinese folktales, guaranteed to leave us all in the holiday mood. On top of that, our budding creative writers get to explore a selection of Chinese folktales and enrich their writing skills. Check out the full programmes for more information about the Holiday Theatre and Creative Writing options. The Holiday Theatre Workshops is aimed for 4 to 12 year olds, whilst the Creative Writing Workshops are for 6 to 13 year olds. Faust’s top quality educators are guaranteed to instill passion in our talented little ones.
When: February 12 – 15 and February 20 – 23 (Holiday Theatre: 2.5 hours, Creative Writing Workshops: 2 hours). Early Bird Deadline – Register before the end of January to get a 10% discount
Where: The Faust Studio, 5th Floor, Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359 & 361 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
How much: $2,370 ($2,130 Early Bird Fee Before January 26)
Contact: www.faustworld.com, [email protected], 25479114
Maggie & Rose Chinese New Year Camps
Looking for a camp that really keeps the little ones entertained? This Chinese New Year half-term, the wonderful world of Maggie & Rose is all set to teach kids about the ancient traditions surrounding this special time of the lunar year. Designed for 4 to 8 year olds, the 3-hour drop off camps are an ideal way to celebrate the Year Of The Dog. The creative, inquisitive and hands on solutions are set to encourage teamwork and personal development. Whether your child is interested in making their own lucky charms, dragon art, prosperity dumplings, or Chinese radish and rice-flour cakes – there really is something to suit every taste! Did we mention that all camps also include a snack and a full meal?
Simply mention “Sassy Mama” when booking and receive a free coffee and pastry from the Maggie & Rose Brasserie to help you enjoy some ‘me time’ while the kid(s) are in camp!
When: Monday 19 to Friday 23 February 2018
Where: 310 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $810 per camp.
Contact: 2638 7191, [email protected], hk.maggieandrose.com/2018/01/16/half-term-winter-timetable-2018/
Kids’ Gallery are here to keep that creativity flowing with classes for 3 to 8 year olds. The “Ready, Steady, Go, McQueen” and “Super Power – Ironman” workshops are guaranteed favourites. It even has a “Party with Peppa Pig and Danny Dog” Chinese brush painting and musical theatre workshop!
When: Tuesday, 13 February to Friday, 23 February, 2018
Where: 21/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong; or 28 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
How much: Prices starting from $800 for a one-off class. Enroll before 27 January to enjoy an additional 20% off! Click here for the full schedule and fee.
Contact: https://kidsgallery.com/frontend/web/index.php?r=site%2Fcontact, [email protected], 2501 4842 (Central), 2337 1001 (Kowloon Tong)
This year Little Picasso is embracing Chinese New Year by offering a variety of arts and crafts inspired by the ancient myth of Nian – the legendary monster that terrorizes villagers during Chinese New Year. Your little kiddo gets the chance to learn about traditional folklore through creating paintings, ink drawings, masks, origamis, and more!
When: Monday, 19 January to Friday, 23 February, 2018
Where: Studio 6, 15/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Prices starting from $450 for an one-day camp. Click here for the full schedule and fee.
Contact: www.littlepicasso.hk/contact-us, [email protected], 5220 7720
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 (4 to 8, 9-12 and 13-16), siblings can even be paired together for classes!
When: Tuesday, 20 February to Saturday, 24 February, 2018
Where: Causeway Bay College, Flat 49, 14/F, Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; Discovery College, 38 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from $398 for a two-hour session. Click here for the full schedule and fee.
Contact: www.bananaartclub.com/contact-us, [email protected], 6020 5476
Learning music yields a wide range of benefits for young toddlers, not to mention it is extremely fun to play around with! Kindermusik is an internationally recognised music and movement education programme that cultivates holistic early childhood development (for ages 0 to 6) through singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, and performing. This CNY, Baumhaus is offering a fun-packed family camp for you and your fellow mini musicians, featuring all five levels of Kindermusik classes (from Foundations all the way to DramaLab) and a cute Puppy Party with Rags, Rover, and Bingo!
When: Tuesday, 20 February to Friday 23 February, 2018
Where: 1/F, Kar Yau Building, 36-44 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; or Suite 614-615, World Commerce Centre, 11 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $300 for a single class; $840 for a 3-class package and unlimited playroom access
Contact: www.baumhaus.com.hk/contact/, 2321 5898 (Wan Chai), 3585 8577 (Harbour City)
Hong Kong Parkview
With multi-sport workshops, tennis lessons, and gymnastics 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 (eight!) dining outlets!
When: Camp schedule is unavailable at the time of publishing. Check back later here to view the most recent updates.
Where: Hong Kong Parkview, 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong
How much: Fee schedule is unavailable at the time of publishing. Check back later here to view the most recent updates.
Contact: www.hongkongparkview.com/spa-resort, [email protected], 2812 3945
ESF offers CNY Swimming Clinics for little swimmers at all levels – from beginners who are getting their feet wet (pun intended) to advanced students who are preparing to participate in Hong Kong wide competitions. Keep the ball rolling into the Year of the Dog with one of ESF’s specialty camps, be it basketball, football, or tennis!
When: Tuesday, 20 February to Thursday, 23 February, 2018
Where: Camps are located across several ESF schools
How much: Starting from $900 for a 4-day programme
Contact: www.esf.org.hk, [email protected], 2711 1280
YWCA Centre of Learning and Life Enhancement
From fencing and gymnastics classes, to trampoline and ice-skating classes, here’s one way to keep kids on the go! YWCA specialises in offering well-rounded options for kids of all ages, and they’ve got plenty in store over the Chinese New Year break.
When: Monday, 12 February to Wednesday, 28 February, 2018
Where: Various locations throughout Hong Kong
How much: Click here for the full schedule and fee
Contact: https://clle.ywca.org.hk, [email protected], 3476 1340
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 four-day camps for ages 2.5 – 3.5, 3.5 – 5 and 6 – 7 year olds that will have them honing in on skills they already know while learning new ones. We’re talking about football, basketball, team building activities, beach party games and more!
When: Monday, 12 February to Thursday, 15 February, 2018 and Tuesday, 20 February to Friday, 23 February, 2018
Where: Various locations throughout Hong Kong, including West Island School, Victoria Park, Yuen Long, and Scenic Villas
How much: $2,000 for 1 child, $3,600 for 2 children, and $4,800 for 3 children. Apply before 5 February for an additional 20% off!
Contact: www.sportsclassesforkidshk.com/contact, [email protected], 6183 7084
Get your child in on the action at Woodland’s Kids In Motion Sports & Games Camp (for pre-schoolers to 7 years)! The 4-day camp, featuring collaborative ball games and active board games in a fun and safe environment, is bound to get the little ones excited to stay active. For the aspiring tiny athletes, Woodland also offers a soccer camp and a tennis camp (with Peak Performance Tennis Academy) that teach campers basic sports skills while ensuring they are enjoying themselves!
When: Tuesday, 20 February to Friday, 23 February, 2018
Where: Located across several Woodland Pre-School locations
How much: Starting from $1,080 for a 4-day camp. Click here for the full schedule and fee.
Contact: www.woodlandschools.com/channel.php?channel=contact-us, [email protected], 2559 4855
Ring in the Year of the Dog with a bang at ATOM Academy’s Chinese New Year Camp (for kids ages 2.5 to 8)! With a wide variety of activities to keep your kids busy, including gymnastics, Taekwondo, yoga, dragon dance, and K-pop, there will never be a dull moment!
When: Monday, 12 February to Friday, 23 February, 2018
Where: 16/F, W50, 50 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from $1,100 per child. Early bird discount starting from $900 per child before 2 February.
On the hunt for something active in a different way? Little Yogis’ Chinese New Year Workshop is a great early intro to yoga, teaching minis all about the importance of exercise and balance. It even ends the workshop with a cooking class – a mama-approved little treat!
When: Monday, 12 February to Friday, 23 February, 2018
Where: 1606-07, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: $350 for ages 3-5; $450 for ages 6-10
Contact: www.littleyogishk.com/, [email protected], 2562 3688
First Code Academy
For your tech-savvy geniuses, sign them up for hands-on, engaging coding camps 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. First Code Academy also offers 90-minute CNY Specials for first-time coders, including the popular Minecraft Modding Workshop, to warm them up to basic programming concepts.
When: Tuesday, 6 February to Friday, 23 February 2018
Where: Unit 404, 4/F, Kowloon Building, 555 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Unit 302-305, 3/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; and 18/F, Rykandan Capital Tower, 135 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
How much: Starting from $2,800 for a 3-day camp. Sign up before 25 January to receive up to $280 off! Don’t miss out on the special bundle offers and friends referral discounts. Click here for more information on fees and special deals.
Contact: https://hk.firstcodeacademy.com/en/contact, [email protected], 2772 2101 (Sheung Wan), 2772 2161 (Yau Ma Tei, Kwun Tong)
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 special themed camps for kiddos. For all the Star Wars fans, your kiddos will love the “Force Builders: The Last Brick” workshop (4.5 – 7 years old) which will have them solving puzzles and missions to crafting lightsaber and Lego challenges. For your older ones (8 – 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 building droids with electric circuits and sensors, your tweens will become design masters.
When: Starting Monday, 12 February to Friday, 23 February 2018
Where: Happy Valley Centre, Unit B, 1/F, Southern Pearl Court, 151 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong; Tai Koo Centre, Unit 1001, Podium, Hang Sing Mansion, 3 Tai Wing Avenue, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong; or Prince Edward Centre, Unit B, 12/F, Prince Edward, The Lamma City, 761 Nathan Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on camps and workshops. Sign up before 27 January to receive 10% early bird discount!
Contact: www.g-workshop.com/locations/, [email protected], 2591 0100 (Happy Valley), 2591 0009 (Tai Koo), 3107 4343 (Prince Edward)
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 workshops that run from three to four days that will cover everything from Hands-on Science, Fun Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Fashion Design to Robotics & Coding. There is something for everyone!
When: Monday, 12 February to Saturday, 24 February 2018
Where: ActiveKids Learning Centre Hong Kong, Unit A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong; and ActiveKids Learning Centre Kowloon, 6/F, Sliver Commercial Building, 719 Nathan Road, Kowloon
How much: Fees starting from $1,850 per camp. Click here for the full schedule and fee.
Contact: www.activekidshk.com/contact-us, [email protected], 3480 4199
With locations all over Hong Kong, Koding Kingdom is hosting a very special Chinese New Year camp at three of their locations in Cyberport, Lai Chi Kok, and Tin Hau 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 Machine Learning to Mobile Games, there is something for every learner.
When: Monday, 12 February to Friday, 23 February 2018
Where: Cyberport Location: Shop 404, Level 4, The Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong; Lai Chi Kok Location: Room 1802, Global Gateway Tower, 63 Wing Hong Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong; or Tin Hau Location: 3/F Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
How much: Click here for the full schedule and fee!
Contact: www.kodingkingdom.com, [email protected], 3706 8917
Fuel your little digital native’s creativity and problem-solving skills at BSD’s coding camp and robotics camp (for ages 10-17)! They will get the chance to learn new programming languages, build their own websites or robots/gadgets, and practice public speaking in front of their peers.
When: Monday, 19 February to Friday, 23 February 2018
Where: 18/F, Fu Fai Commercial Centre, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $3,500-$4,000 per camp. Early bird discount of 10% off before 26 January!
Contact: https://hk.bsdacademy.com/contact-bsd-hk/, [email protected], 2310 0637