Festival fun for the whole fam…
With Clockenflap just around the corner (Friday, 25 November – Sunday, 27 November, 2016), it can be useful to know all the activities and facilities available during the three days – especially if you plan to bring your children along. Check out their Facebook page to keep up to date on the event and you can also purchase tickets here (it’s free for children under 12, yippie!).
Future Fields Family Zone
We don’t often associate music festivals with kiddies (unless you’re a Kardashian throwing a Kidchella themed party…) but we’re happy to say that Hong Kong’s very own Clockenflap is family-friendly! There is a large family dedicated area to prove it… welcome Future Fields. It’s designed for kids aged from two to 10 years old and you’ll be able to find a hub of all the child-friendly activities here. Click here to check out the map to find out where the Future Fields family zone is.
Most of the music acts are suitable for kids, however, if there’s content that’s inappropriate for young children, there will be a crossed out under 18 sign displayed on the stage of the screen. But don’t worry because there will be a live kids performer in the family zone on the day.
During the day time, The Acorn stage will host family-friendly programs and during night time some relaxed tunes. The silent disco stage is also relatively close to the family zone so if you’re looking for a more alternative music experience, you’re at the right place! And speaking of silent sound, Cinema Silenzio is also showing films (where each person gets their own headphones) and there are two kids appropriate films: Little Prince and Shaun the Sheep. Yes, please!
There will plenty of games and activities during the three-day festival to entertain your little ones. Highlights are the bouncy castle, robot-making workshops, the DJ workshop hosted by Kiehl’s and FWD’s Leap of Faith, a tower jump and mini free fall experience, for the more adventurous kiddies. Sounds like a pretty fun round up of activities, right, mamas? We may even find ourselves there sans kiddo!
We know how stressful it can be when you’re stuck in the middle of a music festival and you (or your kids) desperately need the loo! Don’t fret because there will be flushable toilets and sinks available at the event AND a small, private area will be provided for breast-feeding and nursing mamas. The main toilets will also have baby-changing areas. On top of that, portable strollers are also allowed at the event. Talk about being child AND baby friendly… two thumbs up!
Right next to Future Fields is the market so if you’re looking for a change of scenery, you can also take the little ones to check out the Clockencraft Market who have partnered with Handmade Hong Kong. You’ll find unique and handmade goods that are suitable for you and your mini. On top of that, you can also support the flourishing and talented artists in Hong Kong!
We know mamas, our kids are always hungry! Don’t worry, there will be enough food stalls at the festival to keep them satiated! Right next to the Future Fields area is Kuuchi Café, a Japanese-concept café. There’s also a food bazaar on the other side of the field if you’re looking for more variety.
And there we have it… a list of child-friendly things to do at the music festival!
Apply that sunscreen, don your festival gear and get your rockin’ family to Clockenflap!