Looking for something a little different? Here’s our pick of the coolest kids classes in town!
There is definitely never a shortage of fun activities to sign your kids up for in Hong Kong, but after the same ol’ music or sports class, you and your littlies are looking for a change. Here’s our roundup of some of the best “Not Your Ordinary Kids’ Activities”, enjoy!
En garde! For your little Zorro or pirate, sign your littles up for fencing classes. The Fencing Sport Academy offers classes for children as young as 3 years old! Don’t worry mamas, they start them off with swords with plastic foil tips. Their line-up of instructors are also quite impressive with former national award winning team members. Check them out here.
Fencing Sport Academy, 1st Floor, Po Shau Centre, No 115 How Ming St. Kuwn Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tel: 3568, 0155, www.fencingsport.hk
Take your child’s love of horses to a whole new level and join Hong Kong Jockey Club’s riding school. Watch in amazement as your budding equestrian learns to ride, take care of the horses and learn new skills. There are three public riding schools in Hong Kong (Tuen Mun, Pok Fu Lam and Lei Yue Mun Park) and classes are offered to children aged from 6 years old and up.
Tuen Mun Public Riding School, Lot No. 45 Lung Mun Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong, Tel: 2461 3338, www.campaign.hkjc.com
Lei Yue Mun Public Riding School, 75 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, Tel: 2568 9776, www.campaign.hkjc.com
Pok Fu Lam Public Riding School, Pok Fu Lam Resovoir Road, Hong Kong, Tel: 2550 1359, www.campaign.hkjc.com
Fancy a mix of acrobatics, dance and self-defence? Look no further than the art of capoeira. This art is perfect for your little one who has energy to spare! Capoeira is excellent for developing coordination, flexibility as well as a sense of confidence and community. Kid classes begin from 3 years of age to 17 year olds. There are even classes for adults which makes for a fun family activity. For more information, check them out here.
Hong Kong School of Capoeira, various locations across Hong Kong, Tel: 6846 0789, www.capoeirahk.com/kids-capoeira
Looking to find balance and zen in fast paced Hong Kong? Bring your child to Little Yogis for some fun stretching, strength building, balancing and flexibility exercises. Not only can you and your littles enjoy a class together, Little Yogis encourage your little one’s imagination to grow as each class is centred around a theme of exploration. Classes are available for expecting mamas, babies, toddlers and kids up to the age of 10. Check them out here.
Little Yogis, Unit 1606 -07, 2 Heung Yip Road, One Island South, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, Tel: 2562 3688, www.littleyogishk.com
Do you have a budding DJ in your midst? Is scratching vinyl something your teen is into? Check out a local favourite, Sol Passion Music for classes in DJing, producing and music making. Your kid can learn everything from song selection to basic music theory to ear training. Some previous students who have learned from Sol Passion Music have gone on to perform at Clockenflap! For more information click here.
Sol Passion Music, 11th Floor / EIB Tower, 4 – 6 Morrison Hill Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Tel: 9422 0367, www.solpassionmusic.com
Is Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” your child’s anthem? Is Glee your teen’s favourite TV show? Now they can be part of Hong Kong’s very own Glee club too! At the Island Glee Club, your aspiring singer has the opportunity to learn in a community of experienced professional singers and performers. From a variety of singing and dance classes, there is something for everyone who loves performing. Check out their site for more information.
The Island Glee Club, various locations across Hong Kong, Tel: 9389 5880, www.theislandgleeclub.com
If you’re looking for a fun rainy afternoon activity with your kids, give pottery making a try! The studio at The Pottery Workshop is the perfect place to learn this new craft. Watch your littles create something unique and beautiful out of a lump of clay! Check out their site here.
If you prefer to have the pieces of pottery made already – check out another Sassy Mama favourite right in the heart of Wan Chai. Sunflower Pottery and Jewellery is a great spot to pick out a mug, bowl, plate or almost anything you can think of and have your littles get creative by painting them. The studio takes the finished pieces, cures them in the kiln and your child’s masterpiece can be picked up typically a week later. For more information head over to their website.
My Happy Sunflower, 2/F, 1 7 1 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, Tel: 2511 2538, www.myhappysunflower.com
Got a junior master chef in your hands? Take them to Town Gas for a Little Chef’s class where they’ll learn everything from making a dish to kitchen safety to new cooking techniques! If baking is more your child’s speed, check out awesome classes at The Mixing Bowl too!
Town Gas Avenue, Shop No.1, Promenade Level (PL/F), Tower 1, China Hong Kong City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Tel: 2367 2713, www.towngasavenue.com
The Mixing Bowl, No. 5, Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, Tel: 2524 0001, www.themixingbowlhk.com
Ever heard of that little program called, Minecraft? If you have a child in primary school, you’ve most likely come across this amazing world. This generation of kids are growing up more tech savvy than you can imagine. Many companies like Microsoft are seeing the potential in kids and offering coding classes all over the world! Just check out the hashtag #codegeneration and you’ll find tons of mini Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs doing their thing. At First Code Academy, you can find classes that will pique your child’s interest in digital literacy and basic to complicated coding. For more information, check out their classes here.
First Code Academy, Unit 302-305, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, Tel: 2772 2108, www.firstcodeacademy.com
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