The summer is heating up and we’re taking the kids out and about!
After months of closures and cancellations, we’re so excited to see Hong Kong relaxing its social distancing measures just in time for the school holidays. There are events like the Hong Kong Book Fair back on the calendar, the reopening of the city’s playgrounds, Disneyland and Ocean Park, as well as fun summer activities like a tour with Hong Kong Foodie Tours (with a 50% discount for your Young Foodies!) or a day out at the K11 MUSEA Kids Summer Carnival.
No matter how you choose to spend your summer in Hong Kong, there’s lots of fun to be had for the whole family!
Read more: 50 Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong
Looking for something different to do with the kids this summer? A food tour with the expert team from Hong Kong Foodie Tours will get you all out and about, learning a bit (more!) about the wonderful city that we live in and, of course, trying delicious local cuisine along the way. The “Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour” is the company’s signature offering and will see you taste your way through six family-run foodie outlets. Along the way, you and your family will not only savour local delicacies but also learn about the history, culture and architecture that make the city truly unique. It’s a great way to rediscover Hong Kong through the eyes of a local. Although you might have walked these streets hundreds of times, you’re sure to uncover some hidden gems that are bound to become family favourites.
When: 2:15pm, Monday to Saturday
How much: Grown-Up Foodies (15 years +): $770; Young Foodies (5 to 14 years):$570
Use discount code “sassymama” and your Young Foodies (aged 5-14) can join the tour with a 50% discount! Offer available until Monday, 31 August 2020. Tours must be booked directly with Hong Kong Foodie Tours, each young foodie must be accompanied by a full paying adult and each adult can bring a maximum of two young foodies.
Many in the city are excited to see the return of conventions and exhibitions as our social distancing measures are relaxed. Kicking off the calendar is the annual Hong Kong Book Fair! You’re sure to pick up a bargain alongside the latest releases. There’s sure to be some inspiration for your young readers as you browse the stalls. There’s a dedicated “Children’s Paradise” and “Teens’ World” as well as a dedicated “English Avenue” to cover the literary needs of the whole family.
When: Wednesday, 15 to Tuesday, 21 July
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Adults – $25; Children – $10; Kids under 3 and elderly over 65 – Free
Contact: Hong Kong Book Fair
Read more: Our Top Book Picks For Hong Kong Kids
If you haven’t taken the kids to try the Mega Slide at Donut Playhouse then you’re missing out! This summer, K11 MUSEA and Donut Playhouse have over 30 fun and exciting edutainment experiences on offer during its Kids Summer Carnival. The kids can play at the new Donut Golf Club, test their cookie decorative skills at Harry’s Kitchen, enjoy the thrill of the Donut Playhouse Happy Mega Slide, get involved in the K11 Kulture Academy Arts & Crafts Workshops, bask in nature at Nature Discovery Park and enjoy special gourmet and styling.
Purchase a token pack ($200 for 10 tokens), or redeem two tokens with every $500 or four tokens with every $800 spent on kids and edutainment outlets as well as selected food and beverage outlets.
When: Every Wednesday to Sunday until Sunday, 6 September 2020
Where: K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $200 for 10 tokens (with other redemption offers), each activity requires a different amount of tokens.
Contact: K11 MUSEA
The city’s families are abuzz with the news that outdoor playgrounds all over Hong Kong have finally reopened! The swings have been officially untied, the tape removed from the slides and barriers removed giving Hong Kong kids permission to finally let loose again. Some of our favourites include Victoria and Sun Yat Sen Parks on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Walled City and Lai Chi Kok park in Kowloon and the huge Tai Po Waterfront Park in the New Territories, but let’s be honest, we’re just as excited that our little local playground has been given the green light to open.
We couldn’t finish this article without mentioning the reopening of Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park! It’s going to be a hot and sweaty day out at the theme parks with the kids, but after months of closure, we’re sure the whole family will be excited to get back out there!
There are a number of health and safety restrictions in place including varied opening hours, limited numbers of visitors allowed at each park, temperature checks and mask requirements, so be sure to check the details for each park before you go. Pre-booking is required so get online and plan ahead accordingly.
Sassy Mama tip: Both theme parks have family-friendly hotels attached with some affordable staycation deals for the summer. Why not spend a night or two and really make the most of your visit!
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Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Hong Kong Foodie Tours, image 2 courtesy of Suad Kamardeen on Unsplash, image 3 courtesy of K11 MUSEA, image 4 courtesy of Olivia Bauso via Unsplash, image 5 courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland.