For fans of Peppa Pig to those of K-pop, movie-buffs to budding scientists, there’s something for kids of all ages in April.
With April Fools’ Day and the Easter holidays just around the corner, April is definitely a month of joy and lots of giggles. In light of that, we’ve got some quick fixes for mamas who are still on the lookout for kid-friendly activities. Got a theatre kid at home? Embark on an exhilarating adventure with Peppa Pig at the Peppa Pig Live: Perfect Rainy Day! musical. If you’re planning to enjoy a mother-daughter moment in the outdoors, the WISE Mother And Daughter event makes for the perfect opportunity for you and your kid to bond (and sweat a little). Looking to unleash your kid’s inner K-pop star? The Dance To Your Favourite K-Pop Girl-Group Hits workshop is here to teach the little ones some easy, child-friendly dance moves as they groove to the latest hits.
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Peppa Pig is here for an entertaining adventure and we’re almost as excited as the little ones (if that’s even possible!). This time, Peppa Pig is in trouble as an unexpected storm has come by. Apart from her grandparents and her best friends (Rebecca Rabbit and Suzy Sheep), Peppa Pig is stuck in her house with her pet and has decided to put out a “Rainy Day Play” where everyone gets to participate and have fun despite the terrible storm! From catchy tunes to wonderful performances, this musical adventure is a great family activity and a reminder to smile and have fun during difficult times. Suitable for kids aged 2 years and above. Want to know what happens during Rainy Day Play? Click here to get your ticket!
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When: Friday, 2 April to Saturday, 3 April 2021
Where: Star Hall, 3/F, Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademark Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon
How much: Tickets range from $280 to $580 depending on the seating area
Contact: Book here, 9097 0189, [email protected]
The Hong Kong International Film Festival is finally here and we can’t be more ready! From touching documentaries to light-hearted short stories, the HKIFF is here with yet another list of highly anticipated and outstanding films this year. In particular, the movie Flee is an emotional animated documentary that captures the journey of a family of Afghan refugees. Not only does the film make for a reflective experience for the parents but also a gentle introduction to the kids when it comes to complex subjects like the refugee crisis. While the kids are asleep, be sure to check out the screening of Rouge, an award-winning classic (featuring Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui!), which follows the heartbreaking yet beautifully-depicted romance between a courtesan and a scion of a wealthy family. Some of the movies are not suitable for children, so be sure to check the age rating before getting your tickets here!
When: Thursday, 1 April to Monday, 12 April 2021
Where: Various locations across Hong Kong (Online screening also available)
How much: $3,000 for Hybrid Pass (includes access to all physical and online screenings), tickets for individual screenings start at $55. Click here to learn more.
Contact: Book here, 2970 3300, [email protected], www.hkiff.org.hk
If your kids are fans of robots and computers, we’ve got something that’s guaranteed to keep them busy! From building programmable helicopters to making their very own robots, each workshop is tailor-made for children of different ages and levels. With a strong focus on cross-curricular and hands-on tasks, the classes are as educational and intellectually stimulating as they are fun and fulfilling. Even better, participants will receive a take-home gift set upon completion of every workshop. Suitable for kids aged 3 to 12. Click here to sign up now!
When: 3pm to 4:30pm, Friday, 2 April to Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
How much: $680 per hotel guest or restaurant customer, $880 per non-hotel guest
Contact: Book here, 2263 2263, [email protected]
Looking to go out and about this April? Women in Sports Empowerment (WISE) is joining hands with Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) for a mother-daughter sports day. Apart from mini-games, you and your daughter will also learn some football techniques and participate in a match after the training. In support of women from Hong Kong’s marginalised communities, all proceeds from the event will be donated to the foundation’s Sports Leadership Programme. Don’t worry if you’re not a sporty mama, all that matters is to have fun and enjoy! Click here to sign up.
When: 9am to 11am, Sunday, 11 April 2021
Where: Rooftop, Ming Tak Shopping Centre, 10 Pui Shing Lane, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
How much: By donation (Recommended donation: $50 to $100)
Contact: Sign up here, [email protected], www.wisewomenhk.com
K-pop is taking the world by storm, and K11 MUSEA is here to transform your little ones into k-pop idols! During the workshop, participants will learn a dance routine from a k-pop girl group (get your cameras ready mamas!). Apart from general mobility and coordination, this workshop is great for kids looking to build confidence. After the class, the little ones will receive a class certificate as well as a $100 gift voucher from professional dancewear brand Tutulamb. Sounds good? Ready, set, 시작! (this means “start” in Korean!). Suitable for kids aged 8 to 12. Click here to sign up.
When: 2pm to 3:30pm, Saturday, 17 April 2021
Where: K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: $600 per participant
Contact: Enrol here, 3892 3890, [email protected], www.k11musea.com
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