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Let’s be honest, mamas, when the Easter holiday rolls around and you’re staying in town, you’re probably wondering what your kids are going to do with all that free time. Fret not, ladies! We’ve got a round up of the best of the best Easter Camps and Classes for you! From sports activities to immersive language classes to creative workshops, learning new skills and hands-on technology camps – there is definitely something to keep your littles entertained with educational and eye-opening activities that will definitely be a hit for everyone involved!
Ever thought of sending your child on an unforgettable experience at a boarding school but are not sure if they’ll like it? Go for a trial run this Easter as Coast to Coast Education hosts the best British boarding school experience at Harrow International School in Tuen Mun. With a 1:3 staff to student ratio, you can rest assured that your child will have engaging experiences whilst being cared for by exceptional staff. Students will enjoy everything from elite tennis coaching, football, volleyball, basketball to other activities (like business and innovation workshops!) in world class facilities. If growing in dependence and making life long friendships ticks all the boxes, then you’ll definitely want to sign them up this holiday! Click here for more details.
If you’ve got an active one on your hands, Minisport will definitely have something to keep your kiddos entertained this holiday! From football, basketball, athletic training, team building games and more, this camp is perfect for your child who’s raring to go. With one week sessions, you can have the flexibility to choose which one works best for you. Click here for more details.
When: Week 1: Monday, 3 April – Friday, 7 April, Week 2: Monday, 10 April – Friday, 13 April
Where: West Island School, 250 Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Age: 3 – 10 years old
How much: $2, 400, click here to sign up.
Does your child have a sense of adventure? Get them out in the great outdoors of Lantau with a variety of outdoor sports, exploration and fun! From surfing to sailing, your kiddos will enjoy the scenic Pui O beach while learning about the environment and ocean awareness. Plus, lunch is included!
When: Week 1: Tuesday, 28 March – Saturday (ages 4 – 8), 1 April, Week 2: Tuesday, 4 April – Saturday, 8 April (ages 5 – 18). Click here for more information.
Where: Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Age: 4 – 18 years old
How much: Contact 2546 3543 or [email protected] for camp costs and details.
A mama’s best friend and community centre – the YWCA has everything your child could ever want. From gymnastics, to dodgeball to mini hockey – there’s a wide range for every learner and ability! Head over to the Y and you’ll know why they’ve been knocking it out of the park each year with incredible activities for the kids. Click here for more details.
When: Monday, 3 April – Friday, 21, April. Check out the full schedule here.
Where: YWCA, 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, Hong Kong
Age: 2 – 13 years old
How much: The price varies depending on the class. Find out more here.
Known for their multi-sport approach, kids will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports from tennis, rugby, basketball, hockey and more! This Easter is the perfect opportunity to help your kiddo hone in on new skills that are actually in your kiddo’s curriculum at school. A win-win. You also don’t have to worry about packing a lunch here as lunch is provided at the end of each day.
When: Wednesday, 5 April – Tuesday, 18 April. The camps are week long and divided by activity and age, for more info on the sessions click here.
Where: Hong Kong Parkview, 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Hong Kong.
Age: 4 – 12 years old
How much: Contact 2773 1650 or email [email protected] for camp information and prices (camp cost ranges from members to non-members).
Learn and Language Camps
Head over to the south side (now more conveniently with the Wong Chuk Hang MTR line) and enrol your kiddos in an immersive Putonghua camp this Easter. Unlike traditional methods of sit-down textbook teaching, Southside Mandarin students will learn through a variety of mediums from art to wushu, dance and Chinese music where they’ll be exposed to traditional Chinese musical instruments. Before you know it, they’ll be serenading you with the pipa (Chinese guitar) and the guzheng (Chinese harp)! Opt for the morning session or afternoon to suit your schedule.
When: Monday, 10 April – Friday, 21 April (9:15 – 11:45am and 2:30 – 5pm)
Where: Southside Mandarin, 106 One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Age: 3 – 10 years old
How much: Contact [email protected] or call 3427 9619 for details.
Mini Mandarins are huge believers of learning through play and real life scenarios (in their Mini Metro!) helps in the success of learning a new language. And after checking out their facilities with our little ones, we couldn’t agree more! This Easter, your kiddo can experience a Hong Kong café at the Causeway Bay campus or exploring a hotel at the Central campus. Through cooking, arts and crafts, storytelling and science, students will enjoy learning and practising their Putonghua this Easter!
When: Monday, 10 April – Friday, 28 April
Where: Causeway Bay Campus: 7/F, Capital Commercial Building,26 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Central Campus: Room 1703, 17/F, Universal Trade Centre, No. 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Hong Kong
Age: 2 – 10 years old
How much: Contact 2320 1128 (Causeway Bay) or 2320 5208 (Central) or email [email protected] for more information and to register. minimandarins.com
From English, French, German, Mandarin and Spanish – whatever second (or third!) language your third culture kid is learning, HK Kidz is here to help develop their skill in a hands-on and creative way! Through songs, drama, storytelling, role-play and games, there are a ton of courses and workshops for everyone. What’s more, HK Kidz is also hosting cultural and enrichment programmes in Language & Arts, Drama & Music, Science & Discovery and Language and Cooking – taught in all the languages mentioned above. Mix and match the courses for a 1.5 hour session, half day or full day classes. And a little birdie told us that you’ll receive 10% discount if you join with siblings or friends – perfect! Click here for more information.
When: Monday, 10 April – Friday, 21 April
Where: Central Campus: 3/F, Wellington Plaza, 56 – 58 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, Wong Chuk Hang Campus: 306 – 307, Level 3, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Age: 1.5 – 12 years old
How much: Contact Stella at 2877 6160 or email infoki[email protected] for more information and to register. www.hkkidz.com
Calling all explorers! Our favourite waterpark is hosting an Adventure Camp where your child will go on an adventure with hands-on activities, up-close animal observations and a variety of challenges that will engage them in a whole new way! Campers will learn to show their talents, grow in confidence, how to care for animals and work in teams. The Little Spark Park Ranger (ages 4 – 5), Junior Park Ranger (ages 6 – 8) and Adventurous Nighttime Excursion (ages 8 – 12) will keep your kiddos exploring all Easter long. Click here for more information.
When: Wednesday, 5 April – Sunday, 23 April
Where: Ocean Park, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Age: 4 – 12 years old
How much: Click here for more information for the Little Spark Park Ranger and here for Junior Park Ranger.
Kiddos looking to brush up on their English skills should definitely check out British Council’s intensive courses this spring. There are three streams: kindergarten, primary and secondary so you’ll find something suitable for all ages. Kids will improve their language skills through activity-based learning techniques at these short courses.
When: Monday, 10 April – Wednesday 12 April
Where: British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Age: 3 – 16 years old
How much: Fees start from $1,700. More details on the prices and schedule here.
Got a mini master chef at home (we wish…). Sign your kiddo up for the Junior Baker Easter Camp to really get their culinary skills cooking. The Mixing bowl has designed 5 classes to take your littles on a culinary journey this Easter. The themes are: World Kitchen, Cooking Essentials, Healthy Eating, Food Science, and Cook to Impress. This is a camp that the whole family will be thankful for!
When: The classes run from Monday, 10 April to Friday, 14 April. Check out the full schedule here
Where: 23/F, The Pemberton, no. 22-26, Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
Age: 7 – 14 years old
How much: $3000 per child
www.themixingbowlhk.com, [email protected], 2524-0001
With a background in Children’s Theatre and Education, these entertainers are sure to give kiddos an amazing camp. From juggling and magic tricks to costumes and props, this is a sure way to give your adventurous little one the skills they need to perform. Whether you’re going for Rumple’s Circus and Magic Course, or the Play in a Week course, you can expect a fab live performance for the parents after it all!
When: Week one from Monday, 3 April to Thursday, 6 April. Week two from Monday 10 April to Wednesday 13 April.
Where: 5B, 5/F, Kin On Commercial Building, 49-51 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
Age: Catering to a range of ages
How much: Early bird prices start at $1,850 www.rumpleandfriends.com, [email protected], 9471 1192
Whether you’ve got a tot, tween or teen, Banana Art Club is running their Easter art classes over the break for your arty bubs. They’ll get to explore painting techniques and create something Easter-themed. Think fun, pastel Easter crafts and creative clay making!
When: Wednesday, 5 April to Thursday, 13 April
Where: Banana Art Club is running camps at their Wan Chai studio, Kennedy School, Discovery College and Beacon Hill School; click here for all locations
Age: 3 to 17 year olds
How much: Starting from $396 for a two-hour session, or from $1,194 for four sessions
If your tweens spend Friday nights performing Hakuna Matata, they’ll love the theatre camps at Faust International. With performance skills, drama in context, core drama values and creative writing classes, this is a place to learn all about the stage. Plus, it’s all done whilst collaborating with new friends.
When: Check out the full schedule here
Where: 5/F, Nan Dao Commercial Building 359 & 361 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Age: 3 – 12 years old
How much: The regular fee is $2,280, but if you register before Saturday, 27 February, you’ll enjoy the early bird rate of $2,050. Register at www.faustworld.com.hk, [email protected], 2547 9114
Building up a sweet tooth? Us too. Budding bakers will love getting a chance to make Cookies, cake pops, and cakes are all covered across three different workshops where kiddos get to bake and decorate! Plus, parents even get a chance to sample the goodies afterwards.
When: From Wednesday, 5 April – Wednesday, 12 April
Where: Complete Deelite, 2/F, On Lan Centre, On Lan Centre, Central
Age: Contact Complete Deelite for age ranges.
How much: $650 per workshop, $1,100 for two, and $1,500 for all three (including all ingredients)
www.completedeelite.com, [email protected], 3167-7022
First Code Academy
Got a tiny tot at home who loves playing all things tech? First Code Academy is running a range of camps to cater to the post-iPad generation over the Easter break for different age groups. The 2017 ScratchJr: Tinker Code Easter Camp offers everything from storytelling and creative programming to hands-on designing and customising!
When: Classes running from Wednesday, 5 April to Tuesday, 18 April
Where: First Code Academy, Unit 302-305, 3/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Age: 5 years old and up
How much: Courses start from $3,150.
www.firstcodeacademy.com, [email protected], 2772 2101
If your tiny tykes are into creating and building, this camp is definitely for them! Originating in Canada in 2004, The Genius Workshop is one of the pioneers in STEM education in Hong Kong. Students have the chance to explore innovative and fun programs that include Lego Engineering, Robotics, Animation, Computer Game Design as they’re taught complex tech knowledge in interactive and fun ways. This year’s theme explores LEGO Batman where your kiddos can create different scenarios and figure out Batman’s escape plan!
When: Monday, 10 April – Thursday, 12 April and Tuesday, 18 April – Friday, 21 April
Where: Unit B, 1/F, Southern Pearl Court, 151-153 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, Unit B, 12/F, Prince Edward – The Lamma City, 761 Nathan Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon
Age: 3 – 14 years old
How much: $1980 and up. Contact [email protected], 2591 0100 (Happy Valley), 31074343 (Prince Edward), 2591 0009 (Taikoo) for more information.
Ace Academy: Coding Odyssey
If you’re looking to take technology to the next level, this is your chance! This Coding programme lets littles design and build with K’Nex and LEGO! That’s right mamas, they actually get to be a part of machines that will automatically build a chocolate egg, decorate it in an “Easter-style”, wrap an egg like a present and transport them around. A dream come true!
When: Classes running from Tuesday, 11 April to Friday, 21 April (full schedule breakdown can be found here)
Where: 1305, Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central
Age: 5 years old and up
How much: From $1,800 to $1,950, www.aceacademy.com, [email protected], 2523 5533
When: Monday, 3 April to Monday, 10 April. Check out course schedules
Where: CyberShop 404, Level 4, The Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Age: 3 – 15 years old
How much: Prices start at $2,800, www.kodingkingdom.com, [email protected], 3706 8909.
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 Easter, your kiddos can enjoy a workshops covering everything from Hands-on Science, Cooking, Chess Academy, Arts & Crafts, Fashion Design and Robotics and Coding. There really is something for everyone!
When: From Monday, 3 April to Thursday, 20 April
Where: ActiveKids Learning Centre, Unit A, 1/F Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Age: 3 – 17 years old
How much: Click here for the full schedule and fee. Contact [email protected], www.activekidshk.com, 3480 4199
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