October is the time for the half-term holidays for most schools in Hong Kong and that can only mean one thing – time to find some exciting October holiday camps and classes for the kids. We find out the best activities and workshops to keep children busy with Mid-Autumn kids camps, as well!
Although the schools have only just reopened, it’s already time to plan ahead for the October break 2022! While travel is slowly opening up, this short holiday is ideal for a concentrated dose of fun and learning for kids remaining in Hong Kong. With that in mind, here are some of the Mid-Autumn and half-term October Holiday camps, workshops, classes for 2022.
With schools taking breaks at different times, not all class providers have got their details out just as yet, so bookmark this page and watch out as we keep updating it with the best holiday camps this season. Whether you are looking for sports classes or speech workshops, outdoor adventures or music lessons, we have lined up holiday camps that will keep your kids busy through the October mid-term break.
Sassy Mama Tip: Keep an eye on this page for all the up-coming kids holiday camps this October 2022.
Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms.
Qurio Education – Mid-Autumn Mooncakes Making X Chinese Culture Workshop
Book a cultural October holiday camp with Qurio Education’s Mid-Autumn Mooncakes Making X Chinese Culture Workshop. Kids aged 3 to 8 will learn how to make mooncakes while discovering the origin story of this yummy treat in an immersive Mandarin and Cantonese environment. Find out why lanterns are significant, plus, solve the fun challenge of Traditional Lantern Riddles (while learning new Chinese characters). Book your spot now!
Enjoy each session for a special price of $299 (almost 45% off the regular price of $540!) using the code SASSYMAMA when booking. (T&C’s apply.)
When: Friday, 2 and Friday, 9 September 2022: 10:30am to 12pm, or 4:30 to 6pm; Saturday, 3 and Saturday, 10 September 2022: 11:45am to 1:15pm, or 3:30 to 5pm
Where: 6/F The Eastmark, 21 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Age: 3 to 8 years
How much: Special Sassy Mama price of $299 ($540 regular price), book here
Contact: 2667 9370, WhatsApp: 6166 7191, [email protected], Facebook: @qurioed, Instagram: @qurioed, www.qurioed.com
Little Genius House – Multi-activity, bilingual Mid-Autumn kids Camp and October holiday camps coming soon
Little Genius House, the only bilingual kids club in Hong Kong, has Middle-Autumn Festival and half-term camps that are perfect for inquisitive little learners. Kids will enjoy a variety of fun and creative classes at this Mid-Autumn Festival camp. Activities include cooking, STEM, arts and crafts, culture studies and gardening. But hurry! These classes are very popular and have limited spaced left. Don’t forget to check out its regular bilingual classes for September and October as well.
Use the code SassyGenius to enjoy 10% off camps or monthly memberships before Monday, 12 December, 2022. T&C apply.
When: Mid-Autumn camps: Saturday, 10 to Monday, 12 September, 2022; 9:30am to 12:30pm or 2pm to 5pm, Half-Term camps: Saturday, 15 to Sunday, 23 October, 2022; 9:30am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 4:30pm or 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Where: RM218, Hundsun International Centre, 44 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Age: 3 to 12 years
How much: $1,000 per camp for 3 hours, $2,000 per camp for 7 hours.
Contact: Book here, 6936 1636, [email protected], follow on Facebook, follow on Instagram, www.littlegeniushouse.com
CreativeKids — City-building with Minecraft
If your kids can’t get enough of Minecraft and want to build up their skills as they shuffle between the physical and virtual worlds, then this CreativeKids workshop is for them! During these specialised sessions, your older kids (aged 8 to 12) will learn the basics of urban design through sketching and model making before building their very own virtual city. Along the way, they’ll tackle real-world issues (like rising sea levels amongst others) and develop their problem-solving skills.
Mention SassyMama2022 for $200 off your October holiday workshop with CreativeKids. Offer ends Monday, 10 October, 2022.
When: Tuesday, 18 to Friday, 21 October; 10am to 1pm
Where: CreativeKids TaiKooShing, G412-413, G/F, Chai Kung Mansion, 2 Tai Yue Avenue, TaiKoo Shing, Hong Kong
Age: 8 to 12 years
How much: $3,980
Contact: 2560 1383, WhatsApp: 9385 0466, [email protected], www.creativekids.com.hk
Treasure Island — Surf and adventure October half-term camps for Hong Kong kids and teens
Sign up your water babies for the Autumn Adventure Camp (age 5 to 9 years) or the Autumn Extreme Camp (9 to 13 years). With offering hiking, survival skills (like raft building), gorging, orienteering and surf skills.
When: Monday, 17 October to Friday, 21 October 2022
Where: Pui O Beach, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Age: 5 to 13 years
How much: From $4,880 per week
Contact: 5236 7016 [email protected], www.treasureislandhk.com
Minisport – Sporty October holiday camps in Hong Kong
his popular sports class provider usually runs daily drop-in half-term camps for active young kids in October, giving parents flexibility and kids maximum fun! With 3 locations as well as week-long and daily drop-in camps to choose from, Minisport has multi-sport holiday camps for kids aged 1.5 to 10 years sorted.
When: Mid-term holiday camps from Monday, to Friday 3 to 7 October; 17 to 21 October; 31 October to 4 November
Where: Victoria Park (Causeway Bay), Repulse Bay Beach (NEW Pirates-themed beach camps), Anfield School (Tai Wai)
Age:Playgroup – 1.5 to 2.5 years, Mini-Tots – 2.5 to 3.5 years, Level 1 – 3.5 to 5 years, Level 2 – 6 to 10 years
How much: From $375 per day
Contact: 9220 8227, 6183 7084, [email protected], www.minisport.hk
Ark Eden — Forest and nature October 2022 half-term camp programmes on Lantau Island
Get your kids get back to nature, hike, explore waterfalls and, of course, have a fantastic time in the forest with Ark Eden. Book for an individual day, or sign up for a full week camp. Through imaginative play, problem-solving and connecting with nature, children will grow their skills on how to cook, make things and take care of themselves through compassionate, curious, creative and adventurous learning.
When: Dates TBC
Where: October holiday camp details to be announced; Previously at: Mui Wo, Lantau Island (meeting points Central Ferry Pier 6 or Mui Wo Ferry Pier)
Age: 5 to 11 years
How much: TBC; previous camps have been around $670 to $750 per day
Contact: [email protected], www.arkedenonlantau.org
Yifan Mandarin – Immersive Mandarin October holiday camps 2022
Catering to the different dates of term breaks across most international schools in Hong Kong, Yifan Mandarin will be offering holiday camps this October 2022. More details will be announced on Thursday, 15 September, 2022, so make sure you get in early to book these immersive Mandarin classes.
When: Monday, 17 October to Friday, 21 October 2022; further details for the October holiday camps to be announced
Where: Yifan Central: Unit A, 14/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Age: 3 to 14 years
How much: To be announced
Contact: 2486 9012, WhatsAspp: 9208 7611, [email protected], www.yifanmandarin.com
YWCA – Various October holiday camps 2022 to choose from
There are plenty of options to keep the kids entertained at the YWCA‘s October Break Camps this year. From BallroomBees to Kids Can Cook, LEGO® TIME, drama classes and more. Most camps are at the YMCA premises in Central but always check when booking.
When: Monday, 17 October to Friday, 21 October 2022
Where: 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, Hong Kong
Age: 2.5 to 12 years
How much: Prices vary
Contact: 3476 1340, [email protected], www.clle.ywca.org.hk
Stage Right — Affordable Autumn camps in Sai Kung
Looking for fun for kids of all ages? Stage Right looks after kids as young as toddlers at its Teddy Bear Club (Sassy Mama tried and tested!) as well as catering to older kids with an interest in musical theatre, creative writing, story time, drama and music.
When: Monday, 17 October to Friday, 21 October, 2022
Where: 1/F, 14 Wan King Path, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
Age: 2.5 to 15 years
How much: Summer camp weekly programmes started at $2,200; October camps TBC
Contact: Book here, 9225 8924, [email protected], www.stagerighthk.com
Move For Life — Dance, art and movement Mid-October holiday camps
Move For Life holds programs in three different age categories with varying dance styles and activities. Little Movers October camps include dance, play, get arty and enjoy stories and sensory activities. Move Monkeys pairs dancing with yoga, acrobatic tricks, and arts and crafts for creative kids. Finally, Koala Bop is a camp for kids with special needs and physical disabilities.
When: Monday, 17 October to Friday, 21 October, 2022
Where: various locations across Hong Kong (locations depend on the course you enrol)
Age: 2 to 19 years
How much: Starting from $550 for single-day pass and $496 for a package of five days or more (price varies depending on the program)
Contact: Book here, 5577 8047, [email protected], follow on Facebook, follow on Instagram, www.moveforlife.asia
Cobo Academy — Holiday coding camps
Whether your child is a beginner or an experienced coder, Cobo Academy is likely to have something suitable in its Autumn camp offering. Age-appropriate camps are being offered at the Wan Chai campus and the new Whampoa campus.
When: Various times for half-term and Autumn classes
Where: Wan Chai campus: 6/F Yam Tze Commercial Building, 23 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; Kowloon Tong Campus: 1/F, Hong Kong Productivity Council Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Age: 4 to 16 years
How much: From $4,000 per week
Contact: 3905 1111, WhatsApp: 9816 3905, [email protected], www.coboacademy.com
More October Holiday Camps In Hong Kong 2022
The Backyard Gang – Mid-term October holiday camps for 3 to 9-year-olds. From Monday, 3 to Monday 24, October, 2022; $1,240 to $1,860. www.thebackyardgang.com.
Ballroom Bees – Dance classes for your youngsters (founded by That Mama, Katya Virshilas). Mid-Autumn and October half-term holiday camps for kids available throughout September, October and beyond. www.ballroombees.com
The World of Yoga – Holiday camps that will build your kid’s strength and improve mindfulness. www.worldofyogaschool.com.
Lifelong Labs – Calling all budding fashion designers and music, film and video producers for this focused October half-term camps 2022 for kids age 7+. Monday 3, to Saturday, 29 October, 2022. www.lifelonglabs.org.
Banana Art Club – Halloween themed art camps throughout October 2022. www.bananaartclub.com.
Casita — Music, movement and sensory classes for younger kids. www.casita.com.hk.
Baumhaus — Tried and tested Kindermusik Autumn term classes for young kids. www.baumhaus.com.hk/nurture.
Red Shoe Dance — Mid-Autumn class schedules at Wong Chuck Hang and Central studios. www.redshoedance.com.
Kinder Kicks — The September to December schedule is now open for multi-sport activities. www.kinderkicks.hk.
The Genius Workshop — Details of the STEAM and coding half-term October holiday camps 2022 coming soon. www.g-workshop.com.
Elephant Community Press — Fall term creative writing and publishing camps. www.elephantcommunitypress.com.
Learn With Dragonfly — Outdoor adventure Hong Kong October holiday camps, details coming soon. www.learnwithdragonfly.com.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2018, updated in August 2021 and updated again in August and September 2022.