Spring has officially sprung and that means one thing: Hong Kong will be welcoming the Easter bunny soon in full force with chocolate eggs, goody baskets and Easter egg hunts galore! Before your kids fall into a bunny-induced chocolate food coma, however (stay tuned next week for our full roundup of Easter events and food festivities!), sign them up for one of these holiday camps and workshops that cover the spectrum from creative storytelling to Chinese arts and crafts to ballet and even surfing lessons! Easter’s not just about scarfing down chocolate bunnies, so register now!
Cultural Camps & Workshops
Southside Mandarin Easter Camp
Along with brushing up on essential Mandarin skills, kids can enjoy a wide array of cultural activities covering Chinese festivals, food, dance, music and art (and a fun scavenger hunt!) during this jam-packed Easter Camp. Taught in Putonghua, Southside Mandarin Easter Camp welcomes both beginners and those fluent in Mandarin to join in for a fantastic East meets West learning experience! Sign up before April 4 to enjoy a 10% discount.
Dates: Two-day camps run from April 14 – April 25 with times at 9:30-11:30am, 1:30-3:30pm or 4-6pm
Pricing: $1,000 per two-day course
Location: Unit 809, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected]
Yifan Mandarin Easter Camp
Fill your children’s holiday schedule with these flexible morning or afternoon camps featuring a variety of cultural activities for the kids. Your little ones will play and engage with peers their own age while learning Mandarin through arts and crafts, music, acting, stories and group games. Click here to sign up now.
Dates: April 14-26 (morning or afternoon sessions from 9am-5pm)
Pricing: $1,100 to $2,550 for a four-day package; six to eight-day packages also available
Location: Available at all three centers in Central, Discovery Bay and Sheung Wan
Contact: [email protected], 2486 9012
Dim Sum Bar Cooking Classes
Little chefs can get creative in the kitchen with these cultural cooking workshops hosted by Café Deco Group. Kids will learn to create culinary dim sum delights including vegetarian dumplings and steamed pumpkin dumplings with lotus paste, while enjoying complimentary fruit punch and refreshments. The star chefs will also receive an official certificate at the end of the session! Click here to register.
Dates: April 15-16, 3:30-5pm
Pricing: $220 per adult-kid pair
Location: Shop G103, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: 2175 3100
Creative Camps and Arts & Crafts
Hong Kong Art Tutoring
Get creative at this interactive camp geared toward encouraging kids to explore their artistic abilities. Sessions take place under the guidance of a highly qualified teacher with more than 18 years of teaching experience in international schools. Activities include drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting, and all materials are included.
Dates: April 14-16 for the three-day camp, April 22-25 for the four-day camp
Pricing: $1,050, $1,250 respectively
Location: 21/F, 435 King Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected], 9722 8353
RSPA Easter Holidays with Music Camp
It’s never too early to give the gift of music! Young ones can learn simple musical techniques and become familiar with different instruments at this beginner’s camp, taught by well-trained music instructors. The hands-on course allows budding musicians to start training their ears and hone their musical abilities. Classes are available for beginners as well as grades 1 through 3.
Dates: April 22, 24, 25, 29 and May 2
Pricing: $550 for four lessons
Contact: 9882 9115
Jurassic Garage Easter Workshop
Your little animal lovers (ages 4-14 years old) will thoroughly enjoy this three-day workshop exploring the animal kingdom and all its wonders! Live animal presentations, hands-on feeding sessions, animal-themed arts and crafts and an exciting Easter hunt through JG Club’s exhibits make this an exciting workshop not to be missed. More information can be found here.
Dates: April 15-17 and April 21-23, 2-5pm
Price: $2,000 per three-day workshop
Location: Jurassic Garage Club House, Yip Street, Siu Sai Wan, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected]
Children’s Technology Workshop Easter iCamp
Have your kids been raving about the Lego movie recently? At Children’s Technology Workshop, they’ll be able to don their producer’s hat and start their own Lego movie production company by creating characters, writing scripts and making their own digital movie poster and trailer! Alternatively, sign them up for the Superboss Camp where they’ll be in charge of a Space Travel Agency planning space routes, building tourist attractions in space and building space shuttles with Legos!
Dates: Week 1 April 14-17, Week 2 April 22-25
Pricing: starting from $1,650, click here for pricing information
Location: Unit B, 1/F, Southern Pearl Court, 151 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected], 2591 0100
Book Talk Easter Classes
This learning center for kids is hosting two great workshops for the Easter holidays. The Ukulele Storytelling Workshop lets kids explore storytelling the “Ukulele way” — encouraging fun musical interaction and creativity (bring a new friend and get a free ukulele!) Their second Easter Eggs Workshop guides kids in creating a set of Easter story eggs and includes a free take-home DIY kit.
Dates: April 16-26, 10am-3:30pm
Pricing: $350 for members, $450 for non-members
Contact: [email protected], 3485 6066
Artful Kids Easter Card-making Workshop
What says Easter more than fun, colourful cards? Kids can hone in on their creative skills at this arts and crafts camp which lets them paint their own Easter eggs and make vibrant DIY Easter cards. Your little ones will love cutting out colouful bunny shapes while munching on BBQ sausage sandwiches, healthy snacks and drinks (and a glass of wine for mum!).
Dates: April 5, 6, 12, 13, 14-17
Pricing: $380 per child
Location: Artful Kids, 21/F, 435 Kings Road, North Point
Contact: [email protected], 9722 8353
Elephant Community Press Easter Camps
Elephant Community Press is offering a variety of fun and educational Easter workshops for kids from 4 to 12 years old. Little kids can join the Easter Storyland workshop which focuses on creative writing and storytelling or get moving with the Ready, Set, Hop! Easter race camp. Eggsplorers of the 7 Seas for older kids ages 8 to 10 “eggsplores” Columbus’ sea adventures while the Eggstein’s Eggcelent Inventors workshop encourages kids to put on their thinking caps and try their hand at inventing!
Dates: April 14-16 and April 23-25
Pricing: $900 or $1,200 depending on session
Location: Unit 704, 6-8 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected], 3487 3153
Sports & Outdoor Adventures
Love Our Earth Easter Camp
Head to RockABaby’s first ever outdoor classroom and learn about going green with plenty of fun outdoor activities. In addition to soaking in some sun, kids will enjoy live music circles, eco-friendly arts and crafts, an Easter egg hunt, storytelling and contemporary dance jam sessions.
Dates: April 12-25
Pricing: Click here for pricing information.
Location: 6/F, Tung Hip Commercial Building, 244-248 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: [email protected], 3586 3070
Minisport Easter Camp
Active kids will love this adventure-packed Easter camp that focuses on sports and the benefits of outdoor exercise. Level 1 for kids 3-4 years old teaches fine motor skills while the Mini Tots course for kids 2-3 years old introduces key coordination skills with plenty of running, jumping, balancing, throwing and dribbling. Sports include hockey, football, tennis, basketball and volleyball.
Dates: April 14-17 and April 22-25, 9-11am
Pricing: $688 for four-day course
Location: Woodlands and Funzone
Contact: [email protected], 6183 7084
RHKYC Easter Break Rowing Camps
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club presents these rowing camps geared toward both beginners and more advanced rowers. Kids ages 11 to 18 years old can enjoy plenty of outdoor exercise and make new friends while learning the basics of rowing technique, conditioning, racing skills and safety. The camp includes four hours of instruction plus a one-hour catered lunch break for the first four days, ending with a scrimmage race on the final day!
Dates: Week 1 April 14-18, Week 2 April 21-25
Location: RHKYC Middle Island Clubhouse, Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong
Pricing: $2,500 per week, $4,700 for both weeks
Contact: [email protected], 6184 6960
ESF Easter Sports Camps
Keep kids moving through the holidays at these active sports camps for children ages 3 to 11 years old. ESF focuses on team participation and sportsmanship, along with improving locomotion skills, stamina and strength out on the sports field. Over Easter, they’re hosting a variety of sports camps for both teams and individuals — click here for more information.
Tiny Tots Easter Soccer Camp
Get your little tots out on the pitch this Easter with these soccer camps designed to teach the basics, from shooting to dribbling to passing. Tiny Tots is a professional sports company dedicated to getting kids involved with sports early on in a structured and fun environment. It’s an easy learning environment with plenty of support from both peers and teachers! Register here.
Dates: April 14-17
Pricing: $720 for the four-day course
Contact: [email protected], 3488 7724
Ayrtime Easter Surf Camp
Catch some waves (and a tan!) at this surf camp taught by experienced instructor Ayrton Carby. Kids 7 years old and up are welcome to this week-long camp which teaches the basics of surfing to get kids comfortable and confident out on the water. Surfboards are provided.
Ballet Theatre Easter Camp
Here’s a chance to shine for young blossoming ballerinas! Hong Kong Ballet is hosting this special ballet theatre camp which will give children ages 8 to 12 years old the chance to star in their own production of Sleeping Beauty. No dance experience is required, so sign up now and get those ballet shoes ready!
Dates: April 18-20, morning and afternoon sessions
Pricing: starting at $980
Location: GR2 & GR3, 8/F, Grand Theatre Backstage, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Contact: [email protected], 2105 9743