The Easter bunny is hip, hip, hippity-hopping into town and while there’ll be plenty of chocolate workshops, egg hunts and Easter parties to attend, the Easter holidays are also a great time for your kids to pick up a new skill and make some new friends! Check out our Roundup of Easter Camps & Workshops 2015 for the best in art, music and creative courses – spots are filling up fast, mama, so get your kids enrolled now!
Bespoke Tuition Writing Courses
Kids can hone their creative writing skills at this workshop taught by Libby, a qualified teacher from the UK and Head of the English Department at Concordia International School. Suitable for kids ages 7-11 years old, the workshop starts with ice breaker activities and moves on to basic literary techniques, a brainstorming session, and of course, writing a full short story! Students will have a chance to share their story with their classmates and get feedback at the end of the class. If you can’t make it for Easter, don’t worry, as Bespoke Tuition is able to put on the class at any time with a minimum of six pupils.
When: Contact Bespoke Tuition to set up dates during the holiday period.
Where: Private home along Robinson Road, Hong Kong
How much: $2,000 for a full-day workshop
RSVP: Contact [email protected] to request a booking.
Junior Hotelier Program at Sheraton Macao
Your kids may be too young to know exactly what they want to be when they grow up, but it’s never too early to start learning basic skills! Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is launching its Junior Hotelier program over the Easter holidays, where kids can learn about operating a hotel while having tons of fun along the way. The weekend programs continuing through 28 June give kids ages 4 to 12 years old the opportunity to learn firsthand what it takes to run a hotel while meeting and learning from the hotel’s culinary team, front desk and housekeeping staff. They’ll take on fun roles such as Junior Barman or Junior Chef, Junior Agent and Junior Housekeeper, and will love role-playing in a real-time environment! At the end of the program, they’ll receive a special certificate and Junior Hotelier Passport!
When: 4 April – 28 June, Saturdays and Sundays between 2:45-4:30pm
Where: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central
How much: Starting at $145 per child for a 1-day program
RSVP: Check out their website to register.
Noah’s Ark Easter Workshop
Enroll in this 4-day Easter camp from Noah’s Ark, where kids will learn all about the concept of upcycling and how to cherish and sustain our environment. This is a great chance to get kids thinking about the value of the world around them and how to treasure natural resources – it’s never too early! hey will learn to cherish and sustain all tiny and valuable resources on Earth and will be able to take environmental protection in action and harmonize it in life. The 4-day camp also includes art, science, music and cookery classes and all programmes are in both Cantonese and English.
When: 2-5 April or 6-9 April, 9:30am-3:30pm
Where: Treasure House, 2/F, Noah’s Ark, 33 Pak Yan Road, Ma Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $1,400
RSVP: Call 3446 1108, email [email protected]ahsark.com.hk or go to www.treasurehouse.hk
First Code Academy
Do you have a budding programmer at home? Coding programmes for kids are far and few-between in Hong Kong, and that’s why we love First Code Academy for kids who are keen in learning more about the digital age! Their Easter programme features their flagship AppJamming workshop, tailor-made for upper primary school and junior secondary students. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of programming through a mixture of group activities and be able to create apps hands-on! If your kids love it, they can pick up where they left off during the summer programme or at one of the regular semester classes. Suitable for kids ages 9 to 11 years old.
When: 6-10 April, 11am-2:30pm, including a 30-minute lunch break
Where: 701, China Hong Kong Tower, 8-12 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai; also available in Kowloon Tong
How much: $4,900
RSVP: Click here for more details and to register.
Mandarin for Munchkins
Kids can brush up on their mandarin skills at Mandarin for Munchkins language-intensive holiday camps, led by experienced language instructors. The morning session teaches kids characters, grammar and conversation, while afternoon classes are where the fun kicks in with Chinese cooking classes, Chinese art and more! We love Mandarin for Munchkins dynamic approach to learning, and we’re sure that the kids will have a blast here, as well as brush up on their language skills!
When: 3-4 April, 9:30am-5pm
Where: Unit A, 14/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $350 per session, $250 per lunch session
RSVP: Click here for more details.
Easter at CDNIS
CDNIS is hosting a great Easter Holiday Programme from 8-10 April, which will immerse kids in IB exam prep, as well as fun activities such as swimming, gymnastics, Chinese painting, football and more. The football programms called ‘A Taste of the Premier League’ also offers students the opportunity to receive a free ticket to an AFC cup match!
RockABaby and Miles ELP International Academy
Get your cheeky cherub involved in the true meaning of Easter: bunnies and chocolate eggs… and a host of classes from RockABaby and Miles. Classes include dance and movement to creative art, science, a treasure hunt and even sessions with their siblings! Suitable for kids aged between 8 months and 6 years.
When: 30 March – 10 April
Where: Miles ELP International Academy, B102, the pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Prices for each class start from $360 (join more workshops to enjoy a discount for as low as $220 per class). Click here for more details.
RSVP: Send an email to [email protected] or call 3586 3071 to sign up.
Let’s admit it, English ain’t an easy language to learn. So it’s a good thing British Council is offering a range of English-based workshops and classes. From phonics and writing to developing presentation skills and more, there are a whole host of classes your young scholar can get involved in. Click here for more details.
When: 8-10 April
Where: British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Prices are $1,800-$1,980.
RSVP: Send an email to [email protected] or call 2913 5100.
Learn Mandarin the fun way at this established language learning centre that’s calling in all the stops for a fun-filled Easter camp. Their Easter planner includes a whole host of Chinese cultural activities, including Chinese art, music, cooking and more. Of course, kids will also be immersed in the language, which means brushing up on those grammar and comprehension skills! Cap it all of with an Easter egg hunt and we’re there, mamas! Suitable for kids ages 3 to 7 years old.
Where: Southside Mandarin, Unit 809 One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Sports & Adventure Camps
YMCA Hong Kong
The YMCA is always a great option for enrolling kids in new and exciting activities, and they’re bringing back many of their popular Easter camps & workshops to get kids’ muscles and creative juices flowing. We’re loving the sound of the Jungle Adventure Camp which includes sport climbing, mini soccer and bowling, as well as cookery, English workshops and creative arts (depending on individual programme). Jungle Adventure is available at YMCA as well as Hong Kong Football Club and Mariners’ Club so you’re sure to find a programme near you!
When: Dates vary per workshop between 30 March – 10 April, 8:30am-4:30pm
Where: YMCA Tsim Sha Tsui, Mariner’s Club and Hong Kong Football Club
How much: Starting from $1,280
RSVP: Click here for all camp details and application forms.
Tiny Tots Sports Camps
Get kickin’ at Tiny Tots’ Easter sports camp for kids! At Tiny Tots, kids will learn the basic fundamentals of soccer, while getting a chance to unleash excess energy on the field and learn sportsmanship. Active sports camps at Tiny Tots also include basketball and mini sports, so check here for all the info if you’re kids are itching to get on the sports field this Easter!
Float Plus Swimming
Is your tot getting to grips with the pool? Get your water baby familiar with the four basic swimming strokes, breathing techniques and pool games this Easter. Float Plus Swimming has classes for kids aged between 6 months up to teens and will pop your bub into a group class that suits their ability.
When: Week 1 is 30 March – 2 April; Week 2 is 8-10 April
Where: Repulse Bay Club, 109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong
How much: Single classes are $200,or you could pay for the whole week
RSVP: Register here.
If your tumbling tot loves to burn off their energy playing sports, enrol them in classes with Minisport. At LRC, they will take part in general sports, dance and trekking. And at West Island School, they’ll learn tennis, hockey, basketball and dodgeball. Sounds like fun, mama! Click here for more details.
When: 30 March – 2 April at LRC (exclusively for LRC members and their guests); 8-10 April at West Island School
Where: Ladies Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong; West Island School, 250 Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
How much: Enrol one child for $1,200 and two for $2,000
Leap is launching a new kids fitness program over the Easter holidays, and it sounds like barrels of fun for your energetic little ones. Designed for children aged between 6 and 8, Leap Your Potential is a combination of group exercises, dance, yoga and imaginative exploration; think plenty of games and music and a focus on promoting body and mind development in kids!
When: Launching over the Easter holidays
Where: Lower Ground Floor, One Kowloon, 1 Wang Yuen Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $180 per class
RSVP: Click here for schedule and RSVP details.