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WEEKENDER: a day out in Stanley, Yummy Mummy afternoon tea, SPCA Adoptathon and more!

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We think we just about survived the mid-week public holiday… did you?! Once again, we’ve got some easy diary-planning at hand thanks to our Weekender – you can thank us later!

High tea & a pampering sesh
Love a spot of afternoon tea but too scared to bring your littlies on the rampage? Worry no more, as The Langham have just launched a special Yummy Mummy Tiffin Tea every Thursday afternoon, with kid-friendly munchies and a dedicated play area so you can still enjoy your sweet treats – get the Sassy Mama verdict here! If you’re still in an indulgent mood, make time for the Mellow Mummy treatment at The Mandarin Oriental too – it’s only available until the end of May, so there’s no better time to get pampered!

When: Tea is every Thursday 3-6pm; Mellow Mummy available until May 31
Where: Palm Court, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; The Mandarin Spa, The Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Tea $198 per person; Mellow Mummy $990

A Stanley Saturday out
This is your last chance to catch one of the Zolima private sales that have been going on all over town this past week. For the perfect Stanley day out, start off by fortifying with yummy cakes at Saffron Bakery, shop the sale, poke around the market (with a little trip down to the “secret” St Stephen’s beach) followed by dinner at Lucy’s or Pizza Express. Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

Where: Lou Pichoun Kindergarden, G/F, 30 Stanley Main Street, Stanley (in the market, on the square by the spas and the stationary shop), Hong Kong
When: 5 May, 11am-4pm
How much: Bring cash or your cheque book!

It’s a dog’s life
Thinking about having another baby? Why not adopt a dog instead?! Far less work, and great for teaching littlies about responsibility at the same time! This weekend the SPCA are holding a special Adoptathon in Wan Chai, where as well as possibly bringing a new friend home, your kids can take a tour around the SPCA and learn all about taking care of our four-legged friends.

Where: SPCA, 5 Wan Ching Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
When: 5 & 6 May; see full schedule including seminar times (which will be mostly conducted in Cantonese) here
How much: All donations gratefully received!

Born to be wild
Continuing the animal theme, if you’re looking to stay cool this weekend, take the kiddies to the Stanley Ho Space Theatre to watch this fabulous IMAX movie Born To Be Wild about the plight of orangutans in Borneo and the efforts of conservationists to save them. Little ones will revel in the antics of the baby orangutans, but at nearly 40 minutes long it’s recommended for over-threes only!

Where: Stanley Ho Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
When: Now until August 31, Saturdays and Sundays only; see full schedule here
How much: $12-32, www.urbtix.hk, 2111 5999

Get creative!
The whirlwind Discovery Bay Backyard Bazaar run by Handmade HK caters for all ages, with the activities on hand sure to get you and your littlie feeling creative! Although a fair distance away from the city, we promise it is definitely worth the trek. Unwind after the hectic day out at one of D Deck restaurants, and be sure to spend over $100 to receive a free ferry ticket home… talk about a bargain!

When: 6 May, 10am-5pm
Where: DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free

If you’ve got a tip for an upcoming event you’d like us to include on The Weekender, email [email protected] to clue us in!

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