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WEEKENDER: fun for petit Picassos, pre-natal yoga, Cheung Chau bun festival and more!

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This week, we’ve felt the heat… and braved the downpours! But whatever the weather, our Weekender is here to provide you with some diary inspiration for both you and the littlies; enjoy!
Tea with the girls
What do we love more than afternoon tea? Afternoon tea with a high fashion twist! Cherish Finden, award-winning pastry chef from The Langham London, is dropping by Palm Court in The Langham Hong Kong for one week only with a super-cute tea set in tow! Created in partnership with jeweller Stephen Webster, the limited-edition Stephen Webster Bijoux Teais inspired by his most recent jewellery collection with handmade scones, luxury sandwiches and unique sweet creations including the Poison Apple (red peppercorn and dark chocolate shortbread) and Crystal Clear Diamond (a Guinness macaroon with blackcurrant jelly). It almost looks too good to eat… but we’re sure we’ll manage somehow!When: 21-29 April
Where: Palm Court, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $318 per person. Call 2132 7898 to make a reservation.

Paint it
Got a petit Picasso or mini Monet on your hands? Or would your little one rather eat crayons than draw with them? Whatever your situation, come along to We MAKE‘s Every Child Is An Artist creative event at Kee Club on Saturday. There are two sessions – 6mths-17mths from 2-3pm and 18mths-3yrs from 3.30-5pm. Our advice? Not the day to pop them in their best togs – it’s overalls a go-go! Check out our full review of an earlier We MAKE playgroup here.

When: 21 April, 2-5pm
Where: Kee Club, 6/F, 32 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $350 per class including one soft drink for parents and free-flow juice and water for kids; call 2810 9000 or email [email protected] to book your spot

Stretch it
Shake off that pregnancy lethargy with pre-natal whizz Nealy Fischer’s brand new series of pre-natal yoga classes hosted at the Red Shoe Dance Studio. Bend it, stretch it, then feel free to laze on the sofa the rest of the day – you’ve earned it mama!

When: Every Tuesday until 17 July, 12.30-1.45pm
Where: Red Shoe Dance Studio, Unit 3A, 3/F Arbuthnot House, 10 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $200 per class or $1,000 for a set of 6. Email [email protected] to reserve your mat

Buns galore!
It’s time to celebrate one of Hong Kong’s oldest traditional festivals – the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. For those who haven’t been before, the centrepiece is a 14-metre tower covered with 9000 Chinese buns that people have to scramble up! So catch a ferry from Central Pier and enjoy several days of festivities, including the famous climbing carnival, Chinese Opera performances, lion and unicorn dances, the Piu Sik parade and the exciting Bun Scrambling competition. Sounds like it’s got all the ingredients for a great family day out… you can read all about our own day trip to Cheung Chau here.

When: 25-29 April; see full schedule here
Where: Pak Tai Temple Plaza, Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Free

Shortcuts to instant glam
Have you been reading our Instant Goddess columns? Well, not to brag… but we love them! Our very own Instant Goddess Katie brings you a weekly dose of all the hottest new clothes, shoes, jewellery and accessories in HK, plus a fab make-up tip and some mid-week meal inspiration – all at prices that won’t break the bank either! Catch up on all her columns here.

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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