If you needed an extra incentive to check out some of HK’s fabbest museums, this weekend they’re free for everybody to celebrate International Museum Day. The special theme for the event is “Museums in a Changing World“, and we recommend the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin, or the Hong Kong Science Museum as being particularly fun for littlies! See all the participating museums here.When: 19 & 20 May
Where: Museums across Hong Kong, with the exception of the Space Theatre of the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Picasso exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, film programmes at the Hong Kong Film Archive and Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.
How much: Free!Chill out
We’ve been doing our Macau due diligence here at Sassy Mama, so watch out for lots of getaway ideas and reviews coming soon! If you can’t wait, and are desperate to beat the heat, Ice World is opening this Saturday at The Venetian. Harbin’s ice artisans have been chipping and carving away at some amazing displays and an amazing Dragon Slide… it’s the afternoon out for the kids, and mama can finally cool down in temperatures of -8 degrees Celsius. Bring hats and closed-toe shoes!
When: Opens 19 May until 16 September, 12-8pm
Where: CotaiExpo™ Hall F, The Venetian Macao, Macau
How much: MOP100; get your advance tickets here
Here comes the sun…
We’re not ones to blow our own trumpet that often but we have to tell you about the Summer Guide over on Sassy… because it’s fab! Covering everywhere from the best al fresco restaurants to what’s in our beach bags this summer, it’s your one-stop shop for everything you need to know for the season. Also don’t forget to enter their giveaway to win a fantastic hamper stuffed with summer goodies worth over $23,000 – including a two-night stay at the Nam Hai resort in Vietnam, a bikini from Sabina Swims, a $1000 voucher for Itsie Bitsie – get your entries in here!
Hong Kong is in its annual art frenzy this week with the return of ART HK, and there’s a way to get littlies in on the fun too, by attending Little Picasso’s HANDSCAPE event for kids aged 3 and above. Little Picasso is teaming up with the Sovereign Art Foundation, a Hong Kong charity that raises money to help disadvantaged children using the arts, and invites you and your kids to come along to create works of art by adding handprints to a huge canvas of the HK skyline, having a go at graffiti and making custom totes… for free! [Meanwhile, art-loving foodie mamas should check out the amazing ART HK inspired menu at The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong – it has to be seen to be believed!]
When: 17-20 May, 12-7pm
Where: Little Picasso Studio at The Sovereign Art Foundation’s Boot, Z14, 3/F, HK Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Call 3521 1046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Bag a bargain
Savvy shopper mamas shouldn’t miss out on Escapade Sport & Leisure’s big clearance sale at the Hong Kong Cricket Club next week! There will be loads of fitness and kids brands on discounts starting at 50%, including 2XCU, Asics, Haba, Penny Scallan, Seafolly and many more. So if you need anything from nappy bags to bikinis, you can find it all here… just make sure you get there early to bag the best bargains!
When: 22 & 23 May, 10am-8pm
Where: G/F Hong Kong Cricket Club, 137 Wong Nai Chung Gap Road, Hong Kong, 2574 1861
How much: Free entry
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