Looking for what’s new for families in Hong Kong? With a market carnival, a hotel family games room, new kids stores and more, you’re in luck this August.
If you’ve got nature lovers at home, buzz on over to tmtplaza to learn more about bees. Get your hand on a new pair of Peppa Pig-approved wellington boots for heading out and about in the mud. Pop to the pulse in Repulse Bay for the Kid-trepreneur Market Carnival for an afternoon of fun workshops, performances and more – all completely curated by kids! There’s also a new online kids toy store as well as a sustainable a online fashion store (both launched by Hong Kong mamas). Plus, find out what the new WM Hotel in Sai Kung has to offer and so much more. August, you’re looking action packed indeed!
Kid-trepreneur Market Carnival, At the pulse
Head to the pulse at Repulse Bay for a family weekend outing of shopping, picnics, performances and workshops. Everything at the “Kid-trepreneur Market Carnival” (July 24, 25 and 31, August 1, 7 and 8) is for kids and has been organised by kids, right from the design of the stalls to the workshops offered. Even though the recruitment period for participating has now ended, attending the carnival sounds like a whole lot of fun! Get your tickets at the door for entry.
kINDERSPIEL, Timeless And Educational Online Toy Shop
With four children between them (and God children, nieces, nephews…) two Hong Kong mamas and long-time friends know a thing or two about giving gifts. So much so that they started making their own gift hampers for friends, packed with adorable, fun and educational toys and child essentials. This passion grew into their recently launched online toy store, kINDERSPIEL, which has a beautiful collection of toys and games (tested and approved by its in-house experts!), all aimed at fostering meaningful exploration, creativity and learning. Look out for ethical international brands alongside local Hong Kong favourites.
Read more: The Best toy Stores In Hong Kong
Rhythm Studio, Swing Dance And Lindy Hop Classes For All
If you love dance and music and want to get active without setting foot in a gym, the newly opened Rhythm Studio will be right up your street! With award-winning teachers at the helm, build strength, stamina and coordination as well as boosting your endorphins and self-esteem in this fun environment. Grab your dancing shoes and look out for Swing classes for kids and teens. Parents can get in on the action as well with classes and socials.
MiliMilu, Online Eco-Fashion For The Whole Family
Shop sustainably when it comes to threads for the family at this brand new online store. Launching this month, it stocks simple yet sophisticated designs which are all ethically produced and socially responsible. You can shop clothing and accessories from organic sources, using natural or recycled materials, zero allergens and long-lasting materials. Founded by Hong Kong mama, Linda, all brands are handpicked and items are carefully curated. The website isn’t live just yet so take a look at its Instagram page to get some inspiration!
Hunter + Pepper Pig, Boots, Backpack And Umbrellas
As parents whose children love Peppa Pig will know, “If you jump in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots!” Well, you’re in luck this rainy season as the welly brand Hunter has teamed up with this famous little piggy to offer a super cute selection of wellies, backpack and umbrellas. Each pair of boots is handcrafted from natural, vegan rubber and features an anti-slip sole. Let the puddle jumping competitions begin!
tmtplaza’s “BEE SUMMER” Interactive Bee Kingdom
From now until Tuesday, 31 August 2021, buzz on over to tmtplaza in Tuen Mun where the mall has transformed into a hive of interactive excitement for kids. With a focus on bee conservation, youngsters can learn about these important pollinators through a variety of games, activities and sensory experiences. Venture into a giant honey jar, zip down the “Bee Hotel Slide”, head into the beehive-shaped “Five Sense Labyrinth”, and get unclose and personal with the fuzzy little fellas themselves, with the local bee conservation group, Eco Pioneer.
The Langham’s “Game On!” Staycation
Calling all computer game lovers! This new staycation package from The Langham is ideal for families with kids and teens (and big kids) who love to get competitive on their consoles. Families can enjoy some sporting fun with the newly renovated Virtual Reality, Esports, Nintendo Party Game and Retro Game Rooms. Relive your youth and teach the kids some old tricks on vintage arcade machines, hop on the racing car simulators or work your way through a choice of 40 classic Nintendo games. But don’t worry, there is a time limit on the use of the rooms so you’ll still get some screen-free family time to enjoy the other facilities as well!
Bimbo Concept’s New Hollywood Road Store And Asaya Rosewood Pop-up
As well as locations at K11 Musea and the pulse at Repulse Bay, Bimbo Concept has opened the doors to its new store at 75A Hollywood Road, Central. This well-known Hong Kong lifestyle baby store has a carefully curated selection of baby toys, nursery items, furniture, kids clothing, baby gifts and more. It also has a pop-up at the Asaya Rosewood Hotel from now until Wednesday, 25th August 2021.
The WM Hotel In Sai Kung
The latest staycation hotel to add to your list, the WM Hotel in Sai Kung is set to open its doors this month. From the architects Aedas, that gave us Hotel Indigo and the Hong Kong West Kowloon Station among other futuristic designs in the city, the hotel will offer luxury accommodation set against the beautiful backdrop of Sai Kung’s landscape. With 260 rooms, a health centre, infinity pool, rooftop gardens and more, check out the Kids Fun By The Beach package and get ready for some R&R!