Fun-filled activities that children (and adults) will love.
How is it April already? As much as we love Easter and all of the chocolate-themed festivities that go with it, there’s plenty of other activities to keep the whole family occupied this month. Spend the day channelling your child’s inner artist, working up a sweat, or watching a bug-themed musical. There’s truly something on offer to suit everyone this April.
This award-winning musical extravaganza is sure to be a hit with the kids. Bug Symphony tells the tale of two humans having a picnic in a park when they are interrupted by a bug orchestra. Join them on their fantastical journey, which is filled with whimsical costumes, music, dance and lots of laughter. The cast of 60 performers includes Scotty and Lulu, who have been performing in Hong Kong for more than 20 years. Don’t miss the free pre-show activities that will take place 45 minutes prior to each performance. Make a bee-line (see what we did there!) for the Exhibition Hall for face painting, kids’ tattoos and a live insect exhibition. The show lasts for an hour and a half and is open to children aged three and up.
When: Saturday, 6 April and Sunday, 7 April, various times
Where: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $250 to $550; various discounts available
Contact: 2864 2151, [email protected], www.bugsymphony.com
It’s never too early to cultivate an interest in art! Where better to start than at the most visited multi-sensory exhibition in the world? Accompany Vincent van Gogh on a journey throughout all the locations where he created his famed artworks. Over 3,000 images are displayed across the walls, ceilings and floors of the space, creating a truly immersive experience. Adults and kids alike will be inspired by Van Gogh Alive.
When: Saturday, 6 April to Sunday, 7 July
Where: 1/F, FTLife Tower, 18 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Free for children under 4; $190 for children aged 4 to 15; $230 for adults
Contact: [email protected], www.vangoghalive.hk
Hong Kong’s largest outdoor wellness festival is back! IRIS will appeal to people of all ages. Parents will love the yoga, fitness and (much needed) meditation zones. Kids are sure to enjoy The Playground, which is an area that offers lots of fun bonding activities for families. We’re also looking forward to the silent disco – the perfect place to dance the day away with your little ones!
When: Saturday, 27 April, 10:30am to 9pm and Sunday, 28 April, 9am to 6pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, Lung Wo Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free for children under 12; $280 for a single day pass; $380 for a weekend pass
Get some exercise in before a chocolate-filled weekend. Best of all, kids of all ages can participate! There’s the 5km kids run for 10 to 15 year-olds, while younger ones (6 to 9 year-olds) can get involved by running with a parent in the family category. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in each section. Dust off those trainers and get running!
Tai Kwun Contemporary is holding a fun-filled family day this April. Kids can get involved with various unique gallery activities and children’s workshops. Artistic children will not want to miss this! You need to book tickets for each activity separately, so plan ahead. Children over 5 are welcome to attend and the price includes one adult and one child.
When: Sunday, 7 April
Where: J/C Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $50