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Free Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong: August 2019

Free Events in Hong Kong: August 2019
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The best free things to do with kids this month!

Looking for ways to entertain the kids this month without breaking the bank? Don’t worry mamas, we have you covered with our August round-up of free things to do with kids. From House 1881’s open-air market to Lee Gardens exclusive peek behind the scenes of the show of the summer, there’s plenty to get you and the kids out and about.

Wanting something a little more educationally-minded to keep the grey matter ticking over? Asia Society’s latest exhibition spotlights the devastating ecological impact of last year’s Typhoon Mangkhut. Or if your family are fitness fans, Pure Fitness’ outdoor yoga extravaganza could be a great bonding experience for those with older teens. Happy August!

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Free Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong: House 1881 Summer Sensations Open Air Market

The Market @ House 1881

We’re huge fans of open-air markets as a refreshing change from your standard Hong Kong mall, so expect to find us camped out at House 1881 all summer long for its weekend pop-up. Every Saturday and Sunday in August they’ll be welcoming a host of hand-picked vendors specialising in home-grown, sustainable, organic and eco-friendly wares. Think herbal drinks from CheckCheckCin, cookies from Blesscuit and artisanal burgers from Honbo. Snacking options aside, you’ll also be able to shop items from Bagel Baggo, Oh My Deer and more – all to the tune of live music and busking!

When: Every weekend this month, 11am to 6pm
Where: House 1881, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

Free Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong: Ghibli Experiential Zone at House 1881 Hong Kong

Ghibli Experiential Zone

Calling all fans of Studio Ghibli! The Ghibli Experiential Zone located in House 1881 brings anime classics to life through a series of dazzling floral installations. Kids will love the larger than life iterations of films such as My Neighbour Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle, which will be scattered throughout the iconic heritage hotel. Our favourites include the No-face man from Spirited Away and the giant Laputan Robot from Castle in the Sky.

When: Now until Saturday, 31 August 2019
Where: House 1881, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

Free Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong: To See the Forest and the Trees Asia Society Exhibition

To See The Forest And The Trees

Inspired as a response to Hong Kong’s devastating loss of trees caused by last year’s Typhoon Mangkhut, Asia Society’s summer exhibition draws attention to the significance of topiary to our local environment, culture and history. Featuring six brand new commissions by artists including James Prosek, Haley van Oosten and Trevor Yeung, this is a fantastic opportunity to teach the little ones about sustainability and culture.

When: Now until Sunday, 8 September 2019, 11am to 6pm (gallery closed on Mondays; last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
Where: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

Summer Fun At The Peak

Summer Fun @ The Peak

Now that the tram service is back in full swing, it’d be rude not to take advantage of everyone’s favourite Hong Kong landmark this summer. And with The Peak hosting an all-out holiday extravaganza, we can’t think of a better excuse to treat the family to a big day out. Summer Fun @ The Peak will feature a range of creative arts and crafts workshops, live performances, magic and bubble shows, stilt-walkers, Chinese yoyo demonstrations and more! Make sure to check the website for the full timetable.

When: Now until Sunday, 1 September 2019
Where: The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

Free Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong: Peter Pan Ballet Exhibition Lee Garden

Ballet In Lee Gardens: Peter Pan

In celebration of the Asian premiere of Septime Webre’s Peter Pan, Lee Gardens has lined up a whole host of fun-filled interactive Peter Pan-themed activities for parents and kids alike to enjoy! From now until the end of the month, head over to the Peter Pan Ballet Exhibition for an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the production. And on Saturday, 31 August join Peter, Captain Hook and the gang for a live parade and performances from the show. Growing up is overrated anyway!

When: Now until Saturday, 31 August 2019
Where: G/F Lee Garden One and 2/F Lee Garden Two, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

Free Events in Hong Kong: Pure Playground 2019 Outdoor Yoga

Pure Playground 2019

Pure Fitness’ annual outdoor yoga extravaganza is back. For the third year running, Pure Playground is taking over Central Harbourfront with group classes and fitness and nutrition consultations galore. The best part? It’s all absolutely free. You don’t even need to register to join the fun – simply rock up with a yoga mat and you’re good to go. We think this would be a great introduction to yoga and fitness for older teens!

When: Sunday, 18 August 2019, 3pm to 9pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry

Free Events in Hong Kong: How to Get into Top UK Schools Education Seminar

How To Get Into Top UK Schools

If you’re looking further afield for your kid’s schooling, why not aim for the very best? We’re talking Eton, Winchester, Wycombe Abbey or Westminster. Here to help with that is education expert Dr Jessica, who holds an Honorary Norham Fellowship at the University of Oxford. In this exclusive seminar at Brandon Learning Centre, Dr Jessica will be sharing her experience and insight, delving into questions such as “when and how do we choose schools?” and “how do we prepare for entrance examinations?”

When: Saturday, 24 August 2019, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Where: Brandon Learning Centre, Unit 1A, Vulcan House, 21-23 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How Much: Free entry (register here)

Featured image courtesy of Lee Gardens and Hong Kong Ballet, image 1 courtesy of House 1881, image 2 courtesy of House 1881 via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Jimmy Chan via Pexels, image 4 courtesy of The Peak, image 5 courtesy of Pure Yoga Official via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Pixabay via Pexels.

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