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Free Things To Do: Where To Take The Kids In May

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The best wallet (and family!) friendly happenings this month!

The temperature is climbing and we couldn’t be more excited to see blue skies! This month has tons of outdoors events, from weekend bazaars to sports days, beach parties and sailing trials. Not a fan of the heat? You can always head to a market (including Sassy Mama’s Spring Marketplace!), or an open day!

Read more: The Best Outdoor Playgrounds And Parks In Hong Kong

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HHYC Sailing Centre Open Day 2019

Head to Sai Kung for Hebe Haven Yacht Club‘s Sailing Centre Open Day, which promises fun for the whole family! With everything from free sailing trials and demonstrations to kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, there’s bound to be something for everyone. There’ll also be a car boot sale, a bouncy castle, face painting and vendors – make sure to bring plenty of cash and to top up your Octopus card in advance.

When: Saturday, 4 May, 10am to 5pm
Where: Hebe Haven Yacht Club, Pak Sha Wan, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

the Hive’s Urban Farm & Feast Market

We always love learning more about where our food comes from and the Hive is giving you and your family a chance to meet the farmers, local businesses, organisations and providers that know it all. Head to its Urban Farm & Feast Market for a day of homegrown organic produce, education, and workshops.

When: Saturday, 4 May, 11am to 4pm
Where: the Hive Sheung Wan, 33-35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry to the marketplace; $100 to $12o for workshops and talks – make sure to register here

Le French May Paws & Friends Weekend Bazaar

Established in 1993, Le French May is one of the largest cultural events in Asia with more than 150 programmes presented across two months! Head to the Central Harbourfront for its “Paws & Friends Weekend Bazaar”, which consists of two days of shopping, live music, performances, and culinary delights all for a good cause! Bring your four-legged and two-legged family and friends. Proceeds will go towards animals (and people!) in need.

When: Saturday, 4 May, 12pm to 10:30pm and Sunday, 5 May, 11:30am to 9pm
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

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WISE Start With Sports: Mothers And Daughters Sports Day

With Mother’s Day coming up this month, it’s a great excuse to spend some quality time with your child. Women In Sports Empowered Hong Kong (WISE) uses sports as a tool for women’s empowerment, and to dispel gender stereotypes, helping children grow life and leadership skills! This special Mother-Daughter sports day is hosted at the Indian Recreation Club and co-organised with Hong Kong Cricket to provide some expert coaching on the day.

When: Sunday, 5 May, 9am to 11am
Where: Indian Recreation Club, 63 Caroline Hill Road, So Kon Po, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

Peel Street Poetry’s “An Evening With The Bard!”

Calling all Shakespeare enthusiasts! Peel Street Poetry’s annual Shakespeare Tribute Event is back for its third edition. Head to the Social Room for “An Evening with The Bard”, featuring performances, drama, poetry, quizzes, and music.

When: Wednesday, 8 May, 8pm onwards
Where: Social Room, 3/F, Won Hing Building, 74-78 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry

Mother’s Day Gift Fair

Celebrate the important women in your lives with ShoppingHongKong‘s artisanal bazaar at the Hong Kong Football Club. Whether you’re looking to pamper yourself or treat a loved one, you’re bound to find something amongst the handmade jewellery, sustainable clothing, gourmet chocolates and food, fine wines and more. Make sure to RSVP!

When: Saturday, 11 May, 10am to 7pm
Where: Hong Kong Football Club, The Lockhart Room, 2/F, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

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Mighty Oaks Open Day

If you’re scoping out nursery and kindergarten options, Mighty Oaks is hosting an open day this month complete with a school tour, parent seminars, and trial classes and activities. Make your way to Kennedy Town to experience a typical day and meet renowned education experts! Make sure to sign up.

When: Saturday, 11 May, 10am to 2:30pm
Where: Mighty Oaks Nursery and Kindergarten, 1/F, 46A Belchers Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

MakerHive Hong Kong’s Meet The Crafters

Hong Kong is home to incredible artists who have honed their skills to create amazing work, from gadgets to art, product innovations and more. Celebrate our town’s growing community of crafters and designers with MakerHive’s Meet The Crafters 2019, where you’ll get the chance to see what they’re making and learn even more from them!

When: Saturday, 18 May, 11am to 5pm
Where: MakerHive Hong Kong, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 10/F, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

BLUE CRUSH: a sustainable beach party

Join some of the city’s best eco-conscious brands at Shek O for a day of sun, sea, sustainability, and some shopping! Learn about plastic pollution, browse market stalls and enjoy music courtesy of top DJs playing on a solar-powered sound system. Special guests from the Ocean Recovery Alliance will be out and about during the day, explaining how to help fight the plastic plague affecting waterways and shorelines around the world. A percentage of the day’s sales and all donations will go directly to the Alliance to help fund its programmes in Asia and abroad. Remember to only bring recyclable bottles.

When: Saturday, 18 May, 12pm to 8pm
Where: Shek O Beach, Shek O Road, Shek O Village, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – donations to Ocean Recovery Alliance will be greatly appreciated!

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Sassy Mama Hong Kong’s Spring Marketplace

Our Mama Marketplace is back! Make sure to check out this year’s special spring edition, taking place at the Hive in Wong Chuk Hang. Expect kid-friendly activities and entertainment, along with a host of vendors offering everything from clothing and accessories, to homeware, eco products and (of course!) plenty of food and drink.

When: Saturday, 25 May, 11am to 5pm
Where: the Hive Spring, 3/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here

Featured image courtesy of Joshua J. Cotten via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of Hebe Haven Yacht Club via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Women In Sports Empowered Hong Kong via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Mighty Oaks via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Caroline Ingebrigtsen via Unsplash

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