Where to entertain your kids this month.
One of the perks of living in a big city is that there is always something to do. October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month so expect to see lots of pink-themed events around town. A great one to get the kids involved in is the annual Pink Walk For Breast Health up on the Peak. Continuing our pink theme, there’s never been a better time to head out to Tung Chung and go searching for the endangered Hong Kong pink dolphins. Want to get the little ones interested in the arts? Let them try their hand at calligraphy. Or head out to Tuen Mun for the HK Philharmonic Society’s rendition of Peter and the Wolf. Rounding out the month is everyone’s favourite spooky holiday, Halloween! Get the kids excited with a visit to Disneyland’s Halloween celebrations.
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Hong Kong’s famous pink dolphins are under threat — now more than ever before! Hong Kong Dolphin Watch has been providing eco-tours to view these marvellous endangered creatures in their natural habitat for over 20 years. Your day out includes pick up from Tsim Sha Tsui (if needed), around three hours at sea looking for dolphins onboard a modern vessel and light refreshments.
The kids (and mum and dad!) will love a refreshing morning out on the water. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to go dolphin watching, now is the time to support both the endangered dolphins and an important local business.
When: Every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; 8:50am onwards if opting for pick up from Kowloon, 9:25am onwards if joining from Tung Chung New Development Pier
Where: Town pick-up – The Kowloon Hotel, Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; Boat boarding – Tung Chung New Development Pier, Lantau Island
How much: Adults (aged 12+) $460; Children (3 to 11 years) $230; Infants (under 3 years) $50
Contact: 2984 1414, firstname.lastname@example.org, Hong Kong Dolphin Watch
Introduce your children to the art of calligraphy. Kalo Make Art is hosting weekend workshops for kids and teens (aged 7 to 16) during October. Help your youngsters to explore the beauty of handwriting, learn patience and to enhance their creativity. Students will learn to use a dip pen or a brush pen (or both) as they focus on either capital or lower case letters (depending on the workshop).
When: 10:30am to 12pm, Sunday, 6 October, 2019 (capital letters); 10:30am to 12pm, Sunday, 20 October 2019 (lower case letters)
Where: Kalo Make Art Studio, Room 201, Ivy House, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $500 (or sign up with a friend and pay $900 for two students)
Contact: Kalo Make Art
Get your kids interested in classical music with this enchanting performance. The story is about a young boy called Peter who lives with his Grandfather in Russia and follows his adventures to catch a wolf (with his friends the cat, duck and bird of course!). Set to the score of Mozart, Ravel and Prokofiev, this is a great way to introduce performing arts and music to your little ones (aged 3 and up).
When: 3pm and 8pm, Saturday, 12 October, 2019
Where: Tuen Mun Town Hall Auditorium, 3 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong
How much: From $180
Contact: Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, Tickets from URBTIX
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and what better way to get involved than with a family walk for charity! Join the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation as it celebrates 15 years of the annual Pink Walk for Breast Health. Your participation and support is vital to help the foundation continue its important work in the local community. Bring along your water bottle, umbrella, kids and dogs and join in the leisurely stroll around Lugard Road, all for a good cause!
When: 8am to 1pm, Sunday, 27 October 2019
Where: The Peak
How much: $350 (proceeds towards Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation)
Contact: Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, Facebook
October can mean only one thing, Halloween! This month the classic Disney villains are taking over our beloved Disneyland for a spooky good time. Be sure to make time to pose with your favourite characters in their Halloween costumes and bop along to the Halloween Street Party.
You’ll want to catch the performance of “Let’s Get Wicked” where the villains that we love to hate take to the stage in a starring role, or stay at the park into the evening to enjoy Jack Skellington’s Villainous Gathering. And make sure you don’t forget to stop by Halloween Town to join in some trick-or-treating — will you get a surprise or a scare?!
When: Daily until 31 October, 2019
Where: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Adults (aged 12+) $639; Children (aged 3 to 11) $475
Contact: Hong Kong Disneyland
Featured image courtesy of Toa Heftiba via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of HK Dolphin Watch via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Kalo Make Art, image 3 courtesy of HK Phil, image 4 courtesy of Jakob Owens via Unsplash, image 5 courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland.