With an abundance of outdoor fun lined up this August, there’s no shortage of family-friendly activities to keep you and your little ones busy and amused.
Woodland Pre-School Programmes
Bored kids? Woodland Montessori Academy is hosting two separate summer camps this month. Enroll your child in the Summer Fun programme, a comprehensive and diverse programme featuring musical, culinary, arts, drama and sports activities. Alternatively, boost kids’ fitness in the Summer Sports & Games programme.
AUG 12, 15, 24
Shrewsbury International School Open House
Founded in 1552, the Shrewsbury School originated from the UK is set to open a new international school near LOHAS Park in August 2018. Applications are open for kids between the ages of 3 and 11.
After a series of full house open house sessions this year, the school will be organising four more sessions this month. If you’d like to know more about the school’s philosophy and curriculum, be sure to register in advance.
The schedule is as followed:
- Saturday, 12 August – 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
General overview covering all year groups
- Tuesday, 15 August – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Primary years curriculum at Shrewsbury (aged 5 – 11)
- Thursday, 24 August – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
General overview covering all year groups
AUG 13, 20, 27
Mix It Up Summer Workshop
Undertake a creative adventure in these reading and art sessions inspired by Hervé Tullet’s interactive children’s books. Each child leaves with a paint kit worth $100, tickets $280, held every Sunday 3-5pm.
Unit S513, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central. Register at putyourself.in. Call 2155 2282 for more details.
The Little Prince by City Contemporary Dance Company
Come witness the story of Little Prince from asteroid B-612 as you have never seen it before. The City Contemporary Dance Company has recreated the beloved childhood classic by infusing it with contemporary dance, live sand drawing, fresh music, and animation. The show is open to families with children or young adults aged 3 and above. Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium.
For further information visit hkiac.gov.hk/2017/en/littleprince.html.
Salsa Summer Party
Enjoy live performances by professional dancers from the World Salsa Championship and learn some beginners’ steps in their free workshops. Free Admission. Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
More details from leetungavenue.com.hk or Lee Tung Avenue Customer Service Hotline, 3790 2304.
Back to school
Autumn term begins at ESF schools.
World Humanitarian Day
Recognizing the aid workers who risk their lives to provide humanitarian relief.
Paws For Latin Brunch
Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation is holding a fundraising event to support more than 100 dogs in need. The fundraising-fiesta will be held at newly launched Latin restaurant, PICADA, where guests will find live performances, dog-themed cocktails, and a ‘Poodle Pinata’.
Suitable for adults and children, $500 per person which includes an appetiser buffet, main, dessert and free-flowing cava, beer, and cocktails.
2/F, LKF29, 29 Wyndham Street, Central, tickets from despugito.eventbrite.hk . Aberdeen Street, Central.
UNTIL AUG 20
Ngong Ping 360 Lantau Drumming Spectacular
A lively international drumming festival for all ages in Ngong Ping Village. Listen to drum performances at the Village Square and try your hand at different drumming styles with professional drummers.
To find out more visit np360.com.hk or call the Guest Service Hotline of Ngong Ping 360 Limited at 3666 0606.
AUG 20 & 27
Free Summer Football Trial Workshop
To know more about the trial, visit Sai Kung Bulldogs’ event page.
UNTIL AUG 23
Home Kong Exhibition in YellowKorner
As part of the city’s ongoing celebration of Establishment Day, YellowKorner is showcasing Hong Kong’s vibrant street life in a photographic tour of both its most famous and most underappreciated spaces. The exhibition presents urban street photography of Hong Kong by internationally acclaimed artists such as Laurent Dequick and Jorg Dickmann, as well as local talent Andy Yeung.
Free, 58 Hollywood Road and PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central.
‘Les Étoiles du Ballet’ by the Royal Ballet of Cambodia
Performing for the first time in Hong Kong and attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi and His Royal Highness Prince Sisowath Tesso, the royal performances will feature 14 elite dancers selected from the hundreds of hopefuls who apply each year. The royal ballet is an official UNESCO Intangible Heritage with more than 1000 years of history and association with the Khmer people of Cambodia.
8pm, Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, $200-300, urbtix.hk.
UNTIL Aug 28
IFC mall is collaborating with Japanese art collective teamLab to present an interactive digital installation that promises to offer visitors one-of-a-kind spectacle. Watch your drawings instantly come to life from 2D sketches to movable 3D digital installations in this groundbreaking artistic project.
Suitable for all ages and sessions need to be reserved at the Sketch Town ticket counter, ifc.com.hk/sketchtown.
Malvern College Rugby Experience Day
A chance for five to 12 year olds to get a taste of the global game, held with the support of Hong Kong Rugby Union. Bring along your sportswear, trainers (without spikes), water bottles, energy and the spirit to tackle every obstacle along the way (pun intended), and join Malvern College Hong Kong on this fun and exciting day.
Sessions last approx. one hour, sign up at goo.gl/VKtPZp to book a spot.
Admission free, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po.
Hong Kong Blue Tie Ball
Help support mental health, and wellness programs for young people by attending this charity ball at the Hong Kong Football Club. The evening is being hosted by the Hong Kong rugby community. Expect live music, a delicious dinner, and great community-orientated company. All proceeds go to batyr and KELY Support Group.
Tickets available at ticketflap.com. HK$1000 for a single ticket.
UNTIL SEPT 29
On Sharks and Humanity Exhibit in Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Parkview Arts Action and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum are bringing together 34 international and local artists to raise awareness about the state of our oceans. Come along to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum to take a look at paintings, sculptures, film, and photography by a mixture of internationally renowned and up-and-coming talent.
Central Ferry Pier No. 8, Man Kwong Street, Central. All ages welcome. Tickets range from $15-30, hkmaritimemuseum.org.
UNTIL OCT 18
Ancient Egypt Exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum
Explore Ancient Egypt with this special learning adventure set up at the Hong Kong Science Museum. With six Egyptian mummies and around 200 related archeological objects, the exhibition hopes to facilitate visitors’ understandings of Ancient Egypt using hologram technology, virtual reality and 3D projection mapping.
2 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, hk.science.museum for details.
UNTIL NOV 13
Hong Kong Wetland Park – Where Wonders Begin: Our Nature
The ‘Where Wonders Begin: Our Nature’ programme is a series of ‘edutainment’ activities designed to teach children and young people about Hong Kong’s biological resources and how they are used in daily life. Activities include several public guided tours, a Badge and Origami Workshop, and a ‘Traditional Wisdom Grocery Store’ Exhibition.
For more details go to wetlandpark.gov.hk