Easter fun

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 March, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 March, 2005, 12:00am


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Make the most of your chocolate-fuelled energy this Easter by getting out and trying something new. Here's a selection of activities to keep you from going hopping mad.

Easter Soccer Camp

Football buffs, get your boots ready. Brazilian Soccer Schools and Premier Sport and Leisure will hold a four-day Easter Soccer Camp from March 30 on Cheung Chau Island for five- to 14-year-olds. There will be a wide variety of activities including water sports, drama, arts and crafts, rope courses, barbecues and, of course, football.

The price is $2,150. Call Brazilian Soccer Schools on 2385 9677 or Premier Sport on 9278 2774 for details. The application deadline is March 28.

Poco's Happy Easter

Poco's Fun Club will hold an Easter buffet feast today at Wooloomooloo Bar & Grill (G/F & 1/F Onfem Tower, 29 Wyndham Street, Central) for children aged two to seven and their parents.

Apart from interactive song and dance performances, there will be an Easter egg hunt, a rabbit race and a lucky draw. You can also make your own bunny ears or photo frame.

Call 3128 8288 for reservations. Children $138 and adults $168.

Adopt a bunny

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) collects about 9,000 animals, including rabbits, every year.

You can adopt a bunny for $20. You must present proof of residential address to the SPCA Homing Department and, if you are under 21, your parents must adopt it on your behalf.

Call the SPCA Homing Department on 2232 5529 for more information. You can also visit www.spca.org.hk/homing/animals/ to check out pictures of your potential bunny.

A word of advice from Rebecca Ngan Yee-ling of the SPCA: 'Adults and children should know that rabbits have life spans of several years, and they should not be abandoned after Easter.'

Sweets for Wishes

Toss a coin and make a wish at the wishing well set up by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong on the third floor of Ocean Terminal from March 25 to 28.

You will be rewarded with a pack of Nestle's Frutips Juicy Bugs and a bunny ear headdress if you donate over $20 to this charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

If you can do magic tricks or twist balloons, you can also volunteer to entertain the crowd and volunteers. Call 2579 2402.

Ocean Park Pandas & Friends FunFest

From March 24, Ocean Park will have a 20-foot-high Easter egg - the biggest in Hong Kong - with drawings by 100 students to celebrate Easter. There is also a gigantic Easter egg basket, in which you can put eggs bought at the park. Proceeds from the eggs will go to Hong Kong Society for Panda Conservation. You can guess the number of Easter eggs in the basket to win a prize.

Easter at Sai Kung waterfront

A series of activities including an egg hunt, an egg-decorating contest, a bunny dress-up contest, an egg-and-spoon race and a bunny-hop sack race will be held at Sai Square from March 25 to 28. All participants will win a prize.

The events are free, but Sai Square restaurant customers will have priority. An Easter dinner buffet for one adult and a child under 10 is $199. $78 for children over 10. Call 2792 8900 for reservations.