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Know & Tel: Art for the Whole Family in Hong Kong

Get creatively inspired with these family-friendly events and clubs.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 March, 2016, 1:25pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:02pm

Affordable Art Fair
A little later in the year, the Affordable Art Fair will be returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 13-15. The fair aims to create a fun and inspiring atmosphere for all art enthusiasts, whatever the age. Partnering with the Sovereign Art Foundation, the children’s studio provides interactive workshops for kids to harness their inner Picasso. These fun-filled workshops are designed to encourage children’s creativity through building sculpture, drawing and working with colors… leaving parents free to browse the galleries at their leisure. affordableartfair.com/hongkong

Faust Hong Kong
“Art month” doesn’t only mean visual art should get a spotlight. Get your kids’ creative juices flowing through drama and play at Faust Hong Kong’s Easter programs, which are now taking registrations. Classes, which are appropriate for ages 4-5, 6-8 or 8-12, aim to hone creativity, imagination, and confident communication through storytelling, all of which culminates in performances at the end of the workshops. faustworld.com

Hong Kong Science Museum
The Children’s Gallery can be found in the main exhibition hall at the Hong Kong Science Museum. A great day out for kids, the museum’s interactive tables explore the laws of science in a fun and immersive way. From the mist chamber’s “cloud ring” exhibit to its giant tube of bubbles, this is one way of getting your kids wowed on creative science from an early age. hk.science.museum

JW Kid’s Club
If you’re planning a quick getaway to Macau this Easter, take advantage of the trip to sneak in a bit of educational fun for the kids. Located at the JW Marriott Macau, the JW Kids’ Club is the world’s largest one, featuring tons of interactive activities for children, and is divided into different zones specially catered to kids of different age groups: from soft play areas to arts and crafts sections to areas dedicated to science exploration or even dance and yoga. Drop the little ones off for an afternoon while you take advantage of the spa or pool! JW Marriott Macau (Galaxy Macau), Estrada de Baia da Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, s/n, Cotai, Taipa, Macau, (+853) 8886-6888, galaxymacau.com/en/jw-marriott-macau

Maggie & Rose Beach Club
London’s family-oriented members’ club Maggie & Rose arrived in Hong Kong late last year with a fancy beach digs at Repulse Bay. Known for being a stylish members’ club with equal attention paid to grown up relaxation and fun learning for kids, your little ones can hang out in several super cool play areas, even including a Banksy-inspired graffiti booth, while parents can dig into gourmet eats and chill out at the roof terrace or beach front. There are plenty of day camps available this Easter, from Hot Cross Bun making courses to art camps, available for drop-in ($800 for non-members). Check the schedule online for more. Shop 301, 3/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd., Repulse Bay, 2638-7191, maggieandrose.com.hk

Museum of History
The Museum of History celebrates Chinese art from ancient times with its current “The Radiant Ming 1368-1644 through the Min Chiu Society Collection” exhibition, which will run until April 11. A little more on the grown up side, this exhibition explores the diverse culture of the last unified dynasty in China ruled by the Han Chinese. Want to learn more about the Ming dynasty? Parents can sit in a free talk (“Family Theatre: A Story of the Ming’s Literati”; Cantonese only) with their kids to learn about the Ming-era literati, with hour-long sessions taking place every Saturday in March. lcsd.gov.hk