aside Buddha’s Birthday…………….we love birthday celebrations!

Hope everyone had a great weekend – interesting weather eh?!  I enjoyed a junk on the Saturday and a BBQ on the Sunday – both were a little rained out but thankfully still a great weekend.

So Buddha’s birthday is next week and luckily we get a day off work to celebrate!  If you are not lucky enough to be jetting off with the brood and are staying here, you might be looking for ideas of things to do with kids. 

I always say that living in Hong Kong is a different way of life and there is no denying that Hong Kong homes are smaller than we are used to.  Your best option is to get out of the flat as much as you can (yes as a real estate professional I am saying this!) and hit the road. 

So what’s on?  Here are a few picks from the team and I –

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Peggy loves the Affordable Art Fair

22 – 24 May, HKCEC

This is not just your ordinary buy and sell art affair.  In between browsing the impressive collection of art, there are a number of activities perfect for keeping creative types entertained.  Activities include a Children’s Art Studio, Gallery Speed Dating – okay this does not sound kid-friendly but I can assure you it is – a 30 minute tour around the gallery great for short attention spans, Fill in Love and Colour – a crowd sourced art project for everyone to get involved and a variety of displays and talks with topics that include nurturing the creative talents of your little ones.  If it all gets too much there’s a café a bar to relax or, depending on how you feel, to fuel up for round two.  For those of you who know me well, my father was a lover of art – well just a little!

http://affordableartfair.com/hongkong/

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Laurie suggests a child friendly hike – weather permitting!

Lamma Island, ferry services from Central and Aberdeen

As long as the weather holds this is a great option to burn some energy and experience the great outdoors.  My suggestion would be to head to Lamma Island and make a day of it.  The boat trip over to Lamma in itself is an experience in itself!  Take a stroll around this small island via the Family Trail.  It finishes at the beach where you can have a little paddle before finishing the day with dinner at one of the excellent seafood restaurants nearby.

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Winlsee is placing her bets on the Cheung Chau Bun Festival

22 – 26 May, Cheung Chau

A tower of buns and a scramble to the top of the bun tower by local competitors to be crowned King or Queen of the buns – why would you miss this?  A great festival of fun for all the family, other highlights of this weeklong festival include: Taoist ceremonies and music, the Piu Sik (Floating Colours) Parade, lion dances and drum beating.

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/events-festivals/highlight-events/cultural-celebrations.jsp?page=2#ixzz3ZRRcwf4R

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Stella Abraham

I suggest a day out in one of my favourite southside neighbourhoods……..Stanley

If you’re lucky enough to live near Stanley you should definitely make the most of the local Dragon Boat Racing season.  The warm-up to the main racing event on Saturday 23rd May on Stanley Main Beach will be a great time to show the kids the paddles without the crush of the crowd.

I would be interested in knowing others favourite things to do on a long weekend here in Hong Kong…………………………

Have a great week

Cheers

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