How time flies! The Back to School preparations are still fresh in the mind, yet somehow it’s already time to start planning activities for the first half-term break in Hong Kong! So, let Little Steps help you to enjoy the break, safe in the knowledge that the kids will be taking part in some great activities and learning while having fun!
Hong Kong is full of new ideas, people, and experiences this October. So we’ve rounded up some cool camps, workshops, and activities to keep those little minds expanding and ensure the kids have a fun-packed half-term holiday! Here comes October Camps In Hong Kong 2022!
Looking for more fun October half-term inspiration in Hong Kong?
Get your kids moving and grooving back in studios now with Move For Life! There are camps for Little Movers (2-5 years), Move Monkeys (6-12 years) and Koala Boppers SEN kids (5-19 years).
Their variety camps combine Arts and Crafts, free play, dance, yoga, indoor and outdoor games, discos and more so that mid-term breaks are barrels of fun for kids to make memories, new friends and use up all that energy. Early bird discounts are available – and the more days you book, the bigger the discounts! Sign-ups get a free camp T-shirt.
Cost: from HK$495 per day
When: October 17-21, 2022
Wondering which sports camp to enrol your child into this October? Minisport's award winning camps will take that stress away! Covering 4 main sports - football, basketball, rugby & tennis – they’re bound to accelerate your child’s passion for sport and help them develop fundamental ball skills. Treasure hunts, water fights, beach trips, stickers, certificates and even reports ensure that your child has an unforgettable week away from school. Whether you’re looking for indoor venues, outdoor, parks or beaches, Minisport has it all. Spaces are limited so enrol now!
Cost: From HK$375 per day; 10% off until September 23
When: October 17-21, 2022
Come for some PTH fun at the C Club! For the week-long holiday in October, they will be offering Chinese learning, STEM, Cooking, Art, PTH Drama and more. All classes will be taught in Mandarin.
Cost: Varies. Enrolment is subject to 10% discount if enrolled and paid before September 17 and 5% before September 24.
When: October 5-8, 2022 and October 17-21, 2022
Tune in to all things unknown and mysterious this October with Colour My World. Celebrate the spooktacular holiday with fun, eerie aesthetics by participating in their art, drama and storytelling camps, which run for 3 mornings over 3 weeks. Suitable for children aged 4-6 years and 7-12 years, those aged 8 or over can try their hand at editorial writing, design skills, digital editing and iPhone photography.
We love the sound of Curse of the Mummy, a decorated mixed media plaster sculpture class where kids 4-6 years create a mummy inspired by Murray from Hotel Transylvania, and The Monster Experiment, which sees kids aged 7-10 build their own monster in a game of blind selection!
Illustration credit: Carmen Saldana
Cost: HK$1,950-HK$2,400 per week
When: October 5-7, 19-21 & 26-28
ActiveKids has a wide variety of programs to engage your children this half term. Camp topics including Science, Cooking, International Chess, Robotics & Coding, Arts & Crafts and Fashion Design. Your child can decide whether they want to take home cool hands-on science projects, learn Chess from the best, cook up a storm, explore Robotics & Coding, become the next top designer or unlock their inner Picasso!
When: October 3-7 & 17-22, 2022
Looking for lots of choice? YWCA offers a wide variety of camps. Whether your little one is passionate about drama, cooking, drawing, or science, you'll find something at YWCA International Kids Club! This October they have some extraordinary camps, like Kinderbounce Basketball (2 years), Family Nature Play Series (parents and kids aged 3 years up), Kids Can Cook (ages 3-6 years), and many more. They are located in Mid-levels, which is a fabulous location for families in the area.
When: October 3-21, 2022
Looking for something a bit different this half term? How about Curiosity Kids' DIY Musical Instruments holiday camp, where children explore concepts of science as they make different musical instruments that they can take home. As always, this is a hands-on camp where every child will be engaged and immersed in the activities. A minimum of 4 children is required and the camp can be conducted at your home, clubhouse or venue of your choice.
They are also offering another camp from October 3-7 (10-11am 3-4 years; 11.15-12.15pm 5-6 years) at Mulberry House International Kindergarten Southside. Register via WhatsApp on +852 4615 7174.
Cost: HK$1,000 plus transport costs
When: October 7-28, 2022
Mini Mandarins have lined up a great range of activities for your child this mid-term holiday. With festive Hallowe'en crafts, stories and games weaved in, their award-winning unique thematic curriculum with situational learning will ensure your child foster language development, makes new friends and nurture confidence in Mandarin during the mid-term break. All sessions are 2 hours each, including Mandarin immersive fun times at our role play interactive learning area.
Cost: HK$800 per session; 10% off for Little Steps readers with code LSAMM2022OCT
When: October 3-21, 2022, 9.30am-11,30am & 2pm-4pm
Asia Adventure Sport's holiday camps go beyond the usual activities to offer orienteering, zip line, kayaking team sports and competitions! There's also the chance to do some sea swimming at Shung Sze Wan beach in Clearwater Bay, or She Ha beach in Sai Kung.
Cost: 3-day camp HK$2,400, 5-day camp HK$4,000
When: October 3-7 & 17-19 Central; October 3-7 Sai Kung, October 17-19 Clearwater Bay
Where: Asia Adventure Sport, camps at Central, Sai Kung and Clearwater Bay; +852 4611 6214, email@example.com, asiaadventuresport.com
Join Cobo’s October mid-term coding & robotics camp to hone your child's logical thinking and problem solving skills while having lots of fun! As official Global Training Partners of Microsoft and Minecraft, their programs include Mobile App Development, Game Development, Web Design, Virtual Reality and Python.
Cost: From HK$4,000 a week
Ark Eden on Lantau has a great week of fun-filled outdoor camps lined up, including Mud Monday, Zombie Survival Camp and a Day on the Farm, where kids do composting, make worm farms and build vegetable beds. There is an overnight option where children camp out and enjoy pizza, a night walk and sitting round a roaring camp fire! Drop and pick up at Central piers if you're in Hong Kong, and Mui Wo pier if you live in Lantau.
Cost: HK$670-HK$750 per day; single or multi-day packages available
When: October 17-22; optional overnight camp on October 20
STAGE RIGHT! is renowned for offering some great theatre workshops, along with Storytime Drama and Music, where children become animals, pirates, kings and princesses! They also offer Creative Writing workshops, and not forgetting their fabulous Play in a Day, where children audition, rehearse and perform all in one day! Collaborate and problem solve in this fun, fast-paced program, which is guaranteed to challenge and delight.
When: October 17-22, 2022
Join ESF Sports for a fun-filled week packed full of specialty sports activities and make friends along the way! You can expect Swimming, Multi -Sports, Football, Gymnastics, Tennis, Basketball, and Fencing. Classes are taught by specialist coaches and focus on skill building through games. It all helps your child develop a passion for different sports.
When: October 8-11, 2022
Where: various locations around Hong Kong, +852 2711 1280, www.esf.org.hk/camps
Join Little Genius House for some great half-term camps this year! The only bilingual kids club in Hong Kong has organised some inspiring classes that are sure to keep your little ones entertained over the holidays. Activities include cooking, culture studies, arts and crafts, and gardening. If you're looking for something a bit more academic, they will also be offering STEM-based classes, too!
Cost: HK$1,000 for 3 hours, HK$2,000 for 7 hours
When: October 15-23 , 2022 at 9:30am-12.30pm, 1:30pm-4.30pm or 9.30am-4.30pm)
Encourage your child to embrace a passion for the arts this half term and let them learn about different art forms, whether it’s visual, performing, or communication arts with Kids Gallery. The theme for last year's program was Kaleidoscope, and this year is sure to be similarly creative.
Have a little Indiana Jones at home? Then make sure to check out Treasure Island’s Autumn Adventure camps! This camp offers children the chance to develop outdoor leadership skills like trip preparation, equipment management, and self-organization, with raft building and orienteering on the agenda. The camps take place at various locations on Lantau Island.
Cost: From HK$4,800 per week
When: October 17-21, 2022
Experience the Ballroom Bees magic of ballroom dancing with a modern twist this half-term at their camps with YWCA! They will improve your child's endurance, stamina, strength and energy levels. To sign up for the classes or find out more, click here
Where: Ballroom Bees YWCA Camps, 3/F, 1 MacDonnell Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3476 1340, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.clle.ywca.org.hk
Whether your child is new to drama or writing, or an experienced performer/writer, Faust’s holiday programs offer a wonderful holiday experience and a fun boost of creativity and confidence for everyone involved! This year, there are creative writing, holiday theatre and musical theater workshops, which will be held small groups to enable children to express themselves confidently on stage and on the page! Their popular Play in a Day workshop, meanwhile, is a unique day-long experience where members produce and put on their own performance in just one day!
Cost: HK$3,280 for the week
When: October 3-7, October 17-21, 2022
Where: Faust, 5/F, Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359 & 361 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong +852 2547 9114, www.faustworld.com
Qurio Camps - Science, robotics, and coding camps in Kowloon Bay, ages 4-12
First Code Academy - Coding Camps, ages 5+
Banana Art Club - Halloween Art Camps for Kids, all ages
Yifan Mandarin - Mandarin Camps in Central, ages 3-14
Lifelong Labs - Fashion Design, Music, Film Camps in Sheung Wan, ages 7+
The World Of Yoga - Wellness Camps in Sai Ying Pun, ages 5-10
The Backyard Gang - Outdoor Camps in Wong Chuk Hang, ages 3-9
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