Get exercise, socialize, and bond with baby, all at the same time! Activities for the under-two set can be fun and beneficial for both the parents and baby! Whether it’s tumbling, swimming, yoga, music, or dancing, we’ve got you and your babe covered with the Little Steps Guide to the best baby classes, mom and me classes, and fun playgroup classes in Hong Kong!
Want more? Here is our guide to Top Baby Playgroups And Pre-Nursery Schools in Hong Kong!
Hey baby! Join the playgroups at ESF Language & Learning Centre where your little one will start their journey down a path of inquiry-based learning early. Depending on the age of your babe, they can tailor the curriculum and choice of language (Mandarin or English) accordingly. Their level 1 starts as early as six months! Their curriculum is split into three levels, each tailored to the needs of your child's age. Click here for a playgroup trial session!
ESF Playgroups, 2nd Floor Prime Mansion, 183-187 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, email@example.com, www.esflanguagecentre.org.hk.
Formally known as PEKIP, this program has your baby’s health in mind with a range of exercises and therapies that stimulate your babes in arms, as well as a place for meeting like-minded mommas. There is play, exercise, and massage for babies to encourage the development of their psychomotor skills. Activities not only aid in the baby's development but also get parents involved in creating an instant bond with their child.
Parent-Infant Program (Formally PEKIP) In Hong Kong, Casey Building, 14th floor, C # 38 Lok Ku Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, pip@intparentinfant
It’s never too early to learn how to swim and float. Get your mini swimmers into the pool with a variety of mommy/daddy and baby swimming classes – an exercise that’s proven to relax babies and get them comfortable with being in the water. Aqua Babies' Splash Swim Program at Parkview is ideal for families living in the area. Not only is it great for your wee ones, but it also teaches parents some vital water safety techniques. Want more, click here for more swimming class recommendations including baby classes with ESF Sharks Baby & Me classes.
Aqua Babies - Splash Swim Program, Parkview Spa & Resort, 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road, Hong Kong, +852 2812 3945, firstname.lastname@example.org
From Kowloon to Central, there are plenty of community-led playgroups in Hong Kong. A lot of these playgroups are run out of churches or by moms looking to form a community. The best part? They are flexible, very affordable (many of them free), and offer options for moms to meet, greet and arrange a social time for their babies and tots. Please check as many of the community playgroups are closed due to COVID!
St. Stephen’s Playgroup, St Stephen’s Chapel, St. Stephen’s College, 22 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/groups/st.stephensplaygroup. *CLOSED DUE TO COVID
Baumhaus - Coffee Lounge, Wan Chai:1F Kar Yau Building, 36-44 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong, https://www.baumhaus.com.hk
St. John's Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk *CLOSED DUE TO COVID
USRC Playgroup - Kowloon, United Services Recreation Club, 1 Gascoigne Road, King’s Park, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 9499 6693, https://www.usrc.org.hk/playgroup.html
Mums & Bubs Playgroups - Mongkok, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/mumsandbubshk/timeline
Let your wee ones absorb knowledge like a sponge with classes at one of these awesome early learning centers designed for newborns up to 6 years old.
Magic Muffin, The Clubhouse Tregunter Towers, 18 Old Peak Road, Mid-Levels, +852 9222 6269, www.magicmuffinshk.com
City Kids, 12 Borrett Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong, +852 2522 4446, https://www.citykidshk.org/
BabySteps, 2501-2, Universal Trade Centre, 2-5A Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.babysteps.com.hk
Zen out and get a good workout with your mini-me at a mother-child yoga class. There are quite a few to choose from, including the established Flex Yoga and The Yoga Room. The classes at Little Yogis (pictured) are fabulous – a studio especially for babies and kids in Wong Chuk Hang. Pause HK offers mom and child yoga from ages 3-12, check the link below for the schedule. Please note, many are on hold due to COVID, so please check in advance.
The Yoga Room, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, +852 2544 8398, www.yogaroomhk.com
Little Yogis, Unit 1606-07, 2 Heung Yip Road, One Island South, Wong Chuk Hang, +852 2562-3688, www.littleyogishk.com
Pause Central, 16/F 41-43 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong and Pause Lantau, 8 Ngan Wan Road. Mui Wo, Lantau, Hong Kong, email@example.com, www.pause.hk.
Your babes are never too young to get active, and there are plenty of sporty activities to get them into. Sport4Kids (pictured here) has programs for children from 18 months and up, including Mini Rugby, Mini Soccer, and Adult & Infant swimming lessons. Tiny Tots offers Mini Soccer, Rugby, and Basketball for munchkins 18 months – 5 years old. Kinder Kicks runs classes all over Hong Kong for soccer kids from walking to two years. Kinder Bounce is geared toward basketball wee-stars. Rugby Tots will get your toddler ready to play!
Minisports, various locations, https://www.sportsclassesforkidshk.com/
YMCA Hong Kong, TST, Hong Kong, http://www.ymcahk.org.hk
Sport4kids, Room A-06, 1st Floor, Hang Fung Industrial Building, Phase 2, Hok Yuen St, Hung Hom, Kowloon, +852 2773 1650, www.sport4kids.hk
Tiny Tots, Universal Trade Centre Unit 03, 24/F, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Mid-Levels, +852 3488 7724, www.tinytots.com.hk
Kinder Kicks, classes all over Hong Kong, www.kinderkicks.hk
Little Kickers, various locations, https://www.littlekickers.com.hk/
Rugby Tots, various locations, https://www.rugbytots.hk/
ProActive Sports, various locations, https://hk.proactivsports.com/sports/soccer/
Kinder Bounce, classes all over Hong Kong, www.kinderkicks.hk/basketball-kinder-bounce-hk
Move For Life, Founded by Professional Dancer, Joshua Keefe, From Dancing with the Stars offers popular Babies and Toddlers Classes that play modern music and some familiar playgroup favorites to engage little people and get them moving. Their Instructors are all experienced Dance Teachers and accomplished dancers with a love for helping the next generation of movers. They use fundamental concepts from Ballet, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin, and Jazz, so children are exposed to various styles, types of movement, and music. These classes are great for Boys, not just girls, and parents and nannies are more than welcome to join the class and get moving as well. We are also loving HK Ballet's Ballet Babies program - perfect for toddlers ages 2-3. Get your tiny twinkle toes on their feet at the Twinkle Dance Company’s sweet Ballet with Mommy classes, where you can both don tutus and dance along to your very own family version of Swan Lake. Kids' Gallery offers Junior Boogie for tots 14 months to 2.5 years old.
Move For Life, Various Locations, +852 54912473, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.moveforlife.asia.
Ballet Babies By HK Ballet, https://hkballet.com/en/see-hkb/hkb-upclose-programme/hkb-workshops-ballet-babies
Baby Dance Classes @ The Little Gym, TST, Hong Kong, https://www.thelittlegym.com/HongKong/classes/dance
Toddler Dance Classes At Twinkle Ballet, Repulse Bay and Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, https://twinkledance.com/en/
YMCA Ballet And Dance Classes (Ages 3+), 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, http://www.ymcahk.org.hk
Junior Boogie @ Kids' Gallery, Locations in Central and Kowloon, www.kidsgallery.com
Island Dance School, Suite 514, Block C, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, +852 2987 1571, www.islanddance.com.hk
Kindermusik with Baumhaus (pictured) is a go-to for many music-seeking babies! The best part? It's based in the popular Baumhaus and is available in both Wanchai and Tsim Sha Tsui. Jingle Jangle in Sai Kung is another option for budding singers.
Kindermusik with Baumhaus, Wanchai, Hong Kong, www.baumhaus.com.hk
Jingle Jangle (6-26 Months), Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 6470 0067, email@example.com, www.facebook.com/jinglejanglemusic
Parsons Music Academy (Ages 1+), Various Locations, http://www.parsonsmc.com.hk/course_detail.php?section=1&subid=4&lang=en#tab_intro
Music Rings (8-26 Months), Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, https://www.musicrings.com.hk/music-playgroups--foundation-courses
Play away, mommas! Long before school, homework, and chores, this is the time when your kiddos should be focused on playing! Equipped with a fun playground and plenty of courses and classes for your little ones, My Gym is a good option for kids from 6 months to 5 years old. Kidnetic has free play in their awesome gymnastics oriented space - score!
My Gym Hong Kong, Central (Coda Plaza) And TST (Hong Kong), +852 2577 3322, www.mygymhk.com
The Little Gym, TST, https://www.thelittlegym.com/
My Kiddy Gym, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, http://www.mykiddygym.com/why.html
Kidnetic Sports, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, https://kidnetic-sports.com/open-gym/
Learning can be a whole lotta fun – especially at KiddiKraft (pictured). Tykes between 12-18 months can enroll in the KiddiPlay program, which develops speech and language skills through song: exploration and expression by music, movement, arts, and crafts. Baby Signs is a top-rated speech learning program and is offered in Hong Kong as well.
KiddiKraft, Kowloon And Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.kiddikraft.com
Spring, 3/F, Centre Point, 181-185 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. +852 3465 5000, www.spring-learning.com.hk
Southside Mandarin, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, https://www.thecclub.com.hk/
Mandarin For Munchkins, www.mandarinformunchkins.com
There are lots and lots to choose from at the English-speaking branch of the YWCA. From playgroups to classes where your kids can develop their fine motor skills, build their vocabulary while being engaged in fun activities and an array of sports. There is everything under the rainbow; the difficulty lies in choosing (and scheduling all the fun activities, of course). Check online or in person to see what’s available... these classes fill up, fast!
YWCA, 1 MacDonnell Road, Mid-Levels, +852 3476 1300, www.ywca.org.hk.