When was the last time you felt connected to our planet? Felt free to play? Maybe you do it regularly, but now you want to steer your kiddo away from screens and into the endless content and play opportunities found in nature.
Get out on an adventure, test your limits, learn new skills, bond with family, and meet other adventurers at any of these fun, regenerating adventures in the wild nature of Hong Kong.
On top of an array of nature-based activities promoting regenerative living in harmony with nature – like workshops, summer camps, education, and experiential programs – this permaculture site introduced Family Camping due to popular demand. Ark Eden’s eco-camping has a perfect balance of wild nature and nearby eco-friendly facilities, making it great for toddlers and those who have yet to unleash their wild side! Tell stories around the campfire, connect with other nature-loving families and test your willingness to venture into the wilderness.
Remember how fun it is to get dirty and play just for the sake of it – or let your kids be kids and do the same. The Backyard Gand uses Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire to spark curiosity, creativity, discovery, and exploration through wet, messy, sensory, construction play in the great backyard that is the nature found in Hong Kong. Besides programs for kids of different ages, day camps, overnighters, and holiday camps, this group of nature and education enthusiasts organizes outdoor movie nights for families and friends.
Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku in Japanese, is a relatively new term for a piece of ancient knowledge: that being in nature has positive benefits for humans that go beyond physical health. It’s the wonderful practice of taking in the forest atmosphere with your senses – a form of ecotherapy available to every single person who can access a natural environment. With guidance, however, the experience can be a deeply transformative one. Certified guide Amanda Yik takes you on curated adventures around Hong Kong that open you up to peace and reconnect you with nature. Ideal for tweens and teens to create a true connection with nature.
Shinrin Yoku Hong Kong, https://www.shinrinyokuhk.com/
This outdoor nature-based developmental program lets kids connect with nature, build character and develop confidence & courage. Its trust-driven pedagogy and all-weather policy make it uniquely liberating and adventurous – kids play outside regardless of the weather, freely learn from tactile play without parents’ meddling, encounter risk with highly-skilled teachers nearby and develop their body and mind. HKFA offers weekly and weekend programs for young children, as well as holiday camps and private parties – learn everything you need to know here!
Indonesian has a concept similar to the Japanese shinrin-yoku: Kembali. It means to return to nature – and through it to our whole selves. Kembali Hong Kong’s guide Jasmine takes you on offers various restorative, rewilding experiences, workshops, and coaching programs. Check out their upcoming events for girls aged 7 to 12, designed to facilitate community by way of compassion, courage, and connection through immersive time spent outdoors. Keep an eye for family programs too, like Forest Therapy Walks, Call of the Wild programs, and more!