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Unique New Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong In 2021

New Restaurants, Events, Trending Activities & More!

2020 has been a whirlwind of a year! With all its ups and downs, many of us are ready to click on that reset button. As we embark on a new year of fresh beginnings, there are plenty of things to look forward to as we ring in the New Year. Whether you’re on the lookout for a new family-friendly dining spot, seeking out the latest baby gadgets, or checking out the coolest happenings for the whole tribe, Little Steps is here to invite you to all the newest openings in town. So come on in, and give yourself a fresh and fun start to a phenomenal 2021. Happy New Year!

  • Family-Friendly Events In 2021

    There are plenty of fun events to look forward to in 2021! From a life-size Frozen exhibition to musical adventures to challenging and fun obstacle course races, there is something for every kind of kid in Hong Kong! And don’t worry, moms and dads, we didn’t forget you! There are some things for just the grown-ups to enjoy, too!

    Family-Friendly:

    1. Spartan Kids Race – Watch your athletic tribe challenge themselves to a series of obstacle course races while rolling in mud and crushing their way through Spartan’s first-ever standalone kid's race! Have fun cheering on your athletes in the open and competitive races for kids aged 4-14 years. March 6, 2021
    2. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire In Concert – Whether you’re a Gryffindor or a Hufflepuff, your wizards will love watching the fourth film of the Harry Potter series on a high-definition 40-foot screen while the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong performs the magical score live – really bringing the movie to life! April 21, 2021

    For mom & dad:

    1. Avril Lavigne World Tour – Channel your inner rock stars and make date night wild and popping at the Avril Lavigne “Head above Water” concert. February 9, 2021
    2. Affordable Art Fair – Splash a little color to your life and check out the Art Fair, where local and international galleries will showcase a collection of fresh and contemporary artworks ranging between HK$1000 and HK$100,000. May 27 – May 30, 2021
    3. Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon – Bring out those running shoes and challenge yourselves to the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon – perfect for moms and dads looking to stay healthy and fit together! October 24, 2021
  • Trending Activities And Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong 2021

    Children of all ages and grown-ups alike residing in this great city have a lot to look forward to in 2021! Hong Kong never fails to excite and is continuously raising the bar when it comes to unique ideas to keep everyone entertained.

    1. Brrr! It’s getting cooler in 2021 with the opening of Hong Kong’s largest ice-skating rink in Discovery Bay! The Discovery Bay Ice Rink will feature state-of-the-art amenities along with a professional coaching team. Offering a skating school for all levels of skaters, kids, teens, or grownups can choose between a variety of classes such as figure skating or ice hockey.
    2. The ever-extending 60km bicycling track from Tuen Mun To Ma On Shan is completing an additional 2km track, in early 2021, between Tsing Tsuen Bridge and Bayview Garden in Tsuen Wan, perfect for families looking to spin those wheels and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Eco-Friendly News In Hong Kong

    Fortunately, for the sake of our planet and our beloved city, we are all becoming more environmentally friendly. This is translating through to a new and improved Hong Kong in the New Year with more amazing recycling opportunities, green investment opportunities, and sustainable and plant-based food options.

    1. Green @ Community’s 22 New Recycling Stores – The Environmental Protection Department is building 22 new recycling stores in 18 districts to make collecting and sorting of recyclables easier for the public and more efficient.
    2. TN Meat – A new brand that offers plant-based, 100% GMO-free meats available at HKTVMall.
    3. Sustainable And Green Exchange – A new online portal created to provide greater information, access, and transparency on sustainable green and social investment
  • New Restaurants In Hong Kong For Kids In 2021

    When it comes to the diversity of cuisines in Hong Kong, we are truly spoiled for choice! The fast pace of city life means a new restaurant always seems to be opening somewhere, whether on the Island, the Kowloon, or in New Territories. Little Steps has wined and dined to seek out 2021's top restaurants for all occasions.

    Family-Friendly:

    1. Acme – From the same owner of Baked comes a new hotspot in Soho for authentic middle-eastern dishes. Set to open in late December 2020, this is a great casual spot to bring in the family for some delicious grub. Kids will love witnessing some old (yet gold) cooking methods like grilling over coal and an open fire.
    2. Levain Bakery - For fresh, premium quality artisan bread and delicious pastries, head over to their new location in Discovery Bay - be sure to place your orders in quick as these tasty goodies sell fast!
    3. Viet Bu Tong Kitchen & Bar - Discovery Bay is gaining another great dining option with this neighborhood bar and grill serving up yummy Vietnamese food - perfect for HK kids with international taste buds!
    4. J.A.M (Joint Asian Market) -  For a quick, casual bite that needs to cater to your family's varied individual tastes, this space provides four Asian cuisines - Korean, Vietnamese, Dim Sum, and Singaporean favorites - to satisfy everyone!

    Date night:

    1. The Aubrey – An eccentric Japanese Izakaya will be the hottest spot for your next date night and is set to open in January 2021, just in time to sweep your date off their feet – quite literally as it sits on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental. Spoil your dearest with delicious Japanese cuisine, mouth-watering cocktails, and stunning panoramic views.
    2. Man Wah - For Chinese fine-dining, this restaurant is undergoing a renovation and will occupy a new space – the old M Bar at the Mandarin Oriental – while featuring a new and fresh look yet maintaining its exquisite cuisine!
    3. Masa Hong Kong - Whisk your date away to the likes of Japan in this minimalistic, clean space with Kumiko grid-works for refined and savory omakase in truly inventive styles.
  • New Kids Shops In Hong Kong

    Shopping is a big deal in Hong Kong, yet it can be hard to notice the newcomers with so many malls. Not to worry, Little Steps has uncovered all that’s new for your shopping needs in 2021!

    1. Milk It Baby – Founded on a belief that playtime should be adventurous, educational, yet still stylish makes way for Milk It Baby. Featuring high-quality, environmentally conscious lifestyle products as they are aesthetically pleasing will make this an easy choice for mom and dad. Find gorgeous teethers, playmats, silicone bibs, and suction bowls for babies without compromising their chic style.
    2. Bookidzine – From Hong Kong’s favorite bookstore comes this new concept-store in IFC, which is every child’s dream and will make every parent’s life so much easier! With hundreds of toys, games, and activity kits to choose from, this will quickly become your one-stop-shop for all of your little ones’ favorites.
    3. Decathlon’s 2 New Stores – Between school camps and outdoor adventures at our doorsteps, sporting goods are a necessity in HK! And fortunately, Decathlon has 2 new stores in Central and Kowloon Bay, bringing us more convenience than ever! Central's primary collection revolves around fitness and yoga, while the Kowloon Bay offers a next-gen shopping experience with “click & collect” and “grab & go” opportunities.
  • New Hotels In Hong Kong

    Although travel may be halted even as we enter the New Year, we can still rid ourselves of the travel-bug with a little staycation in the city we love. Hong Kong, resilient as ever, is moving ahead with plans of new hotels and new experiences for its residents. Staycations are here to stay, and the arrival of new hotels in 2021 reveals the booming, bounce-back nature of Hong Kong!

    1. Hotel Alexandra – Set to open in the Spring of 2021 at a scenic waterfront area of North Point is Hotel Alexandra. Picture timeless affluent Victorian elegance whimsically combined with modern concepts to taste something fresh and beautiful – perfect for the Spring season. The hotel will feature 840 artisanal rooms and suites, with many overlooking the harbor and all offering private dining, Wi-Fi, and modern facilities – perfect for wining and dining your loved one!
    2. The Hari Hotel – Opened at the end of 2020, the new Hari Hotel sits in Hong Kong's heart and allows you to witness iconic Hong Kong with views overlooking Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, The Peak, and Victoria Harbour. The convenient location and the stunning interiors in the 210 luxury bedrooms and 3 suites make this stylist retreat perfect for a luxurious staycation!
    3. The Sheraton Tung Chung – If you enjoy the hikes and greenery on Lantau Island, then the Sheraton Tung Chung is great for a leisurely escape from the city. Enjoy mountain and sea views, easy access to the airport, and five-star hospitality. The full-length windows in the 218 rooms allow you to fully take in the scenic views, while Sunset Grill on the rooftop gives you sophisticated dining, among other great options!
  • Birthday Party News Hong Kong

    Partying may have switched gears in light of the coronavirus, however, virtual parties have stepped up their game – so that you don’t have to stop your celebrations! Here are some of our favorite places to pick up party décor and still have the party going, whether it’s virtual or in-person!

    1. When it comes to partying, Swoon Swoiree is an all-time favorite. They now offer virtual party kits to help you celebrate in style. The kits are stuffed with games, party favors, and treats – for both the birthday kid and their guests – allowing you to have the best virtual party ever!
    2. Another one to hit the party scene this year is AirBnB experiences – giving your party a creative twist by allowing you to virtually travel, bake with the family, or visit sharks and sheep abroad!
    3. Let’s face it – the moment we finish up planning and hosting one birthday party, it feels like our eager birthday enthusiasts are coming up with big ideas for the next. With so many parties to plan and birthdays to attend, it’s important to save wherever we can. Here are some of Little Steps tried and tested ways to have your next fab birthday party on a budget!
  • Pregnancy News In Hong Kong

    It seems like every year comes with leaps in innovations, especially in baby products! From new features and tweaks to our favorite classics to absolutely creative new ideas to make the lives of parents a little easier, Little Steps has delved deep to sniff out the best deals and most useful gadgets and resources that all moms and dads will want to have this year!

    1. Diaper Bag Backpack + Foldable Baby Bed + Changing Station In 1 – For dads and moms on the go, this product makes lives easier now that you can have all your essentials in one carry-on with the bonus of having a foldable baby bed – allowing your little one to sleep well wherever you are!
    2. Moms On Call – Whoever said that babies don’t come with a manual will think again after checking out Moms On Call's services. Providing online video courses, consultants based on your baby’s age and needs, as well as the latest products – this one-stop online shop is everything!
    3. Ergo Omni Baby Carrier – The most versatile baby carrier yet, it offers 4 carry positions. Parents can easily switch baby to face out or in a while on the move – perfect for parents on the go! It also adjusts from newborn to toddler without an extra infant insert.
  • After School Activities In Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is ever buzzing with new and creative ways to keep the kids learning and active. Check out some of Little Steps finds on the newest classes for kids in Hong Kong.

    1. Wonderlings Inquiry-Based Drama And Communication Courses - A teaching methodology that focuses on encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving while nurturing strong-communication skills! Perfect for kids 3-6 years.
    2. Know Your Wealth HK – Financial literacy and entrepreneurship courses for children.
    3. Minisport Private Coaching – Private coaching classes geared towards kids aged 1.5-5 years to learn basic ball skills, movement, and body control and get comfortable with four popular sports – football, tennis, rugby, and basketball.
    4. Lifelong Labs – Workshops in YouTube video production, digital photography, website building, and admission portfolio-building for kids aged 4+.
    5. African Drumming Class – For kids who love a good beat, learn how to play the djembe and make new friends in the process!
  • New Family-Friendly Hotels In Asia

    Living in Asia gives its citizens amazing opportunities to travel and see the exciting sites that this vastly diverse continent has to offer. Here is our rundown of new family-friendly hotels in Asia.

    1. Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore – As the highly anticipated travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong becomes imminent, there is much to look forward to at this urban golf resort committed to ensuring Thai hospitality, high-style surroundings, and discreet personalized for a truly memorable stay!
    2. Universal Studios Grand Hotel Beijing – Delight both children and yourselves, mom and dad, at the first-ever Universal-themed hotel where you will get direct access to the theme park while being able to relax in rooms that offer a blend of classic Spanish style with the glamour of the Golden age of the film industry.
    3. NUO Resort – Universal Beijing Resort – A perfect blend of modern elegance and Chinese culture comes NUO’s first resort hotel – also with direct access to theme park yet giving you a private, tranquil retreat when it’s time to relax after the day’s fun!
    4. W Osaka – From March 2021, soak in Osaka's culture, then relax at the W, which seamlessly blends Japan’s heritage with contemporary designs and extra-comfy modern luxury.
    5. Dusit Princess BoracayOpening in early 2021 at Station 1 on White Beach of this loved island is a new hotel that will feature 120 guest rooms – comfortable and convenient with impressive views of the blue waters – perfect for a relaxed family holiday!
    6. Anantara Jinsha Chengdu – An urban oasis and the only ultra-luxury resort in the Qingyang district will provide your families with privacy as well as plenty of outdoor space. 150 guestrooms and suites, all-day dining, an indoor and outdoor pool, and a children’s club are part of the many amenities you can enjoy!
  • New Movies In Hong Kong

    Hit the cinema with the kids during these winter months and enjoy some of the hottest blockbusters this year. These include remakes of classics such as West Side Story, sequels to favorites like Minions and Fantastic Beasts, and highly anticipated arrivals like Dune and Eternals. Need help finding family-friendly movie theatres? Click here - we will sort you!

     

    1. Fast & Furious 9 (April 2, 2021) -tube.hk/en/movie/releases/region/Hong%20Kong/2021-04
    2. Black Widow (May 6, 2021) - tube.hk/en/movie/releases/region/
    3. Minions: The Rise Of Gru (July 1, 2021) - www.imdb.com/title/tt5113044/
    4. Dune (September 30, 2021) - www.imdb.com/title/tt1160419
    5. Eternals (November 1, 2021) - www.imdb.com/title/tt9032400/
    6. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 3 (November 12, 2021) - tube.hk/en/movie/releases/region/
    7. West Side Story (December 9, 2021) - tube.hk/en/movie/releases/region/
    8. Avatar 2 (December 17, 2021) - tube.hk/en/movie/releases/region/
    9. The Matrix 4 (December 22, 2021) - tube.hk/en/movie/releases/region/
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