Egg-cellent things to do this Easter

By: Rebecca Simpson

Chocolate and cute little fluffy bunnies – what’s not to like about Easter? With so many of us staying in Hong Kong, it’s time to make the most of the activities here. We’ve rounded up some things to do for a cracking good time over the break.

Note: rules and regulations for dining are changing in Hong Kong. If you’re looking to dine in, please call ahead to check the venue’s latest status.

Make the most of the many egg-cellent Easter activities in Hong Kong
Make the most of the many egg-cellent Easter activities in Hong Kong

Code Your Own Adventure

Calling all coders ages 5-16 years old! Stamford American School Hong Kong want to see your coding skills and creativity come to life this Easter holidays. The school is hosting its first Code Your Own Adventure championship and everyone is invited to join. The challenge is simple, but the possibilities are endless! Prizes will be awarded for the most creatively coded stories and games. No contest is complete without a theme and what a better topic over Easter break than ”stuck at home.” Your coding skills and your imagination will be put to the test, so be prepared to wow our judges!

More: Stamford’s Easter Coding Comp

Black Sheep home catering

If you’re staying in this Easter but you still want to indulge in a nice meal, take a look at the options from Black Sheep Restaurants. Maison Libanaise, Artemis & Apollo, Associazione Chianti, Butter and Belon are all offering special menus for delivery. Easter is saved! You will need to place a minimum HK$500 order and pre-order with 48 hours notice. Order via this email delivery@blacksheeprestaurants.com

Easter in Hong Kong
Artemis & Apollo’s Souvlaki Sundays can be delivered to your door

Make some Easter Crafts

You don’t need much to set up a fun crafts sesh for the kids. Gather items from around the house (recycled paper, bottles, toilet paper rolls – whatever you can get your hands on) plus some paints, markers, glue and scissors, and you’re good to go!

Not sure what to make? There are plenty of great sites where you can get fab ideas for Easter crafts. Many of them come with supply lists, step-by-step instructions and photos so you can follow along easily. You’ll also find loads of cute printables and colouring sheets that you can download for free. Here are a few to get you started:

Watch some movies

What better time to sit down as a family and enjoy a good show? Here are some suggestions:

  • Based on the series by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit is an animated film about mischievous rabbits Peter (voiced by James Corden) and his three sisters that make fun of their neighbour Mr McGregor and steal vegetables from his garden.

Peter Rabbit and friends

  • Hop tells the story of a rabbit called E.B. (the Easter Bunny’s son), who runs away to Hollywood to become a drummer. He ends up being knocked down by a car, driven by Fred, who wants to become the first human Easter bunny.
  • Who doesn’t love Zootopia? Join cute and optimistic officer Judy Hopps (yes, she’s a bunny) from the Zootopia Police Department as she tries to solve the mystery of missing mammals. The show isn’t just all laughs; it also explores relevant issues such as prejudice and morality.

Judy Hopps Zootopia

  • If sweet things are on the kids’ minds, they’ll love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Starring Johnny Depp as the eccentric Willy Wonka, the 2005 version of the story will have you drooling at the scenes of chocolates and laughing at the silly Oompa Loompas.

Try a Staycation!

EASTer staycation at EAST

Hop into the holidays with a food-filled staycation at EAST. The staycation includes a night in a harbour-view room or suite, an in-room egg hunt, daily breakfast, Easter lunch or dinner, and a family photo taken at FEAST (Food by EAST). On Sunday, FEAST will be pulling out all of the stops with special festive lunch and dinner experiences. The three-course lunch is priced at HK$338 per adult and the four-course dinner at HK$458 per adult. Kids under 12 will be served a cute Bento Box for free! The fun doesn’t stop there: dessert is a smashing good time with a super-instagrammable chocolate bomb easter egg. Crack it open with a wooden hammer and it will reveal a surprise. We want one too!

More: EAST Easter staycation deal

Egg-specially For You room package at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Looking to switch things up this Easter but still stay with family? The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has launched its Egg-specially For You room package for families and it might be perfect for you. We love this option because you can bring your pet – all the family gets a staycation! The package includes a room or suite with a host of extras – a private Easter egg hunt, an indulgent bubble bath in the 7-foot round tub, and in-room dining credits.  Sounds like the perfect way to bunker down over the break.

More: Egg-specially for you at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Could you really hit something so cute with a hammer and then eat it? Yes, we could – yum!

Easter treats you can order online

If you’re looking for very special treats for family or friends this Easter but are social distancing or in quarantine, we have a good solution. Rosewood Hong Kong’s divine Butterfly Patisserie online shop is the perfect place to browse and buy. You’ll find a range of truly beautiful creations, all packaged perfectly, for you to order and have delivered.

More: Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong’s Butterfly Patisserie

Passion fruit and Jasmine tea Pralines HK$298 from the Rosewood’s Butterfly Patisserie

Easter egg hunt and lunch

Bathers restaurant on Lower Cheung Cha (Lantau Island) will be hosting its annual egg hunt this Easter. This is a family-friendly event that happens on both Easter Friday and Saturday. The egg hunt is coupled with a 3-course lunch where the whole family can eat their fill and gather energy! Two different hunts will be held: big kids in one group and the littlest egg hunters in the other. The cost is HK$395 per adult and HK$290 per child. Make sure you book a table in advance.

More: Book Bather’s Easter lunch

Southside Easter

Head to Limewood or Sip Song over in Repulse Bay over the Easter weekend and you’ll be able to try their special Easter dishes. Highlights include the Smoked Salmon Waffle (HK$190) at Limewood, and the Gai Tod ‘Sip Song’, a Thai-style boneless fried chicken dish (HK$145) at Sip Song. Easter wouldn’t be the same without a sweet indulgence, so both venues will offer a sharing-style Easter Sunda(e) dessert for HK$70. This cute dish is adorned with white chocolate bunny ears!

Details: Limewood | Sip Song

Those white chocolate bunny ears are almost too cute to eat!

Outdoor dining at Spasso & DiVino Patio

Book now and dine outdoors this Easter at Spasso or DiVino Patio where a family-friendly set menu will be available all long weekend. On Sunday, both venues will have a hard-boiled egg decorating competition for creative kids (with a HK$1,000 prize voucher redeemable at any DiVino Group restaurant). There will also be an egg hunt, little chocolate bunnies, assorted chocolate eggs and hot cross buns for all the kids.

Spasso presents a four-course Easter Brunch over the long weekend. Brunch starts from HK$328 per head with free-flow options for an additional HK$148 for wine, HK$158 for Prosecco or $288 for Veuve Clicquot.  Children aged 6 to 12 are HK$228, and kids under the age of six eat for free! Reserve your table at Spasso here

DiVino Patio offers a large undercover space where children can play safely. Along with the regular à la carte menu, there’s an egg brunch selection featuring two new egg recipes. Prices start at HK$138. Reserve your table at DiVino Patio here

Kids can do some egg painting at DiVino and Spasso this Easter long weekend

Children’s pasta MasterClass and egg hunt at Pirata

If your kids love pasta, they’re going to love Easter at Pirata. This year, Executive Chef Stefano Rossi will be King of the Kids as he hosts a masterclasses for junior master chefs. The kids will learn how to knead, shape and create pasta dough. Those kids that aren’t interested in cooking can skip the learning and go straight for the main prize: the easter egg hunt! Meanwhile, mums and dads can get down to the serious business of eating and drinking. The event will be held Easter Friday to Easter Monday from 12 to 2.30pm, and the cost is HK$298 a head.

More: pirata.hk

Eat all the eggs

Throw yourself back to your childhood with an egg from M&S for sharing or gorging on all by yourself. There’s something for all the kids – really big and very little – in your house!

Wine pairing at Castellana

Grab a babysitter and indulge in a wine-pairing celebration at Castellana this Easter. This Italian restaurant was opened in Causeway Bay in collaboration with two-Michelin-starred Chef Marco Sacco. Their culinary event celebrates the flavours of Piedmont with a four- (HK$780) or seven-course (HK$1080) Menu di Pasqua. The menus offers a wine-pairing option of vino selected from Castellana’s vast and specially curated wine menu.

More: castellanahongkong.com

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Looking for more things to do in Hong Kong? Or, check out the latest on the Wine & Dine scene and see our guide to best Sunday brunch places in Hong Kong!