By: Rebecca Simpson
Chocolate and cute little fluffy bunnies. What’s not to like about Easter? If you’re staying in Hong Kong, make the most of the activities being held around town. Here are details of things to do for a cracking good time over the break.
Indulge in an Easter High Tea
If you love high tea and chocolate, you’re going to fall in love with Dear Lilly’s Easter High Tea Set. This is no ordinary high tea; the team has partnered with Chocolaterie de l’Opéra to create this special experience for chocolate lovers, featuring one-of-a-kind premium chocolates made with cocoa beans sourced from some of the best locations around the world. Dear Lilly is a beautiful experience (Ashley Sutton experiences are always magical), and it’s a great choice for guests who may be visiting over the Easter break. Sit back, indulge and get lost in the beautiful Victoria Harbour views up on the Level 4 podium at IFC.
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Spasso Easter Sunday Brunch
Staying in town for the Easter break? Then bring the whole gang for Easter Sunday brunch at Spasso – they’re promising a fun-nomenal occasion. While adults indulge in some tasty Italian delights, the kids will be entertained with special surprises that include an Easter egg hunt, a clown for laughs, a painting station, a sweets station, and even a hard-boiled-egg decorating competition with a prize of a HK$1,000 voucher (redeemable at Spasso or one of DiVino’s other restaurants). Creative kids can earn their keep this Easter! Brunch prices start at HK$448 per adult.
For reservations: 2730 8027
Sweet Eggs-cape at Kömune’s Brunch
Kömune, Wong Chuk Hang’s favourite dining destination, is set to host Easter’s most egg–citing brunch, with family-friendly activities and delicious seasonal dishes at an eggs–traordinary price of HK$378 +10%s.c. and HK$188 +10%s.c. for kids. Available 19-22 April, 12 to 3pm, adults will receive a welcome Bloody Mary upon arrival, while kids will be greeted with a freshly blended Banana Smoothie.
For reservations: komune.com.hk or 3460 8157
Dinosaurs at the Gold Coast Easter Egg Hunt
From 19 to 22 April, the sprawling lush green lawn in Hong Kong Gold Coast – which stretches 50,000 square feet – will transform into a paradise for children (and adults) to hunt for Easter eggs. Explore Dino Funland with a series of inflatable dinosaur-themed games. Have fun scooping up eggs to win fabulous prizes worth over HK$600,000. Big prizes include a dinosaur-themed deluxe hotel accommodation sponsored by Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel.
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Pizza Making Class & Egg Hunt at DiVino
This long weekend, head on down to DiVino for an Easter egg hunt, egg painting, and DiVino’s renowned pizza class for the young ones! Pizza Making is ideal for kids aged 3 to 10 years. To start, the Patio’s Pizza Chef teaches the little ones, dressed in chef’s aprons and hats, how to toss and roll their very own dough. Cute! The Junior Chefs then choose between a tomato or pesto base to place on their eight-inch pizza dough. Toppings include prosciutto, cooked ham, salami, button mushrooms, basil and corn. The cost per child is HK$198 (plus 10%).
Try a Staycation!
Hop into the holidays with a fun-filled city break. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong presents an ideal city getaway with a myriad of festive delights. Available from 13 to 22 April 2019, the exclusive Easter Escape room package offers the ultimate staycation specially designed for Hong Kong residents where families can enjoy accommodation, breakfast, early check-in and a special Easter pack.
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Want more Easter puns? We’ve got ’em! Eggs-plore an eggs-traordinary family getaway at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong this Easter. The hotel’s two-night room package comes with an admission ticket to this year’s Discovery Bay Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach. Staying in DB gives you a hassle-free getaway. You can enjoy a holiday feast at the hotel’s Easter buffet and let the kids enjoy the Easter Kids Carnival!
Eat all the eggs
Throw yourself back to your childhood with a Chucky Chucky Bang Bang egg from M&S that you can smash to reveal a bunch of mini speckled eggs (for sharing or gorging on all by yourself). If you want to be more adult, there’s always the berry and Prosecco flavoured milk chocolate hollow. They even have a white chocolate unicorn, complete with hand-painted pink horn, perfect for those shopping for a unicorn-enthusiast. Get them at the Queen’s Road Central store – but be quick!
Join a language camp
Hong Kong Institute of Languages is offering a culturally themed language Easter Camp in French, German and English, available for ages four to 12 years. Children will learn about the language and culture of France, Germany and Great Britain through fun-based educational activities, with a curriculum inclusive of festivals, cuisine and famous places, to art, literature and family trees. The French, German and English course comprises eight 1.5 hour lessons for each programme, with a choice of half-day (morning) or full-day curriculums. Classes will be on from Tuesday to Friday during the two-week Easter break (16-19 and 23-26 April) at HKIL’s Central campus. There’s also an all-day programme (9.30am to 3.30pm) and lunch will be provided free of charge by the institute’s French chef. Yum!
FEAST on holiday vibes at EAST
On Sunday 21 April, FEAST will be pulling out all of the stops with a special festive brunch. The dessert counter will be brimming with novelty desserts like Hot Cross Buns, Yuzu Honey Mousse Cake and Custard Kisses. Entertainment will include a live bunny show and an egg painting workshop. After dark, enchanting magicians will add a touch of magic to the family celebrations. They’ll even be preparing Easter treats for the kids.
Reservations: 3968 3777
FRITES Annual Easter Party
The FRITES annual event is sure to be a big hit with young diners. Held on Sunday 21 April, the party includes a magic show, an egg hunt, a best-dressed competition and more, in all locations of the Belgian beer house. Reservations are essential for lunch to ensure you don’t miss out.
Holiday Theatre and Creative Writing Camp
This year’s Faust Easter camp is themed “Stories from the Sea”. Faust believes creativity can be seen everywhere in the natural world. This Easter break, they’re guiding kids through a unique experience that will expand their imagination as wide as the ocean. Faust offers something for everyone through innovative drama and creative writing programmes.
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Mindful Wing Chun Easter Camp
What are your children doing this Easter break? Why not immerse them in Chinese culture and have them learn Kung Fu and Mandarin during a fun packed afternoon in Central? There are two classes available, for ages 3 to 7 and ages 8 to 11. The instructors are able to cater for beginners and advanced students alike in both the Kung Fu and Mandarin Time classes.
Get a cheeky bunny-themed ice cream at Emack & Bolio
Global rock’n’roll ice cream phenomenon Emack & Bolio’s invites you to get cheeky this Easter with two Easter specials – Bunny Ice Cream and Bunny Butt Ice Cream exclusive to Hong Kong stores. Ah, so cute! From 19 to 22 April 2019, Emack & Bolio’s is launching two limited versions of Bunny Ice Cream featuring its popular Vanilla Bean Speck flavour with signature Marsh “Mellow” cones.
Porterhouse Steaks for good
Easter is also a time to give back. This Easter, Porterhouse, home to Hong Kong’s finest cuts of Porterhouse steaks, has partnered up with RMHC, a non-profit organization that provides temporary housing for families with hospitalized children under 21. The Houses provide families a place to stay to be near their ailing children who are being treated at nearby medical facilities. For every meal purchase made between 19-22 April, 2019, Porterhouse will donate HK$20 to the RMHC. Additionally, guests have the option to take part in a silent bid for a giant chocolate Easter Egg, for which they will write down the highest amount they are willing to pay and drop it into a designated auction box along with their business card. Once the highest amount is determined, the winner will be contacted to receive his or her Easter Egg and to issue a cheque directly to the RMHC. Great initiative. Make your booking by calling 2522 6366.
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