So little time, so much to learn. Instead of stressing over what your kids should do after the bell rings, we've done the homework for you with our list of Hong Kong's best after-school activities for kids.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Equestrian Programme
Does your child dream of becoming a world-class equestrian? The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s equestrian programme offers pony-riding classes for children aged 6 to 14 and horse-riding lessons for older teens. Children will also learn about horse care and the sport of equestrianism. The school has thoroughbreds imported from Germany, Australia and the UK, including retired racehorses that have been retrained as school horses.
Chelsea FC Soccer School Hong Kong
With Chelsea poised to win the Premier League title, now’s the time to enhance your child’s football skills with coaches trained by the London club and accredited by the Asian Football Confederation. Regular courses for footballers aged 5 to 17 are held every Saturday and Sunday at Kowloon Bay Park or the Lok Fu Blue Pitch in Wong Tai Sin. There are special courses for the younger ones (aged 3 to 7) at the Kwun Tong indoor pitch. Get in quick as space is limited and waiting lists can be long.
Sol Passion Music
Looking to expose your child to music, or even the business of producing it? Explore the programmes on offer at Sol Passion Music. With one-on-one instruction, your budding musician can try multiple instruments with the Kids Music-Making Programme.
More experienced students can opt for the Kids DJ Programme to learn how the pros do it using club-grade equipment, or learn all there is to know about DJ-ing and being a music producer with the Kids DJ/Producer Complete Programme.
Aberdeen Boat Club
Now in its 10th year, the Aberdeen Boat Club’s Junior Sailing Programme welcomes children aged 7 to 11 who are interested in learning sailing skills. Students not only learn how to sail in seven-foot dinghies (Optimists), they also gain the confidence to take to the water and to become full-fledged club racers. Courses are run over five half-days, in the morning or afternoon.
If culinary skills are on the menu, you might want to consider cooking and baking classes by The Patsy. Regular classes are available every Saturday for children aged 6 to teens, where they can learn how to whip up cakes, cupcakes, pasta and pies. Toddlers are covered, too, with a preschool programme suitable for children aged 2 to 5 every Tuesday and Thursday.