Plan a Daycation this Summer
This summer for those of you who are not leaving Hong Kong for vacation, going on a staycation on weekend packages might be one option. But if you wanted to ‘make a holiday’ while still staying home, here are some fun and exciting daycation ideas for whether you are single, a couple or a family.
History & Heritage
Visit the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage & Arts in SoHo. It is the restored Central Police Station Compound and the perfect integration of heritage and contemporary elegance.
Tai Kwun Complex and Courtyard
Spend a stimulating and inspiring day exploring the various monuments and rediscover over 170 years of history.
Multimedia Storytelling Space
Van Gogh Senses Store
The centre also organizes regular art and cultural programmes.
Address: 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tai Kwun Site: 11am – 11pm; Visitor Centre: 11am – 8pm
Localhood Tip: Get your Tai Kwun Pass online to avoid crowds
Fitness with Fun
Bond with family and friends over an indoor game of Table Tennis, Badminton or Squash. Simply make a booking online at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre or Sheung Wan Sports Centre.
Table Tennis at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park
Address: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, 16 Eastern St N, Sai Ying Pun
Sheung Wan Sports Centre, 345 Queen's Road Central
Opening hours: 7am to 11pm daily (except maintenance days - check website)
Localhood tips: It is advisable to make your booking 10 days in advance. If you don’t own the equipment, you could borrow it from the sports centres.
To unwind after sweating it out, hop across to the Ping Pong bar, a game hall creatively transformed into a quirky, spacious bar.
Grab your favourite drink to go with a choice of lip-smacking tapas for the perfect way to end this day.
Address: 129 Second St, Sai Ying Pun
Your Inner Creativity
Book a day ahead to join the ceramics pottery workshop at Tung Yao Ceramics. Get your creative juices flowing and make your own pottery at the trial session. If you love the experience, join as a member for classes at a discounted price.
Address: G/F, No. 4 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm every day
Localhood tip: Parent-child pottery workshop available. Just contact the workshop and let them know.
You can also try your hand at creating your own leather goods at Fungus Workshop with its mesmerising decor of antiques and old-world goods.
Child’s backpack made in the workshop
Address: Fungus Workshop, G/F, 1 Leung I Fong, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (in an alley near Island Crest)
Opening hours: Times vary, pre-book and check their website.
Water Thrills & Chills
Grab your floaties and swimming rings and dive into Kennedy Town Swimming pool. A Jacuzzi to relax in and a kid’s pool makes this the perfect place for the whole family.
Jacuzzi at Kennedy town pool
Address: 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Opening times: April to October
1st Session: 6:30 am - 12:00 nn
2nd Session: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3rd Session: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed on Wednesdays
Discover the Masterchef in you
Take a cooking course at the ABC Cooking Studio. The spacious, well-equipped studio kitchen and helpful instructors will make it a fun learning experience.
Address: H110-112, 1/F ,PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Reservation Tel: 29251022
Localhood Tip: Bond with your kid by joining a baking course you can do together.
Fill your Lungs with Fresh Air
Head over to the seaside park next to the Western Wholesale Food Market in Kennedy Town for a nice day bonding with the family.
Address: Seaside park at Central and Western District Promenade, Next to Western Wholesale Food Market, No. 8 Fung Mat Road
Opening times: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Localhood Tip: Its great fun for kids to scoot by the seaside. Avoid afternoons as there is no covered areas.
Hope these daycation ideas will help you take an in-the-city break and rejuvenate you while also creating an opportunity to get-together and bond with your family.