After the indulgences of Christmas, you might now be planning a pared back January. But if post holiday austerity isn’t your cup of matcha then never fear, as there’s plenty to be happy about this New Year!
Local non-profit organisation Kids4Kids has teamed up with Central Health Partners’ Child Development Team for The Breakfast Series, a lineup of fascinating talks on child development with a scientific slant. Expert guest speakers share their knowledge while encouraging open participation; the upcoming “You Are What You Eat” talk focuses on the importance of nutrition for the proper cognitive and emotional development of kids and teens.
The next talk takes place on January 29 from 8.30am-10am at Jones Day, 31/F Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central. Tickets cost $300, including coffee and pastries and you can register online here.
Wrap the little ones up against the (relative in Hong Kong) chill with some funky new pyjamas from Snug-a-licious. With a brand new range paying homage to our very own city, little locals will love the cool prints, featuring icons of the 852 such as the Star Ferry, red taxis and junks. The brand’s super-soft and super-stretchy bamboo fibre pieces naturally regulate body temperature, meaning your sleepyhead (and therefore, you) get a good night’s rest.
Prices range from $161-$320. Buy online at snugalicious.com.
What a Ride
AIA’s Great European Carnival is back at Central Harbourfront until February 21, and it’s bigger than ever. Packed with rides and attractions, including Hong Kong’s only outdoor ice rink, this is the perfect place for cooped-up kids to burn off excess energy. A new addition this year is the Udderbelly Festival, featuring a rolling programme of cabaret, comedy and family performances. Not sure where to find the stage? Just look for the giant, upside-down purple cow…
General admission tickets cost $133 (including 10 tokens and booking fee) for adults and $98 (including seven tokens and booking fee) for kids aged 3-11. Buy online at www.tgec.asia.