There is no kid in the world quite as stressed as those in Hong Kong. Now more than ever students in Hong Kong will find themselves constantly battling with never-ending exams, and inundated with after-school assignments and extra-curricular activities.

So now is the time to put down the books and have some fun. In this article, we’ve gathered four hobby classes ranging from ceramics, painting, martial arts and dancing that will give your children a break from their hectic schedule and lighten up their childhood.

The Pottery Workshop

Want to get artsy with your kids? Check out the Pottery Workshop in Soho. Established in Hong Kong in 1985, the non-profit organisation specialises in ceramic workshops for both adults and kids, driving valuable family time playing with clay.

From rolling and pressing to grinding and firing, students are encouraged to create ceramics pieces from scratch under tutors who are professional artists.

Royal Art Studio

Tucked away in Kwan Tong near the pier, Royal Art Studio is a lesser-known gallery with a British touch that was newly founded in June last year.

The focus here is art painting, but the studio can transform into an event space suited to birthday parties, company events and art tutorial classes.

Apart from regular classes, the studio also provides selective family friendly workshops to help boost the family bond.

DB Cobras Judo Club

If sport is more your kid’s go, then let’s get sporty! Based at Discovery Bay, Lantau, the DB Cobras Judo Club runs kid-specific judo classes for ages 5 to 16 and adult classes for 16 and above.

This special form of martial arts particularly benefits children to develop some hard-earned virtues in their life such as discipline, strength, stamina and toughness.

Tiara Club

Located in Ho Man Tin, Tiara Club provides a host of hobby classes for kids – ranging from ballet, jazz, hip-hop funky, tap dance and even a magic class. The institution stresses the importance of parent-child relations, adding an adult ballet scheme to its regular ballet programme to help strengthen family ties.