Xiqu Martial Arts Workshop | Let’s Fly | ohmykids Market | Barking Blind Date | Let’s Walk with Woof! | Talk – Pals with Pups

Xiqu Martial Arts Workshop


Join a family martial arts workshop and learn some theatrical skills with the instructor of Cha Duk Chang Children’s Cantonese Opera Association. During the workshop you will learn how to use recycled newspaper to make your own ‘bazi’ – a striped cane used as a stage prop in xiqu performances – and how to use the bazi for sparring. Participants will also learn basic stylised movements, and have the chance to demonstrate their stage-fighting skills!

Date:
12 March (Sunday)

Time:
3:30pm – 4:00pm
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Venue:
South Lawn

Limited quota, first come, first served. Open to children aged 3 and above (and their parents).

Activity will be held in Cantonese

About Cha Duk Chang Children’s Cantonese Opera Association

Founded in 2002, Cha Duk Chang Children’s Cantonese Opera Association Ltd (CDC) is the only local troupe dedicated to original Cantonese Opera performances for children. Reflecting their motto “Cantonese Opera as the tool, the stage as the classroom”, the charity is keen to integrate Chinese culture and child pedagogy to promote the traditional art form in a way that will arouse children’s interest.

Liang Guo-cheng, expert member of the Foshan Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation Office, commented in 2012 that “CDC is a cultural project that enriches people’s souls”.

Let’s Fly


Join a family paper plane event to share tips and tricks on how to fold a perfect paper plane and make it soar!

Date:
11 March (Saturday)

Time:
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue:
South Lawn

ohmykids Market


The ohmykids Market is a fun craft and games market run by creative young stall holders aged below 12! Come along and be surprised by their ideas!

Find out more here.

Date:
11–12 March (Saturday -  Sunday)

Time:
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Venue:
South Lawn

About ohmykids

ohmykids was founded by people who strongly believe in children’s abilities. Partnering with various companies and organizations, they provide fun-filled, inspiring learning experiences that motivate children to be independent.

Barking Blind Date


Join a fun picnic with staff and dogs from the Society for Abandoned Animals (SAA) and make friends with some adorable furry companions!

Date:
11–12 March (Saturday - Sunday)

Time:
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue:
South Lawn

Let’s Walk with Woof!


Come along and meet the staff and dogs from the Society for Abandoned Animals (SAA) and learn the best way to keep your dog safe and happy when you’re out walking.

Date:
11 –12 March (Saturday- Sunday)

Time:
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue:
South Lawn

Talk – Pals with Pups


Freespace Happening collaborates with several animal welfare organisations to promote responsible pet care and respect for all forms of life. In March, volunteers from the Society for Abandoned Animals will talk to owners about how to improve communication with their dogs.

Date & Time:
11 March (Saturday)
3:00pm – 3:30pm
4:00pm – 4:30pm

12 March (Sunday)
4:00pm – 4:30pm
5:00pm – 5:30pm

Venue:
Sunset Lawn

About Society for Abandoned Animals

The Society for Abandoned Animals Ltd. (SAA) is a non-profit charitable organisation established on 4 June 1997 and located in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. With the generous support of the public, the organisation have grown from a small shelter for 60 animals to one of the largest animal shelters in Hong Kong. Operating under a no-kill policy, our animal sanctuary is currently the home for approximately 300 abandoned dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and farm animals. Apart from our animal sanctuary, their service also includes an animal adoption scheme, a veterinary clinic with affordable, high-quality medical service, a humane population control programme for stray dogs and cats covering New Territories North (free de-sex programme), an animal hotline for pet care and behavioural advice, regular seminars at educational establishments and community centres on topics such as animal welfare, cruelty and ecology.