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School holiday 'quest' adventures launch in Hong Kong

Challenge their little grey cells this autumn break.

Local tour group Hong Kong Greeters has teamed up with gift company The Lion Rock Press to launch a range of Hong Kong-based self-guided quest activities for kids.

The activities are tailor-made for small groups and families looking for something a bit different and are perfect for some half-term fun in the fresh air.

The first quest, ‘Hong Kong Heist in Central’, is a beautifully-designed trail-map that takes in many of the city’s most famous landmarks in a fact-packed, exciting challenge.

A bank heist has taken place in Central and quest participants are tasked with catching the thief and recovering the stolen goods. Along the way, young detectives will need to follow clues, solve puzzles, untangle riddles and crack codes as they explore the heart of the city, using facts and landmarks to help them close in on the dastardly suspect.

The quest is aimed at reading-age children and above. It starts and ends at Central MTR station, snaking its way along a mostly flat route, and has been designed with social-distancing in mind. Participants can follow the quest at their own pace and routes have been planned to allow for snack and coffee pit-stops along the way.

“It’s been a tough year for all of us,” said Hong Kong Greeters founder Amy Overy. “Our professional tour guide team wanted more than anything to keep sharing all the things we love most about this amazing city while keeping everyone safe. Our aim for these quests is to help people learn more about Hong Kong while staying active… but most of all to have fun.”

“As parents ourselves, we’ve been all too familiar with cries of “I’m bored!” this year, so to create something that keeps families busy, while also being sneakily educational, I’d call that a win for everyone!” said Claire Yates, founder of The Lion Rock Press.

'Hong Kong Heist in Central' is available from November 1, costs HK$350 and can be purchased online from Hong Kong Greeters or The Lion Rock Press.


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