Ocean Park Hong Kong

Nature Exploration with Oxford Path (1.5-2 years old)

“Children will communicate and express their creativity through imitating sounds, body language, and simple vocabulary.”

Having great communication skills are one of the most essential skillsets of every individual. Young Explorers Club believes that it is also crucial and beneficial to start establishing the bonding with nature at the early stage, as early as below 3 years old. As a result, Ocean Park and Oxford University Press is introducing the new “Nature Exploration with Oxford Path” programme. Native English speaking instructors trained by Oxford University Press will guide children between 1.5 to 2-years-old to have nature exploration in English speaking environment and fun-filled literature from Oxford Path. This programme helps children develop an interest in reading as well as cultivate their passion in learning and also nature. Participating in the monthly themed activities and listening to the relevant Oxford Path stories which carry a lot of life education elements, children will have a personalised experience and further enhance their confidence, ability to express and self-care as well as fostering the development of positive attitudes and values by building on progressive learning experiences with real life examples.


  • Build Confidence in Communicating in an English Speaking Environment:
    The programme combines nature exploration and the unique experience of an Oxford Path story. The programme will enhance the curiosity and confidence to communicate in an English speaking environment. At the same time, they will begin to grow their self-assurance and independence throughout the programme.
  • Uplifting Creative Expression Skills:
    Instructors will take children into the imaginative world of an Oxford Path story, where they will enrich the story content through imitating sounds, body language and simple vocabulary, enhancing their ability for self-expression.
  • Cultivate a Passion to Learn:
    The well-facilitated self-exploration journey will begin to cultivate children’s passion for learning and self-discovery as they grow.
  • Develop School Readiness:
    A snack break is provided for the children. This helps them to start to learn about distributing food procedures and tidying up after themselves. This will enhance their awareness of self-care and their communication skills with others, as an important step for social skill development.

    Class Rundown Sample

    Estimated Time Activities Venue
    15 min Circle Time
    (Class greeting/singing & introduction)
    30 min Nature Exploration^
    (Animal demonstration/observation of animal or nature)

    ^Themes and content are different in lessons. Participants may observe different animals or plants and getting closer to the animals is not guaranteed.
    Animals exhibit/Nature environment/Back of House area
    15 min Individual/Group Art Creation or Activities
    (Extended activities after the visit)
    10 min Snack & Social Time Classroom
    20 min Oxford Path Story Time
    (Discussion of the story, interacting with the story, etc.)

    *Duration and sequence of activities are subject to change, depending on the monthly theme.

    Programme Details


    • From the 1 September 2018 to 30 June 2019 (excluding December)
    • ​4 classes per month; 3 classes in February
    • Children attend class once a week

    Class duration:
    90 min (including walking time between different locations)

    12 per class

    Tutor to participant ratio:

    The programme will be conducted in English and taught by a native English speaking instructor. Some activities will be led by our experienced local instructors.

    Food Menu

    Snacks such as biscuits, cookies and dried fruits will be provided for children. Please list out in the application form if your child has a food allergy or requires special care.

    Record Your Child’s Learning

    Each month’s programme is based on a different theme to offer children a new, diverse experience. To let parents know more about the exciting content that their child has been learning in class, the programme highlights will be logged into a monthly journal. Children who join classes for 3 consecutive months and have an 80% attendance rate will also receive a certificate issued by Ocean Park and Oxford University Press as well as a personal learning folder that showcases their achievements.

    Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
    September - November* January - March* April - June*

    *Programme is charged on a monthly basis

    Programme Fee Per Month

    Price (per person)
    Mar to Jun
    SmartFun Annual Pass members
    (Enrollment starts on 19 Feb 2019 from 4:00pm onwards)
    Early bird discount for non-SmartFun Annual Pass members
    (Enrollment starts on 21 Feb 2019 from 4:00pm to 8 Mar 2019 3:59pm)
    Non-SmartFun Annual Pass members
    (Enrollment starts on 8 Mar 2019 from 4:00pm onwards)

    *Each participant in the programme must be accompanied by one parent or one guardian authorized by a parent (aged 18 or above), and does not need to pay for admission.

    About Oxford Path

    Oxford Path is an English-learning system designed for children at the age of 0-6, a system that aims at fostering reading habit at an early age while developing English literacy progressively. Through the application of “Spiral Learning”, it helps build a strong foundation of English providing a fun and stimulating environment. To meet children’s developmental needs and to enhance their eight main generic skills, Oxford Path’s multi-sensory items and storybooks do not only enrich children’s vocabularies, but are also connected to children’s day-to-day lives such that they can easily find relevance in what they are learning to generate an interest.

    Before enrolment, please read the “Other Terms and Conditions” and “Note to Parents”.

    • Enrollment of participants under 3-years-old can be made under a parent’s SmartFun membership (must be valid on date of application and throughout programme period) to enjoy the privilege. Please apply for or renew the SmartFun Annual Pass at least 5 days before your application in order to get the SmartFun membership barcode from Guest Relation office for application.
    • Enrolment deadline: 7 days before each class commences
    • Enrolment will be postponed for 1 day if the following circumstances happen at 12:00pm:
      • Tropical cyclone signal number 8 or above is hoisted by The Hong Kong Observatory.
      • Black rainstorm warning issued by The Hong Kong Observatory.

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    Please call (852) 3923 2323. (Please select the language after connecting, and press [4] to contact Ocean Park Discovery and Education Department).

    Information is subject to change without prior notice. In the event of a dispute, the decision of Ocean Park will be final.