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Best Things to Do with Kids in China

Are you planning a family vacation with your kids? Have no idea where to have a fun trip? Then you may definitely consider China as the destination for your family vacation with your kids, since there are so many kids-friendly activities to do in China, fun and educational. Here we select the best things to do with kids in China below, read on to get some inspiration for the best activities for kids in your upcoming family tour in China.


1.Have a closer contact with the cute pandas

Having a closer contact with the cute pandas must be one of the best things to do with kids in China. As the most symbolic animal in China, the giant pandas are so charming and attractive to people from all ages, especially children. Chengdu, the hometown of giant pandas, will be the best place to have a closer contact with the cute pandas. Of course, you can also see pandas in the zoos of other major cities in China. Your kids will totally love it.

Panda in Chengdu


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2. Hike the Great Wall

Being the most representative landmark of China, you and your kids definitely don’t want to miss the Great Wall in Beijing. You may worry whether your kids will be able to hike all the way by themselves, it’s totally fine if you choose sections that are flat and easily to climb, just like Mutianyu Great Wall.

Cable car is available to take if your kids get tired, or you can try the speed slideway, your kids will love the exciting and fun moment. Taking a walk on the Great Wall is no doubt one of the best things to do with your kids in China.

The Great Wall
Great Wall Hiking

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3. Explore modern Shanghai

China has not just varieties of historical sites, cultural relics and natural sceneries. With the rapid development of economy and technology, China also shows its modern charm to people around the world. You can explore modern lifestyle of China in Shanghai with your kids, take a cruise on Huangpu River to experience the best night view among those well-designed skyscrapers, get on the Oriental Pearl TV Tower or Shanghai Financial Center to have a bird view of The Bund.

Shanghai City View
Night view of Shanghai

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4.Have fun in all varieties of themed parks

Themed parks are so attractive to children. There are all varieties of themed parks in China, no matter water parks, amusement parks or any other kinds of parks. Guangzhou may be a good choice for your family, Chimelong Paradise, Chimelong Water Park, Chimelong Safari Park, Guangzhou Crocodile Park, your kids will like either of them. Go to Hongkong or Shanghai for the Disneyland if your kids would love to. Furthermore, put Harbin Ice and Snow World on your list if your kids love snow.

Hongkong Disneyland
Hongkong Disneyland


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5.Take part in Cultural activities like paper-cutting and shadow puppetry

With a profound history and splendid traditional culture, China also offers your family many chances to have a better cultural experience during your family tour in China, which are educational and interesting for kids.

Children can take part in some cultural activities like learning Chinese calligraphy and painting, paper-cutting and shadow puppetry in Xi’an, instead of only appreciating, try it themselves can really leave them strong impression of traditional Chinese culture.

Learn Chinese Calligraphy

Learn Chinese Calligraphy


6.Discover your favorite flavor in different food streets

Tasting sorts of Chinese food may be another must-do things during your family vacation in China. It’s no exaggeration to say that every city in China has at least one famous food street, you can explore with your family and seek for some local food and snacks you like.

What kids may love are dumplings, Beijing Roast Duck, Spring Rolls and kinds of noodles. For famous snacks, kids will absolutely love Sugar Coated Fruits on a Stick, with all kinds of fruits for you to choose.

Sugar Coated Fruits on a Stick
Sugar Coated Fruits on a Stick


What we still have to mention is Sugar Figure Blowing, which is a famous traditional Chinese folk art with a long history from ancient times. Usually the artist will heat up the sugar and shape it by hands, then your kids could blow into their favorite features on their own, full of fun during the whole procedure. That will be one of the best activities for kids to experience in China.

Sugar Figure Blowing
Sugar Figure Blowing


7.Learn to cook Chinese food with your children

Not satisfied with just taste Chinese food? Then you really could try to do it together with your kids. You can take a Chinese Cooking Class in Guilin, learn to make Chinese dumplings with your family in Xi’an, or go to Sichuan Cuisine Museum in Chengdu to learn authentic Sichuan Cuisine. Experience Chinese food culture while enjoying delicious food made together with your family, what a great memory it is.

Sichuan Cuisine Museum

Sichuan Cuisine Museum


8.Experience Chinese Kungfu

One sure thing is that you’ve definitely heard about Chinese Kungfu, or have watched from some Chinese movies with your kids. Luoyang will be a perfect place for your family to experience Chinese Kungfu, where Shaolin Kungfu from Shaolin Temple is well-known in China and around the world. You can even join a Kungfu class with your kids to have a better experience, it’s one of the cool and fun things for kids to do in China.

Shaolin Kungfu

Shaolin Kungfu


Create a perfect family tour for your kids

It’s necessary to bring your kids to visit kids-friendly cities in China so that you’ll have a comfortable trip. Meanwhile you have more choices for fun things to do with your kids. Take a look at tours below if you have no ideas how to plan your family tour with kids in China.




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