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Top Things to Do for Kids in Beijing

Are you going to traveling to Beijing with your little kids and wish to find some great places for kids to go? Parents always want their kids to enjoy your Beijing trip as you do. TCT would like to introduce some interesting things to do for kids, such watch pandas in Beijing Zoo, see marine organisms in Beijing Aquarium, have fun in Beijing Happy Valley or Shijingshan Amusement Park, and so on. There are a lot of things kids can do in Beijing, not just visit the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.

Beijing Zoo (Watch Giant Pandas)

Add: 137 Xizhimen Outer Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: April 1 - October 31: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
                           November 1 - March31: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
How to get there: take Metro Line 4 and get off at Beijing Zoo Stop

Beijing Zoo is one of the biggest zoo in China, and also a famous zoo in the world. This zoo raise many precious animals in China, including pandas, golden monkey, Siberian tigers, white-lipped deer, elk (laptop), ponies, red-crowned cranes, and other representative animals from all over the world, such as chimpanzees in Africa, Australian kangaroo, America leopard, Mexico manatees, hairless dog, European bison, etc. There is also an Amphibious Reptiles Exhibition Halls with two layers. Inside the hall is with 90 different sizes of the exhibition cases, more than 100 kinds of reptiles. And here exhibits one of the world's largest crocodile around the world - estuarine crocodile. The kids would be very excited to see different animals.

The highlight to Beijing Zoo is to watch the Giant Panda, which is the national treasure of China. 

Beijing Zoo

Beijing Aquarium

Add: 137 Xizhimen Outer Street, Xicheng District, Beijing
Opening hours: April 1 - October 31: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
                           November 1 - March31: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
How to get there: take Metro Line 4 and get off at Beijing Zoo Station, walk out of the station from Exit A

Beijing Aquarium locates at the North Bank of Changhe, Beijing Zoo, covers about 120,000 square meters, with 42,000 square meters’ building area. It is the biggest inland aquarium in the world at present. It integrates sight enjoy, science popularization education and leisure and recreation. Here marine organisms are raised in different themed halls. This aquarium breeds and displays thousands of kinds of the Marine fish and biological. Kids would love to see the colorful fishes in the sea.

Beijing Happy Valley

Add: Southeast corner of Sifang Bridge, East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Opening hour: 09:00 am - 6:00 pm
How to get there: take Metro Line 7 to Happy Valley Station, then get out from Exit B or C.

Beijing Happy Valley is an ecologically themed amusement park. It is located near downtown of the city, 10.2 km of straight line distance from Tiananmen, five minutes drive to Beijing's central business district (CBD) only. Beijing Happy Valley is set to more than 120 amusement projects, including more than 40 rides, 50 sites of human and ecology landscape, more than 10 performing arts, more than 20 kinds of games and business themes auxiliary programs, to meet the needs of different groups. There are 7 different themed parks in the park, including Forest Park, Atlantis, the Lost Maya, Aegean Port, Mysterious Shangri-la, Ants Kingdom and Happy Hour. 

Beijing Happy Valley

Beijing China Science & Technology Museum

Add: No. 5 Beichen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Opening hours: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays (except public holidays), Lunar New Year’s Eve and the first two days of the Lunar New Year)
How to get there: Take subway Line 8 to the "Olympic Park" Station and get out of the station from the northeast exit. Then walk eastward for around 13 minutes.

China Science and Technology Museum is the only state-level comprehensive science and technology museum in China. It is located near center area of Beijing city. The residential district of the Asian Games Village is located to the east. To its west is the water system of the Olympic Village. To the south of it stands the main stadium of the 2008 Olympic Games and the north of it is the Forest Park.

Visiting the museum helps to spread scientific conception in terms of resource, ecology and environment. Visitors can learn what is able to demonstrate the interrelation between ci-tech, economy and society and represents the future development direction of science, as well as the huge role that sci-tech plays in transforming human life, promoting economic development, boosting social progress and exploring a bright future. Visitors are able to see those that are closely related to environment, resources, ecology and sustainable development and that reveal the interrelation between nature, technology, science and human.

Beijing China Science & Technology Museum

Shijingshan Amusement Park

Add: 25 shijingshan Road, Beijing
Opening hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (November to next March); 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (April to October)
How to get there: Take Metro Line 1, get off at Ba Jiao You Park Station, then walk out of the station through Exit A and walk westwards for about 300 meters.

Shijingshan Amusement Park is sited in the western extending line of Chang An Street. It is 15 kilometers from Tiananmen Square. This park covers an area of 35 square meters. This park is large modern amusement park taking the European-style landscape as the main characteristics. the combines imitative Cinderella's castle in Grimm's Fairy Tales with other European-style castles and young girl statues together, constituting a colorful and wonderful world of fairy tale for visitors, especially for kids.

Shijingshan amusement park has more than 50 large and medium-sized modern amusement projects. Every major holiday, some themed cultural activities will be held in here.

Shijingshan Amusement Park

Learn to Paint Facial Makeup in Hutongs

Facial Makeup is a kind of face makeup modelling painting art used by the Han nationality’s traditional opera actors. The design and color of the make up represent the character's personality and characteristics. The use of colors on makeup contains content and meaning Red represents brave, justice, power, solemn.

If kinds are interested in painting, we can arrange facial makeup painting in Hutong, so that kids can have fun and learn the culture of Chinese traditional opera at the sometimes. The class will be taken in old Hutongs in downtown Beijing. Hutong is a kind of old architecture in this metropolis. You will have a chance to see how the local people’s normal life would look like.

Flying Kites in Templa of Heaven or Chaoyang Park

Kite is a traditional toys in China with more than 2000 years’ history. The making process of it is quite simple. Paper or silk is pasted on the bamboo sticks and other skeletons, then pulled in the long term. It can fly quite high in the wind

Kids can fly kites in Temple of Heaven or Chaoyang Park, where is spacious. Before flying kites, we can arrange class to learn how to make a kite in a local house in Hutong of Beijing, then kids can fly the kite he/she made. That would be a fun activities for the kids.

Go Boating in Houhai Lake (can see the night view of Beijing old city)

Going Boating in Houhai Lake is also a popular and fun activity for kids to do in Beijing. The lake is quite large. One can see many classic ancient buildings around the lake. It looks quite beautiful, especially at night with lights on. There are numerous Hutongs in Houhai area, you can have a stroll in Hutongs after the boat tour.