Don’t miss this week’s excellent events that are fun for the whole family. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get each issue sent to your inbox. Check the beijingkids website for full event listings, www.beijing-kids.com.
Thursday 17 September – Fish and Chip Night
It’s almost the end of the week – time to relax, unwind and de-stress. Enjoy the beautiful weather while its still here and take the kids to Houhai for a boat ride around the lake. Then walk to Fish Nation in Nanluogu Xiang and take part in a great British tradition: the fish and chip night. Fish Nation (6401 3249).
Don’t Forget: Nanluogu Xiang can get a little crowded at night, making strollers hard to maneuver. Parents with little ones should opt for a baby sling instead.
Friday 18 September – Cats (of the musical kind)
Don’t Forget: Piao.com accepts international credit cards, and they deliver the tickets to your door for free the following day.
Saturday 19 September – Hilton Kids’ Cooking Class
Little chefs can check out the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing’s weekly kids’ cooking class. Kids get to make a range of yummy foods in Vasco’s beautiful open kitchen, as parents relax nearby with a cup of coffee or tea. For kids ages 5 and up. RMB 88 (includes a hot chocolate). 3-5pm. For reservations, call Jason Chen 5812 8888 ext. 8411.
Don’t Forget: Bring wet wipes and top for your little one to change into just in case the kitchen gets messy.
Saturday 19 September – Get Your Kilt On
Join the Caledonian Society for a ceilidh. For those of you who aren’t Scots, that means a fun evening of Scottish music and dancing. This event is for families with kids over 8 years old. Tickets include welcome drink, buffet supper, free beer and soft drinks. To purchase tickets, e-mail email@example.com RMB 100 (children), RMB 120 (society members), RMB 140 (non-society members). Starts 7.30pm. Details at www.beijingcaledoniansociety.com.
Don’t Forget: You never know how far back your family tree goes! Start by researching your family tartan online at Tartans.scotland.net
Sunday 20 September – Xu Xing, Dinosaur Hunter
Don’t Forget: Pick up a copy of the beijingkids Family Guide, chock-full of useful info for newly arrived expat families and seasoned Beijingers alike.
Saturday 26 September – Beijingkids Family Games and Sports Day
Beijingkids presents a fun sports and activities day at O’le Sports Arena on from 11am to 4pm for kids who are above 3 years old. Sign ups are currently underway: RMB 100 per person, RMB 80 for Beijingkids club members. Events will include rock-climbing, football, sack races, face painting, arts and crafts and more! The day’s challenges include a tug of war game and a football tournament. Each kid will receive a free lunch box and goodie bag. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event – call Victoria at 5820 7700 ext 855 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place before Wed, Sept 23.