Don’t miss this week’s four 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.
Thu 7: Try a new restaurant
In spirit of beijingkids annual family dining issue, it’s time to dust off the shackles of your regular haunts and search for something a little different. Enjoy flavorful Greek food at Argo, authentic Chinese hot pot at Hai Di Lao, light Cantonese cuisine at The Orient Kitchen, or savor Shunyi’s best burgers at Cici’s Burger.
Hai Di Lao 1) Daily 9am-10pm. 4/F, Wangjing International Commercial Center,
9 Wangjing Jie, Chaoyang District; 朝阳区望京街9号望京国际商业中心4楼 ; 2) Daily 10am- 3am. A2 Baijiazhuang Lu (west of Beijing No.80 Middle School), Sanlitun; 白家庄路甲二号第80中学西侧
Cici’s Burger, Daily 10am-6.30pm. 3 Jingmi Road, Homeware Lifestyle Village Complex (1km from exit 4 on Airport Expressway), Chaoyang District (138 1194 6806)
Don’t Forget: Pick up the latest edition of beijingkids for full Directory listings, and more kid-friendly dining spots than you can poke your fork at.
Fri 8: Get baking!
Forget being a Friday night couch potato; instead, gather the troops for a fun baking session. Try whipping up some banana cupcakes, fudgy chocolate cookies, chocolate Florentines, or cinnamon rolls. For other yummy (and kid-friendly) recipes, drool over these great sites: Bakerella.com, Room-4-dessert.com, Davidlebovitz.com, Nigella.com
Sat 9: Early Music Makers with Toning School of Drumming
Explore new ways to make music at these classes designed specifically for parents and children ages 1-8. Create a chorus of sounds with percussion instruments like drums, shakers, sticks, bells, and chimes. Little kids will jump at the chance to create some noise, and you’ll love meeting other parents. Taught in English. Bookings required. For details, call Tony Webb 159 0117 9007 (English) or e-mail email@example.com. RMB 150 (family of 3). 11am-noon. Toning Drum Centre, British School of Beijing, Sanlitun Campus.
Don’t Forget: If you can’t make it this week, the Toning School of Drumming is held every Saturday so you won’t miss out.
Sun 10: “Happy Snow and Ice Season” at the Bird’s Nest
The Bird’s Nest need not lie dormant during the chilly winter months. In fact, it’s been transformed into a winter wonderland. The ski and snowboarding slopes are nothing to write home about, but the snow games and play areas are perfect for families and kids who love nothing more than to romp in white powder. Slide down hills on rubber rings, try your hand at sledding, or build a snowman. We guarantee you’ll leave tired, happy, and snow covered. RMB 120 (weekdays), RMB 180 (weekends). Weekdays 9am- 6pm, weekends 9am- 9.30pm. Olympic Green, Beichen Lu, Chaoyang District;
Don’t Forget: Bring a thermos of hot chocolate.