Summer is here and we all have our hot weather gear on to prove it. The temperature is rising, the kids are out of school and it’s time to pack your holiday itinerary with oodles of fun.
Our huge double summer feature has come to the rescue of families still searching for ways to fill their hot and sticky days. We’ve got a list of 20 any day activities to satisfy restless little ones. Want to get out and about? Nine Beijing day trips, excursions and fun spots will keep you occupied. Need a beach-side break? Kara Chin has found China’s best sandy locales, including Sanya and nearby Crab Island. If traveling across the Middle Kingdom, our China excursions will have you prepped and ready to go with all the best tips from people who’ve done it before. Heading overseas? Get inspired with four great family holidays from around the world.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Mary Dennis scouts out Tuanjiehu Park — an inner city oasis complete with pools, games and food. Hannah Leung reviews baking classes at The Fig Tree. Tiffany Wang finds out where Beijing moms do their online shopping. And we chat with CAI and ClubFootball about their Football for Life soccer program for migrant children.
As we say goodbye to long-time columnist Sarah Copper, we welcome Sonia Cahill to the beijingkids fold. This month she talks about her recent pregnancy with baby number three and why she just couldn’t wait to say hello to her third little princess. Meanwhile, Beijing Baba Christopher Lay, chronicles the struggles of finding a kindergarten for Reina.
As always, find kid-friendly events, get dining recommendations, search our Directories for anything and everything you’ll need in Beijing, and read about other families’ travel destinations.
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