Remember when we gave you a sneak peek of our summer feature? Well, it turns out the editors at beijingkids can’t keep a good thing down because here’s another look inside our upcoming summer issue. And this is the last time! Who are we kidding? We can’t hind anything from you guys. More summer fun to come, so stay tuned and watch this space! This time, we’ve got a selection of beat-the-boredom-blues activities delivered fresh from our feature to you. Enjoy!
1. A Day in Chaoyang Park
Centrally located, cheap, and easy – this is a no-brainer.
Daily 6am-10pm (last entry at 9pm). RMB 5, RMB 2.5 (students), free for kids under 1.2m; boat hire starts from RMB 30 per hour (deposit required). 1 Nongzhan Nanlu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区农展馆南路1号
2. Beijijng Zoo and Aquarium
Make the most out of a day in Haidian by purchasing a combined ticket for both the Beijing Zoo and the aquarium located inside.
Beijijng Aquarium. RMB 130 (includes Beijing Zoo), RMB 70 (kids less than 18 years old), free (kids under 1.2m). Daily 9am-5.30pm (Apr-Oct), 9am-5. pm (Nov-Mar), last ticket at 4.30pm. 18B Gaoliangqiao Xiejie, Haidian District (6217 6655) www.bj-sea.com 北京海洋馆，海淀区高粱桥斜街乙18号
Beijing Zoo. Apr-Oct: RMB 15, RMB 8 (students). Nov-Mar: RMB 10, RMB 5 (students), free (kids under 1.2m). Additional RMB 5 for Panda House. Daily 7.30am-5pm (winter), 7.30am-6pm (summer). 137 Baishiqiao Lu, Xizhimenwai Dajie, Haidian District (6831 4411) www.bjzoo.com 北京动物园,海淀区西外大街白石桥路137号
3. Lama Temple
Kids will love the 26-meter-tall Buddha statue carved from a single piece of wood.
Lama Temple RMB 25 (student discount available). Daily 9am-4.30pm. 12 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District (6404 4499) 雍和宫, 东城区雍和宫大街12号
4. Magic Bean House
Touted as the first American-designed children’s museum in Beijing, Magic Bean House is a safe, clean environment with eight different play areas.
RMB 80 (one child and one adult), RMB 40 (child 6-24 months with one adult), RMB 40 (additional adult), free (child 0-6 months). Multi discount cards available. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat-Sun 9am-8pm. 7 Chaoyang Park Xilu, Chaoyang District (400 888 0722) www.magicbeanhouse.com 豆豆家科技馆, 朝阳区朝阳公园西路7号
5. Hit the Ice
Beijingers definitely have their choice of ice rinks, but we recommend kid-friendly Ice Zone in Shunyi and All Star Champion Skating Club in Solana.
All Star Champion Skating Club. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm: RMB 30. After 6pm: RMB 40 (Mon-Thu), RMB 50 (Fri). RMB 50 (weekends and holidays). Price applies to 90min sessions. Time: 2 hours Daily 10am-10pm 1/F, Solana Lifestyle Shopping Park, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District (5905 6328) 全明星滑冰俱乐部，朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区首层
Ice Zone. RMB 30 (Mon-Fri), RMB 50 (weekends). Price includes unlimited skating, skate rentals and lockers (RMB 1 deposit). Mon, Thu Noon-5pm, Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun Noon-4pm. River Garden Clubhouse, 2/F, 7 Yuyang Lu, Houshayu, Shunyi District (8046 6092) www.icezonechina.com 冰点地带，顺义区裕京花园会所2楼(入口在裕京路)北京顺义榆阳路7 号
That’s all the crumbs you’ll get from us for now. For complete write-ups of the Beijing fun spots mentioned above, as well as our full list of pools and summer activities, you’ll have to wait until our summer issue hits the stands this Tue 7. Until then, happy Dragon Festival everyone!