There are plenty of winter camps to choose from this year, with activities including karate, ice skating, swimming, and golf. A great way to keep the kids busy, fit, and most of all having fun. If you’re still trying to decide what to do for Christmas dinner, Loft Eatalicious have a fantastic Italian Christmas menu that’s available for lunch and dinner. Alternatively, you can order in a turkey dinner from Culinary Capers. If you have a keen golfer in the family, why not gift some golf lessons this Christmas. Citee Golf has a range of gift vouchers for everything from putters to golfing pants.
Karate Winter Camp
Flips & Kicks Plus will be running a five day karate winter camp at BSB Shunyi, from December 15-19. There are two options available – half day camp from 9am-12pm RMB 1,800 or the full day camp from 9am-2pm RMB 2,800. Each day will begin with karate basics, followed by sessions that throughout the week will cover pads and mitts, rolls and falls, cardio and grappling, and sparring. Suitable for children 7-15 years old. Children are asked to bring their own lunch, but water and one piece of fruit per day will be provided. All BSB students and current Flips & Kicks Plus members are eligible for a ten per cent discount, ISB, WAB, Daystar, Ganeinu, and DCB students a five per cent discount. To register for the camp, email firstname.lastname@example.org (and CC to email@example.com) or call Fredrik on 151 2009 8062.
Dulwich Winter Camps
All of the Dulwich winter camps run from December 15-19, with activities suitable for children 5-18 years old. At the DCB Legend Garden Campus there is basketball, swimming, football, ice hockey, figure skating, and synchronized skating. At the DCB Riviera Main Campus there is tennis and dance, and a golf camp will be held at Citee Golf Performance Centre. For details on prices and venues, see their winter camps brochure here. Registration and payment can be made at DCB Legend Garden Sports Dome, Riviera Main Campus, and Little Riviera. All camps have a maximum number of students. For more information contact (6454 9150, DCP@dulwich-beijing.cn
Italian Christmas Dinner
Loft Eatalicious will be serving up an all day Christmas Menu feast which can be enjoyed between December 24-26 at any Loft Eatalicious restaurant. For RMB 398 per person, you will be welcomed with canapés and sangria and enjoy dishes that include foie gras, herb tart with red onion marmalade, homemade black ink ravioli, asparagus with white truffle oil, paccheri pasta, mussels, duck confit tortellini, Italian sausage, and pan-roasted cod fish. To finish is a decadent Christmas chocolate and vanilla tree cake. For bookings contact (134 2607 6099, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.eatalicious.com
If you’re looking for a fresh oven ready turkey, or for someone to cater your entire Christmas dinner for you, Culinary Capers has everything you need and delivery is free in Shunyi. Their whole turkey dinners feed six people, and include oven roasted grain-fed turkey, rich turkey gravy, spiced cranberry chutney, apple, onion, and celery stuffing, mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables. For dessert choose from sticky toffee pudding with spiced caramel sauce or whipped hazelnut praline butterscotch cheesecake all for RMB 1,150. If you don’t need to feed as many as six, they do a portioned turkey dinner with everything included for RMB 220 per serving. If you’re just looking for a turkey, their chefs will prepare a grain-fed half or whole turkey, along with some turkey gravy. A 12 lbs. fresh whole turkey is RMB 487. To place an order contact (6431 7199/6432 3899, email@example.com)
Citee Golf Performance Centre is celebrating Christmas with gifts for everyone. Spend over RMB 200 and you can pick one of Santa’s envelopes from their Christmas tree. Gifts include vouchers for their Kiwi Café & Cellar, golf lessons, golf range vouchers, and beauty salon discounts. If you’re stuck for a gift idea for friends, family, and colleagues why not treat them to some golf lessons, golf equipment including drivers and putters, or café vouchers. For more details contact (8430 8226, firstname.lastname@example.org)
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.