If you think kicking a ball around is way too easy, try doing it whilst you’re inside a bubble. Another wacky addition to the activities offered up by Imagine, is Bubble Football. There are some great summer camps this year, and one to add to the growing list of choices is junior golf at the impressive Citee Golf Performance Academy. The kids will be kept busy learning golfing skills, keeping fit, and of course having a whole lot of fun. The next INN Shunyi coffee morning takes place this week, and as well as plenty of chat, includes a trip over to the Roundabout store. Make the most of the beautiful weather, and enjoy an evening of Italian delicacies and fine wine. Prospective parents with kids aged 1-5 are invited to an open morning at BSB Shunyi, and this weekend Atelier is hosting a summer arty-party.
Bubble Football Parties
Every Saturday and Sunday, between May and October, why not book yourself a Bubble Football Party with Imagine. Perfect for Birthdays, corporate events, team building activities, and general fun. Each player is inside an inflated bubble from the knees up, preventing them from injury. Using the bubbles, you bump and bounce off each other, while attempting to play a game of football (soccer). Suitable for older kids and adults, players have to be over 150cm. RMB 1,600 for 8 bubbles, RMB 2,000 for 10 bubbles. A minimum of eight participants, groups larger than 10 can take turns with the bubbles. Choose Beijing Riviera as your party venue for RMB 500, or any location of your choosing. To book contact (183 1112 3237, firstname.lastname@example.org) or fill out a form on their website www.imagine-china.com/bubble-football
Golf Summer Camp
Citee Golf summer camp is a five day junior golf camp that will challenge the kids in golf skills, fitness, and competition. This weekly camp runs Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm, between June 15 and August 14. RMB 2,600 for the five day camp, discounted rate RMB 2,400 if you sign up before May 31. The price includes snacks, lunch, welcome pack, and a 9-hole tournament. Maximum six students per coach, split into two groups of beginner and advanced. For more information, and to register, contact Rita (158 1008 7923, 8430 8226) www.citeegolf.com
Citee Golf Performance Academy, 1 Xiang Jiang Bei Road, Chaoyang District
INN Shunyi Coffee Morning
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi is hosting this month’s International Newcomers Network (INN) Shunyi coffee morning at BSB Chatterbox Cafe. INN coffee mornings are a great opportunity to meet other newcomers and old-timers in the Shunyi area. Thursday May 21, from 10am-12pm. The morning will start with coffee, snacks, and plenty of chat. At 11.30am a BSB shuttle bus will head over to Roundabout for those who are interested. At noon the shuttle bus will head back to BSB, or you can make your own transportation home from Roundabout.
La Dolce Vita
Loft Eatalicious Shine Hills hosts La Dolce Vita on Thursday May 21, from 5-8pm. Enjoy a complementary glass of wine and free flow of Eatalicious delicacies, including loft street grills. RMB 88 per person. To book, contact (134 2067 6099, email@example.com)
Loft Eatalicious, 10-103 Shine Hills, 9 Anxiang Street
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi is holding an Open Morning for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It’s an opportunity for prospective parents to come and see the school in action. Find out how children ages 1 to 5 learn and play at BSB. Experience the Teddies, Nursery, and Reception classrooms in action, meet the teachers, and visit the playground and other school facilities. Friday May 22, from 8.30-10am. Registration is required, contact (8047 3558, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Atelier Art School Shunyi will celebrate summer this weekend, with an arty-party for the whole community. All the Atelier team will be there, to offer arty-crafty activities and games for children, both indoors and outside. Parents and art lovers can check out the school’s programs and find out more about their classes and workshops. Sunday May 24, from 2.30-5:30pm.
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.
Photos: courtesy of Imagine, Citee Golf, BSB