Children’s Day falls on a Monday this year, but don’t let that stop you from celebrating with the kids; there’s lots to do around town to celebrate the holiday. We’ve rounded up some of the best Children’s Day events happening this weekend.
Cupcake Corner at the W Beijing
The Kitchen Table at the W Beijing will offer a special cupcake decorating corner in honor of Children’s day during its lunch hours. Every child under 12 will dine for free when accompanied by an adult. Our sources tell us there will also be a surprise gift in store for the kids. A seafood buffet will be on offer Sunday while the Kitchen Table’s weekday buffet will be served on Monday.
When: Sunday, May 31 noon-3pm, Monday, June 1 11.30-2pm
Where: B1, The Kitchen Table, W Beijing
Price: 288* RMB per person on Sunday May 31, RMB 198* per person on Monday, June 1. Prices are subject to a 15% surcharge
Tel: Call 8590 1755 to make a reservation
Children’s Day at JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
JW Marriott Hotel Beijing will offer an ice cream station, popcorn, and candy floss for the kids this Sunday while the grownups can enjoy a buffet of Asia Bistro’s finest including Peking roast duck, Cantonese barbecue, an array of curries, seafood and sashimi. Children 6 to 12 years old can enjoy a 50% discount and children under 6 eat free
When: Sunday, May 31 11.30am-3.30pm
Where: Asia Bistro, Lobby Level
Price: RMB 428* per person. Price is subject to 15% surcharge
Tel: Call 5908 8511 to make a reservation
Build Your Own Kite at Kerry’s Kitchen
Kids can customize their own kites and watch them soar at Beijing Kerry Centre this weekend. Kids can also enjoy lunch at Kerry’s Kitchen, access to Adventure Zone, and gorgeous family photos by Dave’s Studio. (To see Dave’s work, follow him on WeChat at pixstudio2014)
When: Saturday, May 30-Monday, June1 noon-3.30pm
Where: Kerry’s Kitchen
Price: Adults RMB 388*, 498* (champagne package), RMB 194* per child (6-12 years old). Prices are subject to 15 percent surcharge
Tel: Call Kerry’s Kitchen to make a reservation at 8565 2088
Pebbles Courtyard for Children’s Day
Every customer that comes to Pebbles Courtyard for Children’s Day will get a balloon and inside every balloon you will find a small piece of paper with a prize in it. Everyone has a chance to win. Prizes vary from beer, taco to voucher, coupons. There will be Mexican hats for the kids.
When: Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1 from 10am-7pm
Where: 74 Wudaoying Hutong
Tel: 8404 0767 Brunch at Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido
Brunch at Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido
Matrix in Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido has a Children’s Day Brunch promotion to celebrate this special day and children will have a chance to enjoy a mega candy buffet, clown show, bouncy castle, magic show, face painting and a cooking corner
When: Sunday, May 31
Price: Free for kids under 6, half price for 6-12 years olds, Limit one adult to one child below 6 years old for free.
Tel: 86 10 8443 6228
Stories, Lollipop, and Ranbow Jiaozi at Green T. House
Children’s author Dong Zi presents her latest bilingual book with personally illustrated copies for families. Try out a creative lollipop making class and Rainbow Dumplings kids menu
When: Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1 from 3-5pm
Where: Green T. House
Price: RMB 150 per child (Lollipop making class) and RMB 88 per child (Dumplings)
Afternoon Tea at Domain
This Children’s Day, why not introduce kids to a love for afternoon tea at Domain in East Hotel. The Children’s Day afternoon tea is tailored for two people with cakes, cookies, fruit, and hot chocolate to be served.
When: Monday, June 1 from noon-5pm
Where: Domain at EAST Beijing
Price: RMB 168* Price subject to 15 % surcharge
Tel: Call Domain at 8414 9830 to make a reservation
Kids and Family Improv Theatre Workshop
The Bookworm and Armada Education present a 60 minute improv workshop to bring joy, spontaneity and creativity to your whole family for Children’s Day. Improv theater is the art of creating theater without a script – and it’s hilarious for kids and adults alike. This workshop is open to kids and adults ages 8 and up, whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned improv fan. Afterwards, kids can join a storytelling workshop at11 am One ticket is good for both events. The storytelling workshop is good for kids 4 and up.
When: Sunday, March 31 at 10am
Where: The Bookworm
Price: RMB 50 (non-members), RMB 40 (members)
Email: RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Day Sunday Brunch at VIC Restaurant
Children under age 6 will dine for free at VIC Restaurant at Sofitel Wanda. Dedicated games and activities will be prepared for the kids while adults can enjoy hotel brunch in a casual dining environment and free flow champagne and drinks.
When: Sunday, May 31 from noon-3.30pm
Where: Sofitel Wanda Beijing
Price: RMB 420* per person (drinks limited ), RMB 520*(half bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne, and RMB 620* (free flow)
Contact: Call 8599 6666 6521to make a reservation or email email@example.com for more information
Parkview Green – A Journey of Discovery
Parkview Green will hold three family friendly events this weekend to bring in Children’s Day themed “The Amazing Tanagram Race,” “I’m Also an Artist,” and “Little Oasis Playground.”
The Amazing Tangram Race
A supersized puzzle awaits adults and children alike. The daily champion will win a ferris wheel set by Lego. Present your same day receipt of any amount for your chance to play. (Maximum of four people can play at any one time; all players receive a complimentary thank you gift).
When: 11am, 2 pm, and 5 pm
I’m Also an Artist
Give new life to old plastic. Participants can expect a lucky draw prize. Present your same day receipt of any amount to participate.
When: 2pm-5 PM
Where: LG2 (west of Element Fresh)
Little Oasis Playground
Little Oasis is a mix of a café, a climbing playground, and a creative experience for preschoolers and their families. For children 1.3 meters and below.
Where: Bldg B, L3. (Take the VIP elevators in Building B (Opposite Alfie’s Beijing) directly to little oasis.
Price: RMB 160 per 90 minute session. Together with your ticket, please present your Parkview Green membership card for a complimentary beverage.
Childen’s Day Circus at Worker’s Gymnasium
Clowns, acrobats, elephants, tigers, and bears will take over Worker’s Stadium this weekend for a Children’s Day the whole family can enjoy.
When: Saturday, May 30, Saturday, 2.30pm-4.30pm and 7.30pm-9.30pm, Sunday May 31, 10-11.30am, 2.30pm-4pm
Where: Worker’s Stadium
Price: RMB 100-580, reserve tickets here.
Tang’ roulou Kids’ Clothes Promotion
For Children’s Day, local brand Tang’ Roulou will offer 15 percent off kids clothes from now until Sunday, June 7.
Obentos Lanches Kids Menu
Leading up to Children’s Day on Monday, Obentos is launching a kids’ menu starting tomorrow at noon. The new menu will feature Teriyaki Chicken Bento (RMB 48) and Teriyaki Salmon Bento (RMB 58), both items have a 20 percent reduced sugar content. The restaurant will offer a special promotion: the first nine customers that order a kids menu item will get a special “Bento Lovers” t-shirt for kids. Kids’ menu will be available after 6pm during weekdays and all day during the weekend and on holidays.
Gungo Ho Pizza Box Design Competition
Gung Ho! Pizza is holding a pizza box design competition for students in celebration of Children’s Day and in anticipation of their new kids’ menu.Students who love to draw can enter the competition for a chance for their designs to be featured on Gung Ho! pizza boxes, a shout out to their school, and a pizza party for all the winning artist’s friends.The competition will be have a separate elementary and high school bracket featuring a winner from each. The deadline to submit is Sunday, June 14. Visit www.gunghopizza.com for more details. Students can send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: Courtesy of W Hotel Beijing, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, and Obentos