Spoil Dad this Father’s Day, with a hotel brunch or a green tea lunch. If you’re still undecided on which summer camps to sign the kids up for, there’s another option in Shunyi at The Bridge School. If you’re leaving Beijing this summer, and are looking to donate some items you no longer need, the MCF are in need of lots of things for the families and schools they support.
Dad’s Day at Green T. House
Bring your children and some toys, to enjoy a day of dining and playing in the beautiful grounds of Green T. House. The special Dad’s Day menu on Sunday, June 21 includes pesto and homemade Chinese steamed bread, fennel dumplings, chicken in parmesan Sichuan pepper, jasmine tea dusted pork ribs in capital champagne sauce, farm vegetables from their own gardens, doufu rice, and jasmine foie gras. Finish with woolong black sesame ice creams. Beverages include iced woolong tea and fresh mint water. All dishes are centrally shared, RMB 388 per family set (3-4 guests). For reservations, call 136 0113 7132 / 6434 2519.
Father’s Day Sunday Brunch
Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch on Father’s Day, at Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel. On Sunday, June 21 from 10am-3pm, western and Asian food delights will be on offer in their 360o restaurant. Interactive games and a flea market can be enjoyed by all the family and the Kids’ Center will provide plenty of entertainment for younger diners. From RMB 368 per person (plus 15% service charge), children are half price. For reservations, call 6450 4788.
The Bridge School Summer Camp
This summer camp allows kids to improve their Chinese language skills and enjoy a variety of other activities. Programs include arts and crafts, music, tennis, swimming, classical dancing, kung fu, and cooking. Every Friday, there is an off-site full-day excursion. The camp runs Monday-Friday starting Monday, June 22 until Friday, August 21. Suitable for kids aged 5-13 years. RMB 2,400 per week, RMB 4,680 per two week camp. Lunch is included. Bus service RMB 400 per week (within 10km radius of camp venues). To register for Bridge School Beijing Riviera, contact (8430 8068, 188 1049 0490, firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for Bridge School Capital Paradise, contact (8046 1707, 155 0100 6036, email@example.com) www.bridgeschoolchina.com
Donations for MCF
Moving season is very much upon us. If you have items you would like to donate to a worthy cause, the Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF) is in need of many items to help the families and schools they support. Items needed include art supplies, quality toys in good condition, children’s books (English and Chinese language), clothing (ages 5+ and in good condition), bicycles, scooters, skates, blankets, and quilts. Items will be directly distributed to migrant families living in Beijing. The drop point is Beijing Riviera, but pickup may be arranged for bicycles and larger donations. If you are interested in donating, email michellekoehlercomes@gmailcom
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: Christ’s Place (Flickr), courtesy of Hilton and Bridge School