Baby & Toddler Group
From September 7, come along every Monday morning 9-10.30am for this free “Play and Stay” baby and toddler group. With soft play, messy play, seasonal crafts, singing, and other activities. It’s a great way to meet new families and for your kids to have fun and make friends. The group is suitable for ages 0 to 18 month, and held in the Primary School’s soft play room, at The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi. Drinks and snacks are provided. There will be no baby group on Monday September 28 or October 5, due to the holiday. Spaces are limited, sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org
INN Shunyi Coffee Morning
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi is hosting this month’s International Newcomers Network (INN) Shunyi coffee morning, on Thursday August 27, 10am -12pm. INN coffee mornings are a great opportunity to meet other newcomers and old-timers in the Shunyi area. The morning will start 10am at BSB’s Chatterbox café, with coffee, snacks, and plenty of chat. At 11.30am a BSB shuttle bus will go over to Roundabout, returning to BSB at 12pm. Alternatively, you can make your own way home from Roundabout.
Chenhao Furniture and Tai Tai
Over the summer break, the government demolition program along Tianbei Lu continued. Chenhao Furniture Shop, the popular expat store for beautiful handmade and bespoke furniture, has moved to a new address. You can now find them on Xixing South Street, Xijiangying Village, Zhaoquanying Town, Shunyi District (136 0113 3501, email@example.com)
Also in need of a new home was Tai Tai. A wonderful store, that sells such a wide variety of gift items and things for the home. With cushions and fabrics, cards and wrapping paper, lotions and scrubs, silverware, and some beautiful jade cheese plates. Many of the items are imported from Thailand, with proceeds going to charitable causes. You can now find Tai Tai with Clicia’s Designs and Shayne’s Treasures at Lake View Place, Dragon Bay Villa (8042 2203, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
Captain Jack’s Sunday Brunch
Captain Jack invites you to enjoy a fantastic Pirate Sunday Brunch. Enjoy a range of tasty delights, from across the world’s cuisines, at Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel 360° Restaurant. With lots of activities and surprises, there will be fun for everyone. Come and find the treasure on Sunday August 30, from 11.30-3pm. From RMB 368 /person (plus 15% service charge), kids are half price. For reservations, contact (6450 4788, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.beijingairport.hilton.com
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: Bambino World (Flickr), courtesy of Tai Tai and Hilton Capital Airport