If you are still in Beijing this weekend and haven’t found something to do, try one of the following events.
Moon Festival at the Great Wall 2015, Sep 26-27
All ages. In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, pack a mini travel bag and head out of town for an overnight stay at the Brickyard Inn. The inn is offering a special package inclusive of board, food, and admission to the Xiaolumian harvest feast. Booking required. 3pm-noon. The Brickyard Inn and Retreat Center at Mutianyu Great Wall (www.brickyardatmutianyu.com/book-now)
Mooncake Making Workshop, Sep 26-27
All ages. There are lots of mooncake options availailable from traditional to gourmet, but nothing beats the homemade kind. Families can learn to make their own mooncakes and wash them down with a cup of hot chocolate or tea. Registration required. RMB 288 (family of 4). 3-5pm. Green T. House Living (6434 2519, 136 0113 7232)
Weekend Outdoor Adventure Trip , Sep 26-27
Ages 7+. Families looking for an action packed weekend can join other families heading to Yunmeng gorge and the Baihe Niyun area for two days of hiking, abseiling, rock climbing, camping, and more. Regsitration required. RMB 1,100. 9am-5pm. O’le Sports (www.ole-sports.org)
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SnowEyes, Sep 19-Oct 4
Ages 6mnths+. Every Saturday and Sunday until Oct 4, this kids’ theater group – created by Danish dance theater group Gazart – features an after show movement workshop and craft making session in a hutong theater. Limited space. RMB 120 (adults and kids), RMB 100 (above a group of 20). 10am & 3pm. Drum Tower West Theater (136 7102 7236, http://item.damai.cn/87852.html)
Autumn Knight School, Sep 26-29/Oct 1-4
Ages 7-13. Imagine. brings a special fall four-day knight school camp on Sep 26-29 and Oct 1-4. Kids will have fun learning to make a trebuchet, riding horses, and other medieval era activities. Registration required. RMB 3,000 (Inclusive of transport, equipment, and training fees). 8.15am-5pm. Various locations (5739 4933, www.imagine-china.com/knight-school/)
Sports Beijing Barcelona Pro-Clinic, Oct 1-4
Ages 6-17. Organized by Sports Beijing, professional soccer coaches from Barcelona are flying in to coach kids of varying skill levels both on the field and through classroom theory. The camp will take place at ISB. Registration required. RMB 1,500 (ages 6-9), RMB 3,500 (ages 10-17). International School of Beijing (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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