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Celebrate Children’s Day!
Happy Children’s Carnival, Jun 1
Time to chill and go a little wild! Provide your kids with some surprise-filled fun this Children’s Day with exciting activities and fantastic treats. This Children’s Day carnival will include a sand pit, a bouncy castle, family sport area, face painting, and other essentials to help you celebrate the magic of childhood in style. All ages. RMB 268. 2-8.30pm. Hotel Garden, Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing (For details, please call 6841 2211 ext 6715).
Here you can find three handicraft workshops focused on ceramics, weaving and dyeing, and metal working. Through these classes and getting a bit messy making some simple and beautiful handmade artifacts, you are guaranteed to have a spot of family fun. All ages. 10am-4pm. Love Reading Leisure Bookstore, Gaoliying Town, Shunyi, Beijing (For more information please call 185 1083 5808).
Comptoirs de France has organized a funny activity for your children in their Leroy Merlin branch. There will be a special cooking class for kids, with their parents, so that you can both learn how to bake a handful of their delicious products. Kids 3-5 years old. 8am-5pm. F1 Leroy Merlin, 1 Linfeng Road, Fengtai District, Beijing (5927 7597. Scan the QR code below for registration and more information about the event).
Night with the Dinosaurs, date changed to Jun 15
Explore the museum at night with Chinese Academy of Science Paleozoologist Dr. Tom Stidham as your guide. With exclusive access to the museum’s exhibits after hours, you’ll get to spend the night in tents with cool dinosaur skeletons on display. just let your imagination go wild. Awesome activities include making dinosaur T-shirts, watching a 3D movie, and even excavating your own trilobite fossil. Age 4+. RMB 580/Chaperson, RMB 680/Child. 6pm Jun 15-9am Jun 16. Paleozoological Museum of China. (1560 1647 912 Xiaofei, or 1500 1371 016 Katie)
For International Children’s Day, Songtsam will organize a special children’s baseball event at the Olympic Forest North Park in Beijing. Under the guidance of professional baseball coaches from Dreamcatcher Softball Club, they are inviting you and your children for a fun family day out where you will learn the fundamentals of the bat-and-ball game. All ages. Free. 3-6pm. Football field at the west gate of Olympic Forest North Park (next to the Xingang Go-Kart Club), No 33, Kehui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. (Spaces are limited to 16 families in total. Email email@example.com to sign up)
Strawberry Seeds Music Festival 2019, Jun 1-2
Organized by Modern Sky Kids, Strawberry Seeds Music Festival kicks off Jun 1 for a weekend of family-friendly live rock and indie acts, art workshops, a kids’ play zone, and (hopefully) sunshine. All ages. RMB 280-880. Sat 1.30 pm-8pm, Sun 10.30am-5pm. Anaya Gold Coast, Beidaihe (Book your tickets here)
Let the Little ones Have Fun at EAST, Jun 1-2
How will you and your family spend Children’s Day? If you haven’t yet made plans come and enjoy it at EAST, Beijing on Jun 1-2. They will be hosting an array of unique activities for kids, including an art class from UCCA Kids, doughnut cooking class, and more. All ages. RMB 298* per person, includes free-flow selected drinks. Free for kids aged 6 and under, half price for kids aged 7-12. There will be two class sessions per day, one at 1.30pm and the second at 6.30pm with openings for 15 kids per session (For reservations, please call +8610 8426 0888 *All prices quoted are inclusive of service charge and VAT).
Events This Week
Puppets & Object Theatre: Si lion, si haut, May 30-Jun 9
This Chinese and French language performance for kids and families will delight young audiences. Join Coppernickel, a bird, and Tungsten, a dog on their short, simple and hilarious adventures. All ages. RMB 280. 7.30pm. Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre. Building 9, Tianqiao Nan Dajie, Xicheng, Beijing (More information check here).
Coffeeshop Coaching, May 30
For those interested in exploring coaching tools that help you get clarity, take action, and power through those things that are holding you back in life, you can check this personal development-focused event hosted by Associate Certified Coach, Melody Taylor-Fliege. Adults. Free. 2pm and 6pm. CaféFlateWhit-Tayuan DRC.
Parenting Workshop, May 31
Redthread brings you this bilingual workshop with Iryna Zhurenko, the program director at Beijing Shuren Ribet Private School. Learn about communicating with children, guidance-oriented parenting, raising intelligence, and putting your children on the path to success. Adults. RMB 99. 7-8.30pm. The Lounge @ WFC No.1 E 3rd Ring RD Middle, Chaoyang, Beijing.
You are cordially invited to join YCIS Beijing for their annual PO Charity Gala.The theme for this year’s gala is ‘One Night in Beijing’ and the festivities will be held at the Conrad Hotel. The evening will include a sumptuous Chinese dinner served with wine, auctions, a raffle prize draw, dancing, a live band, professional photography, and most special of all, an art exhibition and musical and dance performances provided by YCIS Beijing students. All proceeds will benefit the New Day Foster Home and will go towards the surgery costs of the orphans and disabled children in their care. All ages. RMB1000. 5pm. Conrad Hotel Beijing. (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. More info here)
The Kusina ni Kabayan Philippine Culture Festival, Jun 1
Celebrate the bright colors of Philippine culture… in Beijing! Filipino community group Kusina ni Kabayan, together with Pan Pacific Beijing, invite everyone to Piyesta Kultura 2019, a festival where everything is more fun. Indulge in native and tropical treats, revel in the festivities that include a karaoke sing-off challenge and a cultural pageant, and join the Filipino community in Beijing in celebrating their 121st Independence Day! All ages. RMB 178 (includes 4 hrs of selected free-flow drinks from 11am to 3pm and a food voucher worth RMB 20), free for kids below 6. 10am-6pm. Pan Pacific Beijing, 2 Huayuan St., Xidan, Xicheng District. (WeChat ID: Kusina-ni-Kabayan)
While art exhibitions, you can enjoy the timeless fun of sustainable commerce, public auctions, creative performances, lucky draws, and other fun activities. All proceeds will go to local charities. All ages. RMB 280. 10am-5pm. Radiance Cafe. No.7, Left Dike Road, Roma Lake, Houshayu Town, Kongang Street, Shunyi District (8046 1368)
If you are interested in experiential learning, camp education, research field trips, outdoor education, and learning outside of the classroom, you can check out this potluck-style networking event intended for professionals. It will be a fantastic opportunity for leaders in Beijing’s experiential learning community to exchange ideas on this and other topics related to education. Adults. Free. 2-5pm. IDEAS Experience Center, Block D, ZiSpace Park, Chaoyang District.
Beijing Highland Games, Jun 2
The Highland Games has been part of Scotland’s culture for hundreds of years and now it’s made its way to Beijing. It is a whole day event, with a great selection from Beijing’s best local vendors selling their food, ice-cream, soft drinks, and alcohol throughout the day. There will be a wide range of activities for the kids to enjoy including a bouncing castle, face painting, sports, and more. All ages. Kids: RMB 20; Adults: RMB 50; Family of 3: RMB 100; Family of 4: RMB 110. 11am-4.30pm. Dongfeng International Sports Park, Sanlitun.(email@example.com or call 8525 1111 ext 704)
Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Jun 1-4
Have fun in the wilderness and get home safely with this course on Wilderness Advanced First Aid. Suitable for anyone wanting to gain more experience in venturing out to remote and challenging environments, this course teaches you how to manage medical emergencies when emergency services are hours or days away. Adults. RMB 3,950. Visit this page for more info or to register. International School of Beijing (ISB).
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