Things to Do with Kids in Beijing

Beijing offers plenty of fun for your kids. They will marvel at the sight of numerous historical monuments, and they also will be very proud to tell their friends that they climbed the Great Wall. But if they are likely to get bored and tired with grand museums and the like, remember to add some fun activities just for them, and they will be more amenable during your tour. In Beijing, there are abundant fun activities and attractions to keep the little ones entertained. Check out our China Family Tours, or contact us for a customized family tour to China.

Beijing World Park

Beijing Top Things to Do with Kids

Summary: Beijing World Park is a theme park of world landmarks in miniature with cultural performances.
Opening hours: 09:00 - 21:00 (summer), 09:00 - 17:00 (winter)
Address: 158 Fengbao Road, Huaxiang, Fengtai District
Visiting time: one day

The Hutongs

Summary: The hutongs are Traditional Beijing neighborhoods where kids will enjoy a glimpse into authentic Chinese family life.
How to Explore:ride a rickshaw (pedicab), walk, or by bike
Visiting time: Flexible, 1 hour - half a day

Beijing Ocean Park

Beijing Top Things to Do with Kids

Summary: Beijing Ocean Park is a super-size indoor aquarium boasting thousands of aquatic creatures.
Opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00, daily
Location: Located in Beijing Zoo, 18 Gaoliangqiao Street, Haidian District
Visiting time: half day - one day
Nearby sights: Beijing Zoo

Shijingshan Amusement Park

Beijing Top Things to Do with Kids

Summary: Shijingshan Amusement Park is a large amusement park with exciting recreational facilities and statues of Disney characters.
Opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00, daily
Address: 25, Shijingshan Rd.
Getting there: Metro Line 1, Bajiaoyou Leyuan Station.
Visiting time: one day

Beihai Park

Beijing Top Things to Do with Kids

Summary: Beihai Park is a large historical park located in the city center and a place where you can enjoy a break from the city hustle and bustle.
Opening hours: 06:30 - 20:00, daily
Address: 1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District
Visiting time: Flexible
Nearby sights: The Forbidden City

Pacific Underwater World

Beijing Top Things to Do with Kids

Summary: The Pacific Underwater World consists of Cabin Walking Zone, Touching Pool, Penguin House, Underwater Tunnel, and Marine Animal Performance Pool, etc. In the Penguin House, there are more than 30 penguins. Visitors can watch the interesting scene when penguins fighting for fishes.
Opening time: 9: 00-17: 30(Mon-Thu), 8: 30-23: 00 (Fri-Sun)
Address: At the foot of China Central Television Tower

Milu Park

Beijing Top Things to Do with Kids

Summary: A wildlife sanctuary housing Milu, a rare animal of the deer family, and also other endangered species.
Opening hours: 09:00 - 16:00 (Tue - Sun)
Address: Milu Park, Nanhaizi, Daxing District
Visiting time: half day - one day

Fundazzle

Beijing Top Things to Do with Kids

Summary: Indoor playground with lots of fun activities for kids. Shows and arts and crafts classes are available at weekends.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09:00 C 17:30, Sat-Sun and holidays 09:00 C 19:00
Address: 4 Gongti South Road, Chaoyang District
Visiting time: Flexible

Ancient Coin Exhibition Hall

Beijing Top Things to Do with Kids

Summary: The Ancient Coin Exhibition Hall is a museum exhibiting the different types of currency used throughout Chinas history.
Opening hours: 09:00 - 16:00 (Tue - Sun)
Address: Desheng Men Jianlou, Second North Ring Rd., Xi Cheng District
Visiting time: 2 hrs
Getting there: Metro Line 2, Jishui Tan Station, use Exit A

Blue Zoo Beijing

Beijing Top Things to Do with Kids

Summary: It is equipped with the longest acrylic underwater tunnel in Asia which can make visitors feel like being in the underwater world themselves. Mermaid show and the divers dancing with sharks are very exciting.
Opening time: 8: 00-20: 00 (summer), 8:30-18:30 (winter)
Address: Workers' Stadium (South Gate), Chaoyang District

Top Beijing Tours

    The Temple of Heaven
  • Classic Beijing Tour
  • Explore numerous historic wonders and treasures, and morden man-made marvels in four days.
    The Great Wall at Jinshanling
  • Hiking on the Great Wall
  • Explore three  three Great Wall sections, including restored section, rugged sections and historically important sections.

Questions and Answers About Things to Do with Kids in Beijing

Sam 2013-02-02
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Hello, We have plan go to Beijing -Xian-Shanghai between 22 Nov-30Nov with my family (adult 2, Child 3 : 14,12 and 5 years old)So, could you please suggestion trip plan and train / flight convinience to travel for my family. We are looking at muslim tour if possible. We just need ground tour arrangement and flight / train without hotel. Thanks

Dear Sam,

Thank you for your inquiry.
We are happy to arrange land service for you, no problem for Muslim tour:
I have sent you a quotation letter with detailed itinerary, please kindly check your email.

Lily Guo replied on 2013-02-08
kalpana 2012-12-22
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is chinese new year a bad time to visit china? how about march? i would like to travel with 2 adults, 5 children ( 11,10,9,6,2) . how will the weather be? need cold attire? pls advice.
Dear Sir or Madam, During Chiese new year, the weather is cold, and there are many Chinese people coming out for relaxation. It will affact your travel. I suggest you come to China after March. It wil become warm. In Mar., it will be 1-12℃(33.8-53.6℉), it will a bit cold, the cotton padded clothes and sweaters are needed. It is about 10-20℃(50-68℉)in Apr., you could wear thick coat. Lussie Lu replied on 2012-12-24
Nayada R 2012-10-19
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Hello, We have plan go to Beijing between afternoon 5 -9 Dec 2012 with my family (adult 2, Child 2 : 6.5,3.0 years old)So, could you please suggestion trip plan and hotel to convinience to travel for my family.

Hi Nayada, we are very glad to arrange this tour for you. Would you please let me know what kind of hotel you would like us to book, please? 3/4/5 star? 

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-21
Ming qiong 2010-11-20
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I intend to travel during Chinese new year ? Advisable ? I have 2 kids age 3 and 5.
Hi, During the new year time, some restaurants and shops will close because the owner and stuff will go home and stay with family members. We have a classic package for family. http://www.chinahighlights.com/tour/beijingtour/bj-1/ You could send us an enquiry if you are interested. Thanks again for visiting our website. KevinMa@chinahighlights.com Kevin Ma replied on 2010-11-21
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