The best things to do with kids in Beijing this week

From markets, outdoor fun, new movies, stage performances and more

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From summer camps to cultural events, we got your week covered.

And as always, have a great week, Beijing!

Things to do

Splash Day

Get the kids splashing around this Saturday 29 at the Swiss Embassy's pool party. The entire family is in for a treat with a BBQ buffet, drinks for the parents and beats by DJ Bobby. Entry is from 11am-noon only and passport or ID is required.

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Embassy of Switzerland , 3 Sanlitun Dong Wujie 29 Jun

Summer camps

Open day events

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Film

Toy Story 4

Critics' pick

Nearly 25 years after their cinematic debut, the sweetly selfless plastic pals return in a fourth Toy Story, one charged by the animated series’ thematic essence of finding purpose in being useful to others. 

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Cinemas around Beijing 21 Jun - 21 Jul

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Critics' pick

Let your child have bragging rights and take them to see this iteration of Spider-Man a full four days before those in the US do. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man is trying to live a normal non-superhero life. When Nick Fury calls him up to assign him a mission, he tries to avoid him, goes on a holiday with his friends hoping for some normalcy but still ends up needing to go help save the world.

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Cinemas around Beijing 28 Jun - 28 Jul

Stage

The Wizard of Oz

Critics' pick

Celebrating the beloved 1930's film that saw a generation of young girls want sparkly red shoes (just us?), The Wizard of Oz musical heads to the Beijing stage with a cacophony of timeless songs, bright sets and much heel-clicking. Take a trip back down the yellow brick lane with Dorothy and all her friends in need.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 26-28 Jun , 29-30 Jun Buy tickets

Tours

UnTour Food Tours: Beijing Hutong Breakfast

Join UnTour as they take you on a breakfast tour of the most authentic and delicious snacks that are hiding in plain sight in the hutongs. Wake up early and explore the culinary scene with its trusted vendors, a bilingual guide and a small group of new foodie friends. Over the course of three hours, you’ll eat your way through China’s 5,000 years of culinary history, try new foods and gain an appreciation for the artisans making these handmade treats.

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Unspecified Venue Every Wednesday

Music

Marco Paccassoni Jazz Quartet

Unwind this Friday evening by hearing Italian jazz percussionist and composers Marco Pacassoni perform with his vibraphone. Joined by other musicians, he will play a series of original songs and covers of various well-known musicians.

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La Plantation , 1 Shunbai Lu, Hegezhuang Cun 28 Jun

Talks and Workshops

First Aid Training for Parents

Doctors from the International Medical Center (IMC) will coach parents first aid techniques in this three-hour course. From basic first aid to CPR for infants and toddlers, parents will be taught theory and then get to practise what they have learnt.

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IMC Clinics , 50 Liangmaqiao Lu 27 Jun

Dining

Two-for-one Twosdays at Gung Ho

Join Gung Ho! in store, order a pizza, flash a smile and get the second pizza on the house. For deliveries, it's 20 percent off your pie (the deal's better in store, because it's better for our planet, high five). The promotion is available at all Gung Ho! stores.

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Gung Ho! Pizza (Sanlitun) , 2 Gongti Dong Lu Every Tuesday Free

Art and exhibitions

Van Gogh: Immersive Experience, Fantasy of The Inner World

Let the kids enter the world of Van Gogh at this high-tech exhibition that features more than 200 of his works. They certainly won't get bored looking at these exhibits, some of which are projected on walls by lasers, or made 360 with holograms. They can even walk into the paintings using VR technology. Get your tickets fast. Global Times has reported that tickets before July 13 have already sold out.

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National Art Museum of China , 1 Wusi Dajie Every day except Monday

3D Digital Space Exhibition 'Hello Mars'

Critics' pick

Walk through space and find out how the outer space has changed over the years at this educational, immersive exhibition about planet Mars. The huge 1,500sqm exhibition space is split up into 14 different sections where visitors are directed to engage with extraterrestrial popups and interactive projections. With its spectacular high-tech exhibits, you'll feel like you're walking on Mars itself.

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China Millennium Monument (中华世纪坛) , 9A Fuxing Lu Every day except Monday Buy tickets

Botanic: A National Amalgamation Project

Botanic, an exhibition of world flowers representing countries around the globe, is Iranian artist Maryam Najd's research project on cultural and national amalgamation using national flowers. With the current focus on refugees and caravans of people seeking a better life, the exhibition is an attempt to recognise the unique contributions that each country has made to the world through flowers. Together, the individual flowers form a great garden representing our Earth, our humanity.

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