Best tickets for families to book on Time Out Family

Book your tickets to some of Beijing's best events for kids before they're all sold out

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Soak in some culture and spectacular performances this month with our curated list of the top tickets to buy for families.

Things to do

Beijing Hidden Gems Bike Tour

Explore the city on two wheels with Bespoke Travel Company's bike tour. Travel on an off-the-beaten-path that might just be its most fun yet. End your morning with a well-deserved lunch at a hip noodle joint – and, if time permits, head over to a hidden craft beer spot for an award-winning post-tour pint.

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TRB Forbidden City (formerly TRB Bites) , 95 Donghuamen Dajie Every Saturday Buy tickets

Legoland Discovery Center Beijing

Enter a world of Lego at Beijing's first Legoland Discovery Centre. Perfect for kids 3 to 10 years old, the indoor Lego playground includes a range of interactive and educational activities such as a Mini-World, a 4D Lego experience, Lego rides, a Lego factory tour, a Lego area specifically for babies, a Ninjago training centre and more. Purchase ahead for discounted rates; onsite prices are from 200RMB per person.

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center 北京乐高探索中心 , Chaoyang Bei Lu Fulu 10 Jun - 01 Dec Buy tickets

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

NBA Exhibition: Unstoppable Beijing

Bring your sports fans to this multi-level experience exhibition dedicated to the NBA. It uses interactive exhibits, video, and imagery to showcase the passion of the league, its teams and players, going back to the league's early years and exploring the many ways the NBA has evolved since 1946.

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Yang Art Museum , No.6 Chaoyang Park Road 13 Jul - 13 Sep Buy tickets

Fly a Plane Above the Great Wall

Learn how to pilot an SR20 while soaring over stunning Beijing landscapes. During your 15 minute lesson, a flight instructor will teach you how to take off, ascend, dive, hover, circle and descend. Students (from 16 years old) can customise the whole flight and how much they want to control the plane. The flight instructor will also take over from time to time so that passengers (kids above three) can snap photos of Beijing’s scenery, whether it’s The Great Wall, Kangxi steppe or Yeyahu Wetland Park. Book here.

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Music

La Vie en Rose

Critics' pick

The show narrates the rags-to-riches story of Parisian singer Edith Piaf's career through her unforgettable songs. Complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous Parisian locations of the Edith Piaf era, let French vocalists Anne Carrere and Nathalie Lermitte take you on an evening through Piaf's unforgettable tunes.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 31 Jul Buy tickets

Australian Youth Orchestra

Critics' pick

The Australian Youth Orchestra, performs in Beijing. They will be led by acclaimed musical director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Urbański. Performing with them is Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, who has won international acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 31 Jul Buy tickets

Performances

Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue

Watch the Paw Patrol crew as they set out on yet another mission, this time live on stage! It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor, Humdinger. However, Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest have been tasked to rescue Mayor Goodway and run the race in her place. This exciting stage show brings the beloved series to life. 

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Beijing Exhibition Center , 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie 24 Jul , 25-27 Jul , 25 Jul , 27 Jul Buy tickets

The Librarian

Critics' pick

For the last 25 years, Paul-Émile Dumoulin has worked in a municipal library. He is serious, proud, though terribly clumsy. The shelves must be impeccable, publications carefully organised. But beware, when his passion for books gets a hold of him, he can’t help but plunge, head first, into their stories. The Librarian is overwhelmed with acrobatics, performing feats of balance, juggling, break dancing and beat boxing, acted through multidisciplinary artist Hyppolite.

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Super Theatre , 5 Tai Ji Chang Er Tiao (台基厂二条5号) Dongcheng Beijing Beijing 02 Aug , 03 Aug , 04 Aug Buy tickets

Art

The Beatles: Beat On

Critics' pick

Take a look at the history of the legendary British rock group The Beatles. The exhibition features themed spaces, artwork and photographs from the band's history as well as many of their classic hits.

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2F, Chaoyang Joy City , 2F, Beijing Beijing Chaoyang 101 North Chaoyang Road Chaoyang Beijing Beijing 29 Jun - 15 Sep Buy tickets

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