While you must have shown your kids the majestic Forbidden City and the Great Bell Temple, you should not forget the fact that kids expect some fun and frolic. For them, merely visiting places of historical importance or architectural marvel, may not make much sense. Unless they are exhausted because of playing, running and doing something that relates to their age, they may feel, as you can imagine, all lost and may complain that Mom, something is missing! You must show them the architectural beauties but don't let them feel bored by not taking them to some places where kids can be themselves.
Places to Visit in Beijing
The capital city of China, the mesmerizing Beijing, offers multitude of options for kids to enjoy their journey to the fullest. There are some fascinating tourist attractions in Beijing, dedicated exclusively to kids. Beijing attractions for kids include amusement parks, water parks, science museums and what not. Kids will have a life-time experience from their trip to Beijing because there are some excellent options for them to freely enjoy.
Journey Around the World in Beijing World Park
With nearly 1.5 million visitors flocking to this park, every year, it is not a surprise if you get lost in this huge 46.7 hectare area theme park. It was built in 1993 with the sole aim of providing its visitors unique experience of the world community without leaving Beijing. The most fascinating attraction inside this park is that it includes miniature models of nearly 100 famous world monuments. Right from India's Taj Mahal to America's Empire State building, it includes almost all monuments you can think about. It is open from April to October for visitors. Besides the opportunity to see world-class attractions in mini sized models, made almost of the same materials as the original one's, this world park will give your kids a slide show depicting the world. The journey will make you feel as if you have seen the entire world in a day. Music, dance, food and drinks from different parts of the world are some other things that kids can enjoy in this park.
Get Mesmerized at Sony ExploraScience Museum
This science museum will amuse your kids to the core. It doesn't matter, if they are still not interested in science, numerous things in this museum are bound to enthrall them. Located in Chaoyang Park, this high tech, interactive museum will certainly bewitch them by the wonders of latest technology and human interaction.
Experience the Real Kung Fu
Your family, especially your kids who must be in awe of the Kung Fu Panda, will be delighted to see some real Kung Fu fighting. In Beijing, Kung Fu shows are organized at various places, as a part of cultural events. Don't you dare to miss them.
Be Friends with the Pandas
In the Beijing Zoo, kids will find numerous varieties of animals and they will also get a chance to see Pandas. Well, kids would certainly wish, if it was the Kung Fu panda, their cuddly Po. Observing rare Pandas from up close will really make your kids exhilarated.
Go for a Toy Shopping Bonanza
Chinese markets are known for variety of toys and that too, at affordable prices. Enter with your kids in famous toy markets in Beijing and you will find it difficult to leave it without buying anything. Stuffed pandas, helicopters, dolls and any other toy, you always wanted to gift to your kids, these toy super markets will surely be an answer to your kids dream world.
Explore the Phenomenal Marine World
Imagine watching killer sharks, sea lions and dolphins all through the windows in the walls of an aquarium. It would indeed be mesmerizing to experience marine life so closely. Hailed to be the largest inland aquarium in the world, the Beijing Aquarium in Haidian District, houses nearly 1,000 species of freshwater fish and marine animals. It is located inside the Beijing Zoo.
Sweat Out on the Greatest Wall in the World
One of the best Beijing attractions for kids is to explore the Great Wall of China. The most enjoyable section for children would be the Mutianyu section. It is the best preserved part of this magnificent wall and is opened to visitors. It consists of 22 watch towers in which you can go and watch the magnificent China and forest and woodland surrounding the Great wall. Your teenager kids will love some adventurous stuff on the Great Wall of China, like hiking or the cable car ride. You shouldn't miss the experience of sleeping on the Great Wall because accommodation is provided in the watch towers.
Watch the Bird's Nest More Closely
Your Kids will find it amazing to watch the Bird's Nest, the iconic Olympic stadium of Beijing, from close quarters. The recent Olympic hosted by China has proved to the world the Chinese economic power. Visiting the historical stadium will be a great experience of learning for your family.
Get Awestruck at the Marvel of the Forbidden City
Forbidden city is one of the few royal palaces left in the world and stands testimony to the prosperity and magnificence of Chinese dynasties. This 961 meter long palace is said to have nearly 9,000 rooms. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, citizens were not allowed to enter in this palace, it was called 'Forbidden city'. A UNESCO world heritage site, Forbidden city is a great place to let your kid learn about the real Chinese art, history and culture.
Some Other Places for Kids to Visit in Beijing
Apart from the above places, Beijing offers some other great destinations for kids.
- Lee Cool
- Beihai Park
- The Underground City
- Milu Park
- Happy Valley Amusement Park
Strictly speaking, there is no end to the list of Beijing attractions for kids. There are so many places to visit that you will fall short of time and money. The above places are certainly the most unique ones and you must make sure that you visit some of these places.