When you say family travel perhaps Beijing isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But with its unique history, culture and amazing food it does have a lot to offer for a family traveller. Here we round up our top things to do in Beijing with kids and give you top tips and advice for having a successful trip to the city with kids!
Where to Stay in Beijing with Kids
More than in other places we’ve stayed, having a good hotel is essential in Beijing! The city can be overwhelming for littles and the air quality can mean that you may be confined to your hotel for periods. Therefore when travelling to Beijing with kids it is important to have a hotel with good access to amenities and indoor activities and in close proximity to the sites!
Our recommendation for families traveling to Beijing with kids is to head to the luxurious by exceptionally family friendly Grand Hyatt Beijing!
You can read our full review here
Other things to consider when visiting Beijing with Kids
As alluded to above the main concern for lots of people – parents or not – travelling to Beijing is the air pollution! Travelling with an asthmatic and a child this was our biggest concern. There are lots of apps that can tell you about the pollution hourly which we recommend downloading!
For full information check out our post on dealing with Beijing air pollution
Things to do In Beijing with Kids
The Great Wall of China
Probably top of everybody’s china bucket list! We used a guide and headed to the mutianyu section which I definitely recommend
For more details check out our post!
The Forbidden City
The next thing on the bucket list! Make sure to avoid public holidays and pick up tickets in advance as the queues get really long!
This can easily be combined with the above! Don’t take a big bag with you as it isn’t allowed and remember to bring along your passport
what kid doesn’t love a park? This perhaps the best park in all of Beijing and there are plenty of opportunities for kids to run outside and even fly a kite!
What are your top tips and recommendations for visiting Beijing with kids?