Beijing families & personalities

Meet the parents, kids and personalities that make up Beijing's dynamic expat community!

Make Beijing Better: The Migrant Children's Foundation
Blogs

Make Beijing Better: The Migrant Children's Foundation

Helen Boyle simply wanted to give back to China for taking care of her child – she ended up founding an organisation that has now helped thousands of others

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Welcome to the Neighbourhood

Welcome to the neighbourhood: meet the Kelsen-Taylor family!
Family

Welcome to the neighbourhood: meet the Kelsen-Taylor family!

We learn more about the Kelsen-Taylors, their life in Beijing and what it's like having a long-distance relationship with their two older children

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Meet the Le Brun family!
Family

Meet the Le Brun family!

How family-friendly is Dongshishitiao? The Le Bruns share their favourite kid-friendly and expat-friendly spots around the area and tips on thriving in Beijing

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Meet the Bronfman family
Family

Meet the Bronfman family

The Bronfman's give us tips on settling in at Chaoyang Park

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Meet the Baker family
Family

Meet the Baker family

We check in with the Baker family, originally from Australia

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Meet the Pineda family
Family

Meet the Pineda family

The Pinedas live in Shunyi and the kids go to Dulwich

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It's a Dad's life

It's a Dad's Life - Stay-at-home Dad Cory Hanaway
Blogs

It's a Dad's Life - Stay-at-home Dad Cory Hanaway

Cory Hanaway compares being a stay-at-home Dad back home and in Beijing and some travel tips around Beijing

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It's a Dad's Life: proprietor of TRB
Living in Beijing

It's a Dad's Life: proprietor of TRB

Ignace Lecleir tells us about family life in Beijing

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It's a Dad's Life: dad in local community - Damien Thirriard
Blogs

It's a Dad's Life: dad in local community - Damien Thirriard

Damien Thirriard talks about being a foreign dad in a local community outside central Beijing

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It's a Dad's Life: stay-at-home dad Andrew Miles
Blogs

It's a Dad's Life: stay-at-home dad Andrew Miles

We talk to stay-at-home dad Andrew Miles about being a hands-on father in Beijing

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It's a dad's life: Kempinski Hotel GM Brice Pean
Blogs

It's a dad's life: Kempinski Hotel GM Brice Pean

The father of four talks travel, vacation and home life in Beijing

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It's a blind (play) date!

The Time Out Family Play Date: Vitaland
Blogs

The Time Out Family Play Date: Vitaland

Our play-daters and their mums review Vitaland's new branch in Taiyanggong

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The Time Out Family blind play date: A mini review of inKIDS with Line Friends
Things to do

The Time Out Family blind play date: A mini review of inKIDS with Line Friends

Cute social app characters come to life at this CBD indoor play centre

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The Time Out Family blind play date: a mini review of UCCA Creative Studio
Things to do

The Time Out Family blind play date: a mini review of UCCA Creative Studio

Classes for kids housed inside 798's Ullen's Center for Cotemporary Art

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The Time Out Family blind play date: a mini review of Little Oasis Playroom
Things to do

The Time Out Family blind play date: a mini review of Little Oasis Playroom

Interactive classes and free play at the Indigo mall kids' centre

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The Time Out Family Blind Play Date: a mini review of Latitude
Things to do

The Time Out Family Blind Play Date: a mini review of Latitude

Shunyi trampoline park with rock climbing, foam pits and dodge ball games

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Things you only know

Things you only know if you're a: Pub quiz master
City life

Things you only know if you're a: Pub quiz master

Alan Xie spills the beans on quizzing the Jing

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Things you only know if you're a kindergarten principal
Family

Things you only know if you're a kindergarten principal

...according to Shelly Auld from House of Knowledge

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Things you only know if you're a dental hygienist
Family

Things you only know if you're a dental hygienist

...according to Elisabeth Kang from United Family Healthcare

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Kids' Eye View

Kids' Eye View: classes with Atelier
Classes & Courses

Kids' Eye View: classes with Atelier

We invite Atelier students to talk more about their classes and why they like it

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Kids' Eye View: Squash classes with the Elite Squash Academy
Classes & Courses

Kids' Eye View: Squash classes with the Elite Squash Academy

8-year-old Hriday shares his experience on playing Squash for the first time

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Kids' Eye View: Being a girl scout in Beijing
Family

Kids' Eye View: Being a girl scout in Beijing

We interviewed members of the Girl Scouts of Beijing to learn more about their activities and why it's worth signing up

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Kids' Eye View: Cave Discovery Centre at 798
Things to do

Kids' Eye View: Cave Discovery Centre at 798

We sent out two young adventure-seekers to try out 798's latest installment

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Kid's Eye View: Bricklive Animal Paradise
Family

Kid's Eye View: Bricklive Animal Paradise

Lina and Leann Park from YCIS Beijing review Bricklive's Animal Paradise!

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