Family area guide: Chaoyang Park West

A spacious and safe mini-suburbs close to Sanlitun

The neighbourhood surrounding the largest urban park in Asia gives you access to all the outdoor activity that Chaoyang Park offers, and has many expat-friendly shops and restaurants. And yet it’s also a mere 20-minute walk from Sanlitun, keeping you connected with the city’s largest entertainment hub.

Below are our picks of the best family-friendly venues in the area



Serving rustic Italian in a great riverside location.

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39 Maizidian Xijie (on the river at the back of FX Hotel) (Changping)


Long-awaited eatery raises the bar in Chaoyang Park South

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16 Liulitun Lu Zhongjie (Changping)

Alio Olio

A tip from local Beijinger Delphine Diet: 'This Italian restaurant is great for a family meal out. The staff there are super welcoming to families, and you can choose from lots of healthy and affordable food options for kids.'

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Pubs and cafes

Black Sun Bar

A decent boozer for parents who want to watch sports, with an outdoor terrace that will please the kids.

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Chaoyang Gongyuan Xi Lu (Changping)
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Family days out

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Ultra-reliable British parenting chain with potties, strollers, and clothes

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6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xi Lu
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  • 4 out of 5 stars