Family area guide: Lido and Wangjing

An ideal half-way house between downtown and the suburbs

Sandwiched between the international schools in Shunyi and the shops and restaurants in the city centre, Lido and Wangjing feel close to everything. Lido has family-friendly Indigo Mall and the 798 Art District, while Wangjing is popular with Korean families. These neighbourhoods have several international hospitals, including Beijing United Family Hospital and Oasis International Hospital.

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

Restaurants and cafes

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Kids' play areas and days out

UCCA Creative Studio

Part of UCCA, this centre is dedicated to the promotion of creative education in a unique art environment

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4 Jiuxianqiao Lu (Changping)
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This family-friendly mall has Mothercare and other children's stores, while its Muji branch has a selection of maternity clothes.

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18 Jiuxianqiao Lu (Changping)
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