But about that petting zoo...
Whatever you do, don’t play up the petting zoo that’s advertised to your kids. It is on the opposite side as the Nature Playground and on this particular Sunday afternoon, consisted of a sign that said we could feed them and shy animals. Although no one would necessarily blame the fawn and her father for not wanting to be on display, they proved less interesting than their surroundings by the time we found them.
Still, a handful of pictures can’t capture the magic of such a landscape, nor the freedom for kids to just observe and play within nature. So for a day basking in nature and enjoying a view, head to this open secret before it gets even more chilly.
BY: Cindy Marie Jenkins
Cindy Marie Jenkins is a Writer, Work-at-Home-Parent and Communications Consultant for the Arts. Her family moved to Beijing last summer and she's thrilled to find these hidden gems! Read more of her works in her WAHP series here or visit her website here.