Beijing - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local sports classes and/or activities available for kids?

Yes, many. There is a large mall in the area near the embassy that has an entire floor dedicated to activities for children. - Nov 2021

At the moment, these types of activities are all still cancelled due to COVID, with no projected date for them to resume. - Aug 2020

Yes, but expensive. Great programs at the Canadian school with Dragon Fire, but lots of other choices too. - May 2020

The schools have about any sport you can imagine and if the school doesn't have it you can find it somewhere here. - Oct 2017

Yes, and some int'l schools have indoor facilities. If yours doesn't, your kid is going to be ingesting the output of every factory for 200 miles while they breathe the air in, though. - Dec 2015

Yes. Through Sports Beijing, independant organizations, and some of teh international schools offer various activities. - Apr 2015

I heard there is a baseball program. - Aug 2014

My kids aren't sporty, but between the school's offerings and Sports Beijing, I think kids can play every sport imaginable. - Jul 2014

Yes, good soccer program run by Brits. Lots of opportunity for Kung Fu. I've heard of kids taking ballet. - Jun 2013

Schools offer them - Apr 2011

There are soccer moms in Beijing just like anywhere in the US. - Jan 2011

Tons, with a wide range of cost. Sports Beijing offers everything, but we can't afford any of it. Club Football runs a fantastic and affordable soccer program at many of the international schools. Terrific British coaches. I know ISB offers lots of afterschool programs, like wushu, swimming, juggling and jump-roping for younger kids -- and team sports for older kids. The PE program at ISB is amazing: track and field meets in the ES, swim classes during school, juggling and circus routines, and even a "secret-agent program" that the least athletic kid will love, love, love. - Apr 2010

Sports Beijing runs a comprehensive programme of sports for kids. - Jan 2010

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