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Kid-Friendly Activities in Tianjin – A Tianjin Family Vacation

A major coastal city located in the northeast of China, located only 170 km east of Beijing, Tianjin is a large and sprawling city that has a lot of contemporary and traditional influences and a lot of history that can be traced back centuries. It is a great place to visit with the whole family.


Explore the Ancient Cultural Street

Ancient Cultural Street should be the first place on your list as soon as you walk out of your Tianjin Hotel. it provides both an interesting and comprehensive look at traditional Chinese culture and customs as well as a place where you can find all sorts of traditional curios and handicrafts as well as historic temples that you can visit. This street is almost as if China is still stuck in ancient times and would serve as a great educational window of opportunity for your children.


Soar Onboard the Tianjin Eye

The 120 m observation wheel known as Tianjin Eye is a great spot from which to look out over the beauty of Tianjin. Your children will love going up there and trying to pick out the spots in the pretty city below like the winding Haihe River, Yongle Bridge and more. There are forty-eight capsules on the Tianjin Eye and at night it is lit up like a neon carnival. One rotation is said to take about thirty minutes so make sure you have your camera out for some panoramic shots of the city.


Relax on an Hai River Cruise

Drive out into an evening away from your hotel the likes of Pan Pacific Tianjin, an choose a nice relaxing cruise on the Haihe River. You can take in the beautiful sights of the city as night rolls by from the comfort of your river cruise at a pace that will give you plenty of time to take photos and savour the scents and smells. You will also be able to see the distinct difference of modern Tianjin clashing with ancient Tianjin in the architecture from such a vantage point. Nothing like a river cruise to get a perspective of the city.


Luxuriate at the Riverside 66 Shopping Mall

You'd be surprised how interested in shopping children can be, especially if it means they get to pick out something for themselves. So, take your family out for a day of shopping at the Riverside 66 Shopping Mall. It is huge and impressive and home to many popular international brands flagship stores. There are also plenty of food and drink stalls within the mall if your little ones get peckish. Whether it is Starbucks or sushi you can find it all under one roof.


Have an Animal Encounter at Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean World

Take the children out to have an encounter with penguins, polar bears and all sorts of marine animals at the Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean World. The aquarium is divided into the Subsea Tunnel Zone and the Polar Animals Zone and will make for a great time of fun for your kids.