Ball pool © Henry Burrows
For travellers looking for things to do with their kids in Beijing, Fundazzle is the venue to remember for a rainy day. This amusement centre delights children (it is open to anybody under 14) and gives parents a welcome rest. The huge indoor play area at Fundazzle features a massive ball pool, trampolines, a two-storey jungle gym, a toddler area with cars, swings, seesaws, and houses, and something called a space maze in which children can lose themselves happily for hours. On the weekends, there are arts and crafts classes and performances for the kids to enjoy. The centre is completely safe and can even be educational, as fun interactive language and maths classes are sometimes conducted. After days spent sightseeing, this is the perfect attraction for kids that need to blow off some steam and get some play time. Adults can spend the time reading or simply watching the kids cavort in the colourful playground, which can be highly amusing.
Address: Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District
Telephone: (0)10 6593 6208
Opening times: Open Monday to Friday from 9am-5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday (and public holidays) from 9am-7pm.
Admission: CNY50 per child (all week); CNY15 per adult (weekends, free on weekdays)