We all know Xi’an packs a cultural and historical punch, but what if you’ve got little kids with you? There are a surprising amount of places, both in and outdoors, that both children and the whole family will enjoy. Here’s the round up:

Shaanxi Nature Museum

陕西自然博物馆

The SNM’s collection contains over 20 thousand specimens, some dating back to 3.7 billion years ago! There is a lot to be found here, that will interest the young mind in four different exhibition areas: Nature Hall, Technology Hall, Fulldome Theatre and Outdoor Exhibition Areas.

Don’t miss the huge glass sphere in the Science and Technology Exhibition Hall that represents the “sun”, and the crescent shape in the Natural Exhibition Hall that represents the “moon”. The museum is hands on, and offers up the chance to learn about dinosaurs, butterflies, spiders, parrots, and more.

陕西自然博物馆于2008年1月5日开馆,有科技、自然两大展馆,2万余件标本在此安家。Shaanxi Natural Museum was opened on January 5, 2008. The museum includes two pavilions of science and nature with more than 20,000 specimens.

Opening hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Ticket Prices: 20 – 40 RMB
Address: No. 88 Chang’an South Road, Yanta District西安市雁塔区长安南路88号
Tel: 029-85331256


LEHUA City 88°C Spring Water World

乐华城88°C温泉乐园

Who doesn’t love water parks! Especially in Xi’an’s scorching summers. This Hot Spring Resort has it all, from outdoor venues to indoor venues. The outdoor area consists of themed areas such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Underwater World, Tropical Rain-forest and Sea World – which is mainly for children. The indoor consists of four floors in the kingdom of Atlantis including a playground area, spa area and Korean-style sauna area.

As you can see, there is something for everyone. If you’re lucky mummies can relax in the spa, whilst daddies can take the children around, or enjoy themselves.

From water slides to familiar amusement-park wonders, this park has it all

Tickets: Student ticket: 160RMB
Adult ticket: 230RMB
Child ticket: 60RMB
Opening hours: 10:30 – 18:00
Address: No.1, East Section of Fengjing Avenue, Jinghe New City, Jingyang County, Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province
陕西省咸阳市泾阳县泾河新城沣泾大道东段1号
Tel: (029)38951188


Big Wild Goose Pagoda Fountain Show

大雁塔音乐喷泉

The big wild goose pagoda fountain is located in the North Square of Dayan Tower. It is the largest sculpture square in Asia. There are two 100-meter-long group sculptures, 8 groups of large-scale figure sculptures, and 40 relief sculptures.

西安大雁塔喷泉位于大雁塔北广场,东西宽218米,南北长346米。它是亚洲雕塑规模最大的广场,广场内有2个百米长的群雕,8组大型人物雕塑,40块地景浮雕。

At night, it might be a place to bring the kids – it gets lit up like a Christmas tree, with blaring tunes to match. The shows are mainly set to classical music, with brightly coloured choreographed light and water displays.

Even though many city squares have regular music fountain shows, this one is a must go as it is the most grand and the most pretty sight.

Opening Hours: All day
Price: Free
Music Fountain show time:
Monday&Wednesday-Friday 12:00-20:30
Tuesday 20:30
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:30 (21:00 in the summer)
Bus: Take bus No. 5, 19, 21, 22, 27, 41, etc. in the urban area and get off at the “Dayan Pagoda” station and walk for 2 minutes
Subway: Take Metro Line 3 and get off at the “Dayan Pagoda” station, and get out at Exit C.

Tips:
The equipment is routinely overhauled on Tuesday, and it is closed during the day


Xi’an QinLing Wildlife Park

西安秦岭野生动物园

Xi’an Qinling Wildlife Park was founded in 1954 and moved to the foot of Qinling Mountain in 2004. It is the largest bird park and the largest panther base in the country.

西安秦岭野生动物园始建于1954年,于2004年搬迁至秦岭脚下.这里是全国规模最大的鸟类园区,最大的黑豹基地。

Pandas, takins and golden monkeys are the main animals to be found as a characteristics of the QinLing mountain. Apart from animals, you can explore the nature through wandering along flowers, lakes, mountains, trees, birds and various others.

The beast area is known for making tourists’ hair stand on end. There are over 200 predators raised there including Siberian tiger, African lion, brown bear, black bear, a wolf and various others. Sometimes the tigers run after tourist busses, creating a “hair-rising” experience for the family!

Ticket Price: Adult – 100RMB (1st March – 30th November)
Child – 50 RMB (1st March – 30th November)
Address: 1st Le Hua Road, Xi’an District 西咸新区乐华一路
Tel: 029-85670000


Qujiang Polar Ocean Park

曲江海洋极地公园

Covering an area of 11.5 acres Qujiang Polar Ocean Park is one of the largest ocean theme parks in China. It comprises of multiple functions including polar ocean experience, leisure and entertainment, and science education, among others.

There are penguins, polar bears, polar wolves, dolphins, sea lions, seals and other lovely polar animals. Children would definitely enjoy this experience as they can explore different aquatic shows and wander around.

极地馆主要展览极地生物,共有两层,一楼可以看动物在水下的生活状态,二楼可以看它们在陆地上的生活状态,像企鹅、海豹、北极熊等,都是既会在水下游泳,又会上岸嬉戏的。

http://www.xaoceanpark.cn/

Ticket: 100RMB
Time: 09:00 – 17:30
Stop checking tickets: 16.00
Address: No. 1, Qujiang Second Road, Yanta District, Xi’an
西安市雁塔区曲江二路1号

Instructions:

1. Tourists who do not have a smartphone need to make an appointment with the help of their family. After the appointment is successful, the reservation telephone number and valid certificate are used to cash the ticket at the ticket window of the scenic spot, or to enter the park with their ID card.

2. Children (less than 1.2 meters, including 1.2 meters) enter the park without appointment and accompanied by their parents.

预约须知:

1、无智能手机的游客需在家人帮助下预约,预约成功后凭预约电话号码及有效证件在景区售票窗口进行兑票,或持本人二代身份证刷证入园。

2、儿童(1.2米以下,含1.2米)无须预约,在家长陪同下入园。


Air Factory Trampoline Hall

空气工厂蹦床馆

Jump for joy and sweat out the stress in an afternoon at the trampoline hall

This place is for you if you don’t mind working up a bit of a sweat! The giddy, childlike joy of going for a bounce on trampoline is one that comes with excitement and happiness. If the weather is not suitable for outdoor activity, this is what you need to look for.

The air factory trampoline covers an area of more than 1,000 square meters. It is a large-scale trampoline mechanism integrating fitness, leisure and entertainment. It has a variety of recreational areas and is the largest indoor trampoline park in Xi’an so far, perfect fun for a family day out.

Ticket Price: ¥104
Address: 50 meters west of Heyi Hotel Fenghua Road, Weiyang District
未央区凤华路和颐酒店西行50米
Tel: 029-86198852/029-89160051


Hancheng Lake Kayak

西安汉城湖

Hancheng lake is close to the site of Chang’an city of Han Dynasty. Bring your family to enjoy the unique landscapes on both sides of the lake by carrying out rowing activities as well as take pictures in an antique picture boat. This comes with a spectacular charm of small bridges and elegant classical gardens.
* Rowing activities are at an extra cost

Opening hours: March-August: 06:00-22:00;
September-next February: 07:00-21:00.
Ticket Price: Free
Address:Intersection of North 2nd Ring Road and Zhuhong Road, Weiyang District, Xi’an City
西安市未央区北二环与朱宏路交汇处
Tel: 029-86483430

Instructions:

Tourists who do not have a smartphone need to make an appointment with the help of their family. A maximum of 5 people can be reserved at one time.


Xi’an elite growth youth outdoor sports camp

This camp has youth golf, sailing, canoeing, fencing, baseball and softball, rugby and other sports training. Different projects with different prices are suitable for parents and children to participate together.

No matter your sports interests, this camp boasts opportunities for the whole family to join in

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address:No. 2011, Expo Avenue, Baqiao District, Xi’an
西安市灞桥区世博大道2011号
Tel: 15829135453


Party Day Indoor Fun Park

家庭运动休闲娱乐中心

This cool hidden place in the mall at Luo Ma Shi is the home to a variety of activities, including virtual golf, archery, bowling, laser tag, and many more family-friendly activities. For a single entry price, you can float between whatever activities spark your interest for a set time limit.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 21:00
Ticket Price: 90RMB
Address: 6F Of Mingsheng Shopping Mall, Luomashi Street
东大街骡马市兴正元广场民生百货6F西北角
Tel: 029-63646666


Qinling New Zealand Farm

秦岭新西兰农场

Are we in China, or New Zealand? Open your eyes to this idyllic nature park

Qinling New Zealand Farm was established in 2013 to provide visitors with a brand new New Zealand farm experience. Here visitors can interact with animals, enjoy the plants, and have fun planting and picking as a family.

秦岭新西兰农场建立于2013年,为游客提供全新的新西兰农场风情体验。在这里游客可以与动物互动,观赏各种植物,同时享受种植、采摘的乐趣。

Ticket Price: 300RMB/Day
Address: Shangjianzi Village
Tel: 029-89012302


Author: Hey_Team

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