Kids Club at Yunmeng Gorge | Paddling in the water
Paddling in the water.

Kids Club: Yunmeng Gorge play and picnic

A mostly-flat up-and-back walk up to a fun riverside picnic spot in Yunmeng Gorge.

Level 2
3–4 hours of hiking over approx. 10km. (Can I do it?)
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Booking info

Thursday, July 18

¥390 / ¥350 for members / ¥220 for kids 6–18 / ¥200 for kids 4–5

  1. 8:00am departure from the Liangmaqiao subway area
  2. 8:30am departure from the Lido Metropark Hotel Starbucks
Snacks and drinks provided after the hike.
Payment in advance required for this hike. More about payments

School holiday hike!

Bad weather plan—if the weather forecast looks unsafe (lightning/heavy rain/extreme heat) we’d need to change the plan for the hike. We’d let you know if there was going to be a change.

Hike an easy 4km up Yunmeng Gorge to find a sunny spot by a swimming hole; picnic, play, and explore the area before walking back out to the end.

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. Best for ages 5–12. Younger children would need to be carried for most of the way on this hike.

Itinerary

Itinerary for the hike
08:30 Driving to the hike, stopping for a bathroom break
10:30 Start walking, taking breaks on the way to the swimming hole
12:00 Picnic and time to play and explore
14:30 Start walking back down
15:30 Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
17:30 Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
Swimming at Yunmeng Gorge
A sunny spot by the swimming hole. (Click for larger image)

Things to do

The sandy beaches and pools of water in Yunmeng Gorge make a perfect place to picnic, and the tall cliffs and big boulders make the scenery extra pretty.

While there aren't specially structured activities this time, there are some fun things to do besides enjoying the views.

Paddle in the swimming hole: The water in the pool is cool and clear, shallow on the edges and deeper in the middle. One side is sandy, the other side rocky—good for paddling and splashing. (The water might be a bit chilly on this visit.)

Find fish, frog’s eggs, and tadpoles: A little further down the river are shallow rock pools where we might find bunches of frog eggs … or maybe tadpoles!

Hike up to a village: 20–30 minutes further up the gorge is a small village (best for older kids who want more exercise).

Please contact us if you'd like more details about the plan.

Playing in the water
Playing in the water. (Click for larger image)

Participation notes

Safety and supervision: we choose hikes that are not dangerous, and we’ll warn you about any parts of the hike that require extra attention. You’re responsible for watching your children. We’ll let you know where’s good to play.

Vehicle: all participants must wear seatbelts while in the vehicle. Ask us about bringing your car seat, as certain seats might not fit.

Weather: if the weather doesn’t look like fun, we’ll cancel or postpone the hike.

Food: bring your own picnic lunch. We’ll supply some snacks and water for you.

COVID-19 and participation precautions

The current precautions are minimal. Please read in full here: Operating hikes under COVID-19 precautions

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