Rolling Hills and Farm Playground | Hiking up to the top trail on the longer version of the hike
Hiking up to the top trail on the longer version of the hike.

Kids Club: Rolling Hills Loop hike and Snowy Farm Playground

Head out to Miyun for a loop walk in the rolling hills south of the big reservoir—choose a shorter or longer trail, and finish with some snowy fun at a small countryside playground.

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Options for longer and shorter hikes. (Can I do it?)

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The Rolling Hills area is one of our favourite spots for a ramble about the countryside, and there are a lot of options for a long or short hike.

We’ll see farms and fields (and maybe sheep and cows grazing in empty cornfields) as we hike through pine forests over low hills on shepherd’s trails and tracks.

We’ve planned a short hike that is suitable for ages 5 and up, and can add on extra distance for kids with more energy.

In the area there are also some little guesthouses and mini-playgrounds, and we’ll finish up at the Jinpoluo Farm Playground, with dumplings to eat and free time to play at the farm playground.

The cost of the hike covers the food and entry to the playground. The playground also has extra paid activities like picking seasonal vegetables, donkey rides, and tractor rides, which you’d pay for by yourself if interested.

In winter they put down artificial snow on the small hills, and some of the paid activities include snowslides and toboggans.

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. This outing is best for ages 6 and up. Younger kids could walk in places but would need to be carried for some parts.

Itinerary

Itinerary for the hike
08:00 Bus departs from Liangmaqiao subway area and drives to Lido
08:30 Driving to the hike from Lido, stopping for a bathroom break
10:00 Start the hike
13:00 Arrive at the farm and finish the hike
13:30 Dumplings for lunch
14:30 Free time at the farm playground
16:00 Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
18:00 Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
Field trails by the farm
Field trails by the farm. (Click for larger image)

Things to do on the hike

Find the pheasants: keep an eye out for feathers on the trail, and look out for scared pheasants taking flight. Which are male, and which are female?

Look out for cows and sheep: shepherds and cowherds send their flocks into the hills and cornfields to fill up on food. Sometimes we see them, sometimes we don’t.

Climb up to the lookout: a paved track leads to the top of one of the highest hills in the area and down the other side. If it’s clear you can see the Yunmeng Mountains, Yanqi Lake, Beijing’s CBD, and more mountains all around. Involves some stair-climbing; best for bigger kids.

Things to do at the playground

Snow stuff: some of the rides and activities that cost extra at the farm include snow slides and toboggans.Let us know if you’d like to know what costs what.

Big slides: one straight, one snake-y, both about 12m long.

Trampolines

Donkey, horse, and tractor rides: take a ride at an extra cost (you can pay the playground staff directly).

Seasonal vegetable picking: pick your own vegetables for ¥15 per 500g. Selection depends on what’s available on the day.

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

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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Photos and trip reports: Kids Club: Rolling Hills Loop hike and Snowy Farm Playground

  1. Kids Club at the Rolling Hills, 2021/02/27

    Kids Club at the Rolling Hills, 2021/02/27

    To celebrate Lantern Festival we headed out to Miyun for an easy loop walk in the rolling hills south of the big reservoir and finished with fun at a small countryside playground—see 15 photos from the hike and yuan xiao making fun.

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