SuzhouFamily is committed to promoting and organizing interesting and meaningful parent-child experiences and activities for international families living in Suzhou. Six Arts Culture Park, which is loved and supported by so many of SuzhouFamily’s participating families, is pleased to have had an opportunity to host a number of cultural travel events organized by SuzhouFamily over the past several years.
SuzhouFamily once again organized a fantastic group of international families who all had a great time visiting Lili Ancient Town and Six Arts Culture Park over the National Day holidays.
On their first day, the group checked into their hotel rooms, and then had a delicious traditional Suzhou cuisine lunch in Six Arts Fortune Restaurant. After a short break, they made their way to the museum Handicrafts Center where they made National Day Star Shaped Cookies from scratch. Making handicrafts is always one of the children’s favorite activities.
The Six Arts Handicraft Center was filled with the energetic noises of happy children and their parents busily mixing, rolling, moulding, sugaring and baking the cookie dough. The parents all happily assisted their adorable children to make the cookies.
This event resulted in the making of sweet and delicious cookies, but also provided a wonderful opportunity to exercise hands-on abilities and experience the fun of making something. It also allowed Chinese and foreign children to better understand Chinese national day celebrations.
On the second day of the cultural event, the group toured the Six Arts Museum. Under the leadership of experienced museum guides, the families enjoyed strolling through the museum where all of their senses - Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, Touch, and Mind were delighted as they viewed and appreciated these amazing ancient folk art pieces.
The visiting families and children especially loved finding the chops in each of the museum galleries so that they could stamp the corresponding pages of their Six Arts Museum passport. This further enhanced their appreciation of the exquisite exhibits found in each gallery.
Finally, SuzhouFamily cultural event group participants visited Lili Ancient Town, where they were able to view and appreciate the ancient Chinese architecture, and experience the peaceful and relaxing cultural landscape.
The cultures represented by the visiting international families added to the interest experienced when viewing the ancient folk art pieces displayed in the Six Arts Museum. Children of all nationalities enjoy making DIY handicrafts in the Six Arts Handicraft Center. Lili Ancient Town and Six Arts Culture Park is an ideal travel destination for families with children, and we look forward to hosting even more cultural travel events organized by Suzhou Family in the near future.