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Your guide to Shanghai's best events & things to do with kids, family-friendly restaurants, international schools and education, travel destinations & classes for kids

The best new restaurants of 2018, so far
News

The best new restaurants of 2018, so far

From Breton galettes to punchy modern Chinese and laid-back creative eats at a wine bar, here's 14 wonderful openings

Resources for children with special needs in Shanghai
Schools & Education

Resources for children with special needs in Shanghai

Discover the options to help your child reach their full potential

4 of Shanghai's kookiest themed cafés
Restaurants

Shanghai's best themed cafés

From a dog lover's paradise to milky way-themed cakes to a full-on teddy bear picnic, here's where to get a coffee with a side of kooky

What even is a doula anyways? Here's what you need to know
Health

What even is a doula anyways? Here's what you need to know

Louise Roy, perhaps the only certified doula in a city of 23 million right now, explains how her role can support parents-to-be

Choosing a school in Shanghai

Choosing a new school? Here's how to make the most out of campus visits
Schools & Education

Choosing a new school? Here's how to make the most out of campus visits

Dig in beyond the websites and brochures and ask the hard questions

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Chill out with these ice cream burgers from Charlie's
News

Chill out with these ice cream burgers from Charlie's

Peanut butter with bacon and toffee-infused coffee ice cream with Froot Loops, oh my

Studio Ghibli opens an official exhibition in Shanghai and it is so kawaii
News

Studio Ghibli opens an official exhibition in Shanghai and it is so kawaii

Totoro is finally your neighbour here too

Pop superstar Ciara on long-distance travel with young kids and the organised chaos of family life
News

Pop superstar Ciara on long-distance travel with young kids and the organised chaos of family life

On a recent trip to Shanghai, we caught up with the lady herself

This grandparent-grandkid summer camp is bridging generational and cultural gaps
News

This grandparent-grandkid summer camp is bridging generational and cultural gaps

Two sessions take place this month, organised by new Changning education centre Bookends Academy

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The best of summer in Shanghai for families

The best summer camps for kids this year in Shanghai
Classes & Courses

The best summer camps for kids this year in Shanghai

Have your little ones discover a new hobby or dive deeper into an existing one with these cool camps

11 amazing China holidays to take with your kids this summer
Living in Shanghai

11 amazing China holidays to take with your kids this summer

There’s so much to explore in China as a family that if you’re only staying in the country for a few years, you need to make every holiday count

The best ice cream shops in Shanghai
Food & Drink

The best ice cream shops in Shanghai

Upgrade your family’s ice cream game this summer with these top scoops, cups and cones

Escape Shanghai with this family guide to Moganshan
Travel

Escape Shanghai with this family guide to Moganshan

Stuart Lancaster accounts for his journey to Shanghai's infamous retreat

The best Mummy and Me classes in Shanghai
Classes & Courses

The best Mummy and Me classes in Shanghai

From music to dancing, swimming to cooking, English to art, here are the top classes for parents and kids

The best pollution-busting air purifiers for every budget
Shopping

The best pollution-busting air purifiers for every budget

Protect the kids from harmful pollutants in Shanghai with these gadgets

Shanghai's best pools and water parks

Shanghai's best swimming pools and water parks
Things to do

Shanghai's best swimming pools and water parks

The best places to splash out this summer

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Cirque du Soleil: TORUK – The First Flight World Tour 2018 in Shanghai

Cirque du Soleil: TORUK – The First Flight World Tour 2018 in Shanghai

Cirque du Soleil brings Avatar to life on the Shanghai stage

16-19 Aug
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Sam Smith

Sam Smith

British pop star behind hits such as 'I'm Not the Only One' and 'Writing's On the Wall' makes his Shanghai debut

23 Oct
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

Cyndi Lauper's fabulous footwear-based musical has a real kick to it

11 Jul - 05 Aug
SAIC·Shanghai Culture Square
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