Your ultimate guide to Shanghai for families

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

Shanghai's best cooking classes for learning to make Chinese cuisine
Things to do

The best Chinese cooking classes in Shanghai

For all the waimai we order, how many of us can actually cook the dishes we love to eat so much?

The best mac and cheese in Shanghai
Restaurants

The best mac and cheese in Shanghai

Is there anything more comforting (and gut-busting) than a bowl full of gooey, cheesy carbs?

Escape Shanghai: beyond Sichuan peppercorns and pandas in Chengdu
Travel

Escape Shanghai: beyond Sichuan peppercorns and pandas in Chengdu

Eating in Chengdu has never been known for the faint of heart… or the weak of stomach

Daniel Arsham’s surreal new exhibition messes with time and reality
Art

Daniel Arsham’s surreal new exhibition messes with time and reality

What would people in 3019 think if they found your iPhone?

In photos: the best places to see street art in Shanghai
Art

In photos: the best places to see street art in Shanghai

All things big, bold and colourful

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Shanghai’s biggest sports park is coming this September
Blog

Shanghai’s biggest sports park is coming this September

Shanghai Citizen Sports Park will be three times the area of Century Park

A police robot is now patrolling Nanjing Dong Lu
Blog

A police robot is now patrolling Nanjing Dong Lu

Equipped with six cameras, it transmits live footage to the police

23 percent of child car seats failed recent safety tests
Blog

23 percent of child car seats failed recent safety tests

Two dozen brands didn't make the cut for basic safety

Shanghai's delivery boom has led to an increase in road accidents
Blog

Shanghai's delivery boom has led to an increase in road accidents

Something to keep in mind next time you're in the mood for delivery

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The best of autumn in Shanghai for families

The best hidden cafés in Shanghai
Restaurants

The best hidden cafés in Shanghai

Discover Shanghai's hidden gems and tucked-away coffeeshops

Escape Shanghai: activities for a family getaway to Chongming Island
Things to Do

Escape Shanghai: activities for a family getaway to Chongming Island

For a little break from the big city

Free and crazy cheap workouts in Shanghai
Health & Wellness

Free and crazy cheap workouts in Shanghai

There's plenty of fun to be had on a tight budget

Health in Shanghai

Shanghai's best gyms
Health & Wellness

Shanghai's best gyms

From bells-and-whistles boutiques to bang-for-your-buck budget gyms, here's where to work out in the city

Lactation consultants and resources for new mums in Shanghai
Health

Lactation consultants and resources for new mums in Shanghai

If you’ve made the decision to breastfeed but are finding it difficult, Shanghai has both resources and people to help

Support groups and mental health resources for new parents in Shanghai
Health

Support groups and mental health resources for new parents in Shanghai

We’ve all heard it takes a village to raise a kid, but how do you begin to find that village in a heaving mega city like Shanghai?

The best pre-natal yoga and Pilates classes in Shanghai
Health

The best pre-natal yoga and Pilates classes in Shanghai

Mums-to-be can relax, stretch and tone at these prenatal yoga and Pilates classes designed just for them

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Education in Shanghai

The best educational apps for kids of all ages right now
Schools & Education

The best educational apps for kids of all ages right now

Keep young minds whirring during long summertime plane, train and car rides

The best makerspaces for kids and teens in Shanghai
Classes & Courses

The best makerspaces for kids and teens in Shanghai

From robots to 3D printers, these makerspaces are a great way for kids to get their STEM fix

6 essentials for your Shanghai bookshelf
Books

6 essentials for your Shanghai bookshelf

From gripping novels to hard history, read all about the city you call home

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Wilten Boys' Choir Concert

Wilten Boys' Choir Concert

Hear the choir perform one of the most revered works of sacred music

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