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

General volunteering groups
Things to do

Where to volunteer in Shanghai

Give back to the city you love by working on environmental conservation, education, animal rescue and more

What to stream if you're planning a movie marathon with your kids
Film

What to stream if you're planning a movie marathon with your kids

Perfect for the rainy season ahead...

Brilliant jungle-themed decor that'll transform your kid's bedroom into a tropical oasis
Shopping

Brilliant jungle-themed decor that'll transform your kid's bedroom into a tropical oasis

Family holidays may be off the table for now, but you can still treat your kids to jungle vibes

Interview: Ursula Pelt and David Kay share inspirations behind their new bilingual children’s books
Schools & Education

Interview: Ursula Pelt and David Kay share inspirations behind their new bilingual children’s books

From Beijing to Shanghai, the Pepe in China series takes kids on beautifully illustrated adventures across the country

The best things to do on Yuyuan Lu
Things to do

The best things to do on Yuyuan Lu

High-end shopping and Art Deco masterpieces, with plenty of spots to stop and eat in between

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ELG is looking for young artists to enter its student competition
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ELG is looking for young artists to enter its student competition

Here's how your kids can get involved

How to entertain your Disney-obsessed kid this summer in Shanghai
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How to entertain your Disney-obsessed kid this summer in Shanghai

From the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland to new drawing e-classes, here's where to get some of that Disney magic

Shanghai students set to go back to school on Monday
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Shanghai students set to go back to school on Monday

Finally time for some R&R, parents

Celebrate Earth Day with these new online eco courses for kids
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Celebrate Earth Day with these new online eco courses for kids

Zero Waste Shanghai has launched a new series of classes on sustainability (and we're sure you'll learn something too)

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The best of spring in Shanghai for families

19 brilliant things to do on Changle Lu
Things to do

19 brilliant things to do on Changle Lu

A mix of old favourites and here-today-gone-tomorrow shops that add to the street's charm

The best things to do on Chongming Island
Things to do

The best things to do on Chongming Island

Get out into nature on this island less than two hours from downtown Shanghai

The best kids' birthday party places in Shanghai
Things to Do

The best kids' birthday party places in Shanghai

Got a big birthday coming up? Blow your kid's socks off with these top venues

Shanghai's best bathhouses
Health & Wellness

Shanghai's best bathhouses

For a supremely relaxing experience, check out the hottest pools in town

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

Here's how two Shanghai educators use VR in the classroom
Schools & Education

Here's how two Shanghai educators use VR in the classroom

Teachers from YCIS, Puxi and Wellington College International Shanghai talk getting tech-savvy and keeping up with the times

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

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How to sign up for notifications on 247tickets event cancellations
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How to sign up for notifications on 247tickets event cancellations

Some events may get cancelled during the novel coronavirus outbreak – this list may help

teamLab Borderless Shanghai

teamLab Borderless Shanghai

The Tokyo-based collective's first permanent outpost outside of Japan

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