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

The best Chinese dessert shops in Shanghai
Restaurants

The best Chinese dessert shops in Shanghai

These places are pretty sweet

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?

The best pottery studios in Shanghai
Things to do

The best pottery studios in Shanghai

Get your hands dirty and make something beautiful at the same time

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

The best things to do on Nanchang Lu
Things to do

21 top things to do on Nanchang Lu

From low-key restaurants to world-class cocktail bars and trendy boutiques, this sleepy tree-lined street has so much going for it

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Here’s how your rubbish-sorting efforts have been paying off
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Here’s how your rubbish-sorting efforts have been paying off

The city aims to end the use of landfills by 2020

Delve into the world of Detective Conan at this Shanghai exhibit
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Delve into the world of Detective Conan at this Shanghai exhibit

Solve crimes, play VR games and immerse yourself in Japanese culture

Get cuddly at this adorable puppy café in Xuhui
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Get cuddly at this adorable puppy café in Xuhui

Drinks, desserts, dogs and a big focus on cleanliness

The city is testing safety stickers for food delivery bags
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The city is testing safety stickers for food delivery bags

With nearly 2 million deliveries daily between Ele.me and Meituan alone, that’s a lot of stickers

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The best of autumn in Shanghai for families

6 of the best cafés for latte art in Shanghai
Restaurants

6 of the best cafés for latte art in Shanghai

From hand-poured unicorns to 3D-printed Pikachus

5 essential Taobao items for your family this autumn and winter
Shopping

5 essential Taobao items for your family this autumn and winter

Wrap up warm and fight away the chills this season

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

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

Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

The multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company comes to Shanghai Culture Square

06 Dec
Shanghai Culture Square
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