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

Best family brunches
Food & Drink

Shanghai's best family-friendly brunches

These awesome restaurants and cafés have got the eggs-factor for your whole gang

The best family-friendly things to do this summer in Shanghai
Things to Do

41 fantastic things to do with kids this summer in Shanghai

From summer camps to ice cream shops, here's everything you need to survive (and thrive) this season

Enviable homes: get design inspired with a look inside queer artist Yol Ferrera's shikumen house
Shopping

Enviable homes: Get design inspired with a look inside queer artist Yol Ferrera's shikumen house

Who says outfitting your home needs to break the bank? All that’s needed is a bit of digging (and a lot of Taobao)

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

Shanghai's best swimming pools and waterparks open this summer

Combat the heat and cool off this summer by taking a dip in one of the top pools Shanghai has to offer

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...

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Keep your kids busy and creative with these free online drawing tutorials this summer
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Keep your kids busy and creative with these free online drawing tutorials this summer

Help your children channel their inner Picasso

Parenting fails: the funniest parenting blunders from Shanghai families
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Parenting fails: the funniest parenting blunders from Shanghai families

Sometimes we're bad mums and dads, okay? Laugh now and deny it later.

This Yu Garden audio tour raises money for charity
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This Yu Garden audio tour raises money for charity

The Shanghai buffs at Newman Tours are donating all proceeds from their guide to Heart to Heart

Playa Maya Waterpark just reopened for the summer
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Playa Maya Waterpark just reopened for the summer

Lilos at the ready!

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The best of summer in Shanghai for families

General volunteering groups
Things to do

General volunteering groups

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

The best things to do on Wuyuan Lu
Things to do

The best things to do on Wuyuan Lu

Your guide to all the best things to eat, drink, see and do

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

Health in Shanghai

The best modern pregnancy books for parents-to-be
Health

The best modern pregnancy books for parents-to-be

Trying to conceive or newly pregnant? Try adding these progressive pregnancy books into your library

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

More education

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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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