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 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 kids' cafés in Shanghai
Food & Drink

The best kids' cafés in Shanghai

From cool toys to helpful staff to a good cup of coffee for you, these kid cafés in Shanghai tick all the boxes

'Polka Dot Queen' Yayoi Kusama announces Shanghai exhibition
Blog

'Polka Dot Queen' Yayoi Kusama announces Shanghai exhibition

After a string of fakes across the country last year, catch the real deal this spring at Fosun Foundation

Rita Ora is coming to Shanghai in March
Blog

Rita Ora is coming to Shanghai in March

She's bringing her Phoenix world tour to Bandai Namco Shanghai Base

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

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Shanghai Disney is getting a big, new Zootopia-themed attraction
Family blog

Shanghai Disney is getting a big, new Zootopia-themed attraction

Another reason to ride to the end of Line 11

Parenting fails of the month: our favourite January mishaps
Family blog

Parenting fails of the month: our favourite January mishaps

Hey, pobody's nerfect after all

These 2 Oscar-nominated animated short films are great for kids
Family blog

These 2 Oscar-nominated animated short films are great for kids

2019 is starting off as an exciting year for cartoons in China

Here's what you can expect from Shanghai's first Shake Shack
Blog

Here's what you can expect from Shanghai's first Shake Shack

Your new favourite burger joint is here...

The best of winter in Shanghai for families

3 excellent cafés to check out this winter in Shanghai
City Life

3 excellent cafés to check out this winter in Shanghai

Had enough café exploring in Shanghai? Of course you haven't

Breakfast sandwiches
Restaurants

Breakfast sandwiches

From classic bacon, egg and cheese to a breakfast-themed burger, here are the city's top sammies to kick off your day

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

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

Meet Shanghai's power parents

Meet the power parents of Shanghai
Family

Meet the power parents of Shanghai

Introducing...the everyday superheroes shaping young lives and the city we call home

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Craft'd Shanghai Soap Making

Craft'd Shanghai Soap Making

Get creative with one of Craft'd's most popular classes

07 Mar
Craft'd
Spiral - Shanghai Acrobatic Show @ Shanghai Centre Theatre

Spiral - Shanghai Acrobatic Show @ Shanghai Centre Theatre

Watch these performers do daring feats

21 Feb
Shanghai Centre Theatre
Wilten Boys' Choir Concert

Wilten Boys' Choir Concert

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

23 Apr
Daning Theatre
Maywa Denki: Nonsense Machine

Maywa Denki: Nonsense Machine

Get ready for robots and silliness at this fun performance

29 Jun
1862 Theatre
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