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

Simulate flying like a bird at this crazy virtual reality pop-up in Jingan
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Simulate flying like a bird at this crazy virtual reality pop-up in Jingan

VR rollercoasters, horror films and more at this funky tech exhibition

Shanghai's best breakfast bagels and sandwiches
Restaurants

The best breakfast sandwiches in Shanghai

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

So you wanna be a boxer? Golden Gloves launches a new kids' camp
News

So you wanna be a boxer? Golden Gloves launches a new kids' camp

The popular Shanghai gym makes its first foray into classes for children

Family area guide: Old Xuhui
Things to Do

Family area guide: Old Xuhui

Charming tree-lined streets make Old Xuhui perfect for leisurely strolls on summer days – here's where to stop to chill, play, shop and eat along the way

Choosing a school in Shanghai

Choosing a new school? Here's how to make the most out of campus visits
Schools & Education

Choosing a new school? Here's how to make the most out of campus visits

Dig in beyond the websites and brochures and ask the hard questions

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Stepping Stones needs you! The charity is looking for volunteer English teachers
Things to do

Stepping Stones needs you! The charity is looking for volunteer English teachers

Got the skills and some free time? Give a little something back to the community this autumn

This totally mental egg-themed pop-up from NYC is opening in Shanghai
News

This totally mental egg-themed pop-up from NYC is opening in Shanghai

How do you like your eggs?

The Shanghai EDITION hotel just opened and it looks totally over the top
News

The Shanghai EDITION hotel just opened and it looks totally over the top

But in a good way... there are nine restaurants and bars, including a full-scale nightclub

An immersive 'Alice in Wonderland' theatre adaptation is playing in Shanghai
News

An immersive 'Alice in Wonderland' theatre adaptation is playing in Shanghai

Relive your childhood fever dreams in the real world at Alice's Adventures Underground

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The best of summer in Shanghai for families

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

The best summer camps for kids this year in Shanghai
Classes & Courses

The best summer camps for kids this year in Shanghai

Have your little ones discover a new hobby or dive deeper into an existing one with these cool camps

11 amazing China holidays to take with your kids this summer
Living in Shanghai

11 amazing China holidays to take with your kids this summer

There’s so much to explore in China as a family that if you’re only staying in the country for a few years, you need to make every holiday count

The best ice cream shops in Shanghai
Food & Drink

The best ice cream shops in Shanghai

Upgrade your family’s ice cream game this summer with these top scoops, cups and cones

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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World of Ghibli
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World of Ghibli

Totoro is finally your neighbor here too

01 Jul - 07 Oct
Shanghai World Financial Centre (SWFC)
Cirque du Soleil: TORUK – The First Flight World Tour 2018 in Shanghai

Cirque du Soleil: TORUK – The First Flight World Tour 2018 in Shanghai

Cirque du Soleil brings Avatar to life on the Shanghai stage

16-26 Aug
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Sam Smith

Sam Smith

British pop star behind hits such as 'I'm Not the Only One' and 'Writing's On the Wall' makes his Shanghai debut

23 Oct
Mercedes-Benz Arena
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