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

6 essential books 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

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 summer camps for kids this year in Shanghai
Classes & Courses

The best summer camps for kids this year in Shanghai

Have youngsters discover a new hobby or dive deeper into an existing one

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

5 natural, family-friendly mosquito deterrents
Health

The best ways to get rid of pesky summer mosquitoes

Keep your home mosquito-free with these (mostly) all-natural options

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23 percent of child car seats failed recent safety tests
Blog

23 percent of child car seats failed recent safety tests

Two dozen brands didn't make the cut for basic safety

There’s a new café in Pudong run entirely by special needs children
Blog

There’s a new café in Pudong run entirely by special needs children

The café has attracted over 3,000 visitors since it opened a month ago

Pixar in Concert is coming to Shanghai this August
Blog

Pixar in Concert is coming to Shanghai this August

Experience your favourite Pixar films in a whole new light

A superhero-themed play area has landed at The Place
Blog

A superhero-themed play area has landed at The Place

Everything but the cape

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The best of summer in Shanghai for families

This season's top-rated sun protection gear for babies and new mums
Shopping

This season's top-rated sun protection gear for babies and new mums

Everything you need for a day in the sun, from swimsuits to coverups and sunblock

8 great pieces kid-friendly terrace decor for summer
Shopping

8 great pieces kid-friendly terrace decor for summer

Summer calls for bright colours and lazy afternoons lounging outdoors

The best ice cream shops in Shanghai
Food & Drink

The best ice cream shops in Shanghai

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

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 China authors share their top picks for World Book Day
Books

6 China authors share their top picks for World Book Day

We chat to Ian Johnson, Leta Hong Fincher and more about what's on their literary list

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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

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