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 Halloween parties for kids and families this year in Shanghai
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The best Halloween parties for kids and families this year in Shanghai

When you're done sinking your fangs into all the candy, head to these kid-friendly events

Shanghai's best costume shops
Shopping

Shanghai's best costume shops

Track down a fancy, quirky or creepy costume, whatever the occasion

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

Shanghai's best weekly burger deals
Restaurants

Shanghai's best weekly burger deals

The only thing better than a big, cheesy burger is getting one free

Shanghai's best cooking classes for learning to make Chinese cuisine
Things to do

The best Chinese cooking classes in Shanghai

For all the waimai we order, how many of us can actually cook the dishes we love to eat so much?

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Win a pair of tickets to a kid-friendly Halloween fair this weekend
Family

Win a pair of tickets to a kid-friendly Halloween fair this weekend

Face painting, trick-or-treating and more for the little ones

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
Blog

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
Blog

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

The best hidden cafés in Shanghai
Restaurants

The best hidden cafés in Shanghai

Discover Shanghai's hidden gems and tucked-away coffeeshops

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

Free and crazy cheap workouts in Shanghai
Health & Wellness

Free and crazy cheap workouts in Shanghai

There's plenty of fun to be had on a tight budget

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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