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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

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

The London Dungeon opens a Shanghai branch (just in time for Halloween)
News

The London Dungeon opens a Shanghai branch (just in time for Halloween)

It's not an English language school

Shanghai's best costume shops
Shopping

Shanghai's best costume shops

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

Yes, baby massage is a thing and here's why you should try it
Health

Yes, baby massage is a thing and here's why you should try it

'A day as a parent is quite stressful. You forget sometimes to just sit down and have those moments with your kid'

Shanghai students tell all

Shanghai teens on the ups and downs of university applications
Schools & Education

Shanghai teens on the ups and downs of university applications

What do teens going through the university application process wish teachers – and more importantly, parents – knew about the experience?

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Date night: 5 new bars and restaurants to try in Shanghai this autumn
News

Date night: 5 new bars and restaurants to try in Shanghai this autumn

A veggie-focused rooftop hideout, inventive cocktails and more to check out on your next parents-only evening out

Things you'll only know if you're a pet sitter
News

Things you'll only know if you're a pet sitter

...according to Jiang Siyu of Spare Leash

Fight plastic pollution with this toy drive from Green Initiatives
News

Fight plastic pollution with this toy drive from Green Initiatives

Declutter the house responsibly

The 'ice cream of the future' Dippin' Dots is in Shanghai
News

The 'ice cream of the future' Dippin' Dots is in Shanghai

Shanghai, in a way, is like an American amusement park where you'd find Dippin' Dots...

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The best of autumn in Shanghai for families

The best street food in Shanghai
Restaurants

The best street food in Shanghai

The best ultra-local Shanghai street eats, beyond just your usual soup dumplings

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