Things to do in Shanghai

Make the most of Shanghai with great events, parks, museums and kids entertainment

The best ways to enjoy this year’s Golden Week without leaving the city
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The best ways to enjoy this year’s Golden Week without leaving the city

Live music, bomb cocktails, niche art shows and much more

The ultimate Shanghai bucket list for families
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The ultimate Shanghai bucket list for families

New to Shanghai, or simply looking for the next family-friendly thing to do? We have put together 25 unmissable items for that family bucket list. Check them out here.

The best adventure sports in and around Shanghai
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The best adventure sports in and around Shanghai

Push your body to its limits with parkour, master the basics of scuba diving, set sail on the open(ish) waters and much more

The best family events to book now on Time Out Tickets
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The best family events to book now on Time Out Tickets

All the hottest stage and live music performances, kid-friendly exhibitions and sporting events in Shanghai this autumn

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Shanghai family area guides

Family area guide: Old Xuhui
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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

Family area guide: Lujiazui
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Family area guide: Lujiazui

Filled with some of Shanghai's most iconic sites

Family area guide: Xintiandi
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Family area guide: Xintiandi

Between refurbished shikumen and narrow lanes, this commercial hub also holds a slice of modern history

Family area guide: Zhongshan Park
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Family area guide: Zhongshan Park

Sprawling green space bordered by restaurants, cafés and great hangout spots

Family area guide: Jingan
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Family area guide: Jingan

Shanghai's smallest district doesn't want for things to do and see

Family area guide: Gubei and Hongqiao
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Family area guide: Gubei and Hongqiao

Home to Shanghai's Japanese and Korean Hubs

Family area guide: Jinqiao and Century Park
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Family area guide: Jinqiao and Century Park

For playgrounds and green spaces with plenty of space to stretch out, make for the 'burbs

Events for families in Shanghai

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Trips out of town

Escape Shanghai: take a family beach resort getaway to Pattaya, Thailand
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Escape Shanghai: take a family beach resort getaway to Pattaya, Thailand

It's got it all: a sparkling ocean, waterslides galore and a spa for mum and dad

Take a Shanghai getaway to Qiandaohu
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Take a Shanghai getaway to Qiandaohu

Escape the city with a quick trip to this lake of '1,000' islands

Escape Shanghai with this family guide to Moganshan
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Escape Shanghai with this family guide to Moganshan

Stuart Lancaster accounts for his journey to Shanghai's infamous retreat

Travel to Borneo
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Travel to Borneo

Venture into Borneo’s jungle lands to experience life in a tribe