Although at 131 hectares Gongqing Forest Park, in northern Yangpu district, isn't one of the biggest in Shanghai, it's still one of our favourite parks for its large, open stretches of grass and cool forests.
The park also boasts a great range of activities such as a loop-the-loop rollercoaster (25RMB), rock climbing (25RMB), paintball (25RMB/five bullets), go karting (25RMB/lap) and a fun electronic toboggan ride (20RMB).
You can even stay the night in one of the cabins at the Hongsen Forest Park Hotel (rooms from 180RMB; villas from 680RMB). To get there, the park is a 12RMB cab ride east of the line 8 terminal stop, Shiguang Lu.
By Charlotte Middlehurst