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 after-school programmes for kids in Shanghai
Schools & Education

The best after-school programmes for kids in Shanghai

From fashion creative workshops to outdoor activities, find and afternoon or weekend programme your little scholar will love

Eco-friendly designer Nanou on her favourite family-friendly things to do in Shanghai
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Eco-friendly designer Nanou on her favourite family-friendly things to do in Shanghai

The founder of local eco-brand Baluchon on her perfect weekend with the family

Love reading? Build a book nook for your little bibliophiles with these essentials
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Love reading? Build a book nook for your little bibliophiles with these essentials

Plus, tips from experts on how to encourage good reading habits

Best family brunches
Food & Drink

Shanghai's best family-friendly brunches

These awesome restaurants and cafés have got the eggs-factor for your whole gang

What to stream if you're planning a movie marathon with your kids
Film

What to stream if you're planning a movie marathon with your kids

Perfect for the rainy season ahead...

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There's a new interactive (and educational) Pokémon exhibit at One Museum Place
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There's a new interactive (and educational) Pokémon exhibit at One Museum Place

The sprawling show has a bunch of Poké-themed activities to get kids hands-on

Visa news: returning to China simplified for many residence permit holders
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Visa news: returning to China simplified for many residence permit holders

From September 28, rules for re-entry look set to get a lot easier for these residence permit holders

Parenting fails: the funniest parenting blunders from Shanghai families
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Parenting fails: the funniest parenting blunders from Shanghai families

Sometimes we're bad mums and dads, okay? Laugh now and deny it later.

This Yu Garden audio tour raises money for charity
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This Yu Garden audio tour raises money for charity

The Shanghai buffs at Newman Tours are donating all proceeds from their guide to Heart to Heart

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The best of autumn in Shanghai for families

General volunteering groups
Things to do

General volunteering groups

Give back to the city you love by working on environmental conservation, education, animal rescue and more

The best things to do on Wuyuan Lu
Things to do

The best things to do on Wuyuan Lu

Your guide to all the best things to eat, drink, see and do

The best things to do on Chongming Island
Things to do

The best things to do on Chongming Island

Get out into nature on this island less than two hours from downtown Shanghai

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

Health in Shanghai

The best modern pregnancy books for parents-to-be
Health

The best modern pregnancy books for parents-to-be

Trying to conceive or newly pregnant? Try adding these progressive pregnancy books into your library

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

Here's how two Shanghai educators use VR in the classroom
Schools & Education

Here's how two Shanghai educators use VR in the classroom

Teachers from YCIS, Puxi and Wellington College International Shanghai talk getting tech-savvy and keeping up with the times

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

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How to sign up for notifications on 247tickets event cancellations
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How to sign up for notifications on 247tickets event cancellations

Some events may get cancelled during the novel coronavirus outbreak – this list may help

teamLab Borderless Shanghai

teamLab Borderless Shanghai

The Tokyo-based collective's first permanent outpost outside of Japan

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