Shanghai holds a plethora of fun activities for children beneath the city's business and fashion veneer, and there is much more to offer visiting children than dull museums or expansive parks. From kid-friendly dining to fun activities for the whole family that are cultural, educational and fun, your family is sure to have an amazing adventure in family-friendly Shanghai.
For starters, the chance to explore nature and wildlife abounds in Shanghai. The Shanghai Zoo and Aquarium, as well as the Shanghai Wildlife Park are great places for your child to learn and grow, as well as to enjoy their Chinese counterpart's company while doing so.
The Children's Municipal Palace and Kid's Element are educational centers for Shanghai locals. A tour here can show your child how children from China live and learn.
Two fun ways to enjoy the Huangpu River, in central Shanghai are the Huangpu River Cruise, which is a fun and safe event for the family, and the Psychadelic Tunnel which, despite its name, is just a fun under-water method of getting from Puxi to Pudong.
Finally, enjoy Shanghai's historical and cultural sights by visiting family-friendly Yu Gardens and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, both of which offer amusing sights to wow your children and keep them entertained and excited about being in China.
2381 Hong Qiao Road
No. 1388 Lujiazui Ring Road
Pudong New Area
300 species of sea life from around the world, a must-see for children... read more
Yan'an Xi Lu 64
Jing An (near Huashan Lu)
after-school programs for high-achieving children...
1985 Hongqiao Road
Donghu Guest Villa
239 Second Eastern Zhong Shan Road
(Exterior Zone, Eastern Jin Ling Road)
Simply the best way to see the city at night, a cruise down Shanghai's Huangpu River... read more
300 Zhongshan Dong Yilu
An alternative way to cross the Huangpu River in modern style full of fun... read more
Zhongshan South Road & Renmen Road
Ming Dynasty gardens with a modern souvenir shopping mall surrounding the main pond... read more
1 Shiji Dadao
Lu Jia Zui Road
Shanghai's most famous landmark, the 1995 TV tower overlooking the Bund... read more
Hongmei Lu 201
Xuhui (at Huming Lu)
178 Nan Liu Highway
Nan Hui, San Zao Zhen