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Best Things to Do with Kids in Shanghai

Shanghai perfectly combines varieties of features, where old meets new, east meets west. There is always something attractive and worth-doing for your family and your kids, no matter for the splendid culture or things to have fun. Have no idea about what to do with your kids in Shanghai? Here we have picked the best things to do with kids in Shanghai, read on to get some inspiration for your Shanghai travel plan.

Shanghai City View
Shanghai City View


1.Enjoy a Great Time in Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden, the only well-preserved classic garden in Shanghai, has an extraordinary glamor among numerous skyscrapers in modern Shanghai. What your family could experience in Shanghai is not just modern lifestyle, Yuyuan Garden is right there telling you the long history and rich culture from ancient times.

Go around Chenghuang Temple near Yuyuan garden if your kids get hungry, there are kinds of local snacks and souvenirs along the street. It will be one of the best things to do with your kids in Shanghai.

Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden


2.Take Huangpu River Cruise with Your Kids

A family vacation is not just for your kids to have fun, you should enjoy the trip and have fun as well. Huangpu River Cruise is a suitable choice for both adults and kids of all ages, which may be a perfect kids-friendly activity for your family. It’s better to take the cruise at night to enjoy the spectacular night view of Shanghai along Huangpu River, the designable skyscrapers are just on your side.

Shanghai Night View
Shanghai Night View


3.Overlook Shanghai City on Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower is the new icon of Shanghai, which was built in 2016 and opened to the public in April, 2017. If you are planning to choose one building to visit in Lujiazui, Shanghai Tower is what you can’t miss during your family vacation in Shanghai. As the tallest building in China and the second tallest building in the world, it’s a challenge or even a thrilling experience for your family to go up by the world’s second-fastest elevators to the sightseeing deck. But it’s totally worthy because children love it so much.  


4.Have Fun in Shanghai Disney Resort

Going to Shanghai Disney Resort is definitely an unmissable thing to do with your kids in Shanghai. What makes Shanghai Disneyland different from any other Disney parks is the creative combination of classic Disney attractions with Chinese elements. No family trip in Shanghai is complete without taking your kids to Shanghai Disney Resort. Metro is available to take directly from downtown.

Shanghai Disney Resort
Shanghai Disney Resort


5.Explore Shanghai Ocean Aquarium with Your Kids

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world, with the world’s longest underwater tunnel. Except for varieties of marine life hail from all over the world, it is also the only aquarium in the world with endangered species from China. A visit to Shanghai Ocean Aquarium must be one of the best things to do with kids in Shanghai, both you and your kids can enjoy a wonderful time.

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium


6.A Discovery Trip in Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is really suitable for you to have a discovery trip with your kids. There are 13 theme exhibition areas and 4 science theatres inside the museum, 2 of the which are IMAX theatres, your kids barely want to miss them. With all kinds of kids-friendly facilities and interactive activities, you can consider to put Shanghai Science and Technology Museum on your bucket list if you’re willing to pick a museum for your kids during your family vacation in Shanghai.


7.Watch Acrobatics Show in Shanghai

What to do with kids at night? To rest your feet at night after a day touring, watching acrobatics show in Shanghai Circus World will be one of the best things to do with your kids in Shanghai. As the best Circus World in China, the breath-taking performances in Shanghai Circus World will leave you and your kids an unforgettable experience. You can consider recommended shows like Mirror Mirage, Music of ERA and Jar Juggling.

Acrobatics Show in Shanghai
Acrobatics Show in Shanghai


8.Relax in the Century Park with Your Family

Century Park is the largest park in Shanghai, which combines style from Chinese and western culture, with the specific feature of Chinese classic garden. Consists of lawns, lakes and forests, it is an ideal family-friendly place to relax and have some outdoor activities with your children. You can have a picnic, fly a kite or go fishing around the lake with your kids. Besides, you kids will also like the Children’s Playground and the Music Fountain in the park.

Shanghai Century Park
Shanghai Century Park


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