How To: Host Family With Young Kids

A handy guide to entertaining guests in Shanghai.

by Jennifer Stevens | Thu, March 08, 2018

There is no shortage of things to do for families in Shanghai, especially those with young kids. But besides the surplus of activities, it’s important for visitors with small children to know that their children will be safe and cared for. 

With that in mind, here are some activities to keep families with young children happy and entertained:

1. Shanghai Wild Animal Park, out in Pudong New Area, is a great way for families to spend a day getting up close and personal with over 200 species of exotic animals. You’ll need to take a taxi, so get there early to enjoy the expansive space.

2. For a thrilling evening on the town, see an acrobatic show at Shanghai Circus World. The venue feels like a true circus, with no bad seat in the house. There are about 15 different acts, each one more exciting and unbelievable than the last. It’s a great night out for the whole family.

3. Spend a day in Lujiazui, taking in the sights at the Jin Mao Tower observation deck, walking along the promenade and checking out the sea life at the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. For meals, Super Brand Mall has enough restaurants to please everyone.

4. Century Park, off Metro Line 2, is a great place for the kids to run around and get away from the bustling city. It’s the largest park in Shanghai and is beautifully land-scaped, with biking trails and a lake where you can ride paddleboats.

5. From a colonial Shanghai and gangsters to the ghosts and the martial arts, Newman Tours provides a generous number of tours for the whole family to enjoy. All you need to do is make the tough decision of which to attend.

Good to Know

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