Ticket Tuesdays: Events for a Shanghai Staycation

By 2018-12-20 23:26:08

Inspiration for October's Golden Week

Can't get away for the October National Holiday? You and the family can have just as much fun with these staycation activities in Shanghai.

ERA – Intersection of Time

ERA Intersection of Time performance


As the first of its kind in China, ERA is a stunning acrobatic extravaganza whose inspiration comes as a direct result of the combination of tradtitional Chinese acrobatic arts and modern technology.

Where: Shanghai Circus World, 2266 Gonghe Xin Lu, near Guangzhong Lu

When: until December 5th 2017

Price: ¥350-¥700/ticket

West Bund Food Festival

West Bund Food Festival

This is no ordinary food festival, with a parade and family-friendly activities all packed into one amazing food fest. Bringing together the largest outdoor Amazonian children’s playground in China, VR experiences, electric trampolines and more, you and your child can unleash all of your energy and enjoy your holiday.

Where: CAMP 3399, 3399 Long Teng Da Dao

When: October 1st to 8th 2017

Price: ¥60/pre-sale single ticket, ¥140/ two tickets, ¥200/three tickets

Where's Wally?

Where's Wally?

Children across the world have been scouring illustrations to find Wally since the 1980s. Now, children in Shanghai have the chance to discover the cartoon phenomenon by British illustrator Martin Handford. Can you find Wally in his red and white striped sweater and bobble hat?

Where: Shanghai World Financial Centre Observatory, 100 Shiji Da Dao, near Dongtai Lu

When: until October 31st 2017

Price: ¥80/94F ticket, ¥185/94, 97 and 100F ticket

Street Eats Breakfast

Shanghai Breakfast Food

Don’t waste your golden week mornings in bed, get outside and explore the city around you. Discover the best way to eat two of the classic Shanghai pan-fried soup dumplings without burning your tongue; watch a Chinese-style crepe – jianbing – made before your eyes and taste hand-pulled scallion oil noodles from a family-run shop.

Where: Meeting point instructions emailed upon booking

When: until November 29th 2017

Price: ¥255/child, ¥510/adult

Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA™

Kooza Cirque du Soleil

Return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil ® with a combination of two circus traditions – acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. Highlighting the physical demands of human performance in all its splendour and fragility, this will be a colourful show for all the family to enjoy.

Where: KOOZA, Junction of Hongshang Lu and Xueyu Lu

When: October 2nd to December 3rd 2017

Price: ¥380-¥1980/ticket

Shanghai Insiders Tours

Experience Shanghai through a fusion of old and new, as you and your family ride through the city streets in a side car of a vintage motorbike. With guides as your experienced insiders, you’ll learn more about this ever-changing metropolis through all the traditional and innovative contrasts.

Where: Andaz Hotel Xintiandi, 88 Songshan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu

When: Until October 5th 2017

Price: ¥680/one hour per side car family discount, ¥1275/two hours per side car family discount

Teater Refleksion: The Way Back Home

Teater Refleksion The Way Back Home

In this stage adaption of Oliver Jeffers’ book, a boy discovers a propeller in his room and does what any other young adventurer would do – he takes off into outer space! Your kids will absolutely love this performance filled with boundless imagination on a journey of pure transformation.

Where: Shanghai Children’s Art Theatre, 800 Miaowing Lu, near Xizhang Nan Lu

When: October 4th to 15th 2017

Price: ¥180/ticket

Mulan (Shadow Play)

Mulan Shadow Play Performance

Rediscover the story of Hua Mulan, a girl who disguises herself as a man and goes to war in place of her father, in this new multimedia shadow play production of the timeless fable. Shadow plays using silhouette puppets have a history of more than 2,000 years in China, and the whole family will love watching this beloved story unfold with the stunning set.

Where: Ciros Performing Arts Theater, Ciros Plaza, 388 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Lu

When: October 4th to 21st 2017

Price: ¥80-¥120/ticket