Shanghai's 8 Best Indoor Play Areas For Kids

By Stuart Lancester 2019-05-17 15:14:39

Places for your Kids to Run Wild

In Shanghai as parents of small children play areas are our refuge and our solace.  We do not have huge expectations, just comfortable chairs and strong coffee. But recently these expectations have been surpassed with some play areas having boundless options.

Check out these amazing places to let your child's imagination run wild.

Mini Mars

This newly opened play space on Jiangning Road replaces the Changde Road location and will definitely entertain your youngest. Spread over two floors, this huge, magical place has all kinds of different play zones including a Lego area, play kitchen, princess area and a supermarket, not to mention the classic ball pit and lots of slides and toys for toddler fun. Also very conveniently it is beneath Cages the renowned expat sports bar.

If you are situated in Gubei then why not check out the Tianshan Road branch which is equally vast and only opened last year.  They have a wide range of dining options, great coffee and fresh juices.

Find it: 

1. Jingan store - 

1st floor, Jing'an Sports Center, 428 Jiangning Lu | 江宁路428号静安体育中心1楼

2. Changjing store - 

1900 Tianshan Road | 天山路1990号

Price: 248 RMB 1* day pass (1 kid + 1 adult)

Twinkle Premium Kids Club

TWINKLE Premium Kids Club flagship store at Shanghai Centre is finally open and it is now bigger and has upgraded play areas including a very popular children’s spa, children’s kitchen zone, supermarket zone, jumping castle connected to the ball-pool zone, and sandpit filled with wood cubes, and factory zone. In addition to the play area, baking room, and fun karaoke stage they will provide fun time for every family. 

TWINKLE Shanghai Centre store is now launching new special menu with an incredible selection of freshly cooked delights. You can see the beautiful open kitchen which is impeccable and the menu is not what you would expect of a kid's club and is certainly premium fine dining

It is a lovely place for parents to have quality time with their friends and families while kids are having a fun time! During the weekends the Shanghai Center venue will stay open until 11pm which is beyond most children's bed times but during the holidays, why not?

Get your early bird ticket starting at 94RMB which is half price between 8:00a.m - 10:00a.m. The normal price is 188RMB or 218RMB on weekends.

Find it:

1. Xintiandi Store- 

2nd floor 150 Hubin Road | 湖滨道150号湖滨道购物中心2层E09

2. Pudong Century Link Store-

3rd floor 023 Century Link Mall, 1192 Century Avenue | 世纪大道1192号世纪汇购物中心3层023铺 

3. Gubei L’Avenue Store-

2nd floor L211, 99 Xianxia Road | 仙霞路99号尚嘉中心2层L211

4. Grand Gateway 66 Store-

3rd floor, 1 Hongqiao Road | 虹桥路1号 新楼三层

5. Shanghai Center Flagship Store-

1376 West Nanjing Road | 静安区南京西路1376号


NBA Playzone

NBA Playzone Shanghai is the place your child can show off their basketball skills. This NBA-themed 1,500 square-metre indoor playground brings active sports-themed fun to families in Shanghai and offers children a safe, clean, and cool place to run, jump, shoot, and learn. Suitable for ages three-ten.

Find it: 2nd floor, 150 Hubin Road | 湖滨路150号湖滨道购物中心2楼

Bookings: 021-53020520

Little Socium

Is your little one an aspiring astronaut or a pilot? Then "Little Socium" is the perfect place to play. Kids aged from three to thirteen years can explore and

immerse themselves into their occupations of tomorrow through fantastic role plays and dressing up, with even 75 different professions to choose from.

Find it:1286 Yinhang Road | 殷行路1286号悠方广场2楼

Price: 260 RMB weekdays, 380 RMB weekends (one adult and a child)

Jump 360

The key is in the name... at Jump 360 your kids get to bounce on trampolines to their hearts' content. And for a technology experience like no other your kids can also try Jump 360's AR games. This is a great place to go time and time again as it never gets dull.

Find it: 99 XingYi Road | 兴义路99号4楼

Bookings: 02180198834

Peppa Pig World of Play Shanghai

Step into the world of Peppa Pig at this fantastic indoor play attraction. At 1100 square metres with ten themed play areas your little ones may never want to leave.

Each area features a main character from the cartoon and allows children to play out their favourite stories. Explore Grandad Dog’s garage, ride your trikes and visit Danny Dog at the car wash! Help Zoe Zebra deliver letters and packages. And join Peppa and George to have fun in their Treehouse.

There's even a huge Peppa Pig gift shop, but be careful as you will likely leave with a whole new family of stuffed toys!

Find it: 3rd floor, LC Mall, 2389 Zhangyang Road | 张杨路2389号2弄置汇旭辉广场3楼

Price: Weekdays: 158 RMB/ Weekends: 210RMB (one adult and one child)

Adventure Zone @The Kerry Hotel

With three festive-themed party rooms such as the “Jingle Jungle”, “Pirate Ship” and “Circus Circus”, ranging from 23 to 65 square metres, it comes as no surprise that this is one of our favourite places to play. 

The slides and age-appropriate “play zones” at the Adventure Zone were designed and built by UK-based David Taylor Design, a leading manufacturer of children’s play equipment. From super long slides to colourful ball pits you are guaranteed an afternoon of fun.

Find it: 1388 Huamu Road | 花木路1388号

Opening hours: 10:00am-9:00pm weekdays, 9:00am-10:00pm weekends

Little Bugz

Little Bugz is an international kids' clubhouse that focuses on playing, parties, learning, and socialising in a nature-inspired environment.

The child-friendly cafeteria offers a wide variety of cuisines from authentic Chinese fried rice to more Western styled dishes like spaghetti. 

Relax and reward yourself with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee as you watch your child happily explore their imagination.

Find it: 285 West Jianguo Road | 建国西路285号

Price: 150 RMB (one adult and a child) or add an additional 20 RMB for another adult.

Contact us if you know of a great play area near you. We want to know EVERY play area in Shanghai!